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Passive optical sensor for lightning detection on overhead power lines
Author(s): J. B. Rosolem; C. F. Barbosa; C. Florídia; E. L. Bezerra
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Paper Abstract

In this work we present the results of a passive optical sensor for monitoring lightning strikes on overhead power lines, which can also be used for several other applications. The optic sensor is very simple and cheap and basically consists in the use of an antenna connected directly to a semiconductor laser. No batteries and solar panels are necessary to implement this sensing system in power lines towers. It was tested in laboratory and showed a good performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2009
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7503, 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 75033Y (5 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.832302
Show Author Affiliations
J. B. Rosolem, CpqD Foundation (Brazil)
C. F. Barbosa, CpqD Foundation (Brazil)
C. Florídia, CpqD Foundation (Brazil)
E. L. Bezerra, CpqD Foundation (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7503:
20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Julian D. C. Jones, Editor(s)

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