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Power Monitoring with xDSL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000125324D
Published in the IP.com Journal: Volume 5 Issue 6A (2005-06-20)
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jun-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 89K

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Siemens

Related People

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Abstract

A special version of an Efficient Networks ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) modem that contains a low end DSP (Digital Signal Processor), data acquisition system and output controls could be used for power monitoring of households. The data acquisition system is used to monitor ac voltages that represent the current and voltage of the 60 Hz power load into a household. The modem provides control outputs for load shedding in the house and provides the subscriber with broadband data services on the internet via the always on connection DSL. The following problems could be solved thereby: -always on connection to the power company for meeting their subscribers in real time instead of monthly -a way to load shed subscribers during peak demand and prevent black outs -provide the subscriber with power monitoring capabilities via special ENI (Embedded Networking Interface) software that could gather information and display it to the user via a windows program on their computer, e.g. accumulated KWH, peak KW, projected monthly cost and instant demand

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Power Monitoring with xDSL

Idea: Chris Q. Eckert, US-Dallas, Texas; Clyde Musgrave, US-Dallas, Texas

A special version of an Efficient Networks ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) modem that contains a low end DSP (Digital Signal Processor), data acquisition system and output controls could be used for power monitoring of households. The data acquisition system is used to monitor ac voltages that represent the current and voltage of the 60 Hz power load into a household. The modem provides control outputs for load shedding in the house and provides the subscriber with broadband data services on the internet via the always on connection DSL.

The following problems could be solved thereby:

-always on connection to the power company for meeting their subscribers in real time instead of monthly

-a way to load shed subscribers during peak demand and prevent black outs

-provide the subscriber with power monitoring capabilities via special ENI (Embedded Networking Interface) software that could gather information and display it to the user via a windows program on their computer, e.g. accumulated KWH, peak KW, projected monthly cost and instant demand

This idea provides a combination of a special ADSL modem as one part and a special Power Meter as another part as shown in figure 1. The power Meter would be a device that plugs in where the existing power meter on the side of the house or business is normally installed. In this meter are special circuits that woul...