Battery and system monitoring for smart meters
Over the last few years, the industry has been moving from mechanical to fully electronic meters. We have seen more and more functionalities such as metrology with ultrasonic technology, leak detection with audio patterns, communication with low power and long range radio being added to smart meters. These new functionalities allow utilities to deliver new services such as condition-based maintenance and remote monitoring of meters, which lead to efficient management of the network and better customer experience. After this training, you should have a better understanding of the challenges associated to a smart meter design, as well as the capability to design an analog front end, allowing the implementation of predictive maintenance of smart meters. Although a water meter is the featured example, this principle is applicable to any sensor device powered with primary lithium batteries.