19–23 Jun 2023
Hofburg Palace & Online
Europe/Vienna timezone

Power Generation and Distribution Systems at the Base of Operations for On-Site Inspection

21 Jun 2023, 10:00


Board: 34
E-poster T4.2 Systems Engineering for International Monitoring System and On-Site Inspection Lightning talks: P2.5, P4.1, P4.2, P4.3


Samuel Toon (CTBTO Preparatory Commission)


One challenge of on-site inspection (OSI) is preparing for deployment to unknown locations with unknown resources. A critical element of a functional base of operations (BOO) is stable and reliable electricity. The current component for the power system for OSI include diesel generators, UPS and hybrid power system that can accept power from other generation sources, such as solar. UPS systems allow for quiet time without the diesel generators reducing fuel usage and CO2 production. The system is designed to be resilient and has management software to switch power sources depending on the power consumption at any point in time. The BOO systems are also supplemented by field deployable power banks and solar panels for powering technical equipment such as the SAMS mini arrays and noble gas samplers.

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Stable and reliable electricity is critical for a successful OSI. The OSI power generation system is resilient and self-managing freeing up time for other tasks at the base of operations.

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Primary authors

Ms Alana Harmati (CTBTO Preparatory Commission) Samuel Toon (CTBTO Preparatory Commission)

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