Preliminary measurement and analysis of microwave transmission attenuation in small gas pipeline

Wen Zhao, Mitsuhiro Kamezaki, Kento Yoshida, Shigeki Sugano, Minoru Konno, Ryoichi Toriumi

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Abstract

The gas pipelines need to be inspected in the case of existence of pipeline's inner problems. Usually, inspection for leakage of gas pipeline has been carried out by wired probes or wired robots equipped with a CCD camera. However, the above inspection approaches are restricted by the cable in the pipe. This study thus focuses on an inspection approach based on microwave communication. However, obtaining the transmission properties (i.e., transmission loss, RSSI (received signal strength indication), maximum transmission distance, etc) in gas pipeline is crucial to determine which frequency is feasible to the further development. In this paper, a communication system for microwave communication in 2.4 and 5.8 GHz band is developed. Then, the transmission loss and RSSI of these microwaves in 2.5 × 100 cm (straight), 5 × 100cm (straight) and 5 × 200cm M-type curved steel gas pipe (with L-junctions) are then measured. The experimental results revealed that the microwave in 2.4 GHz band owns much stronger communication capability in complicated gas pipeline in consideration of few transmission loss, and three approximate linear functions could be modeled on the basis of the measured data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages342-347
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509045389
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 6
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2017 - Gippsland, Australia
Duration: 2017 Feb 132017 Feb 15

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2017
CountryAustralia
CityGippsland
Period17/2/1317/2/15

Keywords

  • 2.4GHz/5.8GHz
  • gas pipeline
  • RSSI (received signal strength indication)
  • transmission loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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