The GridView™ Optical Solution Platform (OSP), is an all optical, configurable and modular condition monitoring platform that can support four types of sensors; voltage, current, vibration and temperature each with a common connection module.

The GridView™ Advanced Monitoring System includes the GridView™ Medium Voltage (MV) Sensor, PHOVIS™ Vibrational Sensors and the GridProcessor™ which can support up to three channels of voltage and current measurements and eight channels of temperature or vibration measurement sensors in any configuration.

When configured for Medium Voltage Smart Grid Measurements, the GridView™ Optical Solution Platform is a direct replacement for standard power transformers and current transformers as well as pole-top and “bird-on-the-wire” sensors. Each three-phase sensor system provides highly accurate and precise simultaneous measurement of voltage and current from 7.5kVA to 35kVA .
Gridview Sensor
The GridView™ MV Sensor, uses an all-optical design that gives "best in class" measurement precision of MV power grid distribution systems. In the presence of voltage or current, the GridView Sensor can determine both voltage and current with extremely high levels of accuracy. This has several distinct advantages over traditional technologies:
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  • Completely passive measurement of voltage and current

    “all optical – absolutely no electronics at the measurement point”

  • Extended Voltage Harmonic Measurement Bandwidth
  • Supports both MV & HV current and voltage measurements
  • No Saturation of Transient Voltage & Current Events Measurements
Gridview Sensor

For power distribution, the 3-phase GridView Sensor™ supports voltage classes measurements from 7.3kV to 3 kV in a single SKU. The GridView Sensors™ measurement performance of 0.5% results in up to a 6% increase in efficiency across the distribution system and up to a 20% reduction of outage frequency and duration. Grid View Sensors™ are electrically isolated, lightweight, and simple to install with a shotgun stick.
phovis™ Advanced Vibration Sensor

The PHOVIS™ Advanced Optical Sensor is a highly accurate, optical-based sensor solution for monitoring vibration, acceleration, vector and displacement. Based on Micatu’s patented technology, PHOVIS™ is a revolutionary and a completely optical approach to physical measurement.

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Phovis advanced vibration sensor
  • Measures displacement and derivatives
  • High low frequency accuracy and precision  
  • Supports harsh environments with high reliability
  • Operational Temperature -30°C to +70°C (Extendable to +200°C)
  • Immune to Electromagnetic/RF Interference & Passive (No Electronics/Moving parts in the Sensor)

Micatu can provide OEM solutions of the PHOVIS™ Advance Monitoring System for applications including aerospace, wind, generation and virtually any standalone sensing or condition monitoring application. PHOVIS™ can support both simplistic and complex communication protocols with the ability for distributed analytics, continuous monitoring and adjustable dynamics.

Grid Processor

The GridProcessor™ is the brain of the GridView™ Advanced Monitoring System. The GridProcessor™ samples the return light from the GridView MV Sensor™ and/or PHOVIS™ sensor to determine voltage, current or vibration measurements. The GridProcessor™ measures at a sample rate of 15 kHz and then translates these measurements into more than 225 digital values. This information is converted digitally through DNP3.0 or Modbus and transmits digital information through an Ethernet connected radio into a Utility’s DA network for SCADA or other communication protocols.

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  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA)
  • Distribution Management Systems (DMS)
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Managed Maintenance Systems (MMS)
  • Capacitor Control Systems (For power distribution systems)