Integrated Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing for Real-Time Monitoring of OWT Gearbox and Tower Operation and Marine Animal Activities

Summary

SCH Number
2020060340
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Integrated Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing for Real-Time Monitoring of OWT Gearbox and Tower Operation and Marine Animal Activities
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/17/2020
Project Applicant
DOE- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Document Description
The project will develop and demonstrate a novel, distributed, high resolution fiber optic sensing (FOS) system based on Rayleigh and Brillouin backscattering for real time monitoring of gearbox and tower operation, and marine mammal activities near OWTs based on three-dimensional strain, vibration and temperature monitoring.

Contact Information
Mike Kane
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1530

Location

Cities
Berkeley
Counties
Alameda
Other Location Info
1 Cyclotron Rd

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Minor alteration at an existing laboratory facility to build a small-scale test setup to simulate an offshore wind turbine. The test apparatus will be used to develop sensor technology based on Rayleigh and Brillouin backscattering that will not result in any measurable change to the environment. If field testing is conducted, it too, will only entail minor alterations to existing structures by installing small sensors on existing wind turbines. Any collected data will be transferred wirelessly and not through the installation of cables or other physical connecting devices between the sensors and data collection site. No environmental changes will occur with the installation or use of the sensors.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020060340_Final_NOE_CEQA-EPC-19-010 (6   PDF 98 K

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