Heterogeneous Network Topology Management and Control

Robert Cruickshank III (Inventor), Brian Hodge (Inventor), Anthony Florita (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


In one aspect, the present disclosure may provide devices or systems configured to receive indications of geographic areas, each corresponding to distribution networks, and determine whether the distribution networks overlap. The processor(s) may also be configured to receive parameter value(s) obtained by a device within one distribution net­work at a location within an overlapping area, and cause device(s) within another distribution network to modify operation based on the parameter value(s ). In another aspect, the present disclosure may provide devices that include a voltage sensor to measure a voltage of a power distribution network at a power consumption location that corresponds to the device. The device may be configured to provide at least one cable service to the power consumption location via a cable television (CATV) distribution network and output an indication the measured voltage value.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number10,892,838 B2
Filing date12/01/21
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5D00-78889


  • CATV distribution
  • control device
  • electric power distribution
  • heterogeneous network topology
  • HNT
  • system manager


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