Data Acquisition & Analysis
Opening up visibility into energy consumption, production and quality; identifying ways to reduce carbon footprints

Existing Data Acquisition

Electrical networks and grids worldwide operate on different frequencies and the electricity distributed throughout them contains natural variances and fluctuations that erode efficiency and result in losses. Researching and understanding these losses at a granular level is extraordinarily difficult because there is a variance in energy data quality across the different methods and technologies for collecting energy data.
Electricity is not precisely measured, rather it is semi-accurately calculated. The existing approach is a low instrumentation approach that relies mainly on data acquired at the kHz or millisecond level. Electrons move at the speed of light so calculating electrical energy parameters using low fidelity, integrated values leaves a lot unknown about electrical energy flow. Using the RMS methodology cannot provide the necessary visibility into electricity production, quality or consumption.

These are not small problems

We use different instruments of non-constant data quality to calculate electrical parameters in non-standard networks and grids across the world using a low fidelity methodology that has not changed since Nikola Tesla’s time.

What Is Measured

What Is Actually There

Why this matters?

The inability to reliably and accurately acquire real time absolute electrical energy data on consumption, production or quality leaves us blind to the events that occur in the electrical environment at the micro and nanosecond level (subcycle).

This exposes our vulnerable electrical networks to unknown threats because electrical events can cascade out of control if not appropriately addressed.

3DFS Data Acquisition and Analysis

3DFS has taken an innovative approach to energy data acquisition and analysis. We leverage proprietary advancements in material science and computing to sense, acquire and analyze absolute electrical parameter data at the GHz or nanosecond level in almost any electrical environment, not relying on the RMS methodology of calculation.

Coordinated Innovation

One of the innovations behind the 3DFS methodology is in material science. We produce our own proprietary sensors that are able to reliably sense electricity with accuracy at ultra high frequencies, making reliable measurements every 6 nanoseconds.
Another innovation is the ability to acquire and analyze that much data at such fast speeds with efficiency. To achieve this, the engineers had to invent a new method for computing massive amounts of data in an extremely short amount of time using very little power.
How this changes the industry

Opening up visibility into energy consumption, production and quality will benefit everybody from research scientists seeking knowledge, to businesses looking to save energy expenses, to concerned citizens wanting to identify ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

Reliable, precise and consistent energy data is required for today’s interconnected electrical networks.

Learn about how precise measurement of electricity leads to live response electrical correction and balance