WO2003102890A3 - Multiple channel ballast and networkable topology and system including power line carrier applications - Google Patents

Multiple channel ballast and networkable topology and system including power line carrier applications Download PDF

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WO2003102890A3
WO2003102890A3 PCT/IL2003/000469 IL0300469W WO03102890A3 WO 2003102890 A3 WO2003102890 A3 WO 2003102890A3 IL 0300469 W IL0300469 W IL 0300469W WO 03102890 A3 WO03102890 A3 WO 03102890A3
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ballast
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Rafael Mogilner
Boris Nogtev
Yuri Kuchlick
Daniel Rubin
Arie Lev
Eytan Rabinovitz
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Systel Dev & Ind Ltd
Rafael Mogilner
Boris Nogtev
Yuri Kuchlick
Daniel Rubin
Arie Lev
Eytan Rabinovitz
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H05ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • H05BELECTRIC HEATING; ELECTRIC LIGHTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • H05B37/00Circuit arrangements for electric light sources in general
    • H05B37/02Controlling
    • H05B37/0209Controlling the instant of the ignition or of the extinction
    • H05B37/0245Controlling the instant of the ignition or of the extinction by remote-control involving emission and detection units
    • H05B37/0263Controlling the instant of the ignition or of the extinction by remote-control involving emission and detection units linked via power line carrier transmission

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Control systems and methods, for independent control of power systems (figure 1 ), particularly lighting network branches, and seperate control of individual branch components. Multi-branch system comprise independently controllable branches that inter communicate via PLC communication In each branch, componentsuch as ballast (50), local control units (54), sensors (56), actuators (58), and repeaters (70) may exchange commands and queries independently of a branch remote control unit (BRCU). Alternatively, a BRCU may manage or arbitate communications, or interact with other BRCUs, other control units and external management systems. Ballasts include a multi-channel ballast that enables close-loop control of individual fixtures, or of individual dimmable or non-dimmable lamps within a fixture. The close loop control is facilitated by sampling circuits or sensor co-located with each control fixture or lamp. All controllers are preferably implemented using an integrated digital controller. The PLC communication is preferably carried out by a direct spread spectrum method that eliminates side lobes from a cross-correlation function using an anti-collision protocol.
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