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  • / 2019

    Pilot for Swissgrid

    March 01, 2019

    ASTROSE - News - Pilot für die Swissgrid
    © Fraunhofer IZM / ASTROSE®

    Switzerland’s national power grid operator Swissgrid AG is the owner and sole operator of the 4200 miles of powerlines, 146 substations, and around 12000 pylons of the Alpine country’s 380kV and 220kV grid. This gives Swissgrid a lead role in Switzerland’s renewable energy revolution.

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  • LEW Verteilnetz GmbH / 2018

    Pilot for ice load detection

    November 01, 2018

    As a regional grid operator, LEW Verteilnetz GmbH (LVN) is responsible for the reliable and safe operation of the power grid in its region. The LVN grid supplies the Bavarian county of Swabia and parts of Upper Bavaria with almost 22000 miles of power lines, including 1200 miles of high voltage lines. Parts of the grid are situated in regions where winters traditionally bring with them heavy frost and ice load on the lines.

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  • Congress 27. - 31.8.2018, Paris / 2018

    ASTROSE at the CIGRE 2018

    August 09, 2018

    CIGRE - Kongress für Hochspannungstechnik

    Visit us at our booth at CIGRE, the world's leading conference for high voltage technology in Paris from 27 to 31 August 2018.

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  • / 2018

    High Voltage Tests

    July 19, 2018

    On 19 July, a series of tests was conducted with the great support of our partner LTB Leitungsbau GmbH at the high voltage test site of the TU Dresden.

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  • ASTROSE-System auf der Leitungsbautagung 2018

    With the support of our partner, the LTB Leitungsbau GmbH, we were able to introduce the ASTROSE system to a new audience of specialists in the field at the Dresden Line Construction Expo 2018 on 17/18 May 2018.

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  • / 2017

    New pilot line in Rieder

    November 30, 2017

    Weitere Pilotstrecke in Rieder

    A new pilot line was installed and commissioned in the second half of November at the Rieder substation in partnership with the MITNETZ Strom GmbH. The new installation includes permanent monitoring of all three power lines to capture even ad-hoc power or voltage peaks caused by earth faults or transient faults.

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  • On 1 August 2017, the ASTROSE Vision research project was launched in a partnership between DResearch Digital Media Systems GmbH, LTB Leitungsbau GmbH, the Technical University of Berlin, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration.

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  • Seminar on 29 November 2016 / 2016

    Autonomous Radio Sensors

    October 31, 2016

    Erneuerbare Energien Landschaft / ASTROSE

    On 29 November 2016, Fraunhofer and the AMA again host the seminar on “Autonomous Radio Sensors”, a regular event since 2009. The seminar is intended for developers, researchers, project managers and professionals already engaged in developing and using radio sensors or intending to do so.

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  • Berlin / 2016

    Conference | Smart Electricity Grids

    October 28, 2016

    ASTROSE-News Konferenz „Zukunftsfähige Stromnetze“
    © MITNETZ Strom GmbH

    On 22 and 23 September, Berlin hosted the “Smart Electricity Grids” conference initiated by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. The ASTROSE consortium was proud to contribute a presentation of its new ISOSTROSE project, which researches solutions for identifying and localizing earth faults in overhead lines.

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  • Forum Netzbau und Netzbetrieb

    This year’s forum on “Grid Construction and Grid Operation” (2nd/3rd June) brought its attendees to Germany’s former capital of Bonn, where they had a chance to learn more about ASTROSE at the booth of LTB GmbH.

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More Highlights and Milestones



On 3 September 2015, LTB Leitungsbau GmbH celebrated its 10-year anniversary and opening of its new head offices in Radebeul with a special open-house event.


Neue ASTROSE Pilotstrecke aufgebaut

The first full-scale ASTROSE pilot system was launched in September 2014.