Advanced Development of Proactive Infrasonic Gas Pipeline Evaluation Network (PIGPEN)

This report summarizes and documents work that advanced the development of an autonomous distributed sensor alarm and notification system, known as Proactive Infrasonic Gas Pipeline Evaluation Network (PIGPEN), which provides pipeline operators with a real-time warning of unauthorized right-of-way encroachment and excavation activity near a pipeline. In this program, novel threat detection and false alarm rejection algorithms were developed and field tested. Next generation advanced prototypes of potential commercial products were also developed and field tested although the most advanced prototype (AP+) will require additional data collection and field testing to determine if the technical objectives were met. Descriptions of the system hardware, performance, operations, field test results and current development status are reported herein.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Physical Sciences Incorporated

    20 New England Business Center
    Andover, MA  United States  0810-1077

    Heath Consultants Incorporated

    9030 Monroe Road
    Houston, TX  United States  77061

    American Innovations Incorporated

    1211 Technology Boulevard
    Austin, TX  United States  78727

    Northeast Gas Association

    20 Waterview Boulevard, 4th Floor
    Parsippany, NJ  United States  07054

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Frish, Michael B
    • Wainner, Richard T
    • Byl, Marten F
    • Green, B David
    • Chancey, Steve
    • Rutherford, Jim
    • Kruft, Ed
    • Cowan, Ken
    • Davis, Don
    • D’Zurko, Daphne
    • Merte, David W
  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 39p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01640833
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-08-T-000019
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 10 2017 10:57AM