Category: E-SCIENCE, Winner 2011
TRANSFORMER PROTECTION FROM UNAUTHORIZED PERSON
Media Format : Multiple
Producer : Engr. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury
Language : English
Location : Dhaka, BANGLADESH
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
This project, designed by Engr. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhry of Bangladesh, aims to protect the single-phase transformers from unauthorized people. The felt need for the project is due to growth in recent times, in the thefts reported of electrical transformers. In the design, a circuit is connected to the Transformer, which when tampered with, sends a signal to the Control room. The device continues to work even in times of load shedding, since the circuit is connected with a device to provide power backup. If any unauthorized person tries to disconnect the transformer to steal it, then a signal is sent to the Central Control Room or the Local Control Room to the person In-charge of that area. The project utilizes Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) system for transmitting signals to the Control Rooms. Currently Rural Electrification Board (REB) of Bangladesh is using the project and they have been satisfied with the results.
Media Format : TV based
Website : http://www.nsf.ac.lk
Producer : National Science Foundation
Language : Sinhala, Tamil, English
Location : Colombo, SRI LANKA
Contact : email@example.com
Mihimadala is a NSF (National Science Foundation) Science Magazine on TV which consists of a series of video programmes telecasted over the National channels with an objective to create a knowledge based society who would understand the basics of current science and technology and its effective utilization in their daily activities. The target audience of this TV programme would be the general public including children, housewives, farmers and other working communities. The production was initiated in the year 2005. The scientific content for the programmes was provided by the experts in the relevant areas, identified by the NSF. Throughout the production these resource persons have been actively involved in the preparation of the technical script in collaboration with the production house, evaluation of the programme and approving the final product. The product comes in conventional VCD and DVD formats. This product can be simply viewed by a VCD/DVD player or a computer with a relevant media player.