Patent Number: 8,719,681

Title: Diagnostic tool for metrology errors caused by communication activities

Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of methods and systems for detecting communications of a first meter board by a second meter board and correlating the time and duration of the communications with metrology data gathered during that time. In accordance with one aspect, a method is provided for diagnosing metrology errors caused by communication activities of a meter board. In one embodiment, the method includes: receiving a signal, wherein the signal indicates a presence of communication activities between a first processor of a meter and another device over a network; recording a time of receipt and duration of the communication activities between the first processor of the meter and another device over the network; and correlating the time and duration of the communication activities between the first processor of the meter and another device over the network with metrology data of the meter measured at the same time and duration.

Inventors: Chamarti; Subramanyam Satyasurya (Johns Creek, GA), Tomson; Bruce Joni (Marietta, GA), Glazebrook; Michael George (Marietta, GA), Shill; Scott Michael (Atlanta, GA)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: G06F 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018