Calibration of Free-Space Radiometric Partial Discharge Measurements

Adel Jaber, Pavlos Lazaridis, Mohammad Moradzadeh, Ian Glover, Zaharias Zaharis, Maria De Fatima Queiroz Vieira, Martin Judd, Robert Atkinson

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The present study addresses the calibration of four types of partial discharge (PD) emulators used in the development of a PD Wireless Sensor Network (WSN). Three PD emulators have been constructed: a floating-electrode emulator, and two internal PD emulators. Both DC and AC high-voltage power supplies are used to initiate PD, which is measured using concurrent free-space radiometry (FSR) and a galvanic contact method based on the IEC 60270 standard. The emulators have been measured and simulated, and a good agreement has been found for the radiated fields. A new method of estimating the absolute PD activity level from radiometric measurements is proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3004-3014
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017


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