Partial discharge detection using software defined radio

H. Mohamed, P. Lazaridis, D. Upton, U. Khan, B. Saeed, A. Jaber, Y. Zhang, P. Mather, M. F Q Vieira, K. W. Barlee, D. S W Atkinson, I. A. Glover

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Partial discharge (PD) is an electrical discharge that occurs within part of the dielectric separating two HV (High Voltage) conductors. PD causes damage to the dielectric which typically deteriorates with time. If left untreated, PD may result in catastrophic insulation failure, destruction of HV equipment, and disruption of power supply. The emergence of wireless network technology and software defined radio has opened new opportunities in PD monitoring and early detection of failures. This paper proposes the use of Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) technology for PD detection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference for Students on Applied Engineering, ICSAE 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467390538
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2017
Event1st International Conference for Students on Applied Engineering - Great North Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Oct 201621 Oct 2016
Conference number: 1 (Conference Website ) (Link to the conference website)


Conference1st International Conference for Students on Applied Engineering
Abbreviated titleICSAE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle Upon Tyne
OtherThe ICSAE 2016 in Newcastle is an international event organized by motivated students who have passion towards Applied Engineering and dedicated to research students enthusiastic about the field. The event provides a platform for research students to present their work and exchange views with like-minded students from all around the world.
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