Validation of partial discharge emulator simulations using free-space radiometric measurements

A. Jaber, P. Lazaridis, B. Saeed, Y. Zhang, U. Khan, D. Upton, H. Ahmed, P. Mather, M. F Q Vieira, R. Atkinson, M. Judd, I. A. Glover

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A useful technique to estimate the degradation of insulation in high voltage (HV) installations is the measurement of partial discharge (PD). Free-space radiometric (FSR) detection of PD is a relatively new technique. Several types of PD emulator sources have been constructed: two internal PD emulators and a floating electrode emulator. The emulators have been simulated using the CST Microwave Studio software package. The intention is to use the simulated emulators to establish a relationship between radiated PD signals and PD intensity as defined by apparent charge transfer. To this end the radiated fields predicted in the simulations are compared with measurements. There is sufficient agreement between simulations and measurements to suggest the simulations could be used to investigate the relationship between PD intensity and the field strength of radiated signals.

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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