Conceptual design and evaluation of an optical sensor for wide-area high-voltage metering and protection applications

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This paper considers the design of a fiber-optic voltage sensor for applications in the field of wide area monitoring, protection and control of high voltage power networks. The proposed 132-kV sensor, combining a capacitive voltage divider (CVD) and an optical medium voltage transducer (MVT), was theoretically evaluated through software simulations and its expected performance was assessed based on the operational requirements specified by the IEC standards for electronic voltage transformers. The simulation results suggest that the sensor, when fabricated, should be capable of meeting the requirements for metering and protection classes specified by the IEC 60044-7 standard.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728195391
ISBN (Print)9781728195407
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2021
EventI2MTC 2021 - University of Strathclyde, Technology and Innovation Centre
Duration: 17 May 202121 May 2021

Publication series

NameConference Record - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1091-5281


ConferenceI2MTC 2021
Internet address


  • Fiber Bragg grating
  • optical voltage sensor
  • power system instrumentation
  • capacitive voltage divider
  • piezoelectric transducer

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