Localization of partial discharge by using received signal strength

U Khan, P Lazaridis, H Mohamed, D Upton, K Mistry, B Saeed, P Mather, M F Q Vieira, R. C. Atkinson, C Tachtatzis, I A Glover

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The term partial discharge (PD) refers to a partial breakdown in an insulator which bridges two conductors. PD occurs due to insulation defects which arise as a result of high voltage stresses or insulation cracks. Continuous monitoring of PD activity can have a significant impact towards mitigating catastrophic failures. In recent times, it has become possible to detect and locate a PD activity on an automated basis using wireless sensor technology. In this paper, a novel technique for PD detection and localization using a wireless sensor network (WSN) is presented. The localization algorithm is based on received signal strength (RSS).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting (AT-RASC 2018)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789082598735
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2018
Event2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting, AT-RASC 2018 - Gran Canaria, Spain
Duration: 28 May 20181 Jun 2018


Conference2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting, AT-RASC 2018
CityGran Canaria


  • localization
  • partial discharge
  • RSS
  • UHF
  • VHF
  • WSN
  • wireless sensor technology
  • wireless sensor networks
  • pd detection
  • received signal strength
  • conductors
  • insulation defects
  • insulation cracks
  • insulator partial breakdown
  • high voltage stresses
  • mathematical model
  • radio frequency
  • bandwidth
  • insulation
  • noise figure


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