Partial discharge localization based on received signal strength

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

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Partial Discharge (PD) occurs when insulation containing defects or voids is subject to high voltages. If left untreated PD can degrade insulation until, eventually, catastrophic insulation failure occurs. The detection of PD current pulses, however, can allow incipient insulation faults to be identified, located and repaired prior to plant failure. Wireless technology has paved the path for PD detection and monitoring. Software Defined Radio (SDR) is a promising technology. Signals from two PD sources are received at six outdoors locations using an SDR USRP N200 which is connected to a laptop. PD sources, thereafter, are localized based on received signal strengths.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 23rd IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2017
EventThe 23rd International Conference on Automation and Computing - University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sep 20178 Sep 2017


ConferenceThe 23rd International Conference on Automation and Computing
Abbreviated titleICAC'17
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • partial discharges
  • receivers
  • signal processing algorithms
  • position measurement
  • insulation
  • wireless sensor networks
  • noise measurement

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