Received signal strength intensity based localization of partial discharge in high voltage systems

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

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Partial discharge (PD) refers to the release of energy that occurs due to insulation cracks that partially bridge conductors. The ultimate consequence of PD activity in high voltage systems is a catastrophic failure. The continuous monitoring of PD activity contributes to avoidance of such failures. In this paper, a novel localization algorithm is proposed. The PD location was estimated for ten different positions. The PD signal was generated by using an emulator, and eight measurement sensors have been used. The received signal was converted into distance and the location estimation performed satisfactorily with no prior information of path loss model parameters. The results obtained show that increasing the number of measurement sensors reduces the estimation error.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 24th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-86220-341-9
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2018
Event24th International Conference on Automation and Computing -, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20187 Sep 2018


Conference24th International Conference on Automation and Computing
Abbreviated titleICAC
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle Upon Tyne


  • partial discharges
  • sensors
  • position measurement
  • high voltage systems

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