Picture of wind turbine against blue sky

Open Access research with a real impact...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs.

The Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) within Strathclyde's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is producing Open Access research that can help society deploy and optimise renewable energy systems, such as wind turbine technology.

Explore wind turbine research in Strathprints

Explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research content

Flexible protection architectures using distributed optical sensors

Orr, Philip and Fusiek, Grzegorz and Booth, Campbell and Niewczas, Pawel and Dysko, Adam and Kawano, Fumio and Beaumont, Phil and Nishida, Tomonori (2012) Flexible protection architectures using distributed optical sensors. In: IET DPSP: Developments in Power System Protection 2012, 2012-04-23 - 2012-04-26.

[img]
Preview
PDF (Flexible protection architectures using distributed optical sensors)
DPSP_2012_Strath_Optical_Final.pdf - Submitted Version
Available under License Unspecified.

Download (728kB) | Preview

Abstract

In this paper we describe recent developments in flexible protection schemes that make use of passive fibre Bragg grating (FBG) based transducers for the distributed measurement of voltage and current. The technology underpinning the passive optical approach is described in detail, and both the present development and the future potential of the approach are discussed. In co-operation with Toshiba, the integration of the technique with an existing busbar protection relay is demonstrated, illustrating the flexibility offered by protection schemes that are based on the use of small, passive, multiplexable, dielectric transducers.