Partial discharge localization based on received signal strength

Mohamed, H and Lazaridis, P and Upton, D and Khan, U and Mistry, K. and Saeed, B and Mather, P and Vieira, M F Q and Barlee, K W and Atkinson, D S W and Glover, I A; (2017) Partial discharge localization based on received signal strength. In: 2017 23rd IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing. IEEE, GBR. (

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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.


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