Localization of partial discharge by using received signal strength

Khan, U and Lazaridis, P and Mohamed, H and Upton, D and Mistry, K and Saeed, B and Mather, P and Vieira, M F Q and Atkinson, R. C. and Tachtatzis, C and Glover, I A (2018) Localization of partial discharge by using received signal strength. In: 2018 2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting (AT-RASC 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Piscataway, NJ., pp. 1-4. ISBN 9789082598735

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    Abstract

    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).