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Low-cost monitoring of synchrophasors using frequency modulation

Robson, Stephen, Tan, Gan and Haddad, Abderrahmane 2019. Low-cost monitoring of synchrophasors using frequency modulation. Energies 12 (4) , 611. 10.3390/en12040611

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Abstract

A new, low-cost method of simultaneously measuring and communicating voltage and current on distribution networks is presented. Based on Frequency Modulation (FM) of the measured fundamental frequency (and harmonics), followed by immediate re-injection of the modulated waveform back into the network, the proposed method can be implemented using inexpensive and readily available electronics. Furthermore, the method does not require a separate communication media, but instead uses the power line itself to propagate the FM signals back to a central point. EMTP-ATP simulations on a mixed LV/MV network are performed and experimental analysis demonstrates the practicality and robustness of the new method. The low-cost of the method would suit deployment on parts of the network which are otherwise overlooked for monitoring.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 1996-1073
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 March 2019
Date of Acceptance: 4 February 2019
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 17:26
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/120137

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