Data for: "Wireless sensor network for radiometric detection and assessment of partial discharge in HV equipment"

  • David Upton (Creator)
  • Bahghtar Saeed (Creator)
  • Peter Mather (Creator)
  • Pavlos Lazaridis (Creator)
  • M. F Q Vieira (Creator)
  • Robert Atkinson (Creator)
  • Christos Tachtatzis (Creator)
  • Maria Del Carmen Segovia Garcia (Creator)
  • Martin Judd (Creator)
  • Ian A. Glover (Creator)



Monitoring of PD activity within high-voltage electrical environments is increasingly used for the assessment of insulation condition. Traditional measurement techniques employ technologies that require either off-line installation or have high power consumption and are hence costly. A wireless sensor network is proposed that utilizes only received signal strength to locate areas of PD activity within a high voltage electricity substation. The network comprises low-power and low-cost radiometric sensor nodes which receive the radiation propagated from a source of PD. Results are reported from several empirical tests performed within a large indoor environment and a substation environment using a network of nine sensor nodes. A portable PD source emulator was placed at multiple locations within the network. Signal strength measured by the nodes is reported via WirelessHART to a data collection hub where it is processed using a location algorithm. The results obtained place the measured location within 2 m of the actual source location.

The data required to reproduce the results are available from the University of Huddersfield repository
Date made available3 Sept 2019

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