Photonic sensor networks possess the unique potential to provide the instrumentation infrastructure required in future smart grids by simultaneously addressing the issues of metrology and communications. In contrast to established optical CT/VT technology, recent developments at the University of Strathclyde in distributed point sensors for electrical and mechanical parameters demonstrate an enormous potential for realizing novel and effective monitoring and protection strategies for intelligent electrical networks and systems. In this paper, we review this technology and its capabilities, and describe recent work in power system monitoring and protection using hybrid electro-optical sensors. We show that wide-area visibility of multiple electrical and mechanical parameters from a single central location may be achieved using this technology, and discuss the implications for smart grid instrumentation.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Sep 2013|
|Event||2013 IEEE International Workshop on Applied Measurements for Power Systems (AMPS) - Aachen, Germany|
Duration: 25 Sep 2013 → 26 Sep 2013
|Conference||2013 IEEE International Workshop on Applied Measurements for Power Systems (AMPS)|
|Period||25/09/13 → 26/09/13|
- smart grids
Orr, P., Booth, C., Fusiek, G., Niewczas, P., Dysko, A., Kawano, F., & Beaumont, P. (2013). Distributed photonic instrumentation for smart grids. Paper presented at 2013 IEEE International Workshop on Applied Measurements for Power Systems (AMPS) , Aachen, Germany.