Partial discharge detection using low cost RTL-SDR model for wideband spectrum sensing

H. Mohamed, P. Lazaridis, D. Upton, U. Khan, B. Saeed, A. Jaber, Y. Zhang, P. Mather, M. F. Q. Vieira, K. W. Barlee, D. S. W. Atkinson, I. A. Glover

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Abstract

Partial discharge (PD) is one of the predominant factors to be controlled to ensure reliability and undisrupted function of power generators, motors, Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) and grid connected power distribution equipment, especially in the future smart grid. The emergence of wireless technology has provided numerous opportunities to optimize remote monitoring and control facilities that can play a significant role in ensuring swift control and restoration of HV plant equipment. In order to monitor PD, several approaches have been employed, however, the existing schemes do not provide an optimal approach for PD signal analysis, and are very costly. In this paper an RTL-SDR (Software Defined Radio) based spectrum analyzer has been proposed in order to provide a potentially low-cost solution for PD detection and monitoring. Initially, a portable spectrum analyzer has been used for PD detection that was later replaced by an RTL-SDR device. The proposed schemes exhibit promising results for spectral detection within the VHF and UHF bands.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Telecommunications
Place of PublicationGreece
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages5
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 13 Mar 2016
Event23rd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT2016) - Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki , Thessaloniki , Greece
Duration: 16 May 201618 May 2016

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT2016)
CountryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period16/05/1618/05/16

Fingerprint

Partial discharges
Spectrum analyzers
Costs
Control facilities
Electric switchgear
Monitoring
Signal analysis
Restoration
Gases

Keywords

  • RTL-SDR
  • MATLAB
  • SDR
  • spectrum analyzer
  • partial discharge (PD)

Cite this

Mohamed, H., Lazaridis, P., Upton, D., Khan, U., Saeed, B., Jaber, A., ... Glover, I. A. (Accepted/In press). Partial discharge detection using low cost RTL-SDR model for wideband spectrum sensing. In International Conference on Telecommunications Greece: IEEE.
Mohamed, H. ; Lazaridis, P. ; Upton, D. ; Khan, U. ; Saeed, B. ; Jaber, A. ; Zhang, Y. ; Mather, P. ; Vieira, M. F. Q. ; Barlee, K. W. ; Atkinson, D. S. W. ; Glover, I. A. / Partial discharge detection using low cost RTL-SDR model for wideband spectrum sensing. International Conference on Telecommunications. Greece : IEEE, 2016.
@inproceedings{7607726fb20248cdaeb620a3e773d0e0,
title = "Partial discharge detection using low cost RTL-SDR model for wideband spectrum sensing",
abstract = "Partial discharge (PD) is one of the predominant factors to be controlled to ensure reliability and undisrupted function of power generators, motors, Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) and grid connected power distribution equipment, especially in the future smart grid. The emergence of wireless technology has provided numerous opportunities to optimize remote monitoring and control facilities that can play a significant role in ensuring swift control and restoration of HV plant equipment. In order to monitor PD, several approaches have been employed, however, the existing schemes do not provide an optimal approach for PD signal analysis, and are very costly. In this paper an RTL-SDR (Software Defined Radio) based spectrum analyzer has been proposed in order to provide a potentially low-cost solution for PD detection and monitoring. Initially, a portable spectrum analyzer has been used for PD detection that was later replaced by an RTL-SDR device. The proposed schemes exhibit promising results for spectral detection within the VHF and UHF bands.",
keywords = "RTL-SDR, MATLAB, SDR, spectrum analyzer, partial discharge (PD)",
author = "H. Mohamed and P. Lazaridis and D. Upton and U. Khan and B. Saeed and A. Jaber and Y. Zhang and P. Mather and Vieira, {M. F. Q.} and Barlee, {K. W.} and Atkinson, {D. S. W.} and Glover, {I. A.}",
note = "{\circledC} 2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.",
year = "2016",
month = "3",
day = "13",
language = "English",
booktitle = "International Conference on Telecommunications",
publisher = "IEEE",

}

Mohamed, H, Lazaridis, P, Upton, D, Khan, U, Saeed, B, Jaber, A, Zhang, Y, Mather, P, Vieira, MFQ, Barlee, KW, Atkinson, DSW & Glover, IA 2016, Partial discharge detection using low cost RTL-SDR model for wideband spectrum sensing. in International Conference on Telecommunications. IEEE, Greece, 23rd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT2016), Thessaloniki , Greece, 16/05/16.

Partial discharge detection using low cost RTL-SDR model for wideband spectrum sensing. / Mohamed, H.; Lazaridis, P.; Upton, D.; Khan, U.; Saeed, B.; Jaber, A.; Zhang, Y.; Mather, P.; Vieira, M. F. Q.; Barlee, K. W.; Atkinson, D. S. W.; Glover, I. A.

International Conference on Telecommunications. Greece : IEEE, 2016.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

TY - GEN

T1 - Partial discharge detection using low cost RTL-SDR model for wideband spectrum sensing

AU - Mohamed, H.

AU - Lazaridis, P.

AU - Upton, D.

AU - Khan, U.

AU - Saeed, B.

AU - Jaber, A.

AU - Zhang, Y.

AU - Mather, P.

AU - Vieira, M. F. Q.

AU - Barlee, K. W.

AU - Atkinson, D. S. W.

AU - Glover, I. A.

N1 - © 2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.

PY - 2016/3/13

Y1 - 2016/3/13

N2 - Partial discharge (PD) is one of the predominant factors to be controlled to ensure reliability and undisrupted function of power generators, motors, Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) and grid connected power distribution equipment, especially in the future smart grid. The emergence of wireless technology has provided numerous opportunities to optimize remote monitoring and control facilities that can play a significant role in ensuring swift control and restoration of HV plant equipment. In order to monitor PD, several approaches have been employed, however, the existing schemes do not provide an optimal approach for PD signal analysis, and are very costly. In this paper an RTL-SDR (Software Defined Radio) based spectrum analyzer has been proposed in order to provide a potentially low-cost solution for PD detection and monitoring. Initially, a portable spectrum analyzer has been used for PD detection that was later replaced by an RTL-SDR device. The proposed schemes exhibit promising results for spectral detection within the VHF and UHF bands.

AB - Partial discharge (PD) is one of the predominant factors to be controlled to ensure reliability and undisrupted function of power generators, motors, Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) and grid connected power distribution equipment, especially in the future smart grid. The emergence of wireless technology has provided numerous opportunities to optimize remote monitoring and control facilities that can play a significant role in ensuring swift control and restoration of HV plant equipment. In order to monitor PD, several approaches have been employed, however, the existing schemes do not provide an optimal approach for PD signal analysis, and are very costly. In this paper an RTL-SDR (Software Defined Radio) based spectrum analyzer has been proposed in order to provide a potentially low-cost solution for PD detection and monitoring. Initially, a portable spectrum analyzer has been used for PD detection that was later replaced by an RTL-SDR device. The proposed schemes exhibit promising results for spectral detection within the VHF and UHF bands.

KW - RTL-SDR

KW - MATLAB

KW - SDR

KW - spectrum analyzer

KW - partial discharge (PD)

UR - http://ict-2016.org/

M3 - Conference contribution book

BT - International Conference on Telecommunications

PB - IEEE

CY - Greece

ER -

Mohamed H, Lazaridis P, Upton D, Khan U, Saeed B, Jaber A et al. Partial discharge detection using low cost RTL-SDR model for wideband spectrum sensing. In International Conference on Telecommunications. Greece: IEEE. 2016