Partial discharge detection using software defined radio

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

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Partial discharge (PD) is an electrical discharge that occurs within part of the dielectric separating two HV (High Voltage) conductors. PD causes damage to the dielectric which typically deteriorates with time. If left untreated, PD may result in catastrophic insulation failure, destruction of HV equipment, and disruption of power supply. The emergence of wireless network technology and software defined radio has opened new opportunities in PD monitoring and early detection of failures. This paper proposes the use of Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) technology for PD detection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference for Students on Applied Engineering (ICSAE)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467390538
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2017
EventInternational Conference for Students on Applied Engineering - Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Oct 201621 Oct 2016


ConferenceInternational Conference for Students on Applied Engineering
Abbreviated titleICSAE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle Upon Tyne


  • partial discharge detection
  • software defined radio
  • spectrum sensing
  • USRP


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