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Line outage detection using phasor angle measurement

Aljeri, Abdullah (2015) Line outage detection using phasor angle measurement. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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A continuous power supply is a pre-requisite to maintenance of successful economic activities and modern lifestyles. Supply interruptions lead to adverse commercial and social effects which worsen as the duration of the power outage increases. A system that can monitor the location of the outage will greatly help in the response time needed to restore power. The current project suggests such a solution. The primary aim of the project was to develop an algorithm that could detect where and when line outage exists based on “phasor angle measurement” technique. From a central position, the system is able to detect the location of a fault and show the lines affected by outage. The information will then be sent to a team on the ground to respond immediately to restore the power.

The literature review conducted describes similar existing systems focusing on their operation and limitations. The project then suggests a solution to counter shortcomings of previous systems. A detailed description of the design and operation of the proposed system is provided. The report concludes that the proposed design is low cost, more reliable and more user-friendly than pre-existing systems.

Publication Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
Supervisor: Crebbin, Gregory
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