A white rabbit Synchronized PMU

R. Razzaghi, A. Derviškadić, M. Paolone

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Within the context of time dissemination techniques for power systems applications, the paper illustrates the use of the White Rabbit (WR) technology with respect to its integration in Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) networks. In particular, the paper refers to a WR network composed of a WR switch and WR modules integrated into a specifically-designed WR-PMU. The performance of the developed WR-PMU is assessed by means of a PMU calibrator, with a focus on the synchrophasor phase estimation in steady state conditions. The results show that the WR-PMU exhibits similar/better performance when compared to an equivalent PMU synchronized using the GPS. To further evaluate the developed WR-PMU, its performance is assessed in a WR network composed by two WR-PMUs connected to a single WR switch. The objective of this last experiment is to analyze the relative phase error between two PMUs when fed by the same reference signal provided by the calibrator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe 2017)
EditorsFilippo Spertino
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538619537, 9781538619520
ISBN (Print)9781538619544
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE/PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe 2017 - Torino, Italy
Duration: 26 Sep 201729 Sep 2017


ConferenceIEEE/PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe 2017
Abbreviated titleISGT EUROPE 2017
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  • Calibration
  • Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU)
  • Synchrophasor
  • Time synchronization
  • White Rabbit

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Razzaghi, R., Derviškadić, A., & Paolone, M. (2018). A white rabbit Synchronized PMU. In F. Spertino (Ed.), 2017 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe 2017) (pp. 513-518). IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGTEurope.2017.8260178