Electromagnetic time reversal applied to fault location in power networks

R. Razzaghi, G. Lugrin, M. Paolone, F. Rachidi

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This chapter explains application of the electromagnetic time reversal (EMTR) to fault location in power grids. The fault location functionality is an important online process required by power systems operation. In transmission networks, this functionality is needed for the identification of the line experiencing a short circuit and to support the consequent reconfiguration of the network to anticipate severe cascading consequences. In transmission networks, fault location functionality is needed for the identification of the faulty line and the adequate reconfiguration of the network to prevent severe cascading consequences. Single‐terminal measurement‐based fault location methods estimate the fault distance by using voltage and current measurements at a particular end of the line. Multiterminal fault location methods require a global positioning system (GPS) to provide a common time reference. Their performance can also be affected by the accuracy and the loss of the GPS signal.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectromagnetic Time Reversal
Subtitle of host publicationApplication to EMC and Power Systems
EditorsFarhad Rachidi, Marcos Rubinstein, Mario Paolone
Place of PublicationHoboken NJ USA
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages58
ISBN (Electronic)9781119142119
ISBN (Print)9781119142089
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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