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Partial discharge detection using software defined radio.

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


H. Mohamed

P. Lazaridis

D. Upton

B. Saeed

A. Jaber

Y. Zhang

P. Mather

M.F.Q. Vieira

K. Barlee

D.S.W. Atkinson

I.A. Glover


Zeyad Yousif Abdoon Al-Shibaany

Atheer F. Hameed


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.


MOHAMED, H., LAZARIDIS, P., UPTON, D., KHAN, U., SAEED, B., JABER, A., ZHANG, Y., MATHER, P., VIEIRA, M.F.Q., BARLEE, K., ATKINSON, D.S.W. and GLOVER, I.A. 2016. Partial discharge detection using software defined radio. In Al-Shibaany, Z.Y.A. and Hameed, A.F. (eds.) Proceedings of 2016 International conference for students on applied engineering (ICSAE 2016), 20-21 October 2016, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 373-376. Available from:

Conference Name 2016 International conference for students on applied engineering (ICSAE 2016)
Conference Location Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Start Date Oct 20, 2016
End Date Oct 21, 2016
Acceptance Date Jun 3, 2016
Online Publication Date Oct 20, 2016
Publication Date Jan 9, 2017
Deposit Date Nov 2, 2020
Publicly Available Date Nov 2, 2020
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages 373-376
Keywords Partial discharge detection; Spectrum sensing; USRP; Software defined radio
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