The pulse coupled phasor measurement units

Lorenzo Ferrari, Reinhard Gentz, Anna Scaglione, Masood Parvania

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Abstract

We propose a cross-layer sensor network architecture to convert measurements acquired by a population of sampling devices, into synchronous sensor array measurements, using a network synchronization protocol that is inspired by the dynamics of pulse coupled oscillators (PCO). We study the specific application of these sensors in the distribution section of the Smart Grid as low cost Phasor Measurement Units, that we refer to as the Pulse Coupled PMUs (PC-PMUs). The paper studies the impact of synchronization error on the quality of the phasor measurements analytically and via numerical simulations, considering a solution in which sensing and synchronization signals are both over the power-line medium. The analysis is valid for generic networks where the connectivity is radial, and the numerical results are carried on a 33-bus test network representing a typical distribution feeder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages320-325
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479949342
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 12 2015
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2014 - Venice, Italy
Duration: Nov 3 2014Nov 6 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2014

Other

Other2014 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2014
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period11/3/1411/6/14

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Ferrari, L., Gentz, R., Scaglione, A., & Parvania, M. (2015). The pulse coupled phasor measurement units. In 2014 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2014 (pp. 320-325). [7007666] (2014 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SmartGridComm.2014.7007666