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Electric arc localization based on antenna arrays and MUSIC direction of arrival estimation
Author(s): Mirel Paun; Angela Digulescu; Razvan Tamas; Cornel Ioana
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an application of antenna arrays and MUSIC algorithm for estimating the location of an electric arc source. The proposed technique can be used to localize arc faults in photovoltaic arrays and their associated transformation stations. The technique was implemented and tested in the laboratory. For this purpose, an experimental setup consisting of 4 antennas, a digital storage oscilloscope with computer connectivity and a PC (Personal Computer) for data processing was built. The results proved that the proposed method is able to estimate the direction of the electric arc source with reasonable accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9258, Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies VII, 925830 (20 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2070485
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Mirel Paun, Constanta Maritime Univ. (Romania)
Angela Digulescu, Military Technical Academy (Romania)
Razvan Tamas, Constanta Maritime Univ. (Romania)
Cornel Ioana, Grenoble Institute of Technology (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9258:
Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies VII
Ionica Cristea; Marian Vladescu; Razvan Tamas, Editor(s)

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