A novel methodology for power cable monitoring using frequency domain analysis

Sudarshan Govindarajan, Youngdeug Kim, Keith Holbert

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The presence of normally distributed random fluctuations in power system signals can be used to extract valuable information about the condition of system equipment. One such component is the power cable, which is the primary focus of this work. This paper describes a unique methodology that allows online monitoring of a power cable. It uses frequency domain analysis techniques on the voltage signal and the behavior of resonant frequencies to monitor the condition of a power cable. The approach is initially explained using theoretical calculations followed by simulations in MATLAB/Simulink. The validity of this methodology is proved by comparing the results obtained from theory and simulation to actual measurement data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781467373890
StatePublished - Nov 20 2015
EventNorth American Power Symposium, NAPS 2015 - Charlotte, United States
Duration: Oct 4 2015Oct 6 2015


OtherNorth American Power Symposium, NAPS 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • frequency domain analysis
  • Hann window
  • Power cable monitoring
  • power spectrum
  • resonant frequency
  • transformer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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