A Modular Phasor Measurement Unit Design featuring Open Data Exchange Methods

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Synchrophasor measurements continue to show great potential for innovative protection, control and analytical functions in the emerging Smart Grid. Commercially available Phasor Measurement Units (PMU) are generally produced and sold in a manner that makes their internal workings unavailable, or closed, to the end user. With this in mind, the authors have pursued the goal of producing an open source PMU, the OpenPMU. This paper describes how the functions of the OpenPMU have been separated into distinct modules. This is a significant change in design, and has been done so with the intention of reducing the effort required for persons with interest in PMU technology to adopt OpenPMU components in their designs. Using the design described in this paper, in particular the open data exchange schema, it is possible to interchange modules with ease. For example, one may change the phasor estimation algorithm, without affecting signal acquisition or communication. The modular design also simplifies the use of OpenPMU components in popular simulation environments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), 2017
Publisher IEEE
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 01 Feb 2018
EventIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting - Chicago, United States
Duration: 16 Jul 201720 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting: Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933


ConferenceIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Abbreviated titleIEEE PES-GM 2017
CountryUnited States
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