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MIDOT: A novel probe for monitoring high-current flat transmission lines

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posted on 02.02.2017, 09:48 authored by Kaashif A.M. Omar, Bucur NovacBucur Novac, N. Graneau, Peter SeniorPeter Senior, Ivor Smith, M. Sinclair
A novel inductive probe, termed MIDOT, was developed for monitoring high-current flat transmission lines. While being inexpensive the probe does not require calibration, is resistant to both shock waves and temperature variations, and it is easy to manufacture and mount. It generates strong output signals that are relatively easy to interpret and has a detection region limited to a pre-defined part of the transmission line. The theoretical background related to the MIDOT probes, together with their practical implementation in both preliminary experimentation and high-current tests, is also presented in the paper. The novel probe can be used to benchmark existing 2D numerical codes used in calculating the current distribution inside the conductors of a transmission line but can easily detect an early movement of a transmission line component. The probe can also find other applications, such as locating the position of a pulsed current flowing through a thin wire.

History

School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

Review of Scientific Instruments

Volume

87

Issue

12

Pages

125004 - 125004

Citation

OMAR, K.A.M., 2016. MIDOT: A novel probe for monitoring high-current flat transmission lines. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87(12): 125004.

Publisher

© Crown Copyright. Published by AIP

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NA (Not Applicable or Unknown)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

15/11/2016

Publication date

2016-12-15

Notes

This paper was published in the journal Review of Scientific Instruments and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4971246

ISSN

0034-6748

eISSN

1089-7623

Language

en