DEVELOPMENT OF A FAULT LOCATION AND IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR UNDERGROUND POWER CABLES BASED ON WAVELET-ANFIS METHOD

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dc.contributor.author ZAWAIRA, HASTINGS SIMBARASHE
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-05T11:36:58Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-05T11:36:58Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3894
dc.description Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Power Systems Option) en_US
dc.description.abstract Transmission lines are the backbone of electrical power systems and other power utilities as they are used for transmission and distribution of power. Power is dis- tributed to the end user through either overhead cables or underground cables. In the case of underground cables, their propensity to fail in service increases as they age with time. The increase in failure rates and system breakdowns on older underground power cables are now adversely impacting system reliability and many losses involved. Therefore it is readily apparent that necessary action has to be taken to manage the consequences of this trend. At any given length of a cable, its deterioration or indication of failure manifests itself through discrete defects. Identi cation of the type of defects and their locations along the length of the cables is vital in order to minimize the operating costs by reducing lengthy and expensive patrols to locate the faults, and to speed up repairs and restoration of power in the lines. In this study, a method that combines wavelets and neuro- fuzzy technique for fault location and identi cation is proposed. A 10km, 34.5KV, 50Hz power transmission line model was developed and di erent faults and loca- tions simulated in MATLAB/SIMULINK, and then certain selected features of the wavelet transformed signals were used as inputs for training and development of the Adaptive Network Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS). The results obtained from ANFIS output were compared with the actual values. Comparison of the ANFIS output values and the actual values show that the percentage error was less than 1%. Thus, it can be concluded that the wavelet-ANFIS technique is accurate enough to be used in identifying and locating underground power line faults. Keywords: ANFIS, Discrete wavelet transform (DWT), Fault location, Fault types, and Underground cables en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Prof. G. N. Nyakoe Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, JKUAT, (Department of Mechatronic Engineering) Dr. C. M. Muriithi Technical University of Kenya, TUK, (Department of Electrical and Power En- gineering) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher JKUAT-PAUSTI en_US
dc.subject FAULT LOCATION en_US
dc.subject IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM en_US
dc.subject UNDERGROUND POWER CABLES en_US
dc.title DEVELOPMENT OF A FAULT LOCATION AND IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR UNDERGROUND POWER CABLES BASED ON WAVELET-ANFIS METHOD en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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