Online partial discharges localization system

  • Primo Alberto Calva-Chavarria Instituto Politécnico Nacional
  • Diana Torres-Peñaloza Instituto Politécnico Nacional
  • Carlos Ramírez-Pacheco Instituto Politécnico Nacional


In this paper the design and construction of an online non-invasive noninvasive partial discharges (PD) localization system is presented; it is integrated by four equal discone antennas with a wideband of 30 MHz to 1.2 GHz and a central frequency of 615 MHz connected to a four-channel high-resolution digital oscilloscope. The obtained electromagnetic signals are processed in a personal computer using Wavelet Transform and Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) to reduce electromagnetic noise and identify the source of the PD respectively. Additionally, a spherical algorithm for spatial localization in R3 is used. High-voltage laboratory and in situ measurements are reported.
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Calva-Chavarria P. A., Torres-Peñaloza D., & Ramírez-Pacheco C. (2013). Online partial discharges localization system. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (66), 91-103. Retrieved from