Monitoring Electrical and Thermal Characteristics of HTS Cable Systems via Time-Frequency Domain Reflectometry

Geon Seok Lee, Gu Young Kwon, Su Sik Bang, Yeong Ho Lee, Song Ho Sohn, Kijun Park, Yong June Shin

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A high-temperature superconducting (HTS) cable system with the 22.9 kV, 50 MVA, and 410 m length is installed and operated at 154 kV Icheon substation of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). Unfortunately, it is a difficult task to diagnose and monitor electrical and thermal characteristics of the HTS cable system in a real-time manner. In order to protect operational failures of grid-connected HTS cable systems, this paper proposes time-frequency domain reflectometry (TFDR) and analysis techniques, i.e., time-frequency cross correlation and instantaneous frequency estimation. To verify the performance of the proposed method, the temperature is changed via the cryogenic refrigeration system and the status of the grid-connected HTS cable is monitored via TFDR in a real-time manner.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7815344
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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