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Emergency Control of Catastrophic Disturbances in a Power System [ 2009 - 2012 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0991428]

Researchers Prof D Sutanto; A/Prof M Zhang; Dr CJ Parker

Brief description Following the tragic events of 11 September 2001, there are increased concerns about the security and robustness of power systems to evolving spectra of threats, such as natural disasters (e.g., earthquakes and hurricanes), equipment failure, human error, or deliberate sabotage and attack by terrorists. In this project, pattern recognition of local parameter changes in distributed monitoring systems will be used to identify any threatened breakdown in the power system. Once identified, methods based on intelligent agents will be used to trigger the appropriate countermeasures to maintain the integrity of transmission grids.

Funding Amount $255,000

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