Study on UV Detection of High-Voltage Discharge Based on the Optical Fiber Sensor

  • Yuanzhe Xu
  • Hongzhen Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 99)


The main reason for the deterioration of electrical equipment insulation is the high- voltage discharge. So, real-time monitoring of electrical equipment discharge is the key to ensure the safe operation of equipment. Using the UV signal in solar blind area as characteristic parameter, this paper designs the Optical Fiber Sensor and analyze its spectral response characteristics. The lens coupling system is designed to improve the detection of light coupling efficiency. The efficiency is improved by the simulation and optimization of ZEMAX. Simulation detecting tests on needle plate discharge is carried out in the laboratory, and it presents that the detection system can accurately detect the UV radiation of the discharge and the strength of the discharge to linear response. The detection system has high sensitivity, and strong anti-interference. It can be used for online real-time monitoring of high voltage discharge.


high voltage discharge Optical Fiber Sensor UV detection lens coupling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuanzhe Xu
    • 1
  • Hongzhen Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Qiongzhou University SanyaChina
  2. 2.Northeast Dianli University JilinChina

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