A Multi-Agent Approach to Power System Disturbance Diagnosis

  • Stephen D. J. McArthur
  • James R. McDonald
  • John Hossack
Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)


Protection engineers use data from a range of monitoring devices to perform post-fault disturbance diagnosis. There are a number of issues associated with this. Firstly, during storms and significant events the volume of data can overwhelm the engineers. Therefore, automated interpretation of the data, to derive meaningful information, is required. In order to achieve this, various data capture and monitoring systems must be integrated with intelligent data interpretation systems. Furthermore, extensibility must be built in to accommodate future monitoring and interpretation systems. Finally, concise and meaningful information must be provided to the end user.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen D. J. McArthur
    • 1
  • James R. McDonald
    • 1
  • John Hossack
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Energy and EnvironmentUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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