Term of Award

Summer 2024

Degree Name

Master of Science, Electrical Engineering

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Creative Commons License
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Committee Chair

Reza Hamidi

Committee Member 1

Seungmo Kim

Committee Member 2

Fernando Rios


Modern power systems are experiencing an increase in the use of Inverter-Based Resources (IBRs) such as wind turbines and solar arrays. Despite being a step towards decarbonizing the power system, this transition has been slowed down due to the challenges that IBRs pose to conventional grid protection systems, primarily designed for traditional electromechanical generators. As a result, there is a persistent need for developing advanced protection strategies that can effectively respond to the unique fault characteristics of IBRs. To address these protection challenges, this thesis project introduces a new fault detection and classification approach developed for grids with high IBRs integrations. The performance of the proposed method is validated through theoretical formulations for symmetrical and asymmetrical fault conditions. Additionally, simulation and experimental results demonstrate the method's effectiveness in detecting faults across various scenarios and transmission line configurations.

Research Data and Supplementary Material


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