A novel protection scheme for synchronous generator stator windings based on SVM

Magdi El-Saadawi, Ahmed Hatata
2017 Protection and Control of Modern Power Systems  
This paper proposes a novel scheme for detecting and classifying faults in stator windings of a synchronous generator (SG). The proposed scheme employs a new method for fault detection and classification based on Support Vector Machine (SVM). Two SVM classifiers are proposed. SVM1 is used to identify the fault occurrence in the system and SVM2 is used to determine whether the fault, if any, is internal or external. In this method, the detection and classification of faults are not affected by
more » ... e not affected by the fault type and location, pre-fault power, fault resistance or fault inception time. The proposed method increases the ability of detecting the ground faults near the neutral terminal of the stator windings for generators with high impedance grounding neutral point. The proposed scheme is compared with ANN-based method and gives faster response and better reliability for fault classification.
doi:10.1186/s41601-017-0057-x fatcat:du4cbsfnn5dkldxviw4hhbblke