A prototype of the optical fiber current sensor with external conversion has been developed at the Department of Optoelectronics of Silesian University of Technology. The prototype which has been extensively tested will be applied to measure electric currents at voltages of magnitude 30 kV. Therefore, voltage strength tests were carried out as part of this work. The results presented in this work show good insulating properties of the tested prototype sensor. Our studies also allowed determination of the impact of lightning impulses on the metrological properties of the sensor.
This work presents results of analysis of the optical fiber magnetic field sensor with external conversion fabricated in the Department of Optoelectronics of the Silesian University of Technology. Such sensor can be used as optical fiber magnetic field sensors or as the optical fiber current sensors. This study is focused on possibility of using a wide range of optical wavelengths in order to extend the measuring range of this sensor.
The work presents theoretical analysis of applicability of a waveguide current sensors with external conversion (OFCSEC) in a power protection system. In such case the OFCS-EC sensor serves as a current transformer. Therefore due to its functionality it can be called an optical fiber current transformer. The considerations presented in this work are focused on potential for simultaneous application of many wavelengths. This concept renders the OFCS-EC sensor tunable depending on needs. It opens new possibilities for application of OFCS-EC sensors in power systems.
In this work are presented possibilities of using optical fiber current sensors with external conversion in power protection
(PP) of high power protection system. From the standpoint of the PP the most important is that the secondary signal
(from the current transformer) is accurately reflecting the primary signal (current). Quality of this process is
characterized by signal parameters such as: shape, amplitude, phase, number of transformed harmonics of the signal. The
tests were performed on a measuring setup allowing simulation of real conditions using an air magnetic coil. Results of
tests proved very good dynamic properties of the sensor allowing its application as an element of a power protection
The presented work is concentrated on investigation of electric properties of optical fiber current sensor with external
conversion . The sensor was examined in the presence of high voltage (up to 30 kV). Moreover, one high voltage trial
at 70 kV was carried out for 1 min. . High voltage tests showed very good insulating properties of the sensor. A
leakage current was estimated. Its value was lower than in the case of high-voltage ceramic insulator (Fig. 1 and Fig. 2).
Presented results allowed to run a high-voltage test of the sensor connected to a light source and a photodetector which
were powered-on. The test was successful, which proves very good isolation properties of the presented sensor.
This article presents results of research on an optical fiber current sensor with external conversion (OFCS-EC), which was presented in article . In this article the research is concentrated on an analysis of the sensor toward its application in power protection automation systems. For this purpose a busbar, designed for an operation in a current range up to 200 A, was selected. Such basbars are used in low voltage electric substations. A proper orientation of the OFCS-EC sensor head was chosen basing on calculations of a spatial magnetic field distribution round the busbar. Measurements were carried out in laboratory conditions. The sensor was placed in an alternating magnetic field generated by an air magnetic coil. A value of magnetic field induction generated in the coil corresponded to conditions round the busbar for given intensity of electric current conducting in it. Investigations presented in this paper are focused on checking whether a response signal of the OFCS-EC in conditions corresponding to the ones prevailing in an industrial environment. The results of these investigations have proven linearity of a response signal. Uncertainty of measurements of electric current was 18 A for current effective value 200 A.
This article presents results of a research on an optical fiber current sensor with external conversion (OFCS-EC). Presented OFCS-EC works on the principle of the Faraday effect. The active element in a sensor head was made of the reliable glass characterized by a high Verdet constant. The sensor was investigated in alternating magnetic field. The sensor was investigated in a configuration known as the optical fiber current transducer (OFCT). In this configuration an electric conductor was a source of a magnetic field. The variations of a output signal is a result of the Faraday effect in the sensor head. Investigations presented in this paper are focusing on checking whether a response signal from the OFCS-EC registered in condition closed to an industrial environment. The results of these investigations have proven very good stability and linearity of the output OFCS-EC signal.
This article presents results of research on an optical fiber current sensor with external conversion (OFCS-EC). The sensor setup presented in the scope of this paper was developed from the optical fiber magnetic field sensor. The OFCSEC works on the principle of Faraday effect. Therefore, the active element of the sensor was made of the reliable glass showing high Verdet constant. The sensor was characterized by its sensitivity in a optoelectronic current transformer setup for static magnetic field. Investigations presented in this paper are focused on checking, whether parameters of the OFCS-EC are stable during long term measurements. The results of those investigations have proven excellent stability of the proposed OFCS-EC.
The paper deals with theoretical analysis of new optical fiber structures of D-type which may be applied in optical fiber sensors of electric current. This analysis is based on the following points: light propagation analysis and elastooptic effect induced by magnetostriction effect in optical fiber structures. The main point presents theoretical analysis of magnetic field influence on light propagation. D-type fibers have been designed, produced and tested. The results of measurements of the magneto-optical effect and the distribution of mode fields in such optical fibers have been presented.
The paper deals with investigations concerning new optical fiber structures type D which may be applied in optical fiber sensors of electric current. These structures have been designed, produced and tested. The results of measurements of the magneto-optical effect and the distribution of mode fields in such optical fibers have been presented, as well as the test stand designed for investigations of magneto-optical phenomena.
This work presents a system for magnetic field intensity measurements. The idea of measurements is based on an influence of external magnetic field on the polarization state of singlemode light propagating along optical fibers. In the paper some experimental results of testing investigations of the system for measurements magnetic field of high intensity are presented. The final aim of the investigation outlined below is to work out magnetic field intensity sensors which, together with optical fiber temperature sensors and electric field intensity sensors, will make possible, in the future, to monitor fully operation of electromagnetic power units such as, for example, high voltage power transformers.
This work presents the new method that allows determining the polarization state of light which propagate in optical fibers. One shown also the experimental results of application the elaborated method for mesaure of magnetic field of high inteisty. The final aim of this investigation will be the elaboration of magnetic intensity sensors, which together fiber optic temperature sensors and intensive of electric field sensors make possible, in the future, to monitor the state of work of electromagnetic power arrangements, first of all - high voltage power transformers.