Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2761

Full Length Research Paper

Power quality monitoring system based on embedded system with network monitoring

Krisda Yingkayun1, Suttichai Premrudeepreechacharn1*, Neville R. Watson2and Kohji Higuchi3
1Department of Electrical Engineering, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200 Thailand. 2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. 3Department of Electronic Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofu-ga-oka, Chofu, Tokyo, 182-8585, Japan.
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  •  Accepted: 13 March 2012
  •  Published: 31 March 2012


This paper has proposed a power quality monitoring system on the detection of power disturbance in real-time by using an embedded system. It can be controlled and monitored by its function via Ethernet network. This system has been developed to monitor and detect any disturbance signals in power lines. If any phase in the power lines has disturbance, the monitoring system will store the fault data into the chosen memory card. This developed system can allow users to control and receive data from the remote hardware via Ethernet network by using UDP and TCP/IP protocol. To transfer the disturbance file that has been stored in the memory card to PC, the embedded TFTP server is applied in this step. There are some advantages of using the developed application software: it can control the power quality monitoring hardware which being installed at the remote sites; can display the detected fault data in the waveform; and also can connect to the various number of the monitoring hardware.


Key words:  Power quality, UDP, TCP/IP, TFTP, ethernet network.