Development and Testing of 10 kV/60Hz Modular Transformer to Study Strong Electric Field Impacts on Drones in Power Line Inspection Applications

Shervin Salehi Rad, Reza Kheirollahi, Amr Mostafa, Zilong Zheng, Shuyan Zhao, Yao Wang, Hua Zhang, Gary Friedman, Fei Lu

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Abstract

Multi-rotor drones (MR-drones) are increasingly used for power line inspection due to their accuracy and ease of use. However, they can be affected by the strong electric fields around transmission power lines, disrupting their positioning measurements and calculations and causing them to lose control. This paper presents an experimental study of a 10 kV modular transformer as a test setup to investigate impacts of strong electric fields on drones. The presented transformer includes eight 1.25 kV sub-module transformers, leveraging simplicity and scalability. Along with the design methodology and mathematical investigations, the practical difficulties are illustrated. To show the effectiveness of the presented high-voltage transformer, some preliminary experimental results are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2023 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9798350397420
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event2023 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2023 - Detroit, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2023Jun 23 2023

Publication series

Name2023 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2023

Conference

Conference2023 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDetroit
Period6/21/236/23/23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Control and Optimization

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