FluxPMU - A Maker's Guide of a DIY Synchronized Phasor Measurement Unit

Emmett Williamson, Luigi Vanfretti, Prottay M. Adhikari, Jerry W. Dziuba, David Laverty

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Synchrophasor technology is transforming the way the power grid is being monitored thanks to the benefits provided by synchronized Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs). To exploit these benefits, future power engineers need better understanding of how PMUs work at all levels, from hardware components to phasor estimation methods implemented in software. However, hands-on experiences with these technologies allowing students to “tinker” with a PMU are limited. The FluxPMU project aims to enable students to explore and build an open source, low cost PMU. Building from the legacy of OpenPMU V1, FluxPMU provides a Do-it-Yourself (DIY) guide with all documentation and software sources required to build the FluxPMU, which can be found in the following Github repository: https://github.com/alsetlab/fluxpmu. This paper summarizes the authors’ efforts in creating this Maker’s Guide.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)
ISBN (Print)9781728188973
StatePublished - Feb 16 2021
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-03-25
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): OSR-2019-CoE-NEOM- 4178.12
Acknowledgements: This work was supported in part by Dominion Energy Virginia and in part by the Center of Excellence for NEOM Research at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology under grant OSR-2019-CoE-NEOM- 4178.12.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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