Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

The goal of this project is to design, install and test a Smart Recloser system that is able to protect electric power distribution lines from faults. The system was implemented by a microprocessor circuit breaker device that constantly monitors the distribution lines for current increase and disruptions in the power signals. Any notable changes cause the Smart Recloser to open the lines and recloses it only when the fault is cleared. The device was tested through simulations and a small scale implementation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2017

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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