Acta Metallurgica Sinica(English letters) ›› 2015, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (5): 84-91.doi: 10.1016/S1005-8885(15)60685-9

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Novel detection method for DC series arc faults by using morphological filtering


  1. School of Automation, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
  • Received:2015-04-17 Revised:2015-09-18 Online:2015-10-30 Published:2015-10-30

Abstract: It has been known that DC arc faults pose a hazard in power electronics systems. Due to the fault current is lower than normal current load, series arc is more difficult to be discovered than parallel arc. The traditional methods of DC series arc faults detection have some disadvantages, such as large computation, long delay and easier influence by interferences. In this paper, a novel method with multi-scale morphological filtering was utilized for the fault detection of DC series arc. Compared to the tradition method, the proposed method is more simple and efficient. It was verified that it was convenient for field application of on-line monitoring and diagnosis with a good ability to prevent misjudgments from the environment interference.

Key words: arc fault, DC series arc, mathematical morphology, structural elements, fault detection