Synchronized Phasor Measurements and Their Applications

  • A.G. Phadke
  • J.S. Thorp

Part of the Power Electronics and Power Systems book series (PEPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Phasor Measurement Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A.G. Phadke, J.S. Thorp
      Pages 3-28
    3. A.G. Phadke, J.S. Thorp
      Pages 29-48
    4. A.G. Phadke, J.S. Thorp
      Pages 49-79
    5. A.G. Phadke, J.S. Thorp
      Pages 81-91
    6. A.G. Phadke, J.S. Thorp
      Pages 93-105
    7. A.G. Phadke, J.S. Thorp
      Pages 107-131
  3. Phasor Measurement Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. A.G. Phadke, J.S. Thorp
      Pages 135-171
    3. A.G. Phadke, J.S. Thorp
      Pages 173-196
    4. A.G. Phadke, J.S. Thorp
      Pages 197-221
    5. A.G. Phadke, J.S. Thorp
      Pages 223-243
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 245-247

About this book


Synchronized Phasor Measurement and Their Applications presents the historical development of the synchronized phasor measurement technology, which is the most accurate wide area measurements (WAMS) technology for power systems, and points the path for the applications of these measurements to be realized in coming years. The synchronized phasor measurement concept was introduced by the authors about 25 years ago and has been developing at a steady pace through the research of the authors as well as their colleagues throughout the world. It is now a mature technology with products being offered by leading manufacturers of electric power equipment.

Electric Power Systems are an essential infrastructure of modern society and have been characterized as the largest man-made machines. Catastrophic failures of power systems – popularly known as blackouts – occur infrequently, but when they occur they cause great disruption to the fabric of industrial societies. In recent years, it has become evident that precise measurements of power systems’ state in real time is a very important tool for managing the operation of power systems, as well as mitigating some of the effects of catastrophic failures. It has been well recognized by experts that synchronized phasor measurements offer the most direct and accurate tool for determining the state of the power system.

Synchronized Phasor Measurement and Their Applications serves as a source for serious researchers and graduate students in universities and industrial organizations.


GPS synchronization PDC Phasor Measurements Real-Time Measurements control power systems protection, monitoring, and control of power systems

Authors and affiliations

  • A.G. Phadke
    • 1
  • J.S. Thorp
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-76535-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-76537-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-3185
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-3193
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