Optical voltage sensor for MV networks

G. Fusiek, J. Nelson, P. Niewczas, J. Havunen, E. P. Suomalainen, J. Hallstrom

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The design and construction of an optical voltage sensor (OVS) for distributed voltage measurements on medium-voltage (MV) networks (11 kV) is presented in this paper. The sensor prototype, comprising a piezoelectric transducer and a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) as a basic optical strain sensing element, is evaluated through laboratory testing and its performance is assessed based on the accuracy requirements specified by the relevant industry standards. It is demonstrated that the device has the potential to meet the requirements for the 3P protection and 0,2 metering classes specified by the IEC 60044-7 standard.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE SENSORS 2017 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781509010127
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event16th IEEE SENSORS Conference, ICSENS 2017 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Oct 20171 Nov 2017


Conference16th IEEE SENSORS Conference, ICSENS 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • electronic voltage transformer
  • Fiber Bragg grating
  • optical voltage sensor
  • power system instrumentation

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    Fusiek, G., Nelson, J., Niewczas, P., Havunen, J., Suomalainen, E. P., & Hallstrom, J. (2017). Optical voltage sensor for MV networks. In IEEE SENSORS 2017 - Conference Proceedings (Vol. 2017-December, pp. 1-3). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2017.8234104