Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Grzybowski, Stanislaw

Committee Member

Taylor Jr., Clayborne D.

Committee Member

Younan, Nicolas H.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Electrical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Underground Residential Distribution (URD) power cables are aged due to electrical, thermal, mechanical, and environmental stresses during their service. The recent dielectric conditions of the cables are of much interest for utilities. The existing offline diagnostic method requires forceful disconnection of the URD cable for maintenance. Online recording and Fast Fourier Transform analysis of intentionally created transients in URD is one of the promising method to assess the current condition of the cable. For the bigger goal of developing an online power cable condition assessment, the measurement techniques which are required to be implemented has to be evaluated. In order for implementing the online measurement system, the requirements of the measurement system have to be identified at first. URD system model was simulated using Electro Magnetic Transient Program to identify the characteristics of induced transients. A list of requirements of the measurement system was created based on the simulation results