Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Schulz, Noel N.

Committee Member

Srivastava, Anurag

Committee Member

Doane, Stephanie

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Electrical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Accuracy of the measurement data used for the decision making process or for shipboard operations and control is very important to ensure the reliability and survivability. The uncertainties present in measurement data need to be minimized for reliable system operation. In this work, a fuzzy logic based model is developed to deal with uncertainty in the meter data. Operational and historical parameters of the meters were used to determine a ‘trust’ value of individual meter. A fuzzy correction system for measurement data was used to generate an input dataset for a genetic algorithm based reconfiguration system. Additionally, with the goal of optimizing the performance of power system operator, the effects of Decision Support System (DSS) on the quality of decisions taken by the operator were examined. Unaided and aided interface prototypes were developed and usability tests were carried out on interface prototypes with users having knowledge of power systems.