Welcome to the Power System Automation Laboratory

The Power System Automation Laboratory conducts research in all aspects of automation, control and protection of electric power systems. The laboratory specializes in real-time, high-fidelity data capture and analysis on operating systems to detect faults and abnormal operating conditions. Current research includes data analysis to detect incipient failure conditions for line and apparatus, enabling true conditioned based maintenance before catastrophic failure. The laboratory is known internationally for its work in high-impedance fault detection which resulted in commercial relay systems that are widely used today in the electric utility industry.