PMU Data Event Detection: A User Guide for Power Engineers

Mohit Singh, Eduard Muljadi, Surya Santoso

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This user guide is intended to accompany a software package containing a Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB) script and related functions for processing phasor measurement unit (PMU) data. This package and guide have been developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Texas at Austin. The objective of this data processing exercise is to discover events in the vast quantitiesof data collected by PMUs. This document attempts to cover some of the theory behind processing the data to isolate events as well as the functioning of the MATLAB scripts. The report describes (1) the algorithms and mathematical background that the accompanying MATLAB codes use to detect events in PMU data and (2) the inputs required from the user and the outputs generated by the scripts.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages40
StatePublished - 2014

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5D00-61664


  • Matlab
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • NREL
  • phasor measurement unit
  • PMU
  • signal processing
  • synchrophasor
  • University of Texas


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