Modern Distribution Network Protection (MDNP) Research Laboratory

In recent years, the paradigm of active distribution systems is being realized by the innovations in the small-scale distributed energy resources (DER) such as photovoltaics, wind turbines, fuel cells, and storage devices. Development of an efficient protection strategy is of great importance for the modern distribution network operation to prevent power loss and serious threats to the human life and network equipment. The current focus of “Modern Distribution Network Protection Laboratory” located at Department of Electrical Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University is on the following topics.

- Fault detection in islanded AC microgrid with 100% electronically-interfaced generation units;

- Protection coordination of distribution networks with high penetration of distributed generations;

- Protection of DC microgrids in both grid-connected and islanded modes of operation;

- Current limiting of microgrid converters;

- Protection of photovoltaic arrays; and

- High impedance fault detection.

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Lab Heads

Iman Sadeghkhani

PhD in Electrical Engineering
Field: Microgrid Protection

Bahador Fani

PhD in Electrical Engineering
Field: Microgrid Control and Protection

Lab Members

Sima Ahmadi

PhD Student

Hamed Karimi

PhD Student

Alireza Zabihi

MSc Student

Roja Rouhani

MSc Student

Amir Maleki

MSc Student

Shiva Nezamzadeh

MSc Student

Karim Allahdadi

MSc Student

Hooman Noroozi

MSc Student

Lab Alumni

Mehdi Salehi

Topic: Protection of DC Microgrid
MSc Graduated

Aria Khoshnami

Topic: Protection of Photovoltaic Array
MSc Graduated

Hadi Bisheh

Topic: Protection of Distribution Network
MSc Graduated

Lab Publications

[J4] A. Khoshnami and I. Sadeghkhani, Sample entropy-based fault detection for photovoltaic arrays, IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 12, no. 16, pp. 1966–1976, Dec. 2018. [Link]
[J3] A. Khoshnami and I. Sadeghkhani, Two-stage power–based fault detection scheme for photovoltaic systems, Solar Energy–Elsevier, vol. 176, pp. 10-21, Dec. 2018. [Link]
[J2] A. Khoshnami and I. Sadeghkhani, Fault detection for PV systems using Teager-Kaiser energy operator, IET Electronics Letters, vol. 54, no. 23, pp. 1342–1344, Nov. 2018. [Link]
[J1] B. Fani, H. Bisheh, and I. Sadeghkhani, Protection coordination scheme for distribution networks with high penetration of photovoltaic generators, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 12, no. 8, pp. 1802–1814, Apr. 2018. [Link]