Ashok Kumar Pradhan

A. K. Pradhan

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
 

Contact Addresses

Office N-218, Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Kharagpur, WB 721302, INDIA. (Check this calendar before visiting to my office. )
Phone (Office) +91 - 3222 - 283098
Phone (Residence) +91 - 3222 - 283099
E-mail akpradhan@ee.iitkgp.ernet.in
Residence A 63, IIT Campus, Kharagpur, West Bengal, 721302, INDIA.
Alternative E-mail pradhan.ashok@gmail.com


Brief Biography and Professional Activities

Prof. Ashok Kumar Pradhan received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sambalpur University , Sambalpur, India, in 2001.

He has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering , Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, since 2002, where he is currently a Professor. He served at the Department of Electrical Engineering , VSS University of Technology , Burla, India from 1992-2002. His research interests include Power System Relaying and Monitoring.

Prof. Pradhan is a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) and Fellow of The National Academy of Sciences(NASI), Allahabad , India.


Awards

Research Area
  • Power System Relaying
  • Intelligent Relaying
  • Signal Processing Applications to Power System
  • Power Quality Measurement

Subjects Teaching
  • Electrical Technology
  • Power System Analysis and Operation
  • Power System Protection
  • Smartgrid

Research Collaborations
    Collaborative research is continuing in the area of Power System Monitoring and Protection with

  • Hydro- Quebec Research Group (IREQ)
  • McGill University, Canada
  • New Mexico State Unversity, USA
  • University of Manchester, UK

Sponsored Research and Consultancy

  • Project Title : Stability Analysis, Protection, and Coordinated Control of Networked Microgrids
    Sponsor : DST

  • Project Title : Advanced communication and control for the prevention of blackouts
    Sponsor : UK- India Collaborative Research, DST

  • Project Title :High energy and power density solutions to large energy deficits
    Sponsor : UK- India Collaborative Research, DST

  • Project Title :UK India Clean Energy Research Institute ( UKICERI )
    Sponsor : DST

  • Project Title : Intelligent Tools for Smart Electrical Grids
    Sponsor : MHRD

  • Project Title : Protecting Power Systems using Wide Area Measurements
    Sponsor : DST, NEW DELHI

  • Project Title :Design and Development of Multifunctional Relays for Power System Using Advanced Signal Processing Techniques
    Sponsor : DVC, Kolkata

  • Project Title : Development of Decision Support Tools for Secure Energy Management
    Sponsor : CPRI, Bangalore

  • Project Title : Distribution system loss calculation and possible improvement
    Client : NESCO, BALASORE, ODISHA

  • Project Title : Low Tension Cable Fault Location in CESC System
    Client : CESC, Kolkata

  • Project Title : A Study on Hunting and its Mitigation in CESC Power System
    Client : CESC, Kolkata

  • Project Title : Development of Substation Automation: Monitoring For Damodar Valley Corporation
    Client : DVC, Kolkata

  • Project Title : Remedial Measures To Mitigate Voltage Dip Problem at CTPS Bus, Damodar Valley Corporation, Maithan, Jharkhand
    Client : DVC, Kolkata



Research Scholars
Continuing
  • Binoy Kumar Karmakar, Research Scholar, "Integration of PV plant in microgrid".

  • Arkadipta Chandra, Research Scholar, "Power System monitoring" .

  • Ravi Yadav, Research Scholar, "Power System Protection".

  • A N R L Sirisha, Research Scholar, "Power System Protection".

  • Subhadeep Paladhi, Research Scholar, "Power System Protection".

  • Parul Singh, Research Scholar, "Power System monitoring and Protection".

  • O.D. Naidu, Research Scholar, "Power System Protection".

  • Priyatosh Mahish, Research Scholar, "Power System monitoring and control".

  • Kuldip Nayak, Research Scholar, " Power System Protection ".

  • Priyanka Mishra, Research Scholar, " Protection and Control of Grid connected PV System ".

  • Arghadip Chowdhury, Research Scholar, " Power System Protection " .


PhD Awarded
  • Dr. Soumya Ranjan Mohanty, IIT BHU, "Detection and Classification of Transmission Line Faults"

  • Dr. Premalata Jena, IIT Roorkee, "Directional Relaying for Power Networks"

  • Dr. Biman Kumar Saharoy, NIT Durgapur, "Synchrophasor Measurement Based Application Tools For Power Systems"

  • Dr. Paresh Kumar Nayak, IIT Dhanbad, "Innovative Algorithms to Support Distance Relay for Different Power Networks During Critical Conditions."

  • Dr. J. Ganeswara Rao, Central Electricity Authority, Kolkata, "Improved Distance Relay Performance During Power Swing Using Innovative Algorithms"

  • Dr. Saumendra Sarangi, NIT Uttarakhand , "Adaptive Power Network Protection using Synchronized data"

  • Dr. Swaroop Gajare, Eaton , Pune, "Analysis and Protection of Series Compensated Transmission Lines using Synchronized data"

  • Dr. Pratim Kundu, Post Doc. Washington State University, US, "Power Network Protection using Synchrophasor Measurements"

  • Dr. Rabindra Mohanty, Post Doc. Chalmers University, Sweden, "Protection and Fault Location for DC Microgrids",


Publications [ Citation ]
Book Chapters
  1. A. Routray and A. K. Pradhan ,'Power System Frequency Measurement and Estimation, Research Monographs on Frontiers of Measurement and Instrumentation', ANE Books 2008, New Delhi, India.
  2. A. K. Pradhan , 'Intelligent Techniques for transmission line fault classification', Computational Intelligence in Power Engineering, Springer, 2010.
  3. P. Jena and A. K. Pradhan , 'Network Protection Systems Considering the Presence of STATCOMs', Static Compensators (STATCOMs) in Power Systems, Springer, 2015.
  4. P. Kundu, S. Sarangi and A. K. Pradhan , 'Wide Area Measurement based Network Protection', Synchronized Phasor Measurements for Smart Grid, IET, UK, 2017.

Important Publications (Journals)
  1. P. Mahish, A K. Pradhan and A.K. Sinha , " Wide area predictive control of power system considering communication delay and data drops," accepted in IEEE Trans. Ind. Informat.
  2. O.D. Naidu and A K. Pradhan , " A traveling wave based fault location method using unsynchronized current measurements," IEEE Trans. Power Del. , available in early access.
  3. R. Yadav, A K. Pradhan and I. Kamwa , " Real-time multiple event detection and classification in power system using signal energy transformations," IEEE Trans. Ind. Informat. , available in early access.
  4. R.Mohanty and A K. Pradhan , " A superimposed current based unit protection scheme for DC microgrid," IEEE Trans. Smart Grid vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 3917-3919, July 2018.
  5. R.Mohanty and A K. Pradhan , " DC ring bus microgrid protection using the oscillation frequency and transient power," IEEE Systems Journal , available in early access.
  6. P. Kundu and A.K. Pradhan, , " Real-time event identification using synchrophasor data from selected buses," IET Gen., Trans. & Distribution, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 1664-1671, April, 2018.
  7. P. Kundu and A K. Pradhan , " Supervisory protection of islanded network using synchrophasor data," IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, available in early access, 2017.
  8. R.Mohanty and A K. Pradhan , " Protection of smart DC microgrid with ring configuration using parameter estimation approach," IEEE Trans. Smart Grid , available in early access, 2017.
  9. P. Kundu and A K. Pradhan , " Power network protection using wide-area measurements considering uncertainty in data availability," IEEE Systems Journal, available in early access, 2017.
  10. R. Mohanty and A K. Pradhan , " Faulted section identification for DC distribution systems using smart meter data," IET Gen.,Trans. & Dist., vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 1030-1037, Feb, 2018
  11. S. Paladhi and A K. Pradhan , " Adaptive zone-1 setting following structural and operational changes in power system," IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 560-569, April 2018.
  12. S. Gajare, A K. Pradhan and V. Terzija " A method for accurate parameter estimation of series compensated transmission lines using synchronized data," IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vol. 32,no.6,pp 4843-4850,2017.
  13. S. Gajare and A K. Pradhan , " Synchrophasor based intelligent autoreclosing scheme for series compensated transmission lines," IEEE Trans. Power Delivery , vol. 32,no.5,pp 2255-2262,2017.
  14. J.G. Rao and A K. Pradhan , " Supervising distance relay during power swing using synchrophasor measurements ," IET Gen.,Trans. & Dist. , vol. 11,no.17,pp 4136-4145, 2017.
  15. S. Sarangi and A K. Pradhan , " An adaptive alpha plane line differential protection ," IET Gen., Trans. & Distribution, vol. 11,no.10,pp 2468-2477,2017.
  16. S. Gajare, J.G. Rao, O.D. Naidu and A K. Pradhan , " Wide-area measurement system-based supervision of protection schemes with minimum number of phasor measurement units ," Philosophical Transaction A, Royal Society London, vol. 375, July 2017.
  17. A. Sirisha and A K. Pradhan , " Parameter estimation of resonant fault current limiter for protection and stability analysis ," IEEE Trans. Power System, vol. 32,no.3,pp 2288-2295,2017.
  18. B.K.S. Roy, R.Sharma, A. K. Pradhan and A.K. Sinha , "Faulty Line identification algorithm for secured backup protection using PMUs, " Electric Power Components and Systems ,vol.45,no.4, pp 491-504, 2017.
  19. P. Jena and A K. Pradhan , " Reducing current transformer saturation effect in phasor measurement unit," International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, vol. 26, no.7, pp. 1397-1407, 2016.
  20. J.G. Rao and A K. Pradhan , " Improved Transverse Current Differential Protection Resistant to Power Swing," INAE Letter, Springer , vol.1,no.2,pp53-58,2016.
  21. J.G. Rao and A K. Pradhan , " A transfer trip scheme to supervise zone 3 operation," INAE Letter, Springer , vol.1, no.1, pp 9-13,2016.
  22. S. Gajare and A K. Pradhan , " An accurate fault location method for multi-circuit series compensated transmission lines," IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 32,no.1,pp 572-580,2017.
  23. P.K. Nayak, A K. Pradhan and P. Bajpai, "A three-terminal line protection scheme immune to power swing" IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 31,no. 3,pp 999-1006,2016.
  24. R. Mohanty, U. S. Mukha Balaji and A. K. Pradhan , "An Accurate Non-iterative Fault Location Technique for Low Voltage DC Microgrid, " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery ,vol.31,no.2, pp 475-481, 2016.
  25. S. Gajare and A. K. Pradhan S. Brahma , "Model Verification of Fixed Series Compensation Devices Using Synchronized Data, " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery ,vol.31,no.1,pp174-181,2016.
  26. P. Kundu and A. K. Pradhan , "Enhanced Protection Security using System Integrity Protection Scheme (SIPS), " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery , vol.31, no.1, pp.228-235, 2016.
  27. J. G. Rao and A. K. Pradhan, " "Accurate Phasor Estimation During Power Swing," IEEE Trans. Power Delivery , vol.31, no1, pp.130-137, 2016.
  28. S. Sarangi, and A. K. Pradhan , "Adaptive direct underreaching transfer trip protection scheme for three-terminal line" IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol 30,no. 6,pp. 2383-2391, 2015.
  29. P. Jena and A. K. Pradhan , "Directional Relaying During Secondary Arc Using Negative-Sequence Superimposed Technique, " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, , vol.30, no.3, pp.1626, 1628, June 2015
  30. P. Kundu, and A. K. Pradhan, "Online identification of protection element failure using wide area measurements", IET Gen., Trans. & Distribution , vol. 29 p. 115 - 123, 2015.
  31. J. Ganeswara Rao and A. K. Pradhan, "Power-swing detection using moving window averaging of current signals, " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, , vol.30, no1., pp.368-376, 2015.
  32. P.K. Nayak, A. K. Pradhan and P. Bajpai, "Secured zone 3 protection during stressed condition, " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol.30, no1., pp89-96, 2015.
  33. P. Kundu and A. K. Pradhan, Wide area measurement based protection support during power swing, Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 63, pp 546-554, 2014.
  34. P. K. Nayak, A. K. Pradhan and P. Bajpai, "Wide-area measurement-based backup protection for power network with series compensation, " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol.29, no.24, pp. 1970-1977, 2014.
  35. P. Kundu and A. K. Pradhan , "Synchrophasor assisted zone-3 operation, " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol.29, no.22, pp. 660-667, 2014.
  36. S. Sarangi, and A. K. Pradhan , "Synchronised data-based adaptive backup protection for series compensated line, , IET -Gen., Trans. & Dist. , vol. 8, no. 12, pp. 1979-1986, 2014.
  37. M. Biswal, B. B. Pati, and A. K. Pradhan , "Directional relaying for double circuit line with series compensation", IET -Gen., Trans. & Dist. ., vol. 7, no 4, pp. 405-413 , 2013.
  38. M. Biswal, B. B. Pati, and A. K. Pradhan , "Adaptive distance relay setting for series compensated line, " Int. Journal of Electrical Power and Energy system, Elsevier Science , vol. 52, pp. 198-206, 2013.
  39. P. Jena and A. K. Pradhan , "Directional relaying during single-pole tripping using phase change in negative-sequence current, " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 28, no.3, pp- 1548-1557, 2013.
  40. P.K. Nayak. A K. Pradhan and P. Bajpai, "A fault detection technique for the series-compensated line during power swing, " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 28, no.2, pp- 714-722, 2013.
  41. P. Jena and A. K. Pradhan , "Directional relaying in the presence of a thyristor-controlled series capacitor, " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery , vol.28, no.2, pp. 628 - 636, 2013 .
  42. J. Ganeswara Rao and A. K. Pradhan, " Differential power based symmetrical fault detection during power swing, " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 27, no.3, pp- 1557-1564, 2012.
  43. B K Saha Roy, A K Sinha and A K Pradhan , "An optimal PMU placement technique for power system observability, " Electric Power and Energy Systems, vol.42, pp 71-77, 2012.
  44. M. Biswal, B. B. Pati, and A. K. Pradhan , "Directional relaying of series-compensated line using an integrated approach, " Electric Power Components and Systems , vol. 40:691-710, 2012.
  45. P. Jena and A. K. Pradhan , "An integrated approach for directional relaying of the double-circuit line, " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery , vol.26, no.3, pp. 1783 - 1792, 2011 .
  46. I. Kamwa, A. K. Pradhan , and G. Joos, "Robust detection and analysis of power system oscillations using the Teager-Kaiser energy operator, " IEEE Trans. Power System , vol.26, no.1, pp. 323-333, 2011.
  47. P. Jena and A. K. Pradhan , "A positive sequence directional relaying algorithm for series compensated line, " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery , vol.25, no.4, pp.2288-2298, 2010 .
  48. I. Kamwa, A. K. Pradhan , and G. Joos, "Adaptive phasor and frequency tracking schemes for wide-area protection and control" IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol-26, no.2, pp. 744 - 753, April 2011.
  49. S. K. Meher, A. K. Pradhan , "Fuzzy classifiers for power quality event analysis", Electric Power Systems Research , vol. 80, no. 1, pp. 71-76, January 2010.
  50. I. Kamwa, A. K. Pradhan , G. Joos and S. Samantaray, "Fuzzy partitioning of a real power system for dynamic vulnerability assessment", IEEE Trans. Power System. vol. 24, pp.1356-1365, August 2009.
  51. A. K. Pradhan and P. Jena, "Solution to close-in fault problem in directional relaying", IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery, IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 23, pp. 1690-1692, July 2008.
  52. S. Mohanty , A. K. Pradhan , and A. Routray, "A cumulative sum based fault detector for power system relaying application", IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 23, pp.79-86, Jan 2008.
  53. A. K. Pradhan , A. Routray and G. S. Madhan, "Fault direction estimation in radial distribution system using phase-change in sequence current", IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 22 , pp. 2065 - 2071, 2007.
  54. I. Kamwa, A. K. Pradhan and G. Joos, "Automatic segmentation of large power systems into fuzzy coherent areas for dynamic vulnerability assessment", IEEE Trans. Power System, vol. 22, pp. 1974 - 1985 Nov. 2007.
  55. A. K. Pradhan and G. Joos, "Adaptive distance relay setting for lines connecting wind farms", IEEE Trans. Energy Conversion , vol. 22, pp.206-213, 2007.
  56. A. K. Pradhan , A. Routray and S. Mohanty, "A moving sum approach for fault detection of power systems", Electric Power Components and Systems , vol. 34, pp. 385-399, 2006.
  57. A. K. Pradhan , S. K. Meher and A. Routray, "Communication channel equalization using wavelet network", Elsevier-Digital Signal Processing , , vol. 16, pp. 445-452, 2006.
  58. A. K. Pradhan , A. Routray and B. Mohanty, "Maximum efficiency of flexible AC transmission systems", Elesevier- Electrical Power and Energy systems, vol. 28, pp.581-588 , 2006.
  59. A. K. Pradhan , A. Routray and A. Basak, "Power system frequency estimation using least mean square technique", IEEE Trans. Power Delivery , vol. 20, no.3, pp.1812-1816, 2005.
  60. A. K. Pradhan and A. Routray, "Applying distance relay for voltage sag source detection", IEEE Trans. Power Delivery , vol. 20, no.1, pp.529-531, 2005.
  61. U. Lahiri, A. K. Pradhan , S Mukhopadhyaya, "Modular neural network based directional relay for transmission line protection", IEEE Trans. Power System, vol.20, no.4, pp.2154-2155, 2005.
  62. A. K. Pradhan , A. Routray, S. Pati and D. K. Pradhan, "Wavelet-fuzzy combined approach for fault classification of a series compensated transmission line", IEEE Trans. Power Delivery , vol. 19, no.4, pp.1612-1618, 2004.
  63. S.K. Meher, A. K. Pradhan and G. Panda, "An integrated data compression scheme for power quality events using Spline wavelet and neural network", Electric Power System Research , vol. 69, no.2, pp. 213-220, 2004.
  64. A. K. Pradhan , A. Routray and B. Biswal, "Higher order statistics -fuzzy integrated scheme for fault classification of a series compensated transmission line, " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol.19, no.2, pp. 891-893, 2004.
  65. P. K. Dash, A. K. Pradhan and G. Panda, "Applications of artificial intelligence techniques for classification and location of faults on thyristor-controlled series-compensated line, " Electric Power Components and Systems , vol. 31, no.3, pp. 241-260, 2003.
  66. A. Routray, A. K. Pradhan and K. P. Rao, "A novel Kalman filter for frequency estimation of distorted signals in power systems, " IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement , vol. 51, no.3, pp. 469 -479, 2002.
  67. G. Panda, P. K. Dash, A. K. Pradhan and S. K. Meher, "Power quality data compression using the Slantlet transform, " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery , vol.17, no.2, , pp.662-667, 2002.
  68. P. K. Dash, A. K. Pradhan and G. Panda, "Application of minimal radial basis function neural network to distance protection, " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery , vol.16, no.1, pp.68-74, 2001.
  69. P. K. Dash, A. K. Pradhan and G. Panda, "Apparent impedance calculations for distance protected transmission lines employing series connected FACTS devices, " Electric Power Components and Systems , vol. 29, pp.348-357, 2001.
  70. P. K. Dash, A. K. Pradhan and M. M. A. Salama, "Estimation of voltage flicker magnitude and frequency using Fourier linear combiners to improve power quality, " Electric Power Components and Systems , vol. 29, pp.1-13, 2001.
  71. P. K. Dash, A. K. Pradhan and G. Panda, "A novel fuzzy neural network based distance relaying scheme, " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery , vol.15, no.3, pp.902-907, 2000.
  72. P. K. Dash, A. K. Pradhan , G. Panda and A. C. Liew, "Adaptive relay setting for flexible ac transmission systems (FACTS), " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery , vol.15, no.1, pp.38-43, 2000.
  73. P. K. Dash, A. K. Pradhan and G. Panda, "Frequency estimation of distorted power system signals using extended complex Kalman filter, " IEEE Trans. Power Delivery , vol.14, No.3, 1999, pp.761-766.