International Journal of Computer Applications
In remote and hilly areas, the faults in the live wires are difficult to analyze. The faults in the wire may be due to breakage in the wire, breakage due to heavy rain, snowfall and land slide, human and animal contact or lightening strike. In an electric power system fault is any abnormal electric current. RF Transreceivers have been proposed for detection of faults in the live wire. This technique can detect the faults in the wires, unapproachable by humans. RF Transmitter units are fixed along the length of wire at regular intervals; the RF receiver unit is placed at approachable area.