Phasor measurement unit for insights into grid health

National Instruments' phasor measurement unit (PMU) hardware platform for the NI Grid Automation System is designed to gain better insight into grid health so operators can tailor measurement solutions to meet their specific needs.
By National Instruments February 13, 2015

National Instruments' phasor measurement unit (PMU) hardware platform for the NI Grid Automation System is designed to gain better insight into grid health so operators can tailor measurement solutions to meet their specific needs. Courtesy: National InstNational Instruments’ phasor measurement unit (PMU) hardware platform for the NI Grid Automation System is designed to gain better insight into grid health so operators can tailor measurement solutions to meet their specific needs. The Grid Automation System is based on the CompactRIO embedded control and acquisition system. Designed for phasor measurements, power analyzer and substation automation, the processing unit runs a deterministic version of Linux Real-Time with a fully programmable software application layer that helps blend custom requirements with commercial off-the-shelf hardware. Open PMU technology resources are valuable to companies that need to develop a platform quickly, while still retaining freedom in both hardware and software design and specifications.

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