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In this paper, an accurate method for determination of fault location and fault type in power distribution systems by neural network is proposed. This method uses neural network to classify and locate normal and composite types of faults as phase to earth, two phases to earth, phase to phase. Also this method can distinguish three phase short circuit from normal network position. In the presented method, neural network is trained by alphabeta space vector parameters. These parameters are obtained using clarke transformation. Simulation results are presented in the MATLAB software. Two neural networks (MLP and RBF) are investigated and their results are compared with each other. The accuracy and benefit of the proposed method for determination of fault type and location in distribution power systems has been shown in simulation results.
Date of Conference: 19-20 April 2011