Michigan Technological University
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Course Specification
Power System Protection Lab
Catalog Description: Theory-based application of software and hardware used for power system
protection. Fault simulations, protective relay settings and coordination, and test operation of relays
under static, dynamic, and transient conditions. Credits: 1.0 Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2) Semesters Offered:
Spring Offered alternate years beginning with the 2004-2005 academic year Pre-requisites: EE 4223(C)
Textbooks(s) and/or Other Required Materials:
Lab equipment tutorial and experiment procedures, in .pdf format. Prepared by instructor with
assistance by lab TAs. URL:
Prerequisites by Topic:
1. Familiarity with electrical measurement techniques and equipment
2. Mastery of short circuit analysis and symmetrical components.
3. Ability to design and construct basic control logic circuits.
4. Basic understanding of and ability to learn applications software for short circuit calculations and
relay coordination.
Course Objectives:
Apply the concepts and analysis from EE4223 to specific relays/hardware.
Master the ability to independently design test strategies and connections, safely and correctly carry out
the tests, and report and analyze results.
Develop an integrated knowledge and understanding of simulation software and hardware testing.
Develop fundamental knowledge and skill set that enables self-learning and working independently in
this field.
Topics Covered:
1. Lab safety and introduction to test equipment
2. Operation of relay tester, capabilities for steady-state, dynamic, and transient testing of relays.
3. Non-directional overcurrent relay, radial coordination
4. Directional overcurrent relay, voltage polarized.
1. Impedance relays for line protection, coordination of zones and relays in grid system.
2. Transformer differential relaying
5. Generator Differential relaying
6. Bus differential relaying
Relationship of Course to Program Objectives (See UPAC SOP, Tables 1 and 2):
Objective: 1
Objective: 1
Objective: 4
via Outcome: b
via Outcome: l
via Outcome: g
via topic(s): 6
via topic(s): 2, 3, 4, 5
via topic(s): 2, 3, 4, 5
Objective: 2
via Outcome: n
via topic(s): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Contribution of Course to Meeting the Professional Component (See UPAC SOP, Tables 1 and 2):
Class/Laboratory Schedule (note: 1 hour = 50 minutes):
Instructional Lab: 30 hours = (1 session/week @ 2 hours/session) for 15 weeks
Prepared by:
Bruce Mork, Associate Professor, Feb 27, 2004.