iPDC - A Free Phasor Data Concentrator
iPDC is a free Phasor Data Concentrator that collects data from Phasor Measurement Units, iPDC's and other PDC that are IEEEC37.118 standard compliant. It time aligns and combines the received data into frames as per IEEEC37.118 and sends to other iPDCs.
It also has the feature to archive received data in the MySQL database on local disk or remote machine disk. A friendly graphical user interface will enable a user to add or remove new devices (PMU/iPDC) and also send different command frames to the devices
from which the data is being received. Software is built to be working on Linux platform.
What is PMU?
Phasor Measurement Unit is a device which measures the electrical waves on an electricity grid, using a common time source for synchronization. Time synchronization allows synchronized real-time measurements of multiple remote measurement points on the grid.
A PMU can be a dedicated device, or the PMU function can be incorporated into a protective relay or other device. -
What is PDC?
Phasor Data Concentrator is a node in a system where phasor data from the number of PMUs or PDCs is correlated and fed out as a single stream to other applications.PDC designed to process streaming time-series data in real-time. Measured data gathered with
GPS-time from many hundreds of input sources is time-sorted.