Was looking through my Google Scholar’s profile, and realized that the patent application that I was a part of at my former employer (years ago) has become an actual US patent this year. Of course, my former employer holds the all the rights of use, so it’s of no financial benefit to me, but it’s cool to have my name on a patent. Nobody can say that I didn’t help invent anything in my career. Some details of the patent and link to the full document below for those interested.
Predictive voltage stability of a power system post-contingency
V. Madani, X. T. Jiang, D. Novosel, B. Avramovic
A voltage stability prediction system is configured to predict voltage stability of a power system under a contingency. The voltage stability prediction system in this regard may execute model-based contingency analysis using a model of the power system to predict, as of a first time, voltage stability of the power system post-contingency. The voltage stability prediction system also obtains, from phasor measurement units (PMUs) in the power system, synchrophasor measurements that indicate, as of a second time later than the first time, phasors in the power system pre-contingency. Further, based on the model-based contingency analysis and the synchrophasor measurements, the voltage stability prediction system predicts, as of the second time, voltage stability of the power system post-contingency.