Franklin, Gregory A., Ph.D.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Select a contact:

Contact

Assistant Professor

Business Engineering Complex
BEC 261D
1150 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-4461

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(205) 934-8443

(205) 975-3337

Other information

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Ph.D., Computer Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2005

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1997

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1996

TEACHING

EE312 Electrical Systems

EE361 Electric Machinery I

EE497 Senior Design

EE473/573 Protective Relaying for Power Systems

EE661/761 Advanced Electrical Machinery

EE663/763 Control of Synchronous Machines

EE671/771 Computer Applications in Power

EE690/790 Power Line Carrier Systems

RESEARCH

Electric Utility Power Systems, Power System Protection, Power Line Communications RECENT PUBLICATIONS (2008-2011): G. A. Franklin, "Method for Determining the Resonant Frequency(s) of an Energized Power Line Carrier Line (Wave) Trap," Pub. No. US 2010/0244814 A1, Sept. 30, 2010.

G. A. Franklin, “Method for Determining Line Tap Trapping Requirements” accepted for presentation at the 65th Annual Georgia Tech Protective Relaying Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in May 2011.

S. Yang and G. A. Franklin, “Considerations When Applying Power Line Carrier Systems on Overhead Transmission Lines with Segmented Shield Wires” accepted for presentation at the 65th Annual Georgia Tech Protective Relaying Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in May 2011.

G. A. Franklin, and R. Horton, “Determining Distance Relay Zone-1 Reach Settings to Prevent CCVT Transient Overreach” presented at the 2011 IEEE Southeastcon Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in March 2011.

S. Yang and G. A. Franklin, “Modeling of Overhead Transmission Lines with Segmented Shield Wires for Signal Attenuation Calculation in Power Line Carrier Systems” presented at the 2011 IEEE Southeastcon Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in March 2011.

G. A. Franklin, and Shanshan Yang, “Power Line Carrier Impedance Matching Monitor” presented at the 2010 IEEE Southeastern Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina in March 2010. Published in Proc. IEEE SoutheastCon 2010, pp.255-258.

G. A. Franklin,"A Practical Guide to Harmonic Frequency Interference Affecting High Voltage Power Line Carrier Coupling Systems," IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 630-641, April 2009.

G. A. Franklin, "Using Modal Analysis to Estimate Received Signal Levels for a Power Line Carrier Channel on a 500-kV Transmission Line," IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 2446-2454, Oct. 2009.

RESEARCH FUNDING (2008-2011)

“Effects of R410 Compressor Starting on Reactive Power Loading During Startup”, Southern Company Services, 6/2010-12/2010.

“Method for Determining Line Tap Trapping Requirements”, Southern Company Services, 6/2010-5/2011.

“Determining Methods for Estimating Real Power Losses Associated with Harmonics in a Bulk Transmission System”, Southern Company Services, 1/2010-5/2010.

“Determining Zone 1 Distance Settings in the Presence of CCVT Transient Overreach”, Alabama Power Company, 7/2009-9/2009.

“Improvements to Method for In-service Line Trap Testing”, Southern Company Services, 5/2008-8/2009.

“Power Line Carrier Impedance Matching Monitor”, Southern Company Services, 5/2008-8/2009

“Determining the Minimum Approach Distance Using a Portable Protective Air Gap at 500 kV”, Alabama Power Company, 5/2008-8/2008. SERVICE Professional Service

Journal Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, IEEE PES Letters, and IEEE Journal on Vehicular Technology

Reviewer for DOE/SGIG grant applications