Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering




                

   

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          E-mail:gfranklin@uab.edu@uab.edu



           Phone: (205) 934-8443



           Fax: (205) 975-3337

    

           Office: BEC 261D


             1150 10th Avenue South

             Birmingham, AL 35294

               

Ph.D., Computer Engineering, UAB, 2005
M.S., Electrical Engineering, UAB, 1997
B.S., Electrical Engineering, UAB, 1996
 
 

Research Interests

  • Electric utility power systems
  • Power system protection
  • Power Line Communications

Recent Publications 

 

  • 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.
  • VS. 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.

Professional Activities     


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

  • Reviewer for DOE/SGIG grant applications

Research Funding


“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.