Case Studies

July 2013 - U.S. Military Academy Using OpenPMU

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point has successfully created their own version of the OpenPMU device.

Dr. Aaron St. Leger, Assistant Professor in EE&CS, led his students, Colin Chapman, Tyler LeRoy and Ethan Miller, through the theory of phasor estimation and tasked them with developing a PMU device.  Using the design specifications and Labview source code from, the team designed, fabricated and tested a device for monitoring three-phase circuits.  Feedback from the team indicated that the OpenPMU resources were invaluable towards developing the platform quickly while still retaining freedom in both hardware and software design and specifications.

Improvements have been made to the source code, adding the team’s implementation of IEEE C37.118 data representation.  These modifications have been returned to the OpenPMU development team for inclusion in upcoming releases of the main project.

The students presented their work, “Wide Area Measurement System Utilizing Open Source Tools”, at the 2013 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). This work has also been accepted for publication in the NCUR proceedings.  Check here for an update!

Jan 2013 - National Instruments Case Study

National Instruments have released a case study on the OpenPMU platform.  You can read all about it here: