Undergraduate researchers Mr. Rahul Balamurugan, Ms. Fatima Al-Janahi, and Ms. Oumaima Bouhali presented a poster on their paper titled “Fourier Transform and Short-Time Fourier Transform Decomposition for Photovoltaic Arc Fault Detection” at the 47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), held virtually from June 15 to August 21st, 2020.

The paper presents the development of an automated arc generator testbed for the in-situ generation and analysis of DC arcs, and a comparison of the Fast Fourier Transform and Short-Time Fourier Transform in analyzing the generated DC arcs. Mr. ​Kais AbdulMawjood, project mentor, and Ms. Sawsan Shukri, a staff research assistant, assisted in mentoring the team. This publication was made possible by QNRF grant # UREP24-023-2-010 from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation).