Power quality disturbance detection and classification using signal processing and soft computing techniques

Sarkar, S (2014) Power quality disturbance detection and classification using signal processing and soft computing techniques. MTech thesis.



The quality of electric power and disturbances occurred in power signal has become a major issue among the electric power suppliers and customers. For improving the power quality continuous monitoring of power is needed which is being delivered at customer’s sites. Therefore, detection of PQ disturbances, and proper classification of PQD is highly desirable. The detection and classification of the PQD in distribution systems are important tasks for protection of power distributed network. Most of the disturbances are non-stationary and transitory in nature hence it requires advanced tools and techniques for the analysis of PQ disturbances. In this work a hybrid technique is used for characterizing PQ disturbances using wavelet transform and fuzzy logic. A no of PQ events are generated and decomposed using wavelet decomposition algorithm of wavelet transform for accurate detection of disturbances. It is also observed that when the PQ disturbances are contaminated with noise the detection becomes difficult and the feature vectors to be extracted will contain a high percentage of noise which may degrade the classification accuracy. Hence a Wavelet based de-noising technique is proposed in this work before feature extraction process. Two very distinct features common to all PQ disturbances like Energy and Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) are extracted using discrete wavelet transform and are fed as inputs to the fuzzy expert system for accurate detection and classification of various PQ disturbances. The fuzzy expert system not only classifies the PQ disturbances but also indicates whether the disturbance is pure or contains harmonics. A neural network based Power Quality Disturbance (PQD) detection system is also modeled implementing Multilayer Feed forward Neural Network (MFNN).

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:power quality, wavelet transform, multi-resolution analysis, stockwell transform
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Electrical Engineering > Power Systems
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Electrical Engineering
ID Code:6149
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:28 Aug 2014 09:36
Last Modified:28 Aug 2014 09:36
Supervisor(s):Mohanty, S

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