Signal processing techniques for estimating power system modal parameters

D. Min, J. Heo, J. Yoo, Kyeon Hur

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Smart Grid is expected to provide a reliable power supply with fewer and briefer outages, cleaner power, and self-healing power systems through advanced Power Quality (PQ) monitoring, analysis and diagnosis of the PQ measurements and identification of the root cause, and timely automated controls. It is important to understand that signal processing has been an integral part of advancing and expanding the horizons of this PQ research significantly and the capabilities and applications of signal processing for PQ are continually evolving. This paper thus presents a survey on the proven and emerging signal applications for enhancing PQ, focusing on algorithms for estimating system modal parameters because resonant frequencies and their damping information are critical signatures in evaluating the PQ. In particular, we discuss the need for investigating time-varying and nonlinear characteristics of the modal parameters due to dynamic changes in system operating conditions and introduce promising signal processing techniques for this purpose.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1240019
JournalJournal of Circuits, Systems and Computers
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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