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SVM-based PQ disturbance recognition system

Huang, J, Jiang, Z, Rylands, L and Negnevitsky, M ORCID: 0000-0002-5130-419X 2018 , 'SVM-based PQ disturbance recognition system' , IET Generation Transmission and Distribution, vol. 12, no. 2 , pp. 328-334 , doi: 10.1049/iet-gtd.2017.0637.

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Abstract

The quality of power delivered by modern electricity grids is of interest as disturbances to power quality (PQ) have the potential to cause malfunction of control systems, interfere with communication networks, increase power losses and reduce the life of electrical components. It is, therefore, necessary to determine if there are PQ disturbances in a grid, and if so what forms these disturbances take. On the basis of site measurements at power distribution systems, a waveform generator is designed to emulate 11 types of PQ disturbances as well as harmonics, and a prototype for recognising these undesirable disturbances is presented. The first step is to use the discrete wavelet transform (DWT) to extract the most representative transients at different time spans from the original waveform. The second step is to use the output of the DWT to construct two sets of classifiers, which can recognise the types of disturbances present. Non-linear support vector machine (SVM)-based techniques are exploited for this step. Case studies are carried out to verify the prototype system. Simulations show that the SVM classifiers developed can achieve superior performance in recognising PQ disturbances compared with conventional counterparts.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Huang, J and Jiang, Z and Rylands, L and Negnevitsky, M
Keywords: support vector machine (SVM)-based techniques, discrete wavelet transform (DWT)
Journal or Publication Title: IET Generation Transmission and Distribution
Publisher: The Institution of Engineering and Technology
ISSN: 1751-8687
DOI / ID Number: 10.1049/iet-gtd.2017.0637
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