Title: FPGA-based solution for real-time tracking of time-varying harmonics and power disturbances

Authors: Jinglin Xu; Uwe Meyer-Baese; Kai Huang

Addresses: Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Florida State University, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, FL 32310, USA. ' Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Florida State University, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, FL 32310, USA. ' Schlumberger Technology Corp., 555 Industrial Blvd, MD4, Sugar Land, TX 77478, USA

Abstract: A field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based implementation scheme of the universal amplitude demodulation is proposed for real-time tracking of time-varying harmonics and power disturbances in power systems. The scheme implements the required lowpass filtering with canonical signed digit (CSD) coded infinite impulse response (IIR) filters and uses the coordinate rotation digital computer (CORDIC) algorithm for the amplitude reconstruction. The proposed scheme has low complexity and is suitable for practical implementations. An FPGA-based circuit had been built to validate the proposed scheme. The circuit can track harmonics and power disturbances in about one cycle. Experimental results show the real-time performance of the scheme.

Keywords: amplitude tracking; universal amplitude demodulation; field programmable gate arrays; FPGA; power disturbances; time-varying harmonics; real-time tracking; power systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPELEC.2012.045628

International Journal of Power Electronics, 2012 Vol.4 No.2, pp.134 - 159

Accepted: 18 Sep 2011
Published online: 28 Feb 2012 *

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