A new joint sliding-window ESPRIT and DFT scheme for waveform distortion assessment in power systems
Journal article, 2012

This paper proposes a novel scheme that jointly employs a sliding-window ESPRIT and DFT for estimating harmonic and interharmonic components in power system disturbance data. In the proposed scheme, separate stages are utilized to estimate the voltage fundamental component, harmonics and interharmonics. This includes the estimation of the fundamental component from lowpass filtered data using a sliding-window ESPRIT, of harmonics from a sliding-window DFT with a synchronized window, and of interharmonics from the residuals by applying the sliding-window ESPRIT. Main advantages of the approach include high resolution and accuracy in parameter estimation and significantly reduced computational cost. Experiments and comparisons are made on both synthetic and measurement data. Results have shown the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed scheme.



power system disturbances

sliding-window ESPRIT

Power system measurements

waveform distortion assessment

sliding-window DFT


A. Bracale

Universita degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope

G. Carpinelli

Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Irene Yu-Hua Gu

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signal Processing

Mathias Bollen

Luleå University of Technology


Electric Power Systems Research

0378-7796 (ISSN)

Vol. 88 112-120

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology


Subject Categories

Signal Processing

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering



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