Determination of Instantaneous Powers from a Novel Time-Domain Parameter Identification Method of Non-Linear Single-Phase Circuits

Francisco G. Montoya, Francisco De Leon, Francisco M. Arrabal-Campos, Alfredo Alcayde

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Abstract

This paper proposes a systematic method for the identification of the load circuit parameters (say the R, L, and C elements) based only on the information of the instantaneous voltage and current measured at the point of common coupling (pcc). Geometric Algebra (GA) and concepts of differential geometry are used to produce a rigorous mathematical framework. The identification is formulated as a multidimensional geometrical problem that is solved conveniently by means of GA. Once the passive elements of the load have been identified, the active and reactive powers can be computed from first electromagnetic principles (Maxwell Equations). The theory is general and is verified with linear and nonlinear circuits. The paper shows single-phase circuits but the theory can be extended to three-phase circuits. The method is easy to program and has shown to be very robust for all tested cases. Because of its generality, the method presented will find applications beyond electric circuits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Algebra
  • Circuit parameter identification
  • geometric algebra
  • Geometry
  • Inductance
  • Inductors
  • nonlinear circuits
  • Nonlinear circuits
  • power definitions
  • Voltage
  • Voltage measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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