Selection of a suitable method among various techniques for assessment of harmonic and interharmonic components of a measured voltage or current waveform is not an easy task for the students. A good start is to understand the relationship between the analysis techniques and the measured parameters. In this paper, several commonly used methods for time-varying harmonic and interharmonic detection of measured waveforms are reviewed and implemented in an integrated virtual instrumentation. Compared from the aspect of frequency identification for the reviewed methods, general guidelines for performing harmonic and interharmonic detection are also developed for the educational purpose.
- Discrete Fourier transform (DFT)
- frequency identification
- power quality