Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

Nonlinear loads cause problems which can affect the performance of electrical systems, distorting supply voltage, causing additional power loss, EM interference, and resonances. This project's goal was to design, build, and test an instrument capable of measuring harmonic power (a Power Quality Monitor or PQM). It was proven that the PQM would be beneficial to power utility companies by classifying their customers as harmonic polluters of harmonic attenuators (sinks).

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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