In the present scenario the ever increasing existence of non linear loads and the increasing number of distributed generation power systems in electrical grids modify the characteristics of voltage and current waveforms in power systems, which differ from pure sinusoidal wave. The target of this paper is to design an accurate measurement system and display the system parameters under distorted system conditions. Harmonics, Sub Harmonics, and Inter Harmonics are measured and displayed using LabVIEW. The voltage and current are sensed using sensors for various loads, which are then interfaced with the PC using DAQ (Data Acquisition) card and displayed using LabVIEW. The Hardware implementation includes setting up of test systems such as diode bridge rectifier and thyristor based converter with various loads such as resistive, inductive and DC shunt motor. Experimental results obtained for various loads and source conditions are cross verified with theoretical analysis. The response obtained in hardware and simulation proves the effectiveness of the system.
N. Swarupa, Vishnuvardhini, C., Poongkuzhali, E., and Dr. Sindhu M. R., “Power Quality Analysis Using LabVIEW”, International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 322-331, 2014.