Railway catenary parameters identification based on harmonic current injection

Behrooz Bahrani, Alfred Rufer, Martin Aeberhard

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Modern trains with active line-side converters are currently the state-of-the-art technology in the traction industry. In such systems, the active line-side converter of the drive system can be exploited for power quality improvement purposes. In this paper, adopting the active line-side converter, an identification strategy is proposed, which estimates the parameters of the catenary line through the injection of low-order harmonic current and monitoring the corresponding voltage at the connection point of the pantograph to the network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 14th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2011)
Subtitle of host publication30 August – 1 September 201, Birmingham, United Kingdom
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789075815153, 9789075815146
ISBN (Print)9781612841670
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Conference on Power Electronics and Applications 2011 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Aug 20111 Sept 2011


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Power Electronics and Applications 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Active Front-End
  • Converter control
  • Electric locomotives
  • Rail vehicle
  • Voltage Source Converter

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