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A simple predictive method of critical flicker detection for human healthy precaution


Goh, Zai Peng and Mohd Radzi, Mohd Amran and Hizam, Hashim and Abdul Wahab, Noor Izzri (2015) A simple predictive method of critical flicker detection for human healthy precaution. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2015. art. no. 871826. pp. 1-10. ISSN 1024-123X


Interharmonics and flickers have an interrelationship between each other. Based on International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) flicker standard, the critical flicker frequency for a human eye is located at 8.8 Hz. Additionally, eye strains, headaches, and in the worst case seizures may happen due to the critical flicker. Therefore, this paper introduces a worthwhile research gap on the investigation of interrelationship between the amplitudes of the interharmonics and the critical flicker for 50 Hz power system. Consequently, the significant findings obtained in this paper are the amplitudes of two particular interharmonics are able to detect the critical flicker. In this paper, the aforementioned amplitudes are detected by adaptive linear neuron (ADALINE). After that, the critical flicker is detected by substituting the aforesaid amplitudes to the formulas that have been generated in this paper accordingly. Simulation and experimental works are conducted and the accuracy of the proposed algorithm which utilizes ADALINE is similar, as compared to typical Fluke power analyzer. In a nutshell, this simple predictive method for critical flicker detection has strong potential to be applied in any human crowded places (such as offices, shopping complexes, and stadiums) for human healthy precaution purpose due to its simplicity.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/871826
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Keywords: Flickers; Interharmonics
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 09:30
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 09:36
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