Genetic algorithm-aided design of predictive filters for electric power applications

Seppo J. Ovaska, Tamal Bose, Olli Vainio

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


We introduce a genetic algorithm (GA) -based method for structural optimization of multiplicative general parameter (MGP) finite impulse response (FIR) filters. These computationally efficient reduced-rank adaptive filters are robust, suitable for predictive configurations, and they have numerous applications in 50/60 Hz power systems instrumentation. The design process of such filters has three independent stages: Lagrange multipliers-based optimization of the sinusoid-predictive basis filter, genetic algorithm-based search of optimal FIR tap cross-connections and, finally, the online MGP-adaptation phase guided by variations in signal statistics. Thus, our multistage design procedure is a complementary fusion of hard computing (HC) and soft computing (SC) methodologies. Such advantageous fusion (or symbiosis) thinking is emerging among researchers and practicing engineers, and it can potentially lead to competitive combinations of individual HC and SC methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1463-1468
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
StatePublished - 2003
EventSystem Security and Assurance - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Oct 5 2003Oct 8 2003


  • Adaptive signal processing
  • Fusion of soft computing and hard computing
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Power systems
  • Prediction methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


Dive into the research topics of 'Genetic algorithm-aided design of predictive filters for electric power applications'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this