Lyapunov-based high performance controller for modular resonant DC/DC converters for medium voltage DC grids

Ahmed A. Aboushady, Khaled Hani Ahmed, Stephen J. Finney, Barry W. Williams

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This paper presents a high performance controller based on Lyapunov stability criterion that enhances dynamic performance and disturbance rejection capability of resonant DC/DC converters when compared with classical PI control. The series-parallel resonant converter (SPRC) is used as the candidate converter to which this controller design is applied but the design can be generalized to other types of resonant DC/DC converters. By using a multiple module approach, low power modules of this resonant converter are stacked to enable operation at medium voltage DC. The proposed controller design is applied to modular structure of the SPRC to verify its high performance output in conjunction with active sharing control loops that ensure uniform current/voltage distribution across the multiple interconnected modules. Detailed controller design, closed loop stability criteria, robustness and parameter sensitivity are investigated and controller performance is compared and verified against classical PI control in simulation and low-scaled experimental prototype. Operations in single-module and two-module input-series output-parallel modes are both studied. The paper affirms the selection of the modular DC/DC converter architecture and its associated proposed controls for high performance medium voltage DC applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1755-2064
Number of pages10
JournalIET Power Electronics
Volume10
Issue number15
Early online date11 Aug 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2017

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DC-DC converters
Controllers
Electric potential
Stability criteria
Disturbance rejection
Robustness (control systems)

Keywords

  • high performance controller
  • Lyapunov stability
  • DC/DC converters

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Aboushady, Ahmed A. ; Ahmed, Khaled Hani ; Finney, Stephen J. ; Williams, Barry W. / Lyapunov-based high performance controller for modular resonant DC/DC converters for medium voltage DC grids. In: IET Power Electronics. 2017 ; Vol. 10, No. 15. pp. 1755-2064.
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Lyapunov-based high performance controller for modular resonant DC/DC converters for medium voltage DC grids. / Aboushady, Ahmed A.; Ahmed, Khaled Hani; Finney, Stephen J.; Williams, Barry W.

In: IET Power Electronics, Vol. 10, No. 15, 15.12.2017, p. 1755-2064.

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