Adaptive fuzzy hysteresis band current control for reducing switching losses of hybrid active power filter

Durna, Emre
Although hysteresis band current control is an easy to implement and robust control method for industrial power electronics converters, it has also some disadvantages like variable and high switching frequency causing high switching losses. In this study, a novel adaptive fuzzy hysteresis band current control system is proposed by making use of fuzzy expressions of both hybrid active power filter (HAPF) current and integral of its harmonic components to reduce the switching losses of three-phase three-wire two-level HAPF. To reach this aim, a relation between switching frequency and integral of filter current harmonic components is formulised and used for defining a fuzzy hysteresis band. Moreover, the magnitude of the instantaneous current switched is also correlated to the switching losses; in this way, its fuzzy expression is also used for defining hysteresis band. Those fuzzy expressions are then utilised to constitute a dynamically changing hysteresis bandwidth. The proposed control system is finally optimised using EMTDC/PSCAD simulation environment and implemented in the field. The implemented HAPF system has been shown to successfully suppress all the interharmonic and harmonic current components produced by a steel melting facility occupying three induction melting furnaces and it has provided around 9% reduction in overall losses.


Adaptive control of DC link current in current source converter based STATCOM for improving its power losses
Karaduman, Ferdi; Ermiş, Muammer; Bilgin, Hazım Faruk; Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2012)
In conventional three-phase PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) current source converter based STATCOM (Static Synchronous Compensator) applications, DC link current is kept constant at a predefined value and the reactive power of STATCOM is controlled by varying modulation index. This control strategy causes unnecessary power losses especially when the reactive power of STATCOM is low. For this purpose, in order to reduce the active power drawn by STATCOM, the modulation index can be maximized by adjusting DC lin...
Adaptive output feedback control with reduced sensitivity to sensor noise
Kutay, Ali Türker; Hovakimyan, N (2003-01-01)
We address adaptive output feedback control of uncertain nonlinear systems with noisy output measurements, in which both the dynamics and the dimension of the regulated system may be unknown, and only the relative degree of the regulated output is assumed to be known. Given a smooth reference trajectory, the problem is to design a controller that forces the system measurement to track it with bounded errors. A recently developed method proposes the use of a linear error observer that estimates the tracking ...
High Bandwidth Current Control via Nonlinear Compensation and GaN-based VSI
Yuruk, Huseyin; Keysan, Ozan; Ulutas, Bans (2019-01-01)
Nonlinearities in the voltage source inverter (VSI) such as dead time, switching time, delay time, voltage drops on the power switches, parasitic capacitances etc. are considered to be the main sources of the output voltage distortions. These distortions result in low order harmonics in the output current, which in turn increase core losses and create torque ripples. In particular, in the low speed and low torque applications the control performance and the stability of the system degrades substantially. Al...
Two-Level Quasi Multi-Pulse Voltage Source Converter Based Generalized Unified Power Flow Controller
VURAL, AHMET METE; Bayindir, K. C. (2011-09-01)
A multi voltage source converter (VSC) based flexible alternating current transmission system (FACTS) device, such as generalized unified power flow controller (GUPFC) has more control parameters than its successor unified power flow controller (UPFC). Owing to its multi VSC based configuration, GUPFC can concurrently control real/reactive power flows of two or more transmission lines and AC bus voltage magnitude. In this work, PSCAD/EMTDC model of GTO based GUPFC is developed consisting of two series-VSCs ...
Adaptive controller based on grid impedance estimation for stable operation of grid-connected inverters under weak grid conditions
Temiz, Hakan; Keysan, Ozan; Demirok, Erhan (Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), 2020-10-01)
An electric grid having high impedance seen from the connection point is considered as a weak grid and it adversely affects the system stability of grid-tied voltage source inverters in renewable power devices. In this study, an adaptive controller is proposed by configuring the settling time of the phase-locked loop based on the estimated grid impedance. Pseudorandom binary sequence injection and Fourier techniques are carried out for grid impedance estimation. Impedance-based stability analysis is perform...
Citation Formats
E. Durna, “Adaptive fuzzy hysteresis band current control for reducing switching losses of hybrid active power filter,” IET POWER ELECTRONICS, pp. 937–944, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: