Predictive Control of a Three-Phase Regenerative PWM Converter


One of the key components in a renewable energy system such as wind energy generator is a three-phase regenerative PWM converter. This component is nonlinear and time-varying by nature. However, with the classical synchronous frame transformation, the nonlinear model is linearized to obtain a continuous-time state-space model. Based on the linearized model, in this paper, a continuous-time model predictive control system (Laguerre function based) for a three-phase regenerative PWM converter is designed and implemented on a laboratory scaled test-bed that was built by the authors. In particular, a prescribed degree of stability is applied to provide a simple tuning parameter to the closed-loop performance.


Model Predictive Control Predictive Controller Model Predictive Controller General Cost Function Unity Power Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RMIT UniversityVictoriaAustralia
  2. 2.School of EngineeringUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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