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Nonlinear analysis and control of interleaved boost converters using real-time cycle to cycle variable slope compensation

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Haimeng Wu, Professor Volker Pickert, Professor Damian Giaouris, Dr Bing Ji



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Switched-mode power converters are inherently nonlinear and piecewise smooth systems which may exhibit a series of undesirable operations that can greatly reduce the converter’s efficiency and lifetime. This paper presents a nonlinear analysis technique to investigate the influence of system parameters on the stability of interleaved boost converters. In this approach, Monodromy matrix which contains all the comprehensive information of converter parameters and control loop can be employed to fully reveal and understand the inherent nonlinear dynamics of interleaved boost converters, including the interaction effect of switching operation. Thereby not only the boundary conditions but also the relationship between stability margin and the parameters given can be intuitively studied by the eigenvalues of this matrix. Furthermore, employing the knowledge gained from this analysis a real time cycle to cycle variable slope compensation method is proposed to guarantee a satisfactory performance of the converter with an extended range of stable operation. Outcomes show that systems can regain stability by applying the proposed method within a few time periods of switching cycles. The numerical and analytical results validate the theoretical analysis, and experimental results verify the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

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Author(s): Wu H, Pickert V, Giaouris D, Ji B

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics

Year: 2017

Volume: 32

Issue: 2

Pages: 7256-7270

Print publication date: 01/09/2017

Online publication date: 07/11/2016

Acceptance date: 24/10/2016

Date deposited: 01/11/2016

ISSN (print): 0885-8993

ISSN (electronic): 1941-0107

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2016.2626119


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