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Optimal energy-based stabilizing controllers for DC-DC converters

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© 2016 IEEE. This paper aims at presenting new ideas and insights towards a novel optimal energy-based stabilizing control approach for power electronic converters. The stabilizing or Lyapunov-based control paradigm is well-known in the area of energy-based control of DC-DC converters. Such laws rely on an energy-based Lyapunov function to control the speed of the energy dissipation by which power electronic converters reach their steady-state operation and are parameterized by a positive scalar λ, whose selection is critical for the performance of the closed-loop system. A typical optimal control problem for stabilizing control laws is formulated, whose solution involves the search for the optimal value for λ. Two different averaging continuous-time models for DC-DC converters are adopted (nonlinear and linearized) and corresponding methods for solving the optimal control problem are presented. In the general nonlinear case, the optimal control problem is reduced to a nonlinear optimization problem for which analytical gradient information is available. In the linearized case, the optimal control problem is reduced to a simple optimization problem of finding the minima of a polynomial function of λ. The methods are evaluated in a boost converter using simulation.

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Author(s): Yfoulis C, Giaouris D, Ziogou C, Stergiopoulos F, Voutetakis S, Papadopoulou S

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2016

Year of Conference: 2016

Pages: 925-930

Online publication date: 08/08/2016

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.


DOI: 10.1109/MED.2016.7535900

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ISBN: 9781467383455