Tomasz Tarczewski, Łukasz J. Niewiara and Lech M. Grzesiak
The article presents an auto-tuning method of state feedback voltage controller for DC-DC power converter. The penalty matrices employed for calculation of controller’s coefficients were obtained by using nature-inspired artificial bee colony (ABC) optimization algorithm. This overcomes the main drawback of state feedback control related to time-consuming trial-and-error tuning procedure. The optimization algorithm takes into account constraints of selected state and control variables of DC-DC power converter. In order to meet all control objectives (i.e., fast voltage response and chattering-free control signal) an appropriate performance index is proposed. Proper selection of state feedback controller (SFC) coefficients is proven by simulation and experimental tests of DC-DC power converter.
Karol Basiński, Bartłomiej Ufnalski and Lech M. Grzesiak
A hybrid maximum power point tracking method has been proposed for the photovoltaic system using a stochastic evolutionary search and a deterministic hill climbing algorithm. The proposed approach employs the particle swarm optimizer (PSO) to solve a dynamic optimization problem related to the control task in a PV system. The position of the best particle is updated by the hill climbing algorithm, and the position of the rest of the particles by the classic PSO rule. The presented method uses the re-randomization mechanism, which places five consecutive particles randomly, but in specified intervals. This mechanism helps track the maximum power point under partially shaded conditions.
Tomasz Tarczewski, Michal Skiwski, Lech M. Grzesiak and Marek Zieliński
The article presents modern PMSM servo-drive with SiC MOSFETs power devices and microprocessor with ARM Cortex core. The high switching frequency is obtained due to the application of high efficient power switching components and powerful microprocessor. It allows to achieve good dynamical properties of current control loop, proper disturbance compensation and silent operation of servo-drive. Experimental tests results obtained for two different control schemes (i.e., cascade control structure and state feedback position control) are presented.