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Dinko Vukadinović and Mateo Bašić

A Stand-Alone Induction Generator with Improved Stator Flux Oriented Control

This paper presents an improved stator flux oriented (SFO) control system for a stand-alone induction generator. The induction generator supplies a variable resistive dc load. In order to provide an essentially constant terminal voltage, the product of the rotor speed and the stator flux reference should remain constant. However, in this case the control system is not able to function properly at different loads and dc-link voltages. In this paper, we introduce a new algorithm in which this product is constant at certain dc-load and dc-link voltage references. The dependence of the stator flux reference on the dc load and dc voltage reference is mapped using an artificial neural network (ANN). We also present an analysis of the efficiency of the SFO control system, as well as its performance during transients, over a wide range of both dc-link voltage references and loads. The validity of the proposed approach is verified by realistic simulation in a Matlab-Simulink environment.

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Mateo Bašić, Dinko Vukadinović and Miljenko Polić

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This paper provides analysis of losses in the hysteresis-driven three-phase power converter with IGBTs and free-wheeling diodes. The converter under consideration is part of the self-excited induction generator (SEIG) vector control system. For the analysis, the SEIG vector control system is used in which the induction generator iron losses are taken into account. The power converter losses are determined by using a suitable loss estimation algorithm reported in literature. The chosen algorithm allows the power converter losses to be determined both by type (switching/conduction losses) and by converter component (IGBT/diode losses). The overall power converter losses are determined over wide ranges of rotor speed, dc-link voltage and load resistance, and subsequently used for offline correction of the overall control system’s losses (efficiency) obtained through control system simulations with an ideal power converter. The control system’s efficiency values obtained after the correction are compared with the measured values.