Variable structure control of a photovoltaic energy converter

TitleVariable structure control of a photovoltaic energy converter
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsDe Battista H, Mantz RJ
JournalControl Theory and Applications, IEE Proceedings -
Date PublishedJul
Keywordsconstant-current sliding modes, constant-voltage sliding modes, DC-DC power convertors, DC-to-DC converter, maximum power tracking, photovoltaic energy converter, photovoltaic power systems, power convertors, power regulation, state trajectories, Variable structure control, variable structure systems

The variable structure control of a DC-to-DC converter in photovoltaic applications is presented. The feasibility of establishing stable constant-voltage and constant-current sliding modes is stressed. Further, their ability to satisfy the control objectives, i.e. maximum power tracking or power regulation, is analysed. In addition, different control laws are obtained by combining these sliding motions, thereby improving their individual performances. The capability of these control laws to steer the state trajectories towards the sliding surfaces from any initial condition, as well as the stability of the sliding regimes, is investigated

Research Line: 
Control de sistemas de conversión de energías renovables
Control of renewable energy systems
Control of hybrid renewable systems and their integration to the grid
Control de sistemas híbridos de energías renovables y su integración a la red