Current control scheme for unbalanced current distribution in a four-phase converter

Jabbar A.F. Yahaya, Muhamad Mansor

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Abstract

A multiphase DC-DC topology is mostly used for high current application in electric vehicles (EV), CPU processing circuit, communication systems and etc. Although this topology has an advantage of lower manufacturing costs and smaller in size. This topology, however, is susceptive to the unbalanced phase current issue which can cause malfunction to the converter. Due to this, a dual-loop control is usually used in a DC-DC multiphase converter. The outer-loop is responsible for the output reference and inner-loop handles the current balancing between each phase inductors. Conventional linear control schemes can only function within certain bandwidth and are easily affected by disturbances. This paper proposes a combination of current control scheme where the outer loop is controlled by linear controller and model predictive control (MPC) controlling the inner current loop to overcome those drawbacks. The objective of the experiment is to ensure equal current distribution between each phase when subjected to disturbances in the input source and step load changes. For comparison purposes, a pure linear compensator and the proposed method will be used in the closed-loop system. The controllers are designed using MATLAB/Simulink.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, CENCON 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages96-99
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538639344
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jul 2017
Event3rd IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, CENCON 2017 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 30 Oct 201731 Oct 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, CENCON 2017
Volume2018-January

Other

Other3rd IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, CENCON 2017
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period30/10/1731/10/17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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Yahaya, J. A. F., & Mansor, M. (2017). Current control scheme for unbalanced current distribution in a four-phase converter. In 2017 IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, CENCON 2017 (pp. 96-99). (2017 IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, CENCON 2017; Vol. 2018-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CENCON.2017.8262465