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A novel DC power distribution system stabilization method based on adaptive resonance-enhanced voltage controller

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5653-5662
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2018
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


DC power distribution systems typically consist of several source converters supplying load converters through single or multiple DC buses. Such complex systems are prone to stability issues caused by the interactions among feedback-controlled converters. Additionally, DC interconnected systems typically undergo considerable changes in their operating points. This can cause a system that is well stabilized at a certain operating point to go unstable for another operating condition. Therefore, a stabilization method that is capable of adapting to variations in system operating conditions is highly desirable. This paper presents an adaptive stabilization method implemented on the source-side. The system stability is periodically analyzed by real-time measurement of the system bus impedance, which is dominated by the source impedance. Accordingly, the source converter control is modified by the proposed method to guarantee stability and high performance of the entire system after system changes. The approach has several advantages, including ease of design and implementation, minimal deviation from the nominal controller and robustness due to the real-time adaptive implementation. Simulation and experimental results are presented that confirm the effectiveness of the proposed method.

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