Long-horizon finite-control-set model predictive control with non-recursive sphere decoding on an FPGA
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|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 28 Nov 2019|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
Long-horizon finite-control-set model predictive control is implemented on a field-programmable gate array (FPGA). To solve the underlying least-squares integer program, a non-recursive sphere decoding algorithm is developed. By exploiting the problem structure, few multipliers are required, and the algorithm computes the optimal solution in a few clock cycles, thus achieving a resource-efficient implementation on the FPGA. For a prediction horizon of five steps and a three-level converter, 87 digital signal processor (DSP) blocks and an execution time of at most 13.4's was required to solve the optimization problem during steady-state operation. Experimental results verify the effectiveness of the long-horizon controller.