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Long-horizon finite-control-set model predictive control with non-recursive sphere decoding on an FPGA

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Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Nov 2019
Publication typeA1 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.

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