A Disturbance Rejection-Based Control Strategy for Five-Level T-Type Hybrid Power Converters with Ripple Voltage Estimation Capability

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IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2020, 67, (9), pp. 7364-7374
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© 1982-2012 IEEE. This article proposes a robust control strategy for five-level T-type (5L-T) hybrid power converters to achieve superior dynamic performance for effectively regulating the dc-bus voltage under external disturbances and generating high-quality grid current at the same time. A new filter-less dc-bus ripple voltage estimation method and a simple technique to remove this ripple component from the measured dc-bus voltage of a single-phase converter are developed. A sliding-mode control (SMC) incorporated with an extended-state observer (ESO) is employed for the outer voltage control loop, and to dynamically calculate the input (i.e., the active power reference) for the inner current-tracking controller. The proposed SMC-ESO approach presents a high disturbance rejection capability and robustness against the dc-bus load variation, and thus, significantly improves the dynamic and steady-state performance during system uncertainties. Moreover, a finite control set-model predictive control algorithm is derived as the inner current controller to track their references while balancing the dc-bus capacitor voltages. The effectiveness of the proposed controller is demonstrated and verified through measurement results.
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