For low-power AC-DC converters, power factor correction (PFC) can be accomplished simply with certain converters operating in discontinuous conduction mode (DCM). At higher power levels, DCM results in higher losses, so most PFC converters use current feedback to actively track the correct current waveshape. This work presents a way to provide PFC control without the current sensor, by replacing the sensor with a Kalman filter, which is essentially a stochastic observer. Experimental results verify its high power factor and low total harmonic distortion (THD).
J. W. Kimball and P. T. Krein, "A Current-Sensorless Digital Controller for Active Power Factor Correction Control Based on Kalman Filters," Proceedings of the 23rd Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (2008, Austin, TX), pp. 1328-1333, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Feb 2008.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/APEC.2008.4522895
23rd Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (2008: Feb. 24-28, Austin, TX)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Keywords and Phrases
AC-DC Power Converters; Kalman Filters; Digital Control; Electric Current Control; Harmonic Distortion; Observers; Power Conversion Harmonics; Power Factor Correction; Power Harmonic Filters; Active Filters; Control Theory; Digital Filters; Electric Power Factor; Electric Power Factor Correction; Exhibitions; Power Electronics; Sensors; Wave Filters; AC-DC Converters; Active Power Factor Correction; Current Feedback; Current Sensor; Digital Controllers; Discontinuous-Conduction-Mode; High Power Factors; Low Powers; PFC Converters; Power Leveling; Sensor-Less; Total Harmonic Distortion; AC Generator Motors
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