Masters Theses

Author

Jie Ang Zhao

Abstract

"This thesis presents a microcontroller- and DC-DC converter-based photovoltaic (PV) simulator which emulates the output characteristic of a PV module. The current-voltage (IV) characteristic of a PV module is implemented as a look-up-table that generates an output reference current based on a measured output voltage. The control mechanism is based on a double current mode controller that consists of a predictive current mode controller and a proportional-integral (PI) controller arranged in an inner loop and outer loop configuration. The PI controller is designed based on classical phase margin and gain margin criteria to ensure system stability. The performance of the portable PV simulator prototype of 85 W is examined in terms of its steady state IV curve matching capability and the convergence time corresponding to step changes in load and insolation levels. The result shows a well behaved and responsive PV simulator that can be treated as a real PV module in most situations"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Kimball, Jonathan W.

Committee Member(s)

Corzine, Keith, 1968-
Ferdowsi, Mehdi

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)
University of Missouri Research Board

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2012

Pagination

xii, 74 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 2012 Jie Ang Zhao, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Digital control systems
Electric power systems -- Simulation methods
Photovoltaic power systems
Predictive control

Thesis Number

T 10080

Print OCLC #

829108541

Electronic OCLC #

793537906

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