Multi-input power electronic converters have been gaining popularity in applications such as renewable energy sources and hybrid electric vehicles due to their reduced component count. In this paper, a new control method is introduced and successfully applied to a double-input buckboost converter to adjust the power supplied by each one of the sources. The control scheme is based on controlling the offset time between the switching commands while switching frequency is kept constant. Theoretically, it is proved that the offset time between the switch commands has a direct impact on the amount of current drawn from each source. The proposed control method has a very fast dynamic response and improves the stability of traditional controllers. Simulation results agree with the theoretical analysis.

Meeting Name

24th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (2009: Feb. 15-19, Washington, DC)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Double-Input Buckboost Converter; Offset Time Control; Power Sharing; Buck Boost Converter; Component Count; Control Methods; Control Schemes; Direct Impact; Fast Dynamic Response; Hybrid Electric Vehicle; Multiinput; Offset Time; Renewable Energy Source; Simulation Result; Automobile Electronic Equipment; Electric Automobiles; Power Electronics; Renewable Energy Resources; Dynamic Response

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Final Version

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Publication Date

01 Feb 2009