Active Stabilization of Line-Regulating Converters with Constant Power Loads


A control design procedure is described for line-regulating converters in dc microgrids and distribution systems with constant power loads. The controller is stabilized using the backpropagation through time algorithm with truncated state trajectories. A method of model discretization based on 4th order Runge-Kutta numerical integration is used to convert the nonlinear converter model into a representation the meets the requirements of the training algorithm. Simulation experiments are performed to demonstrate the controller performance in a variety of ideal and nonideal conditions.

Meeting Name

49th North American Power Symposium (2017: Sep. 17-19, Morgantown, WV)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Intelligent Systems Center

Second Research Center/Lab

Center for High Performance Computing Research

Keywords and Phrases

Backpropagation Algorithms; Dynamic Programming; Numerical Methods; Power Converters; Runge Kutta Methods; Back-Propagation Through Time; Backpropagation Through Time Algorithms; Controller Performance; Distribution Systems; Micro Grid; Non-Ideal Conditions; Numerical Integrations; Value-Gradient Learning; Backpropagation; DC Microgrids

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-1538626993; 978-1538627006

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

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Publication Date

01 Sep 2017