Hardware Co-Simulation of Voltage Sensorless Current Control based on Internal Model Principle


Designing intelligent control structures sensitive to any possible failure of measuring sensors is an engineering challenge to increase the reliability of the power generation systems and keep the converters in their operation range. This paper presents a new control method based on internal model principle (IMC), in sensorless scheme, to improve the dynamic response of the voltage source converters in a vulnerable condition caused by the absence or failure of voltage sensing tools. The simple yet efficient method used in this methodology is quite straightforward in comparison to more intricate control architectures and prompts more fault tolerance and robustness to the system. The proposed control structure has been implemented in hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) framework and the real-time co-simulation has been utilized to validate the functionality of the architecture.

Meeting Name

2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018 (2018: Sep. 23-27, Portland, OR)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Energy conversion; Fault tolerance; Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA); Hardware-in-the-loop simulation; Model predictive control; Outages; Synthetic apertures; Engineering challenges; Grid-tie inverters; Hardware Co simulations; Hardware in the loops (HiL); Internal Model Control (IMC); Internal model principle; Power generation systems; Voltage source converters; Sensorless control; FPGA; Grid-tie inverter

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

2329-3721; 2329-3748

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Publication Date

01 Sep 2018