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A distributed model predictive control strategy for back-to-back converters

Tarisciotti, Luca; Lo Calzo, Giovanni; Gaeta, Alberto; Zanchetta, Pericle; Valencia, Felipe; Saez, Doris


Luca Tarisciotti

Giovanni Lo Calzo

Alberto Gaeta

Pericle Zanchetta

Felipe Valencia

Doris Saez


In recent years Model Predictive Control (MPC) has been successfully used for the control of power electronics converters with different topologies and for different applications. MPC offers many advantages over more traditional control techniques such as the ability to avoid cascaded control loops, easy inclusion of constraint and fast transient response. On the other hand, the controller computational burden increases exponentially with the system complexity and may result in an unfeasible realization on modern digital control boards. This paper proposes a novel Distributed Model Predictive Control, which is able to achieve the same performance of the classical Model Predictive Control whilst reducing the computational requirements of its implementation. The proposed control approach is tested on a AC/AC converter in a back-to-back configuration used for power flow management. Simulation results are provided and validated through experimental testing in several operating conditions.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Feb 11, 2016
Journal IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Print ISSN 0278-0046
Electronic ISSN 1557-9948
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 63
Issue 9
Pages 5867-5878
APA6 Citation Tarisciotti, L., Lo Calzo, G., Gaeta, A., Zanchetta, P., Valencia, F., & Saez, D. (2016). A distributed model predictive control strategy for back-to-back converters. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 63(9), 5867-5878. doi:10.1109/TIE.2016.2527693
Keywords Predictive control, Nonlinear control systems,
Back-to-back converters
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