Adaptive Ramp Technique for Controlling Chaos and Subharmonic Oscillations in DC-DC Power Converters

Jose D. Morcillo B., Daniel Burbano, Fabiola Angulo

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We propose an adaptive ramp control strategy with self-tuning offset and amplitude, as a simple yet effective solution for controlling dc-dc power converters despite load and input voltage variations. It is shown that our control technique is able to suppress chaos and subharmonic oscillations for a wide range of input voltage and loads. Furthermore, a systematic methodology based on bifurcation diagrams for tuning the controller is proposed. Stability and performance analysis have been done together with a proper comparison of our technique, and the classical control strategies often used in the literature. Particularly, Vin feed-forward and adaptive slope compensation controllers have been considered for the buck and boost converters, respectively. Finally, the effectiveness of the control technique is validated for the buck converter via experimental setup.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7289467
Pages (from-to)5330-5343
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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