Control of DC-DC Buck Converters Using Robust Composite Backstepping and Integral Terminal Sliding Mode Approaches

Zubaer Alam, Tushar Kanti Roy, Subarto Kumar Ghosh, Md Apel Mahmud

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This paper proposes a new composite scheme to design a robust voltage controller for DC-DC buck converters in which the composite structure combines the recursive backstepping approach with an integral terminal sliding mode controller (ITSMC). In this work, the proposed ITSMC is designed to overcome the one-degree limitation of existing ITSMCs and difficulties for the finite time convergence in standard sliding mode controllers (SSMCs) as it incorporates a quick reaching law. Moreover, the singularity problem in existing SSMCs is tackled using a modified integral sliding surface. The backstepping strategy is used to ensure the voltage monitoring with a higher degree of accuracy. The robustness of the proposed composite approach is ensured by capturing the variations in parameters, input voltage, and mismatch in the model; as all these factors are included in the dynamical model of the DC-DC buck converter based on which the proposed composite controller is designed. The robustness and stability of the proposed composite controller are simultaneously analyzed using the concept of the Lyapunov stability theory. The theoretical and analytical findings for the proposed composite robust backstepping ITSMC (RBITSMC) are further verified through extensive simulation studies in the MATLAB/Simulink platform. Performance comparisons of the proposed RBITSMC are also presented against an existing adaptive nonsingular fast terminal sliding mode controller (ANFTSMC). Finally, experimental results from the application of the proposed control strategy on a laboratory prototype are presented to justify its application on the practical system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)866-877
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics
Issue number3
Early online date16 May 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2023

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