Robust Nonlinear Adaptive Feedback Linearizing Decentralized Controller Design for Islanded DC Microgrids

Md Apel Mahmud*, Tushar Kanti Roy, Sajeeb Saha, M. Enamul Haque, Hemanshu R. Pota

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This paper presents a robust nonlinear decentralized control scheme for islanded dc microgrids, where the main control objectives are to achieve the desired voltage at the common dc bus and to maintain the power balance. The proposed control scheme uses the partial feedback linearization scheme to simplify the dynamical models of different components in dc microgrids. In this paper, the dc microgrid includes a solar photovoltaic unit, a fuel cell system, and a battery energy storage system along with dc loads. The robustness of the proposed controller against parametric uncertainties is ensured by the parameter, appearing in the control inputs as unknown, which is then estimated through adaptation laws. The inherent noise decoupling capability of the feedback linearization scheme is used to provide robustness against external disturbances in dc microgrids. The performance of the proposed controller is evaluated on a dc microgrid through simulation and experimental studies in order to demonstrate the effectiveness and robustness under different operating conditions, while considering the effects of parametric uncertainties and external disturbances. Simulation results are also compared with an existing proportional-integral controller.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8731720
Pages (from-to)5343-5352
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number5
Early online date5 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2019
Externally publishedYes


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