Robust Control Design Solution for a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator of a Wind Turbine Model

Edy Ayala, Silvio Simani

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The paper addresses the development of a perturb and observe algorithm implemented for maximum power point tracking control of a permanent magnet synchronous generator. It is shown that this algorithm tracks the optimum operation point and provides fast response even in the presence of faults. The strategy implements the tracking algorithm by using real-time measurements, while providing maximum power to the grid without using online data training. The solution is simulated in the Matlab and Simulink to verify the effectiveness of the proposed approach when fault-free and faulty conditions are considered. The simulation results highlight efficient, intrinsic and passive fault tolerant performances of the algorithm for electric generators and converters with low inertia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-574
Number of pages6
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2022
Event11th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety for Technical Processes, SAFEPROCESS 2022 - Pafos, Cyprus
Duration: 8 Jun 202210 Jun 2022

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  • maximum power point tracking
  • observe algorithm
  • passive fault tolerant control
  • permanent magnet synchronous generator
  • perturb
  • Robust control design
  • wind turbine model


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