This paper addresses the problem of output voltage regulation for multiple DC/DC converters connected to a microgrid, and prescribes a scheme for sharing power among different sources. This architecture is structured in such a way that it admits quantifiable analysis of the closed-loop performance of the network of converters; the analysis simplifies to studying closed-loop performance of an equivalent single-converter system. The proposed architecture allows for the proportion in which the sources provide power to vary with time; thus overcoming limitations of our previous designs in . Additionally, the proposed control framework is suitable to both centralized and decentralized implementations, i.e., the same control architecture can be employed for voltage regulation irrespective of the availability of common load-current (or power) measurement, without the need to modify controller parameters. The performance becomes quantifiably better with better communication of the demanded load to all the controllers at all the converters (in the centralized case); however guarantees viability when such communication is absent. Case studies comprising of battery, PV and generic sources are presented and demonstrate the enhanced performance of prescribed optimal controllers for voltage regulation and power sharing.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||2017 American Control Conference, ACC 2017|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jun 29 2017|
|Event||2017 American Control Conference, ACC 2017 - Seattle, United States|
Duration: May 24 2017 → May 26 2017
|Name||Proceedings of the American Control Conference|
|Other||2017 American Control Conference, ACC 2017|
|Period||5/24/17 → 5/26/17|
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