Design of H∞-based Robust Controller for Single-phase Grid-feeding Voltage Source Inverters

Soham Chakraborty, Sourav Patel, Murti V. Salapaka

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This article proposes the design of H∞ -based robust current controller for single-phase grid-feeding voltage source inverter with an LCL filter. The main objective of the proposed controller is to have good reference tracking, disturbance rejection and sufficient LCL resonance damping under a large range of variations of grid impedance. Based on the aforementioned performance requirements, frequency dependent weighting functions are designed. Subsequently, the sub-optimal control problem is formulated and solved to determine the stabilizing controller. Computational footprint of the controller is addressed for ease-of-implementability on low-cost controller boards. Finally controller hardware-in-the-loop simulations on OPAL-RT are performed in the validation stage to obtain performance guarantees of the controller. The proposed controller exhibits fast response during transients and superior reference tracking, disturbance rejection at steady-state when compared with proportional- and resonant-based current controllers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 52nd North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728181929
StatePublished - Apr 11 2021
Event52nd North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2020 - Tempe, United States
Duration: Apr 11 2021Apr 13 2021

Publication series

Name2020 52nd North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2020


Conference52nd North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors acknowledge Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for supporting this research through the project titled “Rapidly Viable Sustained Grid” via grant no. DE-AR0001016.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 IEEE.


  • H∞-based loop shaping
  • current controller
  • parametric uncertainty
  • robust control
  • voltage source inverter


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