Osama M. Hebala
A new active power controller in dual active bridge DC-DC converter with a minimum-current-point-tracking technique.
Hebala, Osama M.; Aboushady, Ahmed A.; Ahmed, Khaled H.; Abdelsalam, Ibrahim; Burgess, Samuel J.
Ahmed A. Aboushady
Khaled H. Ahmed
Samuel J. Burgess
This article proposes a new controller for power regulation in dual active bridge (DAB) dc-dc converter based on a new scheme that tracks minimum RMS current to ensure minimum losses. The proposed controller is based on an implementation of perturb and observe (PO) tracking method that enables minimum current point tracking (MCPT) at any desired level of active power transfer and dc voltage ratio. The PO is embedded in a closed-loop control scheme which simultaneously regulates active power in DAB converter. The nonlinear I - V characteristic of DAB presents the basis for this proposed controller and the rationale of using PO algorithm. The proposed controller does not require complex nonlinear converter modeling and is not circuit parameter dependent. Design procedure of the proposed controller is presented, and extensive simulation is carried out using MATLAB/Simulink to validate the effectiveness of the proposed MCPT closed-loop controller. An experimental prototype also substantiates the results achieved.
HEBALA, O.M., ABOUSHADY, A.A., AHMED, K.H., ABDELSALAM, I. and BURGESS, S.J. 2021. A new active power controller in dual active bridge DC-DC converter with a minimum-current-point-tracking technique. IEEE journal of emerging and selected topics in power electronics [online], 9(2), pages 1328-1338. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/jestpe.2020.3016771
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Jul 22, 2020|
|Online Publication Date||Aug 14, 2020|
|Publication Date||Apr 30, 2021|
|Deposit Date||Aug 17, 2020|
|Publicly Available Date||Aug 17, 2020|
|Journal||IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Dual active bridge (DAB); Minimum current point tracking (MCPT); Perturb and observe (P&O); RMS current stress|
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