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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.

Authors

Osama M. Hebala

Ahmed A. Aboushady

Khaled H. Ahmed

Ibrahim Abdelsalam

Samuel J. Burgess



Abstract

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.

Citation

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
Print ISSN 2168-6777
Electronic ISSN 2168-6785
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
Issue 2
Pages 1328-1338
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/jestpe.2020.3016771
Keywords Dual active bridge (DAB); Minimum current point tracking (MCPT); Perturb and observe (P&O); RMS current stress
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/961578

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