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  • Modeling and design of voltage support control schemes for three-phase inverters operating under unbalanced grid conditions

     Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Camacho Santiago, Antonio; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Matas Alcala, Jose
    IEEE transactions on power electronics
    Vol. 29, num. 11, p. 6139-6150
    DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2013.2296774
    Date of publication: 2014-11-01
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    Three-phase inverters equipped with voltage support control schemes have been successfully used to alleviate the negative impact of voltage imbalance on electric power systems. With these schemes, dc-link voltage ripple and current harmonics are significantly reduced by processing the positive and negative sequence components separately. However, the design methods for tuning the parameters of these control schemes have one or more of the following limitations: 1) the design is a very time-consuming task, 2) it is conservative, 3) it does not guarantee the specifications for all the considered situations, and 4) the system can be unstable in some abnormal conditions. As an alternative, this paper presents a design method based on the analysis of oscillations in nonlinear systems. The method proceeds by first developing simple and accurate models of the power system, second it reveals the system features through an in deep analysis of the derived models, and third it introduces a systematic design procedure for tuning the parameters of the control schemes. As an example, a voltage support control scheme for a three-phase inverter operating under an unbalanced voltage sag is designed and validated experimentally.

  • Voltage support control strategies for static synchronous compensators under unbalanced voltage sags

     Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Camacho Santiago, Antonio; Matas Alcala, Jose; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis
    IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
    Vol. 61, num. 2, p. 808-820
    DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2013.2257141
    Date of publication: 2014
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    Static synchronous compensators have been broadly employed for the provision of electrical ac network services, which include voltage regulation, network balance, and stability improvement. Several studies of such compensators have also been conducted to improve the ac network operation during unbalanced voltage sags. This paper presents a complete control scheme intended for synchronous compensators operating under these abnormal network conditions. In particular, this control scheme introduces two contributions: a novel reactive current reference generator and a new voltage support control loop. The current reference generator has as a main feature the capacity to supply the required reactive current even when the voltage drops in amplitude during the voltage sag. Thus, a safe system operation is easily guaranteed by fixing the limit required current to the maximum rated current. The voltage control loop is able to implement several control strategies by setting two voltage set points. In this paper, three voltage support control strategies are proposed, and their advantages and limitations are discussed in detail. The two theoretical contributions of this paper have been validated by experimental results. Certainly, the topic of voltage support is open for further research, and the control scheme proposed in this paper can be viewed as an interesting configuration to devise other control strategies in future works.

    Static synchronous compensators have been broadly employed for the provision of electrical ac network services, which include voltage regulation, network balance, and stability improvement. Several studies of such compensators have also been conducted to improve the ac network operation during unbal- anced voltage sags. This paper presents a complete control scheme intended for synchronous compensators operating under these abnormal network conditions. In particular, this control scheme introduces two contributions: a novel reactive current reference generator and a new voltage support control loop. The current reference generator has as a main feature the capacity to supply the required reactive current even when the voltage drops in amplitude during the voltage sag. Thus, a safe system operation is easily guaranteed by fixing the limit required current to the maximum rated current. The voltage control loop is able to imple- ment several control strategies by setting two voltage set points. In this paper, three voltage support control strategies are proposed, and their advantages and limitations are discussed in detail. The two theoretical contributions of this paper have been validated by experimental results. Certainly, the topic of voltage support is open for further research, and the control scheme proposed in this paper can be viewed as an interesting configuration to devise other control strategies in future works.

  • An adaptive prefiltering method to improve the speed/accuracy tradeoff of voltage sequence detection methods under adverse grid conditions

     Matas Alcala, Jose; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Guzman Sola, Ramon
    IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
    Vol. 61, num. 5, p. 2139-2151
    DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2013.2274414
    Date of publication: 2013-07-23
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    This paper deals with the improvement of the transient response and harmonic, subharmonic, and dc-offset voltage rejection capability of a grid voltage sequence detection scheme based on a second-order generalized integrator (SOGI). To perform that, the SOGI structure is first analyzed in deep, emphasizing both its tradeoff limits between settling time and harmonic attenuation and the sensitivity to grid subharmonics and dc-offset voltage. Then, a study of the effect of grid voltage harmonics and subharmonics in SOGI and in the SOGI-FLL and MSOGI-FLL structures is introduced. Hence, to overcome these problems, a new structure based on the use of the SOGI filter as prefilter for the previous structures is proposed to achieve a faster time response and higher harmonic rejection. This structure is used in a sequence detection scheme for the detection of the grid voltage components in the aß-frame and it is applied in a three-phase PV system. Experimental and comparative results are shown to validate this proposal

    This paper deals with the improvement of the transient response and harmonic, subharmonic, and dc-offset voltage rejection capability of a grid voltage sequence detection scheme based on a second-order generalized integrator (SOGI). To perform that, the SOGI structure is first analyzed in deep, emphasizing both its tradeoff limits between settling time and harmonic attenuation and the sensitivity to grid subharmonics and dc-offset voltage. Then, a study of the effect of grid voltage harmonics and subharmonics in SOGI and in the SOGI-FLL and MSOGI-FLL structures is introduced. Hence, to overcome these problems, a new structure based on the use of the SOGI filter as prefilter for the previous structures is proposed to achieve a faster time response and higher harmonic rejection. This structure is used in a sequence detection scheme for the detection of the grid voltage components in the αβ-frame and it is applied in a three-phase PV system. Experimental and comparative results are shown to validate this proposal.

  • Control design for multiphase synchronous buck converters based on exact constant resistive output impedance

     Borrell Sanz, Angel; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Matas Alcala, Jose; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis
    IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
    Vol. 60, num. 11, p. 4920-4929
    DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2012.2221115
    Date of publication: 2013-11
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    This paper describes a control design methodology based on output impedance analysis for multiphase synchronous buck converters. This design leads to an optimal output voltage transient response. Two design alternatives are proposed. The first alternative uses an equivalent single-phase converter to design the control parameters. This approximation is valid as long as the deviations between the phases of the converter are within the usual tolerance limits. The second one achieves exact constant resistive output impedance regardless of the differences that exist between the phases. Simulation and experimental results are reported in order to validate the two design approaches.

    This paper describes a control design methodology based on output impedance analysis for multiphase synchronous buck converters. This design leads to an optimal output voltage transient response. Two design alternatives are proposed. The first alternative uses an equivalent single-phase converter to design the control parameters. This approximation is valid as long as the deviations between the phases of the converter are within the usual tolerance limits. The second one achieves exact constant resistive output impedance regardless of the differences that exist between the phases. Simulation and experimental results are reported in order to validate the two design approaches.

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    Reduction of Current Harmonic Distortion in Three-Phase Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Inverters via Resonant Current Control  Open access

     Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Camacho Santiago, Antonio; Matas Alcala, Jose; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis
    IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
    Vol. 60, num. 4, p. 1464-1472
    DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2011.2167734
    Date of publication: 2013-04
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    The resonant current control has been extensively employed to reduce the current harmonic distortion in a wide range of grid-connected distributed generation applications, including photovoltaic (PV) inverters, wind and water turbines, and fuel-cell inverters. However, the performance of these systems is deteriorated when the utility grid voltage experiences abnormal conditions such as voltage harmonics and imbalances. Several advanced control solutions have been recently introduced to cope with this problem but at the cost of a signi¿cant increase in the control computational load. This paper ¿rst analyzes the limitations of the standard resonant current control operating under abnormal grid conditions and then introduces a control scheme that improves the current harmonic distortion in such adverse conditions without increasing the computational load of the standard current control. This theoretical contribution is validated by means of selected experimental results from a three-phase PV inverter.

    The resonant current control has been extensively employed to reduce the current harmonic distortion in a wide range of grid-connected distributed generation applications, including photovoltaic (PV) inverters, wind and water turbines, and fuel-cell inverters. However, the performance of these systems is deteriorated when the utility grid voltage experiences abnormal conditions such as voltage harmonics and imbalances. Several advanced control solutions have been recently introduced to cope with this problem but at the cost of a significant increase in the control computational load. This paper first analyzes the limitations of the standard resonant current control operating under abnormal grid conditions and then introduces a control scheme that improves the current harmonic distortion in such adverse conditions without increasing the computational load of the standard current control. This theoretical contribution is validated by means of selected experimental results from a three-phase PV inverter

  • Control scheme with voltage support capability for distributed generation inverters under voltage sags

     Miret Tomas, Jaume; Camacho Santiago, Antonio; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Matas Alcala, Jose
    IEEE transactions on power electronics
    Vol. 28, num. 11, p. 5252-5262
    DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2013.2246190
    Date of publication: 2013-05
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    Voltage sags are one of the main problems in transmission and distribution grids with high penetration of distributed generation. This paper proposes a voltage support control scheme for grid-connected power sources under voltage sags. The control is based on the injection of reactive current with a variable ratio between positive and negative sequences. The controller determines, also, the amount of reactive power needed to restore the dropped voltage magnitudes to new reference values confined within the continuous operation limits required in grid codes. These reference values are chosen in order to guarantee low current injection when fulfilling the voltage support objective. Selected experimental results are reported in order to validate the effectiveness of the proposed control.

  • CONTROL COOPERATIVO PARA LA GESTION OPTIMA DE LA ENERGIA EN MICRORREDES ELECTRICAS

     Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Matas Alcala, Jose; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Font Mateu, Josep; Cruz Vaquer, Juan; Guzman Sola, Ramon; Camacho Santiago, Antonio; Ortega García, Carlos; Borrell Sanz, Angel; pellitero rodriguez, carlos; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel
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  • Red Iberoamericana de Generación Distribuida y Microrredes Eléctricas Inteligentes (713RT0475)

     Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Cruz Vaquer, Juan; de la Hoz Casas, Jordi; Font Mateu, Josep; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Guzman Sola, Ramon; Matas Alcala, Jose; Miret Tomas, Jaume
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  • Control strategies based on effective power factor for distributed generation power plants during unbalanced grid voltage

     Camacho Santiago, Antonio; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Matas Alcala, Jose; Guzman Sola, Ramon; de Sousa Pérez, Óscar; Marti Colom, Pau; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis
    Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
    p. 7134-7139
    DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2013.6700318
    Presentation's date: 2013-11-13
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    Unbalanced voltages in three-phase power systems is a common perturbation propagated along the grid. Distributed Generation plants have gained widespread attention due to their capability to improve power quality in a distributed manner, including voltage unbalance mitigation. A conventional control strategy to command power plants during balanced grid voltages, is the use of power factor to inject/absorb reactive power depending on grid conditions. Advanced control strategies during unbalanced grid voltages can be selected prioritizing positive or negative sequence active and reactive power. This selection determines the voltage support service and therefore can improve the voltage profile, i.e. phase-voltages can be properly supported and voltage imbalance simultaneously corrected. Based on the definition of effective power factor in IEEE 1459 Standard, the reactive power needed for any control strategy is obtained and the resulting effects are described.

    Unbalanced voltages in three-phase power systems is a common perturbation propagated along the grid. Distributed Generation plants have gained widespread attention due to their capability to improve power quality in a distributed manner, including voltage unbalance mitigation. A conventional control strategy to command power plants during balanced grid voltages, is the use of power factor to inject/absorb reactive power depending on grid conditions. Advanced control strategies during unbalanced grid voltages can be selected prioritizing positive or negative sequence active and reactive power. This selection determines the voltage support service and therefore can improve the voltage profile, i.e. phase-voltages can be properly supported and voltage imbalance simultaneously corrected. Based on the definition of effective power factor in IEEE 1459 Standard, the reactive power needed for any control strategy is obtained and the resulting effects are described.

  • Active damping control for a three phase grid-connected inverter using sliding mode control

     Guzman Sola, Ramon; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Camacho Santiago, Antonio; Matas Alcala, Jose; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume
    Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
    p. 382-387
    DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2013.6699166
    Presentation's date: 2013-11-12
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    This paper proposes a new active damping method based on virtual resistors for three-phase grid connected voltage source inverters (VSI) with LCL filter. The use of this filters is a standard solution to provide the proper attenuation to the sideband voltage harmonics of the modulation signal. However these grid filters can introduce an unstable dynamics if a passive or active damping is not properly introduced. The passive damping solution causes a decrease of the overall efficiency due to the associated losses and reduces the filter effectiveness but in contrast no more extra sensors are needed. Active damping methods are more efficient because they don't introduce losses but suffers from control and system complexity because in some cases a high number of sensors are needed. The proposed strategy employs a nonlinear sliding mode control (SMC) scheme in natural frame in combination with a Kalman filter to emulate a resistor in the LCL filter which damps the system actively without the use of extra sensors. Two current controllers are designed in order to control the active and reactive power independently and a voltage controller is designed to control the neutral point which is fixed with a third harmonic voltage in order to increase the control dynamic range.

    This paper proposes a ne w active damping method based on virtual resistors for three-phase grid connected voltage source inverters (VSI) with LCL filter. The use of this filters is a standard solution to provide the proper attenuation to the sideband voltage harmonics of the modulation signal. However these grid filters can introduce an unstable dynamics if a passive or active damping is not pr operly introduced. The passive damping solution causes a decrease of the overall efficiency due to the associated losses and reduces the filter effectiveness but in contrast no more extra sensors are needed. Active damping methods are more efficient because they don’t introduce losses but suffers from control and system complexity because in some cases a high number of sensors are needed. The proposed strategy employs a nonlinear sliding mode control (SMC) scheme in natural frame in combination with a Kalman filter to emulate a resistor in the LCL filter which damps the system actively without the use of extra sensors. Two current controllers are designed in order to control the active and reactive power independently and a voltage controller is designed to control the neutral point which is fixed with a third harmonic vol tage in order to increase the control dynamic range.

  • Control scheme for photovoltaic three-phase inverters to minimize peak currents during unbalanced grid-voltage sags

     Miret Tomas, Jaume; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Camacho Santiago, Antonio; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Matas Alcala, Jose
    IEEE transactions on power electronics
    Vol. 27, num. 10, p. 4262-4271
    DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2012.2191306
    Date of publication: 2012
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    Nowadays, the majority of the photovoltaic (PV) power sources are connected to the public grid. One of the main connection problems occurs when voltage sags appear in the grid due to short circuits, lightning, etc. International standards regulate the grid connection of PV systems, forcing the source to remain connected during short-time grid-voltage faults. As a consequence, during the voltage sag, the source should operate with increasing converter currents to maintain the injection of the generated power. This abnormal operation may result in nondesired system disconnections due to overcurrents. This paper proposes a controller for a PV three-phase inverter that ensuresminimum peak values in the grid-injected currents, as compared with conventional controllers. From the system analysis, a design method is presented in order to set the parameters of the control scheme. Selected experimental results are reported in order to validate the effectiveness of the proposed control.

  • Control y gestión de una microrred basada en energía eólica con cargas locales

     Miret Tomas, Jaume; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Martin Cañadas, Maria Elena; Vasquez Quintero, Juan Carlos; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Matas Alcala, Jose; de la Hoz Casas, Jordi; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis
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  • Fast grid synchronization technique based on a multiple cascaded general integrator scheme for distributed generation inverters

     Matas Alcala, Jose; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Alarcon Gallo, Eduardo; Camacho Santiago, Antonio
    IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
    p. 1003-1010
    DOI: 10.1109/ISIE.2012.6237226
    Presentation's date: 2012
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    This paper proposes a new structure for grid synchronization based on generalized integrators (GI) that lead to fast detection of positive and negative components of the grid voltage. The GI are used as a band pass filter (GI-BPF) mainly to provide in-phase and quadrature components of grid voltage. The proposed structure consists in the cascaded connection of multiple GI-BPF to achieve a faster time response than a single GI-BPF but with the same bandwidth characteristics. This structure is used with a frequency locked loop and a positive sequence detector to operate under unbalanced voltage sags. Simulations and experimental results of a photovoltaic power system injecting power to the grid in the stationary reference frame are shown to validate this proposal. Comparisons between this proposal and one that uses a single GI-BPF in the sequence detector are provided. The results show that the proposed cascaded GI-BPF achieves a considerably time response reduction in the sequence grid detection under a fault with the same quality-filter characteristics.

  • Decoupled sliding mode control for three-phase LCL VSI operating at fixed switching frequency

     Alarcon Gallo, Eduardo; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Matas Alcala, Jose; Camacho Santiago, Antonio
    IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
    p. 1572-1578
    DOI: 10.1109/ISIE.2012.6237326
    Presentation's date: 2012
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  • Coordinated reactive power control for static synchronous compensators under unbalanced voltage sags

     Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Camacho Santiago, Antonio; Matas Alcala, Jose; Alarcon Gallo, Eduardo; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis
    IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
    p. 987-992
    DOI: 10.1109/ISIE.2012.6237223
    Presentation's date: 2012
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    Unbalanced voltage sags strongly deteriorate the performance of power converters and electrical machines connected to the distribution network. In particular, a reduction of the power quality is noticed in these equipments, which is caused by a ripple in the output power and an increase of the current harmonic distortion. Several solutions based on reactive power compensation have been introduced to cope with this problem. Among them, static synchronous compensators have confirmed the superior performance due to the possibility of using all rated power exclusively to voltage support. This paper presents a simple reactive power control algorithm for static synchronous compensators operating under unbalanced voltage sags. The main feature of the proposed algorithm is that it allows a fine adjustment of the amount of reactive power injected by the positive- and negative-sequence components. Thus the control algorithm provides voltage support at the output of the static synchronous compensator. Specifically the proposed control conveniently corrects both the positive- and negative-sequence voltage. Selected simulation results are provided to validate the proposal.

  • Reactive power control for voltage support during type C voltage-sags

     Camacho Santiago, Antonio; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Matas Alcala, Jose; Alarcon Cot, Eduardo Jose; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Marti Colom, Pau
    Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
    p. 3462-3467
    DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2012.6389343
    Presentation's date: 2012-10-27
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  • Sliding-mode input¿output linearization controller for the DC/DC ZVS CLL-T resonant converter

     Sosa Avendaño, Jorge Luis; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Moreno, Luz Stella
    IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
    Vol. 59, num. 3-4, p. 1554-1564
    DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2011.2161253
    Date of publication: 2011-10-24
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  • Hierarchical Control of Droop-Controlled AC and DC Microgrids¿A General Approach Toward Standardization

     Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Vasquez Quintero, Juan Carlos; Matas Alcala, Jose; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel
    IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
    Vol. 58, num. 1, p. 158-172
    DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2010.2066534
    Date of publication: 2011-01
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  • Simple low-cost hysteretic controller for multiphase synchronous buck converters

     Borrell, Angel; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Matas Alcala, Jose; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis
    IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
    Vol. 58, num. 6, p. 2355-2365
    DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2010.2060462
    Date of publication: 2011-06
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    This paper presents a novel hysteretic controller for a multiphase synchronous buck converter supplying low voltage, high current, and high slew-rate loads. The control scheme implements the main control functions for powering such demanding loads, including output-voltage regulation, adaptive voltage positioning, current sharing, and phase interleaving. This paper also describes a control-design methodology based on outputimpedance analysis. This design leads to optimal output-voltage transient response with a simple and low-cost control implementation. Simulation and experimental results are reported in order to validate the features of the novel control scheme.

  • Hierarchical Control of Intelligent Microgrids

     Vasquez Quintero, Juan Carlos; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis
    IEEE industrial electronics magazine
    Vol. 4, num. 4, p. 23-29
    DOI: 10.1109/MIE.2010.938720
    Date of publication: 2010-12-10
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  • Grid-fault control scheme for three-phase photovoltaic inverters with adjustable power quality characteristics

     Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Sosa Avendaño, Jorge Luis; Matas Alcala, Jose; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis
    IEEE transactions on power electronics
    Vol. 25, num. 12, p. 2930-2940
    DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2010.2070081
    Date of publication: 2010-12-23
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  • Virtual Impedance Loop for Droop-Controlled Single-Phase Parallel Inverters Using a Second-Order General-Integrator Scheme

     Matas Alcala, Jose; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Vasquez Quintero, Juan Carlos
    IEEE transactions on power electronics
    Vol. 25, num. 12, p. 2093-3002
    DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2010.2082003
    Date of publication: 2010-12
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  • Direct Rotor Current-Mode Control Improves the Transient Response of Doubly Fed Induction Generator-Based Wind Turbines

     Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Matas Alcala, Jose; Borrell, Angel; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis
    IEEE transactions on energy conversion
    Vol. 25, num. 3, p. 722-731
    DOI: 10.1109/TEC.2010.2052105
    Date of publication: 2010-09
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  • SISTEMA DE SUPERVISIÓN Y CONTROL PARA MICRORREDES INTELIGENTES

     Vasquez Quintero, Juan Carlos; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Font Mateu, Josep; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Matas Alcala, Jose; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis
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    Design of an analog quasi-steady-state nonlinear current-mode controller for single-phase active power filter  Open access

     Miret Tomas, Jaume; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Matas Alcala, Jose; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria
    IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
    Vol. 56, num. 12, p. 4872-4881
    DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2009.2026385
    Date of publication: 2009-12
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    The injection of sinusoidal current to an electrical grid is nowadays possible with the use of active power filters (APFs).With quasi-steady-state (QSS) nonlinear controllers, these power filters provide low grid-current-harmonic content with simple-control analog implementation. This paper focuses on the design of a QSS nonlinear controller for a single-phase APF. A complete analysis based on the sliding-mode-control theory is given. From the analysis, a set of control-design guidelines is presented to select the gains and parameters of the control scheme. Selected experimental results are reported to validate the theoretical design procedure.

  • Control Strategy for Flexible Microgrid Based on Parallel Line-Interactive UPS Systems

     Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Vasquez Quintero, Juan Carlos; Matas Alcala, Jose; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis
    IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
    Vol. 56, num. 3, p. 726-736
    DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2008.2009274
    Date of publication: 2009-03
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    In this paper, the control strategy for a flexible microgrid is presented. The microgrid presented here consists of several line-interactive uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems connected in parallel. The control technique is based on the droop method to avoid critical communications among UPS units. Thus, a flexible microgrid is obtained to operate in either grid-connected or islanded mode. A small-signal analysis is presented in order to analyze the system stability, which gives rules to design the main control parameters. Simulation and experimental results are presented, showing the feasibility of the proposed controller. © 2009 IEEE.

  • Control Design Guidelines for Single-Phase Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Inverters With Damped Resonant Harmonic Compensators

     Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Matas Alcala, Jose; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria
    IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
    Vol. 56, num. 11, p. 4492-4501
    DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2009.2017820
    Date of publication: 2009-11
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  • CONTROL DE SISTEMES ELECTRICS D'ENERGIA RENOVABLE

     Aldabas Rubira, Emiliano; Rolan Blanco, Alejandro; Bogarra Rodriguez, Santiago; Jornet Alvarez, Atanasi; Hermoso Costa, Juan Ramon; Vasquez Quintero, Juan Carlos; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Rocabert Delgado, Joan; Candela Garcia, Jose Ignacio; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Matas Alcala, Jose; Font Mateu, Josep; Rodriguez Cortes, Pedro; Luna Alloza, Alvaro; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis
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  • Hierarchical Control in Microgrids for the Integration of Decentralized Electrical Generators and Energy Storage Systems

     Muñoz Aguilar, Raul Santiago; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Rocabert Delgado, Joan; Vasquez Quintero, Juan Carlos; Miret Tomas, Jaume; González, J.; Miró, I.; Sandia, J.; González, R.; Abellán, A.; Martínez, J. A.; Carranza, O.; Benavent, J. M.; Garcerá, Gabriel; Figueres, Emilio; Abellán, Antonio; Pascual, Marcos; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Matas Alcala, Jose; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria
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  • Modeling and Performance Analysis of the DC/DC Series¿Parallel Resonant Converter Operating With Discrete Self-Sustained Phase-Shift Modulation Technique

     Sosa Avendaño, Jorge Luis; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Matas Alcala, Jose
    IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
    Vol. 56, num. 3, p. 697-705
    Date of publication: 2009-03
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  • A Comparative Study of Sliding-Mode Control Schemes for Quantum Series Resonant Inverters

     Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Matas Alcala, Jose; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Vasquez Quintero, Juan Carlos
    IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
    Vol. 56, num. 9, p. 3487-3495
    DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2009.2022517
    Date of publication: 2009-09
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    This paper presents a comparative study of sliding-mode control schemes for quantum series resonant inverters. The single-input and two-input resonant systems considered in this study are designed with identical specifications. The control performance is evaluated in aspects such as load transient response, sensitivity to disturbances, and efficiency. Other aspects such as control complexity and cost are also considered. Simulation and experimental results are reported in order to validate the theoretical predictions. Essentially, the study demonstrates the following: 1) The load transient response of the proposed two-input system is insensitive to load variations; 2) the single-input system exhibits higher efficiency, particularly at light load conditions, and 3) both control schemes have similar complexity and cost. © 2009 IEEE.

  • Sliding-Mode Control for a Single-Phase AC/AC Quantum Resonant Converter

     Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Matas Alcala, Jose; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria
    IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
    Vol. 56, num. 9, p. 3496-3504
    Date of publication: 2009-09
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  • Design of hysteretic regulators for low voltage and high-current applications

     Cruz Vaquer, Juan; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria
    International journal of industrial electronics and drives
    Vol. 1, num. 1, p. 25-33
    Date of publication: 2009-07
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  • Feedback linearization of a single-phase active power filter via sliding mode control

     Matas Alcala, Jose; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel
    IEEE transactions on power electronics
    Vol. 23, num. 1, p. 116-125
    Date of publication: 2008-01
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  • Linear Current Control Scheme With Series Resonant Harmonic Compensator for Single-Phase Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Inverters

     Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Matas Alcala, Jose; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria
    IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
    Vol. 55, num. 7, p. 2724-2733
    Date of publication: 2008-07
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  • Feedback linearization of direct-drive synchronous wind-turbines via a sliding mode approach

     Matas Alcala, Jose; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Miret Tomas, Jaume
    IEEE transactions on power electronics
    Vol. 23, num. 3, p. 1093-1103
    Date of publication: 2008-05
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  • Uninterruptible power supply systems provide protection

     Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis
    IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
    Vol. 1, num. 1, p. 28-38
    Date of publication: 2007-04
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  • Dynamics analysis for the series-parallel resonant converter operating with SSPSM

     Sosa Avendaño, Jorge Luis; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Matas Alcala, Jose; Miret Tomas, Jaume
    IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
    p. 895-890
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  • Decentralized Control for Parallel Operation of Distributed Generation Inverters Using Resistive Output Impedance

     Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Matas Alcala, Jose; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume
    IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
    Vol. 54, num. 2, p. 994-1004
    Date of publication: 2007-04
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  • Designing VRM hysteretic controllers for optimal transient response

     Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Matas Alcala, Jose; Miret Tomas, Jaume
    IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
    Vol. 54, num. 3, p. 1726-1738
    DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2007.894765
    Date of publication: 2007-06
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  • Simple low-cost hysteretic controller for single-phase synchronous buck converters

     Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Berbel Artal, Nestor
    IEEE transactions on power electronics
    Vol. 22, num. 4, p. 1232-1241
    Date of publication: 2007-07
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  • TECNIQUES DE CONTROL NO LINIAL APLICADES A CONVERTIDORS CONNECTATS EN PARAL·LEL A UNA MICROXARXA (ENE2006-15521-C03-01)

     Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Miret Tomas, Jaume
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  • Dynamic analysis and control design of the asymmetrical campled-mode dc-dc series resonant converter

     Sosa Avendaño, Jorge Luis; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Matas Alcala, Jose; Miret Tomas, Jaume
    The 32nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronic Society
    p. 2751-2756
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  • Analysis, design and practical evaluation of an input-output linearization controller for the CLL-T dc-dc resonant converter

     Sosa Avendaño, Jorge Luis; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Berbel Artal, Nestor; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis
    The 32nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronic Society
    p. 2593-2598
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  • Analysis, design and practical evaluation of an input-output linearization controller for the CLL-T dc-dc resonant converter

     Sosa Avendaño, Jorge Luis; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Berbel Artal, Nestor; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis
    The 32nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronic Society
    p. 2593-2598
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  • Decentralized control for parallel operation of distributed generation inverters in microgrids using resistive output impedance

     Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Berbel Artal, Nestor; Matas Alcala, Jose; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Miret Tomas, Jaume
    The 32nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronic Society
    p. 5149-5154
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  • Droop control method for the parallel operation of online UPS systems using resistive output impedance

     Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Berbel Artal, Nestor; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Matas Alcala, Jose; Miret Tomas, Jaume; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel
    Twenty-First Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
    p. 1716-1722
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  • Wireless-control strategy for parallel operation of distributed-generation inverters

     Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Matas Alcala, Jose; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel; Miret Tomas, Jaume
    IEEE transactions on industrial electronics
    Vol. 53, num. 5, p. 1461-1470
    Date of publication: 2006-10
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  • APLICACIÓ DE TÈCNIQUES DE CONTROL NO LINEAL PER A CONVERTIDORS ELECTRÒNICS DE POTÈNCIA AMB CONSIGNES VARIABLES EN EL TEMPS  Open access

     Miret Tomas, Jaume
    Department of Electronic Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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    El principal objetivo de esta Tesis ha sido establecer nuevas estrategias de control para convertidores de potencia simples y paralelizados, que siguen consignes variables en el tiempo.En la Tesis Doctoral se propone una metodología para la síntesis de controladores basados en la linealització por realimentación usando el promediado de estados del convertidor. Esta técnica presenta la ventaja de conseguir controladores sencillos de implementar y que no necesitan sensado de corriente. Esta técnica se ha probado con éxito obteniendo resultados satisfactorios para el caso de seguimiento de señal en convertidores CC/CA y CA/CC, y en la paralelización de estos convertidores.Los objetivos de la investigación han sido los siguientes: a) La síntesis de controladores basados en el modo deslizante y la linealización por realimentación. b) La aplicación de estas estrategias de control para onduladores, filtros activos y rectificadores con elevado factor de potencia. c) La extensión de estos controles a sistemas modulares formados por diversos convertidores en paralelo. d) La simulación de los controles y verificación experimental de los mas representativos, implementándolos digitalmente en una DSP.Estos objetivos se han desarrollado y han quedado plasmados en la redacción de esta Tesis Doctoral y en las diversas publicaciones que se citan en la bibliografía particular de los autores.La metodología que hemos usado en nuestra investigación se puede desglosar en los siguientes puntos:1. Modelado del convertidor o sistema de convertidores.2. Síntesis de los controladores utilizando las técnicas de control seleccionadas para cada casuística.3. Simulación del sistema, obteniendo así sus características dinámicas, a la vez que se valida el controlador.4. Verificación experimental de los resultados de simulación.Las diferentes fases de la Tesis se han desarrollado siguiendo aproximadamente el orden de los capítulos del documento: El primer capítulo expone el alcance de la Tesis y el estado del arte en la tecnología de control de los sistemas que se trataran. En el segundo capítulo se exponen las ideas del seguimiento en la teoría del control.En el tercer capítulo se desarrolla la teoría básica del control no lineal, haciendo especial énfasis en el control en modo deslizante y el control de linealización por realimentación, que serán aplicados a diversos tipos de convertidores electrónicos de potencia.En el cuarto capítulo se aplican las técnicas de control no lineal a los rectificadores con elevado factor de potencia.En el quinto capítulo se trata de los onduladores y se desarrollan diversos controles no lineales para su control.En el sexto capítulo se trata de los filtros activos correctores de la distorsión harmónica de la corriente de red y diversos controles aplicados.En el séptimo capítulo se trata del diseño de controles para la paralelización de convertidores de potencia con consignas variables en el tiempo.El último capítulo aborda las conclusiones de la Tesis y los futuros caminos para la investigación en este campo abiertos por la Tesis doctoral.

    The main objective of this Thesis was obtain new control strategies for simple power converters and for converters in parallel.We propose a methodology to synthesize controllers based in feedback linearization, using the converter state averaging. This technique presents the advantage of obtain simple implementation controllers, and that avoids the use of current sensors. This technique was successfully used in this work, with satisfying results for AC/DC converters and DC/AC converters. Good performance was obtained too in the control of multi-module systems, composed of some converters in parallel.The research objectives of the Thesis are the following:a) The controller synthesis, using sliding mode control and feedback linearization.b) The application of this control strategies to inverters, active filters and rectifiers with unity power factor.c) The extension of this controls to modular systems.d) The controller simulation and experimental verification, implementing the control in a DSP platform.Our research methodology was:a) The converter modeling.b) The controller synthesis, using the optimal control techniques for each purpose.c) The system simulation, obtaining its dynamic characteristics to validate the controller.d) The experimental verification of the simulation results.The different stages of the Thesis were developed following approximately the chapter's order of the Thesis document: The first chapter exposes the objectives of the Thesis. The state of the art in the control technology for the converters to study is presented too. The second chapter explains the main objectives in the control theory for signal following converters.The third chapter develops the basic non-linear control theory, with special emphasis in sliding mode control and feedback linearization control.In the fourth chapter the non-linear techniques are used for unity power factor rectifier control synthesis.In the fifth chapter we develop some non-linear controllers for inverters.In the sixth chapter some active filter controls are designed.In the seventh chapter we develop non-linear controllers for power converters in parallel.The conclusions and future perspectives are exposed in the last chapter.

  • Simple feedback linearization controller to reduce audiosusceptibility and load disturbance in the full-bridge current doubler rectifier

     Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria; Garcia de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, Jose Luis; Berbel Artal, Nestor; Sosa, J; Castilla Fernandez, Miguel
    Twentieth Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition
    p. 689-694
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