Internal model design for power electronic controllers
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This thesis deals with the problem of control system design for power electronic controllers when high performance is desired despite unaccounted for internal and external conditions. Factors such as parameter variations, operating condition changes, and filtering and measurements delays, may adversely impact the performance of a circuit whose controller design is not immune to external and internal disturbances. The thesis explores the method of internal model design as a viable approach for designing controllers with superior performance despite system variations. Following a presentation of the theoretical background of the internal model design, the thesis considers two examples of state variable models, improving the stability of a voltage source converter and speed control of an induction motor. Conclusions show the new control system is more stable and offers better controllability despite unexpected system variations, compared to classical control system.