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Electronics 2018, 7(2), 20; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics7020020

Neural Network Based Maximum Power Point Tracking Control with Quadratic Boost Converter for PMSG—Wind Energy Conversion System

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School of Electrical Engineering, VIT University, Vellore 632014, India
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Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Esbjerg 6700, Denmark
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Power Electronics and Motion Control (PEMC) Group, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Nottingham University, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
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Received: 22 December 2017 / Revised: 29 January 2018 / Accepted: 5 February 2018 / Published: 9 February 2018
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This paper proposes an artificial neural network (ANN) based maximum power point tracking (MPPT) control strategy for wind energy conversion system (WECS) implemented with a DC/DC converter. The proposed topology utilizes a radial basis function network (RBFN) based neural network control strategy to extract the maximum available power from the wind velocity. The results are compared with a classical Perturb and Observe (P&O) method and Back propagation network (BPN) method. In order to achieve a high voltage rating, the system is implemented with a quadratic boost converter and the performance of the converter is validated with a boost and single ended primary inductance converter (SEPIC). The performance of the MPPT technique along with a DC/DC converter is demonstrated using MATLAB/Simulink. View Full-Text
Keywords: DC/DC converter; SEPIC converter; MPPT; RBFN; neural networks; permanent magnet synchronous generator DC/DC converter; SEPIC converter; MPPT; RBFN; neural networks; permanent magnet synchronous generator
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Tiwari, R.; Krishnamurthy, K.; Neelakandan, R.B.; Padmanaban, S.; Wheeler, P.W. Neural Network Based Maximum Power Point Tracking Control with Quadratic Boost Converter for PMSG—Wind Energy Conversion System. Electronics 2018, 7, 20.

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