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Analysis and Design of an Active Stabilizer for a Boost Power Converter System

School of Automation, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072, China
Research Group in Electrical and Electronics, Université de Lorraine, 54518 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada
Research Institute of Transport, Energy and Society (IRTES), University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard, 90010 Belfort CEDEX, France
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Academic Editor: Sheldon S. Williamson
Energies 2016, 9(11), 934;
Received: 2 August 2016 / Revised: 2 November 2016 / Accepted: 4 November 2016 / Published: 10 November 2016
In electrical power converter systems, the presence of an LC input filter can efficiently reduce the Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) effect, and at the same time protect the converter and the load from being impacted by sharp input impulse voltages. However, for transportation applications, the weight and size limitations of input LC filters for power converters have to be taken into consideration. The reduction of LC filter size may impair the system stability margin and dynamic response. In serve cases, the system may even become unstable. Thus, in order to ensure the system stability while minimizing the input LC filter size, the implementation of a stabilizer for the system control is needed. In this paper, a novel digital stabilizer design method is proposed for a boost power converter with a small input LC filter. The proposed method is based on input filter inductance current measurements and DSP (Digital Signal Processor) -based digital stabilizer design. Simulation and experimentation confirm the validity of the proposed approach. View Full-Text
Keywords: stabilizer; boost power converter; input filter stabilizer; boost power converter; input filter
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Huangfu, Y.; Pang, S.; Nahid-Mobarakeh, B.; Rathore, A.; Gao, F.; Zhao, D. Analysis and Design of an Active Stabilizer for a Boost Power Converter System. Energies 2016, 9, 934.

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