This paper presents the experimental implementation of a buck converter with quasi-sliding mode control combined with a loss estimator function. An online loss estimator is developed to estimate, in real time, the parasitic resistances of the converter and variations of the resistance in the load. The estimated loss resistance and the resistance of the load are embedded, in real time, into the model equations of the controller using Zero Average Dynamics and Fixed Point Induction Control techniques (ZAD-FPIC) to improve the control robustness to resistive parameter variations. Details of the experimental setup are presented to show developed electrical and electronic circuits, and experimental techniques are described to ensure the successful digital implementation of closed-loop control of the buck power converter. The proper shielding of electrical wiring in power electronics allows improvement to the quality of the measures by removing noise induced by electromagnetic interference. A trigger signal is used to implement the Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) with centered pulse and to synchronize the sampling of analogical signals from the buck converter. Such synchronization allows the use of a lower sampling frequency and ensures the measurements at the right instant in time. Experimental results are in good agreement with numerical simulations, showing the effectiveness of the control approach.
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