Input-Output Linearization of a Boost Converter with Mixed Load (Constant Voltage Load and Constant Power Load)




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Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc


Power converters and electric motor drives when tightly regulated behave as constant power loads. These loads are different from resistive loads and have destabilizing negative impedance characteristics, which impact a system's stability. A boost converter is intrinsically nonlinear and is a nonminimum phase system at the output voltage with respect to the control input. The linear approximation of this boost converter loaded with a constant power load has a zero and poles in the right half of the s-plane, making the system unstable and very difficult to control. Control techniques that employ some form of system inversion cannot be implemented for a nonminimum phase system. This paper describes a technique to modify the nonminimum phase boost converter to a minimum phase for a constant power load, further implementing the input-output linearization technique to stabilize the system. This paper also provides a methodological analysis of the problem followed by the proposed solution. Furthermore, it verifies the analysis of the proposed solution through simulation and experimental results.


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Converters, Electric, Damping (Mechanics), Stability--Analysis, DC-to-DC converters, Capacitors, Aerospace engineering


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