Source-Side Virtual RC Damper-Based Stabilization Technique for Cascaded Systems in DC Microgrids

Omid Lorzadeh, Iman Lorzadeh, Mohsen Soltani, Amin Hajizadeh

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Cascaded connection of power converters is a dominant connection form in DC microgrids. In such systems, despite the possible instability caused by the impedance interactions between the individually designed converters, tightly regulated load converters acting as constant power loads (CPLs) tend to destabilize the system owing to their negative resistance characteristics. Hence, this paper proposes a new virtual series RC damper in parallel with the source-side converter's capacitor without compromising the load's dynamic performance. Using this design-oriented active damping method, which utilizes a simple control structure with a more straightforward tuning of the control parameter, the stability and performance of the system are guaranteed. The feasibility and robustness of the suggested active stabilization idea against unanticipated variations in input voltage amplitude, and CPL power rating (load changes) as well as step changes in output voltage reference, are also authenticated. The control and operation principles, as well as the circuit physical meaning realized by the presented technique for three cascaded systems comprising the basic DC/DC converters feeding CPLs, are theoretically analyzed. Simulation and experimental results are provided to validate the effectiveness of the proposed active stabilizer.
TidsskriftIEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)1883-1895
Antal sider13
StatusUdgivet - 1 feb. 2021


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