Objective: In this paper, an optimal control scheme for the Interlinking Converter (IC)
system is achieved by the proper regulation of its gate switching functions through appropriate optimal
feedback controller design.
Methods: Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID), Fractional Order Proportional-Integral-Derivative
(FOPID) and H-infinity loop shaping controller have been designed for the two-fold control objective
of simultaneous improvement in system robustness and reduced tracking error using parameter
tuning via Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) optimization algorithms.
Results: The controller parameters are obtained by optimization algorithms. The comparative analysis
of the controller performance is carried out through simulation in the MATLAB platform to validate
the effectiveness of the controller design under various changing situations.
Conclusion: The optimized controller parameters obtained through ABC algorithm are better than
that obtained through PSO algorithm in terms of both objective function values and execution time.
The resultant robust control strategy for IC system obtained through the H-infinity loop shaping
controller provides reduced tracking error and improved stability as compared to PID and FOPID
controller, as proved by the simulation results.
Keywords: Hybrid microgrid, interlinking converter, particle swarm optimization, artificial bee colony, fractional order proportional-
integral-derivative, H-infinity, loop shaping control, eigenvalues, weight selection, tracking error, robustness.
Rights & PermissionsPrintExport