Control of limit cycles in buck converters
COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering
Article publication date: 1 July 2014
The purpose of this paper is to investigate limit cycles in digitally Proportional, Integral and Derivative (PID) controlled buck regulators. Filtering is examined as a means of removing the limit cycles in digitally controlled buck regulators.
The paper explains why limit cycles occur in a digitally PID controlled buck converter. It then proceeds to propose two filters for their elimination. Results indicate the effectiveness of each of the filters.
The paper gives a mathematical analysis of the occurrence of limit cycles in digitally controlled PID buck regulators. It finds that notch and comb filters are effective for the purpose of eliminating limit cycles in buck regulators.
The paper employs a model of the buck regulator inclusive of the inductor loss – this was not done to date for this type of work. The paper analyses PID control. This was not done in the manner given. The paper addresses filtering as a means of removing limit cycles. It examines the effect of changing the digital controller parameters on the requirements of the filters.
Condon, M. and Hayes, B. (2014), "Control of limit cycles in buck converters", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 33 No. 4, pp. 1448-1461. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-09-2013-0293
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