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This paper presents a novel method of profiling the phase currents to minimize the torque ripple of a switched reluctance machine. The method is a combination of machine design and control algorithm. The minimization is accomplished in three steps: The first step is to design a machine that has symmetric torque characteristics with an extended flat portion,(More)
This paper describes the performance comparison of a wind power systems based on two different induction generators as well as the experimental demonstration of a wind turbine simulator for the maximum power extraction. The two induction machines studied for the comparison are the squirrel-cage induction generator (SCIG) and the doubly fed induction(More)
The maximum power point tracking (MPPT) method is the key to notably improve efficiency and energy extraction in wind turbine systems. The MPPT method through the characteristic power curve is one of the popular MPPT methods. The reference current can be obtained using the relationship between power and current without requiring real-time wind speed(More)
This article studies the control configuration of a microgrid-connected photovoltaic (MCPV) source. In the control of an MCPV, maximum power point (MPP) tracking, droop control, and dc bus voltage regulation are the main required functions. To increase their penetration in the microgrid, MCPV sources have to participate in the microgrid?s frequency(More)
This paper presents an approach for adaptive control of the surface mounted permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) over its entire speed range. This requires coordination of direct and quadrature axis currents i/sub d/, i/sub q/. Direct model reference adaptive control is responsible for the control of quadrature axis current. Direct axis current is(More)
This paper presents the control strategy for varying the turn-on and turn-off angles of three-phase switched reluctance generators (SRGs) to maximize the efficiency as well as to reduce the dc-link ripple current resulting from the commutation of the phases at high speeds. The behavior of the commutation angles is analyzed first through the offline(More)
The paper presents a novel fixed switching frequency predictive current control method for switched reluctance machines (SRM). The proposed deadbeat predictive current controller accurately predicts the required duty ratio for the PWM pulse for a given reference current in each digital time step over the entire speed range of operation. The pulse width(More)
To extract power more efficiently, Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) methods are always applied in variable-speed generator wind power systems. However, due to the fast wind speed variation, fast and real-time calculations of optimal system operation points are difficult to achieve. Also, the dependence of optimal references on the system model can hardly(More)
This paper proposes a smooth transition control strategy for voltage-source inverters between standalone (SA) and grid-connected (GC) modes of operation. In the GC mode, the amount of power exchanged with the utility grid is controlled by regulating the phase currents. In the SA mode, the load voltage is regulated by the inverter with its phase dictated by(More)