Dynamic Behavior of Current Controllers for Selective Harmonic Compensation in Three-Phase Active Power Filters

Abstract

Current regulators are a critical part of active power filters (APFs). The design of current regulators capable of compensating high-frequency harmonics created by nonlinear loads is a challenging task. Selective harmonic current compensation using harmonic regulators is a viable method to achieve this goal. However, their design and tuning is not an easy task. The performance-and even the stability-of harmonic current regulators strongly depends on implementation issues, with the tuning of the controller gains being critical. Furthermore, the presence of multiple current regulators working in parallel can create unwanted couplings with the fundamental current regulator, which can result in a deterioration of APF current control, i.e., oscillations and settling times larger than expected. This paper addresses the design and tuning of selective harmonic compensators, with a focus on their stability analysis and transient behavior.

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@article{Briz2013DynamicBO, title={Dynamic Behavior of Current Controllers for Selective Harmonic Compensation in Three-Phase Active Power Filters}, author={Fernando Briz and Pablo Garc{\'i}a and M. W. Degner and David Diaz-Reigosa and J. M. Soto Guerrero}, journal={IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications}, year={2013}, volume={49}, pages={1411-1420} }