Energy-Balancing of a Modular Multilevel Converter Using an Online Trajectory Planning Algorithm

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Abstract

Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) energy balancing is a nontrivial open-loop control problem, since the choice of a technically meaningful output leads to an internal dynamics. The method used in this paper relies on an MMC arm energy model, which allows algebraic parametrization of almost all system variables and the rest can be obtained by integration of a small subsystem of low order. The solution introduced in this paper is to plan appropriate trajectories for all variables such that the balancing goal is met. The planned trajectories are given to the control system, which leads to a feedforward balancing effort supporting the standard feedback balancing control. In contrast to the previous approach, an analytical solution was obtained providing for efficient real-time trajectory planning. Test bench measurements confirm improved energy control performance compared to standard feedback balancing.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 22nd European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'20 ECCE Europe)
PublisherIEEE TechRxiv
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-9807-1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2020
Peer-reviewedYes

Conference

Title2020 22nd European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'20 ECCE Europe)
Duration7 - 11 September 2020
LocationLyon, France

External IDs

Scopus 85094926938

Keywords

Keywords

  • Trajectory, Planning, Europe, Modular multilevel converters, Graphical user interfaces, Boundary conditions