Title: Nonlinear sliding-mode control of a bidirectional three-phase converter for plug-in electric vehicles

Authors: Reza Sabzehgar; Yaser M. Roshan

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, 92182, USA ' School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Simon Fraser University, Surrey, BC, V3T 0A3, Canada

Abstract: In this paper, we propose a sliding-mode control (SMC) strategy for bidirectional operation of a three-phase pulse width modulation (PWM) converter suitable for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). The proposed controller operates the three-phase converter at unity power factor with no steady-state errors. The controller takes advantage of inherent characteristics of sliding-mode controllers such as fast dynamics, low harmonics, and being independent of the load and system parameters. The proposed control strategy keeps the input voltage and current in phase in charging mode, when the converter acts as a rectifier and boost converter. Similarly, controller maintains the input voltage and current of the three-phase system out of phase in discharging mode, when the converter is operated as an inverter. Numerical studies are conducted to evaluate the performance of the proposed controller.

Keywords: SMC; sliding-mode control; modelling and control; bidirectional charger; three-phase converter; PWM; pulse width modulation; power electronics converter; PEV; plug-in electric vehicle; electric vehicle; V2G; vehicle-to-grid; G2V; grid-to-vehicle.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEHV.2019.102886

International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, 2019 Vol.11 No.4, pp.367 - 377

Received: 22 Apr 2019
Accepted: 12 Jun 2019

Published online: 27 Sep 2019 *

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