Title: Practical inputs for maturity model of sliding mode control concepts in power electronics domain

Authors: Arun Kumar Paul

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Abstract: Sliding mode control (SMC) idea has steadily remained a busy research area for more than half a century. Its market penetration in industrial products is, however, below expected line. A control idea, for its mass market penetration needs to meet, apart from control objective, multi-objective criteria ranging from its simple implementation procedure, meeting energy efficiency, cost, weight, etc. Control is inherently required in power electronics domain for control and actuation purposes to translate a particular control idea to achieve desired goal effectively. To achieve such goal, evolution in SMC has remained mostly one-dimensional - to eliminate chattering. In that process it increasingly generates complex control algorithm for power electronics to handle; whereas evolution in power electronics is searching for overall product optimisation. This article practically analyses the maturity model of SMC for its acceptability in power electronics domain.

Keywords: power electronics; goodness factor; higher order SMC; sliding mode control; soft switching; non-elastic disturbance; elastic disturbance; design for manufacturing; DFM; manufacturability; protection circuits; experimental design; arc welding; maturity modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPELEC.2013.055680

International Journal of Power Electronics, 2013 Vol.5 No.2, pp.145 - 164

Received: 10 Dec 2012
Accepted: 13 Apr 2013

Published online: 30 Jun 2014 *

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