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Title: Robust temperature control of polymer electrolyte fuel cell reformer

Authors: Chihiro Masuda; Mingcong Deng

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2-24-16 Nakacho, Koganei, Tokyo, 184-8588, Japan ' Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2-24-16 Nakacho, Koganei, Tokyo, 184-8588, Japan

Abstract: In this paper, an operator-based nonlinear control system for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) reformer is proposed. Firstly, structure of the reformer is introduced and modelled. Secondly, an operator-based nonlinear control system for the reformer is designed by using the model. Here, uncertainties which are assumed ΔP are considered. And the desired performance of temperature tracking is discussed. Finally, robust stability analysis and the effectiveness of the proposed control system are confirmed by simulations.

Keywords: polymer electrolyte fuel cells; PEFC reformers; robust control; right coprime factorisation; operators; uncertainties; output tracking; temperature control; nonlinear control; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMECHS.2014.066927

International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems, 2014 Vol.6 No.1, pp.12 - 18

Available online: 16 Jan 2015 *

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