Title: Solar powered closed-loop controlled fuzzy logic-based three-stage interleaved DC-DC boost converter with an inverter

Authors: M.L. Bharathi; D. Kirubakaran

Addresses: Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Sathyabama University, Chennai, India ' Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, St. Joseph's Institute of science and Technology, Chennai, India

Abstract: This paper presents a novel solar powered, fuzzy logic controlled closed-loop three-stage DC-DC boost converter connected in interleaved fashion. In this paper, along with the interleaved boost converter (ILBC) principle, simulation of closed-loop three-stage ILBC with R-load is done with inverter at the output stage. Closed-loop control design is implemented using fuzzy controller. Also, comparison of solar powered three-stage closed-loop interleaved DC-DC converter with PID as well as fuzzy logic controller is done. The simulation waveforms are displayed. The simulations are done with MATLAB/Simulink. The design along with simulation of the proposed converter is done. The validity of this software study is conformed to the hardware prototype using a PIC microcontroller with a DC input voltage of 12 V and boosted to 30 V AC.

Keywords: interleaved converters; fuzzy control; DC-AC converters; closed-loop control; boost converters; solar power; solar energy; inverters; fuzzy logic control; FLC; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAIP.2016.075723

International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 2016 Vol.8 No.2, pp.140 - 155

Received: 31 Oct 2014
Accepted: 08 May 2015

Published online: 01 Apr 2016 *

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