Title: A novel observer algorithm of voltages across capacitors based on the higher sliding mode control: application to multi-cells converter

Authors: Mohamed Redha Skender; Abdelhalim Tlemçani; Hassan Nouri

Addresses: Laboratoire de Recherche en Electrotechnique et en Automatique, Universite Yahia Farès de Medea, Algeria ' Laboratoire de Recherche en Electrotechnique et en Automatique, Universite Yahia Farès de Medea, Algeria ' Power Systems, Electronics and Control Research Group, University of the West of England, Bristol, BS16 1QY, UK

Abstract: In this paper, advanced automatic sliding mode observers are applied to multi-cells converter. The technique facilitates the generation of the voltages image across capacitors of the converter simply by measuring the current. Also, the technique possesses the finite time convergence error. The validity of the controller is demonstrated through simulation results in both the mentioned properties of the technique. Furthermore, a topology with a higher order sliding mode observer for multi-cell converters applications are proposed.

Keywords: series multi-cell converters; higher order SMOs; sliding mode observers; super twisting; capacitor voltages; capacitors; sliding mode control; SMC; simulation; power electronics; switching cells.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIC.2017.082944

International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 2017 Vol.27 No.2, pp.136 - 145

Available online: 16 Mar 2017 *

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