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WAMS (wide-area measurement systems) involve all kinds of communicating channels. Different channels have different time delays and randomicity of time-delay. So closed-loop power systems ought to be modeled as nonlinear dynamic systems with multiple time delays and varying time delays. A method is proposed in this paper to design a controller that can adapt to feedback signals with multiple time delays and varying time delays. The method is based on the topological characteristics of stable time-delay regions, the LMIs (linear matrix inequalities) method, GA (genetic algorithm) and the balanced truncation model-reduced algorithm. Numerical results form a tow-area four-machine power system demonstrate that the controller derived from the above method can damp low-frequency oscillations in the system for the feedback signals with multiple time delays and varying time delays.
Date of Conference: 20-24 July 2008