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This paper presents a digital repetitive control (RC) scheme to minimize the even-order harmonics at the dc link voltage and odd-order harmonics in the line-side currents under distorted and unbalanced supply voltage conditions. The proposed current control scheme consists of a conventional PI and a plug-in repetitive controller. On the basis of the mathematical model of the three-phase pulsewidth-modulated (PWM) boost rectifier under the generalized supply voltage conditions, the control task is divided into: 1) dc-link voltage harmonics control and 2) line-side current harmonics control . In the voltage harmonics control scheme, a reference current calculation algorithm has been derived accordingly to ensure that the dc link voltage is maintained constant at the demanded value and the supply-side power factor is kept close to unity. In the line-side current harmonics control scheme, a plug-in repetitive controller is designed to achieve low total harmonic distortion (THD) line-side currents of the three-phase PWM boost rectifier. The experimental test results obtained from a 1.6-kVA laboratory-based PWM rectifier confirm that the proposed control scheme can reduce the line-side current THD from 16.63% to 4.70%, and improve the dc-link voltage tracking accuracy substantially over the conventional PI-based controller.
Date of Publication: July 2010