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Increase of the performance of a low ripple boost converter for PEM FC applications using GA and PSO algorithms

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2 Author(s)
Marsala, G. ; Ist. sui Sist. Intelligenti per l'Autom., Italy ; Ragusa, A.

This paper deals with the optimization of the performance of a high step up dc-dc converter characterized by a low ripple in the input current. The converter with a PID control has been designed for PEM Fuel Cell application in automotive environment. In this work, an optimization of the PID control design is presented, using two heuristic methods: the Genetic and Particle Swarm Optimization algorithms. Moreover, an optimized LQR controller is designed. Then, a comparison between the PID and LQR controller, with and without optimization, is presented. Finally, the effectiveness of the two heuristic algorithms to design the two control strategies has been evaluated.

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Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), 2012 IEEE

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9-12 Oct. 2012