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Study of system instability in current-mode converter power systems operating in solar array voltage regulation mode

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1 Author(s)
Siri, K. ; Dept. of Electr. & Electron. Syst., Aerosp. Corp., El Segundo, CA, USA

A study of power system stability, based on analytical modeling, is presented for application to a current-mode DC-DC converter power system with a solar array input and a line-filter interface. A fundamental analytical background is provided for use in analyses of systems of similar architecture. With this architecture, there is a potential for two sources of instability: (1) the relatively high-Q resonant tank formed by the input filter inductance and the array capacitance combined with excessive array voltage regulation loop-gain; and (2) positive feedback due to in-phase response produced by the current-mode converter at low frequencies. Such a low-frequency instability is dependent upon the magnitude of the array current, the array impedance, and the array voltage regulation loop-gain

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Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, 2000. APEC 2000. Fifteenth Annual IEEE  (Volume:1 )

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2000