Backstepping controller of five-level three-phase inverter
1 L.A.S.T.I Lab, HASSAN 1 ST University, Faculty of sciences and technology of Settat, Morocco
2 L.T.I Lab, HASSAN II University Casablanca-Mohammedia, Faculty of Sciences Ben M’sik, Morocco
Multilevel converters are becoming increasingly used in many industrial applications due to the many advantages that they offer. The improvements in the output signal quality, lower Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) and many other properties make multilevel converters very attractive for connecting photovoltaic generators to medium voltage grid directly or to be used in a local power supply. In this paper, we focus on the implementation of a three-phase five-level diode clamped inverter and design of a performing nonlinear controller using the Backstepping approach. The control objective is to generate, at the system output, sinusoidal three-phase voltages with amplitude and frequency fixed by the reference signal independently of load variations. The performance study of the multilevel inverter and the designed controller are made by simulations in Matlab/Simulink environment.
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