In this paper, we present a novel nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC) formulation for the transient control of a DC-DC converter. We demonstrate that a real-time implementation of the proposed NMPC scheme using the PANOC solver can be efficiently applied to control DC-DC converters in the microsecond range. Moreover, an embedded, code-generated version of PANOC can be implemented using microcontrollers or digital signal processors. The algorithm is incorporated in the transient simulator of PWM DC-DC converters, and the operation of the simulator on the boost converter's example is presented, comparing the performance of our NMPC-controller with that of a classical PID controller. The operation of the boost converter controlled using the proposed NMPC algorithm is validated experimentally.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
- DC-DC power converters
- model predictive control
- optimal control
- switching control systems