Online Learning Control for Harmonics Reduction Based on Current Controlled Voltage Source Power Inverters
Nonlinear loads in the power distribution system cause non-sinusoidal currents and voltages with harmonic components. Shunt active filters (SAF) with current controlled voltage source inverters (CCVSI) are usually used to obtain balanced and sinusoidal source currents by injecting compensation currents. However, CCVSI with traditional controllers have a limited transient and steady state performance. In this paper, we propose an adaptive dynamic programming (ADP) controller with online learning capability to improve transient response and harmonics. The proposed controller works alongside existing proportional integral (PI) controllers to efficiently track the reference currents in the d - q domain. It can generate adaptive control actions to compensate the PI controller. The proposed system was simulated under different nonlinear (three-phase full wave rectifier) load conditions. The performance of the proposed approach was compared with the traditional approach. We have also included the simulation results without connecting the traditional PI control based power inverter for reference comparison. The online learning based ADP controller not only reduced average total harmonic distortion by 18.41 %, but also outperformed traditional PI controllers during transients.
IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica
DOI of Published Version
Malla, Naresh; Tamraker, Ujjwol; Shrestha, Dipesh; Ni, Zhen; and Tonkoski, Reinaldo, "Online Learning Control for Harmonics Reduction Based on Current Controlled Voltage Source Power Inverters" (2017). Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Publications. 1.