Design of a closed-loop autotune PID controller for three-phase for power factor corrector with Vienna rectifier

Nawres Ali Almamoori, Bogdan Dziadak, Ahmad H. Sabry


A closed-loop auto-tuner proportional integral derivative (PID) controller for tuning the DC-link voltage, voltage neutral controllers, and DQ axis current for a power factor corrector with Vienna rectifier is developed and discussed in this study. In traditional tuning of these control loops, it is needed to tune one loop at a time manually, which tends to be a difficult and time-consuming process. In this work, we add a closed-loop PID auto-tuner in the control design will help to simplify and speed up this process by tuning all the 4 PID controllers in a single simulation running in a closed loop. Essentially, it runs auto-tuning experiments for the DQ axis -current, output voltage, and neutral point voltage loops by injecting perturbations; recording the output; estimating the plant frequency response, and tuning the PI controller parameters. In DQ-axis control, projections are used to convert time-based3-phase currents into a time invariant 2-coordinate vector. The results after adding the auto-tuner show that the response time improved considerably when the balanced load was introduced with the individual loads being connected. The results show that the neutral point voltage controller did a good job of keeping the voltage neutral point stable compared to the older controller gains.


Autotuner Closed-loop PID controller; DQ axis current control; Power factor corrector; Three-phase rectifier; Vienna rectifier

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