Implementation of half-bridge active power filter using fuzzy logic control / Ahmad Faridz Abd Ghafar

Abd Ghafar, Ahmad Faridz (2008) Implementation of half-bridge active power filter using fuzzy logic control / Ahmad Faridz Abd Ghafar. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.


In this work, a single-phase half-bridge topology employing the commonly used hysterisis current control loop complemented with fuzzy logic based voltage control loop is proposed for use in single-phase parallel active power filter (APF). This is connected in parallel with a typical non-linear load performing appropriate compensations to resolve associated problems such as current displacement and harmonics. The unique use of fuzzy logic control (FLC) strategy has been chosen for voltage control; known for providing fast response and simple for microprocessor based implementations in control electronics independent of load changes. In this instance, it is being used to maintain the DC capacitor voltage of the APF for compensation purposes. This voltage is maintained at an appropriate higher value than the supply voltage to ensure that current can be injected into the system when required. To facilitate, a boost inductor is used to increase the charging voltage to the capacitor. The proposed scheme was implemented as a computer model using MATLAB/Simulink to evaluate the behaviour and performance. This is then implemented using an experimental test-rig for investigations on the proposed APF operation; with a single-phase bridge rectifier used to represent a non-linear load. The APF comprising a half-bridge inverter is constructed using 2 units of BUP314D. The proposed control scheme was then implemented using 2 units of PIC 16F877 microcontroller complemented with analogue circuits. Investigations have shown that the proposed APF is capable of achieving nearly sinusoidal input current and in-phase with respect to the supply voltage whilst providing a highly distorted supply current required by the load, even under certain transient condition. The performance when compared to BS-EN61000 and IEEE 519 is satisfactory.


Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Abd Ghafar, Ahmad Faridz
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Control engineering systems. Automatic machinery (General)
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Programme: Master of Science
Keywords: Active power filter (APF), Fuzzy logic control (FLC), MATLAB
Date: 2008
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