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PI and RST Control Design and Comparison for Matrix Converters Using Venturini Modulation Strategy

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This paper presents a thorough design and comparative study of two popular control techniques, i.e., classical Proportional Integral (PI) and RST, for Matrix Converters (MCs) in terms of tracking the reference and robustness. The output signal of MCs is directly affected by unbalanced grid voltage. Some research works have attempted to overcome this problem with PI control. However, this technique is known to offer lower performance when it is used in complex and nonlinear systems. On the other hand, RST control offers better performance, even in case of highly nonlinear systems. Therefore, the RST can achieve better performance to overcome the limitation of PI control of nonlinear systems. In this paper, a RST control method is proposed as output current controller to improve the performance of the MC powered by unbalanced grid voltage. The overall operating principle, Venturini modulation strategy of MC, PI control and characteristics of RST are presented.

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Hamane, B. , Doumbia, M. , Chaoui, H. , Bouhamida, M. , Chériti, A. and Benghanem, M. (2015) PI and RST Control Design and Comparison for Matrix Converters Using Venturini Modulation Strategy. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 3, 36-54. doi: 10.4236/jpee.2015.38005.

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