A Sensorless Inverse Optimal Control Plus Integral Action to Regulate the Output Voltage in a Boost Converter Supplying an Unknown DC Load

Montoya, Oscar Danilo; Gil-Gonzalez, Walter; Riffo, Sebastian; Restrepo, Carlos; Gonzalez-Castano, Catalina


This study utilizes inverse optimal control (IOC) theory to address the issue of output voltage regulation in a boost converter feeding an unknown direct current (DC) load. The proposed approach involves developing a general feedback control law through IOC to ensure asymptotic stability in closed-loop operation, with the added advantage of incorporating an integral gain without compromising stability. Two estimators are introduced to minimize the number of sensors required for implementing the IOC controller with integral action. The first estimator, based on the immersion and invariance (I) method, determines the current demand of the DC load by measuring the boost converter's output voltage. While the second estimator, using the disturbance observer (DO) method, estimates the voltage input value by measuring the inductor's current flow. Both methods guarantee exponential convergence to the precise value of the estimated variable, irrespective of the initial estimation points. Experimental validation using varying DC loads and estimation techniques confirms the proposed IOC approach's effectiveness and robustness in regulating voltage for DC loads connected to a boost converter. Furthermore, the proposed controller is compared to the sliding mode control and presents a better performance with a more straightforward design, and the stability in closed-loop ensured.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:001005743000001 Not found in local WOS DB
Título de la Revista: IEEE ACCESS
Volumen: 11
Fecha de publicación: 2023
Página de inicio: 49833
Página final: 49845


Notas: ISI