Intelligent approach on sensorless control of permanent magnet synchronous generator

Subramanian Vijayalakshmi, Velappa Ganapathy, Chandrasekar Anuradha, Raghavan Chandran Ilambirai, Viswanathan Ganesh


In this paper, a standalone permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) system is designed to generate power at maximum power point (MPP). The variable speed operation of wind energy conversion system consists of PMSG, controlled rectifier and voltage source inverter co to the load. Proportional integral (PI), sliding mode (SM), and feed forward neural network (FFNN) control strategies are applied in field oriented control (FOC) at generator side converter. A comparative study on power generated at maximum power point (MPP) is done with these controllers using simulation. Hill climb search (HCS) method is applied to attain MPP. Load side inverter control strategy involves the PI and SM controllers in order to maintain the unity power factor and to control the active and reactive power for nonlinear load. The control strategies are modelled and simulated with MATLAB/Simulink. The effectiveness of proposed control method is demonstrated using simulation results.


Feed forward neural network; Maximum power point; Permanent magnet synchronous generator; Sliding mode control

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