PSO based optimized PI controller design for hybrid active power filter

Mayakrishnan Sujith, Govindaraj Vijayakumar, Dipesh B. Pardeshi, Selvaraju Madhubalan, Kumar Gokul Kannan


This research study presents the design and simulation of a hybrid active power filter (HAPF) for reducing harmonics. The reference currents have been determined using the synchronous reference frame technique. To achieve its goals, the proposed HAPF employs AI algorithm known as particle swarm optimization (PSO) to fine-tune the proportional-integral PI controller's parameters. With the help of PI-PSO controller the DC link voltage is regulated in the HAPF-inverter. A non-linear current control strategy based on hysteresis employed here to construct the pulse gate by comparing the retrieved reference and real currents necessitated by the HAPF. Simulations were carried out in MATLAB and shown that the proposed method is extremely adaptable and efficient in reducing harmonic currents caused by non-linear loads.


DC link voltage; harmonics; hybrid active power filter; particle swarm optimization; total harmonics distortion

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