A Novel Approach to GSA, GA and Wavelet Transform to Design Fuzzy Logic Controller for 1ϕ Multilevel Inverter

Varsha Singh, S. Gupta, S. Pattnaik, Aarti Goyal


This paper proposes a novel approach for obtaining a closed loop control scheme based on Fuzzy Logic Controller to regulate the output voltage waveform of multilevel inverter. Fuzzy Logic Controller is used to guide and control the inverter to synthesize a stepped output voltage waveform with reduced harmonics. In this paper, three different intelligent soft-computing methods are used to design a fuzzy system to be used as a closed loop control system for regulating the inverter output. Gravitational Search Algorithm and Genetic Algorithm are used as optimization methods to evaluate switching angles for different combination of input voltages applied to MLI. Wavelet Transform is used as synthesizing technique to shape stepped output waveform of inverter using orthogonal wavelet sets. The proposed FLC controlled method is carried out for a wider range of input dc voltages by considering ±10% variations in nominal voltage value. A 7-level inverter is used to validate the results of proposed control methods. The three proposed methods are then compared in terms of various parameters like computational time, switching angles and THD to justify the performance and system flexibility. Finally, hardware based results are also obtained to verify the viability of the proposed method.

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijpeds.v7.i4.pp1200-1211


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