Medium voltage DC power systems on ships: an off-line parameter estimation for tuning the controllers' linearizing function

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Bosich, D., Sulligoi, G. , Mocanu, E. & Gibescu, M. (2017). Medium voltage DC power systems on ships: an off-line parameter estimation for tuning the controllers' linearizing function. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 32(2), 748-758. In Scopus Cited 4 times.

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Future shipboard power systems using Medium Voltage Direct (MVDC) technology will be based on a widespread use of power converters for interfacing generating systems and loads with the main DC bus. Such a heavy exploitation makes the voltage control challenging in the presence of tightly controlled converters. By modeling the latter as Constant Power Loads (CPLs), one possibility to ensure the bus voltage stability is offered by the Linearizing via State Feedback technique (LSF), whose aim is to regulate the generating DC-DC power converters to compensate for the destabilizing effect of the CPLs. Although this method has been shown to be effective when system parameters are perfectly known, only a partial linearization can be ensured in case of parameter mismatch, thus jeopardizing the system stability. In order to improve the linearization, therefore guaranteeing the voltage stability, an estimation method is proposed in this paper. To this aim, off-line tests are performed to
provide the input data for the estimation of model parameters. Such estimated values are subsequently used for correctly tuning the linearizing function of the DC-DC converters. Simulation results for bus voltage transients show that in this way converters become sources of stabilizing power.