Publisher : Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems
DOI : 10.5302/J.ICROS.2016.16.0027
Title & Authors
Robust Adaptive Voltage Control of Electric Generators for Ships Cho, Hyun Cheol;
This paper presents a novel robust adaptive AC8B exciter system against synchronous generators for ships. A PID (proportional integral derivative) control framework, which is a part of the AC8B exciter system, is simply composed of nominal and auxiliary control configurations. For selecting these proper parameter values, the former is conventionally chosen based on the experience and knowledge of experts, and the latter is optimally estimated via a neural networks optimization procedure. Additionally, we propose an online parameter learning-based auxiliary control to practically cope with deterioration of control performance owing to uncertainty in electric generator systems. Such a control mechanism ensures the robustness and adaptability of an AC8B exciter to enhance control performance in real-time implementation. We carried out simulation experiments to test the reliability of the proposed robust adaptive AC8B exciter system and prove its superiority through a comparative study in which a conventional PID control-based AC8B exciter system is similarly applied to our simulation experiments under the same simulation scenarios.