A PSO Tuned Fractional-Order PID Controlled Non-inverting Buck-Boost Converter for a Wave/UC Energy System

  • Erdinc SAHIN
  • İsmail Hakki ALTAS
Keywords: Wave energy, Fractional-order PID controller, Ultra-capacitor, Particle swarm optimization, Non-inverting buck-boost controller


In this study, a fractional order PID (FOPID) controller is designed and used to control a DC-DC non-inverting buck-boost converter (NIBBC) for a wave/ultra-capacitor (UC) energy system. Because of the energy discontinuities encountered in wave energy conversion systems (WECS), an UC is integrated to the WECS. In order to obtain the best controller performance, particle swarm optimization (PSO) is employed to find the optimum controller parameters. Integral of time weighted absolute error (ITAE) criteria is used as an objective function. Also, an optimized PID controller is designed to test the performance of the FOPID controller. The whole system is developed in Matlab/Simulink/SimPower environment. The simulation results show that the FOPID controller provides lower value performance indices than the PID controller in terms of reducing the output voltage sags and swells.


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E. SAHIN and İsmail H. ALTAS, “A PSO Tuned Fractional-Order PID Controlled Non-inverting Buck-Boost Converter for a Wave/UC Energy System”, IJISAE, pp. 32-37, Dec. 2016.
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