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Author Sinha, M. ♦ Dhople, S. ♦ Johnson, B. ♦ Ainsworth, N. ♦ Dorfler, F.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2015
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Electricity & electronics
Subject Keyword Inverters ♦ Oscillators ♦ Synchronization ♦ Voltage control ♦ Reactive power ♦ Switches ♦ Frequency control
Abstract This paper offers a suite of extensions to Virtual Oscillator Control - a time-domain control method for islanded inverters whereby they are controlled to emulate the dynamics of weakly nonlinear limit-cycle oscillators. First, we develop a coordinate transformation to derive the PWM switching signals from the oscillator dynamic states in a manner that allows the inverter terminal-voltage amplitude and frequency to be traded off against a parametric linear combination of average active and reactive power. Additionally, we compare the time-domain performance of VOC to droop control for parallel connected inverters in two cases: synchronization from a cold start and inverter addition. Finally, with a view towards developing output filter-design strategies as well as outlining strategies for grid-connected operations, we derive a sufficient condition for a Virtual-Oscillator-controlled inverter to be entrained to a stiff voltage source.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of ECE, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA (Sinha, M.; Dhople, S.)
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-07-12
Publisher Place Canada
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
e-ISBN 9781467368476
Size (in Bytes) 430.21 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 6


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library