This PhD research discusses digital control strategies for three-phase Pulse WidthModulated (PWM) voltage inverters used in Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) forsingle unit and parallel unit systems. For the single inverter system, this researchproposes a novel control strategy which utilizes the perfect Robust ServomechanismProblem (RSP) control theory to allow elimination of specified unwanted voltageharmonics from the output voltages under non-linear load conditions and to achieve fastrecovery performance on load transient. This technique is combined with a discretesliding mode current controller that provides fast current limiting capability needed foroverload or short circuit conditions. For the parallel inverter system, a combination of two control methods is proposed: average power control method and droop controlmethod. The average power method is used in order to overcome the sensitivity of loadsharing to output voltage/current measurement errors and mismatch wiring impedancesbetween units, while the droop method allows the control to still maintain proper loadsharing in the event that inter-unit communication is lost. In addition to this, a harmonicdroop scheme for sharing of harmonic content of the load currents is introduced based onthe proposed single unit control
Control analysis, experimental and simulation studies,using two parallel three-phase PWM inverters, are presented to show the effectiveness of the proposed control strategies, both for single and parallel inverter systems.