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Unity Power Factor Rectifier using Scalar Control Technique
A.G.Visha1Anand, Neeraj Gupta, V.Rammarayanan
Abshct The widely used Resistance Emulation technique for eliminating the problem of harmonic pollution of the Power Distribution system is based on the concept that the reemer
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I. INTRODUCTION Conventional power converters with diode capacitor rectifier front end have distorted input current with high harmonic content in the line currents. It is well known that these harmonic currents cause several problems such as voltage distortion, heating, and noises, reducing the capacity of the line to supply energy. Owing to this fact and the adoption of standards such as 100032 [ 11, there's a need for power supplies that draw current with low harmonic content & aIso have power factor close to unity. So far, a variety of passive [24] and active PFC techniques have been proposed. While the passive PFC techniques may be the best choice at low power, cost sensitive applications, the active PFC techniques are used in majority of the applications owing to their superior performance. The active PFC converters can be implemented either using the twostage approach [5] or the singlestage approach. Unity power factor and high output voltage regulation are achieved in twostage approach by the addition of a converter for input current shaping at the AC line side of the conventional switching power supplies as shown in Fig. 1. The price that is paid for meeting the objectives of sinusoidal input current & output voItage regulation are
Fig. 2 Singrestage PFC Converter
Fig. 3 Scalar Control based PFC Converter
Requirement of two control loops Big storage capacitor Additional DCDC converter While the twostage approach is a cost effective approach in high power applications, its costeffectiveness is reduced in low power applications due to the additional PFC power stage and additional control circuitry. A number of active single stage PFC techniques [691 have been introduced in the recent years as a low cost alternative to this problem. It involves integration of the active PFC stage with the isolated DCDC stage as shown in Fig. 2. In this approach only one switch and hence only one controller is used to shape the input current and to regulate the A. G. Vishal Anand is with the Department of Electrical Engg., Indian output voltage. Here, the storage capacitor that's used for Institute of Science, 3angdore560012 ( viahal@ee.iisc.cmet.in) storing the difference between the instantaneous input power N e a Gupta is wt the Department of Electrical Engg., Indian Institute and constant output power is no longer loosely regulated at a erj ih of Science, Bangalore561H)lZ ( neeraj@ec.iisc.ernet.in) V. Ramanarayanan is with the Department of Electrical Engg., Indian constant value. It happens so because the controller is used to Institute of Science, BangdoreS6OOl2(vm@ee.iisc.emet.in) regulate the output voltage and not Vdc. So the downside
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as shown in Fig. at the cost of increasing the number of III. n the size and cost of capacitor is reduced. 2. control loops in the entire scheme. where Reis the emulated resistance. 3.the Control Law obtained is.2d) v. 4. only the input current & DC bus voltage need to be sensed for achieving the control. I addition to this. 5.(1 . the frontend diode bridge rectifier circuit is dispensed with. the advantages might not be too marked. 4. number of passive devices is reduced.f to the inner current loop. However. used for obtaining UPF at line side and tight voltage regulation. Input voltage need not be measured. through scalar control technique is as shown in Fig. So the reduction in cost achieved by using single switch & controller would be offset by employing a larger sized capacitor. The control scheme is also independent of the input voltage. In Scalar Control technique. 5 has a standard sawwhere. 5. the focus of the work reported in chis paper is on have significant improvement over their predecessor circuits. input current is normalized with respect to the reference Vd. The Control Law is very simple to implement as is evident from (3). It can be seen that there are two cascaded techniques.hthe new topology proposed. The operation is always under CCM. Also the energy storage capacitor is removed because the unbalanced energy is now taken care of by output capacitor C itself. From (1) & ( 2 ) . singlephase Direct Boost rectifier. While the same algorithm results in UPF at the line side and tight voltage regulation if both input current and output voltage are fed into the DSP controller.the input tooth ramp generator. there are other advantages accrued by using this topology. This configuration could also be controlled to obtain bidirectional power flow. 3. the advantages accrued are quite distinctive. 6. applied is as shown in the Fig. As voltage across the capacitor is regulakd unlike a conventional single stage PFC converter. = current. On applying Voltsec Under steady state. For single phase Scalar Control implementation. 4 Singlephase Direct Boost Rectifier (3) "dc By varying the duty ratio in accordance wt the above ih Control Law. the terms are as mentioned in Fig. the current reference is a DC quantity. Load 2 Fig. for the control is decoupled in nature and does not require transformations to the stationary W e of reference as is used for a conventional threephase PFC converter. which might not be possible with a threephase 1 . the uncontrolled rectification stage can be totally removed. Here. The 2 Pulse width modulator shown in Fig. Efficiency w l be higher on account of the fact that only i l one device is in the series path of processed power. since four controlled devices are used. The single stage PFC converter. 1. Many UPF Rectifiers [ 10121 proposed in recent times. The balance to the line inductance. 863 .f to generate the Normalized current reference. The outer voltage loop The boost rectifier configuration to which Scalar Control is provides a current reference I. 6. Here the controller employed is DSP based which senses input current and output dc voltage for achieving the requisite control. followed by a controlled boosthuckboost topology.associated wt this approach is that the size and the cost of ih electrolytic capacitor is much greater than that used in the twostage approach. The same idea could also These UPF Rectifiers have an uncontrolled rectification stage in principle be extended to threephase operation.4. SCALAR CONTROL THEORY 1 diode bridge on the AC side. For obtaining resistance emulation characteristics. The switching instants are produced by comparison of the ramp with the Normalized current reference voltage & input current are related by the relation. On applying Voltsec balance on the line V. Control algorithm is very simple to implement. But when the same technique is extended to threephase system. UPF operation can be achieved. This method has simpler control algorithm The Block diagram of the scalar controlled PFC controIler and easier implementation to its credit than the existing is shown in Fig.R. =I. (2) inductor. At the cost of one extra active device. The Scalar Control algorithm used in the DSP controller results in input sinusoidal current and loosely regulated dc voltage at the output if only input current is used as the sensing signal for DSP controller. I. Control is based on carrier (constant switching kquency) and is simple to realize. SYSTEM MODELING controlled devices.
& I ~ b e currents at the start and end of a the switching cycle respectively as shown in Fig.7 Perturbationanatysis to evaluate steady state stability condition Let I. Let AI.we get ih AI2 ~ L=V. which implies that the expression in (1 1) should be less than 1. 7. L is the Line Inductance. Like current mode controlled converters. STEADY STATE STABILITY The steady state stability analysis of Scalar Controlled Boost converter is carried out here. (5) mere A =m b t + 2 4 T. Multiplying (8) & (lo). is the applied AC voltage . we get _1 _ A Converter is said to be stable in steady state if all perturbations die down in subsequent cycles. dI V.. Therefore the Fig. it may also exhibit steady state stability problem under certain operating conditions due to the presence of local feedback in its control structure [13]. The objective of the analysis here is to quanti@ the steady state stability condition in terms of circuit parameters and the switching frequency of the converter. n J4 % Fig. (10 ) Ad L Where.2d) Where V.. (1. T i s the switching ftequency .be a small perturbation introduced in I1which produces a change AI2 i current I2 . 5 Block D i a p of ScaIar Control PFC Converter (7) Differentiating both sides with respect to line current I1 1. From (3. (6) Ad = AI1  2*1d From the steady state model of the boost converter. V is the DC bus voltage d is the duty ratio of the switch From (4) & (2) the Control Law for the Sca2 Control base PFC controller is. V =  v a IV. 6 Duty ratio command generation 864 .(l2d) (1 9 Vdc (2 * Ts. =vdc Re and is known as the current reference. b Fig. we get 1  4 +1 2 dt Differentiating both sides wt respect to d .
switched by input current shaping modulator.va . The input voltage V. je (1 7) I The Bode plot representation of (17) is shown in Fig. From (16). For a closed loop control system to be stable. the transfer function of the converter can be equated as. As per the system transfer function given in (17) Fig. D is the duty ratio of the converter about the operating point & V. will yield the relationship between the small signal 2 & the other system variables as given in (15) v& instantaneous output power . 8 Control structure of Low frequency small signal Boost rectifier 865 . switching period is chosen as the equivalent nominal operating point that represents the entire line cycle for the derivation of the small signal model. the term m L matrix ‘A’ introduces additional damping to the system response.is the input voltage to the converter. governed by S a a clr Control Law.Therefore this JZ Substituting (15) in (14) yields. the instantaneous input power is equal to the output power only at the period in which the input voltage is Where. the input power is equal b the output power in every switching period T of the converter. in a dcdc converter.condition €or stability of the scalar control method is given as. is proportional to the input voltage. it may be noted that. therefore v i A which is gRe not constant within an input cycle T = v. However. The control structure of the small signal linear model of the Boost rectifier. A. The linear small signal model of the Boost converter is obtained by perturbing the state variables and the duty ratio input.is constant. when it is operating under steady state. it’s required that Here the control gain transfer function is derived in two steps [14][15]. varies from 0 to V in a line cycle and under steady state condition. Re L. & A  V 2 =Ax+Bva dt +fd * I (14) c 1 2f whereas the Where. 8 It is observed ftom the system matrix. small signal model of Boost converter is developed here. other state variables 4 g~ j. Equation (5) representing the steady state relationship between the system variables & the duty ratio. So. is as shown in Fig. transfer function of duty ratio perturbation 2 as the control input. making the system stable. where. d when perturbed. 1 The state variable description of the converter is given by (13) SMALL SIGNALANALysrs A linear. The generalized small signal model equation is given as. It may be noted that. L z I mod el o the f Modulator Converter Re. the power balance condition between input and wthn output cannot be satisfied at every s i c i g period of the resistor emulator rectifiers. the low ftequency small signal model of the loop gain crosses over 0 dE? (Unity Gain) with a single the Boost Converter is obtained in the standard form in terms slope (ZOdEVdecade). . 9. B 8 f represent system matrices & x. s s e ytm system has real poles. i e i s the perturbed value of the emulated resistance. Moreover. the input current I. For a given system. ‘A’ of (16) that the product of offdiagonal terms is zero which implies that the Small signal Linear mod el o the Boost f $ i. phase resistor emulator rectifiers. Subsequently [GIthe design of the closed loop compensator IHI should be the small signal model of the modulator is derived to replace such that the loop gain IT1 (lGllHl) satisfies the above 2 term in the converter model by the perturbations in and requirement. unlike dcdc R converter. low frequency. The instantaneous input power is. First.d are the perturbed variables. However the same is not true for single.
Ch2:Input Current Voltage scale : I 0 0 V/div. Cumnt Scale : 10 mV/A Fig. 9 Rode plot ofsystem "r f e function The Control algorithm is tested for experimental verification on a 1 kW singlephase Boast rectifier unit. The Line inductance is kept s a l at 3 2 ml mH in order to have IOW voltage drop across it at full load. 12(b) shows an increase in the U L  . 12(a) shows UF'F operation at the line side.Cb2:lnput cumnt Voltage scale : 100 Vidiv. The simulation results obtained.111 r. Fig. \ t I I b 2 bgw Fig. 11 (a) lnput Voltage and hput Current i phase n Fig.. 5% 1. The load resistance is fixed at 250 R. Current Scale : 10 mV/A RC Fig. The switching frequency is chosen to be 10 ICHZ. 12 (a) Chl: Input Voltage . 1I (bl DC Bus Voltage regulated at 360 V 866 . SIMWLATION & EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS The Scalar Controlled UPF rectifier is simulated i Orcad n Pspice. 10 satisfies the requisite condition of single slope 0 dB crossover. The AC line input is 138 V ( m ]and the DC Bus voltage of the rs rectifier is regulated at 400 V. t RC Fig. Fig.The DC bus voltage is maintained constant at 360 V..the bode plot of the Compensator (PI controller) shown i n Fig. 75 I. as shown in Fig._ 2s H c Fig. I 1 are taken wt an input voltage of 230 V @k) and load ih resistance of 250 ! . Fig. Under constant load conditions. The measured value of boost inductance is 11 mH. 10 Bode plot of Compensat01 VI. 12 (c) Cbl: DC B s Voltage u Voltage scale : 100 V/div. 12 @) Chl: Input Voltage . The switching fkquency of the lGBT based (IPM Module) converter is chosen to be 10 kHz.
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