Intelligent voltage control strategy for three-phase UPS inverters with output lc filter

J. W. Jung, V. Q. Leu, D. Q. Dang, T. D. Do, F. Mwasilu, H. H. Choi

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This paper presents a supervisory fuzzy neural network control (SFNNC) method for a three-phase inverter of uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs). The proposed voltage controller is comprised of a fuzzy neural network control (FNNC) term and a supervisory control term. The FNNC term is deliberately employed to estimate the uncertain terms, and the supervisory control term is designed based on the sliding mode technique to stabilise the system dynamic errors. To improve the learning capability, the FNNC term incorporates an online parameter training methodology, using the gradient descent method and Lyapunov stability theory. Besides, a linear load current observer that estimates the load currents is used to exclude the load current sensors. The proposed SFNN controller and the observer are robust to the filter inductance variations, and their stability analyses are described in detail. The experimental results obtained on a prototype UPS test bed with a TMS320F28335 DSP are presented to validate the feasibility of the proposed scheme. Verification results demonstrate that the proposed control strategy can achieve smaller steady-state error and lower total harmonic distortion when subjected to nonlinear or unbalanced loads compared to the conventional sliding mode control method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1267-1288
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Electronics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 3 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Fuzzy neural network
  • Intelligent control
  • Sliding mode control
  • Three-phase inverter
  • Uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
  • Voltage control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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