Hybrid control of the boost converter: Robust global stabilization

Thomas A.F. Theunisse, Jun Chai, Ricardo G. Sanfelice, W.P.M.H. Heemels

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In this paper we consider the modeling and (robust) control of a DC-DC boost converter. In particular, we derive a mathematical model consisting of a constrained switched differential inclusion that includes all possible modes of operation of the converter. The obtained model is carefully selected to be amenable for the study of various important robustness properties. By exploiting this model we design a control algorithm that induces robust, global asymptotic stability of a desired output voltage value. The guaranteed robustness properties ensure proper operation of the converter in the presence of spatial regularization to reduce the high rate of switching. The establishment of these properties is enabled by recent tools for the study of robust stability in hybrid systems. Simulations illustrating the main results are included.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 52nd Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2013
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467357173
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2013) - Florence, Italy
Duration: 10 Dec 201313 Dec 2013
Conference number: 52


Conference52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2013)
Abbreviated titleCDC 2013


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