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Comparative Study on Predictive Current Control and Space Vector Modulation Techniques of Direct Matrix Converter in Wind Energy Conversion System
Vineet Dahiya Leena G.
Assistant Professor,
KIIT College of Engineering affiliated to MDU and Presently Research Scholar in EEE Department Manav Rachna International University.
Professor, EEE Department,
Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad.
Abstract: The objective of the paper is to compare two control techniques commonly being used like predictive current control and space vector modulation in Direct Matrix Converter. These two methods are compared considering theoretical complexity and performance. The purpose of most of these methods is to generate sinusoidal currents on both input and output side. The space vector Modulation (SVM) approach is based on instantaneous space vector representation of input and output voltages and current. Due to advances in processors Predictive Control Schemes have recently emerged as feasible approaches. This strategy uses the converter and load model to predict the future behavior of load currents and power.
Keywords: Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS), Direct Matrix Converter (DMC), Space vector Modulation (SVM), Predictive Current Control(PCC).

INTRODUCTION
Nowadays, wind energy conversion has acquired a mature technology and provides a clean and inexhaustible source of energy for maintaining the continuously growing energy requirements of humanity. Wind Energy Conversion System uses Direct Matrix Converter (DMC) for transfer of power. The Matrix Converter (MC) is an actoac direct power conversion system that can generate variable voltage, variable frequency output from the ac power source. Since the introduction of MC concept by Venturini in 1980[1], this technology has been widely studied
Years of continous and dedicated efforts have been made for the development of modulation and control stratergies that can be applied to MC`s. The first and highly relevent method is called direct transfer function approach also known Venturini method. Here, the output voltage is obtaind by the product of the input voltage and the transfer matrix representing the convertor. Second method was developed by Roy, which consists of using instantaneous voltage ratio of specific input voltages so as to generate the active and zero states of convertor's switches. Then the simplest appraoch came in the form of carrierbased PWM techniques. Further modification in controlled techniques led to a very elegent
and powerful solution that is space vector modulation (SVM) in MCs. Now a days predictive controlled techniques have been proposed for the current and torque control of AC machines using MCs[2,8,9]. This paper compares predictive current control (PCC) and space vector modulation (SVM) tchniques in terms of theoretical complexities, quality of load current, dyanamic response, sampling frequency, switching frequency and resonance of input filter.
Section I describes the configuration and switching techniques of DMC. Section II describes space vector modulation (SVM) method in MCs. Section III describes predictive current control (PCC) method. Section IV describes the comparative analysis between the two methods. Section V draws conclusions.
1. Direct Matrix Converter(DMC)
The Matrix Converter is a forced commutated converter which uses an array of controlled bidirectional switches as the main power elements to create a variable output voltage system with unrestricted frequency. It does not have any dc link circuit and does not need any large energy storage elements.
The key element in a Matrix Converter is the fully controlled fourquadrant bidirectional switch, which allows high frequency operation. The early work dedicated to unrestricted frequency changers used thyristors with external forced commutation circuits to implement the bidirectional controlled switch .With this solution the power circuit was bulky and the performance was poor[3,4].
The introduction of power transistors for implementing the bidirectional switches made the Matrix Converter topology more attractive in 1980s [1].
The Matrix Converter is a single stage converter which has an array of m x n bidirectional power switches to connect, directly, an mphase voltage source to an nphase load. The Matrix Converter of 3×3 switches, shown in figure 1, has the highest practical interest because it connects a threephase voltage source with a threephase load, typically a motor.
Normally, the Matrix Converter is fed by a voltage source and for this reason the input terminals should not be short circuited. On the other hand, the load has typically an inductive nature and for this reason an output phase must never be opened.
Fig.1 DMC Topology
Defining the switching function of a single switch as:
Fig.2 Possible bidirectional switch configuration (a) DB arrangement (b)CE arrangement(c)CC arrangement(d)RBIGBT arrangement.
Now a days most matrix converter application uses IGBT devices and diodes to create the power circuit instead of using MOSFET, GTO earlier because of latters low power application and low switching frequency. The reverse blocking IGBT (RBIGBT) is also gaining popularity recently as antiparallel diodes can be eliminated from the converters as seen from fig.2.
In DMC there are various control and modulation techniques out of which SVM and PCC are described and compared here

SPACE VECTOR MODULATION (SVM)
Among the 27 possible switching configurations available in three phase MCs only 21 are useful out of which first 18
S 1,switchSkjclosed
(1)
switching configurations determine an output voltage vector
kj 0,switchSkjopen
The constraints discussed above can be expressed by :
(2)
With these restrictions, the 3×3 Matrix Converter has 27 possible switching states. The load and source voltages are referenced to the supply neutral, 0 in figure 1, and can be expressed as vectors defined by:
va (t) vA (t)
and input current vector having fixed directions. While the last three switching configurations determine zero input current and output voltage vectors. So in building SVM algorithm 21 switching configurations are useful of which first 18 determine an output voltage vector and input current vector with fixed directions [4,5,6,7].
v v (t) ; v
v
(t)
(3)
0 b i B
vc (t) vC (t)
The relationship between load and input voltages can be expressed as:
Fig.3 DMC vectors for SVM (a) voltage vectors.(b) current vectors.
The magnitude of these vectors depends upon the
va (t) SAa (t) SBa (t) SCa (t) vA (t)
instantaneous values of the input voltages and the output line
v (t) S
(t) S
(t) S
(t) v
(t)
(4)
currents respectively. Zero input current and output voltage
b
v (t)
Ab Bb Cb B
S (t) S (t) S (t) v (t)
vectors are given by last three switching configurations. In
SVM algorithm for MCs there is capability to achieve full
c Ac Bc Cc C
vo Tvi
where T is the transfer matrix. In the same form as that of voltage, the relationships are valid for the input and output currents.
control of both the output voltage vector and the instantaneous input current displacement angle.
Output voltage vector and input current displacement angle are called as reference quantities at any given sampling angle. The source voltages imposes inpt linetoneutral voltage vector which can be assimilate by its measurements. Hence by controlling the phase angle of the input current vector control of input side can be achieved and by considering the duty cycles both input current and output voltage vectors are synthesized. The duty cycles are calculated as shown in fig.2
which is based on the phase of output voltage and input current vector references given by equations:
k k 1 2m cos(' / 2)cos(' / 2)
i
1 1 v
o i
3 cos()
(5)
k k 1 2m cos(' / 2)cos(' / 6)
i
1 1 v
o i
3 cos()
(6)
k k 1 2m cos(' / 6)cos(' / 2)
i
1 1 v
o i
3 cos()
(7)
Fig .4 PCC scheme
k k 1 2m cos(' / 6)cos(' / 6)
i
1 1 v
o i
3 cos()
(8)
A simple functional time continuous model of the load side can be described as
Here m represents modulation index and is the displacement angle between the measured input voltages
vector vi and the input current reference vector. kv and ki represents voltage and current factors[923].
' and ' cane be defined by following equations:
(11)
From Fig 3 state variable model of the acinput is given as
(12)
o
' =
i

(k
1) / 6 , ' = (k
1) / 6
(9)
(13)
o o v
i i i
Future load current to be predicted by first order discrete
The name of the switching state which is to be applied has a negative sign if the sign of any duty cycle is negative. The duty cycle at a fixed sampling frequency is equivalent to the
approximation as:
(14)
unit of zero vector as
o 1 1 2 3 4.
(10)
Equations on the input side represents a second order model, the supply current in sampling period k+1 predicts the future behavior whose expression is given by:
When
=0,the maximum modulation index
(15)
The line side of converter has minimized reactive power and
m= 3 / 2


PREDICTIVE CURRENT CONTROL (PCC)
In Predictive control scheme there is converters switching state selection which culminates the controlled variables to their nearest respective references at the end of the sampling period. In this method converter and load models are used which tell future behavior of load currents and reactive power [2425].
good accuracy of load currents are the two conditions of the converter to operate properly. Both the requirements can be merged into a single quality function g as:
(16)
where first term gives comparison between the reference load currents and the predicted ones whereas second one corresponds to the predicted reactive power, both in components.
All 27 possible switching states are used to determine predicted values of load and input current, which will evaluate function g at each sampling time, after which switching state with minimum value of g is selected for the next modulation period. When the value of weighting factor A is increased and becomes 1 from zero load current is sinusoidal and input reactive power is zero which eliminates the resonance of input filter and hence quality of input current [2637].

COMPARISON BETWEEN SVM AND PCC METHODS
This section describes the comparative analysis between the above described techniques. The comparison is carried out by analysis of following parameters: – Complexity of the circuit, sampling frequency, switching frequency, dynamic response and resonance input filter. The analysis is done in tabular form given below
TABLE 1
Technical
Features
SVM
PCC
Complexity
Very high
Low
Sampling
Frequency
Low
High
Switching
Frequency
Low
High
Dynamic Response
Good
Very Fast
Resonance input filter
Low
From very high to low
As seen from the above table Predictive Control Scheme (PCC) appears to be more promising scheme than space Vector Modulation Technique (SVM) due to its simplicity and flexibility apart from its aspects in the control. In Predictive control strategy there is minimized reactive power flow between rotor and grid side if we are applying this scheme on generators in wind energy conversion systems. The control scheme is simple and powerful as it uses discrete model of the converter in predicting the behavior of the system. The complexity of circuit in PCC scheme is simple as compared to SVM as seen from fig.4.

CONCLUSION.
The two methods described here both have their own pros and cons. Predictive current control (PCC) method is more effective in terms of complexity, sampling frequency, switching frequency, dynamic response and resonance input filter. PCC appears as the most promising alternative out of above said two methods because of its simplicity and flexibility to include additional aspects in the control. Another method Predictive Torque Control (PTC) also uses 27 feasible states of the DMC and is analogous to PCC, while SVM uses 21 feasible states out of which 18 switching configurations are there for use. A lot of deeper research is going on in the area of modulation and control strategies of DMCs in terms of losses, system integration, electromagnetic comp ability etc.
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