Performance investigation of linear and nonlinear controls for a fuel cell/supercapacitor hybrid power plant

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Performance investigation of linear and nonlinear controls for a fuel cell/supercapacitor hybrid power plant. / Thounthong, Phatiphat; Tricoli, Pietro; Davat, Bernard.

In: International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Vol. 54, 01.01.2014, p. 454-464.

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title = "Performance investigation of linear and nonlinear controls for a fuel cell/supercapacitor hybrid power plant",
abstract = "In this paper, linear proportional–integral (PI) and nonlinear flatness-based controllers for dc link stabilization for fuel cell/supercapacitor hybrid power plants are compared. For high power applications, 4-phase parallel boost converters are implemented with a switching interleaving technique for a fuel cell (FC) converter, and 4-phase parallel bidirectional converters are implemented with a switching interleaving technique for a supercapacitor converter in the laboratory. As controls, mathematical models (reduced-order models) of the FC converter and the supercapacitor converter are given. The prototype small-scale power plant studied is composed of a PEMFC system (the Nexa Ballard FC power generator: 1.2 kW, 46 A) and a supercapacitor module (100 F, 32 V, based on Maxwell Technologies Company). Simulation (by Matlab/Simulink) and experimental results demonstrate that the nonlinear differential flatness-based control provides improved dc bus stabilization relative to a classical linear PI control method.",
keywords = "Converters, Fuel cells, Nonlinear control, Supercapacitor, Voltage control",
author = "Phatiphat Thounthong and Pietro Tricoli and Bernard Davat",
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KW - Fuel cells

KW - Nonlinear control

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