Voltage-Sensor-less Synchronization to Unbalanced Grids by Frequency-Adaptive Virtual Flux Estimation
Location: USA
Publication date: 2011-09-19
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, September 2011
ref. DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2011.2168793

Local members

Alvaro Luna

PhD. Senior Researcher.

External members

Suul, J., Undeland, T.



This paper proposes a simple method for inherently frequency-adaptive virtual flux (VF)estimation intended for voltage-sensor-less grid synchronization and control of voltage source converters. The frequency-adaptive characteristics are obtained by using a second-order generalized integrator configured as a quadrature signal generator (SOGI-QSG) with the gridfrequency as an explicit input variable. It is also shown how the properties of VF estimationbased on SOGI-QSGs can be utilized to achieve a simple and effective synchronizationtechnique that integrates frequency-adaptive bandpass filtering, VF estimation, and symmetrical component sequence separation into one operation. This new method avoids cascaded delays of VF estimation and sequence separation and is labeled as dual SOGI-based VF (DSOGI-VF)estimation since it is based on two parallel SOGI-QSGs. The properties and performance of the DSOGI-VF estimation are analyzed in comparison to conventional configurations of VFestimation and sequence separation, demonstrating that it is a simpler structure with improved dynamic response. In fact, similar response time as for grid synchronization based on voltagemeasurements is achieved. The operation and performance of the proposed DSOGI-VFestimation method have been verified by laboratory experiments in a small-scale converter setup.


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