This paper presents the first experimental validation of the stability analysis based on the online measurement of harmonic impedances exploiting the linear time-periodic (LTP) approach applied to ac networks of power converters. Previous studies have provided the theoretical framework for the method, enabling the stability assessment of an unknown system adopting a black-box approach, relying only on injected perturbations and local measurements. The experimental case study considered in this paper comprises two single-phase converters, one acting as source subsystem and the other as load subsystem. A third converter, the stability measurement unit, is controlled to inject small current perturbations at the point of common coupling (PCC). From the measured small-signal perturbations of PCC voltage, source current, and load current, the harmonic impedances of source and load subsystems are calculated. The LTP Nyquist criterion is then applied to the ratio of the two harmonic impedances in order to assess the stability of the whole system. Theoretical and experimental results from a 5-kW laboratory prototype are provided and confirm the effectiveness of the method. In addition, the measurements do not require sophisticated equipment or control boards and can be easily performed from data sampled by commercial micro-controllers. © 1986-2012 IEEE.

Experimental Validation of Harmonic Impedance Measurement and LTP Nyquist Criterion for Stability Analysis in Power Converter Networks

Zanchetta P.
2019-01-01

Abstract

This paper presents the first experimental validation of the stability analysis based on the online measurement of harmonic impedances exploiting the linear time-periodic (LTP) approach applied to ac networks of power converters. Previous studies have provided the theoretical framework for the method, enabling the stability assessment of an unknown system adopting a black-box approach, relying only on injected perturbations and local measurements. The experimental case study considered in this paper comprises two single-phase converters, one acting as source subsystem and the other as load subsystem. A third converter, the stability measurement unit, is controlled to inject small current perturbations at the point of common coupling (PCC). From the measured small-signal perturbations of PCC voltage, source current, and load current, the harmonic impedances of source and load subsystems are calculated. The LTP Nyquist criterion is then applied to the ratio of the two harmonic impedances in order to assess the stability of the whole system. Theoretical and experimental results from a 5-kW laboratory prototype are provided and confirm the effectiveness of the method. In addition, the measurements do not require sophisticated equipment or control boards and can be easily performed from data sampled by commercial micro-controllers. © 1986-2012 IEEE.
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