Adaptive passivity-based control for maximum power extraction of stand-alone windmill systems

Fernando Mancilla-David Roméo Ortega 1
1 Division Systèmes - L2S
L2S - Laboratoire des signaux et systèmes : 1289
Abstract : This paper addresses the high performance regulation of stand-alone windmill systems consisting of a wind turbine coupled to a generator and a battery charging system, which is a challenging problem for at least two reasons. First, the dynamics of the overall system are described by a highly coupled set of nonlinear differential equations. Since the range of operating points of the system is very wide, classical linear controllers yield below par performances. Second, in many applications it is desirable to extract from windmill systems their maximum power. This operating point is a nonlinear function of the wind speed, which is hard to measure. In this paper, a nonlinear passivity-based controller that ensures asymptotic convergence to the maximum power extraction point, which is rendered adaptive combining it with a wind speed estimator previously proposed by the authors, is proposed. Detailed computer simulations are presented to validate the approach.
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Fernando Mancilla-David, Roméo Ortega. Adaptive passivity-based control for maximum power extraction of stand-alone windmill systems. Control Engineering Practice, Elsevier, 2012, 20 (2), pp.173-181. ⟨10.1016/j.conengprac.2011.10.008⟩. ⟨hal-00776410⟩

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