Ripple correlation control, with some applications

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Ripple correlation control is a nonlinear control approach applicable to power electronic circuits. It makes use of voltage, current, or power ripple and correlates this with switching functions to effect control. The technique is especially well suited to power electronics because ripple is inherent, and can be treated as an internal perturbation. Ripple correlation control directly supports cost-function minimization and maximization. It can be applied, for example, to dynamic power optimization. It has been applied to adaptive dead time adjustment, solar power processing, and motor power minimization. Potential future applications include active maximization of converter efficiency and other nonlinear functions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)V-283-V-286
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS '99 - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: May 30 1999Jun 2 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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