A loop cancellation based active damping solution for constant power instability in vehicular power systems

X. N. Zhang, D. M. Vilathgamuwa, King Jet Tseng, B. S. Bhangu, Gajanayake Chandana

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Abstract

In recent years, electric propulsion systems have increasingly been used in land, sea and air vehicles. The vehicular power systems are usually loaded with tightly regulated power electronic converters which tend to draw constant power. Since the constant power loads (CPLs) impose negative incremental resistance characteristics on the feeder system, they pose a potential threat to the stability of vehicular power systems. This effect becomes more significant in the presence of distribution lines between source and load in large vehicular power systems such as electric ships and more electric aircrafts. System transients such as sudden drop of converter side loads or increase of constant power requirement can cause complete system instability. Most of the existing research work focuses on the modeling and stabilization of DC vehicular power systems with CPLs. Only a few solutions are proposed to stabilize AC vehicular power systems with non-negligible distribution lines and CPLs. Therefore, this paper proposes a novel loop cancellation technique to eliminate constant power instability in AC vehicular power systems with a theoretically unbounded system stability region. Analysis is carried out on system stability with the proposed method and simulation results are presented to validate its effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2012
Pages1182-1187
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2012 - Raleigh, NC, United States
Duration: 15 Sep 201220 Sep 2012

Publication series

Name2012 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2012

Conference

Conference4th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2012
CountryUnited States
CityRaleigh, NC
Period15/09/1220/09/12

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