Decentralized control of a nine-phase permanent magnet generator for offshore wind turbines
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This paper presents a decentralized current control approach for a nine-phase wind turbine generator. This type of generator has three different three-phase stators sharing the same machine yoke and connected to the grid by means of three different voltage source back-to-back power converters. Due to the machine configuration, magnetic couplings are present between the three stators, complicating the design and implementation of the machine current controllers. Rather than a centralized control approach, this paper proposes a methodology to design a decentralized machine control to regulate the active and reactive power flowing through each stator independently. A complete dynamic analysis is performed in order to design the controller to reduce the coupling effects within the machine, while ensuring a proper dynamic performance. The control strategy is validated through simulation and experimental results.
CitationPrieto, E., Junyent-Ferré, A., Lavemia, D., Gomis-Bellmunt, O. Decentralized control of a nine-phase permanent magnet generator for offshore wind turbines. "IEEE transactions on energy conversion", 01 Setembre 2015, vol. 30, núm. 3, p. 1103-1112.