**UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA PERLIS**

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Author’s full name : NURUL HUSNA BINTI ABD WAHAB Date of birth : 16 of MARCH 1986

Title :Implementation of Adaptive Pole Assignment PID Controller on Dc-Dc Converters for Renewable Energy Sources

Academic Session : 2011-2013

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**ACKNOWLEDGEMENT**

Foremost, I would like to express my gratitude to my supervisor, Mr. Tunku Muhammad Nizar Bin Tunku Mansur for the useful comments, remarks and engagement through the learning process of this master thesis. I could not have imagined having a better supervisor for my MSc. study.

Apart from the efforts of me, the success of this research depends largely on the encouragement and guidelines of many others. I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the people who have been instrumental in the successful completion of this research. I would like to show my greatest appreciation to my ex-supervisor, Dr. Siti Fatimah Binti Siraj as well as her husband Prof. Dr. Mohd. Zaki Bin Abdul Muin, for enlightening me the first glance of research besides their encouragement, insightful comment, and financial support by hired me as a research officer for a year funded by his research grant.

Most importantly, none of this would have been possible without the love and patience of my family. My words will fail to express my heartfelt thanks especially to my beloved husband, Mohd. Hafizuddin Bin Mat, who has supported me throughout entire process, both by keeping me harmonious and helping me putting pieces together.

I will be grateful forever for your love. As for my parent, Mr. Abd Wahab Bin Ismail and Mrs. Noormah Binti Ismail, receive my deepest gratitude and love for their endless love and support through these years. And for my adorable son, love you so much.

Last but not least, I would like to thank my friends at School of Electrical System Engineering for their guidance and support. I am grateful for their constant support and help.

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**TABLE OF CONTENTS**

**PAGE**

**THESIS DECLARATION** **i**

**ACKNOWLEDGMENT** **ii**

**TABLE OF CONTENTS** **iii**

**LIST OF FIGURES** **vii**

**LIST OF TABLES** **x**

**LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS** **xi**

**LIST OF SYMBOLS** **xiii**

**ABSTRAK** **xv**

**ABSTRACT** **xvi**

**CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION**

**1.1** Research Overview 1

**1.2** ResearchObjectives 2

**1.3** Problem Statement 3

**1.4** Scope of Work 4

**1.5** Thesis Organization 4

**CHAPTER 2 LITERATURE REVIEW**

**2.1** Overview 6

**2.2** Critical Review 6

**2.3** Switched Mode Power Converter 20

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**2.4** Control System 22

**2.4.1 Overview of Control Systems** 23

**2.4.2 Step Response Of Second-Order System And** 25
Transient-Response

**2.4.3 Pulse-Width Modulated** 30

**2.4.3.1 Voltage-Mode Pwm Scheme** 32

**2.4.3.2 Current-Mode Pwm Scheme** 34

**2.4.4 Adaptive Control** 35

**2.4.5 PID Control** 36

**2.4.6 Control Law Design** 37

**2.4.6.1** State Space Averaging 37

**2.4.6.2** Pole Assignment 38

**2.5** Renewable Energy 39

**2.5.1** Solar Energy (Photovoltaic) 39

**2.5.2** WindEnergy(WindTurbine) 41

**2.6** Summary 42

**CHAPTER 3 METHODOLOGY**

**3.1** Introduction 44

**3.2** Principles of Steady-State Converter Analysis 47

**3.2.1 Inductor Volt-Second Balance** 48

**3.2.2 Capacitor Charge Balance** 50

**3.3** Mathematical Modeling 51

**3.3.1 Mathematical Modeling of DC-DC Buck Converter** 51

**3.3.1.1 Averaging Technique** 59

**3.3.2 Mathematical Modeling of DC-DC Boost Converter** 68

**3.3.2.1 Averaging Technique** 75

**3.3.3 Mathematical Modeling of Adaptive Pole Assignment** 81
PID Controller

**3.4** Software Implementation 92

**3.5** Real-Time Implementation 99

**3.5.1** PCB Fabrication 100

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**3.5.2** Programming 102

**3.5.3** Experimental Process 105

**3.5.4** Weather Station Data Collection 107

**3.6** Summary 109

**CHAPTER 4 RESULT AND DISCUSSION**

**4.1** Introduction 110

**4.2** Weather Data Analysis 111

**4.3** Pulse Width Modulation Analysis 119

**4.4** DC-DC Converters Analysis 120

**4.4.1** Simulation of Open-loop DC-DC Buck Converter 121
**4.4.1.1 Summary of Case Studies of DC-DC Buck Converter** 125
**4.4.2** Simulation of Open-loop DC-DC Boost Converter 126
**4.4.2.1 Summary of Case Studies of DC-DC Boost Converter** 129
**4.5** DC-DC Converters Controlled by Adaptive Pole Assignment PID 130
**4.5.1** Simulation of DC-DC Boost Converter with Adaptive 131

Pole Assignment PID

**4.5.2** Simulation of DC-DC Buck Converter with Adaptive 136
Pole Assignment PID

**4.5.3** Analysis of Simulation Result of DC-DC Converters 141
**4.5.4** Experimental Results of DC-DC Converters with 143

Adaptive Pole Assignment PID

**4.5.5** Comparison between Simulation Results and 147
Experimental Results

**4.6** Summary 148

**CHAPTER 5 CONCLUSIONS**

**5.1** Introduction 150

**5.2** Research Findings 150

**5.3** Recommendation for Future Work 152

**5.4** Commercialization Potential 154

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**REFERENCES** 155

**PUBLICATIONS** 160

**AWARDS** 161

**APPENDIX A** 162

**APPENDIX B** 164

**APPENDIX C** 166

**APPENDIX D** 167

**APPENDIX E** 168

**APPENDIX F** 169

**APPENDIX G** 170

**APPENDIX H** 171

**APPENDIX I** 173

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**LIST OF FIGURES**

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2.1 PWM block diagram (a) Block diagram (b) Comparator signals. 23

2.2 Time domain response. 26

2.3 Unit-step response curves of the system. 27

2.4 Unit-step response curve of underdamped response. 28 2.5 Pair of envelope curves for the unit-step response curve of the system. 30

2.6 *Settling time T**sett*versusζ curves. 30

2.7 PWM voltage-mode control. 33

2.8 PWM current-mode control. 34

2.9 Closed-loop system with Adaptive Control. 35

2.10 Solar radiation in the earth’s atmosphere. 40

2.11 Prominent design of wind turbine. 42

3.1 DC-DC converters system. 45

3.2 Process flow chart. 47

3.3 DC-DC buck converter. 52

3.4 Buck converter equivalent circuit modes. 52

(a) Switch ON (b) Switch OFF.

3.5 Inductor current waveform of DC-DC buck converter. 53 3.6 Inductor voltage waveform of DC-DC buck converter. 55 3.7 Capacitor ripple voltage waveform of DC-DC buck converter. 57 3.8 Capacitor current waveforms of DC-DC buck converter. 58

3.9 DC-DC boost converter. 69

3.10 Boost converter equivalent circuit modes. 69

(a) Switch ON (b) Switch OFF.

3.11 Inductor current waveform of DC-DC boost converter. 70 3.12 Inductor voltage waveform of DC-DC boost converter. 72 3.13 Capacitor current waveform of DC-DC boost converter. 74

3.14 Feedback path control of PID. 82

3.15 Feedback control system. 83

3.16 Plant with control system block diagram. 84

3.17 PWM block diagram. 93

3.18 Open-loop system of buck converter. 96

3.19 Subsystem of open-loop DC-DC buck converter. 97

3.20 Subsystem of closed-loop DC-DC buck converter. 97 3.21 Subsystem of step load transient of DC-DC buck converter. 97

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3.22 Open-loop system of boost converter. 98

3.23 Subsystem of open-loop DC-DC boost converter. 98 3.24 Subsystem of closed-loop DC-DC boost converter. 98 3.25 Subsystem of step load transient of DC-DC boost converter. 99

3.26 Circuits on transparent paper. 100

3.27 Ultraviolet (UV) exposure machine. 101

3.28 Etching process’s flow. 101

3.29 Interface of MPLab IDE version 8.84. 104

3.30 Interface of PICkit 2 programmer-UIC00B version 1.0. 104

3.31 USB ICSP PIC Programmer V2010. 105

3.32 Serial USB adapter. 105

3.33 Laboratory set up of DC-DC converters. 106

3.34 Interface of Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express. 106

3.35 Weather station. 107

3.36 PV and wind turbine in power generation. 108

4.1 Ambient temperature from solar PV taken in 2011. 112 4.2 Minimum and maximum monthly solar irradiance data recorded in 2011. 113 4.3 Data analysis of solar irradiance and temperature in 365 days. 115 4.4 Output voltage generated by solar PV taken for a week. 115 4.5 Output voltage generated by solar PV recorded on April 25, 2011. 116 4.6 Maximum and minimum monthly wind speed recorded in 2011. 117 4.7 Output voltage generated by wind turbine taken for a week. 118 4.8 Output voltage generated by wind turbine recorded on 118

Dicember 25, 2011.

4.9 *PWM pulses with 100kHz of f*_{s}*and 50% of d.* 120

4.10 PWM pulses with 50% duty cycle. 120

4.11 *Output of open-loop buck converter using R**L*=40Ω 123
(a) Output voltage (b) Inductor current.

4.12 *Output of open-loop buck converter using R** _{L}*=33Ω 123
(a) Output voltage (b) Inductor current.

4.13 *Output of open-loop buck converter using R** _{L}*=84Ω 124
(a) Output voltage (b) Inductor current.

4.14 *Output of open-loop boost converter using R** _{L}*=40Ω 127
(a) Output voltage (b) Inductor current.

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4.15 *Output of open-loop boost converter using R** _{L}*=33Ω 128
(a) Output voltage (b) Inductor current.

4.16 *Output of open-loop boost converter using R** _{L}*=84Ω 128
(a) Output voltage (b) Inductor current.

4.17 Amplitude of duty ratio in closed-loop boost converter system. 132 4.18 Simulation of closed-loop boost converter with PID using 133

*R** _{L}*=33Ω(a) Output voltage (b) Inductor current.

4.19 Simulation of closed-loop boost converter with PID using 133
*R** _{L}*=40Ω(a) Output voltage (b) Inductor current.

4.20 Simulation of closed-loop boost converter with PID using 134
*R**L*=84Ω(a) Output voltage (b) Inductor current.

4.21 Control result of boost converter withﬁxed PID controller 135 4.22 Amplitude of duty ratio in closed-loop buck converter system. 136 4.23 Closed-loop DC-DC buck converter with controller simulated 138

with 33Ω. (a) Output voltage (b) Inductance current.

4.24 Closed-loop DC-DC buck converter with controller simulated 138 with 40Ω.(a) Output voltage (b) Inductance current.

4.25 Closed-loop DC-DC buck converter with controller simulated 139 with 84Ω. (a) Output voltage (b) Inductance current.

4.26 Load voltage of buck converter with pole placement control. 140 4.27 Load voltage of buck converter with conventional PI control. 141 4.28 Experimental result of DC-DC boost converter without a controller. 144 4.29 Experimental result of DC-DC boost converter with a controller. 145 4.30 Experimental result of DC-DC buck converter without a controller. 146 4.31

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**LIST OF TABLES**

**NO.** **PAGE**

2.1 Second order response as a function of damping ratio. 27

3.1 Parameter values of buck converter. 96

3.2 Parameter values of boost converter. 96

3.3 Specification of PV module and wind turbine. 108

2.3 Transient response specifications. 28

3.1 Input and output setting for smart relay. 102

3.2 Specification of PV module and wind turbine. 120

4.1 Specification of parameters of open-loop DC-DC buck converter. 122 4.2 Analysis results of the open-loop buck converter. 125 4.3 Specification of parameters of open-loop DC-DC boost converter. 126 4.4 Analysis results of the open-loop boost converter. 129 4.5 Analysis of DC-DC boost converter with adaptive pole assignment PID. 142 4.6 Analysis of DC-DC buck converter with adaptive pole assignment PID. 142

4.7 Analysis of DC-DC boost converter. 142

4.8 Analysis of DC-DC buck converter. 142

4.9 Comparison study of simulation results and experimental results. 147

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**LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS**

DC-DC Direct Current to Direct Current PID Proportional-Integral-Derivative PIC Programmable Intelligent Controller

*K**p* Proportional constant

*K**i* Integral constant

*K**d* Derivative constant

AD-PID Adaptive Digital Proportional-Integral-Derivative

FPGA Field Programmable Gate Array

LMS Least-Mean-Square

AVP Adaptive Voltage Positioning

RHP Right-Half Plane

AC Alternate Current

PEF Prediction Error Filter

AR Auto-Regressive

MA Moving Average

PD Proportional-Derivative

PD+I Proportional-Derivative + Integral

HLR Hebbian Learning Rule

PWM Pulse Width Modulated

MDAC Multiplying Digital-to-Analog Converter

LQR Linear Quadratic Regulator

CCM Continuous Conduction Mode

OFA Orthogonal-Function Approach

HTGA Hybrid Taguchi Genetic Algorithm

PI Proportional-Integral

HSBC H-bridge Soft-switching Boost Converter

DSP Digital Signal Processor

FT Fast Transient

APM Adaptive Phase Margin

PCMC Peak Current Mode Control

VCMC Valley Current Mode Control

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CPL Control Power Load

UPS Uninterruptible Power Supplies EMI Electromagnetic Interference

MOSFET Metal-Oxide Field-Effect Transistor

*PO* Percentage Overshoot

PDM Pulse-Duration Modulatio

SMPS Switched Mode Power Supply

PV Solar Photovoltaic

HAWT Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine

VAWT Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

CERE Centre of Excellent for Renewable Energy

KCL Kirchoff’s Current Law

KVL Kirchoff’s Voltage Law

*V**ref* Reference Voltage

DIP Dual Inline Package

LED Light Emitter Diode

GTO Gate Turn Off Thyristor

SCR Silicon Control Rectifier

PCB Printed Circuit Board

LSB Least Significant Bit

MSB Most Significant Bit

MPPT Maximum Power Point Tracking

O/L Open-Loop

C/L

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**LIST OF SYMBOLS**

W Watt

*I**z* Current Generator

*R**L* Load Resistance

*L* inductance

*C* Capacitance

*D* Diode

*d* Duty Ratio @ Duty Cycle

*v**L* Voltage accross inductor
*i**L* Inductor current

*I**c* Current accross capacitor

Q Capacitance

Δi*L* peak-to-peak inductor current
ΔV* _{0}* peak-to-peak ripple voltage
ΔQ the change in capacitor charge

A Area

ζ Damping Factor

*ω** _{n}* Natural Frequency

*n*set of state variable T(z

^{-d}) Polynomial

A Anode

K Cathode

°C Celcius degree

W/m^{2} Watt per metre square
m/s metre per second

µH micro Henry

rad/s radian/second

MHz Mega Herzt

kHz kilo Herzt

mA mili Ampere

µs micro second

mV mili Volt

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ms mili second

V Voltage

A Ampere

*f**s* switching frequency

*T* Period of switching frequency

*T**d* Delay Time

*T**r* Rise Time

*T**p* Peak Time

*T**sett* Settling Time

RC Time Constant

*V**m* Sawtooth Waveform

*V**c* Control Voltage

*V**in* Input Voltage

*V**0* Output Voltage

*T** _{0}* Sampling Time

Ω Resistance (Ohm)

µF micro Farad

ŋ Efficiency

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**Pelaksanaan Pengawal Tugasan Kutub Adaptif PID terhadap Penukar DC-DC**
**untuk Sumber Tenaga Boleh Diperbaharui**

**ABSTRAK**

Thesis ini membentangkan pelaksanaan pengawal tugasan penukar DC-DC untuk sumber tenaga boleh diperbaharui. Kajian ini melibatkan pemodelan dan pembangunan penukar yang dicadangkan; penaik dan penurun voltan yang dikawal oleh Pengawal Tugasan Kutub Adaptif PID. Kajian ini juga melibatkan pengumpulan data daripada sinaran suria, suhu, dan kelajuan angin. Kedua-dua penukar digunakan untuk menukar input DC tidak dikawal kepada output DC dikawal ke tahap voltan yang dikehendaki.

Sistem 24V/12V digunakan untuk penurun voltan, manakala 12V/24V serasi untuk penaik voltan. Dalam penukar DC-DC, voltan output kebiasaannya adalah tidak stabil.

Menjadi keperluan dalam sistem kawalan untuk penukar adalah untuk mengekalkan voltan keluaran secara berterusan tanpa mengira perubahan dalam sumber voltan DC dan arus beban dalam sistem gelung tertutup. Dalam mengawal selia output daripada panel solar dan turbin angin yang dalam bentuk arus terus (DC), output voltan yang berterusan diperlukan untuk dibekalkan kepada peralatan elektronik. Oleh itu, satu teknik penukaran dalam bentuk DC-DC diperlukan yang dikenali sebagai penukar.

Selain itu, keperluan dalam sesebuah sistem kawalan untuk satu sistem yang stabil haruslah mempunyai penetapan masa yang pantas dan kurang voltan terlajak. Walau bagaimanapun, voltan keluaran penukar kebiasaannya adalah tidak stabil dan berayun terutama sekali di awal tindakbalas. Unsur-unsur redaman yang sedia ada seperti;

perintang dan peraruh dalam litar penukar, menyumbang kepada peratusan yang tinggi kepada voltan terlajak dan riak voltan keluaran. Secara praktikal, voltan terlajak yang tinggi boleh menyebabkan percikan arus dan boleh membahayakan kepada pengguna.

Oleh itu penukar dengan pengawal diperlukan untuk mengatasi masalah ini. Data-data
daripada sinaran suria, suhu, kelajuan angin dianalisis untuk mengetahui potensi tenaga
solar dan angin di Perlis. Data-data ini diperoleh menggunakan stesen cuaca yang telah
dipasang di Pusat Kecemerlangan untuk Tenaga Diperbaharui (CERE), yang terletak di
Kangar, Perlis. Berdasarkan purata sinaran solar bulanan bagi tahun 2011, bacaan
purata sinaran suria adalah 1229W/m^{2} manakala kelajuan tertinggi angin direkodkan
pada 26.56m/s. Ini menunjukkan bahawa kedua-dua tenaga ini berpotensi dalam
penjanaan kuasa solar dan angin di Perlis. Sementara itu, prestasi penukar DC-DC dan
pengawal yang dicadangkan telah dinilai dari segi peratus lajakan dalam voltan keluaran
dan juga semasa aruhan menggunakan perisian Matlab / Simulink dengan menganalisis
kesan unsur redaman; perintang. Kemudian, keputusan yang diperolehi akan dinilai
dengan keputusan yang diperolehi melalui eksperimen. Kedua-dua penukar ini
kemudiannya akan dilaksanakan ke dalam masa nyata dengan mengaplikasikan
mikropengawal PIC. Berdasarkan daripada keputusan simulasi, prestasi penukar yang
disimulasi dengan nilai perintang beban yang dikira; 40Ω, menunjukkan hasil yang
lebih baik berbanding dengan nilai percubaan, 84Ω walaupun disimulasikan bersama-
sama dengan pengawal yang dicadangkan. Selain itu, keputusan ujikaji menunjukkan
bahawa pengawal yang dicadangkan mampu dalam mengurangkan berlakunya terlajak
dalam voltan keluaran dan aruhan semasa selain memberikan prestasi yang lebih baik
dengan mengurangkan ayunan dalam keadaan mantap dan pantas. Secara
keseluruhannya, keputusan simulasi dan keputusan eksperimen yang dinilai telah
membuktikan yang memuaskan pengawal yang dicadangkan amat memuaskan dan
sesuai untuk dipraktikkan bersama-sama penukar DC-DC juga dalam sistem tenaga.

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**Implementation of Adaptive Pole Assignment PID Controller on DC-DC**
**Converters for Renewable Energy Sources**

**ABSTRACT**

This thesis presents the implementation of adaptive pole assignment PID controller on DC-DC converters for renewable energy sources. This study involves the modeling and development of proposed converters; buck and boost converter that controlled by an adaptive pole assignment PID controller. This study also involves the data collection of solar irradiance, temperature, and wind speed . Both converters are used to convert unregulated DC input to a controlled DC output to a desired voltage level. The system of 24V/12V is applied to a buck converter while 12V/24V is compatible to boost converter. In DC-DC converters, the output voltage on itself is usually unstable. The necessity of a control system for the converter is to maintain a constant output voltage regardless of variations in DC source voltage and the load current in closed-loop system. In regulating the output from a solar panel and wind turbine which is in direct current (DC) form, a constant output voltage is needed to supply to electronics/electronic appliances. Thus, a sophisticated conversion technique for DC- DC form is required which is known as a converter. Besides, the requirement of a control system for a stable system should be with faster settling time and less overshoot voltage. However, the output voltage of the converters on itself is usually unstable and oscillates especially at the beginning of the transient response. The existing of the damping elements; resistor and inductor in the circuit of the converters contribute to the high percentage of overshoot voltage and output voltage ripple. Practically, the high overshoot voltage may lead to spark current which it could harm to consumers.

Therefore a converter with a controller is needed to overcome the problem. The data
collection of solar irradiance, temperature, and wind speed were analysed to know the
potential of solar and wind energy application in Perlis. These data were measured
using weather station that already installed at the Centre of Excellent for Renewable
Energy (CERE), located in Kangar, Perlis. Based on the average monthly solar
irradiance for the year 2011, the average reading of solar irradiance is 1229W/m^{2} while
the highest speed of wind is recorded at 26.56m/s. This show that both energies have a
potential PV and wind power generation in Perlis. Meanwhile, the performance of DC-
DC converters and the proposed controller have been evaluated in terms of percentage
of overshoot in the output voltage as well as inductance current using Matlab/Simulink
software by analysing the effect of damping element; load resistor. Then, the results
obtained will be evaluated with experimental results. These converters are then have
been implemented into real-time with application of PIC microcontroller. Based on the
simulation results, the performance of converters that simulated with the calculated
value of the load resistor; 40Ω, show a better result compared to trial and error value,
84Ω whenever simulated with the proposed controller. Besides, the experimental results
show that the proposed controller is capable in minimizing the occurrence of overshoot
in output voltage and inductance current besides provide a better performance by
reducing the oscillation in steady state and faster settling time. Overall, the simulation
results and experimental results are evaluated and prove a satisfactory of the proposed
controller to adapt with DC-DC converters as well as in these energy system.

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**CHAPTER 1**

**INTRODUCTION**

**1.1** **Research Overview**

Recently, control applications of DC-DC converters have been widely investigated particularly in renewable energy; as the primary sources. The most significant concern of research and development in this field is always to find the most suitable control method to be implemented in DC-DC converter topologies. Thus, the objective of this work is carried out in selecting a control method that capable to improve the functioning of the converters as well as reducing the effect of disturbances and load variances.

In this work, two different topologies of DC-DC converters are modelled, where the boost converter is commonly used for solar systems while buck converter for wind energy systems. Both converters are used to convert unregulated DC input to a controlled DC output to a desired voltage level. The system of 24V/12V is applied to a buck converter while 12V/24V is compatible to boost converter.

A recent control method of adaptive pole assignment PID is selected and its effects on the output of DC-DC converters are examined. The state space average models of the converters are linearized to obtain the derivation of the small signal model using the classical linear control technique in order to design a linear control system.

Modelling and simulation of the research is done using Matlab/Simulink software

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environment and subsequently real time implementation using a PIC microcontroller is developed.

The effect of PID controller on the steady state response of DC-DC converters in the second order system is analysed using different component variations. In this work, the studies will be focused on modelling two different converters that based on the basic theories of the converter design and topologies. Mathematically, the controller is designed by applying pole assignment method and adaptive control.

Theoretically, even in a small system damping element that caused by electronic components such as an inductor and resistor will contribute to unsatisfactory performance of the converters. Thus, the studies also will be concentrated on this matter to find the best parameters of the converters that produce a better performance. The simulation and laboratory experiment will be conducted to validate the performance of the converters. The criteria of second order system; rise time, the percentage of overshoot voltage, settling time, and steady state error, are carried out to justify the performance of the converters. The results obtained from the simulation and experiment will be analysed and compared.

**1.2** **Research Objective**

The most important goal of this research is to study and implement a recent method of adaptive pole assignment PID to control DC-DC converters. The specific objectives of this work can be summarized as follows:

i. To model two different DC-DC converter topologies and adaptive pole assignment PID controller using an averaging technique and classical method.

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ii. To enhance the performance of converters with less overshoot voltage and faster settling time.

iii. To analyse the effect of damping element in DC-DC converters.

**1.3** **Problem Statement**

In DC-DC converters, the output voltage on itself is usually unstable. The necessity of a control system for the converter is to maintain a constant output voltage regardless of variations in DC source voltage and the load current in closed-loop system. Consequently, there are a few problems should be met in order to meet the fast transient response, hence to ensure the satisfactory functioning of this system. The specific problems are as follows:

1. In regulating the output from a solar panel and wind turbine which is in direct current (DC) form, a constant output voltage is needed to supply to electronics/electronic appliances. Thus, a sophisticated conversion technique for DC-DC form is required which is known as a converter.

2. The requirement of a control system for a stable system should be with faster settling time and less overshoot voltage. However, the output voltage of the converters on itself is usually unstable and oscillates especially at the beginning of the transient response.

3. The existing of the damping elements; resistor and inductor in the circuit of the converters contribute to the high percentage of overshoot voltage and output voltage ripple. Practically, the high overshoot voltage may lead to spark current which it could harm to consumers. Therefore a converter with a controller is needed to overcome the problem.

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**1.4** **Scope of Work**

The primary focus of this work is to develop a controller of DC-DC converters which provided a good regulation toward the system of the converters in photovoltaic system as well as wind system. The data of solar irradiance, temperature, and wind speed are collected at the beginning of this work to provide a supporting data for renewable energy. The data are taken into account to study the potential of both energies in Perlis in order to develop the converters design of both systems. Circuit design of buck and boost converter are based from the basic theories and literature studies. This work is continued by designing a PID controller by applying pole assignment and adaptive method based on the small signal control-to-output transfer function of both converters. The simulation of DC-DC converters and controller is done using Matlab/Simulink as well as Proteus. The implementation of the hardware design of the converters and the controller is done for testing and measuring the practical performance. Finally, the data from simulation and experimental will be analysed and a comparison study of the converter's performance with previous work will be carried out.

**1.5** **Thesis Organization**

This thesis is organized into five chapters. Chapter 2 covers the basic topologies of different types DC-DC converters and their operations, including an explanation about controllers. Likewise, there are some reviews from previous works included together in this chapter with some explanations about renewable energy system, especially wind energy system and solar PV system in Malaysia.

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Chapter 3 reviews the methodology and design of the converters and controllers that involved in this work. The methods including of software and real-time implementation are explained details in this chapter in order to achieve a better validation of results that will discussed in Chapter 4.

In Chapter 4 explained details about the results obtained from the software and real-time implementation. There are also included discussions and comparison data with previous works attached together to gain a better analysis at the end of this research.

Chapter 5 is the final chapter that presents a conclusion of this research.

Research findings is presented to find a better solution for the problem encountered during the experiment. Likewise, there are also concluding an improvement of work by proposing future work as well as commercialization potential beyond this study in this chapter.

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**CHAPTER 2**

**LITERATURE REVIEW**

**2.1** **Overview**

This chapter reviews past work done for DC-DC converters controlled by an adaptive Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) controller with the application of pole assignment method which is required on demand to achieve better performance of the overall system. Its rising importance in industrial applications and green technology is due to the need to improve the system so that it can be adapted with existing technology of renewable energy and become more efficient in manufacturing. All reviews come from different sources which consist of various methods, in order to obtain a comprehensive view about the latest technique and technology of controller for DC-DC converters. Thus, a comparative study can be done amongst converters and controllers involved so that a better performance can be obtained.

**2.2** **Critical Review**

PID controller has been designed in 1890s and since that there is a lot of improvement has been done on it thus more approaches were developed to adapt to the latest technology. From conventional method, nowadays PID was improved to the digital controllers that widely implemented with microcontroller, field-programmable gate array (FPGAs), or digital signal processor (DSP). This method has successfully

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developed through the design of DC-DC converters that controlled by DSP based on the implementation of a digital controller Tajuddin, M.F.N., Rahim, N.A., and Daut, I.

(2009). Starting with a DC-DC buck converter and a given set of performance specifications, a digital PID controller is implemented in TMS320F2812 DSP. In this work, the effectiveness of the design is established to analyse the steady state and dynamic response performance of the controller. A digital based PID control approach for a DC–DC buck converter has been introduced along with a digital implementation of the controller using DSP. At the end of this work, the experimental performance shows that; steady-state accuracy and settling time are consistent with the simulation results.

The classic technique for tuning a PID loop has become even more popular with the beginning of controllers capable of tuning themselves. The tuning techniques namely as Ziegler-Nichols, are still used nowadays even it was published in 1942. As referred to VanDoren, V.J. (2009), stated that John “Zeke” Ziegler and Nathaniel Nichols may not have invented the proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller, although the PID algorithm is the most popular of all feedback control strategies used in industrial applications, but the famous loop tuning techniques invented by John “Zeke”

and Nathaniel Nichols helped a lot in making the PID controller as a notable controller.

In fact, by tuning a PID loop the reactions of the controller to errors between the measured process variable and desired set point can be adjusted. If the controlled process happens to be relatively sluggish, the configuration of PID algorithm will take immediate and dramatic actions whenever a random disturbance changes the process variable or an operator changes the set point.

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In past a decade, the application of an adaptive PID controller has been attracting other researchers (Kelly, A., & Rinne, K., 2005). A direct pole placement control strategy is introduced in this workplace as well as the execution of a discrete- time controller in the design of a DC-DC buck converter has been used. The solution involves a feedforward component in the control strategy in order to eliminate steady- state errors. The value of the feedforward gain that is completely eliminates the steady- state error is dependent upon the gain of the plant, which may not be known precisely.

In their design, the feedforward gain is determined adaptively, so as to drive the steady state error to zero. This technique allows direct placement of the closed-loop poles as desired. In order for the steady-state error to be exactly zero using this feedforward technique, the feedback gain needs to be determined exactly. As this is not possible, they adapt the feedback gain using least-mean-square (LMS) techniques, so that the control error is forced back to zero. The direct pole-placement is a feasible strategy for DC-DC converter design which is allowing the selection of a simple complex conjugate pair of closed-loop poles, as well as to introduce a novel method to achieve a zero steady-state error. With this work, the performance of a prototype compared very favourably with standard design methods. An adaptation of the feedback gain using LMS techniques was proven to be effective in driving the steady-state control error to zero.

A simple auto-tuning technique for digitally controlled DC-DC synchronous buck converters was introduced by Stefanutti, W., Mattavelli, P., Saggini, S., and Ghioni, M. (2005). In this work, the proposed approach is based on the relay feedback method and the authors were introducing perturbations on the output voltage during converter soft-start. By using an iterative procedure, the tuning of PID parameters is obtained directly by including the controller in the relay feedback and by adjusting the