Visible to the public Control Conflict Suppressing and Stability Improving for an MMC Distributed Control System

TitleControl Conflict Suppressing and Stability Improving for an MMC Distributed Control System
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsYang, S., Liu, S., Huang, J., Su, H., Wang, H.
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Date Publisheddec
KeywordsCapacitors, centralised control, centralized control strategies, compositionality, Control conflict, control conflict suppressing, control loop coupling interactions, control parameter design principle, control system synthesis, coupling interaction, Couplings, Decentralized control, distributed control, distributed control system, expandability, HVDC power convertors, incomplete control information, MMC distributed control system, MMC system stability, modular multilevel converter, pubcrawl, Resiliency, stability, Stability analysis, targeted control conflict, Thermal stability, Voltage control, voltage-source convertors
AbstractCompared with traditional centralized control strategies, the distributed control systems significantly improve the flexibility and expandability of an modular multilevel converter (MMC). However, the stability issue in the MMC distributed control system with the presence of control loop coupling interactions is rarely discussed in existing research works. This article is to improve the stability of an MMC distributed control system by inhibiting the control conflict due to the coupling interactions among control loops with incomplete control information. By modeling the MMC distributed control system, the control loop coupling interactions are analyzed and the essential cause of control conflict is revealed. Accordingly, a control parameter design principle is proposed to effectively suppress the disturbances from the targeted control conflict and improve the MMC system stability. The rationality of the theoretical analysis and the effectiveness of the control parameter design principle are confirmed by simulation and experimental results.
Citation Keyyang_control_2020