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Modeling and Control of Three-Phase Shunt Active Power Filter

Moleykutty George and Kartik Prasad Basu


In this research the performance of a three-phase shunt active power filter (APF) using Model Reference Controller (MRC) has been compared with that using instantaneous active and reactive (p-q) theory. The novelty of this research lies in the application of MRC to generate the amplitude of the reference supply current required by the APF circuit and the successful implementation of the APF system for harmonic elimination. The entire system has been modeled using MATLAB 6.1 toolbox. Simulation results demonstrate the applicability of MRC for the control of APF.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 5 No. 8, 2008, 1064-1070


Submitted On: 5 November 2007 Published On: 31 August 2008

How to Cite: George, M. & Basu, K. P. (2008). Modeling and Control of Three-Phase Shunt Active Power Filter. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 5(8), 1064-1070.

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  • APF
  • MRC
  • VSI
  • harmonics
  • THD
  • p-q theory
  • power quality