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The Advantages of PID Fuzzy Controllers Over The Conventional Types

Abdullah I. Al-Odienat and Ayman A. Al-Lawama


Fuzzy logic controllers (FLC's) have the following advantages over the conventional controllers: they are cheaper to develop, they cover a wider range of operating conditions, and they are more readily customizable in natural language terms. A self-organizing fuzzy controller can automatically refine an initial approximate set of fuzzy rules. Application of PI-type fuzzy controller increases the quality factor. In this paper, the voltage raising type-pulse controller is considered. Two types of fuzzy controllers used for the control of boost converter are investigated; the simulation results confirm the above mentioned advantages. In order to prove the dynamic characteristics of the PID fuzzy controller being fast and robust, simulation studies using PSIM program are carried out and compared to the results of the conventional loop gain design method for which MATLAB program is used.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 5 No. 6, 2008, 653-658


Submitted On: 31 October 2007 Published On: 30 June 2008

How to Cite: Al-Odienat, A. I. & Al-Lawama, A. A. (2008). The Advantages of PID Fuzzy Controllers Over The Conventional Types. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 5(6), 653-658.

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  • PI controllers
  • boost converters
  • Fuzzy controllers self-tuning fuzzy controllers