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Robust Decentralized Control of Unified Power Flow Controller

Hossein Shayeghi and Ali Abdolalipour


A new approach based on structured singular value is proposed for the robust decentralized Unified Power Flow Controller (UPFC) design. To achieve decentralization, using the schauder fixed point theorem the synthesis and analysis of Multi-Input Multi-output (MIMO) control system is translated into set of equivalent Multi-Input Single-Output (MISO) control system. Power systems such as the other industrial plants contain different kinds of uncertainties, which should be considered in controller design procedure. For this reason, the idea of µ-synthesis technique was used for designing of UPFC controllers. The proposed µ-based controller has a decentralized scheme and advantage of a decentralized controller design is reduction in the controller complexity and suitability for practical implementation. The effectiveness of the proposed control strategy was evaluated under operating conditions for damping low frequency oscillations in comparison with the classical controller to demonstrate its robust performance through nonlinear time simulation and some performance indices.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 6 No. 4, 2009, 736-744


Submitted On: 15 March 2008 Published On: 30 April 2009

How to Cite: Shayeghi, H. & Abdolalipour, A. (2009). Robust Decentralized Control of Unified Power Flow Controller. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 6(4), 736-744.

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  • UPFC
  • decentralized control
  • µ-synthesis
  • facts
  • power system stability and control