Active power filter with new compensation principle based on synchronous reference frame

Arash Khoshkbar-Sadigh, S. Masoud Barakati

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In this paper a shunt active power filter (APF) has been used to eliminate current harmonics and compensate reactive current drawn by both nonlinear and linear loads. An online control method based on the discrete nonlinear model of inverters is proposed to APF. The optimal feedback controls the APF current in a very fast and efficient manner. Moreover, a novel extraction system based on the ynchronous reference frame is adopted as part of the control system of a single phase APF to provide the required reference signals for harmonic filtering and reactive power compensation. The compensation principle of the proposed algorithm is presented in detail. The circuit is simulated using PSCAD/EMTDC software and simulation results are presented to validate the effectiveness of the novel control scheme and proposed APF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication41st North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2009
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event41st North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2009 - Starkville, MS, United States
Duration: Oct 4 2009Oct 6 2009

Publication series

Name41st North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2009


Other41st North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityStarkville, MS

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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