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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3063053

Robust Design of ANFIS-Based Blade Pitch Controller for Wind Energy Conversion Systems Against Wind Speed Fluctuations

02 Mar 2021-IEEE Access (IEEE)-Vol. 9, pp 37894-37904
Abstract: Wind speed fluctuations and load demand variations represent the big challenges against wind energy conversion systems (WECS). Besides, the inefficient measuring devices and the environmental impacts (e.g. temperature, humidity, and noise signals) affect the system equipment, leading to increased system uncertainty issues. In addition, the time delay due to the communication channels can make a gap between the transmitted control signal and the WECS that causes instability for the WECS operation. To tackle these issues, this paper proposes an adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) as an effective control technique for blade pitch control of the WECS instead of the conventional controllers. However, the ANFIS requires a suitable dataset for training and testing to adjust its membership functions in order to provide effective performance. In this regard, this paper also suggests an effective strategy to prepare a sufficient dataset for training and testing of the ANFIS controller. Specifically, a new optimization algorithm named the mayfly optimization algorithm (MOA) is developed to find the optimal parameters of the proportional integral derivative (PID) controller to find the optimal dataset for training and testing of the ANFIS controller. To demonstrate the advantages of the proposed technique, it is compared with different three algorithms in the literature. Another contribution is that a new time-domain named figure of demerit is established to confirm the minimization of settling time and the maximum overshoot in a simultaneous manner. A lot of test scenarios are performed to confirm the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed ANFIS based technique. The robustness of the proposed method is verified based on the frequency domain conditions that are driven from Hermite–Biehler theorem. The results emphases that the proposed controller provides superior performance against the wind speed fluctuations, load demand variations, system parameters uncertainties, and the time delay of the communication channels.

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Topics: Control theory (57%), Adaptive neuro fuzzy inference system (57%), PID controller (56%) ... read more

23 results found

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.3390/S21072269
24 Mar 2021-Sensors
Abstract: In the last few decades, photovoltaics have contributed deeply to electric power networks due to their economic and technical benefits. Typically, photovoltaic systems are widely used and implemented in many fields like electric vehicles, homes, and satellites. One of the biggest problems that face the relatability and stability of the electrical power system is the loss of one of the photovoltaic modules. In other words, fault detection methods designed for photovoltaic systems are required to not only diagnose but also clear such undesirable faults to improve the reliability and efficiency of solar farms. Accordingly, the loss of any module leads to a decrease in the efficiency of the overall system. To avoid this issue, this paper proposes an optimum solution for fault finding, tracking, and clearing in an effective manner. Specifically, this proposed approach is done by developing one of the most promising techniques of artificial intelligence called the adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system. The proposed fault detection approach is based on associating the actual measured values of current and voltage with respect to the trained historical values for this parameter while considering the ambient changes in conditions including irradiation and temperature. Two adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system-based controllers are proposed: (1) the first one is utilized to detect the faulted string and (2) the other one is utilized for detecting the exact faulted group in the photovoltaic array. The utilized model was installed using a configuration of 4 × 4 photovoltaic arrays that are connected through several switches, besides four ammeters and four voltmeters. This study is implemented using MATLAB/Simulink and the simulation results are presented to show the validity of the proposed technique. The simulation results demonstrate the innovation of this study while proving the effective and high performance of the proposed adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system-based approach in fault tracking, detection, clearing, and rearrangement for practical photovoltaic systems.

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12 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.3390/PR9030471
06 Mar 2021-
Abstract: The output generations of renewable energy sources (RES) depend basically on climatic conditions, which are the main reason for their uncertain nature. As a result, the performance and security of distribution systems can be significantly worsened with high RES penetration. To address these issues, an analytical study was carried out by considering different penetration strategies for RES in the radial distribution system. Moreover, a bi-stage procedure was proposed for optimal planning of RES penetration. The first stage was concerned with calculating the optimal RES locations and sites. This stage aimed to minimize the voltage variations in the distribution system. In turn, the second stage was concerned with obtaining the optimal setting of the voltage control devices to improve the voltage profile. The multi-objective cat swarm optimization (MO-CSO) algorithm was proposed to solve the bi-stages optimization problems for enhancing the distribution system performance. Furthermore, the impact of the RES penetration level and their uncertainty on a distribution system voltage were studied. The proposed method was tested on the IEEE 34-bus unbalanced distribution test system, which was analyzed using backward/forward sweep power flow for unbalanced radial distribution systems. The proposed method provided satisfactory results for increasing the penetration level of RES in unbalanced distribution networks.

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11 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.3390/S21062223
22 Mar 2021-Sensors
Abstract: Power transformers are considered important and expensive items in electrical power networks. In this regard, the early discovery of potential faults in transformers considering datasets collected from diverse sensors can guarantee the continuous operation of electrical systems. Indeed, the discontinuity of these transformers is expensive and can lead to excessive economic losses for the power utilities. Dissolved gas analysis (DGA), as well as partial discharge (PD) tests considering different intelligent sensors for the measurement process, are used as diagnostic techniques for detecting the oil insulation level. This paper includes two parts; the first part is about the integration among the diagnosis results of recognized dissolved gas analysis techniques, in this part, the proposed techniques are classified into four techniques. The integration between the different DGA techniques not only improves the oil fault condition monitoring but also overcomes the individual weakness, and this positive feature is proved by using 532 samples from the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC). The second part overview the experimental setup for (66/11.86 kV-40 MVA) power transformer which exists in the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), the first section in this part analyzes the dissolved gases concentricity for many samples, and the second section illustrates the measurement of PD particularly in this case study. The results demonstrate that precise interpretation of oil transformers can be provided to system operators, thanks to the combination of the most appropriate techniques.

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Topics: Dissolved gas analysis (58%), Transformer (52%), Partial discharge (52%) ... read more

10 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.3390/ELECTRONICS10111261
25 May 2021-Electronics
Abstract: Recently, the penetration of energy storage systems and photovoltaics has been significantly expanded worldwide. In this regard, this paper presents the enhanced operation and control of DC microgrid systems, which are based on photovoltaic modules, battery storage systems, and DC load. DC–DC and DC–AC converters are coordinated and controlled to achieve DC voltage stability in the microgrid. To achieve such an ambitious target, the system is widely operated in two different modes: stand-alone and grid-connected modes. The novel control strategy enables maximum power generation from the photovoltaic system across different techniques for operating the microgrid. Six different cases are simulated and analyzed using the MATLAB/Simulink platform while varying irradiance levels and consequently varying photovoltaic generation. The proposed system achieves voltage and power stability at different load demands. It is illustrated that the grid-tied mode of operation regulated by voltage source converter control offers more stability than the islanded mode. In general, the proposed battery converter control introduces a stable operation and regulated DC voltage but with few voltage spikes. The merit of the integrated DC microgrid with batteries is to attain further flexibility and reliability through balancing power demand and generation. The simulation results also show the system can operate properly in normal or abnormal cases, thanks to the proposed control strategy, which can regulate the voltage stability of the DC bus in the microgrid with energy storage systems and photovoltaics.

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Topics: Microgrid (65%), Voltage source (56%), Photovoltaic system (54%) ... read more

9 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.3390/APP11083609
16 Apr 2021-Applied Sciences
Abstract: Batteries are everywhere, in all forms of transportation, electronics, and constitute a method to store clean energy. Among the diverse types available, the lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4) battery stands out for its common usage in many applications. For the battery’s safe operation, the state of charge (SOC) and state of health (SOH) estimations are essential. Therefore, a reliable and robust observer is proposed in this paper which could estimate the SOC and SOH of LiFePO4 batteries simultaneously with high accuracy rates. For this purpose, a battery model was developed by establishing an equivalent-circuit model with the ambient temperature and the current as inputs, while the measured output was adopted to be the voltage where current and terminal voltage sensors are utilized. Another vital contribution is formulating a comprehensive model that combines three parts: a thermal model, an electrical model, and an aging model. To ensure high accuracy rates of the proposed observer, we adopt the use of the dual extend Kalman filter (DEKF) for the SOC and SOH estimation of LiFePO4 batteries. To test the effectiveness of the proposed observer, various simulations and test cases were performed where the construction of the battery system and the simulation were done using MATLAB. The findings confirm that the best observer was a voltage-temperature (VT) observer, which could observe SOC accurately with great robustness, while an open-loop observer was used to observe the SOH. Furthermore, the robustness of the designed observer was proved by simulating ill-conditions that involve wrong initial estimates and wrong model parameters. The results demonstrate the reliability and robustness of the proposed observer for simultaneously estimating the SOC and SOH of LiFePO4 batteries.

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Topics: Observer (quantum physics) (60%), State of charge (57%), State of health (54%) ... read more

7 Citations


29 results found

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1007/S11721-007-0002-0
James Kennedy, Russell C. Eberhart1Institutions (1)
01 Jan 1995-Swarm Intelligence
Abstract: A concept for the optimization of nonlinear functions using particle swarm methodology is introduced The evolution of several paradigms is outlined, and an implementation of one of the paradigms is discussed Benchmark testing of the paradigm is described, and applications, including nonlinear function optimization and neural network training, are proposed The relationships between particle swarm optimization and both artificial life and genetic algorithms are described

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Topics: Multi-swarm optimization (77%), Metaheuristic (69%), Particle swarm optimization (65%) ... read more

17,792 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1109/21.256541
Jyh-Shing Roger Jang1Institutions (1)
01 May 1993-
Abstract: The architecture and learning procedure underlying ANFIS (adaptive-network-based fuzzy inference system) is presented, which is a fuzzy inference system implemented in the framework of adaptive networks. By using a hybrid learning procedure, the proposed ANFIS can construct an input-output mapping based on both human knowledge (in the form of fuzzy if-then rules) and stipulated input-output data pairs. In the simulation, the ANFIS architecture is employed to model nonlinear functions, identify nonlinear components on-line in a control system, and predict a chaotic time series, all yielding remarkable results. Comparisons with artificial neural networks and earlier work on fuzzy modeling are listed and discussed. Other extensions of the proposed ANFIS and promising applications to automatic control and signal processing are also suggested. >

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Topics: Adaptive neuro fuzzy inference system (79%), Neuro-fuzzy (65%), Fuzzy control system (63%) ... read more

13,738 Citations

Open access
01 Jan 1996-

773 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/0165-0114(91)90110-C
Michio Sugeno1, Kazuo Tanaka1Institutions (1)
Abstract: A successive identification method of a fuzzy model is suggested. The identification mechanism consists of two levels. One is the supervisor level and the other is the adjustment level The supervisor level determines a policy of parameter adjustment using a set of fuzzy adjustment rules. The adjustment rules are derived from the fuzzy implications of a fuzzy model and are extended to fuzzy adjustment rules by using an extended concept of Zadeh's contrast intensification. The adjustment level executes the policy of parameter adjustment determined with the fuzzy adjustment rules. The parameter adjustment consists of premise parameter adjustment and consequent parameter adjustment. Both of them are realized by the weighted recursive least square algorithm. Finally, it is shown from two examples that the method is very useful for modeling complex systems.

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Topics: Fuzzy number (63%), Fuzzy set operations (63%), Fuzzy classification (61%) ... read more

475 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1109/TEC.2007.914163
Abstract: This paper addresses the problem of controlling power generation in variable-speed wind energy conversion systems (VS-WECS). These systems have two operation regions depending on the wind turbine tip-speed ratio. They are distinguished by minimum phase behavior in one of these regions and a nonminimum phase in the other one. A sliding mode control strategy is then proposed to ensure stability in both operation regions and to impose the ideal feedback control solution despite model uncertainties. The proposed sliding mode control strategy presents attractive features such as robustness to parametric uncertainties of the turbine and the generator as well as to electric grid disturbances. The proposed sliding mode control approach has been simulated on a 1.5-MW three-blade wind turbine to evaluate its consistency and performance. The next step was the validation using the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) wind turbine simulator called the fatigue, aerodynamics, structures, and turbulence code (FAST). Both simulation and validation results show that the proposed control strategy is effective in terms of power regulation. Moreover, the sliding mode approach is arranged so as to produce no chattering in the generated torque that could lead to increased mechanical stress because of strong torque variations.

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Topics: Sliding mode control (62%), Wind power (61%), Turbine (57%) ... read more

360 Citations

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