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Robust Control of a PMSG-Based Wind Turbine Generator Using Lyapunov Function Pourebrahim, Roghayyeh; Shotorbani, Amin Mohammadpour; Márquez, Fausto Pedro García; Tohidi, Sajjad; Mohammadi-Ivatloo, Behnam


This paper proposes a robust finite-time controller (FTC) for a permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG)-based wind turbine generator (WTG). An adaptive observer is used for the rotor angle, rotor speed, and turbine torque estimations of the PMSG, thus eliminating the use of anemometers. The robustness of the proposed FTC regarding parameter uncertainty and the external weak power grid is analyzed. The impacts of the power grid short-circuit ratio (SCR) at the point of common coupling (PCC) on the conventional proportional-integral (PI) controller and the proposed FTC are discussed. Case studies illustrate that the proposed observer-based FTC is able to estimate the mechanical variables accurately and provides robust control for WTGs with parameter uncertainty and weak power grids.

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