Improvement of SBC Circuit using MPPT Controller

Yahaya, Nor Zaihar and Zamir, Ahmad Afifi (2011) Improvement of SBC Circuit using MPPT Controller. In: WSEAS International Conference on System Science & Simulation in Engineering, Penang.

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This paper is about designing Maximum Power Point Tracker (MPPT) controller with Synchronous
Buck Converter (SBC) circuit where the main purpose is to improve the converter’s performance in terms of
output voltage and current. The MPPT controller’s characteristics, performance, operation modes, advantages,
and disadvantages of SBC are analyzed and observed. PSpice software is used in designing and simulating both
circuits. The analysis is carried out based on the average output voltage and current, node voltage, output ripple
voltage and current, gate-to-source voltage, and body diode conduction loss of SBC circuit. The details are
discussed thoroughly that include limitations and advantages of the controller using 1 MHz switching
frequency. It is found that by implementing MPPT controller with SBC, the output voltage and output current
have increased by approximately 12 % and 13 % in Continuous Conduction Mode (CCM) and Discontinuous
Conduction Mode (DCM) conditions respectively. Besides, it reduces output voltage ripple and current by more
than 40 % in CCM compared to conventional SBC. However, in DCM, the output peak-to-peak ripples for both
voltage and current have increased more than 20 %.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments / MOR / COE: Research Institutes > Energy
Depositing User: Dr Nor Zaihar Yahaya
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2011 06:29
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 08:22

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