Self-scheduled H#INF# Control of a Wind Turbine - A Real Time Implementation

Florin Sebastian Tudor, Dumitru Popescu, Dan Stefanoiu

Abstract

This paper is concerned with the design of robust gain-scheduled controllers with guaranteed H∞ performance for a horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT) with variable-speed and fixed-pitch. The control problem in terms of Linear Parameter-Varying (LPV) plants is stated and the theoretical background of the design method is given. Due to some interesting properties outlined in this paper, the synthesis problem is reduced to solving off-line a finite-dimensional set of Linear Matrix Inequalities (LMIs), making the controller suited for real-time applications. The computed LPV controller focuses on multiple objectives such as mechanical fatigue reduction, speed regulation and mode stabilization with simultaneously maximizing energy capture. The performances obtained through this control method are discussed and presented by means of a set of simulations. A real-time control algorithm for the large-scale wind turbines is also proposed.

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Sebastian Tudor F., Popescu D. and Stefanoiu D. (2012). Self-scheduled H#INF# Control of a Wind Turbine - A Real Time Implementation . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-8565-21-1, pages 402-411. DOI: 10.5220/0004045904020411


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@conference{icinco12,
author={Florin Sebastian Tudor and Dumitru Popescu and Dan Stefanoiu},
title={Self-scheduled H#INF# Control of a Wind Turbine - A Real Time Implementation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},
year={2012},
pages={402-411},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004045904020411},
isbn={978-989-8565-21-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,
TI - Self-scheduled H#INF# Control of a Wind Turbine - A Real Time Implementation
SN - 978-989-8565-21-1
AU - Sebastian Tudor F.
AU - Popescu D.
AU - Stefanoiu D.
PY - 2012
SP - 402
EP - 411
DO - 10.5220/0004045904020411