About this Research Topic
The research effort carried out in recent years in the field of electrical, electronic, and control engineering has mostly focused on renewable energy applications such as wind energy conversion systems. In this context, these highly non-linear systems need advanced control techniques to comply with the standards of grid connection and/or to increase their efficiency, among other issues. For this reason, this Research Topic focuses on the application of advanced non-linear control strategies applied to electronic power converters and electric machines/generators for applications in renewable energy.
The main goal of the Research Topic is the proposal of advanced nonlinear control methods to energy conversion systems with the aim of improving their performance. Comparative study between linear and nonlinear control techniques are also welcome.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Advanced control methods of three-phase and multiphase electric motor drives.
• Advanced control methods of power electronic converter, i.e. matrix converter, multilevel inverters.
• Power electronic converters for renewable energy applications, i.e. wind energy and photovoltaics.
• Power converters for grid-connected applications, i.e. active power filters.
• Recent advances in nonlinear control techniques for power electronic converters and electric motors/generators.
• Modulation techniques.
• Fault-tolerant multiphase machines.
• Advanced control methods of grid integration by power electronic inverters.
Keywords: electric motor drives, nonlinear control, power electronic converters, renewable energy applications.
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