Robust analytic design of power-synchronization control

Lennart Harnefors, Marko Hinkkanen, Usama Riaz, F. M. Mahafugur Rahman, Lidong Zhang

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This paper addresses robust design of the active-power and dc-link control loops of power-synchronization control. Robustness is obtained by analytic gain selections which give large enough stability margins. The proposed design allows robust stability irrespective of the grid strength and of the operating point, the latter with one exception. The proposed design is compared to design based on the principle virtual synchronous machine. Experiments show that the time-domain results correlate well with the frequency-domain results.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8490668
Pages (from-to)5810-5819
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number8
Early online date13 Sep 2018
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • grid-connected converters
  • robustness
  • stability analysis
  • voltage-source converters
  • Transfer functions
  • Bandwidth
  • Power system stability
  • Robustness
  • Stability analysis
  • Closed loop systems
  • Grid-connected converters
  • Frequency synchronization


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