The performance analysis of AC-DC bridgeless converter using fuzzy self-tuning and comparing with PI control method

Ortatepe Z. , Karaarslan A.

Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, vol.35, no.4, pp.4629-4642, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/jifs-172134
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems
  • Page Numbers: pp.4629-4642


© 2018 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.In this study, the performance analysis of Fuzzy Self Tuning (FST) control method for Bridgeless Power Factor Correction (PFC) converter is proposed. The Bridgeless PFC converter based on FST method operates AC line rectification to result in DC output voltage without full-bridge rectifier. The proposed method generates the duty cycles to provide higher Unity Power Factor (UPF) and lower Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of input current, even if AC line voltage consists of harmonics. Although Ziegler-Nichols method is very important to tune the coefficients of PI control method, it cannot guarantee to be always effective. For this reason, this study investigates the design of FST control method that tunes the coefficients of K p, and K i gains that are used into inner and outer control loops. These parameters are self-tuned to make them more general, to achieve minimum steady-state error, and to improve the dynamic behavior such as overshoot. Performance of proposed system was implemented for 1kW Bridgeless PFC converter board with a TMS320F2812 DSP. The simulation and experimental results are compatible with the limits for harmonic current emissions, IEC 61000-3-2 and show that the proposed method is better than traditional ones.