This book deals specifically with control theories relevant to the design of control units for switched power electronics devices, for the most part represented by DC–DC converters and supplies, by rectifiers of different kinds and by inverters with varying topologies. The theoretical methods for designing controllers in linear and nonlinear systems are accompanied by multiple case studies and examples showing their application in the emerging field of power electronics.
About the Author
Hebertt Sira-Ramirez has published his work in 4 books, 20 book chapters, many of them in Springer-Verlag volumes, 114 journal publications in credited, refereed, journals and over 192 specialized international conferences. He obtained his MSEE and his PhD, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, USA) in 1972 and 1977, respectively. He worked as a professor, and researcher, for 28 years at the Universidad de Los Andes in Merida, Venezuela, and has worked for the last 7 years in a Scientific Research Institute in Mexico City (Cinvestav-IPN). He is a member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Non-Linear Control Systems.
Table of ContentsModelling.- Modelling of DC-to-DC Power Converters.- Controller Design Methods.- Sliding Mode Control.- Approximate Linearization in the Control of Power Electronics Devices.- Nonlinear Methods in the Control of Power Electronics Devices.- Applications.- DC-to-AC Power Conversion.- AC Rectifiers.