MIMO-Identification Techniques for Rapid Impedance-based Stability Assessment of Three Phase Systems in DQ Domain

Tomi Roinila, Tuomas Messo, Enrico Santi

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    Grid impedance and the output impedance of grid-connected inverter are important parameters for the operation of grid-connected systems, such as solar, wind, and other distributed-generation resource systems. The impedance mismatch between the grid and the interfacing circuit often generates harmonic resonances that lead to reduced power quality and even instability. Since the impedances usually vary over time as a function of many parameters, online measurements are required for stability assessment and adaptive control of the inverters. Several methods have been proposed for quick, accurate measurements of impedances, but the use of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) identification techniques have not been considered. Applying the MIMO techniques, different components of the inverter output impedance or grid impedance can be simultaneously measured during a single measurement cycle. Therefore, the operating conditions of the system can be kept constant during the measurements, and the overall measurement time is significantly reduced. This paper shows the use of orthogonal binary sequences to simultaneously measure the d and q components of grid-connected inverter output impedance and/or grid impedance. Experimental results based on a three-phase grid-connected inverter are presented and used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed methods.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages8
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
    Issue number5
    Early online date9 Jun 2017
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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