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''Evaluation of a Particle Swarm Optimization controller for DC-DC boost converters''

Fermeiro, J.B.L. ; Pombo, J. ; Calado, M.R.A. ; Mariano, S.J.P.S.

''Evaluation of a Particle Swarm Optimization controller for DC-DC boost converters'' , Proc International Conf. on Compatibility and Power Electronics, Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. ..., pp. 179 - 184, July, 2015.

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Abstract
Particle swarm optimization has been used as a tuning algorithm for dc-dc converter controllers. In this work it is proposed a novel approach where the PSO is used as the controller itself for a dc-dc boost converter. The PSO controller uses a population of particles to achieve the necessary compensation to stabilize the output at reference voltage. The algorithm uses the gain formula to reposition the particles near the required position, to stabilize the output at reference voltage, according to the disturbances in the converter. Simulations have been carried in order to observe the controller’s response to reference voltage and load variations.