The University of Newcastle, Australia

ARC Discovery Project funding success

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Professor Graham Goodwin and Dr Galina Mirzaeva have been awarded more than $355,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for their research project Harmonic suppression and delay compensation for inverters.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

About the project

The aim of this project is to use variable prediction horizon nonlinear model predictive control to achieve near perfect harmonic suppression for inverters in the face of realistic and unavoidable switching delays. Other aims include further performance improvement based on the application of Kalman observer, and extension of the ideas to a variety of switching topologies and validation of the results by simulation and experiments. The intended main outcome of the project is the development of a methodology for non-interfering operation of inverters, particularly, in grid connected applications. This is expected to facilitate a further integration of renewable energy and highly efficient power utilisation. Both factors are crucial in the sustainable clean energy future.

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