Document Type : Original/Review Paper


1 Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran.

2 School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, United States.


This paper addresses a key challenge in designing a suitable controller for DC-DC converters to regulate the output voltage effectively within a limited time frame. In addition to non-minimum phase behavior of such type of converter, a significant issue, namely parametric uncertainty, can further complicate this task. Robust control theory is an efficient approach to deal with this problem. However, its implementation often requires high-order controllers, which may not be practical due to hardware and computational constraints. Here, we propose a low-order robust controller satisfying the robust stability and performance criteria of conventional high-order controllers. To tackle this issue, a constraint optimization problem is formulated, and the evolutionary algorithms are adopted to achieve the optimal parameter values of the controller. Both simulation and experimental outcomes have been documented, and a comparative analysis with an optimal Proportional-Integral (PI) controller has been conducted to substantiate efficiency to the proposed methodology.


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