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Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2013, Article ID 341831, 8 pages
Research Article

Adaptive Neural Sliding Mode Control of Active Power Filter

Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Power Transmission and Distribution Equipment Technology, College of Computer and Information, Hohai University, Changzhou 213022, China

Received 10 January 2013; Revised 2 April 2013; Accepted 11 April 2013

Academic Editor: Michel Fliess

Copyright © 2013 Juntao Fei and Zhe Wang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A radial basis function (RBF) neural network adaptive sliding mode control system is developed for the current compensation control of three-phase active power filter (APF). The advantages of the adaptive control, neural network control, and sliding mode control are combined together to achieve the control task; that is, the harmonic current of nonlinear load can be eliminated and the quality of power system can be well improved. Sliding surface coordinate function and sliding mode controller are used as input and output of the RBF neural network, respectively. The neural network control parameters are online adjusted through gradient method and Lyapunov theory. Simulation results demonstrate that the adaptive RBF sliding mode control can compensate harmonic current effectively and has strong robustness to disturbance signals.