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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 546842, 11 pages
Research Article

Adaptive Current Control with PI-Fuzzy Compound Controller for Shunt Active Power Filter

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

Received 17 September 2012; Revised 30 December 2012; Accepted 31 December 2012

Academic Editor: Jun-Juh Yan

Copyright © 2013 Juntao Fei et al. 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.


An adaptive control technology and PI-fuzzy compound control technology are proposed to control an active power filter (APF). AC side current compensation and DC capacitor voltage tracking control strategy are discussed and analyzed. Model reference adaptive controller for the AC side current compensation is derived and established based on Lyapunov stability theory; proportional and integral (PI) fuzzy compound controller is designed for the DC side capacitor voltage control. The adaptive current controller based on PI-fuzzy compound system is compared with the conventional PI controller for active power filter. Simulation results demonstrate the feasibility and satisfactory performance of the proposed control strategies. It is shown that the proposed control method has an excellent dynamic performance such as small current tracking error, reduced total harmonic distortion (THD), and strong robustness in the presence of parameters variation and nonlinear load.