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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 929467, 11 pages
Research Article

Discrete-Time Nonlinear Control of VSC-HVDC System

State Key Laboratory of Advanced Electromagnetic Engineering and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

Received 17 March 2015; Revised 19 May 2015; Accepted 28 May 2015

Academic Editor: Miguel A. F. Sanjuan

Copyright © 2015 TianTian Qian and ShiHong Miao. 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.


Because VSC-HVDC is a kind of strong nonlinear, coupling, and multi-input multioutput (MIMO) system, its control problem is always attracting much attention from scholars. And a lot of papers have done research on its control strategy in the continuous-time domain. But the control system is implemented through the computer discrete sampling in practical engineering. It is necessary to study the mathematical model and control algorithm in the discrete-time domain. The discrete mathematical model based on output feedback linearization and discrete sliding mode control algorithm is proposed in this paper. And to ensure the effectiveness of the control system in the quasi sliding mode state, the fast output sampling method is used in the output feedback. The results from simulation experiment in MATLAB/SIMULINK prove that the proposed discrete control algorithm can make the VSC-HVDC system have good static, dynamic, and robust characteristics in discrete-time domain.