A PSO Optimized Fractional-Order PID Controller for a PV System with DC-DC Boost Converter


16th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference and Exposition (PEMC), Antalya, Turkey, 21 - 24 September 2014, pp.477-481 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/epepemc.2014.6980539
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.477-481
  • Keywords: component, FOPID controller, PID controller, PV panel, Boost converter, PSO algorithm
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, a fractional-order PID (FOPID) controller is designed to control a DC-DC boost converter in a PV-system. Because of the nonlinear V-I characteristic of a PV-panel, a power electronic interface is required to obtain a desired and fixed voltage level. In order to obtain the best system performance, parameters of the proposed controller are tuned by using Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm. Both of the system responses with the FOPID and classical PID are tested under various power conditions by changing the load resistor and solar irradiation values. The simulation results are compared in terms of integral of time weighted squared error (ITSE) criterion, percentage overshoot (M-p) and rising time (T-r). The results show that the FOPID controller performs better performance than the classical PID controller.