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2013 (Vol. 6, Issue: 22)
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A Differential Evolution Based Adaptive Neural Network Pitch Controller for a Doubly Fed Wind Turbine Generator System

A.H.M.A. Rahim and Syed A. Raza
Corresponding Author:  A.H.M.A. Rahim 

Key words:  Adaptive pitch control, back-propagation neural network, differential evolution, doubly fed generator, wind turbine, ,
Vol. 6 , (22): 4271-4280
Submitted Accepted Published
March 06, 2013 April 02, 2013 December 05, 2013

Extraction of maximum energy from wind and transferring it to the grid with high efficiency are challenging problems. To this end, this study proposes a smart pitch controller for a wind turbine-doubly fed induction generator system using a Differential Evolution (DE) based adaptive neural network. The nominal weights for the back-propagation neural network controller are obtained from input-output training data generated by DE optimization method. These weights are then adaptively updated in time domain depending on the variation of the system outputs. The adaptive control strategy has been tested through simulation of complete system dynamics comprising of the turbine-generator system and its various components. It has been observed that the DE based smart pitch controller is able to achieve efficient energy transfer to the grid and at the same time provide a good damping profile. Locally collected wind data was used in the testing phase.
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A.H.M.A. Rahim and Syed A. Raza, 2013. A Differential Evolution Based Adaptive Neural Network Pitch Controller for a Doubly Fed Wind Turbine Generator System.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 6(22): 4271-4280.
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