Control strategy and hardware implementation for DC–DC boost power circuit based on proportional–integral compensator for high voltage application

Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban, Ersan Kabalci, Atif Iqbal, Haitham Abu-Rub, Olorunfemi Ojo

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For high-voltage (HV) applications, the designers mostly prefer the classical DC–DC boost converter. However, it lacks due to the limitation of the output voltage by the gain transfer ratio, decreased efficiency and its requirement of two sensors for feedback signals, which creates complex control scheme with increased overall cost. Furthermore, the output voltage and efficiency are reduced due to the self-parasitic behavior of power circuit components. To overcome these drawbacks, this manuscript provides, the theoretical development and hardware implementation of DC–DC step-up (boost) power converter circuit for obtaining extra output-voltage high-performance. The proposed circuit substantially improves the high output-voltage by voltage-lift technology with a closed loop proportional–integral controller. This complete numerical model of the converter circuit including closed loop P-I controller is developed in simulation (Matlab/Simulink) software and the hardware prototype model is implemented with digital signal processor (DSP) TMS320F2812. A detailed performance analysis was carried out under both line and load regulation conditions. Numerical simulation and its verification results provided in this paper, prove the good agreement of the circuit with theoretical background.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-170
Number of pages8
JournalEngineering Science and Technology, an International Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • DC-DC boost power converter
  • DC–DC buck power converter
  • DC–DC converters
  • High-voltage DC power converter
  • P–I compensator
  • Voltage-lift technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Metals and Alloys

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