Adaptive terminal sliding-mode control strategy for DC–DC buck converters
This paper presents an adaptive terminal sliding mode control (ATSMC) strategy for DC–DC buck converters. The idea behind this strategy is to use the terminal sliding mode control (TSMC) approach to assure finite time convergence of the output voltage error to the equilibrium point and integrate an adaptive law to the TSMC strategy so as to achieve a dynamic sliding line during the load variations. In addition, the influence of the controller parameters on the performance of closed-loop system is investigated. It is observed that the start up response of the output voltage becomes faster with increasing value of the fractional power used in the sliding function. On the other hand, the transient response of the output voltage, caused by the step change in the load, becomes faster with decreasing the value of the fractional power. Therefore, the value of fractional power is to be chosen to make a compromise between start up and transient responses of the converter. Performance of the proposed ATSMC strategy has been tested through computer simulations and experiments. The simulation results of the proposed ATSMC strategy are compared with the conventional SMC and TSMC strategies. It is shown that the ATSMC exhibits a considerable improvement in terms of a faster output voltage response during load changes. âº An adaptive terminal sliding mode control is proposed for DC–DC buck converters. âº Proposed method assures finite time convergence of the system states to the origin. âº Adaptive feature of the method makes the sliding line dynamic during the load variations. âº Influence of the controller parameters on the performance of the system is studied. âº Simulation and experimental results show an improvement in the output voltage response.