Utilisation of conventional industrial converters for development of doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) test facilities poses an attractive prospect as it would provide proprietary commercial protection and functionality. However, standard commercial converters present significant challenges in attainable DFIG operational capability. This is due to the fact that they are designed for execution of a limited set of pre-programmed common control modes. They typically do not cater for execution of complicated stator flux oriented vector control (SFOC) schemes required for DFIG drive control. The research work presented in this paper reports a methodology that enables effective implementation of SFOC on industrial converters through a dedicated external real-time platform and a velocity/position communications module. The reported scheme is validated in laboratory experiments on an experimental DFIG test-rig facility. The presented principles are general and are therefore applicable to conventional DFIG drive architectures utilising standard industrial converters.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||IET Renewable Power Generation|
|Early online date||20 Aug 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Sep 2018|