In this letter, an event-triggered model predictive control (ET-MPC) method for power converters is presented. In the proposed method, the model predictive control (MPC) scheme is triggered only when the state of the converter exceeds a preset threshold; otherwise, the MPC scheme is suspended and the control signal is held as constant. Therefore, compared with the conventional MPC with finite control set (FCS-MPC), the ET-MPC method has the advantages of less computational burden and less switching actions, which contribute to lower switching losses, while ensuring satisfactory regulation performance. A buck converter prototype is adopted to validate the performance of ET-MPC. The results from the comparison with FCS-MPC demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed ET-MPC method.
- Computational requirement
- event-triggered (ET) control
- model predictive control (MPC)
- switching loss
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering