Gradient Descent Optimization Based Parameter Identification for FCS-MPC Control of LCL-Type Grid Connected Converter

Bo Long, Zilin Zhu, Wandi Yang, Kil To Chong, Jose Rodriguez, Josep M. Guerrero

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

31 Citations (Scopus)


Aging and temperature changes in the passive components of an LCL-filter grid connected converter system (GCCs) may lead to parameter uncertainties, which can in turn influence its modeling accuracy for Finite-Control-Set Model Predictive Control (FCS-MPC). The presence of model errors will change the resonance point and deteriorate the power quality of the grid current, in turn degrading the active damping (AD) performance. in this situation, there is a serious possibility that the GCCs may malfunction and automatically disconnect from the grid, causing great challenges to the system stability. To solve this problem, firstly, prediction error analysis in FCS-MPC due to the model parameter errors is presented. Secondly, to achieve high accuracy and fast filter parameter estimation in utility, an adaptive online parameter identification method based on gradient descent optimization (GDO) has been proposed. Finally, to further reduce the searching time needed by the optimal iteration step, a variable iteration step searching method based on the RMSprop (Root-Mean-Square-Prop) gradient descent optimization (RMSprop-GDO) method is proposed. Experimental studies of an LCL-GCCs prototype in the laboratory have been conducted to validate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2631-2643
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • gradient descent optimization
  • Model predictive control
  • parameter identification
  • predictive control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Gradient Descent Optimization Based Parameter Identification for FCS-MPC Control of LCL-Type Grid Connected Converter'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this