Predictive control in power electronics and drives

Patricio Cortés, Marian P. Kazmierkowski, Ralph M. Kennel, Daniel E. Quevedo, José Rodriguez

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Predictive control is a very wide class of controllers that have found rather recent application in the control of power converters. Research on this topic has been increased in the last years due to the possibilities of today's microprocessors used for the control. This paper presents the application of different predictive control methods to power electronics and drives. A simple classification of the most important types of predictive control is introduced, and each one of them is explained including some application examples. Predictive control presents several advantages that make it suitable for the control of power converters and drives. The different control schemes and applications presented in this paper illustrate the effectiveness and flexibility of predictive control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4312-4324
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Drives
  • Power electronics
  • Predictive control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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