Sliding mode/H control of a hydro-power plant

Xibei Ding, Alok Sinha

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This paper presents a new approach to Load Frequency Control (LFC) for a hydro-power plant. The control algorithm combines sliding mode control with H technique. The dynamic model of an entire hydro-power plant has been developed. The sliding hyperplane is constructed by H full state feedback control method. The ideal lossless turbine-penstock model is used in this paper to conduct the simulation. Results are compared with those from traditional PI and LQR designs. It is demonstrated that the proposed sliding mode control blended with H method improves the system performance under a load disturbance and parametric uncertainties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, ACC 2011
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Sep 30 2011
Event2011 American Control Conference, ACC 2011 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2011Jul 1 2011


Other2011 American Control Conference, ACC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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