Electric vehicles (EVs) has received an increasing interest from the power community and have become increasingly popular due to their importance in fighting climate change. An advanced power electronic converter remains the main and common topic for research in this area. In this paper, an advanced sliding mode control (ASMC) is designed for Four Phase Interleaved Boost Converter (FP-IBC). The novelty of the proposed controller relies on the use of an adaptive delay-time block with the conventional sliding mode control scheme which is designed based on chattering elimination method. The new scheme succeed to reduce the ripple contents in the converter's output voltage and inputs currents, and achieve fast convergence and transient response. An experimental comparison study has been investigated between the proposed controller and Self-tuning Lead Lag Compensator (SLLC). The comparison study is performed at different loading conditions using Super-Capacitor (SC) module. The experimental results show that the dynamic response of FP-IBC is significantly improved based on the proposed control design.

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Keywords DC/DC boost converter, Electric vehicles, Four phase interleaved boost converter, Online controller, Super-capacitors
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsr.2016.01.016
Journal Electric Power Systems Research
Ayoubi, Y., Elsied, M., Oukaour, A., Chaoui, H, Slamani, Y., & Gualous, H. (2016). Four-phase interleaved DC/DC boost converter interfaces for super-capacitors in electric vehicle application based onadvanced sliding mode control design. Electric Power Systems Research, 134, 186–196. doi:10.1016/j.epsr.2016.01.016