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Title: Variable frequency iteration MPPT for resonant power converters

A method of maximum power point tracking (MPPT) uses an MPPT algorithm to determine a switching frequency for a resonant power converter, including initializing by setting an initial boundary frequency range that is divided into initial frequency sub-ranges bounded by initial frequencies including an initial center frequency and first and second initial bounding frequencies. A first iteration includes measuring initial powers at the initial frequencies to determine a maximum power initial frequency that is used to set a first reduced frequency search range centered or bounded by the maximum power initial frequency including at least a first additional bounding frequency. A second iteration includes calculating first and second center frequencies by averaging adjacent frequent values in the first reduced frequency search range and measuring second power values at the first and second center frequencies. The switching frequency is determined from measured power values including the second power values.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1187930
Assignee:
University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc. (Orlando, FL) DOEEE
Patent Number(s):
9,071,150
Application Number:
14/272,110
Contract Number:
EE0003176
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 May 07
Research Org:
University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc., Orlando, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

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