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Solution of integer programs for power electronics
Author(s): Roger D. Horn; J. Douglas Birdwell
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Paper Abstract

Inductive inference methods are applied to obtain approximate solutions to integer programming problems arising from the control of power electronic equipment. Divan demonstrated a novel power inverter circuit using a resonant link running at a fixed frequency. This circuit reduces waveform synthesis to specification of a binary sequence, which determines the state of the inverter’s switches, and results in a large 0-1 integer programming problem. DeMarco and Divan proposed to select an optimal sequence with respect to a linear cost function using a branch-and-bound method. We show that this is not an efficient approach for realistic problems and propose an alternate strategy using simulated annealing. We have incorporated machine learning to synthesize the control sequence in real-time. Results comparing the two methods and demonstrating on-line control synthesis are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1293, Applications of Artificial Intelligence VIII, (1 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21139
Show Author Affiliations
Roger D. Horn, Univ. of Tennessee/Knoxville (United States)
J. Douglas Birdwell, Univ. of Tennessee/Knoxville (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1293:
Applications of Artificial Intelligence VIII
Mohan M. Trivedi, Editor(s)

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