Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 809187, 22 pages
Research Article

Adaptive Sliding Mode Control of Single-Phase Shunt Active Power Filter

Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Power Transmission and Distribution Equipment Technology, College of Computer and Information, Hohai University, Changzhou 213022, China

Received 22 August 2012; Revised 23 September 2012; Accepted 24 September 2012

Academic Editor: Piermarco Cannarsa

Copyright © 2012 Juntao Fei et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper presents a thorough study of the adaptive sliding mode technique with application to single-phase shunt active power filter (APF). Based on the basic principle of single-phase shunt APF, the approximate dynamic model is derived. A model reference adaptive sliding mode control algorithm is proposed to implement the harmonic compensation for the single-phase shunt APF. This method will use the tracking error of harmonic and APF current as the control input and adopt the tracking error of reference model and APF output as the control objects of adaptive sliding mode. In the reference current track loop, a novel adaptive sliding mode controller is implemented to tracking the reference currents, thus improving harmonic treating performance. Simulation results demonstrate the satisfactory control performance and rapid compensation ability of the proposed control approach under different conditions of the nonlinear load current distortion and the mutation load, respectively.