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Application of quantitative feedback theory to robust power system stabiliser design.

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This thesis aims to verify the use of quantitative feedback theory (QFT) as a viable tool for designing power system stabilisers (PSS) for a single machine infinite bus system. The result of the QFT design is verified by simulation of the linear and nonlinear models representing the power system, and also by experimental procedures carried out in a laboratory. QFT falls into the classical control category, and is a frequency domain design method. It is an alternative to other design methods such as root locus and Hoo . The QFT design procedure can be extended to a multimachine system and QFT designs of MIMO systems has gained impetus. From theory, through simulation, and to the final laboratory testing on a single machine, infinite bus system, it will be shown that the application of QFT to robust PSS design does indeed work. QFT is a design method that allows the designer to choose a set of realistic operating points and to produce a design that include those points. Other methods allow the designer to produce a design for single operating point, and one has no idea how the design performs at the other operating points.


Thesis (M.Sc.Eng.)-University of Natal, Durban, 2003.


Electric power systems., Electric power systems--Control., Quantitative feedback theory., Robust control., Theses--Electrical engineering.