With the rapid development of offshore wind power, the doubly fed induction generator and permanent magnet synchronous generator cannot meet the increasing request of power capacity. Therefore, superconducting generator should be used instead of the traditional motor, which can improve generator efficiency, reduce the weight of wind turbines, and increase system reliability. This paper mainly focuses on nonlinear control in the offshore wind power system which is consisted of a wind turbine and a high temperature superconductor generator. The proposed control approach is based on the adaptive backstepping method. Its main purpose is to regulate the rotor speed and generator voltage, therefore, achieving the maximum power point tracking (MPPT), improving the efficiency of a wind turbine, and then enhancing the system’s stability and robustness under large disturbances. The control approach can ensure high precision of generator speed tracking, which is confirmed in both the theoretical analysis and numerical simulation.
Feng Yang. Sheng-shan Li. Lei Wang. Shan Zuo. Qing-wang Song. "Adaptive Backstepping Control Based on Floating Offshore High Temperature Superconductor Generator for Wind Turbines." Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014 (SI23) 1 - 11, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/139752