Optimum Design of Damping Controllers Using Modified Sperm Swarm Optimization

Mahdiyeh Eslami, Behnam Babaei, Hussain Shareef, Mohammad Khajehzadeh, Behdad Arandian

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This paper is proposed a modified sperm swarm optimization algorithm (MSSO) for numerical function optimization and optimal design of damping controller in power system. To provide a fine balance between the explorative and exploitative behavior, MSSO utilizes a chaotic velocity damping factor. In addition, the proposed method considers a reasonable velocity limitation to avoid explosion and divergence of the sperm movement. The proposed algorithm is benchmarked with a set of test functions and the results are compared with the standard sperm swarm optimization (SSO) and some other robust metaheuristic from the literature. To demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed method in power systems, power system stabilizers (PSS) and thyristor-controlled series capacitor (TCSC) controllers are designed for a 5-area 16-machine system. The performance of the suggested controllers on a multi-machine power system under various operating situation is evaluated using a nonlinear time-domain simulation. As results demonstrate, the MSSO is superior and could generates better optimal solutions in compared with SSO and other competitive algorithms. The numerical results reveal that, for damping oscillation problem the modified algorithm (MSSO) converges faster than the other methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145592-145604
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • PSS
  • TCSC
  • chaotic
  • coordinated design
  • sperm swarm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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