Robust Feedback-Linearization Technique for Grid-Tied LCL Filter Systems Using Disturbance Estimation

Ahmed Al-Durra, Rachid Errouissi

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In this paper, feedback linearization (FBL) technique together with disturbance observer (DO) approach is proposed to mitigate the effect of the resonant frequency of grid-tied LCL filter systems. The state-feedback control law is employed to achieve stabilization of the LCL filter system under a wide range of resonant frequency variation. The DO is designed to counteract the effect of model uncertainty and unknown disturbance aiming to achieve asymptotic stability under FBL control. Specifically, the observer is designed to estimate an additional input, representing uncertainty and unknown disturbance, from measurable variables. Then, the FBL control utilizes the disturbance estimate to compensate for its effect. An interesting feature of the composite controller is its ability to meet the transient response specifications even in the presence of model uncertainty and external disturbance. The composite controller was implemented for simulation and experimental evaluation, and performance testing. High performance with respect to disturbance rejection and parameter variation has been demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8624383
Pages (from-to)3185-3197
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2019


  • Disturbance estimation
  • feedback linearization (FBL)
  • grid-tied LCL filter
  • renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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