In this research, a self-tuning controller based on multi-layer feed-forward neural network is developed for real-time output voltage regulation of a class of DC power supplies. The neural network based controller has the advantage of adaptive learning ability, and can work under the situations when the input voltage and load current fluctuate. Levenberg-Marquardt back-propagation training algorithm is used in computer simulation. The neural network controller is implemented and tested on hardware using a DSP (digital signal processor). Experimental results show that this neural network based approach outperforms the conventional analog controller, in terms of both line regulation and load regulation.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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