BASLER ELECTRIC COMPANY Patent applications |

Patent application number | Title | Published |

20090198386 | Digital Excitation Control System Utilizing Swarm Intelligence and An Associated Method of Use - A system and method of use for self-tuning a PID controller utilized with an exciter and generator is disclosed. The system includes a power source, an exciter electrically connected to the power source, a generator that is electrically energized by the exciter, and a processor that provides a PID controller that calculates an estimated exciter time constant and an estimated generator time constant using particle swarm optimization (“PSO”) to control exciter field voltage. The particle swarm optimization (“PSO”) technique includes increasing the voltage reference by a predetermined percentage over a predetermined time period, initializing each particle position of exciter time constant and generator time constant, calculating generator voltage, performing a fitness evaluation and then obtaining and updating best values. This is followed by repeating the steps of determining the generator voltage, the fitness evaluation, and the best values over a predetermined number of iterations. | 08-06-2009 |

20090195224 | Digital Excitation Control System Utilizing Self-Tuning PID Gains and an Associated Method of Use - A system and method for self-tuning a PID controller utilized with an exciter and generator, which includes a power source, an exciter electrically connected to the power source, a generator that is electrically energized by the exciter, and a processor that provides a PID controller that calculates system gain an estimated exciter time constant and an estimated generator time constant with a recursive least square with forgetting factor algorithm, wherein the estimated exciter time constant and the estimated generator time constant are utilized to calculate PID gains by the processor, wherein the processor includes a random input generator that is summed with the output of the PID controller as input to determine the PID gains using the estimated exciter time constant and the estimated generator time constant and the processor compares a digital value of rms generator voltage against a reference voltage as input into the PID controller. | 08-06-2009 |