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Hybrid GA neuro-fuzzy damping control system for UPFC

Khan, Laiq and Lo, K.L. and Jovanovic, S. (2006) Hybrid GA neuro-fuzzy damping control system for UPFC. COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 25 (4). pp. 841-861. ISSN 0332-1649

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Abstract

The aim of the paper is to develop a novel genetic algorithm (GA)-based supplementary NeuroFuzzy damping control system for the unified power flow controller (UPFC). The designed scheme employs a micro-GA (µ-GA) to avoid being trapped in a local minimum as opposed to the use of the classical back-propagation technique. The scheme also uses the "Grand-Parenting" technique for seeding the initial population to hasten the GA convergence speed. To further speed up the GA for solving the optimization problem, a parallel µ-GA scheme is also used. It has been discovered that a parallel µ-GA scheme with three computers setup is approximately three times faster than the µ-GA with a single computer node. Also when µ-GA is integrated with the "Grand-Parenting" technique for seeding the initial population, it would hasten the convergence speed. The control scheme exhibits strong robustness and excellent damping performance when tested on a multi-machine power system.