Robust current control for boost PFC converters from a sliding mode viewpoint

Grace Chu, Siew Chong Tan, Chi Kong Tse, Siu Chung Wong

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In this paper, we propose a methodology to derive a pulse-width modulation (PWM) control for the inner current loop of the boost power factor correction (PFC) converter. The methodology is based on the general sliding mode control theory. It leads to a robust current control that achieves accurate input current tracking under all practical conditions. The design of the control parameters is also presented, which is based on the existence condition and the frequency response analysis. The derived control can be implemented in analog circuitries as an application-specific controller or as an add-on feedforward control embedded in standard PFC controller circuits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-556
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011


  • average current mode control
  • power factor correction
  • pulse-width modulation
  • sliding mode control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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