Predictive current control of a shunt active power filter

A. Massoud, S.J. Finney, B.W. Williams

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In this paper, a predictive current control method for the shunt active power filter is proposed. The active filter output voltage is predicted using the supply current, not the active filter current. Harmonic current extraction is achieved using the capacitor voltage control technique. Space vector modulation (SVM) is used as a pulse width modulation technique. The method improves the current control tracking performance, minimizes the number of sensors, uses SVM to reduce the capacitor voltage consequently the switching loss, and reduces computational burden. The proposed method is validated by simulation and experimentally.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004
Event35th Annual IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC 04) - Aachen, Germany
Duration: 20 Jun 200425 Jun 2004


Conference35th Annual IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC 04)


  • predictive
  • current control
  • shunt
  • active power filter
  • active filters
  • voltage control
  • support vector machines
  • space vector pulse width modulation
  • power harmonic filters
  • performance loss
  • current supplies
  • capacitors
  • capacitive sensors

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