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Average-Value Chopper Control

This example shows how to control a four-quadrant chopper. The Control subsystem implements a simple PI-based control algorithm for controlling the output current. An average-value Chopper model is used to speed up the simulation. The simulation uses both positive and negative references. The total simulation time (t) is 1 s. At t = 0.5 s, the polarity of the load DC source E changes.


Simulation Results from Simscape Logging

The plot below shows the requested and measured current for the test and the output voltage in the circuit.

Results from Real-Time Simulation

This example has been tested on a Speedgoat Performance real–time target machine with an Intel® 3.5 GHz i7 multi–core CPU. This model can run in real time with a step size of 10 microseconds.