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First and Fourth Quadrant Chopper Control

This example shows how to control a two-quadrant chopper. The two-quadrant chopper operates in the first and fourth quadrants, allowing positive and negative output voltage. The Control subsystem implements a simple PI-based control algorithm for controlling the output current. The total simulation time (t) is 0.5 seconds. At t = 0.25 seconds, the polarity of the load DC source E is changed.


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 50 microseconds.