American Journal of Applied Sciences

Modeling and Control of Three-Phase Shunt Active Power Filter

Moleykutty George and Kartik Prasad Basu

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.1064.1070

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 8

Pages 1064-1070


In this research the performance of a three-phase shunt active power filter (APF) using Model Reference Controller (MRC) has been compared with that using instantaneous active and reactive (p-q) theory. The novelty of this research lies in the application of MRC to generate the amplitude of the reference supply current required by the APF circuit and the successful implementation of the APF system for harmonic elimination. The entire system has been modeled using MATLAB 6.1 toolbox. Simulation results demonstrate the applicability of MRC for the control of APF.


© 2008 Moleykutty George and Kartik Prasad Basu. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.