Design and implementation of a neural controller for power factor correction

Sagiroglu Ş., BAYINDIR R., Colak I.

Engineering Intelligent Systems, vol.17, no.4, pp.209-220, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Engineering Intelligent Systems
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-220
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


This paper introduces a new control approach based on multi-layered perceptron to handle reactive power of the system with the help of a synchronous motor compensator. The neural system was trained with backpropagation with momentum. The perceptron parameters were obtained from an off-line training and then inserted in a microcontroller for the correction. The results have shown that the approach presented in this work provides accurate, simple, low-cost and fast correction than the conventional compensators available in the literature. © 2009 CRL Publishing Ltd.