Design and implementation of a neural controller for power factor correction

Sagiroglu Ş. , BAYINDIR R. , Colak I.

Engineering Intelligent Systems, cilt.17, sa.4, ss.209-220, 2009 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: Engineering Intelligent Systems
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.209-220


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.