Stability analysis of a feedback-controlled resonant DC-DC converter

Octavian Dranga, Balázs Buti, István Nagy

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This paper reports on the stability analysis of one member of a dual-channel resonant dc-dc converter family. The study is confined to the buck configuration in symmetrical operation. The output voltage of the converter is controlled by a closed loop applying constant-frequency pulsewidth modulation. The dynamic analysis reveals that a bifurcation cascade develops as a result of increasing the loop gain. The trajectory of the variable-structure piecewise-linear nonlinear system pierces through the Poincaré plane at the fixed point in state space when the loop gain is small. For stability criterion the positions of the characteristic multipliers of the Jacobian matrix belonging to the Poincaré Map Function defined around the fixed point located in the Poincaré plane is applied. In addition to the stability analysis, a bifurcation diagram is developed showing the four possible states of the feed-back loop: the periodic, the quasi-periodic, the subharmonic, and the chaotic states. Simulation and test results verify the theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-152
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2003



  • Resonant dc-dc converter
  • Stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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