Voltage Mode Control of Buck Converter (Dec 2012 - April 2013): The Buck-converter converts an input voltage into a lower output voltage, it is also called step-down converter. The buck converter is designed in continuous current conduction mode. To get the regulated output voltage, compensation mechanism using voltage mode control is used. This project involved simulation, design and hardware construction of voltage mode control of buck converter using PID compensator. The error signal is compared with a saw-tooth ramp voltage and desired PWM signal.
• Designed and developed a buck converter circuit using the PID Compensator to get a stable output of 5V-5A from an input of 12V.
• Circuit Simulation using ORCAD (PSpice); Stability analysis of the closed loop system for desired phase and
gain margin using MATLAB; Designed PID compensator by modifying the open loop buck converter circuit obtained by Simulation using ORCAD (PSpice). Implemented Compensator and PWM scheme using NXP LPC1768 Micro-controller.