Generation of new power processing structures exploiting genetic programming
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SponsorsThis work was partially funded by Spanish government project TEC2015-66878-C3-2-R (MINECO/FEDER, UE).
Bibliographic CitationDOMÉNECH ASENSI, Ginés y Tom J. Generation of new power processing structures exploiting genetic programming. En: IEEE 26th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 19 - 21 Jun 2017. 6 pp.
Power processing circuit
This paper describes the use of genetic algorithms to generate power processing circuits. In order to speed up the algorithm, the fitness of the circuits is evaluated using an explicit integration method based on the 4th order Adams–Bashforth formula. Different combinations of genetic primitives for the crossover and mutation processes have been tested. The algorithm is demonstrated by generating new structures of voltage multipliers, which specifically focus on energy harvesting systems. These systems require low input voltages, usually under the diode threshold value. The Adams–Bashforth method allows to achieve a simulation time that is about five times faster than that of SPICE-based simulations.
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