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Efficient Single-Stage Bridgeless AC to DC Converter Using Grey Wolf Optimization

Prema Kandasamy1,*, K. Prem Kumar2

1 Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Thangavelu Engineering College, Chennai-600097, India
2 Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai-602105, India

* Corresponding Author: Prema Kandasamy. Email:

Computer Systems Science and Engineering 2022, 43(2), 487-499.


Bridgeless single-stage converters are used for efficient (alternative current) AC-(direct current) DC conversion. These converters control generators, like electromagnetic meso- and micro-scale generators with low voltage. Power factor correction helps increase the factor of the power supply. The main advantage of the power factor is it shapes the input current for increasing the real power of the AC supply. In this paper, a two-switch bridgeless rectifier topology is designed with a power factor correction capability. For the proposed converter topology to have good power quality parameters, the closed loop scheme, which uses the grey wolf optimization (GWO) algorithm, is implemented. The successes of GWO encourage this research to implement GWO in the topology. The performance of the proposed topology is analyzed under different load conditions. Simulation is carried out using the MATLAB/Simulink environment, and the results are compared with those of conventional (proportional integral derivative) PID and (particle swarm optimization) PSO controllers. To validate the simulation results, a 350-W hardware prototype is implemented, and the voltage ripple, efficiency, and power factor under different load conditions are analyzed and tabulated. The comparative study clearly indicates that the proposed converter topology with a closed loop control scheme using the GWO algorithm improves the power factor to 0.9732 and reduces the voltage ripple to 0.12% with a conversion efficiency of 98.25%.


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P. Kandasamy and K. Prem Kumar, "Efficient single-stage bridgeless ac to dc converter using grey wolf optimization," Computer Systems Science and Engineering, vol. 43, no.2, pp. 487–499, 2022.

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