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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3697
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.7763/IJMO
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Adrian Olaru
    • Executive Editor: Ms.Yoyo Y. Zhou
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Adrian Olaru
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJMO. It's a journal that shows promise of becoming a recognized journal in the area of modelling and optimization. I'll work together with the editors to help it progress.
IJMO 2013 Vol.3(2): 189-197 ISSN: 2010-3697
DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2013.V3.265

Fuzzy Controller Design Using FPGA for Sun and Maximum Power Point Tracking in Solar Array System

Basil M. Hamed and Mohammed S. El-Moghany
Abstract—In this paper, Two fuzzy logic controllers are fabricated on modern FPGA card (Spartan-3AN, Xilinx Company, 2009) to increase the energy generation efficiency of solar cells. These controllers are, sun tracking controller and maximum power point tracking controller. Sun tracking generating power system is designed and implemented in real time. A tracking mechanism composed of photovoltaic module, stepper motor, sensors, input/output interface and expert FLC controller implemented on FPGA, that to track the sun and keep the solar cells always face the sun in most of the day time. The proposed sun tracking controller, and maximum power point tracking controller are tested using Matlab/Simulink program, Maximum power point tracking system is designed and implemented in real time. The results show that both controllers have a response better than conventional controller applied on the same system.

Index Terms—Fuzzy control, MPPT, sun tracking, photovoltaic system, FPGA.

The authors are from Electrical Engineering Department Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza, Palestine (e-mail: bhamed@iugaza.edu, elmoghany@hotmail.com).

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Cite:Basil M. Hamed and Mohammed S. El-Moghany, "Fuzzy Controller Design Using FPGA for Sun and Maximum Power Point Tracking in Solar Array System," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 189-197, 2013.

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