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John Macaulay
Brendan Ubochi


This paper presents the use of the dSPACE rapid control prototype (RCP) control system to implement a feedback control system for a conventional Boost DC-DC converter hardware to validate the converter's operation and performance during the research and development stage. The proposed system was implemented and tested using a conventional Boost DC-DC converter and a dSPACE (RCP) based control strategy. The advantage of employing this control platform for the converter is that it allows for the identification of design errors in the development process without the requirement for complicated control coding. Details of the DC-DC boost converter operations, the converter feedback dSPACE control system experimental setup and experimental test results are all presented in the paper. The results show that the system can conform to any set desired reference voltage.

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