Sliding Mode Control of Single-Phase Interleaved Totem-Pole PFC for Electric Vehicle Onboard Chargers

Ayan Mallik, Jiangheng Lu, Alireza Khaligh

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In this paper, a comprehensive sliding mode control (SMC) loop design for single-phase interleaved totem pole (ILTP) power factor correction (PFC) converters in electric vehicle onboard charger applications is proposed. The major objectives of the proposed SMC are to improve the converter dynamics, ensure a tight output voltage regulation under fast load fluctuations, and maintain a unity power factor. The sliding mode coefficients are selected to ensure both small signal and large signal stability for the robustness of the converter in wide operating conditions. As verification to the proof-of-concept, a hardware prototype of a single-phase ILTP PFC is developed and tested to validate the effectiveness of loop design by the load transient tests. The steady state results exhibit a power factor >0.995 and total harmonic distortion <3% at 800 W load power. At a 25% step-change in load power, SMC achieves 80 ms settling time, which is approximately 200 ms faster than the conventional PI control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8387454
Pages (from-to)8100-8109
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • AC-DC power converters
  • battery chargers
  • electric vehicles
  • sliding mode control
  • totem pole PFC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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