CONTINUOUS FIREFLY ALGORITHM FOR OPTIMAL TUNING OF PID CONTROLLER IN AVR SYSTEM
This paper presents a tuning approach based on Continuous firefly algorithm (CFA) to obtain the proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller parameters in Automatic Voltage Regulator system (AVR). In the tuning processes the CFA is iterated to reach the optimal or the near optimal of PID controller parameters when the main goal is to improve the AVR step response characteristics. Conducted simulations show the effectiveness and the efficiency of the proposed approach. Furthermore the proposed approach can improve the dynamic of the AVR system. Compared with particle swarm optimization (PSO), the new CFA tuning method has better control system performance in terms of time domain specifications and set-point tracking.
Keywords: automatic voltage regulator(AVR), continuous firefly algorithm (CFA), PID controller, power system security