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Neural Network Controller for Asymmetric Cascaded Multilevel Inverter

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2010 by IJCA Journal
Number 6 - Article 4
Year of Publication: 2010
Bambang Sujanarko
Mochamad Ashari
Mauridhi Hery Purnomo

Bambang Sujanarko, Mochamad Ashari and Mauridhi Hery Purnomo. Article:Neural Network Controller for Asymmetric Cascaded Multilevel Inverter. International Journal of Computer Applications 11(6):17–22, December 2010. Published By Foundation of Computer Science. BibTeX

	author = {Bambang Sujanarko and Mochamad Ashari and Mauridhi Hery Purnomo},
	title = {Article:Neural Network Controller for Asymmetric Cascaded Multilevel Inverter},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2010},
	volume = {11},
	number = {6},
	pages = {17--22},
	month = {December},
	note = {Published By Foundation of Computer Science}


Among the Artificial Intelligent (AI) technique, Neural Network (NN) is emerging technology that is advancing rapidly and having impact on many scientific and engineering applications. In this paper, NN apply on Asymmetric Cascaded Multilevel Inverter (ACMLI), in order to improve the controller easier to construct, simpler and better performance. To verify these goals, the system simulated based on Matlab Simulink after the NN controller build using m-file program. The simulation results show that the goals can realized.


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