Application of artificial bee colony algorithm in an automatic voltage regulator (AVR) system

Kocaarslan İ., Taplamacıoğlu M. C., Gözde H.

International Journal on Technical and Physical Problems of Engineering, vol.2, no.3, pp.88-92, 2010 (Scopus)


In this study, a new artificial intelligence based optimization method is applied to optimize the gains of PID controller for Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) system. A dynamic performance of the controller which is optimized with ABC algorithm is compared with the results which are obtained with Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO). The transient response analysis is used in order to determine the performances of the methods. At the end of the study, ABC algorithm showed better performance than the other population based optimization algorithm.