Paper Title
Design of Feedback Controller Employing Cuckoo Search Algorithm for Induction Motor Soft-Starting

Soft-starters are highly employed for induction motor starting where frequent starting is necessary. The paper utilizes the possibility of cuckoo search algorithm to optimize control parameters of PI controller for soft-starting of the 3-ph induction motor. The obtained parameters are substituted in the system model to verify the dynamic performance of the motor drive system. The simulation results support the convergence of cuckoo search algorithm with good dynamic response of the system during the starting of the induction motor. Keywords - Induction Motor, Cuckoo Search Algorithm(CSA), Non-Conventional Optimization, Soft-Starting, Voltage Regulator.