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  1. Dc to ac converter operates efficiently at low input voltages

    1965-01-01

    Self-oscillating dc to ac converter with transistor switching to produce a square wave output is used for low and high voltage power sources. The converter has a high efficiency throughout a wide range of loads.

  2. Guiding Principles in Selecting AC To DC Converters For Power Factor Corrections in AC Transmission System

    Ibekwe B.E

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The ac to dc converters’ power factors correction in ac transmission system were investigated. The studies include: phase-controlled converter; pulse width modulated (PWM converter and ac input current shaped converter. Using Fourier series, power factors of these converters were calculated and simulated using MATLAB. The resulting curves are displayed in the hard copies for practical guides in the choice of converters; and comparatively, current shaped type is the best.

  3. Speed Control of DC Motor using AC/AC/DC Converter Based on Intelligent Techniques

    Rakan Kh Antar

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available    This paper describes the application of ac/ac/dc and ac/dc converters to control the speed of a separately excited DC motor. Artificial neural network and PI controller are trained to select the desired values of firing angles for triggering thyristors of the ac/ac/dc and ac/dc bridge converters in order to control the speed of the dc motor at a desired value with constant and different load torques in order to obtain the best speed response. Simulation results show that the rising time for ac/dc and ac/ac/dc converters at 250rpm are reduced about 79% and 89% respectively, while delay time it reduced about 69% and 64% respectively. Therefore, speed response of the dc motor is more efficient for closed loop system compared with open loop also the response of ac/ac/dc converter is better than ac/dc converter.

  4. Speed Control of DC Motor using AC/AC/DC Converter Based on Intelligent Techniques

    Rakan Kh Antar

    2013-01-01

       This paper describes the application of ac/ac/dc and ac/dc converters to control the speed of a separately excited DC motor. Artificial neural network and PI controller are trained to select the desired values of firing angles for triggering thyristors of the ac/ac/dc and ac/dc bridge converters in order to control the speed of the dc motor at a desired value with constant and different load torques in order to obtain the best speed response. Simulation results show that the rising time fo...

  5. Ac-dc converter firing error detection

    Each of the twelve Booster Main Magnet Power Supply modules consist of two three-phase, full-wave rectifier bridges in series to provide a 560 VDC maximum output. The harmonic contents of the twelve-pulse ac-dc converter output are multiples of the 60 Hz ac power input, with a predominant 720 Hz signal greater than 14 dB in magnitude above the closest harmonic components at maximum output. The 720 Hz harmonic is typically greater than 20 dB below the 500 VDC output signal under normal operation. Extracting specific harmonics from the rectifier output signal of a 6, 12, or 24 pulse ac-dc converter allows the detection of SCR firing angle errors or complete misfires. A bandpass filter provides the input signal to a frequency-to-voltage converter. Comparing the output of the frequency-to-voltage converter to a reference voltage level provides an indication of the magnitude of the harmonics in the ac-dc converter output signal

  6. A novel wireless power and data transmission AC to DC converter for an implantable device.

    Liu, Jhao-Yan; Tang, Kea-Tiong

    2013-01-01

    This article presents a novel AC to DC converter implemented by standard CMOS technology, applied for wireless power transmission. This circuit combines the functions of the rectifier and DC to DC converter, rather than using the rectifier to convert AC to DC and then supplying the required voltage with regulator as in the transitional method. This modification can reduce the power consumption and the area of the circuit. This circuit also transfers the loading condition back to the external circuit by the load shift keying(LSK), determining if the input power is not enough or excessive, which increases the efficiency of the total system. The AC to DC converter is fabricated with the TSMC 90nm CMOS process. The circuit area is 0.071mm(2). The circuit can produce a 1V DC voltage with maximum output current of 10mA from an AC input ranging from 1.5V to 2V, at 1MHz to 10MHz. PMID:24110077

  7. Fixed switching frequency applied in single-phase boost AC to DC converter

    The fixed switching frequency control for a single-phase boost AC to DC converter to achieve a sinusoidal line current and unity power factor is proposed in this paper. The relation between the line current error and the fixed switching frequency was developed. For a limit line current error, the minimum switching frequency for a boost AC to DC converter can be achieved. The proposed scheme was implemented using a 32-bit digital signal processor TMS320C32. Simulations and experimental results demonstrate the feasibility and fast dynamic response of the proposed control strategy.

  8. Fixed switching frequency applied in single-phase boost AC to DC converter

    Chen, Tien-Chi; Ou, Jin-Chyz [Dept. of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan (China); Ren, Tsai-Jiun [Dept. of Information Engineering, Kun Shan Univ., Tainan (China)

    2009-10-15

    The fixed switching frequency control for a single-phase boost AC to DC converter to achieve a sinusoidal line current and unity power factor is proposed in this paper. The relation between the line current error and the fixed switching frequency was developed. For a limit line current error, the minimum switching frequency for a boost AC to DC converter can be achieved. The proposed scheme was implemented using a 32-bit digital signal processor TMS320C32. Simulations and experimental results demonstrate the feasibility and fast dynamic response of the proposed control strategy. (author)

  9. Voltage source ac-to-dc converters for high-power transmitters

    Cormier, R.

    1990-01-01

    This work was done to optimize the design of the components used for the beam power supply, which is a component of the transmitters in the Deep Space Network (DSN). The major findings are: (1) the difference in regulation between a six-pulse and a twelve-pulse converter is at most 7 percent worse for the twelve-pulse converter; (2) the commutation overlap angle of a current source converter equals that of a voltage source converter with continuous line currents; (3) the sources of uncharacteristic harmonics are identified with SPICE simulation; (4) the use of an imperfect phase-shifting transformer for the twelve-pulse converter generates a harmonic at six times the line frequency; and (5) the assumptions usually made in analyzing converters can be relaxed with SPICE simulation. The results demonstrate the suitability of using SPICE simulation to obtain detailed performance predictions of ac-to-dc converters.

  10. Large Signal Model of a Four-quadrant AC to DC Converter for Accelerator Magnets

    De la Calle, R; Rinaldi, L; Völker, F V

    2001-01-01

    This paper presents the large signal model of a four-quadrant AC to DC converter, which is expected to be used in the area of particle accelerators. The system’s first stage is composed of a three-phase boost PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) rectifier with DSP (Digital Signal Processing) based power factor correction (PFC) and output voltage regulation. The second stage is a full-bridge PWM inverter that allows fast four-quadrant operation. The structure is fully reversible, and an additional resistance (brake chopper) is not needed to dissipate the energy when the beam deflection magnet acts as generator.

  11. Induction Motor Control through AC/DC/AC Converters

    Elfadili, Abderrahim; Giri, Fouad; Ouadi, Hamid; El Magri, Abdelmounime; Dugard, Luc; Abouloifa, Abdelmajid

    2010-01-01

    We consider the problem of controlling inductions motors driven through AC/DC rectifiers and DC/AC inverters. The control objectives are threefold: (i) forcing the motor speed to track a reference signal, (ii) regulating the DC Link voltage, (iii) assuring a satisfactory power factor correction (PFC) with respect to the power supply net. First, a nonlinear model of the whole controlled system is developed in the Park-coordinates. Then, a nonlinear multi-loop controller is synthesized using th...

  12. Power Loss Modeling of Isolated AC/DC Converter

    Ahmad Khan, Naveed

    2012-01-01

    Several research activities at KTH are carried out related to Isolated AC/DC converters in order to improve the design and efficiency. Concerning the improvement in the mentioned constraints, losses of the elements in the prototype converter are modeled in this thesis work. The obtained loss model is capable of calculating the losses under different circumstances. The individual contribution of losses for each element at different conditions can be obtained, which is further useful in improvi...

  13. Fuzzy Controlled Parallel AC-DC Converter for PFC

    M Subba Rao

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Paralleling of converter modules is a well-known technique that is often used in medium-power applications to achieve the desired output power by using smaller size of high frequency transformers and inductors. In this paper, a parallel-connected single-phase PFC topology using flyback and forward converters is proposed to improve the output voltage regulation with simultaneous input power factor correction (PFC and control. The goal of the control is to stabilize the output voltage of the converter against the load variations. The paper presents the derivation of fuzzy control rules for the dc/dc converter circuit and control algorithm for regulating the dc/dc converter. This paper presents a design example and circuit analysis for 200 W power supply. The proposed approach offers cost effective, compact and efficient AC/DC converter by the use of parallel power processing. MATLAB/SIMULINK is used for implementation and simulation results show the performance improvement.

  14. Three-Level AC-DC-AC Z-Source Converter Using Reduced Passive Component Count

    Loh, Poh Chiang; Gao, Feng; Tan, Pee-Chin;

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents a three-level ac-dc-ac Z-source converter with output voltage buck-boost capability. The converter is implemented by connecting a low-cost front-end diode rectifier to a neutral-point-clamped inverter through a single X-shaped LC impedance network. The inverter is controlled to...... semiconductor commutations, and hence, no increase in switching losses. The proposed converter therefore offers a low-cost alternative to applications that need to ride through frequent input voltage sags. For confirming the converter performance, experimental testing using a constructed laboratory prototype is...

  15. Single phase AC-DC power factor corrected converter with high frequency isolation using buck converter

    R. Ramesh,

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Single phase ac-dc converters having high frequency isolation are implemented in buck, boost, buck-boost configuration with improving the power quality in terms of reducing the harmonics of input current. The paperpropose the circuit configuration, control mechanism, and simulation result for the single phase ac-dc converter.

  16. Model of Bi-directional Flyback Converter for Hybrid AC/DC Distribution System

    Riku Pasonen

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In this article, a simulation model and concept of two switch bi-directional isolated DC/DC converter is presented. Converter is based on flyback converter type. Also control method for voltage regulation with bi-directional power transfer is presented. Target application of the proposed converter was selected to be a hybrid AC/DC distribution system concept of which was briefly described. The requirement of galvanic isolation in the hybrid AC/DC concept comes from use of shared neutral wire; DC current runs with unbalanced part of AC current in neutral wire. Without galvanic isolation grounded neutral would cause short circuit if DC/DC converter is connected to three phase rectifier or inverter. Simulation was carried out with PSCAD electromagnetic transient simulator.

  17. Three-Level AC-DC-AC Z-Source Converter Using Reduced Passive Component Count

    Loh, Poh Chiang; Gao, Feng; Tan, Pee-Chin;

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents a three-level ac-dc-ac Z-source converter with output voltage buck-boost capability. The converter is implemented by connecting a low cost front-end diode rectifier to a neutral-point-clamped inverter through a single X-shaped LC impedance network. The inverter is controlled to...... low cost alternative to sensitive applications that need to ride-through frequent input voltage sags. For confirming the converter performance, experimental testing using a constructed laboratory prototype is performed with its captured results presented in a later section of the paper....

  18. Model of Bi-directional Flyback Converter for Hybrid AC/DC Distribution System

    Riku Pasonen

    2013-01-01

    In this article, a simulation model and concept of two switch bi-directional isolated DC/DC converter is presented. Converter is based on flyback converter type. Also control method for voltage regulation with bi-directional power transfer is presented. Target application of the proposed converter was selected to be a hybrid AC/DC distribution system concept of which was briefly described. The requirement of galvanic isolation in the hybrid AC/DC concept comes from use of shared neutral wire;...

  19. Development of a New Class of Low Cost, High Frequency Link Direct DC to AC Converters for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC)

    Prasad Enjeti; J.W. Howze

    2003-12-01

    This project proposes to design and develop a new class of power converters (direct DC to AC) to drastically improve performance and optimize the cost, size, weight and volume of the DC to AC converter in SOFC systems. The proposed topologies employ a high frequency link; direct DC to AC conversion approach. The direct DC to AC conversion approach is more efficient and operates without an intermediate dc-link stage. The absence of the dc-link, results in the elimination of bulky, aluminum electrolytic capacitors, which in turn leads to a reduction in the cost, volume, size and weight of the power electronic converter. The feasibility of two direct DC to AC converter topologies and their suitability to meet SECA objectives will be investigated. Laboratory proto-type converters (3-5kW) will be designed and tested in Phase-1. A detailed design trade-off study along with the test results will be available in the form of a report for the evaluation of SECA Industrial partners. This project proposes to develop a new and innovative power converter technology suitable for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) power systems in accordance with SECA objectives. The proposed fuel cell inverter (FCI) employs state of the art power electronic devices configured in two unique topologies to achieve direct conversion of DC power (24-48V) available from a SOFC to AC power (120/240V, 60Hz) suitable for utility interface and powering stand alone loads. The primary objective is to realize cost effective fuel cell converter, which operates under a wide input voltage range, and output load swings with high efficiency and improved reliability.

  20. Improved Design Methods for Robust Single- and Three-Phase ac-dc-ac Power Converters

    Qin, Zian

    proposed new active power decoupling method, the ripple power in the converter can be compensated in a more efficient and more compact way. Then, Chapter 5 changes the scope of the thesis to three-phase converters, and the nine-switch converter, as a reduced switch version of two three-phase full......-bridges connected back-to-back, is studied. Application criteria of the nine-switch converter are investigated for reducing the relatively high stress introduced by the less number of switches. In Chapter 6 a rotating speed controller design method is proposed for improving the thermal loading of the three...... to users. Their performances including cost, efficiency, reliability, and so on, therefore are more important concerns than they were. The objective of this thesis is to study and propose advanced design methods for robust ac-dc-ac converters, which are widely used interfaces in energy conversion...

  1. Optimization Control of Bidirectional Cascaded DC-AC Converter Systems

    Tian, Yanjun

    reliability in bidirectional cascaded converter. This research work analyses the control strategies based on the topology of dual active bridges converter cascaded with a three phase inverter. It firstly proposed a dc link voltage and active power coordinative control method for this cascaded topology, and it...... can reduce dc link voltage fluctuations, enhancing the dc link voltage reliability in case of one sub converter failure. Then the bidirectional power flow effect is analyzed, and an important guide line is proposed for the design of the two stage cascaded converter system. Towards the different...... reduce the dc link voltage control system type number, which is capable to improve system stability. Afterwards, this dissertation comes up with the concept of front to end impedance control method for the two stage cascaded converter, and it can greatly improve the system stability. At last the thesis...

  2. A New Control Method to Reduce the Low-Frequency Output Current Ripple of AC-DC Converters by Using Virtual Inductor

    Pekik Argo Dahono

    2012-01-01

    A new concept of virtual inductor to reduce the low-frequency dc output current ripple of ac-dc converters is introduced in this paper. Virtual inductor is defined as an additional control algorithm that changes the system behavior into the one that has an additional inductor connected on it. The virtual nature of the inductor makes the inductance can be designed without weight and volume restrictions. How to use the virtual inductor to improve the performance of converter current controller ...

  3. Atmel Microcontroller Based Soft Switched PWM ZVS Full Bridge DC to DC Converter

    DEEPAK KUMAR NAYAK

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the simulation and implementation of soft switched PWM ZVS full bridge DC to DC converter. The 48V DC is efficiently reduced to 12V DC using a DC to DC converter. This converter has advantages like reduced switching losses, stresses and EMI. Input DC is converted into high frequency AC and it is stepped down to 12V level. Later it is rectified using a full wave rectifier. Laboratory model of microcontroller based DC to DC converter is fabricated and tested. The experimental results are compared with the simulation results.

  4. Enhanced DC-Link Capacitor Voltage Balancing Control of DC–AC Multilevel Multileg Converters

    Busquets-Monge, Sergio; Maheshwari, Ram Krishan; Nicolas-Apruzzese, Joan;

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a capacitor voltage balancing control applicable to any multilevel dc–ac converter formed by a single set of series-connected capacitors implementing the dc link and semiconductor devices, such as the diode-clamped topology. The control is defined for any number of dc-link vol......This paper presents a capacitor voltage balancing control applicable to any multilevel dc–ac converter formed by a single set of series-connected capacitors implementing the dc link and semiconductor devices, such as the diode-clamped topology. The control is defined for any number of dc...

  5. Implementation and Control of an AC/DC/AC Converter for Double Wound Flywheel Application

    Oliveira, J. G.; Schettino, H.; Gama, V; Carvalho, R.; H. Bernhoff

    2012-01-01

    An all-electric driveline based on a double wound flywheel, connected in series between main energy storage and a wheel motor, is presented. The flywheel works as a power buffer, allowing the battery to deliver optimized power. It also separates electrically the system in two sides, with the battery connected to the low voltage side and the wheel motor connected to the high voltage side. This paper presents the implementation and control of the AC/DC/AC converter, used to connect the flywheel...

  6. A Three Phase PWM Rectifier: A Novel Optimization Technique to Find Scale Factor of PI Controller Parameters of AC/DC PWM Converter Using Genetic Algorithms

    VISHNU MOHAN MISHRA

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to present a novel control scheme and designing of reactance parameter of PWM convereterand,  find the optimized value of parameters for voltage PI controller for three phase ac/dc PWM converter. Using new trends Genetic algorithms- are discussed, as well.Paper describes the application of Genetic Algorithms for optimization of controller parameters of PWM converter. The behavior of the stability region is plotted with different sampling periods.Genetic Algorithms used for off-line searching Using the MATLAB, the simulation model of the dc- link PWM ac/dc converter is built up. According to the simulation results, it is known that, the presented control strategy is feasible and valid, and the converter can work well under dc motor load condition, and thus the total harmonics distortion (THD can be reduced quickly and effectively. The PWM rectifier operates as a rectifier to supply dc power to its load a dc motor and at the same time, to improve the power factor and to compensate harmonics drawn from non-linear loads connected on the ac line.

  7. Predictive Current Control of a 7-level AC-DC back-to-back Converter for Universal and Flexible Power Management System

    Bifaretti, Steffano; Zanchetta, Pericle; Iov, Florin;

    2008-01-01

    The paper proposes a novel power conversion system for Universal and Flexible Power Management (UNIFLEX-PM) in Future Electricity Network. Its structure is based on a back-to-back three-phase AC-DC 7-level converter; each AC side is connected to a different PCC, representing the main grid and/or ...... numerous network conditions such as voltage unbalance, frequency excursions and harmonic distortion....

  8. Study on Performance Improvement of AC-DC Converter

    S. H. Deshmukh,Yasoda Rani

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This project is about to develop the power converter with improved performance with low voltage and high current dc output.Supercapacitors require low voltage(12V and high current (150A to be charged.This paper describes the high frequency transformer and resonant inverter intended to obtain better efficiency by maintaining the constant low voltage.

  9. Multiple DC, single AC converter with a switched DC transformer

    Donnelly, Matthew K.; Hammerstrom, Donald J.

    1997-01-01

    The invention is an improvement of the PASC inverter, wherein the improvements include the reduction from two shorting gates per transformer to one shorting gate per transformer and replacement of active control of the shorting gate with passive control of the shorting gate. Further advantages are obtained through the use of anti-parallel gate sets.

  10. Comprehensive review of high power factor ac-dc boost converters for PFC applications

    De Castro Pereira, Dênis; Da Silva, Márcio Renato; Mateus Silva, Elder; Lessa Tofoli, Fernando

    2015-08-01

    High power factor rectifiers have been consolidated as an effective solution to improve power quality indices in terms of input power factor correction, reduction in the total harmonic distortion of the input current and also regulated dc voltages. Within this context, this subject has motivated the introduction of numerous converter topologies based on classic dc-dc structures associated with novel control techniques, thus leading to the manufacturing of dedicated integrated circuits that allow high input power factor by adding a front-end stage to switch-mode converters. In particular, boost converters in continuous current mode (CCM) are widely employed since they allow obtaining minimised electromagnetic interference levels. This work is concerned with a literature review involving relevant ac-dc single-phase boost-based topologies with high input power factor. The evolution of aspects regarding the conventional boost converter is shown in terms of improved characteristics inherent to other ac-dc boost converters. Additionally, the work intends to be a fast and concise reference to single-phase ac-dc boost converters operating in CCM for engineers, researchers and experts in the field of power electronics by properly analysing and comparing the aforementioned rectifiers.

  11. Design issues of the TF AC/DC converter for the ITER coil power supply system

    The ITER Toroidal Field (TF) coil system is composed of 18 series-connected superconductor coils (L=17.5 Henry), related protection circuits, and an AC/DC converter. The converter for the TF coil system is a 12-pulse and 2-quadrant converter with the two thyristor bridges connected in parallel through the inter-phase reactor. The rated current of the converter is 68 kA, and no-load output voltage is 900 V when 66 kV AC input is used. Because ITER is a pulse system that uses huge power during the pulse, there are additional critical issues in designing the AC/DC converters. In this study the following issues in designing the TF AC/DC converter are discussed to improve the characteristics of the TF coil system; - Fault current issues related with AC input voltage and operational scenario. - Junction temperatures during the faults and the thyristor numbers per an arm. - Efficient and reliable bypass method including resuming. - Protection sequence for the fault conditions. - Reactive power reduction method. - Estimation of the optimum inductance of the DC Reactor (DCR)

  12. Robust control of synchronous motors through AC/DC/AC converters

    El Magri, Abdelmounime; Giri, Fouad; Abouloifa, Abdelmajid; Chaoui, Fatima Zara

    2010-01-01

    The problem of controlling synchronous motors, driven through AC/DC rectifiers and DC/AC inverters is addressed. The control objectives are three fold: (i) forcing the motor speed to track a varying reference signal in presence of motor parameter uncertainties;(ii) regulating the DC Link voltage; (iii )assuring a satisfactory power factor correction (PFC) with respect to the power supply net .First, a nonlinear model of the whole controlled system is developed in the Park-coordinates. Then, a...

  13. Transformerless DC-DC Converter Using Cockcroft-Walton Voltage Multiplier to Obtain High DC Voltage

    Meghana G Naik,

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available In the present scenario the use of transformer for high voltages in converter circuit reduces the overall operating efficiency due to leakage inductance and use of transformer also increases the operational cost. . Therefore the proposed system is implemented with transformer less DC-DC converter so as to obtain high DC voltage with the use of nine stage Cockcroft-Walton (CW voltage multiplier. The proposed converter operates in CCM (continuous conduction mode, so that the converter switch stress, the switching losses are reduced. The DC voltage at the input of the proposed model is low and is boosted up by boost inductor (Ls in DC-DC converter stage and performs inverter operation. The number of stages in CW-voltage multiplier circuit is applied with low input pulsating DC (AC Voltage voltage where it is getting converted to high DC output voltage. The proposed converter switches operates at two independent frequencies, modulating (fsm andalternating (fsc frequency. The fsm operates at higher frequency of the output while the fsc operates at lower frequency of the desired output voltage ripple and the output ripples can be adjusted by the switch Sc1 and Sc2. The regulation of the output voltage is achieved by controlling the Duty ratio.The simulation is carried over by the MATLABSIMULINK.

  14. Line-to-line voltage based modulation scheme for single-phase reduced switch ac-dc-ac converters to achieve improved performance

    Qin, Zian; Loh, Poh Chiang; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2015-01-01

    Modulation methods can significantly influence the performance of the converter in steady state, which is therefore very important. With different objectives like the minimum current ripple, minimum power loss or maximum DC link voltage utilization, SVPWM or DPWM are normally applied. With the...... former. It thus introduces complexity to the generation of the references, especially in unbalanced source or load condition. In this paper, a line-to-line voltage based PWM reference generation method is proposed. The proposed method is easy to be implemented to maximize the DC link voltage utilization...... SVPWM or DPWM proposed in literatures, the generation of the references is phase voltage based. But the phase voltages actually cannot be controlled directly by the PWM converter, since they can be influenced by both of terminal voltages and the load network while the PWM converter can only control the...

  15. AC–AC power electronic converters without DC energy storage: A review

    Highlights: • The review of AC–AC power converters, without DC energy storage elements are shown. • A limitations of such systems are depicted. • Basic properties and regulation ranges of presented converters are shown. • The comprehensive comparison of component complexity and basic properties of such converters is presented. - Abstract: The development of power converter topologies, with an increased number of components seems to be an interesting option in modern applications, especially in terms of reliability, efficiency, and current or voltage distortions improvement. This paper focuses on AC–AC power converter technologies without DC-link energy storage elements. The presented converter topologies are fully solid state devices with small passive elements, which are implemented to filter off the high frequency current or voltage components. In the paper the converters are categorized into two groups: with constant output frequency, and with variable output frequency. The first group includes topologies of matrix and matrix-reactance choppers. The second group includes frequency converters based on the matrix converter, taking into account indirect (indirect matrix converter, sparse matrix converter) and multi-level topologies (three-level-output-stage indirect matrix converter, indirect three-level sparse matrix converter, multimodular matrix converters), as well as the topology allowing an increase in the output voltage (matrix-reactance frequency converters). Various converter topologies are presented, compared, and evaluated against output voltage and phase control, input power factor control, and number of components. The features of each converter configuration are considered in the context of alternative applications for commonly used converters with DC-link energy storage devices

  16. Zigzag Connected Autotransformer-Based 24-pulse AC-DC Converter

    Xiao-qiang, Chen; Hao, Qiu

    2015-02-01

    In this paper, a zigzag connected autotransformer-based 24-pulse AC-DC converter is designed, modeled and simulated to feed direct torque controlled induction motor drives. Winding arrangements and parameters of the autotransformer and interphase reactor are given. Moreover, the design procedure of the autotransformer is modified to make it suitable for retrofit applications. Simulation results indicate that the system is capable of eliminating up to 21st harmonics in the ac mains current. The effect of load variation and load character is also studied to demonstrate the performance and effectiveness of the proposed 24-pulse converters. A set of power quality indices at ac mains and dc side are presented to compare the performance of 6-, 12- and 24-pulse converters.

  17. Autonomous control of interlinking converters in hybrid AC-DC microgrids with energy storages

    Loh, Poh Chiang; Li, Ding; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2011-01-01

    Coexistence of both ac and dc sub-grids in a hybrid microgrid is likely given that modern distributed sources can either be ac or dc. Linking these sub-grids are power converters, whose topological configuration should preferably be not too unconventional to avoid unnecessary compromises in...... reliability. The desired operating features should therefore be introduced to the interlinking converters through control design with overall system simplicity still preserved for industry relevance. This concern is now addressed here through the development of an appropriate scheme for controlling the...... interlinking converters, so as to achieve autonomous control for the overall hybrid microgrid. Features achieved include proportional active power sharing among the distributed sources based on their ratings and not placements within the hybrid microgrid, and proper reactive power sharing within the ac sub...

  18. Fine tuning of cascaded d-q axis controller for AC-DC-AC converter without DC link capacitor using artificial neural network

    Padmanaban Sanjeevikumar; Balakrishnan GeethaLakshmi; Perumal Danajayan

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents an artificial neural network (ANN) based approach to tune the parameters of the cascaded d-q axis controller for an AC-DC-AC converter without dc link capacitor. The proposed converter uses the cascaded d-q axis controller on the rectifier side and space vector pulse width modulation on the inverter side. The feed-forward ANN with the error back-propagation training is employed to tune the parameters of the cascaded d-q axis controller. The converter topology provides simp...

  19. Design of a DC-AC Link Converter for 500W Residential Wind Generator

    Riza Muhida

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available  As one of alternative sources of renewable energy, wind energy has an excellence prospect in Indonesia, particularly in coastal and hilly areas which have potential wind to generate electricity for residential uses. There is urgent need to locally develop low cost inverter of wind generator system for residential use. Recent developments in power electronic converters and embedded computing allow improvement of power electronic converter devices that enable integration of microcontrollers in its design. In this project, an inverter circuit with suitable control scheme design was developed. The circuit was to be used with a selected topology of Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS to convert electricity generated by a 500W direct-drive permanent magnet type wind generator which is typical for residential use. From single phase AC output of the generator, a rectifier circuit is designed to convert AC to DC voltage. Then a DC-DC boost converter is used to step up the voltage to a nominal DC voltage suitable for domestic use. The proposed inverter then will convert the DC voltage to sinusoidal AC. The duty cycle of sinusoidal Pulse-Width Modulated (SPWM signal controlling switches in the inverter was generated by a microcontroller. The lab-scale experimental rig involves simulation of wind generator by running a geared DC motor coupled with 500W wind generator where the prototype circuit was connected at the generator output. The experimental circuit produced single phase 240V sinusoidal AC voltage with frequency of 50Hz. Measured total harmonics distortion (THD of the voltage across load was 4.0% which is within the limit of 5% as recommended by IEEE Standard 519-1992.

  20. Energy saving dc-dc converter circuit

    An energy saving dc-dc converter circuit is disclosed having two energy efficient means which operate in tandem, an energy conserving means and a voltage doubling means. These energy efficient means are applied in combination with elements commonly found in dc-dc converter circuits, namely an ac voltage generator, a transformer for stepping up the generated ac voltage, and means for storing the converted dc voltage. The energy conserving means is connected to the dc voltage storage means. It comprises a resettable inhibit circuit which cuts off the provision of dc voltage for conversion for a predetermined interval when the output of the converter exceeds a predetermined level. The voltage doubling means is reponsive to outputs of the inhibit circuit of the energy conserving means and the ac voltage generator. It provides a phase inverted waveform of the generated ac voltage on one of two leads to the ac voltage step-up transformer

  1. Six switches solution for single-phase AC/DC/AC converter with capability of second-order power mitigation in DC-link capacitor

    Liu, Xiong; Wang, Peng; Loh, Poh Chiang;

    2011-01-01

    /DC rectifier and DC/AC inverter. A small size DC-link capacitor can be achieved through coordination control of rectifier and inverter to cancel the second-order oscillation power. Maximum available phase difference between rectifier’s and inverter’s modulation references is investigated to be dependent on...... their modulation indices of the six-switch converter, and high modulation indices are proved to be feasible for second-order power cancellation in the DC-link based on the phase difference analysis. Both reduced switch numbers and DC electrolytic capacitor size can be achieved using the proposed...

  2. A new DC/AC boost transformerless converter in application of photovoltaic power generation

    Wei, Mo; Loh, Poh Chiang; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents a new DC/AC boost transformerless converter in the applications of photovoltaic (PV) power generation. A new circuit topology of single phase full bridge power inverter with additional DC/DC boost stage is proposed. The proposed topology overcomes two commonly existing...... shortcomings of transformerless PV system: namely one, the voltage generated sometimes low and insufficient to fulfill the load requirement; and two, there always leakage current flowing through parasitic capacitance between PV panel and ground. This configuration helps to boost the voltage at the PV side, and...

  3. A Feed-Forward Controlled AC-DC Boost Converter for Biomedical Implants

    Jiang, Hao; Lan, Di; Lin, Dahsien;

    2012-01-01

    than 2.1% of its mean. The measured load regulation is 0.4 V/kΩ. The estimated conversion efficiency excluding the power consumption of the control circuits reaches 75%. The converter in this paper has the potential to reduce the size of the receiving coil and yet achieve desirable DC output voltage...... employed to deliver electrical power wirelessly. In this approach, a rectifier is needed to convert the received RF power to a stable DC one. To achieve high efficiency, the induced voltage of the receiving coil must be much higher than the turn-on voltage of the rectifying diode (which could be an active...... 100 Hz) because of the superior magnetic strength produced by rare-earth magnets [2]. Taking the advantage of the low operating frequency, an innovative feed-forward controlled AC to DC boost converter has been demonstrated for the first time to accomplish the following two tasks simultaneously: (1...

  4. Fine tuning of cascaded d-q axis controller for AC-DC-AC converter without DC link capacitor using artificial neural network

    Padmanaban Sanjeevikumar

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an artificial neural network (ANN based approach to tune the parameters of the cascaded d-q axis controller for an AC-DC-AC converter without dc link capacitor. The proposed converter uses the cascaded d-q axis controller on the rectifier side and space vector pulse width modulation on the inverter side. The feed-forward ANN with the error back-propagation training is employed to tune the parameters of the cascaded d-q axis controller. The converter topology provides simple commutation procedure with reduced number of switches and has additional advantages such as good voltage transfer ratio, four quadrant operation, unity power factor, no DC link capacitor and less THD in both the line and load sides. Simulation results closely match with theoretical analysis.

  5. Nonlinear control of voltage source converters in AC-DC power system.

    Dash, P K; Nayak, N

    2014-07-01

    This paper presents the design of a robust nonlinear controller for a parallel AC-DC power system using a Lyapunov function-based sliding mode control (LYPSMC) strategy. The inputs for the proposed control scheme are the DC voltage and reactive power errors at the converter station and the active and reactive power errors at the inverter station of the voltage-source converter-based high voltage direct current transmission (VSC-HVDC) link. The stability and robust tracking of the system parameters are ensured by applying the Lyapunov direct method. Also the gains of the sliding mode control (SMC) are made adaptive using the stability conditions of the Lyapunov function. The proposed control strategy offers invariant stability to a class of systems having modeling uncertainties due to parameter changes and exogenous inputs. Comprehensive computer simulations are carried out to verify the proposed control scheme under several system disturbances like changes in short-circuit ratio, converter parametric changes, and faults on the converter and inverter buses for single generating system connected to the power grid in a single machine infinite-bus AC-DC network and also for a 3-machine two-area power system. Furthermore, a second order super twisting sliding mode control scheme has been presented in this paper that provides a higher degree of nonlinearity than the LYPSMC and damps faster the converter and inverter voltage and power oscillations. PMID:24906895

  6. Comparison of Two Autonomous AC-DC Converters for Piezoelectric Energy Scavenging Systems

    Dallago, Enrico; Miatton, Daniele; Venchi, Giuseppe; Bottarel, Valeria; Frattini, Giovanni; Ricotti, Giulio; Schipani, Monica

    2010-01-01

    International audience Piezoelectric Energy Scavenging Systems (PESS) are used to convert the energy of mechanical vibrations into electrical energy exploiting the piezoelectric effect. Their output is a voltage which strongly varies in time; to obtain a suitable supply source an AC-DC conversion of the output voltage of these transducers is needed. Since the output power level of the energy transducer can be very low, the conversion should be as efficient as possible. The paper describes ...

  7. Forward Single-Stage Power Factor Correction AC/DC Converter

    Fang Lin Luo; Hong Ye

    2005-01-01

    Power Factor Correction (PFC) is the capacity of generating or absorbing the reactive power produced by a load.The major industrial loads have aninductive power factor. The current tends to go beyond the power is usually used for the power conversion.This paper introduces a forward Single-Stage Power Factor Correction AC/DC converter which effectively improves the power factor up to PF=0.999.The simulation and experimental results verified our design.

  8. Vector control of three-phase AC/DC front-end converter

    J S Siva Prasad; Tushar Bhavsar; Rajesh Ghosh; G Narayanan

    2008-10-01

    A vector control scheme is presented for a three-phase AC/DC converter with bi-directional power flow capability. A design procedure for selection of control parameters is discussed. A simple algorithm for unit-vector generation is presented. Starting current transients are studied with particular emphasis on high-power applications, where the line-side inductance is low. A starting procedure is presented to limit the transients. Simulation and experimental results are also presented.

  9. Single-stage active clamp power factor correction AC/DC converter

    2007-01-01

    A simple single-stage AC/DC converter circuit with active clamp is presented. The operation theory and state are analyzed. The experimental results show that the voltage across main switch can be clamped to a certain value, and zero voltage switching (ZVS) can be achieved. The voltage stress and switching loss are both decreased. In range of the whole load, power factors can be always more than 97%, and the highest efficiency can reach 88%.

  10. Dc-To-Dc Converter Uses Reverse Conduction Of MOSFET's

    Gruber, Robert P.; Gott, Robert W.

    1991-01-01

    In modified high-power, phase-controlled, full-bridge, pulse-width-modulated dc-to-dc converters, switching devices power metal oxide/semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFET's). Decreases dissipation of power during switching by eliminating approximately 0.7-V forward voltage drop in anti-parallel diodes. Energy-conversion efficiency increased.

  11. Active Power and DC-link Voltage Coordinative Control for Cascaded DC-AC Converter with Bidirectional Power Application

    Tian, Yanjun; Chen, Zhe; Deng, Fujin;

    2015-01-01

    Two stage cascaded converters are widely used in DC/AC hybrid systems to achieve the bidirectional power transmission. The topology of dual active bridge cascaded with inverter (DABCI) is commonly used in this application. This paper proposes a coordinative control method for DABCI and it’s able to...... reduce the DC-link voltage fluctuation between the DAB and inverter, then reduce the stress on the switching devices, as well as improve the system dynamic performance. In the proposed control method, the DAB and inverter are coordinated to control the DC-link voltage and the power, and this...... responsibility sharing control can effectively suppress the impact of the power variation on the DC-link voltage, without sacrificing stability. The proposed control method is also effective for DABCI in unidirectional power transmission. The effectiveness of the propose control has been validated by both...

  12. Fuzzy controlled parallel AC-DC converter for PFC

    Subba Rao, M.; Ch. Sai Babu; Satyanarayana, S.; Sobhan, P. V.S.

    2011-01-01

    Paralleling of converter modules is a well-known technique that is often used in medium-power applications to achieve the desired output power by using smaller size of high frequency transformers and inductors. In this paper, a parallel-connected single-phase PFC topology using flyback and forward converters is proposed to improve the output voltage regulation with simultaneous input power factor correction (PFC) and control. The goal of the control is to stabilize the output voltage of the c...

  13. A feed-forward controlled AC-DC boost converter for biomedical implants.

    Jiang, Hao; Lan, Di; Lin, Dahsien; Zhang, Junmin; Liou, Shyshenq; Shahnasser, Hamid; Shen, Ming; Harrison, Michael; Roy, Shuvo

    2012-01-01

    Miniaturization is important to make implants clinic friendly. Wireless power transfer is an essential technology to miniaturize implants by reducing their battery size or completely eliminating their batteries. Traditionally, a pair of inductively-coupled coils operating at radio-frequency (RF) is employed to deliver electrical power wirelessly. In this approach, a rectifier is needed to convert the received RF power to a stable DC one. To achieve high efficiency, the induced voltage of the receiving coil must be much higher than the turn-on voltage of the rectifying diode (which could be an active circuit for low turn-on voltage) [1]. In order to have a high induced voltage, the size of the receiving coil often is significantly larger than rest of the implant. A rotating magnets based wireless power transfer has been demonstrated to deliver the same amount of power at much lower frequency (around 100 Hz) because of the superior magnetic strength produced by rare-earth magnets [2]. Taking the advantage of the low operating frequency, an innovative feed-forward controlled AC to DC boost converter has been demonstrated for the first time to accomplish the following two tasks simultaneously: (1) rectifying the AC power whose amplitude (500 mV) is less than the rectifier's turn-on voltage (1.44 V) and (2) boosting the DC output voltage to a much higher level (5 V). Within a range, the output DC voltage can be selected by the control circuit. The standard deviation of the output DC voltage is less than 2.1% of its mean. The measured load regulation is 0.4 V/kΩ. The estimated conversion efficiency excluding the power consumption of the control circuits reaches 75%. The converter in this paper has the potential to reduce the size of the receiving coil and yet achieve desirable DC output voltage for powering biomedical implants. PMID:23366230

  14. High frequency link DC/AC converter using a three-phase output PWM controlled cycloconverter. Sanso shutsuryoku PWM seigyo cycloconverter wo mochiita koshuha link DC/AC converter

    Inagaki, K. (Toshiba Corp., Tokyo (Japan)); Okuma, S. (Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan))

    1992-06-20

    The main circuit configuration and control method were proposed of the high-frequency link DC/AC converter using a three-phase output cycloconverter for UPSs (uninterruptible power supply). The control function approach of the previously proposed PWM controlled cycloconverter was applied to control of the proposed cycloconverter which converts single-phase high-frequency power into three-phase commercial frequency one. The proposed converter could not only charge DC power supplies from a power system but also compensate enough instantaneous reactive power for loads. The circuit configuration was, in particular, effective for such DC power supplies as fuel cell and solar cell which are possible to generate electric power and necessary to be insulated electrically against a power system. The isolated operation and cooperative one of the proposed DC/AC converter were verified by simulation and experiments. 4 refs., 14 figs., 1 tab.

  15. Adaptive Nonlinear Control of Induction Motors through AC/DC/AC Converters

    Elfadili, Abderrahim; Giri, Fouad; El Magri, Abdelmounime; Dugard, Luc; Chaoui, Fatima Zara

    2012-01-01

    The problem of controlling induction motors, together with associated AC/DC rectifiers and DC/AC inverters, is addressed. The control objectives are threefold: (i) the motor speed should track any reference signal despite mechanical parameter uncertainties and variations; (ii) the DC Link voltage must be tightly regulated; (iii) the power factor correction (PFC) w.r.t. the power supply net must be performed in a satisfactory way. First, a nonlinear model of the whole controlled system is deve...

  16. Electrical properties of a piezoelectric transformer for an AC-DC converter

    The electrical properties of a ring/dot piezoelectric transformer were analyzed for applications as an AC-DC converter using the step-down behavior of a piezoelectric transformer. The ring/dot piezoelectric transformer was prepared using Pb(Mn1/3Nb2/3)O3 and Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3 modified Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 ceramics sintered at a relatively low temperature of 930 .deg. C for 90 min. When the transformer was matched with a load resistance of 1000 Ω, it transferred a maximum power of 27 W. The maximum power was produced at a dc output voltage of 30 V and a matching load resistance of 1000 Ω. While the manufactured ring/dot piezoelectric transformer released the maximum power at a resonance frequency of 71 kHz, the available frequency bandwidth was about 1 kHz at most due to strong frequency dependence of the piezoelectric transformer. The output dc current was highly improved up to 905 mA because no anisotropy of poling direction existed in the ring/dot piezoelectric transformer. Under a commercial input of 220 Vac, AC-DC converter successfully produced 27 W at 30 Vdc and 905 mA.

  17. Design of AC-DC Grid Connected Converter using Multi-Objective Optimization

    Piasecki Szymon

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Power electronic circuits, in particular AC-DC converters are complex systems, many different parameters and objectives have to be taken into account during the design process. Implementation of Multi-Objective Optimization (MOO seems to be attractive idea, which used as designer supporting tool gives possibility for better analysis of the designed system. This paper presents a short introduction to the MOO applied in the field of power electronics. Short introduction to the subject is given in section I. Then, optimization process and its elements are briefly described in section II. Design procedure with proposed optimization parameters and performance indices for AC-DC Grid Connected Converter (GCC interfacing distributed systems is introduced in section III. Some preliminary optimization results, achieved on the basis of analytical and simulation study, are shown at each stage of designing process. Described optimization parameters and performance indices are part of developed global optimization method dedicated for ACDC GCC introduced in section IV. Described optimization method is under development and only short introduction and basic assumptions are presented. In section V laboratory prototype of high efficient and compact 14 kVA AC-DC converter is introduced. The converter is elaborated based on performed designing and optimization procedure with the use of silicon carbide (SiC power semiconductors. Finally, the paper is summarized and concluded in section VI. In presented work theoretical research are conducted in parallel with laboratory prototyping e.g. all theoretical ideas are verified in laboratory using modern DSP microcontrollers and prototypes of the ACDC GCC.

  18. Preliminary design of the ITER AC/DC converters supplied by the Korean Domestic Agency

    Highlights: ► A self-supporting aluminium structure and symmetrical thyristor assembly are devised to assure a strong and reliable ITER converter. ► Converters are designed to be installable in a compact space with three times higher power density than normal industrial installations. ► Heating of the building structure due to high magnetic field by converters are identified and certain solutions are addressed in the building design. ► A cooperative fast control scheme is adopted to compensate fast reactive power change of up to the level of 900 Mvar. -- Abstract: The preliminary design for ITER AC/DC converters under the responsibility of the Korean Domestic Agency is performed on the basis of the engineering experience of previous R and D for a full-scale 6-pulse CS (Central Solenoid) converter unit. This paper describes key features of the preliminary design for the respective sub-systems; integrated self-supporting aluminium structure and symmetrical thyristor assembly for strong and reliable converters, optimised impedance of the converter transformer to limit short circuit current, coaxial-type AC bus bars to shield high magnetic field around wall penetrations, compact components to fit into given building space. The insulation and the minimisation of electrical loops of concrete rebar below the converter installations are essential to prevent floor heating. Required output voltage or current of converters is provided by a conventional controller. A master controller is designed to collect predicted reactive powers from each converter and deliver processed data to the reactive power compensation (RPC) system to improve the regulation speed of the RPC controller with fast feed-forward compensation under fast reactive power transients

  19. Isolated single-stage high power factor AC/DC converter

    王卫; 贲洪奇; 高国安

    2001-01-01

    The problem of harmonic pollution has brought wide attention with the increase of power customers. The adoption of the technology of active power factor correction (APFC) with advanced high frequency power converter is a more efficient solution to the problem of harmonic pollution. A single-stage isolated high power factor AC/DC converter, which features wide range DC output, high power factor, lower harmonic pollution in input current, and phase-shift PWM full-bridge circuit can achieve soft switching. The principle of the circuit topology and the reasons of voltage surges across the power switch are analyzed. Experiment results illustrate that this circuit has the advantages of high power factor and lower harmonic distortion.

  20. Analysis of an AC-DC full-controlled converter supplying two DC-Series-Motor loads

    Phase-controlled converters are widely used because these converters are simple, less expensive, reliable, and do not require any communication circuit. Series motors are extensively used in many applications that require both high starting torque and essentially constant horse power. This paper is concerned with the detailed study of the performance characteristics of an AC-DC full-controlled converter supplying two DC-series-motor loads. The converter loads combination is simulated on a digital computer. Different modes of operation (continuous and discontinuous converter currents) are considered. The critical firing angle at which the mode of operation changes from one mode to another is deduced. The performance characteristics such input power factor, supply current distortion factor, supply current fundamental power factor, torque speed, and motor current ripple factor have been derived and studied for both constant firing angle and constant load factor have been derived and studied for both constant firing angle and constant load power of one motor. Waveforms for each load current and converter current are investigated for different modes of operation. (author)

  1. Circuit description of unipolar DC-to-DC converters for APS storage ring quadrupoles and sextupoles

    This paper describes the control, interlock, and power circuits for 680 unipolar switch mode DC-to-DC converters used to regulate the Advanced Photon Sources (APS's) storage ring quadrupole and sextupole magnet currents. Quadrupole current stability is ± 6x10-5 and the sextupole current stability is ±3x10-4. The stability is obtained with pulse width modulation, operating at a switching frequency of 20kHz with full current switching. The converters are housed in 200 cabinets located on top of the storage ring tunnel. Raw DC power is distributed from 80 AC-to-DC power supplies, four at each of 20 locations around the storage ring. Voltages, currents, and temperatures are computer monitored and logged for the converters and magnets. All converters and magnets are water cooled with the flow and pressure monitored at the inlet and outlet of groups. Water is interlocked with the raw power supplies and not the individual converters

  2. Four-switch three-phase space-vector PWM AC-DC converter

    Klíma, J.; Škramlík, Jiří; Valouch, Viktor

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 95, č. 4 (2008), s. 383-397. ISSN 0020-7217 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20570509 Keywords : AC-DC converter * space-vector pulsewidth modulation * rectifier Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 0.567, year: 2008

  3. A RESEARCH TO HIGH-PERFORMANCE MULTI-LEVEL SINGLEPHASE AC/DC POWER FACTOR CORRECT SWITCHING CONVERTER

    Gao Chao

    2008-01-01

    This letter studies and analyzes the working features of main circuit of tri-level boost Power Factor Correct (PFC) converter and the advantages of tri-level switch converter in aspects of bearing high-voltage of power components,overall system loss and magnetic component selection based upon the single-level boost PFC switch converter. Besides,relying on the application of mi-croprocessor in power converter technology and DSP (Digital Signal Processing) chip's strong cal-culating capacity,the letter presents the adoption of modified scheme of tri-level boost PFC converter under the control of predictive control algorithm. Moreover,the operating principle and control method are specified,the results of circuit test and analysis are provided and the advantages of pre-dictive control technology-based multi-level boost PFC converter is verified.

  4. A new flyback DC-to-three-phase converter with sinusoidal outputs

    Ngo, Khai D. T.; Ćuk, Slobodan; Middlebrook, R. D.

    1983-01-01

    Systematic extension of any dc-to-dc converter leads to its dc-to-three-phase equivalent characterized by sinusoidal output voltages and fast dynamic responses. This genralization principle is illustrated for the special case of the flyback topology. State-space averaging has modeled with a high degree of accuracy the performance of dc-to-dc converters. Here it is combined with the stationary-to-rotating coordinate transformation, customarily used in polyphase ac systems, to results in an eff...

  5. Analysis and Implementation of Real Number Extended Sliding Surface with Integral Compensation for DC-AC Converters

    This paper proposes a real number extended sliding surface (RNESS) with integral compensation (IC) for the application of DC-AC converters. Classic sliding surface (CSS) is insensitive to system uncertainties, but in sliding action its system dynamics becomes a reduced-order dimension and thus lost the partial system dynamics. For recovering incomplete system response, the RNESS is designed and can retrieve incomplete system response of the CSS. However, steady-state errors still exist in system dynamics of the RNESS and cause high converter voltage harmonics. To overcome steady-state errors, a modified RNESS by the addition of IC is proposed. With the proposed method, the system yields a DC-AC converter with high-quality AC output voltage. Experiments are performed in support of the proposed method

  6. An improved soft switched PWM interleaved boost AC-DC converter

    In this paper, an improved soft switched two cell interleaved boost AC/DC converter with high power factor is proposed and investigated. A new auxiliary circuit is designed and added to two cell interleaved boost converter to reduce the switching losses. The proposed auxiliary circuit is implemented using only one auxiliary switch and a minimum number of passive components without an important increase in the cost and complexity of the converter. The main advantage of this auxiliary circuit is that it not only provides zero-voltage-transition (ZVT) for the main switches but also provides soft switching for the auxiliary switch and diodes. Though all semiconductor devices operate under soft switching, they do not have any additional voltage and current stresses. The proposed converter operates successfully in soft switching operation mode for a wide range of input voltage level and the load. In addition, it has advantages such as fewer structure complications, lower cost and ease of control. In the study, the transition modes for describing the behavior of the proposed converter in one switching period are described. A prototype with 600 W output power, 50 kHz/cell switching frequency, input line voltage of 110-220 Vrms and an output voltage of 400 Vdc has been implemented. Analysis, design and the control circuitry are also presented in the paper.

  7. Experimental Study on Electrical Characteristics of Advanced Unipolar Power Electronics Devices for High Current Operation of AC/DC Converter

    Large capacity power supply is required for energizing the magnetic field coil system of nuclear fusion experimental machine in future, and high efficiency and low operational loss of such power supply are important issues. Especially, for high current operation of large capacity power supply, the switching power electronics device of AC/DC converter for power supply should be more efficient and have lower on-state resistance than conventional one. Recently, some advanced power electronics devices have been developed, which are unipolar power device based on crystallized SiC material or super junction type modified unipolar power device based on crystallized Si material. Concerning the efficiency improvement of AC/DC converter, the temperature dependence of electrical characteristics of switching device is the key issue on operational loss reduction. On-state resistance and allowable operational temperature of switching device are directly related to the operational loss of AC/DC converter. The former one is the main parameter of conductive loss, which is dominant one of the operational loss of high current AC/DC converter, and it is effective to reduce the conductive loss for efficiency improvement. The latter one is related to the cooling capability of cooling equipment, which is a main auxiliary component of large capacity AC/DC converter. The temperature dependence of on-state resistance of SiC-based or Si-based advanced unipolar power electronics device will be expected to reduce the conductive loss and to simplify the cooling equipment of AC/DC converter. The allowable operational temperature of SiC power device is higher than that of Si power device, therefore it is also expected to minimize the cooling capability. Such electrical characteristics of SiC-based or Si-based advanced unipolar power electronics device will contribute to reduce the operational loss and to improve the operational efficiency of AC/DC converter. With the experimental results of

  8. An overview of power electronics applications in fuel cell systems: DC and AC converters.

    Ali, M S; Kamarudin, S K; Masdar, M S; Mohamed, A

    2014-01-01

    Power electronics and fuel cell technologies play an important role in the field of renewable energy. The demand for fuel cells will increase as fuel cells become the main power source for portable applications. In this application, a high-efficiency converter is an essential requirement and a key parameter of the overall system. This is because the size, cost, efficiency, and reliability of the overall system for portable applications primarily depend on the converter. Therefore, the selection of an appropriate converter topology is an important and fundamental aspect of designing a fuel cell system for portable applications as the converter alone plays a major role in determining the overall performance of the system. This paper presents a review of power electronics applications in fuel cell systems, which include various topology combinations of DC converters and AC inverters and which are primarily used in fuel cell systems for portable or stand-alone applications. This paper also reviews the switching techniques used in power conditioning for fuel cell systems. Finally, this paper addresses the current problem encountered with DC converters and AC inverter. PMID:25478581

  9. Converter DC/AC Multilevel of Three Cells: Modeling and Simulation

    Julián Peláez-Restrepo

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a three-cell converter DC / AC. Multilevel topologies are attracting attention in the industry, obtained as a ripple on the state variables much smaller, and reduces stress on the switching devices. The topology used in this work is known in the technical literature as floating capacitor multilevel inverter, which imposes the challenge of balancing the voltage across each cell switching using floating capacitors, besides obtaining a sinusoidal signal regulated. The paper presents the averaged model of the inverter, and results obtained through simulation.

  10. Full wave dc-to-dc converter using energy storage transformers

    Moore, E. T.; Wilson, T. G.

    1969-01-01

    Full wave dc-to-dc converter, for an ion thrustor, uses energy storage transformers to provide a method of dc-to-dc conversion and regulation. The converter has a high degree of physical simplicity, is lightweight and has high efficiency.

  11. Pulse doubling in zigzag-connected autotransformer-based 12-pulse ac-dc converter for power quality improvement

    Abdollahi, Rohollah

    2012-12-01

    This paper presents a pulse doubling technique in a 12-pulse ac-dc converter which supplies direct torque controlled motor drives (DTCIMDs) in order to have better power quality conditions at the point of common coupling. The proposed technique increases the number of rectification pulses without significant changes in the installations and yields in harmonic reduction in both ac and dc sides. The 12-pulse rectified output voltage is accomplished via two paralleled six-pulse acdc converters each of them consisting of three-phase diode bridge rectifiers. An autotransformer is designed to supply the rectifiers. The design procedure of magnetics is in a way such that makes it suitable for retrofit applications where a six-pulse diode bridge rectifier is being utilized. Independent operation of paralleled diode-bridge rectifiers, i.e. dc-ripple re-injection methodology, requires a Zero Sequence Blocking Transformer (ZSBT). Finally, a tapped interphase reactor is connected at the output of ZSBT to double the pulse numbers of output voltage up to 24 pulses. The aforementioned structure improves power quality criteria at ac mains and makes them consistent with the IEEE-519 standard requirements for varying loads. Furthermore, near unity power factor is obtained for a wide range of DTCIMD operation. A comparison is made between 6-pulse, 12-pulse, and proposed converters from view point of power quality indices. Results show that input current total harmonic distortion (THD) is less than 5% for the proposed topology at various loads.

  12. Power Balance Control in an AC/DC/AC Converter for Regenerative Braking in a Two-Voltage-Level Flywheel-Based Driveline

    Janaína G. Oliveira

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The integration of a flywheel as a power handling can increase the energy storage capacity and reduce the number of battery charge/discharge cycles. Furthermore, the ability of recovering energy of the vehicle during breaking can increase the system efficiency. The flywheel-based all-electric driveline investigated here has its novelty in the use of a double-wound flywheel motor/generator, which divides the system in two different voltage levels, enhancing the efficiency of the electric driveline. The connection of two AC electrical machines (i.e., the flywheel and the wheel motor with different and variable operation frequency is challenging. A power matching control applied to an AC/DC/AC converter has been implemented. The AC/DC/AC converter regenerates the electric power converted during braking to the flywheel machine, used here as power handling device. By controlling the power balance, the same hardware can be used for acceleration and braking, providing the reduction of harmonics and robust response. A simulation of the complete system during braking mode has been performed both in Matlab and Simulink, and their results have been compared. The functionality of the proposed control has been shown and discussed, with full regeneration achieved. A round-trip efficiency (wheel to wheel higher than 80% has been obtained.

  13. A CMOS integrated voltage and power efficient AC/DC converter for energy harvesting applications

    In this paper, a fully CMOS integrated active AC/DC converter for energy harvesting applications is presented. The rectifier is realized in a standard 0.35 µm CMOS process without special process options. It works as a full wave rectifier and can be separated into two stages—one passive and one active. The active part is powered from the storage capacitor and consumes about 600 nA at 2 V supply. The input voltage amplitude range is between 1.25 and 3.75 V, and the operating frequency range is from 1 Hz to as much as several 100 kHz. The series voltage drop over the rectifier is less than 20 mV. Measurements in combination with an electromagnetic harvester show a significant increase in the achievable output voltage and power compared to a common, discrete Schottky diode rectifier. The measured efficiency of the rectifier is over 95%. Measurements show a negligible temperature influence on the output voltage between −40 °C and +125 °C

  14. Effect of dc ripple and commutation on the line harmonics of current-controlled ac/dc converters

    This paper reports on line harmonics which are usually predetermined under the simplified assumption that the dc current is sufficiently smoothed. But in practical operation of controlled converters, e.g. feeding medium-size dc drives, it frequently happens that the dc ripple can not be neglected. This involves for the predetermination of line harmonics that the operating point is specified by the emf and the mean value of the dc current, i.e. the associated control and commutation angles are unknown. The consideration of the basic effects of commutation and dc ripple leads to line current harmonics separated into positive and negative sequence systems. Selected results of systematic evaluations show the amplitude and phase as a function of dc reactance as well as of the emf and mean dc current in the range of usual low and medium-voltage supply networks. In comparison with the conventional precalculation assuming sufficient dc smoothing, significant deviations occur in the case of higher dc ripple

  15. Advanced DC/DC converters

    Luo, Fang Lin

    2003-01-01

    INTRODUCTIONHistorical ReviewMultiple Quadrant ChoppersPump CircuitsDevelopment of DC/DC Conversion TechniqueCategorize Prototypes and DC/DC Converters Family TreeVOLTAGE-LIFT CONVERTERSIntroductionSeven Self-Lift ConvertersPositive Output Luo-ConvertersNegative Output Luo-ConvertersModified Positive Output Luo-Converters Double Output Luo-ConvertersPOSITIVE OUTPUT SUPER-LIFT LUO-CONVERTERS IntroductionMain SeriesAdditional SeriesEnhanced Series Re-Enhanced Series Multiple-Enhanced Series Summary of Positive Output

  16. Examples of digital simulation of AC-DC power converter with the Electromagnetic Transients Program

    This article gives a practical guidance for analysis of power converter circuits using the Electromagnetic Transients Program (EMTP). First how to use the program is shown with two simple examples; (1) a power supply with three-phase diode bridge and (2) a feedback system for current control. Then its application to more complicated system is shown with an example of a power supply for Compact Helical System (CHS), where a hybrid power supply with multi-phase diode and thyristor bridges, and two three-phase thyristor converters are driven by an AC generator. (author)

  17. A new high-performance AC/DC power factor correction switching converter based on one-cycle control technology and active floating-charge technology

    GAO Chao

    2008-01-01

    A new family of converters, high-performance AC/DC power factor correction (PFC) switching converters with one-cycle control technology and active floating-charge technology, was derived and experimentally verified. The topology of a single-phase CCM and DCM Boost-PFC switching converter was also analyzed. Its operating prniciples and control methods were expounded. Based on these, a new type of AC/DC switching converter circuits for PFC combined with one-cycle control technology was presented herein. The proposed AC/DC switching converter significantly helps improve the converter efficiency and its power factor value.

  18. A new zero-ripple switching dc-to-dc converter and integrated magnetics

    Ćuk, Slobodan

    1980-01-01

    A new switching dc-to-dc converter is synthesized which consists of the least number of storage elements (inductive and capacitive) and switches, and yet truly emulates the ideally desired dc-to-dc transformer having both input and output currents as pure dc quantities with no ripple. This result was facilitated by implementation of a new concept termed integrated magnetics, which leads in some special switching structures to the integration of otherwise independent and separate magnetic comp...

  19. Single conversion audio amplifier and DC-AC converters with high performance and low complexity control scheme

    Poulsen, Søren; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.

    2004-01-01

    This paper proposes a novel control topology for a mains isolated single conversion audio amplifier and DC-AC converters. The topology is made for use in audio applications, and differs from prior art in terms of significantly reduced distortion as well as lower system complexity. The topology ca...

  20. A novel design of DC-AC electrical machine rotary converter for hybrid solar and wind energy applications

    This paper proposes the design of a new bi-directional DC-AC rotary converter machine to convert a d.c. voltage to three-phase voltage and vice-versa using a two-stage energy conversion machine. The rotary converter consists of two main stages which are combined into single frame. These two stages are constructed from three main electromagnetic components. The first inner electromagnetic component represents the input stage that enables the DC power generated by solar energy from photo-voltaic cells to be transformed by the second and third components electro-magnetically to produce multi-phase voltages at the output stage. At the same time, extra kinetic energy from wind, which is sufficiently available, can be added to existing torque on the second electromagnetic component. Both of these input energies will add up to the final energy generated at the output terminals. Therefore, the machine will be able to convert solar and wind energies to the output terminals simultaneously. If the solar energy is low, the available wind energy will be able to provide energy to the output terminals and at the same time charges the batteries which are connected as backup system. At this moment, the machine behaves as wind turbine. The energy output from the machine benefits from two energy sources which are solar and wind. At night when the solar energy is not available and also the load is low, the wind energy is able to charge the batteries and at the same time provides output electrical power to the remaining the load. Therefore, the proposed system will have high usage of available renewable energy as compared to separated wind or solar systems. MATLAB codes are used to calculate the required dimensions, the magnetic and electrical circuits parameters to design of the new bi-directional rotary converter machine.

  1. Output stages inside a negative feedback loop: application to a low-voltage three-phase DC-AC converter for educational purposes

    Llopis, Francisco

    2013-01-01

    The circuit presented in this paper aims at providing three 40 Vpp 50Hz AC voltages sources with 120-degree phase separation between them. This is a fully analogue circuit that uses standard, low-cost electronic components without resorting to a microcontroller as previously proposed by Shirvasar et al [1]. This circuit may serve as a basis for a low-voltage 3P-AC power supply that students may safely use to realize experiments, i.e. about the principles and applications of three-phase AC power lines, without the risk of electric shocks.

  2. Single stage single phase active power factor corrected Ĉuk Topology Based AC-DC Converter

    Md. Ismail Hossain

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the analysis of a power factor correction (PFC converter using close loop Ĉuk topology. Regardless of the input line voltage and output load variations, input current drawn by the buck or buck-boost converter is always discontinuous. The Boost converter suffers from high voltage stresses across the power electronic devices. The input current in Ĉuk converter is comparable to boost converter’s input current. In this paper output voltage is controlled by inner current and outer voltage control loop along with power factor correction (PFC. It shows less input current THD, nearly unity power factor and better output voltage regulation of AC-DC converter under variable input voltage and output load. In this paper the relative performance between normal diode rectifier, open loop Ĉuk rectifier and close loop Ĉuk rectifier is presented. An algorithm for implementing close loop Ĉuk rectifier in digital domain is developed and simulated.

  3. A Non-linear Controller for Single-Phase AC-AC Power Converter to meet UPS Performance Index

    Abdelhafid Ait Elmahjoub

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available This article focuses on AC-AC power converter that can be used for uninterruptible power supply (UPS. The converter is built on two stages: a AC-DC input stage and a DC-AC output stage. The two blocks are connected by an intermediate DC bus. The aim of control is threefold: i power factor correction ii regulation of DC bus iii generating a sinusoidal voltage at the output. The synthesis of controllers has been achieved through the technique of nonlinear backstepping control. A detailed analysis of the stability control system is presented. The performances of regulators have been validated by numerical simulation in MATLAB / SIMULINK.

  4. Improved Design Methods for Robust Single- and Three-Phase ac-dc-ac Power Converters

    Qin, Zian

    2015-01-01

    After a century of fast developing, the society is facing energy issues again, e.g. the exhaustion of fossil fuel, emission caused air pollution, radiation leakage of nuclear generation, and so on. How to produce and use electricity in a more sustainable, efficient, and cost-effective way thus becomes a emerging challenge. Accordingly, installation of sustainable power generators like wind turbines and solar panels has experienced a large increase during the last decades. Meanwhile, power ele...

  5. High-efficiency asymmetrical half-bridge converter without electrolytic capacitor for low-output-voltage AC-DC LED drivers

    Arias Pérez de Azpeitia, Manuel; Fernández Díaz, Marcos; González Lamar, Diego; Balocco, Didier; Diallo, Almadidi; Sebastián Zúñiga, Francisco Javier

    2013-01-01

    Due to their high reliability and luminous efficacy, high-brightness light-emitting diodes are being widely used in lighting applications, and therefore, their power supplies are required to have also high reliability and efficiency. A very common approach for achieving this in ac-dc applications is using a two-stage topology. The power factor corrector boost converter operating in the boundary conduction mode is a very common converter used as first stage. It is normally designed without ele...

  6. Evaluating conversion of AC power transmission lines to DC

    Edris, A. [EPRI, Palo Alto, CA (United States); Barthold, L. [IMod Inc., Lafayette, LA (United States); Douglass, D. [Power Delivery Consultants, Ballston Lake, NY (United States); Litzenberger, W. [Litzenberger Consultant (United States); Woodford, D. [Electranix, Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    2008-07-01

    Conversion of alternating current (AC) transmission lines has been of significant interest for several years but has never been implemented to expand transmission line capacity or improve system security. This paper outlined the procedures necessary to identify and assess feasibility of specific AC to direct current (DC) conversion opportunities, with special focus on emerging DC transmission technologies. The paper outlined the process for investigating the conversion of an AC transmission line to DC. The investigation examined both bipole and tripole applications. A summary of the characteristics for alternative DC conversion configuration was presented. These characteristics included maximum transfer capability; redundancy; losses; overhead ratio; switching requirements; reactive power requirement; and accommodation of taps. The challenges and objectives of the project were also described. The paper provided a summary of the cost and benefit analysis for the various AC to DC conversion technologies for the Grand Coulee to Olympia transmission line. It was concluded that the project was particularly timely in that current work on the prospect of major North American system segmentation could benefit substantially, both technically and economically by having inter-system links take fuller advantage of the inherent DC capability of the circuits involved, thereby encouraging greater inter-regional energy exchange and providing the basis for lower energy supply costs. 12 refs., 2 tabs., 3 figs., 1 appendix.

  7. Efficiency Enhancement of DC to DC Multilevel Boost Converter and Its Applications

    R. Ravikumar

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to propose a experimental verification for single-phase to three phase drive system composed of two parallel single-phase rectifiers, a three-phase inverter and an induction motor. Apart from traditional application in dc motor drives, new applications of BDC include energy storage in renewable energy systems, fuel cell energy systems, Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV and Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS. A dc-dc converter is always required to allow energy exchange between storage device and the rest of system. In HEV applications, BDCs are required to link different dc voltage buses and transfer energy between them. A non-isolated bi-directional dc-dc converters is used in our project to achieve better efficiency.

  8. Efficiency Enhancement of DC to DC Multilevel Boost Converter and Its Applications

    Ravikumar, R.; GNANAMBAL.I

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study is to propose a experimental verification for single-phase to three phase drive system composed of two parallel single-phase rectifiers, a three-phase inverter and an induction motor. Apart from traditional application in dc motor drives, new applications of BDC include energy storage in renewable energy systems, fuel cell energy systems, Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) and Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS). A dc-dc converter is always required to allow energy exchange...

  9. A Multiport Isolated DC-DC Converter

    Tran, Yan-Kim; Dujic, Drazen

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents a multi-port isolated DC-DC converter for DC applications. A three-port structure is presented, characterized with full bidirectional power flow and simple control. Galvanic isolation is achieved by means of a multi-winding medium frequency transformer which is a part of a resonant LLC converter. To provide controllable power exchange with external DC ports, two out of three ports are equipped with additional bidirectional buck/boost stages. They serve to provide active po...

  10. Optimizing DC Voltage Droop Settings for AC/DC System Interactions

    Eriksson, Robert; Beerten, Jef; Ghandari, Mehrdad; Belmans, Ronnie

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, a methodology is presented to optimize the dc voltage droop settings in a multiterminal voltage-source converter high-voltage direct-current system with respect to the ac system stability. Implementing dc voltage droop control enables having multiple converters assisting the system in case of a converter outage. However, the abrupt power setpoint changes create additional stress in the ac system, especially when multiple converters are connected to the same interconnected ac sy...

  11. Inverse optimal control as an alternative to regulate a Boost DC-DC power converter

    Carlos Jesús Vega Pérez

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the application of the fundamental theory of the inverse optimal control problem for regulation of the output voltage in a Boost DC-DC power converter. The inverse optimal control problem states a priori an optimal control law and a posteriori it proposes the functional cost to be minimized, avoiding the explicit solution of the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation and, therefore, making easier the solution of the optimal control problem. Some analytical developments are shown here to obtain mathematical expressions needed to perform the inverse optimal control approach on regulation of the output voltage in a Boost power converter circuit under the influence of external disturbances. Numerical routines performed in MATLAB® have shown promising results of the proposed technique by achieving annihilation of the perturbation effect in the system´s model. Future work is focused on experimental verification of this approach on a real prototype of the DC-DC converter.

  12. Control of hybrid AC/DC microgrid under islanding operational conditions

    Ding, G.; Gao, F.; Zhang, S.;

    2014-01-01

    interlinking converter with DC-link capacitor or energy storage, which will devote to the proper power sharing between AC and DC sub-microgrids to maintain AC and DC side voltage stable, is reviewed. Combining the specific control methods developed for AC and DC sub-microgrids with interlinking converter, the...

  13. Smooth Starter for a DC Machine through a DC-to-DC Buck Converter

    Linares-Flores J.; Antonio-García A.; Orantes-Molina A.

    2011-01-01

    This article presents the design and implementation of a speed controller for a DC motor through a buck converter, which tracks a smooth reference trajectory designed by a Bezier polynomial interpolation. The system reduces voltage and current sudden peaks in the armature circuit of the motor during the start. The calculation of the speed control is obtained from an output F called flat output (calculated through the Kalman controllability matrix). This control is based on feedback from all s...

  14. SINGLE PHASE HIGH FREQUENCY AC CONVERTER FOR INDUCTION HEATING APPLICATION

    M.A INAYATHULLAAH,; Dr. R. Anita

    2010-01-01

    The proposed topology reduces the total harmonic distortion (THD) of a high frequency AC/AC Converter well below the acceptable limit. This paper deals with a novel single phase AC/DC/AC soft switching utility frequency AC to high frequency AC converter. In this paper a single phase full bridge inverter with Vienna rectifier as front end is used instead of conventional diode bridge rectifier to provide continuous sinusoidal input current with nearly unity power factor at the source side with ...

  15. A resonant dc-dc power converter assembly

    2015-01-01

    The present invention relates to a resonant DC-DC power converter assembly comprising a first resonant DC-DC power converter and a second resonant DC-DC power converter having identical circuit topologies. A first inductor of the first resonant DC-DC power converter and a second inductor of the...... second resonant DC-DC power converter are configured for magnetically coupling the first and second resonant DC-DC power converters to each other to forcing substantially 180 degrees phase shift, or forcing substantially 0 degree phase shift, between corresponding resonant voltage waveforms of the first...... and second resonant DC-DC power converters. The first and second inductors are corresponding components of the first and second resonant DC-DC power converters....

  16. Design and Simulation of Single-Stage Single-Switch Input-Current Shaping Circuit for AC/DC Converter Based on PWM Technique

    Mahmoud Milad Alageli

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper a simple single-stage single-switch input-current shaping (S4ICS circuit was designed, simulated and tested for AC/DC converter which generates input current harmonics due to its non-linear characteristics. A sinusoidal input current with nearly unity distortion factor was achieved through current harmonics mitigation by using PWM boost regulator. The circuit utilizes the charging and discharging increments of boost inductor current to shape a sinusoidal input current. Inductor current was controlled by means of PWM controller. The controller accepts two feed back signals, the first is the inductor current and the other is the output voltage of the AC/DC converter. The simulation results of fast fourier transform FFT show a grate reduction in current harmonic which in turns tends to a grate improvement in power factor and the sinusoidal shape of input current.

  17. High Step-Up DC—DC Converter for AC Photovoltaic Module with MPPT Control

    Sundar, Govindasamy; Karthick, Narashiman; Rama Reddy, Sasi

    2014-08-01

    This paper presents the high gain step-up BOOST converter which is essential to step up the low output voltage from PV panel to the high voltage according to the requirement of the application. In this paper a high gain BOOST converter with coupled inductor technique is proposed with the MPPT control. Without extreme duty ratios and the numerous turns-ratios of a coupled inductor this converter achieves a high step-up voltage-conversion ratio and the leakage energy of the coupled inductor is efficiently recycled to the load. MPPT control used to extract the maximum power from PV panel by controlling the Duty ratio of the converter. The PV panel, BOOST converter and the MPPT are modeled using Sim Power System blocks in MATLAB/SIMULINK environment. The prototype model of the proposed converter has been implemented with the maximum measured efficiency is up to 95.4% and full-load efficiency is 93.1%.

  18. A novel single-stage isolated ac/dc converter with quasi-resonant zero-voltage-switching with a modified forward converter adopting capacitive output filter

    Kim, Myung-Bok; Youn, Myung-Joong

    2010-07-01

    A new single-stage isolated ac-dc converter, which can achieve a better efficiency and a better power factor, is proposed. It is based on a general forward topology so that it can utilise the transformer more than converters based on flyback topology. In addition, since the capacitive output filter is adopted instead of an inductive type filter, the voltages on the secondary rectifiers can be clamped to the output voltage; meanwhile, the capacitor used in the output filter can be utilised for the resonance with the leakage inductance, and the turn-off loss in the primary main switch and the dissipative loss in the snubber can be reduced. Moreover, since this converter can be operated at the boundary conduction mode, the line input current can be automatically shaped as the waveform of a line voltage and quasi-resonant zero voltage switching can be also obtained. Therefore, it features higher efficiency, lower voltage stress and a smaller-sized transformer than other topologies. A 100 W prototype has been built and tested for the verification of the proposed topology.

  19. On the Robust Control of DC-DC Converters: Application to a Hybrid Power Generation System

    Hernandez-Torres, David; Sename, Olivier; Riu, Delphine; Druart, Florence

    2010-01-01

    In this paper a complete robust control synthesis is performed for a hybrid power generation structure composed by a Fuel Cell and a Supercapacitor. The control strategies are applied to the DC-DC boost power converters associated to each power source. Multivariable PI control with H∞ performance, H∞ full and reduced order controllers are designed and compared. The multivariable PI controller is designed through an optimization procedure based on solving some Linear Matrix Inequalities. A μ-a...

  20. CMOS-Compatible SOI MESFETS for Radiation-Hardened DC-to-DC Converters

    Thornton, Trevor; Lepkowski, William; Wilk, Seth

    2013-01-01

    A radiation-tolerant transistor switch has been developed that can operate between 196 and +150 C for DC-to-DC power conversion applications. A prototype buck regulator component was demonstrated to be performing well after a total ionizing dose of 300 krad(Si). The prototype buck converters showed good efficiencies at ultra-high switching speeds in the range of 1 to 10 MHz. Such high switching frequency will enable smaller, lighter buck converters to be developed as part of the next project. Switching regulators are widely used in commercial applications including portable consumer electronics.

  1. Pulse-width modulated DC-DC power converters

    Kazimierczuk, Marian K

    2008-01-01

    This book studies switch-mode power supplies (SMPS) in great detail. This type of converter changes an unregulated DC voltage into a high-frequency pulse-width modulated (PWM) voltage controlled by varying the duty cycle, then changes the PWM AC voltage to a regulated DC voltage at a high efficiency by rectification and filtering. Used to supply electronic circuits, this converter saves energy and space in the overall system. With concept-orientated explanations, this book offers state-of-the-art SMPS technology and promotes an understanding of the principle operations of PWM converters,

  2. Modeling and Optimization of Bidirectional Dual Active Bridge AC-DC Converter Topologies (Modellering en optimalisatie van bidirectionele dual active bridge AC-DC convertor topologieën)

    Everts, Jordi

    2014-01-01

    Single-phase, utility interfaced, isolated AC-DC converters with power f actor correction cover a wide range of applications such as chargers for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles, inverte rs for multiple renewable energy sources (e.g. photovoltaic modules), as well as interfaces for residential DC distribution systems and energy s torage systems. Thereby, bidirectional conversion capability enables the development of smart interactive power networks in which the ...

  3. Design of a DC-AC Link Converter for 500W Residential Wind Generator

    Riza Muhida; Ahmad Firdaus A. Zaidi; Afzeri Tamsir; Rudi Irawan

    2012-01-01

     As one of alternative sources of renewable energy, wind energy has an excellence prospect in Indonesia, particularly in coastal and hilly areas which have potential wind to generate electricity for residential uses. There is urgent need to locally develop low cost inverter of wind generator system for residential use. Recent developments in power electronic converters and embedded computing allow improvement of power electronic converter devices that enable integration of microcontrollers in...

  4. Sensorless fuzzy sliding mode control for permanent magnet synchronous motor fed by AC/DC/AC converter

    Benchabane, Fateh; Titaouine, Abdenacer; Bennis, Ouafae; Yahia, Khaled; Taibi, Djamel

    2012-01-01

    In this paper a systematic fuzzy sliding mode controller is presented for permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) sensorless drives. The fuzzy sliding mode controller is designed based on input-output feedback linearization control technique. The extended Kalman filter is used to estimate the speed, position and load torque. The PMSM is fed from indirect power electronics converter. This indirect converter is controlled by the sliding mode technique. This control technique allows the minimi...

  5. The Optimum PV Plant for a Given Solar DC/AC Converter

    Roberto S. Faranda; Hossein Hafezi; Sonia Leva; Marco Mussetta; Emanuele Ogliari

    2015-01-01

    In recent years, energy production by renewable sources is becoming very important, and photovoltaic (PV) energy has became one of the main renewable sources that is widely available and easily exploitable. In this context, it is necessary to find correct tools to optimize the energy production by PV plants. In this paper, by analyzing available solar irradiance data, an analytical expression for annual DC power production for some selected places is introduced. A general efficiency curve is ...

  6. Design of a New AC–DC Single-Stage Full-Bridge PWM Converter with Two Controllers

    R. Ramesh,; U. Subathra

    2014-01-01

    Single phase power factor correction ac-dc converters are widely used in industry for ac-dc power conversion from single phase ac mains to an required output dc voltage. In case of high power application these types of converter use an ac-dc boost converter followed by dc-dc converter. These converters has the features of excellent input power factor, continuous input and output currents, and intermediate dc bus voltage and reduce the number of semiconductor devices for such co...

  7. Design of a New AC–DC Single-Stage Full-Bridge PWM Converter with Two Controllers

    R. Ramesh,

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Single phase power factor correction ac-dc converters are widely used in industry for ac-dc power conversion from single phase ac mains to an required output dc voltage. In case of high power application these types of converter use an ac-dc boost converter followed by dc-dc converter. These converters has the features of excellent input power factor, continuous input and output currents, and intermediate dc bus voltage and reduce the number of semiconductor devices for such cost-effective applications.

  8. High-frequency link dc/ac converter with suppressed voltage clamp circuits -- Naturally commutated phase angle control with self turn-off devices

    Matsui, Mikihiko; Nagai, Masaki; Mochizuki, Masayuki; Nabae, Akira [Tokyo Inst. of Polytechnics, Kanagawa (Japan). Dept. of Electronic Engineering

    1996-03-01

    High-frequency (HF) link circuit topology is advantageous in realizing compact and light-weight power converters for UPS systems, new energy systems, etc. Among its several circuit configurations, so called cycloconverter type dc/ac converter has its inherent merit of bidirectional power flow and fewer power conversion stages. But, without additional voltage clamp circuit, voltage surge occurs at the moment of PWM switchings of the cycloconverter due to the stored energy in the leakage inductance at the HF transformer. In this paper, a new approach which adopts only natural-commutation phase angle control for the cycloconverter stage instead of PWM is proposed to remove such voltage clamp circuits. Experimental results of the prototype system which include the application as an ac active filter are also shown.

  9. Overmodulation of n-level three-leg DC-AC diode-clamped converters with comprehensive capacitor voltage balance

    Busquets-Monge, S.; Maheshwari, Ram Krishan; Munk-Nielsen, Stig

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a novel PWM strategy for nlevel three-leg semiconductor-clamped dc-ac converters in the overmodulation region, with dc-link capacitor voltage balance in every switching cycle. The strategy is based on the virtual-vector concept. Suitable reference vector trajectories are selec...... for an easy implementation in a digital control platform is also presented. The good performance of the strategy is verified through both simulation and experiments in a three-level threephase neutral-point clamped converter.......This paper presents a novel PWM strategy for nlevel three-leg semiconductor-clamped dc-ac converters in the overmodulation region, with dc-link capacitor voltage balance in every switching cycle. The strategy is based on the virtual-vector concept. Suitable reference vector trajectories are...

  10. SOFT-SWITCHING DC-AC CONVERTERS:- A BRIEF LITERATURE REVIEW

    B.PANDA,

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Soft-switching techniques have gained popularity in recent times because they offer many advantages over hard-switched PWM inverters such as higher efficiency, higher power density and better performances. The resonant topologies employing soft-switching are classified based on the location of resonant network in the inverter with respect to load and dc link. This is an exhaustive study of various resonant link inverter topologies that appeared in the literature in recent times. This critical literature review brings out merits, demerits, and limitations besides giving the basic operating principles of various topologies.

  11. Research on Two-channel Interleaved Two-stage Paralleled Buck DC-DC Converter for Plasma Cutting Power Supply

    Yang, Xi-jun; Qu, Hao; Yao, Chen; Zhang, Ning-yun; Tang, Hou-jun; Chen, Quan; Blaabjerg, Frede

    As for high power plasma power supply, due to high efficiency and flexibility, multi-channel interleaved multi-stage paralleled Buck DC-DC Converter becomes the first choice. In the paper, two-channel interleaved two- stage paralleled Buck DC-DC Converter powered by three-phase AC power supply is...

  12. SINGLE PHASE HIGH FREQUENCY AC CONVERTER FOR INDUCTION HEATING APPLICATION

    M.A INAYATHULLAAH,

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The proposed topology reduces the total harmonic distortion (THD of a high frequency AC/AC Converter well below the acceptable limit. This paper deals with a novel single phase AC/DC/AC soft switching utility frequency AC to high frequency AC converter. In this paper a single phase full bridge inverter with Vienna rectifier as front end is used instead of conventional diode bridge rectifier to provide continuous sinusoidal input current with nearly unity power factor at the source side with extremely low distortion.. This power converter is more suitable and acceptable for cost effective high frequency (HF consumer induction heating applications.

  13. Radiation-Tolerant DC-DC Converters

    Skutt, Glenn; Sable, Dan; Leslie, Leonard; Graham, Shawn

    2012-01-01

    A document discusses power converters suitable for space use that meet the DSCC MIL-PRF-38534 Appendix G radiation hardness level P classification. A method for qualifying commercially produced electronic parts for DC-DC converters per the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) radiation hardened assurance requirements was developed. Development and compliance testing of standard hybrid converters suitable for space use were completed for missions with total dose radiation requirements of up to 30 kRad. This innovation provides the same overall performance as standard hybrid converters, but includes assurance of radiation- tolerant design through components and design compliance testing. This availability of design-certified radiation-tolerant converters can significantly reduce total cost and delivery time for power converters for space applications that fit the appropriate DSCC classification (30 kRad).

  14. Design of six pulse bridge multiplication converter model for current harmonic elimination of three phase ac-dc converter

    The recent development of semiconductor technology and wide spread use of power electronic devices in power system have open the era of the power system harmonics due to increasing penetration of non-linear loads. Harmonics are widely admitted as most important issues of power quality which must be eliminated to maintain power system reliability. The tolerable THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) values must be bounded in well-defined limits recognized by IEEE-519 standard. In this work, in order to eliminate the current harmonics produced by non-linear loads, six pulse multiplication converter technique in conjunction with STSSHPE (Single Tuned Shunt Harmonic Passive Filter) is proposed. The proposed model has the capacity of harmonic cancellation of the dominant 3rd order harmonics. Besides that, the 5th and 7th order harmonics are also reduced to a diminishing level. The hardware model has been experimentally tested by PQA (Power Quality Analyzer) and simulation model is designed using MATLAB software. The acquired results have been measured by considering THD values in terms of current and voltage. Furthermore, they have been compared against IEEE-519 performance standards. The prosed model, successfully bounds the total harmonic distortion under defined limits by IEEE-519 standard. (author)

  15. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF CLOSED LOOP LCL-T RESONANT DC-TO-DC CONVERTER USING LOW COST EMBEDDED CONTROLLER

    M. Annamalai

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to simulate and implement open loop and closed loop controlled DC-DC converter for stand-alone wind energy system. Wind turbines, however, are not always very efficient in the wind speeds that are most common to a region. Typically, wind energy systems are designed to be highly efficient in high wind speed and have a cut-off wind speed- below which no energy is captured. In remote locations where wind energy is used for battery charging, the energy lost below the cut-off wind speed could be used for trickle charging or maintaining a battery’s fully charged state. Wind turbines are most efficient when they are operated at one specific Tip-Speed to Wind-Speed Ratio (TSR. Therefore, for the efficient capture of wind power, turbine speed should be controlled to follow the ideal TSR, with an optimal operating point, which is different for every wind speed In this system, the DC-DC converter in the DC link with a constant dc voltage to the load, a DC-DC converter will allow the voltage at the output of a diode bridge rectifier to be controlled. In low wind speed conditions, the voltage may be lowered to prevent the dc link from reverse biasing the diode rectifier. Under high wind speed condition, the voltage may be increased, reducing I2R losses. In addition, adjusting the voltage on the dc rectifier will change the generator terminal voltage and thereby provide control over the current flowing out of the generator. The LCL-T resonant inverter system for both open loop and closed loop DC-to-DC converter systems are simulated using MATLAB simulink power system blocks. This converter has advantages like reduced transformer size, reduced filter size and current source characteristics. The simulation studies indicate that LCL-T type for open and closed loop DC-DC converter can be used with stand-alone wind generator. Constant voltage can be maintained at the output of DC-to-DC converter by using a PWM rectifier at the output

  16. Design and operating experience of an ac-dc power converter for a superconducting magnetic energy storage unit

    The design philosophy and the operating behavior of a 5.5 kA, +-2.5 kV converter, being the electrical interface between a high voltage transmission system and a 30 MJ superconducting coil, are documented in this paper. Converter short circuit tests, load tests under various control conditions, dc breaker tests for magnet current interruption, and converter failure modes are described

  17. High power density dc-to-dc converters for aerospace applications

    Divan, Deepakraj M.

    1990-01-01

    Three dc-to-dc converter topologies aimed at high-power high-frequency applications are introduced. Major system parasitics, namely, the leakage inductance of the transformer and the device output capacitance are efficiently utilized. Of the three circuits, the single-phase and three-phase versions of the dual active bridge topology demonstrate minimal stresses, better utilization of the transformer, bidirectional, and buck-boost modes of operation. All circuits operate at a constant switching frequency, thus simplifying design of the reactive elements. The power transfer characteristics and soft-switching regions on the Vout-Iout plane are identified. Two coaxial transformers with different cross-sections were built for a rating of 50 kVA. Based on the single-phase dual active bridge topology, a 50 kW, 50 kHz converter operating at an input voltage of 200 Vdc and an output voltage of 1600 Vdc was fabricated. Characteristics of current-fed output make the dual active bridge topologies amenable to paralleling and hence extension to megawatt power levels. Projections to a 1 MW system operating from a 500 Vdc input, at an output voltage of 10 kVdc and a switching frequency of 50 kHz, using MOS-controlled thyristors, coaxially wound transformers operating at three times the present current density with cooling, and multilayer ceramic capacitors, suggests an overall power density of 0.075 to 0.08 kg/kW and an overall efficiency of 96 percent.

  18. High power density dc-to-dc converters for aerospace applications

    Divan, Deepakraj M.

    1990-12-01

    Three dc-to-dc converter topologies aimed at high-power high-frequency applications are introduced. Major system parasitics, namely, the leakage inductance of the transformer and the device output capacitance are efficiently utilized. Of the three circuits, the single-phase and three-phase versions of the dual active bridge topology demonstrate minimal stresses, better utilization of the transformer, bidirectional, and buck-boost modes of operation. All circuits operate at a constant switching frequency, thus simplifying design of the reactive elements. The power transfer characteristics and soft-switching regions on the Vout-Iout plane are identified. Two coaxial transformers with different cross-sections were built for a rating of 50 kVA. Based on the single-phase dual active bridge topology, a 50 kW, 50 kHz converter operating at an input voltage of 200 Vdc and an output voltage of 1600 Vdc was fabricated. Characteristics of current-fed output make the dual active bridge topologies amenable to paralleling and hence extension to megawatt power levels. Projections to a 1 MW system operating from a 500 Vdc input, at an output voltage of 10 kVdc and a switching frequency of 50 kHz, using MOS-controlled thyristors, coaxially wound transformers operating at three times the present current density with cooling, and multilayer ceramic capacitors, suggests an overall power density of 0.075 to 0.08 kg/kW and an overall efficiency of 96 percent.

  19. High benefits approach for electrical energy conversion in electric vehicles from DC to PWM-AC without any generated harmonic

    Highlights: • Novel hybrid power source including AC feature for using in electric/hybrid vehicles. • Minimizing the energy loss in electric/hybrid vehicles by using the proposed system. • Suitable AC wave form for braking/accelerating purposes in electric/hybrid vehicles. • A novelty is that the harmonic generated by the added AC feature is really zero. • Another novelty is the capability of choosing arbitrary frequency for AC feature. - Abstract: This paper presents a novel hybrid power source, including a Li-ion battery together with an interface, which generates simultaneously electrical energy with the forms of both DC and AC for electric vehicles. A novel and high benefits approach is applied to convert the electrical energy of the Li-ion battery from DC form to single-phase symmetric pulse-width modulation (PWM)-AC form. Harmonic generation is one of the important problems when electrical energy is converted from DC to AC but there are not any generated harmonic during the DC/AC conversion using the proposed technique. The proposed system will be widely used in electric/hybrid vehicles because it has many benefits. Minimizing the energy loss (saving energy), no generated harmonic (it is really zero), the capability of arbitrary/necessary frequency selection for output AC voltage and the ability of long distance energy transmission are some novelties and advantages of the proposed system. The proposed hybrid power source including DC/AC PWM inverter is simulated in Proteus 6 software environment and a laboratory-based prototype of the hybrid power source is constructed to validate the theoretical and simulation results. Simulation and experimental results are presented to prove the superiority of the proposed hybrid power supply

  20. Regulated dc-to-dc converter for voltage step-up or step-down with input-output isolation

    Feng, S. Y.; Wilson, T. G. (Inventor)

    1973-01-01

    A closed loop regulated dc-to-dc converter employing an unregulated two winding inductive energy storage converter is provided by using a magnetically coupled multivibrator acting as duty cycle generator to drive the converter. The multivibrator is comprised of two transistor switches and a saturable transformer. The output of the converter is compared with a reference in a comparator which transmits a binary zero until the output exceeds the reference. When the output exceeds the reference, the binary output of the comparator drives transistor switches to turn the multivibrator off. The multivibrator is unbalanced so that a predetermined transistor will always turn on first when the binary feedback signal becomes zero.

  1. Isolated DC-DC UPS based in a forward-forward converter analysis and design

    García Suárez, Oscar; Flores Oropeza, Luis Alejandro; Román Loera, Alejandro; Esparza González, Mario S.

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents the analysis, design and simulation from a simple DC-UPS converter with integrated back-up and automatic transition. This converter makes automatic transition between the main AC and the battery when a failure occurs, and it delivers uninterrupted DC power to the load through two independent power sources of commercial input power and battery power. The converter has the following characteristics: automatic transition between the main and the battery, no additional control...

  2. User's manual: Computer-aided design programs for inductor-energy-storage dc-to-dc electronic power converters

    Huffman, S.

    1977-01-01

    Detailed instructions on the use of two computer-aided-design programs for designing the energy storage inductor for single winding and two winding dc to dc converters are provided. Step by step procedures are given to illustrate the formatting of user input data. The procedures are illustrated by eight sample design problems which include the user input and the computer program output.

  3. Novel Multiple DC-Inputs Direct Electric-Power Converter

    Yoshimoto, Kantaro; Takahashi, Kouji; Okushima, Keiji; Tani, Kazuhiko

    A new multiple dc-inputs direct electric-power converter (D-EPC) has been developed. It is placed between multiple dc power sources and an ac motor, thereby eliminating the need for a dc/dc converter that is generally used in conventional converter/inverter systems. D-PEC can improve the efficiency of a motor drive system with a more compact size. Its power distribution control is carried out by allotting voltage ratios to each of the two different dc power sources on a time average basis. A new pulse width modulation (PWM) generation technique to drive the switching devices in D-EPC has also been developed. Tests have verified that the three-phase ac motor can be operated by controlling the power distribution between the two power sources.

  4. 单相有源AC-DC变换器的统一算法及其应用%Unified algorithm of single-phase active AC-DC converters and its applications

    杨喜军; 凌志斌; 龚幼民; 叶芃生

    2006-01-01

    This paper discusses a novel boost single-phase active AC-DC converters, named low-end semi-controlled bridge AC-DC converter. By analysis, its topology and principle can be derived from the conventional single-phase power factor corrector (PFC). But it has also some differences, such as power device positions, inductor type, input voltage waveform detection and induction current detection, so its design is also different. The converter is implemented by employing two current detection approaches, i.e., current transformer detection and shunt resistor detection. Consequently, it can provide a steady DC output voltage with a low voltage ripple, approximately unitary input power factor and 2.5 kW output power. The experimental results show validity of the theoretical analysis.

  5. Step-by-Step Design of an FPGA-Based Digital Compensator for DC/DC Converters Oriented to an Introductory Course

    Zumel, P.; Fernandez, C.; Sanz, M.; Lazaro, A.; Barrado, A.

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, a short introductory course to introduce field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based digital control of dc/dc switching power converters is presented. Digital control based on specific hardware has been at the leading edge of low-medium power dc/dc switching converters in recent years. Besides industry's interest in this topic, from…

  6. Security analysis of interconnected AC/DC systems

    Eriksson, Robert

    2015-01-01

    any line or transformer limits. Simulations were performed in a model of the Nordic power system where a dc grid is placed on top. The simulation supports the method as a tool to consider transfer limits in the grid to avoid violate the same and increase the security after a converter outage.......This paper analyses N-1 security in an interconnected ac/dc transmission system using power transfer distribution factors (PTDFs). In the case of a dc converter outage the power needs to be redistributed among the remaining converter to maintain power balance and operation of the dc grid....... The redistribution of power has a sudden effect on the power-flow in the interconnected ac system. This may cause overloading of lines and transformers resulting in disconnection of equipment, and as a consequence cascading failure. The PTDF is used as a method to analyze and avoid violating limits by in the dc...

  7. 三相 AC/DC 双向变流器的控制研究%Research on the Control of Three-Phase AC/DC Bi-Directional Converter

    胡惠雄; 陈昊; 吴鹏

    2015-01-01

    Because AC/DC three-phase bi-directional converter can realization bi-directional transmission,it has very wide application in the fields such as motor control,automotive electronics,and new energy power generation.In order to improve the reliability and reduce the cost of the three-phase inverters,this article proposed the full digital software phase-locked loop and the traditional PI control as well as the improvement PI control strategy.By sampling the vector control of three-phase voltage,it realize the d and q axis decoupling control of electric current,q-axis current control of the active power,d-axis current control of reactive power.This control strategy provides one kind of highly effective solution for the three-phase grid-connected inverter,finally confirms the accuracy and the feasibility of this plan through the experiment.%三相 AC/DC 双向变流器由于能够实现能量的双向传输,在电机控制、汽车电子、新能源发电等领域有非常广泛的应用。为提高三相逆变器的可靠性和降低其成本,文中提出全数字软件锁相环和传统 PI 控制以及改进后的 PI 控制策略。通过对采样三相电网电压的矢量控制,实现了 d 、q 轴电流的解耦控制,使 q 轴电流控制有功功率,d 轴电流控制无功功率。此控制策略为三相并网逆变器提供一种高效的解决方案,最后通过实验验证了该方案的正确性与可行性。

  8. Three-phase AC-AC power converters based on matrix converter topology matrix-reactance frequency converters concept

    Szczesniak, Pawel

    2013-01-01

    AC voltage frequency changes is one of the most important functions of solid state power converters. The most desirable features in frequency converters are the ability to generate load voltages with arbitrary amplitude and frequency, sinusoidal currents and voltages waveforms; the possibility of providing unity power factor for any load; and, finally, a simple and compact power circuit. Over the past decades, a number of different frequency converter topologies have appeared in the literature, but only the converters with either a voltage or current DC link are commonly used in industrial app

  9. Using Nyquist or Nyquist-Like Plot to Predict Three Typical Instabilities in DC-DC Converters

    Fang, Chung-Chieh

    2012-01-01

    By transforming an exact stability condition, a new Nyquist-like plot is proposed to predict occurrences of three typical instabilities in DC-DC converters. The three instabilities are saddle-node bifurcation (coexistence of multiple solutions), period-doubling bifurcation (subharmonic oscillation), and Neimark bifurcation (quasi-periodic oscillation). In a single plot, it accurately predicts whether an instability occurs and what type the instability is. The plot is equivalent to the Nyquist...

  10. Early Oscillation Detection for DC/DC Converter Fault Diagnosis

    Wang, Bright L.

    2011-01-01

    The electrical power system of a spacecraft plays a very critical role for space mission success. Such a modern power system may contain numerous hybrid DC/DC converters both inside the power system electronics (PSE) units and onboard most of the flight electronics modules. One of the faulty conditions for DC/DC converter that poses serious threats to mission safety is the random occurrence of oscillation related to inherent instability characteristics of the DC/DC converters and design deficiency of the power systems. To ensure the highest reliability of the power system, oscillations in any form shall be promptly detected during part level testing, system integration tests, flight health monitoring, and on-board fault diagnosis. The popular gain/phase margin analysis method is capable of predicting stability levels of DC/DC converters, but it is limited only to verification of designs and to part-level testing on some of the models. This method has to inject noise signals into the control loop circuitry as required, thus, interrupts the DC/DC converter's normal operation and increases risks of degrading and damaging the flight unit. A novel technique to detect oscillations at early stage for flight hybrid DC/DC converters was developed.

  11. Optimal Design of DC to DC Boost Converter with Closed Loop Control PID Mechanism for High Voltage Photovoltaic Application

    R. Arulmurugan

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a new dc to dc boost converter using closed loop control proportional Integral and Derivative mechanism for photovoltaic (PV standalone high voltage applications. The boost converter is composed of MOSFETs which are driven by closed loop PWM control. Many advantages including high efficiency, minimum number of switch, high voltage and power, low cost. This converter is attractive for high voltage and high power applications. The analysis and design considerations of the converter are presented. A prototype was implemented for an application requiring a 410W output power, input voltage range from 17.1-V, and a 317-V output voltage. The proposed system efficiency is about 90%.

  12. Hybrid AC-DC offshore wind power plant topology: optimal design

    Prada Gil, Mikel de; Igualada González, Lucía; Corchero García, Cristina; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol; Sumper, Andreas

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to present a hybrid AC-DC offshore wind power plant (OWPP) topology and to optimize its design in order to minimize the OWPP's total cost. This hybrid concept is based on clustering wind turbines and connecting each group to an AC/DC power converter installed on a collector platform which is located between the AC wind turbine array and the HVDC offshore platform. Thereby, individual power converters of each wind turbine are not required, since such AC/DC converters c...

  13. Analysis of DC/DC Converter Efficiency for Energy Storage System Based on Bidirectional Fuel Cells

    Pittini, Riccardo; Zhang, Zhe; Andersen, Michael A. E.

    2013-01-01

    interface to the grid. In power electronics, the converter efficiency is characterized at fixed operating voltage for various output power. This type of characterization is not suitable for fuel cells, since as the power from the fuel cell increases, the cell voltage decreases. This paper analyses how the...... fuel cell I-V characteristics influences the power electronics converter efficiency and their consequence on the overall system. A loaddependent efficiency curve is presented based on experimental results from a 6 kW dc-dc converter prototype including the most suitable control strategy which maximizes......Renewable energy sources are fluctuating depending on the availability of the energy source. For this reason, energy storage is becoming more important and bidirectional fuel cells represent an attractive technology. Fuel cells require highcurrent low-voltage dc-dc or dc-ac converters as power...

  14. On and off controlled resonant dc-dc power converter

    2015-01-01

    The present invention relates to a resonant DC-DC power converter comprising an input side circuit comprising a positive and a negative input terminal for receipt of an input voltage or current and an output side circuit comprising positive and negative output terminals for supply of a converter...... output voltage and connection to a converter load. The resonant DC-DC power converter further comprises a rectification circuit connected between an output of a resonant network and the output side circuit. The resonant network is configured for alternatingly being charged from the input voltage or...... current and discharged through the rectification circuit by a first controllable switch arrangement in accordance with a first switch control signal. A second controllable switch arrangement of the resonant DC-DC power converter is configured to select a first impedance characteristic of the resonant...

  15. Y-source impedance-network-based isolated boost DC/DC converter

    Siwakoti, Yam P.; Town, Graham; Loh, Poh Chiang;

    2014-01-01

    A dc-dc converter with very high voltage gain is proposed in this paper for any medium-power application requiring a high voltage boost with galvanic isolation. The proposed converter topology can be realized using only two switches. With this topology a very high voltage boost can be achieved even...... with a relatively low duty cycle of the switches, and the gain obtainable is presently not matched by any existing impedance network based converter operated at the same duty ratio. The proposed converter has a Y-source impedance network to boost the voltage at the intermediate dc-link side and a push......-pull transformer for square-wave AC inversion and isolation. The voltage-doubler rectifier provides a constant dc voltage at the output stage. A theoretical analysis of the converter is presented, supported by simulation and experimental results. A 250 W down-scaled prototype was implemented in the laboratory to...

  16. Single stage single phase active power factor corrected Ĉuk Topology Based AC-DC Converter

    Md. Ismail Hossain

    2014-01-01

    This paper focuses on the analysis of a power factor correction (PFC) converter using close loop Ĉuk topology. Regardless of the input line voltage and output load variations, input current drawn by the buck or buck-boost converter is always discontinuous. The Boost converter suffers from high voltage stresses across the power electronic devices. The input current in Ĉuk converter is comparable to boost converter’s input current. In this paper output voltage is controlled by inner cur...

  17. A single-phase embedded Z-source DC-AC inverter.

    Kim, Se-Jin; Lim, Young-Cheol

    2014-01-01

    In the conventional DC-AC inverter consisting of two DC-DC converters with unipolar output capacitors, the output capacitor voltages of the DC-DC converters must be higher than the DC input voltage. To overcome this weakness, this paper proposes a single-phase DC-AC inverter consisting of two embedded Z-source converters with bipolar output capacitors. The proposed inverter is composed of two embedded Z-source converters with a common DC source and output AC load. Though the output capacitor voltages of the converters are relatively low compared to those of a conventional inverter, an equivalent level of AC output voltages can be obtained. Moreover, by controlling the output capacitor voltages asymmetrically, the AC output voltage of the proposed inverter can be higher than the DC input voltage. To verify the validity of the proposed inverter, experiments were performed with a DC source voltage of 38 V. By controlling the output capacitor voltages of the converters symmetrically or asymmetrically, the proposed inverter can produce sinusoidal AC output voltages. The experiments show that efficiencies of up to 95% and 97% can be achieved with the proposed inverter using symmetric and asymmetric control, respectively. PMID:25133241

  18. Usage of a dc-to-dc converter for voltage adaption between energy storage and propulsion system in electric or hybrid vehicles; Einsatz eines DC/DC-Wandlers zur Spannungsanpassung zwischen Antrieb und Energiespeicher in Elektro- und Hybridfahrzeugen

    Schoenen, Timo

    2011-07-01

    Every time a new hybrid or electrical vehicle is developed, different topologies are compared to achieve the best results regarding weight costs and efficiency. The integration of a dc-to-dc converter between the battery stack and the power train is a frequently discussed alternative because the preferred voltage of the inverter and machine are often higher than the voltage of the battery stack. Within this thesis this approach was studied in detail and compared with the conventional concept without using a dc-to-dc converter. Therefore the influence of the dc-link voltage on the components like battery stack, machine, inverter and dc-to-dc converter was investigated. A change of the dc-link voltage leads to changes inside the components which affect weight, surface of the semiconductor devices and efficiency. This correlation could be used to develop a simulation process which optimizes the dc-link voltage regarding the programmed targets. In hybrid and electrical vehicles low weight and minimum costs are important and were defined as the main targets to achieve. The vantages which arise by using a dc-to-dc converter can be opposed to the disadvantages which also occur. The additional degree of freedom caused by the dc-to-dc converter shall be used. To achieve the best results regarding efficiency, the dc-link voltage has to be adapted to the operating point of the machine. First of all the dc-to-dc converter is an additional component with its weight, volume and losses. By the increased dc-link voltage on the drive train side, the size of the semiconductor devices inside the inverter could be reduced. Therefore the number of windings inside the machine has to be adapted accordingly. Also the wiring could be decreased based on the reduced currents. Overall there is still a higher weight and volume caused by the dc-to-dc converter. Also the efficiency map is influenced by the dc-to-dc converter. In the base speed region the dc-to-dc converter leads to a higher

  19. R dump converter without DC link capacitor for an 8/6 SRM: experimental investigation.

    Kavitha, Pasumalaithevan; Umamaheswari, Bhaskaran

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this paper is to investigate the performance of 8/6 switched reluctance motor (SRM) when excited with sinusoidal voltage. The conventional R dump converter provides DC excitation with the help of capacitor. In this paper the converter used is the modified R dump converter without DC link capacitor providing AC or sinusoidal excitation. Torque ripple and speed ripple are investigated based on hysteresis current control. Constant and sinusoidal current references are considered for comparison in both DC and AC excitation. Extensive theoretical and experimental investigations are made to bring out the merits and demerits of AC versus DC excitation. It is shown that the constructionally simple SRM can be favorably controlled with simple R dump converter with direct AC excitation without need for DC link capacitor. A 4-phase 8/6 0.5 kW SRM is used for experimentation. PMID:25642452

  20. A new class of hybrid AC/AC direct power converters

    Klumpner, Christian; Wijekoon, Thiwanka; Wheeler, Patrick

    2005-01-01

    Variable voltage and variable frequency conversion of electrical energy from an AC source to an AC load is done in traditional power converters via a DC-link where an energy storage element (electrolytic capacitors) is situated. Despite its well-known benefits, it has the disadvantage of being bulky and to limit the converter lifetime. On the other hand, Direct Power Conversion (DPC) is an attractive concept, which doesn’t need an energy storage buffer, but has two main disadvantages: reduced...

  1. DC voltage increment due to Ac coupling in a high-Tc superconducting coil

    In this work the interplay between Ac and DC currents is investigated in a High-Tc Superconducting (Hats) coil. The coil, made of multifilamentary silver-sheathed Bi-2223 tape, stores energy of 4.2a at 77K where the critical current is 22.2A. We observed that the application of a sinusoidal current component in the frequency range of 50-500Hz into the coil, while it is already carrying DC current in the range of 16-22.5A, caused an increase in the coil DC voltage. The DC voltage increment due to AC application is found to increase linearly with frequency and quadratically with amplitude. This phenomenon might be caused by the enhancement of Box creep in the HTS filaments due to excitation of pinned vortices by the AC current. The DC voltage increment increases as the coil current grows towards its critical value. A relative increment of 24 and 205Hz at the critical current. Clearly, the DC power loss in the coil increases in the same proportion. This result can be important in power applications based on HTS coils driven by a subcritical DC current and loaded by a relatively small AC current such as SMES and ECL. This research has been supported by the Ministry of Infrastructure, grant 95-11-09. A.F. acknowledges a support from the ministry of science. I.A.A. acknowledges the support from Jordan University of Science and Technology

  2. Multi Port Single Stage Power Electronics Converter and Wind PFC Converter for DC Micro Grid Applications

    M. Hemachandran

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available In this study multi port AC/DC-DC single stage power electronics converter proposed for grid power supply. The topology includes reduced number of active element and passive element. Passive element is used to provide to achieve improved voltage gain and to reduce the voltage stress of input side switches. The active-clamp circuits are used to recycle the energy stored in the leakage inductors and to improve the system performances. Here two input port (wind and battery unit and output port connected to dc grid, battery act as charge unit and source. Efficient wind power conversion is achieved by PFC boost dc-dc converter. Controlled and high step up voltage is supplied to multi-port converter from wind source.

  3. Analytical Method to Calculate the DC Link Current Stress in Voltage Source Converters

    Gohil, Ghanshyamsinh Vijaysinh; Bede, Lorand; Teodorescu, Remus; Kerekes, Tamas; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2014-01-01

    The dc-link capacitor is one of the critical components, which influences the lifetime of the whole voltage source converter unit. For reliable design, the operating temperature of the dc-link capacitor should be known, which is primarily determined by the ambient temperature and the rms value of......, especially for the applications with high line current ripple. The effect of the pulsewidth modulation (PWM) scheme on the rms value of the dc-link current is also studied and the analysis for continuous PWM and discontinuous PWM (DPWM) schemes is presented. The proposed analytical method is also verified...... the current flowing through the dc-link capacitor. A simple analytical method to calculate the rms value of the dc-link capacitor current is presented in this paper. The effect of the line current ripple on the rms value of the dc-link capacitor current is considered. This yields accurate results...

  4. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF CLOSED LOOP LCL-T RESONANT DC-TO-DC CONVERTER USING LOW COST EMBEDDED CONTROLLER

    M. Annamalai; M. Vijaya Kumar

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this study is to simulate and implement open loop and closed loop controlled DC-DC converter for stand-alone wind energy system. Wind turbines, however, are not always very efficient in the wind speeds that are most common to a region. Typically, wind energy systems are designed to be highly efficient in high wind speed and have a cut-off wind speed- below which no energy is captured. In remote locations where wind energy is used for battery charging, the energy lost below the cut-...

  5. DC injection into low voltage AC networks

    NONE

    2005-07-01

    This report summarises the results of a study investigating the impact of levels of injected DC current injections on a low voltage AC distribution network systems in order to recommend acceptable limits of DC from microgeneration. Relevant literature is reviewed, and the impact of DC levels in distribution transformers, transformer modelling, and instrumental transformers are discussed. The impact of DC in residual current devices (RCD) and in domestic electricity watt hour meters is examined along with DC enhanced corrosion, corrosion failure, and the measurement of DC current injection. Sources of DC injection outlined include DC from computer power supplies, network faults, geomagnetic phenomena, lighting circuits/dimmers, and embedded generators.

  6. Soft Commutated Three-Phase Dc-Dc Converter

    Silpa.P.T; Rajeenamol P.T

    2014-01-01

    High efficient DC-DC Converters find its application in electric power generation, transmission, distribution and Uninterruptable power supplies (UPS). Three phase converter system as compared with single phase converter system increases power density with reduced switching stresses, efficient usage of the transformer magnetic core and smaller filter design as the frequency of the system is higher. Inorder to make use of the above mentioned advantages a ZVS-PWM three- phase current-fed push-p...

  7. Planar Integrated Magnetics (PIM) Module in Hybrid Bidirectional DC-DC Converter for Fuel Cell Application

    Ouyang, Ziwei; Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius;

    2011-01-01

    , hereby increasing the power density of converters. In this paper, a new planar integrated magnetics (PIM) module for a phase-shift plus duty cycle controlled hybrid bi-directional dc-dc converter is proposed, which assembles one boost inductor and two transformers into an E-I-E core geometry, reducing...... the number of parts, the total volume of converter, as well as the total core loss of the magnetic components. AC losses in the windings and leakage inductance of the transformers are kept low by interleaving the primary and secondary turns of the transformers. To verify the validity of the design...

  8. Vortex ratchet reversal in an asymmetric washboard pinning potential subject to combined dc and ac stimuli

    The mixed-state resistive response of a superconductor thin film with an asymmetric washboard pinning potential subject to superimposed dc and ac currents of arbitrary amplitudes and frequency at finite temperature is theoretically investigated. The problem is considered in the single-vortex approximation, relying upon the exact solution of the Langevin equation in terms of a matrix continued fraction. The dc voltage response and the absorbed power in ac response are analyzed as functions of dc bias and ac current amplitude and frequency in a wide range of corresponding dimensionless parameters. Predictions are made of (i) a reversal of the rectified voltage at small dc biases and strong ac drives and (ii) a non-monotonic enhancement of the absorbed power in the nonlinear ac response at far sub-depinning frequencies. It is elucidated how and why both these effects appear due to the competition of the fixed internal and the tunable, dc bias-induced external asymmetry of the potential as the only reason. This is distinct from other scenarios used for explaining the vortex ratchet reversal effect so far. (paper)

  9. Vortex ratchet reversal in an asymmetric washboard pinning potential subject to combined dc and ac stimuli.

    Shklovskij, Valerij A; Sosedkin, Vladimir V; Dobrovolskiy, Oleksandr V

    2014-01-15

    The mixed-state resistive response of a superconductor thin film with an asymmetric washboard pinning potential subject to superimposed dc and ac currents of arbitrary amplitudes and frequency at finite temperature is theoretically investigated. The problem is considered in the single-vortex approximation, relying upon the exact solution of the Langevin equation in terms of a matrix continued fraction. The dc voltage response and the absorbed power in ac response are analyzed as functions of dc bias and ac current amplitude and frequency in a wide range of corresponding dimensionless parameters. Predictions are made of (i) a reversal of the rectified voltage at small dc biases and strong ac drives and (ii) a non-monotonic enhancement of the absorbed power in the nonlinear ac response at far sub-depinning frequencies. It is elucidated how and why both these effects appear due to the competition of the fixed internal and the tunable, dc bias-induced external asymmetry of the potential as the only reason. This is distinct from other scenarios used for explaining the vortex ratchet reversal effect so far. PMID:24304564

  10. ACAC Converters for UPS

    Rusalin Lucian R. Păun

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper propose a new control technique forsingle – phase ACAC converters used for a on-line UPSwith a good dynamic response, a reduced-partscomponents, a good output characteristic, a good powerfactorcorrection(PFC. This converter no needs anisolation transformer. A power factor correction rectifierand an inverter with the proposed control scheme has beendesigned and simulated using Caspoc2007, validating theconcept.

  11. Experiments on Corona Discharge Under AC and DC Composite Voltage

    ZHU Zhengyi; LI Ruihai; WANG Guoli; CHEN Can; JIA Zhidong; GUAN Zhicheng

    2012-01-01

    Converter transformers are one of the most important electrical apparatuses in the ultra high voltage(UHV) DC transmission systems.The valve side and the low voltage(LV) bushing are stressed by long-term AC and DC composite voltage leading to significant partial discharge(PD) and posing great danger to the insulation system.In this paper AC and DC composite voltage is applied on a metal needle-plate model to produce PD signal sequences,and then the pulse waveshape and frequency spectrum are analyzed and compared with PD signals under conventional AC or DC voltage.In the end,the phase-resolved distribution is analyzed to depict the new characteristics of PD under this composite voltage.

  12. Autonomous Operation of Hybrid Microgrid With AC and DC Subgrids

    Chiang Loh, Poh; Li, Ding; Kang Chai, Yi;

    2013-01-01

    This paper investigates on power-sharing issues of an autonomous hybrid microgrid. Unlike existing microgrids which are purely ac, the hybrid microgrid studied here comprises dc and ac subgrids interconnected by power electronic interfaces. The main challenge here is to manage power flows among all...... converters. Suitable control and normalization schemes are now developed for controlling them with the overall hybrid microgrid performance already verified in simulation and experiment....

  13. Early Oscillation Detection Technique for Hybrid DC/DC Converters

    Wang, Bright L.

    2011-01-01

    Oscillation or instability is a situation that must be avoided for reliable hybrid DC/DC converters. A real-time electronics measurement technique was developed to detect catastrophic oscillations at early stages for hybrid DC/DC converters. It is capable of identifying low-level oscillation and determining the degree of the oscillation at a unique frequency for every individual model of the converters without disturbing their normal operations. This technique is specially developed for space-used hybrid DC/DC converters, but it is also suitable for most of commercial and military switching-mode power supplies. This is a weak-electronic-signal detection technique to detect hybrid DC/DC converter oscillation presented as a specific noise signal at power input pins. It is based on principles of feedback control loop oscillation and RF signal modulations, and is realized by using signal power spectral analysis. On the power spectrum, a channel power amplitude at characteristic frequency (CPcf) and a channel power amplitude at switching frequency (CPsw) are chosen as oscillation level indicators. If the converter is stable, the CPcf is a very small pulse and the CPsw is a larger, clear, single pulse. At early stage of oscillation, the CPcf increases to a certain level and the CPsw shows a small pair of sideband pulses around it. If the converter oscillates, the CPcf reaches to a higher level and the CPsw shows more high-level sideband pulses. A comprehensive stability index (CSI) is adopted as a quantitative measure to accurately assign a degree of stability to a specific DC/DC converter. The CSI is a ratio of normal and abnormal power spectral density, and can be calculated using specified and measured CPcf and CPsw data. The novel and unique feature of this technique is the use of power channel amplitudes at characteristic frequency and switching frequency to evaluate stability and identify oscillations at an early stage without interfering with a DC/DC converter s

  14. A Novel FPSM Controller for DC-DC Switching Converters

    Yong Feng; Shun-Ping Wang; Ping Luo; Quan-Ming Niu; Zhao-Ji Li

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents a novel fuzzy pulse skip modulation (FPSM) controller for switching direct current to direct current (DC-DC) converters based on fuzzy ratiocination modeling approach. Owing to the optimal consideration during the design and the nonlinear characteristics of the controller, improved dynamic responses of the FPSM controller can be achieved over conventional controllers. Compared with conventional proportion integral derivative (PID) control, FPSM control has 60% lower overshoot and 10% lower setting time under the same input voltage and output load change. The presented approach is general and can be applied to other types of DC-DC converters.

  15. Simulation and Implementation of Quasi Resonant DC-DC Converter

    N. Devarajan

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: A half-bridge LLC resonant converter with a voltage doubler rectifier has a simple structure and its Zero-Voltage-Switching (ZVS capability is excellent from zero to full load condition. But conduction loss is more due to high circulating energy thus reducing the system efficiency. Moreover a variable frequency control method makes the control circuits more complicated than those using the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM control method. Thus, DC drive has lower efficiency when it operates on light loads. Approach: To improve the efficiency of the DC drive under light loads, a PWM-controlled quasi-resonant converter is proposed .It has simple control circuits and less conduction loss compared to a half-bridge LLC resonant converter under light load conditions. The proposed converter has a half-bridge LLC resonant converter along with an auxiliary circuit. The load regulation of the proposed converter can be achieved by an auxiliary circuit. Thus the proposed converter is expected to be suitable sustaining power module for the efficiency enhancement of DC drives. As the magnetizing inductance of the proposed converter is larger the circulating energy is considerably reduced under light load conditions. In this study the operational principle, design and modeling of QRC DC-DC converters for DC drives are presented. The PWM controlled quasi resonant converter is implemented using PIC microcontroller 16F184A. Results: The capacitor filter in the output is replaced by pi filter to produce DC with minimum ripple. The experimental results and simulation results are compared. This converter has the advantages like reduced number of switches, reduced transformer and filter size, reduced ripple, reduced switching losses, reduced switching stresses and increased power density. Conclusion: The experimental results closely agree with the simulation results.

  16. A Theory of Control for a Class of Electronic Power Processing Systems: Energy-Storage DC-To-DC Converters. Ph.D. Thesis

    Burns, W. W., III

    1977-01-01

    An analytically derived approach to the control of energy-storage dc-to-dc converters, which enables improved system performance and an extensive understanding of the manner in which this improved performance is accomplished, is presented. The control approach is derived from a state-plane analysis of dc-to-dc converter power stages which enables a graphical visualization of the movement of the system state during both steady state and transient operation. This graphical representation of the behavior of dc-to-dc converter systems yields considerable qualitative insight into the cause and effect relationships which exist between various commonly used converter control functions and the system performance which results from them.

  17. The effect of DC superimposed AC Voltage on Partial Discharges in Dielectric Bounded Cavities

    Olsen, Pål Keim; Mauseth, Frank; Ildstad, Erling

    2014-01-01

    Voltage source converters is used in HVDC stations in offshore HVDC transmission systems, between the AC and DC power grid. The AC ripple voltage on the DC side of the HVDC stations can be in the range of 1-10 % of the nominal DC voltage, depending on the size of the filter employed. For offshore HVDC grids, there is a drive to use polymeric insulated cables on the DC side. This work investigates how an AC voltage at power frequency superimposed on DC voltage influence the partial discharge m...

  18. Integrated Three-Voltage-Booster DC-DC Converter to Achieve High Voltage Gain with Leakage-Energy Recycling for PV or Fuel-Cell Power Systems

    Chih-Lung Shen; Hong-Yu Chen; Po-Chieh Chiu

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, an integrated three-voltage-booster DC-DC (direct current to direct current) converter is proposed to achieve high voltage gain for renewable-energy generation systems. The proposed converter integrates three voltage-boosters into one power stage, which is composed of an active switch, a coupled-inductor, five diodes, and five capacitors. As compared with conventional high step-up converters, it has a lower component count. In addition, the features of leakage-energy recycling...

  19. Hybrid battery with bi-directional DC/DC converter

    DUDRIK Jaroslav; OLEJAR Martin; BERES Tomáš

    2010-01-01

    Bi-directional buck-boost DC/DC converterfor hybrid battery is described in this paper. The firstpart of the paper is aimed at concept of hybrid battery;main advance compared to conventional accumulatoris explained there. Control circuit with UC3637 andpower circuit of the converter are described in thesecond part of the paper. Experimental results frommeasuring of converter are mentioned in the last part.

  20. Hybrid battery with bi-directional DC/DC converter

    DUDRIK Jaroslav

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Bi-directional buck-boost DC/DC converterfor hybrid battery is described in this paper. The firstpart of the paper is aimed at concept of hybrid battery;main advance compared to conventional accumulatoris explained there. Control circuit with UC3637 andpower circuit of the converter are described in thesecond part of the paper. Experimental results frommeasuring of converter are mentioned in the last part.

  1. A Novel Bidirectional DC-DC Converter With Flyback Snubber For Hybrid Electric Vehicles

    DIVYA K.NAIR; ELIZABETH RAJAN

    2013-01-01

    Hybrid electric Vehicles combine the benefits of engine, electric motor and batteries to provide improved fueleconomy. A converter is needed in hybrid Electric Vehicle for charging and discharging of the batteries. So a charging anddischarging can be combined in one circuit topology known as bidirectional DC-DC converter. Here the output is completelyisolated from input, so an isolated bidirectional Dc-DC converter is used. In the bidirectional DC-DC converter, there occursovervoltage and ove...

  2. A Comparison of Half Bridge & Full Bridge Isolated DC-DC Converters for Electrolysis Application

    R.Samuel Rajesh Babu; Joseph Henry

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents a comparison of half bridgeand full bridge isolated, soft-switched, DC-DC converters forElectrolysis application. An electrolyser is a part of renewableenergy system which generates hydrogen from water electrolysisthat used in fuel cells. A DC-DC converter is required to coupleelectrolyser to system DC bus. The proposed DC-DC converter isrealized in both full-bridge and half-bridge topology in order toachieve zero voltage switching for the power switches and toregulate the...

  3. Digital model for harmonic interactions in AC/DC/AC systems

    Guarini, A.P.; Rangel, R.D.; Pilotto, L.A.S.; Pinto, R.J.; Passos Junior, R. [Centro de Pesquisas de Energia Eletrica (CEPEL), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    1994-12-31

    The main purpose of this paper is to present a model for calculation of HVdc converter harmonics taking into account the influence of the harmonic interactions between the ac systems in dc link transmissions. The ideas and methodologies used in the model development take into account the dc current ripple and ac voltage distortion in the ac systems. The theory of switching functions is applied to contemplate for the frequency conversions between the ac and dc sides, in an iterative process. It is possible then to obtain, even in balanced situations, non-characteristic harmonics that are produced by frequencies originated in the other terminal, which can be significant in a strongly coupled system, such as back-to-back configuration. (author) 9 refs., 3 figs.

  4. Control of improved full-bridge three-level DC/DC converter for wind turbines in a DC grid

    Deng, Fujin; Chen, Zhe

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents an improved full-bridge three-level (IFBTL) dc/dc converter for a wind turbine in a dc grid by inserting a passive filter into the dc/dc converter to improve the performance of the converter. The passive filter can effectively reduce the voltage stress of the medium frequency ...... dc-grid system is presented. Finally, a small-scale IFBTL dc/dc converter prototype was built and tested in the laboratory, and the results verify the theoretical analysis.......This paper presents an improved full-bridge three-level (IFBTL) dc/dc converter for a wind turbine in a dc grid by inserting a passive filter into the dc/dc converter to improve the performance of the converter. The passive filter can effectively reduce the voltage stress of the medium frequency...

  5. Design of Three Phase Matrix Converter AC-AC Utility Power Supply using SPWM Technique

    Sagar.S.Pawar; Prakash.T.Patil

    2015-01-01

    This paper describes the control analysis and design of an three phase matrix AC-AC utility power supply .The SPWM modulation techniques is used to control the desired output voltage and gives the control output voltage and reduced input harmonic distortions .In this Matrix converter Input is directly connected to output no DC link components is required. Simulation had been done using mat lab simulink and Simulated results are observed

  6. Design of Three Phase Matrix Converter AC-AC Utility Power Supply using SPWM Technique

    Sagar. S. Pawar

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the control analysis and design of an three phase matrix AC-AC utility power supply .The SPWM modulation techniques is used to control the desired output voltage and gives the control output voltage and reduced input harmonic distortions .In this Matrix converter Input is directly connected to output no DC link components is required. Simulation had been done using mat lab simulink and Simulated results are observed

  7. INVESTIGATION OF THE MATRIX CONVERTER IN A DC SERIES-CONNECTED WIND FARM: Modulation, Control and Efficiency

    Holtsmark, Nathalie Marie-Anna

    2016-01-01

    In this thesis a wind energy conversion system for series-connection of DC wind turbines is considered. The wind park topology offers the advantage of a high voltage transmission without the need of an offshore platform to support a step-up transformer and an AC-DC converter. The wind conversion system which is proposed is composed of a permanent magnet synchronous generator, a three phase AC-AC converter, a three phase high frequency transformer and a diode bridge rectifier. ...

  8. A direct power conversion topology for grid integrations of hybrid AC/DC resources

    Liu, Xiong; Loh, Poh Chiang; Wang, Peng;

    2012-01-01

    This paper proposes a multiple-input versatile matrix converter (VMC) to integrate hybrid ac/dc energy resources and storages to a power grid. The VMC is developed based on the indirect matrix converter (IMC) with its six-switch voltage source converter replaced by a nine-switch topology. The nine...

  9. Generalization of zad strategy: an application to a dc-dc buck converter

    ANGULO GARCIA, FABIOLA; Olivar Tost, Gerard; Osorio Londoño, Gustavo Adolfo

    2011-01-01

    The Zero Average Dynamics (ZAD) strategy has been reported in the last decade as an alternative for controlling power converters. This technique has the advantage of guaranteeing fi xed frequency switching. However, the stability of the controller is highly dependent on the load value, and when the stability is lost, the fi xed frequency switching is lost too. In this paper we generalize ZAD strategy using the probabilities framework through the expectation operator. Thus, we recover class...

  10. Pulse pattern modulated strategy for harmonic current components reduction in three-phase AC-DC converters

    Davari, Pooya; Zare, Firuz; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2015-01-01

    Generated harmonic current as a consequence of employing power electronics converter is known as an important power quality issue in distribution networks. From industry point of view complying with international standards is mandatory, however cost and efficiency are two other important features...

  11. Pulse Pattern Modulated Strategy for Harmonic Current Components Reduction in Three-Phase AC-DC Converters

    Davari, Pooya; Zare, Firuz; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2016-01-01

    Generated harmonic current as a consequence of employing power electronics converter is known as an important power quality issue in distribution networks. From industry point of view complying with international standards is mandatory, however cost and efficiency are two other important features...

  12. Combined operation of AC and DC distribution system with distributed generation units

    This paper presents a DC distribution system which has been supplied by external AC systems as well as local DG units in order to demonstrate an overall solution to power quality issue. In this paper, the proposed operation method is demonstrated by simulation of power transfer between external AC systems, DG units, AC and DC loads. The power flow control in DC distribution system has been achieved by network converters and DG converters. Also, the mathematical model of the network, DG and load converters are obtained by using the average technique, which allows converter systems accurately simulated and control strategies for this converters is achieved. A suitable control strategy for network converters has been proposed that involves DC voltage droop regulator and novel instantaneous power regulation scheme. Also, a novel control technique has been proposed for DG converters. In this paper, a novel control system based on stationary and synchronously rotating reference frame has been proposed for load converters for supplying AC loads connected to the DC bus by balanced voltages. The several case studies have been studied based on proposed methods. The simulation results show that DC distribution systems including DG units can improve the power quality at the point of common coupling (PCC) in the power distribution system or industrial power system. (authors)

  13. High power density dc/dc converter: Selection of converter topology

    Divan, Deepakraj M.

    1990-01-01

    The work involved in the identification and selection of a suitable converter topology is described. Three new dc/dc converter topologies are proposed: Phase-Shifted Single Active Bridge DC/DC Converter; Single Phase Dual Active Bridges DC/DC Converter; and Three Phase Dual Active Bridges DC/DC Converter (Topology C). The salient features of these topologies are: (1) All are minimal in structure, i.e., each consists of an input and output bridge, input and output filter and a transformer, all components essential for a high power dc/dc conversion process; (2) All devices of both the bridges can operate under near zero-voltage conditions, making possible a reduction of device switching losses and hence, an increase in switching frequency; (3) All circuits operate at a constant frequency, thus simplifying the task of the magnetic and filter elements; (4) Since, the leakage inductance of the transformer is used as the main current transfer element, problems associated with the diode reverse recovery are eliminated. Also, this mode of operation allows easy paralleling of multiple modules for extending the power capacity of the system; (5) All circuits are least sensitive to parasitic impedances, infact the parasitics are efficently utilized; and (6) The soft switching transitions, result in low electromagnetic interference. A detailed analysis of each topology was carried out. Based on the analysis, the various device and component ratings for each topology operating at an optimum point, and under the given specifications, are tabulated and discussed.

  14. GRID-CONNECTECD DOUBLE-STAGE AC-AC POWER CONVERTER FOR CSP RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS

    Sorrentino, Vincenzo

    2015-01-01

    In the last years the renewable energy sources have known a state of their advanced diffusion considering their advantages compared to the traditional energy sources like fossil fuels. For this reason the combined heat and power (CHP) plant fueled by renewable sources are widely used. The purpose of this Ph.D. thesis is the design of a new Grid-connected Double-Stage AC-DC/DC-AC Power Converter (DSACPC) for a Concentrating Solar plant for Combined generation of Heat and Power (CS-CHP), th...

  15. A Robust Fuzzy Sliding Mode Controller Synthesis Applied on Boost DC-DC Converter Power Supply for Electric Vehicle Propulsion System

    Boumediène Allaoua

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The development of electric vehicles power electronics system control comprising of DC-AC inverters and DC-DC converters takes a great interest of researchers in the modern industry. A DC-AC inverter supplies the high power electric vehicle motors torques of the propulsion system and utility loads, whereas a DC-DC converter supplies conventional low-power, low-voltage loads. However, the need for high power bidirectional DC-DC converters in future electric vehicles has led to the development of many new topologies of DC-DC converters. Nonlinear control of power converters is an active area of research in the fields of power electronics. This paper focuses on a fuzzy sliding mode strategy (FSMS as a control strategy for boost DC-DC converter power supply for electric vehicle. The proposed fuzzy controller specifies changes in the control signal based on the surface and the surface change knowledge to satisfy the sliding mode stability and attraction conditions. The performances of the proposed fuzzy sliding controller are compared to those obtained by a classical sliding mode controller. The satisfactory simulation results show the efficiency of the proposed control law which reduces the chattering phenomenon. Moreover, the obtained results prove the robustness of the proposed control law against variation of the load resistance and the input voltage of the studied converter.

  16. Experimental Investigation of the Corona Discharge in Electrical Transmission due to AC/DC Electric Fields

    Fuangpian Phanupong

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, using of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC transmission to maximize the transmission efficiency, bulk power transmission, connection of renewable power source from wind farm to the grid is of prime concern for the utility. However, due to the high electric field stress from Direct Current (DC line, the corona discharge can easily be occurred at the conductor surface leading to transmission loss. Therefore, the polarity effect of DC lines on corona inception and breakdown voltage should be investigated. In this work, the effect of DC polarity and Alternating Current (AC field stress on corona inception voltage and corona discharge is investigated on various test objects, such as High Voltage (HV needle, needle at ground plane, internal defect, surface discharge, underground cable without cable termination, cable termination with simulated defect and bare overhead conductor. The corona discharge is measured by partial discharge measurement device with high-frequency current transformer. Finally, the relationship between supply voltage and discharge intensity on each DC polarity and AC field stress can be successfully determined.

  17. Hybrid posicast controller for a DC-DC buck converter

    Kaithamalai Udhayakumar; Ponnusamy Lakshmi; Kandasamy Boobal

    2008-01-01

    A new Posicast compensated hybrid controller for the DC-DC Buck converter is investigated. Posicast is a feed forward compensator, which eliminates the overshoot in the step response of a lightly damped system. However, the traditional method is sensitive to variations in natural frequency. The new method described here reduces this undesirable sensitivity by using Posicast within the feedback loop. Design of the Posicast function is independent of computational delay. The new controller resu...

  18. Operation and Control of Grid Connected Hybrid AC/DC Microgrid using various RES

    Kodanda Ram R B P U S B

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a Hybrid AC/DC Microgrid in alliance with Photo Voltaic (PV energy, Wind Energy and Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM Fuel cells. Microgrids are becoming increasingly attractive to the researchers because of the less greenhouse gases, low running cost, and flexibility to operate in connection with utility grid. The Hybrid AC/DC Microgrid constitutes independent AC and DC subgrids, where all the corresponding sources and loads are connected to their respective buses and these buses are interfaced using an interfacing converter. The Hybrid AC/DC Microgrid increases system efficiency by reducing the multiple reverse conversions involved in conventional RES integration to grid. A Small Hybrid AC/DC Microgrid in grid connected mode was modeled and simulated in MATLAB-SIMULINK environment. The simulation results proves the stable operation considering the uncertainty of generations and loads.

  19. Very High Frequency Half Bridge DC/DC Converter

    Madsen, Mickey Pierre; Knott, Arnold; Andersen, Michael A. E.

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents the first, off chip, class DE (resonant half bridge) converter working in the Very High Frequency (VHF) range. The benefits of using half bridge circuits both in the inverter and rectifier part of a VHF resonant dc/dc converter are analyzed and design equations for all...... components in the power stage are given. The circuit has been simulated to verify the accuracy of the presented equations and an efficiency of 89% has been shown. A prototype has been implemented with self-oscillating resonant gate drives driving the switches. The prototype has been used to drive an LED...

  20. A back to back multilevel converter for driving low inductance brushless AC machines

    Minshull, S.; Bingham, Chris; Foster, M.P.; Stone, D. A.

    2007-01-01

    Traditionally, multilevel converters are utilised in medium voltage applications, allowing the DC-link voltage to exceed the switch maximum blocking voltage. Here, their application to control high- efficiency brushless permanent magnet synchronous machines exhibiting low phase inductance is explored, the relative advantages being shown to include reduced current ripple and improved harmonic spectrum. A cost benefit analysis is included along with experimental results from a prototype 5-level...

  1. Bi-Directional DC-DC Converter for PHEV Applications

    Abas Goodarzi

    2011-01-31

    Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) require high power density energy storage system (ESS) for hybrid operation and high energy density ESS for Electric Vehicle (EV) mode range. However, ESS technologies to maximize power density and energy density simultaneously are not commercially feasible. The use of bi-directional DC-DC converter allows use of multiple energy storage, and the flexible DC-link voltages can enhance the system efficiency and reduce component sizing. This will improve fuel consumption, increase the EV mode range, reduce the total weight, reduce battery initial and life cycle cost, and provide flexibility in system design.

  2. Power efficiency improvement of a multi-oscillated current resonant type DC-DC converter

    Sato, Tadahiko; Matsuo, Hirofumi; Ota, Hiroyuki; Ishizuka, Yoichi; Higashi, Nobuhiro

    2009-01-01

    This paper deals with an improvement of a power efficiency of a multi-oscillated current resonant type DC-DC converter. The current resonant type converter employs generally the pulse frequency modulation and its magnetizing inductance is set relatively low. For this reason, the magnetizing current through the converter causes a power loss under a light load. In order to solve this problem, a multi-oscillated current resonant type DC-DC converter has been proposed, and revealed the advantage ...

  3. A Simple Load Power Estimator For Quasi-Direct AC-AC Converter System

    Marian GAICEANU

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper a simple load power estimator for the three-phase quasi-direct acac converter system is reported. Since the ac-ac converter control by means of pulsewidth modulation (PWM is based on the power balance concept, its load power should be known. Two control boards, based on the dSMC (digital Smart Motion Controller 30 MIPS 32-bit fixed-point digital signal processor (DSP, were involved in the ac-ac system driving. By using the power balance control, the DC link voltage variation at the load changes can be reduced. In this way a small DC link capacitor is required to handle the dc voltage error control. The feed-forward (Sul and Lipo, 1990 current component provides fast correction of the reference control to load power variation. In order to obtain the feed-forward current component, the load power must to be known. In this paper the load power is estimated from the dc link, indirectly, through a dc load current estimator. In this way the author overcomes the use of the serial communication between control boards (Gaiceanu, 2004 in order to deliver the load power information from the inverter side. The load current estimator is based on the DC link voltage and on the load current of the supply converter. This method presents certain advantages instead of using measured method, which requires a low pass filter: no time delay, the feed-forward current component has no ripple, no additional hardware, and more fast control response. Through simulation and experimental results the performances of the proposed load current estimator scheme are demonstrated.

  4. High Power Zero-Voltage and Zero-Current Switching DC-DC Converters

    Jaroslav Dudrik

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents principles and properties of the soft switching PWM DC-DC converters. The attention is focused mainly on high power applications and thus the full-bridge inverters are used in DC-DC converters. Considerations are also given to the control methods and principles of the switching and conduction losses reduction.

  5. Generalized Steady-State VSC MTDC Model for Sequential AC/DC Power Flow Algorithms

    Beerten, Jef; Cole, Stijn; Belmans, Ronnie

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, a steady-state multi-terminal voltage source converter high voltage direct current (VSC MTDC) model is introduced. The proposed approach is extended to include multiple AC and DC grids with arbitrary topologies. The DC grids can thereby interconnect arbitrary buses in one or more non-synchronized AC systems. The converter equations are derived in their most general format and correctly define all set-points with respect to the system bus instead of the converter or filter bus, ...

  6. Step-Up DC-DC Power Converter

    2015-01-01

    being charged from the input voltage and discharged to the output capacitor through the galvanic isolation barrier in accordance with a switch control signal to produce the converter output voltage. The step-up DC-DC power converter comprises an electrical short-circuit connection across the galvanic...... capacitor coupled between the positive and negative input terminals and the secondary side circuit comprises an output capacitor chargeable to a converter output voltage between a first positive electrode and a second negative electrode. A switched energy storage network is configured for alternatingly...... isolation barrier connecting, in a first case, the second negative electrode of the output capacitor to the positive input terminal of the primary side circuit or, in a second case, connecting the second positive electrode of the output capacitor to the negative input terminal of the primary side circuit...

  7. RESONANT STEP-DOWN DC-DC POWER CONVERTERS

    2015-01-01

    alternatingly being charged from the input voltage and discharged to the output capacitor through the galvanic isolation barrier by a semiconductor switch arrangement in accordance with a switch control signal to produce the converter output voltage. The resonant step-down DC-DC power converter comprises an...... electrical short-circuit connection across the galvanic isolation barrier connecting, in a first case, the second negative electrode of the output capacitor to the positive input terminal of the primary side circuit or, in a second case, connecting the second positive electrode of the output capacitor to the...... and an input capacitor coupled between the positive and negative input terminals and the secondary side circuit comprises an output capacitor chargeable to a converter output voltage between a first positive electrode and a second negative electrode. A resonant network is con- figured for...

  8. Adapting AC Lines to DC Grids for Large-Scale Renewable Power Transmission

    D. Marene Larruskain

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available All over the world, governments of different countries are nowadays promoting the use of clean energies in order to achieve sustainable energy systems. In this scenario, since the installed capacity is continuously increasing, renewable sources can play an important role. Notwithstanding that, some important problems may appear when connecting these sources to the grid, being the overload of distribution lines one of the most relevant. In fact, renewable generation is usually connected to the nearest AC grid, although this HV system may not have been designed considering distributed generation. In the particular case of large wind farms, the electrical grid has to transmit all the power generated by wind energy and, as a consequence, the AC system may get overloaded. It is therefore necessary to determine the impact of wind power transmission so that appropriate measures can be taken. Not only are these measures influenced by the amount of power transmitted, but also by the quality of the transmitted power, due to the output voltage fluctuation caused by the highly variable nature of wind. When designing a power grid, although AC systems are usually the most economical solution because of its highly proven technology, HVDC may arise in some cases (e.g. offshore wind farms as an interesting alternative, offering some added values such as lower losses and better controllability. This way, HVDC technology can solve most of the aforementioned problems and has a good potential for future use. Additionally, the fast development of power electronics based on new and powerful semiconductor devices allow the spread of innovative technologies, such as VSC-HVDC, which can be applied to create DC grids. This paper focuses on the main aspects involved in adapting the existing overhead AC lines to DC grids, with the objective of improving the transmission of distributed renewable energy to the centers of consumption.

  9. Rapid cycling synchrotron magnet with separate ac and dc circuit

    In present rapid cycling synchrotron magnets ac and dc currents flow in the same coil to give the desired field. The circuit reactance is made zero at dc and the operating frequency by running the magnet in series with an external parallel resonant LC current. We propose to return the ac flux in a gap next to the synchrotron. The dc coil encloses the ac magnetic circuit and thus links no ac flux. A shorted turn between the dc coil and ac flux enhances the separation of the two circuits. Several interesting developments are possible. The dc coil could be a stable superconductor to save power. The ac flux return gap could be identical with the synchrotron gap and contain a second synchrotron. This would double the output of the system. If the return flux gap were used for a booster, the ac coil power could be greatly reduced or radiation hardening of the ac coil could be simplified

  10. Simultaneous distribution of AC and DC power

    Polese, Luigi Gentile

    2015-09-15

    A system and method for the transport and distribution of both AC (alternating current) power and DC (direct current) power over wiring infrastructure normally used for distributing AC power only, for example, residential and/or commercial buildings' electrical wires is disclosed and taught. The system and method permits the combining of AC and DC power sources and the simultaneous distribution of the resulting power over the same wiring. At the utilization site a complementary device permits the separation of the DC power from the AC power and their reconstruction, for use in conventional AC-only and DC-only devices.

  11. Multi-output DC-DC converters based on diode-clamped converters configuration

    Nami, A.; Zare, F.; Ghosh, A.;

    2010-01-01

    This study presents a new DC DC multi-output boost (MOB) converter which can share its total output between different series of output voltages for low- and high-power applications. This configuration can be utilised instead of several single output power supplies. This is a compatible topology for...... a diode-clamed inverter in the grid connection systems, where boosting low rectified output-voltage and series DC link capacitors is required. To verify the proposed topology, steady-state and dynamic analyses of a MOB converter are examined. A simple control strategy has been proposed to...

  12. AC barrier pin-plane corona: similarities and distinctions to DC positive and negative coronas and dielectric barrier discharge

    Alternative current (AC) atmospheric pressure corona between the sharpened pin and metallic plane covered with a thin dielectric material is widely used in applications. This kind of discharge can be classified the AC barrier corona (ACBC), because one would expect that ACBC exhibits the properties, which are close to those of both AC dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) and DC (direct current) positive and negative pin-plane coronas. Experimental and numerical study on properties of ACBC in air, nitrogen, Ar, He at atmospheric pressure was carried out. A detailed comparison between ACBC and DC positive and negative pin-plane coronas was made. (author)

  13. DC Voltage Droop Control Implementation in the AC/DC Power Flow Algorithm: Combinational Approach

    Akhter, F.; Macpherson, D.E.; Harrison, G.P.;

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, a combinational AC/DC power flow approach is proposed for the solution of the combined AC/DC network. The unified power flow approach is extended to include DC voltage droop control. In the VSC based MTDC grids, DC droop control is regarded as more advantageous in terms of...... operational flexibility, as more than one VSC station controls the DC link voltage of the MTDC system. This model enables the study of the effects of DC droop control on the power flows of the combined AC/DC system for steady state studies after VSC station outages or transient conditions without needing to...... use its complete dynamic model. Further, the proposed approach can be extended to include multiple AC and DC grids for combined AC/DC power flow analysis. The algorithm is implemented by modifying the MATPOWER based MATACDC program and the results shows that the algorithm works efficiently....

  14. Kadanoff-Baym approach to time-dependent quantum transport in AC and DC fields

    We have developed a method based on the embedded Kadanoff-Baym equations to study the time evolution of open and inhomogeneous systems. The equation of motion for the Green's function on the Keldysh contour is solved using different conserving many-body approximations for the self-energy. Our formulation incorporates basic conservation laws, such as particle conservation, and includes both initial correlations and initial embedding effects, without restrictions on the time-dependence of the external driving field. We present results for the time-dependent density, current and dipole moment for a correlated tight binding chain connected to one-dimensional non-interacting leads exposed to DC and AC biases of various forms. We find that the self-consistent 2B and GW approximations are in extremely good agreement with each other at all times, for the long-range interactions that we consider. In the DC case we show that the oscillations in the transients can be understood from interchain and lead-chain transitions in the system and find that the dominant frequency corresponds to the HOMO-LUMO transition of the central wire. For AC biases with odd inversion symmetry odd harmonics to high harmonic order in the driving frequency are observed in the dipole moment, whereas for asymmetric applied bias also even harmonics have considerable intensity. In both cases we find that the HOMO-LUMO transition strongly mixes with the harmonics leading to harmonic peaks with enhanced intensity at the HOMO-LUMO transition energy.

  15. HIGH-FREQUENCY QUASI-SINGLE-STAGE (QSS) ISOLATED AC-DC AND DC-AC POWER CONVERSION

    Wang, Kunrong

    1998-01-01

    The generic concept of quasi-single-stage (QSS) power conversion topology for ac-dc rectification and dc-ac inversion is proposed. The topology is reached by direct cascading and synchronized switching of two variety of buck or two variety of boost switching networks. The family of QSS power converters feature single-stage power processing without a dc-link low-pass filter, a unidirectional pulsating dc-link voltage, soft-switching capability with minimal extra commutation circuitry, simple...

  16. Integrated Three-Voltage-Booster DC-DC Converter to Achieve High Voltage Gain with Leakage-Energy Recycling for PV or Fuel-Cell Power Systems

    Chih-Lung Shen

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, an integrated three-voltage-booster DC-DC (direct current to direct current converter is proposed to achieve high voltage gain for renewable-energy generation systems. The proposed converter integrates three voltage-boosters into one power stage, which is composed of an active switch, a coupled-inductor, five diodes, and five capacitors. As compared with conventional high step-up converters, it has a lower component count. In addition, the features of leakage-energy recycling and switching loss reduction can be accomplished for conversion efficiency improvement. While the active switch is turned off, the converter can inherently clamp the voltage across power switch and suppress voltage spikes. Moreover, the reverse-recovery currents of all diodes can be alleviated by leakage inductance. A 200 W prototype operating at 100 kHz switching frequency with 36 V input and 400 V output is implemented to verify the theoretical analysis and to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed high step-up DC-DC converter.

  17. Hybrid posicast controller for a DC-DC buck converter

    Kaithamalai Udhayakumar

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A new Posicast compensated hybrid controller for the DC-DC Buck converter is investigated. Posicast is a feed forward compensator, which eliminates the overshoot in the step response of a lightly damped system. However, the traditional method is sensitive to variations in natural frequency. The new method described here reduces this undesirable sensitivity by using Posicast within the feedback loop. Design of the Posicast function is independent of computational delay. The new controller results in a lower noise in the control signal, when compared to a conventional PID controller.

  18. Energy Factor and Mathematical Modeling for Power DC/DC Converters

    Fang Lin LUO; Hong YE

    2004-01-01

    Mathematical modelling for power DC/DC converters is a historical problem accompanying DC/DC conversion technology since 1940's. The traditional mathematical modelling is not available for complex structure converters since the differential equation order increases very high. We have to search other way to establish mathematical modelling for power DC/DC converters. We have theoretically defined a new concept - Energy Factor (EF) in this paper and researched the relations between EF and the mathematical modelling for power DC/DC converters. EF is a new concept in power DC/DC conversion technology, which thoroughly differs from the traditional concepts such as power factor (PF), power transfer efficiency (η), total harmonic distortion (THD) and ripple factor (RF). EF and the subsequential EFv (and EFvD ) can illustrate the system stability, reference response and interference recovery. This investigation is very helpful for system design and DC/DC converters characteristics foreseeing. Two DC/DC converters: Buck converter and Super-Lift Luo-Converter as the samples are analysed in this paper to demonstrate the applications of EF, EFv (and EFvD), PE,SE, VE (and VED ), time constant τ and damping time constant τd .

  19. Design Optimization Methodology for Power Converters based on Global Energy Requirement Criteria. Application to a Flyback DC-DC Structure

    Jaouen, Cédric; Multon, Bernard; Barruel, Franck

    2011-01-01

    This paper discusses a design methodology for power electronic converters according to the Global Energy Requirement (GER) criterion, i.e. the primary energy consumption over their entire life cycle. For given specifications of the converter, each power component of a self-oscillating flyback converter and the main control parameters are optimized using scaling laws for given technologies. Models linking sizes of components, loss parameters and embodied energy parameters are presented. Finall...

  20. Three Phase Resonant DC Power Converter for Ion Thrusters Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Our phase 1 study has revealed many significant benefits of a new class of DC-to-DC power converters with performance that cannot be matched by current flight power...

  1. HYBRID MODELING OF OPEN LOOP DC-DC CONVERTERS

    Ekaitz Zulueta

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Power electronic converters always have been circuits of difficult modelling because differential equations that describe them have discontinuities. Although this situation has been improved since the appearance of the Hybrid Systems theory, able to jointly describe both continuous and discrete behaviors exhibited by some physical systems, nowadays it is possible to obtain very precise models which help us in the study and design of such circuits. An excellent option for the discrete part model (reactive system is to use statecharts, since this powerful language has recently been implemented and named Stateflow as a part of the Simulink toolbox of Matlab. So, today, the complete modeling of some hybrid systems within Matlab environment is possible. In this work the open loop hybrid modeling and simulation of the well-known dc-dc converters named buck and boost, using Matlab-Simulink-Stateflow, is presented

  2. Digital Voltage Control of DC-DC Boost Converter

    T. M. Swathy

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The need for digital control for faster communication between power stage module & system controllers is increased with requirement of load complexity. The requirements also include stability of power module with the parametric variation. This paper presents a digital control of a dc-dc boost converter under nominal parameter conditions. The system controller has been verified in both frequency response as well as MATLAB-Simulink under nominal & parametric varying condition. The modeling of converter has been illustrated using state-space averaging technique. Direct digital design method is equipped to design the controller in frequency response to yield constant load voltage. The characteristic of load voltage before & after parametric variation is shown.

  3. Soft switching DC/DC converter using auxiliary circuits

    Jaroslav Dudrik; Vladimír Ruščin

    2008-01-01

    A novel auxiliary circuit for full-bridge PWMDC/DC converter with controlled secondary side rectifieris presented in this paper. Zero-current turn-on for allpower switches of the inverter is achieved for full loadrange from no-load to short circuit by using controlledrectifier and auxiliary circuit on the secondary side.Modified phase shift PWM control strategy is used for theconverter. The principle of operation is explained andanalyzed and the simulation results are presented.

  4. A high voltage ratio and low ripple interleaved DC-DC converter for fuel cell applications.

    Chang, Long-Yi; Chao, Kuei-Hsiang; Chang, Tsang-Chih

    2012-01-01

    This paper proposes a high voltage ratio and low ripple interleaved boost DC-DC converter, which can be used to reduce the output voltage ripple. This converter transfers the low DC voltage of fuel cell to high DC voltage in DC link. The structure of the converter is parallel with two voltage-doubler boost converters by interleaving their output voltages to reduce the voltage ripple ratio. Besides, it can lower the current stress for the switches and inductors in the system. First, the PSIM software was used to establish a proton exchange membrane fuel cell and a converter circuit model. The simulated and measured results of the fuel cell output characteristic curve are made to verify the correctness of the established simulation model. In addition, some experimental results are made to validate the effectiveness in improving output voltage ripple of the proposed high voltage ratio interleaved boost DC-DC converters. PMID:23365536

  5. A High Voltage Ratio and Low Ripple Interleaved DC-DC Converter for Fuel Cell Applications

    Long-Yi Chang; Kuei-Hsiang Chao; Tsang-Chih Chang

    2012-01-01

    This paper proposes a high voltage ratio and low ripple interleaved boost DC-DC converter, which can be used to reduce the output voltage ripple. This converter transfers the low DC voltage of fuel cell to high DC voltage in DC link. The structure of the converter is parallel with two voltage-doubler boost converters by interleaving their output voltages to reduce the voltage ripple ratio. Besides, it can lower the current stress for the switches and inductors in the system. First, the PSIM s...

  6. Multiple piezo-patch energy harvesters integrated to a thin plate with AC-DC conversion: analytical modeling and numerical validation

    Aghakhani, Amirreza; Basdogan, Ipek; Erturk, Alper

    2016-04-01

    Plate-like components are widely used in numerous automotive, marine, and aerospace applications where they can be employed as host structures for vibration based energy harvesting. Piezoelectric patch harvesters can be easily attached to these structures to convert the vibrational energy to the electrical energy. Power output investigations of these harvesters require accurate models for energy harvesting performance evaluation and optimization. Equivalent circuit modeling of the cantilever-based vibration energy harvesters for estimation of electrical response has been proposed in recent years. However, equivalent circuit formulation and analytical modeling of multiple piezo-patch energy harvesters integrated to thin plates including nonlinear circuits has not been studied. In this study, equivalent circuit model of multiple parallel piezoelectric patch harvesters together with a resistive load is built in electronic circuit simulation software SPICE and voltage frequency response functions (FRFs) are validated using the analytical distributedparameter model. Analytical formulation of the piezoelectric patches in parallel configuration for the DC voltage output is derived while the patches are connected to a standard AC-DC circuit. The analytic model is based on the equivalent load impedance approach for piezoelectric capacitance and AC-DC circuit elements. The analytic results are validated numerically via SPICE simulations. Finally, DC power outputs of the harvesters are computed and compared with the peak power amplitudes in the AC output case.

  7. Chaos analysis and chaotic EMI suppression of DC-DC converters

    Zhang, Bo

    2014-01-01

    Introduces chaos theory, its analytical methods and the means to apply chaos to the switching power supply design DC-DC converters are typical switching systems which have plenty of nonlinear behaviors, such as bifurcation and chaos. The nonlinear behaviors of DC-DC converters have been studied heavily over the past 20 years, yet researchers are still unsure of the practical application of bifurcations and chaos in switching converters. The electromagnetic interference (EMI), which resulted from the high rates of changes of voltage and current, has become a major design criterion in DC-DC co

  8. Simulation and Implementation of Interleaved Boost DC-DC Converter for Fuel Cell Application

    Ahmad Saudi Samosir

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with a boost dc-dc converter for fuel cell application. In fuel cell electric vehicles application, a high power boost dc-dc converter is adopted to adjust the output voltage, current and power of fuel cell engine to meet the vehicle requirements. One of challenge in designing a boost converter for high power application is how to handle the high current at the input side. In this paper an interleaved boost dc-dc converter is proposed for current sharing on high power application. Moreover, this converter also reduces the fuel ripple current. Performance of the interleaved boost converter is tested through simulation and experimental results. Keywords: component; Interleaved Boost Converter; Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle; high power application.  

  9. Power flow analysis for droop controlled LV hybrid AC-DC microgrids with virtual impedance

    Li, Chendan; Chaudhary, Sanjay; Vasquez, Juan Carlos;

    2014-01-01

    The AC-DC hybrid microgrid is an effective form of utilizing different energy resources and the analysis of this system requires a proper power flow algorithm. This paper proposes a suitable power flow algorithm for LV hybrid AC-DC microgrid based on droop control and virtual impedance. Droop and...... algorithm makes it a potential method for planning, dispatching and operation of droop controlled LV hybrid AC-DC....... virtual impedance concepts for AC network, DC network and interlinking converter are reviewed so as to model it in the power flow analysis. The validation of the algorithm is verified by comparing it with steady state results from detailed time domain simulation. The effectiveness of the proposed...

  10. Dynamic Performance of Grid Converters using Adaptive DC Voltage Control

    Trintis, Ionut; Sun, Bo; Guerrero, Josep M.; Munk-Nielsen, Stig; Abrahamsen, Flemming; Thøgersen, Paul Bach

    2014-01-01

    This paper investigates a controller that ensures minimum operating dc-link voltage of a back-to-back converter system. The dc-link voltage adapts its reference based on the system state, reference given by an outer loop to the dc-link voltage controller. The operating dc-link voltage should be k...... kept as low as possible to increase the power conversion efficiency and increase the reliability of converters. The dynamic performance of the proposed controller is investigated by simulations and experiments.......This paper investigates a controller that ensures minimum operating dc-link voltage of a back-to-back converter system. The dc-link voltage adapts its reference based on the system state, reference given by an outer loop to the dc-link voltage controller. The operating dc-link voltage should be...

  11. YBCO thin films in ac and dc films

    Shahzada, S

    2001-01-01

    We report studies on the dc magnetization of YBCO thin films in simultaneously applied dc and ac fields. The effect of the ac fields is to decrease the irreversible magnetization drastically leading to complete collapse of the hysteresis loops for relatively small ac fields (250e). The magnitude of the decrease depends on the component of the ac field parallel to the c-axis. The decrease is non-linear with ac amplitude and is explained in the framework of the critical state response of ultra thin films in perpendicular geometry. The ac fields increase the relaxation rapidly at short times while the long time response appears unaffected. (author)

  12. A Simple Load Power Estimator For Quasi-Direct AC-AC Converter System

    Marian GAICEANU; Emil ROSU

    2003-01-01

    In this paper a simple load power estimator for the three-phase quasi-direct acac converter system is reported. Since the ac-ac converter control by means of pulsewidth modulation (PWM) is based on the power balance concept, its load power should be known. Two control boards, based on the dSMC (digital Smart Motion Controller) 30 MIPS 32-bit fixed-point digital signal processor (DSP), were involved in the ac-ac system driving. By using the power balance control, the DC link voltage variation ...

  13. A Secondary Voltage Control Method for an AC/DC Coupled Transmission System Based on Model Predictive Control

    Xu, Fengda; Guo, Qinglai; Sun, Hongbin;

    2015-01-01

    For an AC/DC coupled transmission system, the change of transmission power on the DC lines will significantly influence the AC systems’ voltage. This paper describes a method to coordinated control the reactive power of power plants and shunt capacitors at DC converter stations nearby, in order to...... keep the voltage of the pilot bus tracking its set point considering the DC system’s transmission schedule change. The approach is inspired by model predictive control (MPC) to compensate for predictable voltage change affected by DC side transmission power flow and the potential capacitor switching at...

  14. Autonomous Control of Interlinking Converter With Energy Storage in Hybrid AC–DC Microgrid

    Loh, Poh Chiang; Li, Ding; Chai, Yi Kang;

    2013-01-01

    The coexistence of ac and dc subgrids in a hybrid microgrid is likely given that modern distributed sources can either be ac or dc. Linking these subgrids is a power converter, whose topology should preferably be not too unconventional. This is to avoid unnecessary compromises to reliability......, simplicity, and industry relevance of the converter. The desired operating features of the hybrid microgrid can then be added through this interlinking converter. To demonstrate, an appropriate control scheme is now developed for controlling the interlinking converter. The objective is to keep the hybrid...... microgrid in autonomous operation with active power proportionally shared among its distributed sources. Power sharing here should depend only on the source ratings and not their placements within the hybrid microgrid. The proposed scheme can also be extended to include energy storage within the...

  15. Hierarchical Velocity Control Based on Differential Flatness for a DC/DC Buck Converter-DC Motor System

    Silva-Ortigoza, R.; C. Márquez-Sánchez; F. Carrizosa-Corral; M. Antonio-Cruz; J. M. Alba-Martínez; Saldaña-González, G.

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a hierarchical controller that carries out the angular velocity trajectory tracking task for a DC motor driven by a DC/DC Buck converter. The high level control is related to the DC motor and the low level control is dedicated to the DC/DC Buck converter; both controls are designed via differential flatness. The high level control provides a desired voltage profile for the DC motor to achieve the tracking of a desired angular velocity trajectory. Then, a low level control ...

  16. Hysteretic Current Controlled Zvs Dc/Dc Converter For Automobile

    Cernat, M.; Scortarul, P.; Tanase, A.;

    2007-01-01

    A novel bi-directional dc-dc converter with ZVS and interleaving for dual voltage systems in automobiles is presented. A variable frequency extended band hysteretic current control method is proposed. In comparison with classical fixed frequency current control PWM, the reverse polarity peak...

  17. Study of Power Flow Algorithm of AC/DC Distribution System including VSC-MTDC

    Haifeng Liang

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, distributed generation and a large number of sensitive AC and DC loads have been connected to distribution networks, which introduce a series of challenges to distribution network operators (DNOs. In addition, the advantages of DC distribution networks, such as the energy conservation and emission reduction, mean that the voltage source converter based multi-terminal direct current (VSC-MTDC for AC/DC distribution systems demonstrates a great potential, hence drawing growing research interest. In this paper, considering losses of the reactor, the filter and the converter, a mathematical model of VSC-HVDC for the load flow analysis is derived. An AC/DC distribution network architecture has been built, based on which the differences in modified equations of the VSC-MTDC-based network under different control modes are analyzed. In addition, corresponding interface functions under five control modes are provided, and a back/forward iterative algorithm which is applied to power flow calculation of the AC/DC distribution system including VSC-MTDC is proposed. Finally, by calculating the power flow of the modified IEEE14 AC/DC distribution network, the efficiency and validity of the model and algorithm are evaluated. With various distributed generations connected to the network at appropriate locations, power flow results show that network losses and utilization of transmission networks are effectively reduced.

  18. A DC-DC Converter Efficiency Model for System Level Analysis in Ultra Low Power Applications

    Benton H. Calhoun; Aatmesh Shrivastava

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a model of inductor based DC-DC converters that can be used to study the impact of power management techniques such as dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS). System level power models of low power systems on chip (SoCs) and power management strategies cannot be correctly established without accounting for the associated overhead related to the DC-DC converters that provide regulated power to the system. The proposed model accurately predicts the efficiency of induct...

  19. Novel current resonance DC-DC converter with voltage doubler rectifier for fuel cell system

    Kato, Hisatsugu; Matsuo, Hirofumi; Kimura, Takayuki; Sakamoto, Yukitaka

    2010-01-01

    This paper deals with a novel composite rsonance DC-DC converter for low input voltage, large input current and high output voltsge with the voltage doubler rectifier. which i developed to appl y to the power conditioner of the fuel system. The proposed DC-DC cnverter has the current and voltage resonance fnctions to reduce the switching power loss. The primary and secondary sides of the converter are composed of the current resonant full bridge circuit, and voltage doubler, respectively. For...

  20. Novel DC/DC Converters For High-Power Distributed Power Systems

    Francisco Venustiano, Canales Abarca

    2003-01-01

    One of the requirements for the next generation of power supplies for distributed power systems (DPSs) is to achieve high power density with high efficiency. In the traditional front-end converter based on the two-stage approach for high-power three-phase DPSs, the DC-link voltage coming from the power factor correction (PFC) stage penalizes the second-stage DC/DC converter. This DC/DC converter not only has to meet the characteristics demanded by the load, but also must process energy w...

  1. Josephson arrays for dc and ac metrology

    Large series arrays of underdamped SIS tunnel junctions are the basic element of the primary dc voltage standards used at present. The development of versatile quantum voltmeters for dc and ac metrology requires the preparation of large and perfect series arrays of overdamped Josephson junctions. Overdamped junctions can be realized by externally shunted SIS junctions or by internally shunted SNS or SINIS junctions. Arrays of up to 8000 SINIS junctions or 30000 SNS junctions were successfully operated at the 1 V dc level. In addition to being used in large arrays for voltage metrology and oscillators, the described junction types may become very useful for the preparation of highly integrated single-flux-quantum digital devices. (author)

  2. Quasi-Y-Source Boost DC–DC Converter

    Siwakoti, Yam Prasad; Blaabjerg, Frede; Loh, Poh Chiang

    2015-01-01

    In this letter, a new topology called “quasi-Y-source dc-dc converter” is presented. It inherits all the advantages of the original Y-source converter. In addition, the new topology draws a continuous current from the source, which is definitely more appropriate for most renewable sources. It als...... has dc-current-blocking capacitors, which will definitely help to prevent the coupled inductor core from saturation. Experimental testing has proven the validity of the proposed network and its application as a high boost dc-dc converter....

  3. Novel family of quasi-Z-source DC/DC converters derived from current-fed push-pull converters

    Chub, Andrii; Husev, Oleksandr; Vinnikov, Dmitri; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2014-01-01

    This paper is devoted to the step-up quasi-Z-source dc/dc push-pull converter family. The topologies in the family are derived from the isolated boost converter family by replacing input inductors with the quasi-Z-source network. Two new topologies are proposed, analyzed and compared. Theoretical...

  4. Modeling and Analysis of Transformerless High Gain Buck-boost DC-DC Converters

    Vu Tran

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a transfomerless switched capacitor buck boost converter model, which provides higher voltage gain and higher efficiency when compared to the conventional buck boost converter. The averaged model based on state-space description is analyzed in the paper. The simulation results are presented to confirm the capability of the converter to generate high voltage ratios. The comparison between the proposed model and the traditional model is also provided to reveal the improvement. The proposed converter is suitable for for a wide application which requires high step-up DC-DC converters such as DC micro-grids and solar electrical energy.

  5. Optimization approach to unified AC/DC power flow applied to traction systems with catenary voltage constraints

    Coto García, Manuel; Arboleya Arboleya, Pablo; González Morán, Cristina

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents two innovative contributions related to the combined AC/DC power ow in railway power supply systems (RPSS). First, most of the power ow equations (the linear ones) are expressed in a compact matrix form by using graph theory based protocol. Such approach simpli- es the statement of the uni ed power ow problem and allows the train motion to be modeled without varying the system topology. Second, the problem is formulated as an Optimization Pro...

  6. Test Results of Selected Commercial DC/DC Converters under Cryogenic Temperatures - A Digest

    Patterson, Richard; Hammoud, Ahmad

    2010-01-01

    DC/DC converters are widely used in space power systems in the areas of power management and distribution, signal conditioning, and motor control. Design of DC/DC converters to survive cryogenic temperatures will improve the power system performance, simplify design, and reduce development and launch costs. In this work, the performance of nine COTS modular, low-tomedium power DC/DC converters was investigated under cryogenic temperatures. The converters were evaluated in terms of their output regulation, efficiency, and input and output currents. At a given temperature, these properties were obtained at various input voltages and at different load levels. A summary on the performance of the tested converters was given. More comprehensive testing and in-depth analysis of performance under long-term exposure to extreme temperatures are deemed necessary to establish the suitability of these and other devices for use in the harsh environment of space exploration missions.

  7. ZVZCS PWM DC-DC Converter with Energy Recovery Clamp

    Vladimir Ruscin

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents research motivated by industrial demand for special traction drive topology devoted tominimization of traction transformer weight against topology with classical 50Hz traction transformer. The special tractiondrive topology for AC power systems consists of input high voltage trolley converter (single phase matrix converter –middle frequency transformer – output converter - traction motor has been described. The main attention has been given tothe control algorithm of the traction topology (inserting of NULL vector of matrix converter and Two-value control ofsecondary active rectifier.

  8. Harmonic Analysis of AC-DC Topologies and their Impacts on Power Systems

    Mukhtiar Ahmed Mahar; Muhammad Aslam Uqaili; Abdul Sattar Larik

    2011-01-01

    Power Electronic Converters are commonly used in different applications because of high efficiency and low cost. Due to latest advancement in semiconductor devices it is difficult to draw the boundaries for applications of power electronic topologies. These topologies are variable structure systems and generate harmonics during the operation which will affect the power quality when are connected to system network. Rectifier is a big family of converters and used when ac-dc conv...

  9. Single Event Burnout in DC-DC Converters for the LHC Experiments

    Claudio H. Rivetta et al.

    2001-09-24

    High voltage transistors in DC-DC converters are prone to catastrophic Single Event Burnout in the LHC radiation environment. This paper presents a systematic methodology to analyze single event effects sensitivity in converters and proposes solutions based on de-rating input voltage and output current or voltage.

  10. Direct AC–AC grid interface converter for ocean wave energy system

    Highlights: • Novel power grid interface converter for ocean wave energy system. • Unlike conventional approach, generator output is directly converted into fixed frequency AC for synchronous connection. • High conversion efficient and power quality could be achieved. - Abstract: Ocean wave energy is very promising. However, existing systems are using rectifying circuits to convert variable voltage and variable frequency output of electric generator into DC voltage and then use grid-tied inverter to connect to the power grid. Such arrangement will not only reduce the overall efficient but also increase the cost of the system. A direct AC–AC converter is a desirable solution. In this paper, a six-switch AC–AC converter has been proposed as a single phase grid-connected interface. New switching scheme has been derived for the converter such that the virtual input AC–DC conversion and the output DC–AC conversion can be decoupled. State-space averaging model and pulse width modulation scheme have been derived for the converter. As the input and the output operations can be decoupled, two independent controllers have been designed to handle the input AC–DC regulation and the output DC–AC regulation. The proposed scheme demands for two separate duty ratios and novel switching scheme has been derived to realize the combined duty ratios in one switching cycle. Power regulation, harmonics elimination and power factor correction control algorithms have also been derived for the converter when it is connected to the supply grid. Experimental results of a small scale model are included to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed switching and control schemes

  11. Design of an on-chip hybrid DC/DC converter

    Cosp Vilella, Jordi; Martínez García, Herminio

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents the design of a hybrid on-chip VLSI DC/DC converter for low to medium integrated circuit power consumption that combines a switching and a linear regulator in parallel. The main goal is to take the best of both approaches, obtaining good power efficiency as in switching DC/DC converters, with small voltage output ripple as in linear converters. While the switching regulator is used to drive most of the load current, the linear regulator supplies the required current to fil...

  12. High Efficiency Interleaved Bi-Directional ZVS DC-DC Converter

    Zafar Ullah Khan, M.; Mohsin Naveed, M.; Hussain, Dil Muhammad Akbar

    2013-01-01

    A High Efficiency Interleaved Bi-Directional ZVS DC-DC converter is presented in this paper. This converter can be operated in both buck and boost mode. CoolMOS is used as a power device to achieve low conduction losses and fast turn off. The value of inductance is selected such that the CoolMOS ...

  13. Modelling, Simulation and Construction of a DC/DC Boost Power Converter: A School Experimental System

    Silva-Ortigoza, R.; Silva-Ortigoza, G.; Hernandez-Guzman, V. M.; Saldana-Gonzalez, G.; Marcelino-Aranda, M.; Marciano-Melchor, M.

    2012-01-01

    We introduce a dc/dc boost power converter as a didactic prototype intended to support courses on electric circuit analysis experimentally. The corresponding mathematical model is obtained, the converter is designed and an experimental setup is described, constructed and tested. Simplicity of construction as well as low cost of components renders…

  14. Magnetically coupled high-gain Y-source isolated DC/DC converter

    Siwakoti, Yam P.; Loh, Poh Chiang; Blaabjerg, Frede;

    2014-01-01

    A new form of magnetically coupled DC/DC converter is proposed for medium power applications (250 W to 2 kW), requiring a high-voltage gain, short inductive charging time and galvanic isolation. The proposed converter can be realised using a unique Y-source impedance network and a two-switch push...

  15. Trans-inverse (Tx−1) high step-up DC-DC converter

    Siwakoti, Yam Prasad; Blaabjerg, Frede; Loh, Poh Chiang

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, a new magnetically coupled single-switch non-isolated dc-dc converter with a high voltage gain is proposed. The new topology utilizes a transformer to boost the output voltage. However, unlike other converter topologies with transformer or coupled magnetics, the voltage gain in the...

  16. Modelling, simulation and construction of a dc/dc boost power converter: a school experimental system

    We introduce a dc/dc boost power converter as a didactic prototype intended to support courses on electric circuit analysis experimentally. The corresponding mathematical model is obtained, the converter is designed and an experimental setup is described, constructed and tested. Simplicity of construction as well as low cost of components renders the feasible introduction of this equipment in undergraduate laboratories. (paper)

  17. DC Smart Grid Connected with Fuel Charging Station and AC Load by Hybrid MLI

    Naveen Kumar

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the Solar (photo voltaic power Plant and Windmill plant with DC Smart Grid connected with an DC Fuel Charging Station For Electric Vehicle (EV, Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV and converted to AC load for Consumer single or Three phase ac load by means of Hybrid Multilevel Inverter (MLI. Solar Energy which store energy in lithium-ion battery and connected to Smart Grid .Wind Energy which get stored in Lithium-ion battery that Fixed DC Voltage connected with DC Smart Grid. Smart Grid which are Connected with DC Fuel Charging Station in Ring Topology with a certain distance for charging of Electric Vehicle (EV and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle with On-Board (Integrated Charger for faster charging of EV. In Power demand for Consumer the DC load from smart grid converted into an ac load by Hybrid Multilevel Inverter. In Consumers Place the small wind mill and PV panel are installed that energy can be used for consumers load at peak time or power Shutdown .Other than the power shutdown or peak time in the consumers place, stored DC Energy can be fed to Smart Grid. A major development in distribution automation is deployment of smart meters as a gateway between the utility and customer. With such capabilities the smart meter becomes not only a point of measurement of consumed kWh but also a controller capable of bidirectional communications with both the customer and utility.

  18. Studi Komparasi Fungsi Keanggotaan Fuzzy sebagai Kontroler Bidirectional DC-DC Converter pada Sistem Penyimpan Energi

    Eka Prasetyono

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Bidirectional DC-DC converter is needed in the energy storage system. The converter topology used in this paper was a non-isolated bidirectional DC-DC buck-boost converter. This converter worked in two ways, which the charging mode stored energy into battery when load current was less than nominal main DC current (set point and discharging mode transferred energy from battery to the load when its current exceeded set point value. Both of these modes worked automatically according to the load current. The charging and discharging currents were controlled by fuzzy logic controller which was implemented on microcontroller ARM Cortex-M4F STM32F407VG. This paper compares two types of fuzzy membership function (triangular and sigmoid in controlling bidirectional DC-DC converter. The results showed that fuzzy logic controller with triangle membership function and sigmoid as control bidirectional DC-DC converter had no significant different response, both had an average error for charging and discharging process under 4% with ripple current on the main DC bus around 0.5%. The computing time of program for fuzzy logic controller with triangular membership functions had 19.01% faster than sigmoid, and fuzzy logic computation time on a microcontroller with hardware floating point was 60% faster than software floating point.

  19. A new digital control DC-DC converter with peak current -injected control

    Kurokawa, Fujio; Sukita, Shohei; Shibata, Yuichiro; Yokoyama, Tomoki; Sasaki, Masahiro; Mimura, Yasuhiro

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents a new digital control circuit which is able to detect the peak switch current of the high frequency switching dc-dc converter. In this proposed digital control circuit, the peak current-injected control is realized using the combination of the simple dual pulse width modulation analog-to-digital signal converter and the programmed delay circuit. In 100kHz digitally controlled dc-dc converter, it is seen in simulation that the proposed method has no overshoot of the output ...

  20. Autonomous operation of hybrid AC-DC microgrids with progressive energy flow tuning

    Loh, Poh Chiang; Li, Ding; Chai, Yi Kang;

    2012-01-01

    accompanied losses. Hybrid microgrids are therefore more efficient with a control scheme now proposed for controlling them. The scheme allows the hybrid microgrids to operate autonomously without fast communication links, while yet maintaining high efficiency through progressive energy flow tuning....... Experimental testing has already been performed with results presented in a later section for verifying the control concepts discussed.......Modern distributed sources can either be ac or dc. It is thus possible to form hybrid microgrids with ac and dc sub-grids inter-tied by power converters. The resulting hybrid architecture allows loads to be flexibly placed so as to minimize the amount of energy conversion needed and hence its...

  1. Parallel-Connected Solar Photovoltaic with Ultra Low Voltage DC/DC Converter

    Zhiwen Yu; Da Xie; Junqi Feng

    2013-01-01

    In series-connected wiring scheme, the residual energy generated by partially shaded cells cannot be collected or, worse, impedes collection of power from the remaining fully illuminated cells. In this paper, a parallel-connected topology is introduced to PV panel. Each cell, connected to the dc bus paralleled with a special converter, is treated as a voltage source. The dc-dc converter is introduced to realize the method, which could work under an ultra-low-voltage (ULV). Efficiency comparis...

  2. Voltage Tracking of a DC-DC Flyback Converter Using Neural Network Control

    Wahyu Mulyo Utomo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a neural network control scheme of a DC-DC Flyback converter that will step up a 12V DC and applied it on brushless DC motor with 12 and 24V dc. In this technique, a back propagation learning algorithm is derived. The controller is designed to track the output voltage of the DC-DC converter and to improve performance of the Flyback converter during transient operations. Furthermore, to investigate the effectiveness of the proposed controller, some operations such as starting-up and reference voltage variations are verified. The numerical simulation results show that the proposed controller has a better performance compare to the conventional PI-Controller method.

  3. A Direct Power Conversion Topology for Grid Integration of Hybrid AC/DC Energy Resources

    Liu, Xiong; Loh, Poh Chiang; Wang, Peng;

    2013-01-01

    This paper proposes a multiple-input versatile matrix converter (VMC) for integrating hybrid ac/dc energy resources and storages to the power grid. The VMC is developed from the traditional indirect matrix converter but operates in the reverse-boost mode rather than in the forward-buck mode. The...... reverse-boost mode is more relevant here since most renewable sources and energy storages have lower voltages than the grid. The eventual VMC developed uses an alternative nine-switch converter, rather than usual six-switch voltage-source converter, for providing six input terminals in total. One three...

  4. Autonomous operation of ac-dc microgrids with minimised interlinking energy flow

    Loh, Poh Chiang; Li, Ding; Chai, Yi Kang;

    2013-01-01

    Modern distributed sources can either be ac or dc. It is thus possible to form hybrid microgrids with both ac and dc sub-grids inter-tied by power converters. The resulting hybrid architecture allows loads to be flexibly placed, hence reducing the amount of power conversion needed. Hybrid...... microgrids can therefore be more efficient if controlled appropriately. For that, a droop scheme is now proposed for coordinating energy flows within the hybrid microgrids. The scheme operates autonomously and efficiently without demanding for fast communication links. The overall energy flow tuning and...

  5. Low-power PFC and forward converters : methods to improve performance

    Tuomainen, Vesa

    2004-01-01

    The number of power electronic appliances is growing. Power electronic converters can be used to convert the ac line voltage to a dc voltage, and further through dc-dc conversion stages to desired dc voltages for different loads. This Thesis deals with three single-stage power factor correction converters and a forward type dc-dc converter. Single-stage converters can be considered as low cost solutions for power factor correction. This is because only one active switching stage is used i...

  6. Novel bidirectional DC-DC converters based on the three-state switching cell

    da Silva Júnior, José Carlos; Robles Balestero, Juan Paulo; Lessa Tofoli, Fernando

    2016-05-01

    It is well known that there is an increasing demand for bidirectional DC-DC converters for applications that range from renewable energy sources to electric vehicles. Within this context, this work proposes novel DC-DC converter topologies that use the three-state switching cell (3SSC), whose well-known advantages over conventional existing structures are ability to operate at high current levels, while current sharing is maintained by a high frequency transformer; reduction of cost and dimensions of magnetics; improved distribution of losses, with consequent increase of global efficiency and reduction of cost associated to the need of semiconductors with lower current ratings. Three distinct topologies can be derived from the 3SSC: one DC-DC converter with reversible current characteristic able to operate in the first and second quadrants; one DC-DC converter with reversible voltage characteristic able to operate in the first and third quadrants and one DC-DC converter with reversible current and voltage characteristics able to operate in four quadrants. Only the topology with bidirectional current characteristic is analysed in detail in terms of the operating stages in both nonoverlapping and overlapping modes, while the design procedure of the power stage elements is obtained. In order to validate the theoretical assumptions, an experimental prototype is also implemented, so that relevant issues can be properly discussed.

  7. Dielectric Electro Active Polymer Incremental Actuator Driven by Multiple High-Voltage Bi-directional DC-DC Converters

    Thummala, Prasanth; Zhang, Zhe; Andersen, Michael A. E.;

    2013-01-01

    capacitive sub-actuators. It needs to be driven by three high voltage (~2.5 kV) DC-DC converters, to achieve the linear incremental motion. The topology used for this application is a bi-directional flyback DC-DC converter. The control of the incremental actuator involves, implementation of digital...

  8. A Novel PPFHB Bidirectional DC-DC Converter for Supercapacitor Application

    Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents a novel bidirectional DC-DC converter for the supercapacitor application. In the proposed converter, push-pull forward with half bridge (PPFHB) voltage doubler structure is used to reduce the number of the power switches and get higher voltage gain. Based on phase-shift modulation scheme, all the switches can realize zero-voltageswitching (ZVS) turn-on and bidirectional power flow can be controlled with phase-shift angle. The operating principles of the converter are descr...

  9. Design and Simulation of Dc-Dc Converter for Fuel Cell Operated Vehicle with Single Reference Six Pulse Modulation

    1V.Chaitanya,P.G.scholar,

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available : Even though electrical vehicle concept is introduced in early 1800’s, it gained importance in past couple of decades due to growing conscience on environmental aspects. Different types of electrical vehicles are manufactured in the past centuries and now onboard generation is seems to be promising by fulfilling the needs of a vehicle. Fuel cells or fuel cell stack produces typically 32-68V of EMF, which has to be conditioned before it fed to motor. The conditioning involves two stages DCDC conversion and then to DC-AC conversion .DC-AC conversion is done through inverter. For DC-DC to conversion various topologies are proposed such as fly back, forward, buck-boost are proposed. This paper deals with the front end DC-DC converter and inverter switching. A hybrid modulation scheme is used to produce pulses to switch the source end full bridge rectifier and inverter at load end. In this modulation scheme high frequency pulses given to full bridge rectifier and 33% modulation scheme based pulses are produced for inverter switching.

  10. Experimental Investigation of the Corona Discharge in Electrical Transmission due to AC/DC Electric Fields

    Fuangpian Phanupong; Zafar Taimoor; Ruankorn Sayan; Suwanasri Thanapong

    2016-01-01

    Nowadays, using of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission to maximize the transmission efficiency, bulk power transmission, connection of renewable power source from wind farm to the grid is of prime concern for the utility. However, due to the high electric field stress from Direct Current (DC) line, the corona discharge can easily be occurred at the conductor surface leading to transmission loss. Therefore, the polarity effect of DC lines on corona inception and breakdown voltage s...

  11. A Comparison Between Two Average Modelling Techniques of AC-AC Power Converters

    Pawel Szczesniak

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, a comparative evaluation of two modelling tools for switching AC-AC power converters is presented. Both of them are based on average modelling techniques. The first approach is based on the circuit averaging technique and consists in the topological manipulations, applied to a converters states. The second approach makes use of state-space averaged model of the converter and is based on analytical manipulations using the different state representations of a converter. The two m...

  12. Investigation into the Control Methods to Reduce the DC-Link Capacitor Ripple Current in a Back-to-Back Converter

    Qin, Zian; Wang, Huai; Blaabjerg, Frede;

    2014-01-01

    .g. ambient temperature, humidity, etc.) and operating stresses (e.g. voltage, ripple current). This paper serves to investigate the ways of reducing ripple current stresses of DC-link capacitors in back-toback converters. The outcome could benefit to achieve either an extended lifetime for a designed DC......Three-phase back-to-back converters have a wide range of applications (e.g. wind turbines) in which the reliability and cost-effectiveness are of great concern. Among other components and interconnections, DC-link capacitors are one of the weak links influenced by environmental stresses (e...

  13. Optimized photovoltaic generator-water electrolyser coupling through a controlled DC-DC converter

    Garcia-Valverde, R.; Miguel, C.; Urbina, A. [Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena, Departamento de Electronica, Tecnologia de Computadoras y Proyectos, Plaza del Hospital, 1, Cartagena, 30203 Murcia (Spain); Martinez-Bejar, R. [Universidad de Murcia, Departamento de Ingenieria de la Informacion y las Comunicaciones, Facultad de Informatica, Campus de Espinardo, 30071 Murcia (Spain)

    2008-10-15

    The coupling of a photovoltaic generator and an electrolyser is one of the most promising options for obtaining hydrogen from a renewable energy source. Both are well known technologies, however, since the high variability of the solar radiation, an efficient coupling still presents some challenges. Direct or through a DC-DC converter couplings are the options in isolated applications. In this work, three models, respectively, for a photovoltaic (PV) generator, a controlled DC-DC converter and a complete proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser have been designed by using Matlab/Simulink. A PV-electrolyser specific algorithm to search for the optimum and safe working point for both elements is presented. Simulation results demonstrate that the use of a controlled DC-DC converter with the proposed algorithm shows better adaptability to the variable radiation conditions than the other coupling options. Therefore, it leads to a better compliance between the electrolyser and the sizing of the PV generator. (author)

  14. Modelling and Simulation of Digital Compensation Technique for dc-dc Converter by Pole Placement

    Shenbagalakshmi, R.; Sree Renga Raja, T.

    2015-09-01

    A thorough and effective analysis of the dc-dc converters is carried out in order to achieve the system stability and to improve the dynamic performance. A small signal modelling based on state space averaging technique for dc-dc converters is carried out. A digital state feedback gain matrix is derived by pole placement technique in order to achieve the stability of a completely controllable system. A prediction observer for the dc-dc converters is designed and a dynamic compensation (observer plus control law) is provided using separation principle. The output is very much improved with zero output voltage ripples, zero peak overshoot, and much lesser settling time in the range of ms and with higher overall efficiency (>90 %).

  15. Modeling and Design of Five Level Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Inverter with DC/DC Boost Converter

    Vinayaka B.C

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Power electronic converters, especially DC/AC Sinusoidal Pulse Width Modulation inverters have been extending their range of use in industry because of their numerous advantages. They typically synthesize the stair –case voltage waveform (from several dc sources which has reduced harmonic content. This paper aims to extend the knowledge about the performance of Five level Cascaded H-Bridge MLI topology with DC/DC Boost Converter using SPWM for fixed DC Source. The output voltage is the sum of the voltage that is generated by each bridge. The switching angles can be chosen in such a way that the total harmonic distortion is minimized. This topology incorporates Boost Converter in the input side which magnifies the fundamental output voltage with reduction in total harmonic distortion. It also incorporates LC filter and hence output is drawn near the sine wave because of more levels. Results of experiments proved efficiency of 95%.The performance of the proposed SPWM strategy in terms of output voltage and THD has studied successfully and shown using MATLAB/Simulink.

  16. Design of piezoelectric transformer for DC/DC converter with stochastic optimization method

    Vasic, Dejan; Vido, Lionel

    2016-04-01

    Piezoelectric transformers were adopted in recent year due to their many inherent advantages such as safety, no EMI problem, low housing profile, and high power density, etc. The characteristics of the piezoelectric transformers are well known when the load impedance is a pure resistor. However, when piezoelectric transformers are used in AC/DC or DC/DC converters, there are non-linear electronic circuits connected before and after the transformer. Consequently, the output load is variable and due to the output capacitance of the transformer the optimal working point change. This paper starts from modeling a piezoelectric transformer connected to a full wave rectifier in order to discuss the design constraints and configuration of the transformer. The optimization method adopted here use the MOPSO algorithm (Multiple Objective Particle Swarm Optimization). We start with the formulation of the objective function and constraints; then the results give different sizes of the transformer and the characteristics. In other word, this method is looking for a best size of the transformer for optimal efficiency condition that is suitable for variable load. Furthermore, the size and the efficiency are found to be a trade-off. This paper proposes the completed design procedure to find the minimum size of PT in need. The completed design procedure is discussed by a given specification. The PT derived from the proposed design procedure can guarantee both good efficiency and enough range for load variation.

  17. Fast control technique for high frequency (5MHz) DC/DC integrated converter

    Viejo de Frutos, Miriam del; Alou Cervera, Pedro; Oliver Ramírez, Jesús Angel; García Suárez, Oscar; Cobos Márquez, José Antonio

    2010-01-01

    A switching frequency of 5 MHz allows the integration in a chip of a low power (10W) DC/DC converter. Although this switching frequency would make feasible a voltage mode control with 1MHz bandwidth, the parasitics and robustness don't allow such a high frequency bandwidth. This paper proposes a fast control technique that helps to optimize the dynamic response of high frequency DC/DC converter. The control proposed and analyzed in this paper is based on the peak current mode control of the o...

  18. Coupled Inductor Based High Step-Up DC-DC Converter for Multi Input PV System

    G. Shiny Vikram

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available With the shortage of the energy and ever increasing of the oil price, research on the renewable and green energy sources, especially the solar arrays and the fuel cells, becomes more and more important. How to achieve high step-up and high efficiency DC/DC converters is the major consideration in the renewable power applications due to the low voltage of PV arrays and fuel cells. In this paper a coupled inductor dc-dc converter for photovoltaic system is proposed. The circuit configuration of the proposed converter is very simple. Thus, the proposed converter has higher step-up and step-down voltage gains than the conventional bidirectional dc–dc boost/buck converter. Under same electric specifications for the proposed converter and the conventional bidirectional boost/buck converter, the average value of the switch current in the proposed converter is less than the conventional bidirectional boost/buck converter. The operating principles have been applied to multi input photovoltaic system and outputs have been observed.

  19. Space Vector Modulation for DC-Link Current Ripple Reduction in Back-To-Back Current Source Converters for Microgrid Applications

    GUO, XIAOQIANG; Xu, David; Josep M. Guerrero; Wu, Bin

    2015-01-01

    Back-to-back converters have been typically used to interconnect the microgrids. For a back-to-back current source converter, the dc-link current ripple is one of the important parameters. A large ripple will cause the electromagnetic interference, undesirable high-frequency losses, and system instability. Conventionally, with a given switching frequency and rated voltage, the current ripple can be reduced by increasing the dc-link inductor, but it leads to bulky size, high cost and slow dyna...

  20. Engineering Design of the ITER AC/DC Power Supplies

    To design high power pulse power supplies, especially in huge power supplies have not designed till now, it is necessary to analyze a system's characteristics and relations with another systems as well as to know high voltage, high current control technologies. Contents of this project are; - Study for the engineering designs changed recently by ITER Organization(IO) and writing specifications for the power supplies to reduce project risk. - Detailed analysis of the AC/DC Converters and writing subtask reports on the Task Agreement. - Study for thyristor numbers, DCR's specifications for Korea-China sharing meetings. - Study for the grounding systems of the ITER power supply system. The results may used as one of reference for practical designs of the high power coil power supplies and also may used in various field such as electroplating, plasma arc furnaces, electric furnaces

  1. Interior point algorithm-based power flow optimisation of a combined AC and DC multi-terminal grid

    Farhan Beg

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The high cost of power electronic equipment, lower reliability and poor power handling capacity of the semiconductor devices had stalled the deployment of systems based on DC (multi-terminal direct current system (MTDC networks. The introduction of voltage source converters (VSCs for transmission has renewed the interest in the development of large interconnected grids based on both alternate current (AC and DC transmission networks. Such a grid platform also realises the added advantage of integrating the renewable energy sources into the grid. Thus a grid based on DC MTDC network is a possible solution to improve energy security and check the increasing supply demand gap. An optimal power solution for combined AC and DC grids obtained by the solution of the interior point algorithm is proposed in this study. Multi-terminal HVDC grids lie at the heart of various suggested transmission capacity increases. A significant difference is observed when MTDC grids are solved for power flows in place of conventional AC grids. This study deals with the power flow problem of a combined MTDC and an AC grid. The AC side is modelled with the full power flow equations and the VSCs are modelled using a connecting line, two generators and an AC node. The VSC and the DC losses are also considered. The optimisation focuses on several different goals. Three different scenarios are presented in an arbitrary grid network with ten AC nodes and five converter stations.

  2. Simulation Based Performance analysis of Active Clamp DHB ZVZCS Bidirectional DC-DC converter for Low Power Applications

    V.V.Subrahmanya Kumar Bhajana

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available A novel active clamp dual half bridge DC/DC converter with bidirectional power flow is proposed in this paper and comparative analysis between active clamp DHB ZVZCS and ZVS-ZCS bidirectional DC-DC converter topologies is also presented. By adding active clamping circuits to both bridges, zero voltage and zero current switching are achieved to improve the performance of the bidirectional DC/DC converter. The principle of operation is analyzed and simulated. With the proposed active clamp ZVZCS concept, the MATLAB simulation results of the applications of the fuel cell and battery have been obtained and compared with those of ZVS-ZCS bidirectional converter. The simulation results of proposed converter is compared with the ZVS-ZCS bidirectional DC-DC converter, efficiency, switching losses are the key parameters compared.

  3. Investigations of surface characterization of silicone rubber due to tracking phenomena under a.c. and d.c. voltages

    Uma Maheswar Rao; S S M S Abdul Majeed; C Venkataseshaiah; R Sarathi

    2002-11-01

    In the present work, tracking phenomena has been studied with silicone rubber material under the a.c. and d.c. voltages following IEC-587 standards. The surface condition of the tracked zone was analysed using wide angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD) and thermogravimetric differential thermal analysis (TG–DTA) studies. The tracking time was different for a.c. and d.c. voltages.

  4. Experimental Investigation of “Why an AC Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuator is Preferred to DC Corona Wind Actuator in Boundary Layer Flow Control?”

    Gholam reza Tathiri

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, characteristics of the flow induced in the boundary layer by an AC-Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD plasma actuator are compared against those of a DC-corona wind actuator. This is achieved by visualization of the induced flow using smoke injection and measuring the horizontal induced velocity. Our measurements show that the maximum induced velocity of an AC-DBD actuator is about one order of magnitude larger than that of a DC-corona actuator. For an AC-DBD actuator, the induced velocity is maximized on the plate surface while for a DC-corona actuator the induced velocity peaks at about 20mm above the surface. Using flow visualization, we demonstrate that the induced velocity of an AC-DBD actuator is parallel to the surface, while the induced velocity of a DC-corona actuator has components perpendicular to surface.

  5. A Feed-Forward Control Realizing Fast Response for Three-Branch Interleaved DC-DC Converter in DC Microgrid

    Haojie Wang

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available It is a common practice for storage batteries to be connected to DC microgrid buses through DC-DC converters for voltage support on islanded operation mode. A feed-forward control based dual-loop constant voltage PI control for three-branch interleaved DC-DC converters (TIDC is proposed for storage batteries in DC microgrids. The working principle of TIDC is analyzed, and the factors influencing the response rate based on the dual-loop constant voltage control for TIDC are discussed, and then the method of feed-forward control for TIDC is studied to improve the response rate for load changing. A prototype of the TIDC is developed and an experimental platform is built. The experiment results show that DC bus voltage sags or swells caused by load changing can be reduced and the time for voltage recovery can be decreased significantly with the proposed feed-forward control.

  6. Dynamic conductivity of ac-dc-driven graphene superlattice

    Kukhar', E. I.; Kryuchkov, S. V.; Ionkina, E. S.

    2016-06-01

    The dynamic conductivity of graphene superlattice in the presence of ac electric field and dc electric field with longitudinal and transversal components with respect to superlattice axis was calculated. In the case of strong transversal component of dc field conductivity of graphene superlattice was shown to be such as if the electrons had got the effective mass. In the case of weak transversal component of dc field conductivity was shown to change its sign if the frequency of ac field was an integer multiple of half of Bloch frequency.

  7. Optimal Selective Harmonic Mitigation Technique on Variable DC Link Cascaded H-Bridge Converter to Meet Power Quality Standards

    Najjar, Mohammad; Moeini, Amirhossein; Dowlatabadi, Mohammadkazem Bakhshizadeh;

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, the power quality standards such as IEC 61000-3-6, IEC 61000-2-12, EN 50160, and CIGRE WG 36-05 are fulfilled for single- and three-phase medium voltage applications by using Selective Harmonic Mitigation-PWM (SHM-PWM) in a Cascaded H-Bridge (CHB) converter. Furthermore, the ER G5....../4 power quality standard, which has the strictest grid codes at medium voltage level, will also be met in the whole range of the modulation indices. In order to achieve this goal, symmetrical CHB with variable DC Links are employed, while the converter has a low number of switching transitions. In other...

  8. Static and dynamic wind turbine simulator using a converter controlled dc motor

    Monfared, Mohammad; Rastegar, Hasan [Department of Electrical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran (Iran); Madadi Kojabadi, Hossein [Department of Electrical Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz 51335-1996 (Iran)

    2008-05-15

    This paper describes a new wind turbine simulator for dynamic conditions. The authors have developed an experimental platform to simulate the static and dynamic characteristics of real wind energy conversion system. This system consists of a 3 kW dc motor, which drives a synchronous generator. The converter is a 3 kW single-phase half-controlled converter. MATLAB/Simulink real time control software interfaced to I/O board and a converter controlled dc motor are used instead of a real wind turbine. A MATLAB/Simulink model is developed that obtains wind profiles and, by applying real wind turbine characteristics in dynamics and rotational speed of dc motor, calculates the command shaft torque of a real wind turbine. Based on the comparison between calculated torques with command one, the shaft torque of dc motor is regulated accordingly by controlling armature current demand of a single-phase half-controlled ac-dc converter. Simulation and experimental results confirm the effectiveness of proposed wind turbine simulator in emulating and therefore evaluating various turbines under a wide variety of wind conditions. (author)

  9. Improvement of burst-mode control of piezoelectric transformer based DC/DC converter

    Burst-mode operation is adopted sometimes in piezoelectric transformer based converters for two major purposes: (1) to achieve voltage regulation in DC/DC converters and (2) to achieve dimming control in backlight inverters. Burst-mode control enables the converter to operate at a constant switching frequency as well as to maintain good efficiency at light load conditions. However, in practice, the piezoelectric transformer cannot instantly stop vibrating in the burst-mode due to its high quality factor. The delay in the output voltage change resulting from this behavior influences the accuracy of the regulation. This paper proposes a control strategy to make the piezoelectric transformer stop more quickly so as to enhance the accuracy of burst-mode control. The proposed method only modifies the control signal of the burst-mode driving circuit. The proposed control strategy is verified by experiments in a step-down 9 W DC/DC converter. (paper)

  10. Electrical Effect in Silver-Point Realization Due to Cell Structure and Bias Voltage Based on Resistance Measurement Using AC and DC Bridges

    Widiatmo, J. V.; Harada, K.; Yamazawa, K.; Tamba, J.; Arai, M.

    2015-08-01

    Electrical effects related to insulating leakage represent one of the major factors contributing to uncertainties in measurements using high-temperature standard platinum resistance thermometers (HTSPRTs), especially during the realization of the silver freezing point (). This work is focused on the evaluation of the differences in resistance measurements observed when using AC resistance bridges and DC resistance bridges, hereafter, termed the AC-DC differences, as the result of various electrical effects. The magnitude of the AC-DC difference in several silver-point cells is demonstrated with several HTSPRTs. The effect of the cell structure on the AC-DC difference is evaluated by exchanging some components, part by part, within a silver-point cell. Then, the effect of the bias voltage applied to the heat pipe within the silver-point furnace is evaluated. Through the analysis of the experimental results and comparison with the reports in the literature, the importance of evaluating the AC-DC difference as a means to characterize the underlying electrical effects is discussed, considering that applying a negative bias condition to the furnace with respect to the high-temperature SPRT can minimize the AC-DC difference. Concluding recommendations are proposed on the components used in silver-point cells and the application of a bias voltage to the measurement circuit to minimize the effects of the electrical leakage.

  11. Modular Power System Configured with Standard Product Hybrid DC-DC Converters Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — VPT proposes an innovative concept whereby complex, multiple-output, DC-DC converter systems can be configured through use of only 2 standard product hybrid DC-DC...

  12. Control and dynamic analysis of a parallel-connected single active bridge DC-DC converter for DC-grid wind farm application

    Park, Kiwoo; Chen, Zhe

    2015-01-01

    have several advantages for high-power applications, and the modular concept of the parallel-connected converter is highly beneficial especially for offshore wind farm applications in terms of maintenance cost and fault tolerance. To justify the feasibility of the parallel-connected SAB dc-dc converter......This study presents a control strategy and its dynamic analysis of a high-power dc-dc converter, which is constructed with the parallel-connected single active bridge (SAB) dc-dc converters for dc-grid wind farm applications. The structural and operational characteristics of the SAB dc-dc converter...... for dc-grid wind farm applications, an input voltage control method based on the PI control will be introduced and the dynamics of the overall system will be analysed. The analysis results are to be verified by means of simulations and experiments....

  13. Wide-Range Adaptive RF-to-DC Power Converter for UHF RFIDs

    Ouda, Mahmoud H.

    2016-07-27

    A wide-range, differential, cross-coupled rectifier is proposed with an extended dynamic range of input RF power that enables wireless powering from varying distances. The proposed architecture mitigates the reverse-leakage problem in conven- tional, cross-coupled rectifiers without degrading sensitivity. A prototype is designed for UHF RFID applications, and is imple- mented using 0.18 μ m CMOS technology. On-chip measurements demonstrate a sensitivity of − 18 dBm for 1 V output over a 100 k Ω load and a peak RF-to-DC power conversion efficiency of 65%. A conventional, fully cross-coupled rectifier is fabricated along- side for comparison and the proposed rectifier shows more than 2 × increase in dynamic range and a 25% boosting in output voltage than the conventional rectifier

  14. Average current control of DC-DC Cuk Converters as Power Factor Corrector

    Ashima Kulshreshtha; Anmol R. Saxena

    2015-01-01

    The era of electronic devices in all loads due to the manufacturing technologies replaced many conventional electrical or mechanical loads including lighting loads where Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) is becoming an emerging technique with many advantages. High frequency switching dc-dc converter is a new technology to control the load and the supply side simultaneously. Due to additional harmonics generated by these switching converters power factor correction has become a necessit...

  15. Current Control and Energy Balancing of a Square-Wave Powered 1AC-3AC Modular Multilevel Converter

    Schnarrenberger, Mathias; Kammerer, Felix; Gommeringer, Mario; Kolb, Johannes; Braun, Michael

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a new control method for a Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) fed by a push-pull converter via a medium frequency (MF) transformer. Application of this topology is a universal high-precision 3AC voltage source for a Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Emulator with a frequency range from DC up to almost the medium frequency. Advantages are high efficiency, very low harmonic distortion and high dynamics of the output voltage which can be used e.g. for simulation of electrical machin...

  16. High Voltage Coil Current Sensor for DC-DC Converters Employing DDCC

    M. Drinovsky

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Current sensor is an integral part of every switching converter. It is used for over-current protection, regulation and in case of multiphase converters for balancing. A new high voltage current sensor for coil-based current sensing in DC-DC converters is presented. The sensor employs DDCC with high voltage input stage and gain trimming. The circuit has been simulated and implemented in 0.35 um BCD technology as part of a multiphase DC-DC converter where its function has been verified. The circuit is able to sustain common mode voltage on the input up to 40 V, it occupies 0.387*0.345 mm2 and consumes 3.2 mW typically.

  17. A Comparison Between Two Average Modelling Techniques of AC-AC Power Converters

    Pawel Szczesniak

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a comparative evaluation of two modelling tools for switching AC-AC power converters is presented. Both of them are based on average modelling techniques. The first approach is based on the circuit averaging technique and consists in the topological manipulations, applied to a converters states. The second approach makes use of state-space averaged model of the converter and is based on analytical manipulations using the different state representations of a converter. The two modelling techniques are applied to a same AC-AC converter called matrix-reactance frequency converter based on buck-boost topology. These techniques are compared on the basis of their rapidity, quantity of calculations and transformations and its limitations.

  18. Virtual-vector-based space vector pulse width modulation of the DC-AC multilevel-clamped multilevel converter (MLC2)

    Rodriguez, Pedro; Busquets-Monge, Sergio; Blaabjerg, Frede; Munoz-Aguilar, Raul S.; Bellar, Maria D.

    This work presents the development of the space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) of a new multi-level converter topology. First, the proposed converter and its natural space vector diagram are presented. Secondly, a modified space vector diagram based on the virtual-vectors technique is shown....... Simulation results by using a space vector approach are presented. Special emphasis is given on the total harmonic distortion (THD) by making a comparison with those of the classical NPC topologies....

  19. Multiple-DC-Inputs Direct Electric Power Converter D-EPC with DC Power Sources Connected in Series

    Yoshimoto, Kantaro; Satou, Shou; Maikawa, Kengo; Takahashi, Kouji

    A series-type multiple-dc-inputs direct electric power converter (D-EPC) has been developed. The D-EPC is a multiple-dc-inputs inverter, and it can eliminate the need for a dc/dc converter that is generally used in conventional converter/inverter systems. The original D-EPC has two positive terminals and a negative terminal in common. Each upper arm between the positive terminal and the ac output is built with a bidirectional switch to prevent short circuit. In the series-type D-EPC, the input power sources are connected in series, thus, the number of bidirectional switches can be reduced and the series voltage can be used in the motor drive system. A new pulse width modulation (PWM) generation technique to drive switching devices in the series-type D-EPC has also been developed. Tests have confirmed that the motor can be operated by controlling the power distribution and that a series voltage can be used.

  20. Comparative efficiency evaluation of buck and hybrid buck DC-DC converters for automotive applications

    Pelan, Ovidiu; Cornea, Octavian; Muntean, Nicolae;

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents and discusses design considerations and efficiency investigation of a conventional step-down and a hybrid switched-capacitor DC-DC converter. Three MOSFETs with low on-resistance have been tested for each converter in order to find the most adequate switch for this application....... The experimental results and comparative efficiency graphs were obtained with a 1kW laboratory prototype dedicated for a 42/14V dual voltage automotive system....

  1. Impact of dielectric deterioration on the conducted EMI emissions in the DC-DC boost converter

    Musznicki, Piotr; Schanen, Jean-Luc; Granjon, Pierre; Јuszcz, Jarosław

    2011-01-01

    International audience The magnitude of emitted noise generated by DC-DC converters depends on their electrical behavior and parameters. Some of these can change during the converter life time, especially due to some deterioration process. In this paper the impact of the dielectric materials aging is presented using both circuit simulation and a digital signal processing method based on Wiener filtering. The change of the total EMI spectrum as a function of the dielectric property has been...

  2. Current-Steering Switching Policy for a SIDO Linear-Assisted Hysteretic DC/DC Converter

    Martínez García, Herminio; Silva-Martínez, José; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Poveda López, Alberto

    2010-01-01

    This paper proposes the use of linear-assisted switching power converters in the context of single-inductor dual-output (SIDO) applications. By combining a DC/DC ripplecontrolled switching power converter with the respective voltage linear regulators at each output, improved performance in terms of load and line regulations is obtained. To achieve that aim, a current-steering switching policy is proposed, together with a resource-aware circuit implementation. The ripple-based hysteretic...

  3. A Family of Four Quadrant DC/DC Converters with Reduced Number of Components

    Mostaan, Ali; Soltani, Mohsen

    2016-01-01

    A family of four quadrant DC/DC converters is presented in this paper. Compare with existing four quadrant DC/DC converters that have been introduced in literature, the proposed converters have lower number of components. There are two bidirectional switches, two coupled inductors and one capacitor...

  4. AC-DC integrated load flow calculation for variable speed offshore wind farms

    Zhao, Menghua; Chen, Zhe; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2005-01-01

    This paper proposes a sequential AC-DC integrated load flow algorithm for variable speed offshore wind farms. In this algorithm, the variable frequency and the control strategy of variable speed wind turbine systems are considered. In addition, the losses of wind turbine systems and the losses of...... converters are also integrated into the load flow algorithm. As a general algorithm, it can be applied to different types of wind farm configurations, and the load flow is related to the wind speed....

  5. Digitally controlled DC-DC switching converters using adjacent cycle sampling method%邻周期采样的数字控制 DC-DC 开关变换器

    陈楠; 魏廷存; 陈笑

    2016-01-01

    针对高频DC-DC开关变换器,提出了数字控制DC-DC开关变换器的邻周期采样( adjacent cycle sampling ,ACS)控制方法,缓解硬件处理速度与系统瞬态性能之间的矛盾。依据纹波控制方法,ACS控制算法利用硬件空闲阶段采样数据,增大环路预留时间,消除占空比的影响。采用ACS控制算法,推导出适用于后缘调制降压型DC-DC开关变换器的数字V2控制律和电流控制律,并且研究了次谐振荡现象及其数字斜坡补偿消除方法。仿真结果表明,在相同的硬件条件,对于负载的瞬间扰动,数字V2控制较数字电流控制具有更快的瞬态响应速度;与现有技术相比,ACS控制方法可有效提高系统的瞬态响应性能。%Adjacent cycle sampling ( ACS) control method applied to high switching frequency converters for the digitally controlled DC-DC switching converters was proposed .ACS control method can effectively relieve the contradiction between hardware processing speed and transient response performance .Accord-ing to ripple control method,ACS control method sampling the data in idle time increased the available time for duty ratio updating ,and furthermore it was irrelevant to duty ratio .For the buck DC-DC switching converters with trailing-edge modulation ,the control laws of both the digital V 2 control and the digital cur-rent control were derived based on ACS control method .Moreover ,the harmonic oscillation phenomenon of above control laws was analyzed and eliminated using digital slope compensation method .The simula-tion results show that ,for the load instantaneous disturbance ,the digital V 2 control has faster transient re-sponse speed than the digital current control under the same hardware resources .As compared with the conventional technologies ,the ACS control method can effectively improve the transient response perform-ance of DC-DC converters .

  6. Swarming Speed Control for DC Permanent Magnet Motor Drive via Pulse Width Modulation Technique and DC/DC Converter

    A.S. Oshaba; E.S. Ali

    2013-01-01

    This study presents an approach for the speed control of a permanent magnet DC motor drive via Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) technique and a DC/DC converter. The Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) technique is used to minimize a time domain objective function and obtain the optimal controller parameters. The performance of the proposed technique has been evaluated using various types of disturbances including load torque variations. Simulation results illustrate clearly the robustness of the co...

  7. A DC-DC Converter Efficiency Model for System Level Analysis in Ultra Low Power Applications

    Benton H. Calhoun

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a model of inductor based DC-DC converters that can be used to study the impact of power management techniques such as dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS. System level power models of low power systems on chip (SoCs and power management strategies cannot be correctly established without accounting for the associated overhead related to the DC-DC converters that provide regulated power to the system. The proposed model accurately predicts the efficiency of inductor based DC-DC converters with varying topologies and control schemes across a range of output voltage and current loads. It also accounts for the energy and timing overhead associated with the change in the operating condition of the regulator. Since modern SoCs employ power management techniques that vary the voltage and current loads seen by the converter, accurate modeling of the impact on the converter efficiency becomes critical. We use this model to compute the overall cost of two power distribution strategies for a SoC with multiple voltage islands. The proposed model helps us to obtain the energy benefits of a power management technique and can also be used as a basis for comparison between power management techniques or as a tool for design space exploration early in a SoC design cycle.

  8. A DC-DC Converter with Wide Input Voltage Range for Fuel Cell and Supercapacitor Application

    Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.

    2009-01-01

    voltage doubler circuit in secondary side. Boost type converter can limit the output ripple current of the fuel cells; hybrid full-bridge structure can change operating modes according to the different input voltage; phase-shift with duty cycle control scheme is utilized to control the bidirectional power......This paper proposes a novel phase-shift plus duty cycle controlled hybrid bi-directional DC-DC converter based on fuel cells and supercapacitors. The described converter employs two high frequency transformers to couple the half-bridge and full-bridge circuits together in the primary side and...

  9. Power Controllability of Three-phase Converter with Unbalanced AC Source

    Ma, Ke; Chen, Wenjie; Liserre, Marco; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2015-01-01

    Three-phase DC-AC power converters suffer from power oscillation and overcurrent problems in case of unbalanced AC source voltage that can be caused by grid/generator faults. Existing solutions to handle these problems are properly selecting and controlling the positive and negative sequence...... converter can enable more flexible control targets, achieving better performances in the delivered power and load current when suffering from unbalanced AC voltage....... currents. In this work a new series of control strategies which utilize the zerosequence components are proposed to enhance the power control ability under this adverse condition. It is concluded that by introducing proper zero sequence current controls and corresponding circuit configurations, the power...

  10. Power Controllability of Three-phase Converter with Unbalanced AC Source

    Ma, Ke; Liserre, Marco; Blaabjerg, Frede

    Three-phase DC-AC power converters suffer from power oscillation and overcurrentt problems in case of unbalanced AC source voltage that can be caused by grid/generator faults. Existing solutions to handle these problems are properly selecting and controlling the positive and negative sequence...... converter can enable more flexible control targets, achieving better performances in the delivered power and load current when suffering from unbalanced AC sources....... currents. In this work a new series of control strategies which utilize the zero-sequence components are proposed to enhance the power control ability under this adverse conditions. It is concluded that by introducing proper zero sequence current controls and corresponding circuit configurations, the power...

  11. Multi-Level DC-DC Converter for High Gain Applications

    Girish Ganesan R

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The output voltage from most renewable energy sources like photovoltaic arrays and fuel cells will be at low level. This must be stepped up considerably for practical utilization or grid connection. The presented multilevel boost converter DC-DC converter topology consists of the conventional boost converter and voltage doubler stages to provide high voltage gain. The proposed topology uses only one switch along with one inductor, (2N-1 diodes and (2N-1 capacitors for obtaining an output which is N times the conventional boost converter. In this topology, each device blocks only one voltage level. The main advantages of this topology are continuous input current, large gain without high duty cycle or transformer, modularity and use of devices with low voltage ratings. Experimental results obtained from the 100W prototype demonstrate the voltage gain capability of the converter and validates the converter design.

  12. A Protection Circuit for DC-DC Converter with Voltage Doubler

    D. Elangovan; A.Gopi; Dr.R.Saravanakumar

    2012-01-01

    This paper proposes a method to obtain a protected voltage gain by employing a protection circuit for the voltage doubler or multiplier circuit in an isolated tyde DC-DC Converter. The entire set up consists of a phase shift converter with a protected bridge/voltage doubler rectifier on the output side. The operating frequency of the phase shift converter is 20-25kHz (depending on the requirement of the application) which is high enough to improve the efficiency. Ferrite core transformer is u...

  13. Multiple output zero-current switching switched-capacitor bidirectional dc-dc converter

    Lee, Yuang-Shung; Ko, Yi-Pin; Chi, Chien-An

    2010-08-01

    The proposed circuit is a multiple output quasi-resonant (QR) zero-current switching (ZCS) switched-capacitor (SC) converter with a bidirectional power flow control conversion scheme. The principles of the proposed multiple output QR ZCS SC bidirectional dc-dc converter are described using a detailed circuit model for analysis. Simulation and experimental results are carried out to verify the validity and the soft switching performance of the proposed converter. The maximum efficiency achievable is about 94 and 92% for the forward and reverse power flow control schemes, respectively. The output voltage can be regulated by changing the switching frequency for the designed compensated closed-loop controller.

  14. A Novel PPFHB Bidirectional DC-DC Converter for Supercapacitor Application

    Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents a novel bidirectional DC-DC converter for the supercapacitor application. In the proposed converter, push-pull forward with half bridge (PPFHB) voltage doubler structure is used to reduce the number of the power switches and get higher voltage gain. Based on phase......-shift modulation scheme, all the switches can realize zero-voltageswitching (ZVS) turn-on and bidirectional power flow can be controlled with phase-shift angle. The operating principles of the converter are described in detail, ZVS conditions are discussed, parameters are designed, and the experimental results...

  15. Disrupted bandcount doubling in an AC-DC boost PFC circuit modeled by a time varying map

    Avrutin, Viktor; Zhusubaliyev, Zhanybai T.; Aroudi, Abdelali El; Fournier-Prunaret, Danièle; Garcia, Germain; Mosekilde, Erik

    2016-01-01

    averaged models. In this paper, we derive a time varying discretetime map modeling the behavior of a power factor correction AC-DC boost converter. This map is derived in closed-form and is able to faithfully reproduce the system behavior under realistic conditions. In the chaotic regime the map exhibits a...

  16. Wide Temperature Range DC-DC Boost Converters for Command/Control/Drive Electronics Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — We shall develop wide temperature range DC-DC boost converters that can be fabricated using commercial CMOS foundries. The boost converters will increase the low...

  17. Performance Analysis of Various DC-DC Converters with Optimum Controllers for PV Applications

    R. Sankarganesh

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Alternative vehicles to Internal Combustion Engines (ICE, for instance the electric vehicle is becoming popular. Electric Vehicles (EV are pollution free and cost effective because the fossil fuel cost increases day by day. These factors make people passion for electric vehicles. Electrical energy demand necessitates charging of electric vehicles using renewable energy. Among the different renewable energy resources, Photovoltaic (PV cells are suitable for EV. The PV output power capacity is still low, so efforts continue to develop the PV converter and its controller, aiming for higher power-extracting efficiency. The PV system requires a proper DC-DC converter with optimum controller to deliver its maximum power. This study analyses the various DC-DC converters such as buck, boost, cuk and modified cuk converters to find the solution for maximum efficiency. In this study in addition to converters, various Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT methods, such as Perturb and Observe, Incremental Conductance along with a proposed algorithm called Brain Emotional Learning Based Intelligent Controller (BELBIC has been analyzed. The operation of the BELBIC is based on the emotion processing mechanism in the brain. This intelligent control is stimulated by the limbic system of the mammalian brain. The performance analysis of the converters and MPPT methods are simulated using MATLAB/SIMULINK. Furthermore, experimental results are presented in order to validate the modified cuk converter with proposed BELBIC algorithm.

  18. DC/DC开关变换器混沌现象研究综述%Summary of the Research on Chaos Phenomena of DC/DC Converter

    蔚洋; 冯平

    2012-01-01

    DC/DC功率开关变换器是开关电源的核心部分,通过对其混沌现象的研究可以更加深刻地认识DC/DC变换器的本质,也会在将来基于混沌现象提出新的设计方法和控制策略,实现现有DC/DC变换器无法达到的性能.本文介绍了DC/DC变换器混沌现象的研究现状,对DC/DC变换器混沌现象的基本建模方法进行了综合对比分析,展望了DC/DC变换器混沌研究的发展和未来应用前景.%DC/DC power switch converter is the core part of switch power supply. Through the study of chaos phenomena, the essence of DC/DC converter can be more deeply understand, the new design methods and control strategies based on chaos phenomena will be put forward in the future, to achieve the existing DC/DC converter that cannot reach. This paper introduces the research status of the DC/DC converter chaos phenomena, makes comprehensive comparative analysis of the basic modeling method of DC/DC converter chaos phenomena, and looks to its development and future application prospect.

  19. DC analysis of quasi-resonant buck and forward converters including effects of parasitic elements

    Roufberg, Lewis Marlin

    1987-01-01

    The need for smaller and more efficient power supplies steadily grows. Many power supplies incorporate high-frequency dc-to-dc switching converters to meet these demands. Recently, a new class of switching converters has been introduced which can operate at very high frequencies to further reduce size and increase efficiency. They are called quasi-resonant converters. Previously, the dc characteristics of many of these converters had been determined, assuming ideal components a...

  20. POWER FACTOR CORRECTION IN PERMANENT MAGNET BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR DRIVE USING SINGLE-PHASE CUK CONVERTER

    SANJEEV SINGH

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Permanent magnet brushless DC motor (PMBLDCM drives are being employed in many variable speed applications due to their high efficiency, silent operation, compact size, high reliability, ease of control, and low maintenance requirements. These drives have power quality problems and poor power factor at input AC mains as they are mostly fed through diode bridge rectifier based voltage source inverters. To overcome such problems a single-phase single-switch power factor correction AC-DC converter topology based on a Cuk converter is proposed to feed voltage source inverters based PMBLDCM. It focuses on the analysis, design and performance evaluation of the proposed PFC converter topology for a 1.5 kW, 1500 rpm, 400 V PMBLDCM drive used for an air-conditioning system. The proposed PFC converter topology is modelled and its performance is simulated in Matlab-Simulink environment and results show an improved power quality and good power factor in wide speed range of the drive.

  1. Design of Controllers for Single-Input Dual-Output Synchronous DC-DC Buck Converter

    S.Augustilindiya

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Design and control techniques for a Single Input Dual Output (SIDO Synchronous DC-DC Buck Converter are presented. The advantage of this converter eliminates one MOSFET switch and its drive circuitry when compared to the conventional converter and in this system both output voltages are generated by the same integrated power converter. A Genetic Algorithm assisted PI controller is designed to maintain the output voltages to a constant value against load and line variations and compared with existing PI controller. The parameters of the controller are designed using various techniques like SISOTOOL (GUI, Internal Model Control and Binary Genetic Algorithm. The Discrete PI controller is also developed for the above converter. All the controllers are simulated using MATLAB and their performances are compared in terms of Peak overshoot, Rise time and Settling time. The system is also developed using real components and the results are obtained in open loop mode.

  2. A novel control strategy for load converter of DC isolated distribution system under unbalanced loading conditions

    R. NOROOZIAN; M. ABEDI; G.B. GHAREHPETIAN; S. H. HOSSEINI

    2009-01-01

    A novel control strategy for the load converter supplying the unbalanced AC load in a DC isolated distribution system is presented. The control algorithm results in balanced and sinusoidal load voltages under unbalanced AC loading. The unbalanced load is characterized in the d-q-0 rotating coordinate based on symmetrical sequence components. Also, the mathematical model of the load converter in both a-b-c and d-q-0 coordinates is derived by using the average large signal model. Then, two control strategies for the load converter are presented. The first one uses the conventional d-q-0 controller to ensure the voltage and current regulation. The second one is a newly proposed control strategy based on the decomposition of the voltage and current into instantaneous positive, negative, and zero sequences. These three sequences are controlled independently in their own reference frames as DC signals. The performance of the load converter using these two control strategies is compared. Simulation results show the validity and capability of the newly proposed control strategy.

  3. Impute DC link (IDCL) cell based power converters and control thereof

    Divan, Deepakraj M.; Prasai, Anish; Hernendez, Jorge; Moghe, Rohit; Iyer, Amrit; Kandula, Rajendra Prasad

    2016-04-26

    Power flow controllers based on Imputed DC Link (IDCL) cells are provided. The IDCL cell is a self-contained power electronic building block (PEBB). The IDCL cell may be stacked in series and parallel to achieve power flow control at higher voltage and current levels. Each IDCL cell may comprise a gate drive, a voltage sharing module, and a thermal management component in order to facilitate easy integration of the cell into a variety of applications. By providing direct AC conversion, the IDCL cell based AC/AC converters reduce device count, eliminate the use of electrolytic capacitors that have life and reliability issues, and improve system efficiency compared with similarly rated back-to-back inverter system.

  4. A New Zero Voltage Switching Buck-Boost Type DC-DC Converter

    Majid Delshad

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a new zero voltage switching isolated buck-boost DC-DC converter with active clamp circuit is proposed. The active clamp circuit in this converter not only absorbs voltage spikes across the main switch but also provides soft switching conditions for all switches. All switches are PWM controlled which simplifies the control implementation. One of the main advantages of this converter is the that it operating can operate at high power levels while soft switching conditions exist in both buck and boost modes of converter operation. Since this converter can operate over a wide input voltage range, it can be employed in power factor correction. The experimental results obtained from a 150W prototype circuit operating at 100KHz are presented to confirm the integrity of the proposed circuit.

  5. A High Efficiency DC-DC Converter Topology Suitable for Distributed Large Commercial and Utility Scale PV Systems

    Agamy, Mohammed S; Harfman-Todorovic, Maja; Elasser, Ahmed; Steigerwald, Robert L; Sabate, Juan A; Chi, Song; McCann, Adam J; Zhang, Li; Mueller, Frank

    2012-09-01

    In this paper a DC-DC power converter for distributed photovoltaic plant architectures is presented. The proposed converter has the advantages of simplicity, high efficiency, and low cost. High efficiency is achieved by having a portion of the input PV power directly fed forward to the output without being processed by the converter. The operation of this converter also allows for a simplified maximum power point tracker design using fewer measurements

  6. Advanced power electronics converters PWM converters processing AC voltages

    dos Santos, Euzeli

    2014-01-01

    This book covers power electronics, in depth, by presenting the basic principles and application details, which can be used both as a textbook and reference book.  Introduces a new method to present power electronics converters called Power Blocks Geometry. Applicable for courses focusing on power electronics, power electronics converters, and advanced power converters. Offers a comprehensive set of simulation results to help understand the circuits presented throughout the book

  7. An adaptive digital controller for satellite medium power DC/DC converter

    Skup, Konrad R.; Grudziński, Paweł; Orleański, Orleański

    2011-01-01

    In this paper the work concerning an adaptive digital controller for satellite medium power DC/DC converters is presented. The adaptive techniques and methods developed in Space Research Centre allows an implemented in VHDL controller to modify its parameters according to detected changes in operating conditions. Inductor entering from discontinuous to continuous current mode and vice versa or moving sampling instants due to changes in duty time are good examples of varying operation...

  8. AC losses in a HTS coil carrying DC current in AC external magnetic field

    We electrically measured AC losses in a Bi2223/Ag-sheathed pancake coil excited by a DC current in AC external magnetic field. Losses in the coil contain two kinds of loss components that are the magnetization losses and dynamic resistance losses. In the measurement, current leads to supply a current to the coil were specially arranged to suppress electromagnetic coupling between the coil current and the AC external magnetic field. A double pick-up coils method was used to suppress a large inductive voltage component contained in voltage signal for measuring the magnetization losses. It was observed that the magnetization losses were dependent on the coil current and that a peak of a curve of the loss factor vs. amplitude of the AC external magnetic field shifted to lower amplitude of the AC magnetic field as the coil current increased. This result suggests the full penetration magnetic field of the coil tape decreases as the coil current increases. The dynamic resistance losses were measured by measuring a DC voltage appearing between the coil terminals. It was observed that the DC voltage appearing in the coil subject to the AC external magnetic field was much larger than that in the coil subject to DC magnetic field

  9. Enhancing the Capacity of the AC Distribution System Using DC Interlinks - A Step Towards Future DC Grid

    Chaudhary, Sanjay; Guerrero, Josep M.; Teodorescu, Remus

    2015-01-01

    , the dc grid interconnection also allows the introduction of a common storage system which can be shared by the connected ac feeders, and the dc grid connection to other renewable energy resources. The increased power handling capacity and improved voltage profile of the ac distribution feeder using...

  10. Design of a PEM Fuel Cell Simulator Based on DC-DC Buck Converter

    Georgi Georgievski; Goce L. Arsov

    2010-01-01

    Modeling of fuel cells is getting more and more important as power fuel cell stacks being available and have to be integrated into real power systems. This paper presents a novel circuit simulator for a PEM fuel cell that can be used to design fuel cell based systems. The simulator is consisted of a DC-DC buck converter driven by PIC 16F877 microcontroller. The proposed circuit can be used in design and analysis of fuel cell power systems.

  11. A high voltage gain quasi Z-source isolated DC/DC converter

    Siwakoti, Yam P.; Blaabjerg, Frede; Loh, Poh Chiang;

    2014-01-01

    A compact quasi-Z-source DC/DC converter is presented with high voltage gain, isolated output, and improved efficiency. The improvements in size and performance were achieved by using a square wave inverter with only two output switches driving an isolating transformer in push-pull mode, followed...... constructed and tested. The efficiency at full load varied from 89.0% to 97.4% as the input voltage changed from 44 V to 82 V....

  12. DC/DC converters for integration of double-layer condensers in onboard power supply; DC/DC-Wandler zur Einbindung von Doppelschichtkondensatoren in das Fahrzeugenergiebordnetz

    Polenov, Dieter

    2010-01-15

    The paper discusses DC/DC converters for integration of double layer condensers into the onboard power system. First, requirements on DC/DC converters are listed and compared on the basis of three exemplary applications. A DC/DC converter concept is developed for decoupling transient high-power loads like electric steering systems. Three different topologies are compared using a specially developed method in order to find the best solution for the given application. In order to establish adequate criteria for selecting the switching frequency and inductivities of storage throttles, the influence of the trottle power change on the switching characteristics of the MOSFETs and on certain ranges of EMP interference emissions is investigated. As methods of optimising the operation of the synchronous rectifiers, parallel connection of Schottky diodes and synchronous rectifiers as well as the variation of the shut-off dead times of synchronous rectifiers were investigated. Further, a concept for converter control was developed in consideration of the intended application and topology. Finally, selected aspects for implementation of the DC/DC converter concept are presented as well as the results of experimental investigations.

  13. An Optimal Current Observer for Predictive Current Controlled Buck DC-DC Converters

    Run Min; Chen Chen; Xiaodong Zhang; Xuecheng Zou; Qiaoling Tong; Qiao Zhang

    2014-01-01

    In digital current mode controlled DC-DC converters, conventional current sensors might not provide isolation at a minimized price, power loss and size. Therefore, a current observer which can be realized based on the digital circuit itself, is a possible substitute. However, the observed current may diverge due to the parasitic resistors and the forward conduction voltage of the diode. Moreover, the divergence of the observed current will cause steady state errors in the output voltage. In t...

  14. Control of the DC-DC Converter used into Energy Generation System

    This paper presents an investigation of the DC-DC Converter controller used into Energy Generation System. The full bridge is used into an Energy Generation System (EGS) as second power interface between the energy source and the high DC bus. The simulation results show that the DC-DC Converter behavior can be improved using a well designed PI control surface. The used Simulink models for the EGS blocks and some design considerations are presented, too. (authors)

  15. Ultra-Step-Up DC-DC Converter with Integrated Autotransformer and Coupled Inductor

    Siwakoti, Yam Prasad; Blaabjerg, Frede; Loh, Poh Chiang

    2016-01-01

    This paper introduces a new single-switch nonisolated dc-dc converter with very high voltage transfer ratio and reduced semiconductor voltage stress. The converter utilizes an integrated autotransformer and a coupled inductor on the same core to achieve a high step-up voltage gain without extreme...... to use a low voltage and low RDS-on MOSFET, which reduces the cost, and also the conduction and turn on losses of the switch. The principle of operation and theoretical analysis supported by key simulation and experimental waveforms are presented in details....

  16. Venturini Method Based Matrix Converter

    Derick Mathew

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Recently, matrix converter has received considerable interest as a viable alternative to the conventional ac-dc-ac converter. This direct ac-ac converter provides some attractive characteristics such as: four quadrant operation, absence of bulky dc-link electrolyte capacitors, clean input power characteristics. Due to the absence of dc link energy storage elements any disturbance in the input voltage will be immediately reflected to the output voltages. In this paper venturini method for matrix converter has been presented. Three phase sinusoidal symmetrical voltage or current can obtained .

  17. Efficiency and Cost Comparison of Si IGBT and SiC JFET Isolated DC/DC Converters

    Nielsen, Rasmus Ørndrup; Török, Lajos; Munk-Nielsen, Stig;

    2013-01-01

    Silicon carbide (SiC) and other wide band gap devices are in these years undergoing a rapid development. The need for higher efficiency and smaller dimensions are forcing engineers to take these new devices in to considerations when choosing semiconductors for their converters. In this article a Si...... based converter and a SiC based converter is compared. Both converters are isolated DC/DC converters and were designed for 5 kW nominal outputs. Test setups for both converters were built and tested. The hardware differences between the two converters are described and performance is compared. An...... efficiency of above 97 % for the SiC JFET and over 90 % for the SI IGBT converter was measured. Cost differences between the two converters have been analyzed, showing that 772 days of operation are needed for the SiC converter costs to break even with the Si IGBT converter costs....

  18. Analysis and Experimental Study of Proportional-Integral Sliding Mode Control for DC/DC Converter

    ZHANG Li; QIU Shui-sheng

    2005-01-01

    DC/DC converter using the proportional-integral (PI) sliding mode control (SMC) scheme is investigated, including the selection of the switching surface, the proof of the reaching condition and the existence condition of sliding motion. The sliding regime and the local stability are given. The implementation of the PI SMC is simpler than other SMC schemes and the steady-state error is eliminated. A prototype based on Buck converter is built up. The experimental results show that the dynamic performance and robustness to the parameter variations and external disturbances are improved.

  19. Design and Implementation of Digital Current Mode Controller for DC-DC Converters

    Taeed, Fazel

    predicted bandwidth of the proposed controller. Additionally, the small signal model of the isolated full-bridge boost converter is obtained and the modeling method is verified by experimental results. In modeling, the Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) of the inductor and capacitor are also included....... Analyzing the obtained model reveals that the small values of capacitor and inductor ESR results in a large resonance peak of complex poles in the voltage to duty cycle transfer function. High efficiency dc-dc converters essentially have low ESR in the capacitor and the inductor. Since the complex poles are...

  20. Incremental Conductance MPPT Algorithm for PV System Implemented Using DC-DC Buck and Boost Converter

    Dhananjay Choudhary

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The two basic topologies of switch mode DC-DC converters (Buck and Boost are analyzed with a view of their use in PV (photovoltaic systems, as the photovoltaic generator exhibits non-linear characteristics due to the change in environmental condition and load variation. As the efficiency of PV panels is low it becomes mandatory to extract maximum power from the PV panel at a given period of time. Several MPPT algorithms with different types of converters are being proposed for extracting maximum power from the PV panel. It is found that the nature of load plays an important role in the choice of topology. This paper investigates the implementation issues of Incremental Conductance method with Buck and Boost Converters. Mathematical analysis and desirable steady-state operating point of the converters are derived to give satisfactory maximum power point tracking operation.

  1. A low noise high efficiency buck DC-DC converter with sigma-delta modulation

    Some research efforts to improve the efficiency and noise performance of buck DC-DC converters are explored. A carefully designed power MOSFET driver, including a dead time controller, discontinuous current mode (DCM) controller and gate width controller, is proposed to improve efficiency. Instead of PWM modulation, sigma-delta modulation is introduced into the feedback loop of the converter to move out the clock-referred harmonic spike. The proposed converter has been designed and fabricated by a 0.35 μm CMOS process. Measured results show that the peak efficiency of the converter can reach 93% and sigma-delta modulation suppresses the harmonic spike by 30 dB over PWM modulation. (semiconductor integrated circuits)

  2. Investigation into the Control Methods to Reduce the DC-Link Capacitor Ripple Current in a Back-to-Back Converter

    Qin, Zian; Wang, Huai; Blaabjerg, Frede; Loh, Poh Chiang

    2014-01-01

    Three-phase back-to-back converters have a wide range of applications (e.g. wind turbines) in which the reliability and cost-effectiveness are of great concern. Among other components and interconnections, DC-link capacitors are one of the weak links influenced by environmental stresses (e.g. ambient temperature, humidity, etc.) and operating stresses (e.g. voltage, ripple current). This paper serves to investigate the ways of reducing ripple current stresses of DC-link capacitors in back-tob...

  3. Space Vector Modulation for DC-Link Current Ripple Reduction in Back-To-Back Current Source Converters for Microgrid Applications

    Guo, Xiaoqiang; Xu, David; Guerrero, Josep M.;

    2015-01-01

    Back-to-back converters have been typically used to interconnect the microgrids. For a back-to-back current source converter, the dc-link current ripple is one of the important parameters. A large ripple will cause the electromagnetic interference, undesirable high-frequency losses, and system in...... significantly reduced by adjusting the gate patterns of space vector modulation (SVM) between the rectifier and inverter in a back-to-back converter. The experimental results verify the effectiveness of the proposed method....

  4. Performance evaluation of Maximum Power Point Tracking algorithm with buck dc-dc converter for Solar PV system

    Ahteshamul Haque

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The energy crisis concern leads to look for alternate source of energy. Solar energy is considered as most reliable among the all renewable energy sources. Solar PV (Photovoltaic is used to convert solar energy into electric energy. The efficiency of solar PV is very low and its characteristic is nonlinear. To overcome these drawbacks a technique known as maximum power point tracking is used. This algorithm is implemented in the control circuit of DCDC converter. The objective of this paper is to evaluate the MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking with buck DC-DC converter under load varying conditions. The simulation work is done using PSIM simulation software.

  5. Implementation of FPGA based Digital Controller for Controlling Chaos in DC/DC converters

    RANJAN Vanaja

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the subharmonics andchaos generated in closed loop pulse width modulatedDC/DC buck converter and suggests the implementationof Digital controller based on time delayed selfcontrolling feedback concept for stabilizing the chaosgenerated in such converter. FPGA based digitalcontroller is designed and implemented for controllingthe chaotic oscillations of nonlinear switching converters.An experimental FPGA prototype and an applicationspecific IC that employ new controller architecture arebuilt around 11.3 V, 5.5 W, 2.5 KHz buck converter stageand successful operation of digital controller is verified.The experimental results prove the inherent capability ofthe proposed controller in maintaining the desired outputvoltage and keep the system chaos free by making thesystem insensitive to parameter variations.

  6. Design of fixed frequency controlled radial-mode stacked disk-type piezoelectric transformers for DC/DC converter applications

    In this paper, we propose a new design procedure to determine the optimal size of a piezoelectric transformer (PT) for DC/DC converter applications. We examined several parameters, which allows us to produce a piezoelectric transformer with optimal efficiency and which has an optimal range for regulating voltage. The characteristics of a piezoelectric transformer (PT) are well known when the load impedance is a pure resistor. However, when piezoelectric transformers are used in AC/DC or DC/DC converter applications, it requires the presence of a rectifier circuit block. A rectifier is usually a nonlinear device which does not act like a pure resistor. We began by modeling a full-wave rectifier directly in order to understand the design constraint variables such as the maximum mechanical current, the piezoelectric transformer configuration, and the energy balance of the PT configuration. In our final design, a stacked disk-type piezoelectric transformer with radial-mode vibration was chosen due to the large number of design parameters required. In our new design procedure, instead of just looking at the typical optimal loading condition of the PT, we used the concept of a maximum mechanical current to determine the new optimal efficiency which is suitable for voltage regulation. From our results we found that the size of the piezoelectric transformer and efficiency are trade-offs which means that they have an inverse relationship. In summary, we developed a new design procedure to determine the optimal size of a piezoelectric transformer, which we found to be small but with high efficiency so as to provide an optimal range for regulating voltage

  7. A 10 kW dc-dc converter using IGBTs with active snubbers. [Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor

    Masserant, Brian J.; Shriver, Jeffrey L.; Stuart, Thomas A.

    1993-01-01

    This full bridge dc-dc converter employs zero voltage switching (ZVS) on one leg and zero current switching (ZCS) on the other. This technique produces exceptionally low IGBT switching losses through the use of an active snubber that recycles energy back to the source. Experimental results are presented for a 10 kW, 20 kHz converter.

  8. The Chaotic-Based Control of Three-Port Isolated Bidirectional DC/DC Converters for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

    Zheng Wang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Three-port isolated (TPI bidirectional DC/DC converters have three energy ports and offer advantages of large voltage gain, galvanic isolation ability and high power density. For this reason this kind of converters are suitable to connect different energy sources and loads in electric and hybrid vehicles. The purpose of this paper is to propose chaotic modulation and the related control scheme for TPI bidirectional DC/DC converters, in such a way that the switching harmonic peaks can be suppressed in spectrum and the conducted electromagnetic interference (EMI is reduced. Two chaotic modulation strategies, namely the continuously chaotic modulation and the discretely chaotic modulation are presented. These two chaotic modulation strategies are applied for TPI bidirectional DC/DC converters with shifted-phase angle based control and phase-shifted PWM control. Both simulation and experiments are given to verify the validity of the proposed chaotic modulation-based control schemes.

  9. Hysteresis losses in MgB2 superconductors exposed to combinations of low AC and high DC magnetic fields and transport currents

    Highlights: • A method for calculating hysteresis losses in the low AC – high DC magnetic field and transport current range has been shown. • The method can be used in the design of wind turbine generators for calculating the losses in the generator DC rotor. • First estimates indicate tolerable current ripple in the 0.1% range for a 4 T DC MgB2 generator rotor coil. - Abstract: MgB2 superconductors are considered for generator field coils for direct drive wind turbine generators. In such coils, the losses generated by AC magnetic fields may generate excessive local heating and add to the thermal load, which must be removed by the cooling system. These losses must be evaluated in the design of the generator to ensure a sufficient overall efficiency. A major loss component is the hysteresis losses in the superconductor itself. In the high DC – low AC current and magnetic field region experimental results still lack for MgB2 conductors. In this article we reason towards a simplified theoretical treatment of the hysteresis losses based on available models in the literature with the aim of setting the basis for estimation of the allowable magnetic fields and current ripples in superconducting generator coils intended for large wind turbine direct drive generators. The resulting equations use the DC in-field critical current, the geometry of the superconductor and the magnitude of the AC magnetic field component as parameters. This simplified approach can be valuable in the design of MgB2 DC coils in the 1–4 T range with low AC magnetic field and current ripples

  10. ASIC and FPGA based DPWM architectures for single-phase and single-output DC-DC converter: a review

    Chander, Subhash; Agarwal, Pramod; Gupta, Indra

    2013-12-01

    Pulse width modulation (PWM) has been widely used in power converter control. This paper presents a review of architectures of the Digital Pulse Width Modulators (DPWM) targeting digital control of switching DC-DC converters. An attempt is made to review the reported architectures with emphasis on the ASIC and FPGA implementations in single phase and single-output DC-DC converters. Recent architectures using FPGA's advanced resources for achieving the resolution higher than classical methods have also been discussed. The merits and demerits of different architectures, and their relative comparative performance, are also presented. The Authors intention is to uncover the groundwork and the related references through this review for the benefit of readers and researchers targeting different DPWM architectures for the DC-DC converters.

  11. Very High Frequency Resonant DC/DC Converters for LED Lighting

    Madsen, Mickey Pierre; Knott, Arnold; Andersen, Michael A. E.

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a very high frequency DC/DC converter for LED lighting. Several resonant topologies are compared and their usability discussed. At the end the resonant SEPIC converter is chosen based on the achievable power density and total bill of material. Simulations of a 51 MHz converter...

  12. High-voltage boost quasi-Z-source isolated DC/DC converter

    Siwakoti, Yam P.; Blaabjerg, Frede; Loh, Poh Chiang;

    2014-01-01

    renewable energy systems, DC power supplies found in telecom, aerospace and electric vehicles. To demonstrate the performance of the proposed converter, a 400 V, 500 W prototype has been implemented in the laboratory. Efficiency of the prototype measured is found to vary from 89.0 to 97.4% when its input...

  13. IMPLEMENTATION OF MULTIPHASE BIDIRECTIONAL NONISOLATED DCDC CONVERTER FOR HIGH POWER APPLICATIONS

    Pappu Kumar Sharma; Anula Khare

    2016-01-01

    The converter has high efficiency due to soft-switching operation in all Multi bridges. Steady-state analysis of the converter is presented to determine the power flow equations, tank currents and soft-switching region. Dynamic analysis is performed to design a closed-loop controller that will regulate the load-side port voltage and source-side port current. Compared to the traditional full and half bridge bidirectional dc–dc converters for the similar applications, the new topology has...

  14. Swarming Speed Control for DC Permanent Magnet Motor Drive via Pulse Width Modulation Technique and DC/DC Converter

    A.S. Oshaba

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This study presents an approach for the speed control of a permanent magnet DC motor drive via Pulse Width Modulation (PWM technique and a DC/DC converter. The Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO technique is used to minimize a time domain objective function and obtain the optimal controller parameters. The performance of the proposed technique has been evaluated using various types of disturbances including load torque variations. Simulation results illustrate clearly the robustness of the controller and validity of the design technique for controlling the speed of permanent magnet motors.

  15. Bidirectional soft-switching converter-fed DC motor drives

    Ching, TW; Chan, CC; Chau, KT

    1998-01-01

    Two new soft-switching DC-DC power converters, with the capabilities of bidirectional power flow and soft-switching (either zero-voltage transition or zero-current transition) are developed for DC motor drives. The proposed bidirectional zero-voltage-transition power converter possesses the definite advantages that both main transistors and rectifiers can switch with zero-voltage switching (ZVS) and unity device stresses during both motoring and regenerating modes of operation, while both the...

  16. Self-Stable Chaos Control of dc-dc Converter

    LU Wei-Guo; ZHOU Luo-Wei; WU Jun-Ke

    2009-01-01

    A new concept related to self-stable chaos control is first put forward,and its theoretical basis and realization are presented from the frequency-domain perspective. With a new analogous-circuit realization of this control its applications in the voltage-mode Buck converter is discussed. The harmonic-balance method is applied to determine the control range of the control parameter.The experiment results given in the last part confirm the validity of the proposed control method.

  17. DC-DC converters for the upgrades of the CMS tracker

    Within the present decade, it is foreseen to gradually increase the instantaneous luminosity of the LHC to 1-2.1034 cm-2s-1. Around 2020, it is intended to increase the luminosity further, to about 5.1034 cm-2s-1. To ensure and improve its physics performance, CMS is going to exchange its pixel detector around 2016. Four years later the complete tracker is going to be replaced by a new development. The use of DC-DC converters is foreseen for both of these upgrades. Radiation tolerant converters developed by working groups at CERN and Aachen match the requirements of the new pixel detector already. However, further work is required to integrate the converters on system level and to ensure their save and reliable operation. The status of this work is presented. Building a new tracking detector equipped with converters, raises several additional challenges. In particular the noise performance of the converters and their efficiency at large conversion ratios still has to be improved. The coil, used by the converters to buffer energy, has a significant impact on both of these issues. Effort has been put into the optimization of converter coils, as well as into the exploration and minimization of noise radiated by the coils. The talk gives a summary of the results of this work.

  18. A Stable Control Strategy for Input-Series Output-Series Connected Boost half Bridge DC-DC Converter

    Shahnawaz Farhan Khahro

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Boost half bridge DC-DC converters in the combination of an input-series and output-series (ISOS connected configuration with a stable control strategy has been investigated in this paper. A stable control strategy comprises of two loops that are current loop and voltage loop. The reference to the current loop has been chosen from the input side of the DC-DC converter. The reference to the voltage loop has been selected from the output side of the DC-DC converter. Such a reference makes the circuit configuration simple, easy and eventually results in reduced cost. The control strategy for input-series output-series (ISOS configuration of DC-DC converters is proposed to achieve equal input voltage sharing (IVS as well output voltage sharing (OVS. Furthermore, in this paper, the performance of the stable control strategy for input-series output-series (ISOS boost half bridge DC-DC converter has been observed not only for the fixed but also for the varying and continuously varying load. The proposed Stable control scheme has been developed by modeling it on MATLAB using Simulink and Simpower toolboxes. The operation of the proposed stable control strategy has been found to be satisfactory.

  19. High Efficiency Interleaved Active Clamped Dc-Dc Converter with Fuel Cell for High Voltage Applications

    Sona P

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available A high efficiency interleaved ZVS active clamped current fed dc-dc converter is proposed in this paper specially used for fuel cell applications. As the fuel cell output is very low we are in need of a step up dc-dc converter. Here a current fed dc-dc converter is used. Two current fed dc-dc converters are interleaved by connecting their inputs in parallel and outputs in series. With this proposed methodology input current ripples in the fuel cell stacks can be reduced and a regulated output voltage ripples can be obtained. The active clamping circuit used in this model absorbs the turn off voltage spikes hence low voltage devices with low on state resistance can be used.Voltage doubler circuits will give double the output voltage than normal with smaller transformer turns ratio and flexibility. The proposed method is simulated in MATLAB for verifying the accuracy of the proposed design.

  20. Modular Power System Configured with Standard Product Hybrid DC-DC Converters Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — VPT proposes an innovative concept whereby complex NASA space power electronic systems can be configured using a small number of qualified hybrid DC-DC converter...

  1. Decentralized Nonlinear Controller Based SiC Parallel DC-DC Converter Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This proposal is aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of a Decentralized Control based SiC Parallel DC-DC Converter Unit (DDCU) with targeted application for...

  2. DC-Voltage Fluctuation Elimination Through a DC-Capacitor Current Control for DFIG Converters Under Unbalanced Grid Voltage Conditions

    Liu, Changjin; Xu, Dehong; Zhu, Nan;

    2013-01-01

    Unbalanced grid voltage causes a large second-order harmonic current in the dc-link capacitors as well as dc-voltage fluctuation, which potentially will degrade the lifespan and reliability of the capacitors in voltage source converters. This paper proposes a novel dc-capacitor current control...... method for a grid-side converter (GSC) to eliminate the negative impact of unbalanced grid voltage on the dc-capacitors. In this method, a dc-capacitor current control loop, where a negative-sequence resonant controller is used to increase the loop gain, is added to the conventional GSC current control...... loop. The rejection capability to the unbalanced grid voltage and the stability of the proposed control system are discussed. The second-order harmonic current in the dc capacitor as well as dc-voltage fluctuation is very well eliminated. Hence, the dc capacitors will be more reliable under unbalanced...

  3. Charger for NiMH batteries based on buck DC/DC converter

    Lapčević Vladimir

    2014-01-01

    In this paper is presented charger for NiMH battery types AA. Charger is realized by Buck DC/DC converter and microcontroller. Microcontroller controls the work of Buck DC/DC converter by pulse width modulation and by measuring the current of battery charging. The current of charging is held constant by power electronics, and the time of charging is set by the user dependent of capacity of the battery. Standard battery chargers enable the recharge of NiMH b...

  4. Load Dump Analysis in a 42/14V DC-DC Converter for Automotive Applications

    Mohamed Abdualla Shrud

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents a model for a dc-dc centralised based architecture using Matlab/Simulink for load dump analysis. As the electrical load varies for various driving conditions such as day or night, summer or winter; and city or country side, the analysis of load change is a very important parameter for system behaviour. In order to study the 42V power generation dynamic performance under load variations, step change in loads have been investigated. A detailed mathematical model for a 3-phase, 4 kW and 42V Lundell alternator average electrical equivalent circuit along with the DC/DC converter based architectures for dual-voltage systems has been covered in previous publications. Aspects of the steady-state output current capabilities, transient behaviour due to load dump on the 14/42V buses and the behaviour of the system model under different loads are assessed and results discussed. The performance of the 42V Lundell alternator with the interleaved six-phase buck dc-to-dc converter system is modelled using Simulink software to assess the effectiveness of the model and its transient behaviour. The simulated results are presented for the transient characteristics of the system for load dumps.

  5. A Sequential AC/DC Power Flow Algorithm for Networks Containing Multi-terminal VSC HVDC Systems

    Beerten, Jef; Cole, Stijn; Belmans, Ronnie

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, a sequential AC/DC power flow algorithm is proposed to solve networks containing Multi-terminal Voltage Source Converter High Voltage Direct Current (VSC MTDC) systems. In VSC HVDC technology, the converter losses add up to a significant fraction of the overall system losses. However, they are often neglected or not taken into account in a proper manner in VSC HVDC power flows. The algorithm put forward in this paper takes the converter losses into account using a generalized c...

  6. A Compact, Soft-Switching DC-DC Converter for Electric Propulsion

    Button, Robert; Redilla, Jack; Ayyanar, Raja

    2003-01-01

    A hybrid, soft-switching, DC-DC converter has been developed with superior soft switching characteristics, high efficiency, and low electro-magnetic interference. This hybrid topology is comprised of an uncontrolled bridge operating at full pulse-width, and a controlled section operating as a conventional phase modulated converter. The unique topology is able to maintain zero voltage switching down to no load operating conditions. A breadboard prototype was developed and tested to demonstrate the benefits of the topology. Improvements were then made to reduce the size of passive components and increase efficiency in preparation for packaging. A packaged prototype was then designed and built, and several innovative packaging techniques are presented. Performance test data is presented that reveals deficiencies in the design of the power transformer. A simple redesign of the transformer windings eliminated the deficiency. Future plans to improve the converter and packaging design are presented along with several conclusions.

  7. Large step-down DC-DC converters with reduced current stress

    In this paper, several DC-DC converters with large voltage step-down ratios are introduced. A simple modification in the output section of the conventional buck and quadratic converters can effectively extend the duty-cycle range. Only two additional components (an inductor and diode) are necessary for extending the duty-cycle range. The topologies presented in this paper show an improvement in the duty-cycle (about 40%) over the conventional buck and quadratic converters. Consequently, they are well suited for extreme step-down voltage conversion ratio applications. With extended duty-cycle, the current stress on all components is reduced, leading to a significant improvement of the system losses. The principle of operation, theoretical analysis, and comparison of circuit performances with other step-down converters is discussed regarding voltage and current stress. Experimental results of one prototype rated 40-W and operating at 100 kHz are provided in this paper to verify the performance of this new family of converters. The efficiency of the proposed converters is higher than the quadratic converters

  8. Normalizing and Converting Image DC Data Using Scatter Plot Matching

    Stephan J. Maas

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Remote sensing image data from sources such as Landsat or airborne multispectral digital cameras are typically in the form of digital count (DC values. To compare images acquired by the same sensor system on different dates, or images acquired by different sensor systems, it is necessary to correct for differences in the DC values due to sensor characteristics (gain and offset, illumination of the surface (a function of sun angle, and atmospheric clarity. A method is described for normalizing one image to another, or converting image DC values to surface reflectance. This method is based on the identification of pseudo-invariant features (bare soil line and full canopy point in the scatter plot of red and near-infrared image pixel values. The method, called “scatter plot matching” (SPM, is demonstrated by normalizing a Landsat-7 ETM+ image to a Landsat-5 TM image, and by converting the pixel DC values in a Landsat-5 TM image to values of surface reflectance. While SPM has some limitations, it represents a simple, straight-forward method for calibrating remote sensing image data.

  9. Design of the DC-DC power stage of the capacitor charger for MAXIDISCAP power converters

    Cravero, Jean-Marc

    2013-01-01

    This technical report presents the design of the DC-DC power stage of the capacitor charger for MAXIDISCAP power converters. The power stage is based on a half bridge series resonant converter in Discontinuous Conduction Mode (DCM). This simple and robust topology allows obtaining a current source behavior with a low switching losses power stage. The associated control stage is implemented using a commercial controller which has differenti nternal circuits that allows a high integration of the converter control system. The report presents the design and tuning criteria for the DC-DC converter, including the power stage and the control system.

  10. Systematic design approach of fuzzy PID stabilizer for DC-DC converters

    DC-DC converters process electrical energy by switching between a fixed number of configurations. The objective of controlling these systems is to provide better performances, ensure closed loop stability and guarantee a simple predictable behaviour. Based on a converter averaged model, we propose, in this paper, a systematic design approach of a fuzzy PID. The choice of controller parameters stands on the whole system stability requirements. Extension of the obtained asymptotic stability to structural stability is presented to show that the developed controller ensures also a simple and predictable behaviour of the converter. Finally, we illustrate the efficiency of the proposed fuzzy PID design approach through simulations in voltage mode as well as in current mode control

  11. Stability analysis of a high-step-Up DC grid-connected two-stage boost DC-DC converter

    El Aroudi A.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available High conversion ratio switching converters are used whenever there is a need to step-up dc source voltage level to a much higher output dc voltage level such as in photovoltaic systems, telecommunications and in some medical applications. A simple solution for achieving this high conversion ratio is by cascading different stages of dc-dc boost converters. The individual converters in such a cascaded system are usually designed separately applying classical design criteria. However these criteria may not be applicable for the complete cascaded system . This paper first presents a glimpse on the bifurcation behavior that a cascade connection of two boost converters can exhibit. It is shown that the desired periodic orbit can undergo period doubling leading to subharmonic oscillations and chaotic regimes. Then, in order to simplify the analysis the second stage is considered as constant current sink and design-oriented analysis is carried out to obtain stability boundaries in the parameter space by taking into account slope interactions between the state variables in the two-different stages.

  12. Planar integrated magnetics design in wide input range DC-DC converter for fuel cell application

    Ouyang, Ziwei; Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius;

    2010-01-01

    In the most power electronics converters, the overall volume is mainly determined by the number of parts and the size of passive components. Integrated magnetics and planar magnetics techniques therefore have been an excellent option in order to reduce the count and the size of magnetic components......, hereby increasing the power density of converters. A new planar integrated magnetics (PIM) technique for a phase-shift plus duty cycle controlled hybrid bi-directional DC/DC converter is presented and investigated in this paper. The main magnetic components including one boost inductor and two...... independent transformers are integrated into an E-I-E core geometry. Utilizing the flux cancellation as the principle of uncoupling, the transformers and the boost inductor are integrated, to reduce the total ferrite volume and core loss. The transformers and inductor are wound in the outer legs and the...

  13. A High Voltage-lift Efficient Isolated Full Bridge DC-DC Converter

    A. Gopi

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to propose a high voltage lift isolated full bridge dc-dc converter. The proposed converter consists of an isolation transformer a low turn ratio to obtain high step up voltage gain. The secondary of the transformer connected with two boosting capacitors which connects parallel when power switches switch on period and discharged in series during the switch off period. In addition full bridge converter on primary side consists of clamping diode and capacitor, leakage energy is recycled there by improving conversion efficiency. The proposed circuits simulated using PSIM software form input voltage of 48V, an output of 410 V obtained. These results and operations experimented and validated by implementing in hardware model at 20/40 Vdc, 20 Watts.

  14. A Novel Dual-input Isolated Current-Fed DC-DC Converter for Renewable Energy System

    Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius; Andersen, Michael A. E.;

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, a novel isolated current-fed DC-DC converter (boost-type) with two input power sources based on multi-transformer structure, which is suitable for fuel cells and super-capacitors hybrid energy system, is proposed and designed. With particular transformer windings connection strategy......, the proposed converter can draw power from two different DC sources with lower voltage and deliver it to the higher voltage DC bus or load individually and simultaneously. The detailed operation principle of the proposed converter has been analyzed in dual-input mode and single-input mode......, respectively. Furthermore, the method to increase the number of input ports, the magnetic integration structure, and ground loop decoupling are discussed. Experimental results from the lab prototype converter with two DC voltage sources verify the validity of the theoretical analysis and design of the...

  15. Auxiliary quasi-resonant dc tank electrical power converter

    Peng, Fang Z.

    2006-10-24

    An auxiliary quasi-resonant dc tank (AQRDCT) power converter with fast current charging, voltage balancing (or charging), and voltage clamping circuits is provided for achieving soft-switched power conversion. The present invention is an improvement of the invention taught in U.S. Pat. No. 6,111,770, herein incorporated by reference. The present invention provides faster current charging to the resonant inductor, thus minimizing delay time of the pulse width modulation (PWM) due to the soft-switching process. The new AQRDCT converter includes three tank capacitors or power supplies to achieve the faster current charging and minimize the soft-switching time delay. The new AQRDCT converter further includes a voltage balancing circuit to charge and discharge the three tank capacitors so that additional isolated power supplies from the utility line are not needed. A voltage clamping circuit is also included for clamping voltage surge due to the reverse recovery of diodes.

  16. Three Phase Two Leg Neutral Point Clamped Converter with output DC Voltage Regulation and Input Power Factor Correction

    Bogimi Sirisha

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a three-phase two leg neutral point clamped (NPC converter is presented for power factor correction and dc-link voltage regulation. The adopted converter has simpler circuit configuration and less number of power switches compared to three-level PWM converter. In this circuit configuration, only eight power switches and four clamping diodes with voltage stress of half the dc bus voltage are used. A simplified space vector pulse width modulation scheme (SVPWM is also adopted to track the line current commands. A reference voltage vector is generated on the ac terminal for drawing the sinusoidal line currents with unity power factor. This algorithm reduces the time required to calculate the switching time durations of voltage vectors. The simulation results have been presented to verify the validity and effectiveness of the proposed control strategy.

  17. Design of a High Efficiency Boost DC-DC Converter

    GAO Jing; YAO Suying; XU Jiangtao; SHI Zaifeng

    2009-01-01

    An accurate circuit of PWM/PFM mode converting and a circuit of auto-adaptively adjusting dimension of power transistor are described. The duty cycle of the signal when the control mode converts can be gained accu-rately by using ratios of currents and capacitances, and an optimal dimension of power transistor is derived with different loads. The converter is designed by 0.35 μm standard CMOS technology. Simulation results indicate that the converter starts work at 0.8 V input voltage. Combined with synchronized rectification, the transfer efficiency is higher than 90% with full load range, and achieves 97.5% at rating output.

  18. Design and Simulation of a soft switching scheme for a dc-dc Boost Converter with pi controller

    X.Felix Joseph

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the design of simple but powerful soft switching scheme for a DC-DC Boost Converter with a closed loop control. A new novel soft switching scheme is proposed with a single switch and minimum components which offers load independent operations. The only switch used in this converter is switched ON at zero current and switched OFF at zero voltage .The proposed Controller is used to improve the dynamic performance of DC-DC converter by achieving a robust output voltage against load disturbances. The duty cycle of the Boost converter is controlled by PI Controller. A 50W/50KHz soft switched PWM Boost converter is simulated and analyzed. The results are simulated using PSIM

  19. Modelado VHDL de estrategias de modulación para convertidores DC/AC para plataforma Semiteach-IGBT

    Díaz Llerena, Edel

    2015-01-01

    This document presents the final grade thesis done by the student to carry out the implementation of a DC/AC converter on a FPGA. The design allows to change in real time the PWM modulation methodology, frequency, THD and first harmonic amplitude, so as to be adapted to the requirements of the application. Therefore, a teaching power system capable of serving as support in subjects related to power electronics has been created. The work covers all aspects of the VHDL design fro...

  20. Realization of a Direct Soft Switching AC/AC Converter for Wireless Power Transfer Applications

    Vuorsalo, Simo

    2015-01-01

    This thesis describes the design, realization and testing of a three-phase to one-phase direct AC/AC converter, also known as the matrix converter. The switching is using the soft-switching strategy which is also known in the literature as the Zero Current Switching strategy. To achieve ZCS, the circuit needs resonant behavior which is achieved by the transmitter primary side that is an LC circuit. This circuit acts as a tank circuit and the switching frequency is the resonant frequency of th...

  1. Four Quadrants Integrated Transformers for Dual-input Isolated DC-DC Converters

    Ouyang, Ziwei; Zhang, Zhe; Andersen, Michael A. E.;

    2012-01-01

    A common limitation of power coupling effect in some known multiple-input dc-dc converters has been addressed in many literatures. In order to overcome this limitation, a new concept for decoupling the primary windings in the integrated multiple-winding transformers based on 3-dimensional (3D...... perpendicular primary windings, a name of “four quadrants integrated transformers” (FQIT) is therefore given to the proposed construction. Since the two primary windings are uncoupled, the FQIT allows the two input power stages to transfer the energy into the output load simultaneously or at any...

  2. Y-Source Boost DC/DC Converter for Distributed Generation

    Siwakoti, Yam P.; Loh, Poh Chiang; Blaabjerg, Frede;

    2015-01-01

    This paper introduces a versatile Y-source boost dc/dc converter intended for distributed power generation, where high gain is often demanded. The proposed converter uses a Y-source impedance network realized with a tightly coupled three-winding inductor for high voltage boosting that is presently...

  3. Soft switching DC/DC converter using controlled output rectifier with auxiliary circuit

    Dudrik, Jaroslav; BODOR Marcel; TRIP Daniel Nistor

    2010-01-01

    Auxiliary circuit for DC/DC converter withcontrolled output rectifier is presented in this paper.Soft switching for power switches of the inverter isachieved by using controlled output rectifier and softswitching of the controlled rectifier by using losslessauxiliary circuit. The principle of converter operationis explained and analyzed and experimental results onthe laboratory model are presented.

  4. Comparison of two different high performance mixed signal controllers for DC/DC converters

    Jakobsen, Lars Tønnes; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.

    2006-01-01

    This paper describes how mixed signal controllers combining a cheap microcontroller with a simple analogue circuit can offer high performance digital control for DC/DC converters. Mixed signal controllers have the same versatility and performance as DSP based controllers. It is important to have an...... engineer experienced in microcontroller programming write the software algorithms to achieve optimal performance. Two mixed signal controller designs based on the same 8-bit microcontroller are compared both theoretically and experimentally. A 16-bit PID compensator with a sampling frequency of 200 k...

  5. Comparison of two different high performance mixed signal controllers for DC/DC converters

    Jakobsen, Lars Tønnes; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.

    2006-01-01

    This paper describes how mixed signal controllers combining a cheap microcontroller with a simple analogue circuit can offer high performance digital control for DC/DC converters. Mixed signal controllers have the same versatility and performance as DSP based controllers. It is important to have an...... engineer experienced in microcontroller programming write the software algorithms to achieve optimal performance. Two mixed signal controller designs based on the same 8-bit microcontroller are compared both theoretically and experimentally. A 16-bit PID compensator with a sampling frequency of 200 k......Hz implemented in the 16 MIPS, 8-bit ATTiny26 microcontroller is demonstrated....

  6. A low-delay digital PWM control circuit for DC-DC converters

    Ishizuka, Yoichi; Ueno, Masao; Nishikawa, Ichiro; Ichinose, Akira; Matsuo, Hirofumi

    2007-01-01

    This paper is descried about a proposed scheme of a low-cost digital pulse width modulation (DPWM) control circuit for non-isolated DC-DC converter without A/D converter. Also,real-time PID control technique for DPWM is described. Some experimental results are revealed the proposed circuit and scheme. The purpose of this research is striking a balance between minimizing cost increase by digitalizing of the control circuit of DC-DC converter and speeding up the control circuit.

  7. Analysis and Implementation of Dual-ZCS forward DC/DC Converter

    WANG Jing-mei; LAN Zhong-wei; YU Zhong; WANG Hao-cai

    2005-01-01

    As the switching frequency in DC/DC converter increases, original 'hard-switch' working mode is not compatible. Another problem is the reliability, which is puzzled in single-ended forward, push-pull or bridge-like structures. In this paper, a new dual-ZCS (zero current switches) forward topology is proposed. The operating principle of soft-switch is analyzed, showing the relationship between voltage and current in time domain. Then how to calculate the key parameters of resonant network is . Finally, a prototype ZCS SMPS is implemented and tested. The results consisted with the analyzing results well, and illustrated the advantages of the proposed structure.

  8. Wind Energy Conversion System with Boost Converter and CHB MLI with single DC input

    Porselvi T

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The developments in power electronics technology have led to the developments in the wind energy conversion system (WECS. The output voltage of the WECS depends on the speed of the wind, which is not constant. Hence, a power conversion unit is required to maintain the output voltage of the WECS constant. This paper presents the design of a boost converter and a voltage controller for maintaining the DC-link voltage of the system constant. A new topology of the cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter (CHB MLI is proposed for the DC/ AC conversion. The proposed topology eliminates the requirement of separate DC sources. The multilevel inverter is controlled by the selective harmonic elimination pulse width modulation (SHE-PWM technique. The system is simulated in MATLAB/ Simulink for varying wind speeds. The simulated waveforms of the PMSG rotor speed, the PMSG voltage, the boost converter voltage and the CHBMLI voltages are shown and the results obtained are found to be satisfactory.

  9. Reliability of Capacitors for DC-Link Applications in Power Electronic Converters

    Wang, Huai; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2014-01-01

    DC-link capacitors are an important part in the majority of power electronic converters which contribute to cost, size and failure rate on a considerable scale. From capacitor users' viewpoint, this paper presents a review on the improvement of reliability of dc link in power electronic converters...

  10. Advanced DC/AC inverters applications in renewable energy

    Luo, Fang Lin

    2013-01-01

    DC/AC inversion technology is of vital importance for industrial applications, including electrical vehicles and renewable energy systems, which require a large number of inverters. In recent years, inversion technology has developed rapidly, with new topologies improving the power factor and increasing power efficiency. Proposing many novel approaches, Advanced DC/AC Inverters: Applications in Renewable Energy describes advanced DC/AC inverters that can be used for renewable energy systems. The book introduces more than 100 topologies of advanced inverters originally developed by the authors,

  11. Quasi Y-Source Boost DC-DC Converter

    Siwakoti, Yam P.; Blaabjerg, Frede; Loh, Poh Chiang

    2015-01-01

    A new topology called “quasi-Y-source impedance network” is presented in this paper. It inherits all the advantages of the original Y-source network. In addition, the new topology draws continuous current from the source which is required for many renewable sources. It also has dc-current-blockin...

  12. Design of a High Voltage Bidirectional DC-DC Converter for Driving Capacitive Incremental Actuators usable in Electric Vehicles (EVs)

    Thummala, Prasanth; Zhang, Zhe; Andersen, Michael A. E.; Maksimovic, Dragan; Sarban, Rahimullah

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents the design of a low input (24 V) and variable high output voltage (0-2.5 kV) bidirectional dc-dc converter for driving a capacitive actuator. The topology is a digitally controlled bidirectional flyback converter with a variable frequency control. The objective is, to design the converter for efficiently charging and discharging the capacitive actuator from 0 V to 2.5 kV and vice versa, respectively. The converter is used to drive a dielectric electro active polymer (DEAP)...

  13. Fuzzy Controller for Matrix Converter System to Improve Its Quality of Output

    N.Mahendran

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, Fuzzy Logic controller is developed for ac/ac Matrix Converter. Furthermore,Total Harmonic Distortion is reduced significantly. Space Vector Algorithm is a method to improve powerquality of the converter output. But its quality is limited to 86.7%.We are introduced a Cross coupled DQaxis controller to improve power quality. The Matrix Converter is an attractive topology for High voltagetransformation ratio. A Matlab / Simulink simulation analysis of the Matrix Converter system is provided.The design and implementation of fuzzy controlled Matrix Converter is described. This AC-AC system isproposed as an effective replacement for the conventional AC-DC-AC system which employs a two-steppower conversion.

  14. Fuzzy Controller for Matrix Converter System to Improve Its Quality of Output

    N.Mahendran

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, Fuzzy Logic controller is developed for ac/ac Matrix Converter. Furthermore, Total Harmonic Distortion is reduced significantly. Space Vector Algorithm is a method to improve power quality of the converter output. But its quality is limited to 86.7%.We are introduced a Cross coupled DQ axis controller to improve power quality. The Matrix Converter is an attractive topology for High voltage transformation ratio. A Matlab / Simulink simulation analysis of the Matrix Converter system is provided. The design and implementation of fuzzy controlled Matrix Converter is described. This AC-AC system is proposed as an effective replacement for the conventional AC-DC-AC system which employs a two-step power conversion.

  15. Integrated Circuit of CMOS DC-DC Buck Converter with Differential Active Inductor

    Kaoutar Elbakkar

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we propose a new design of DC-DC buck converter (BC, which the spiral inductor is replaced by a differential gyrator with capacitor load (gyrator-C implemented in 0.18um CMOS process. The gyrator-C transforms the capacitor load (which is the parasitic capacitor of MOSFETS to differential active inductor DAI. The low-Q value of DAI at switching frequency of converter (few hundred kHz is boosted by adding a negative impedance converter (NIC. The transistor parameters of DAI and NIC can be properly chosen to achieve the desirable value of equivalent inductance L (few tens H, and the maximum-Q value at the switching frequency, and thus the efficiency of converter is improved. Experimental results show that the converter supplied with an input voltage of 1V, provides an output voltage of 0.74V and output ripple voltage of 10mV at 155 kHz and Q-value is maximum (#8776;4226 at this frequency.

  16. New zero voltage switching DC converter with flying capacitors

    Lin, Bor-Ren; Shiau, Tung-Yuan

    2016-04-01

    A new soft switching converter is presented for medium power applications. Two full-bridge converters are connected in series at high voltage side in order to limit the voltage stress of power switches at Vin/2. Therefore, power metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) with 600 V voltage rating can be adopted for 1200 V input voltage applications. In order to balance two input split capacitor voltages in every switching cycle, two flying capacitors are connected on the AC side of two full-bridge converters. Phase-shift pulse-width modulation (PS-PWM) is adopted to regulate the output voltage. Based on the resonant behaviour by the output capacitance of MOSFETs and the resonant inductance, active MOSFETs can be turned on under zero voltage switching (ZVS) during the transition interval. Thus, the switching losses of power MOSFETs are reduced. Two full-bridge converters are used in the proposed circuit to share load current and reduce the current stress of passive and active components. The circuit analysis and design example of the prototype circuit are provided in detail and the performance of the proposed converter is verified by the experiments.

  17. Study on stability of the voltage-mode DC-DC converters

    Stroboscopic maps for voltage-mode converters in the continuous conduction mode (CCM) are build up. The stability of one-periodic point is analyzed together with eigenvalues of Jacobian matrix of discrete-maps. The voltage-mode buck converter is taken as an example, and the results of theoretical analysis and numerical simulation coincide with each other, which shows that the stability analysis of the DC-DC converters is feasible using the discrete-map model. (authors)

  18. Implementation of FPGA based Digital Controller for Controlling Chaos in DC/DC converters

    RANJAN Vanaja; LOGAMANI Premalatha

    2010-01-01

    This paper analyzes the subharmonics andchaos generated in closed loop pulse width modulatedDC/DC buck converter and suggests the implementationof Digital controller based on time delayed selfcontrolling feedback concept for stabilizing the chaosgenerated in such converter. FPGA based digitalcontroller is designed and implemented for controllingthe chaotic oscillations of nonlinear switching converters.An experimental FPGA prototype and an applicationspecific IC that employ new controller arc...

  19. Conventional control and fuzzy control of a dc-dc converter for machine drive

    Radoi, C.; Florescu, A. [Department of Power Electronics `Politecnica` University Bucharest (Romania)

    1997-12-31

    Fuzzy logic or fuzzy set theory is recently getting increasing emphasis in process control applications. The paper describes an application of fuzzy logic in speed control system that uses a dc-dc converter. The fuzzy control is used to linearize the family of external characteristics of the converter in discontinuous-conduction mode occurring at light load and/or high speed. In order to compare the conventional control with the fuzzy logic control, algorithms have been developed in detail and verified by Microsoft Excel simulation. The simulation study indicates that fuzzy control is a good alternative for conventional control methods, being used particularly in non-linear complex systems ill defined or totally unknown. Where the mathematical model exists, it is useful. The applications of fuzzy set theory in power electronics are almost entirely new; fuzzy logic seems to have a lot of premises in the large industrial control field. (orig.) 2 refs.

  20. Constant-frequency multi-resonant converter-fed DC motor drives

    Chau, KT; Ching, TW; Chan, CC

    1996-01-01

    Low-inductance dc motors with high power density and low rotor inertia are becoming more attractive, particularly for servo applications. In order to maintain their current ripples within acceptable levels, power converters need to operate at high switching frequencies. However, the increase in switching frequencies realizable by hard-switching techniques accompanies the increase in switching losses and switching stresses. In this paper, recent soft-switching dc-dc converters are discussed fo...

  1. High Output Voltage Based Multiphase Step-Up DC-DC Converter Topology with Voltage Doubler Rectifiers

    Liao Xiaozhong

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available High Output Voltage Based Multiphase Step-Up DC-DC Converter topology with voltage doubler rectifiers is presented in this paper. High output voltage is obtained due to the series combination of voltage doubler rectifiers on the secondary side of high frequency transformers. This topology is useful in the application where the output voltage is greater than the input. The two loop control strategy has been developed in order to analyze the stable and effective working of the converter topology. Therefore the working mode analysis of the converter topology has been described in detail. The multiphase step-up DC-DC converter topology is first simulated on MATLAB and then a prototype has been designed in order to verify the simulation and experimental results. Finally the simulation and experimental results are found to be satisfactory.

  2. Nonlinear dynamics of Josephson vortices in a film screen under dc and ac magnetic fields

    Sheikhzada, Ahmad; Gurevich, Alexander

    2014-01-01

    We present detailed numerical simulations of Josephson vortices in a long Josephson junction perpendicular to a thin film screen under strong dc and ac magnetic fields. By solving the sine-Gordon equation, we calculated the threshold magnetic field for penetration of fluxons as a function of frequency, and the power dissipated by oscillating fluxons as functions of the ac field amplitude and frequency. We considered the effects of superimposed ac and dc fields, and a bi-harmonic magnetic fiel...

  3. qZS-Based Soft-Switching DC/DC Converter with a Series Resonant LC Circuit

    Vinnikov, D; Zaķis, J; Liivik, L; Raņķis, I

    2013-01-01

    This paper discusses further modifications of the recent popular qZS-based DC/DC converter design by the introduction of the resonant LC circuit in series to the primary winding of the isolation transformer. The primary aim is to achieve the zero voltage and zero current switching of transistors. As an additional benefit of the resonant LC circuit, the converter is able to perform the voltage buck function simply by changing the switching frequency of the transistors. The control principle of...

  4. High Step-Up DC-DC Converter for Distributed Generation System

    V.K. Jayakrishnan

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available This study proposes a method which consists of High step up DC-DC converter with a coupled inductor for distributed generation system. Theoretically the conventional boost converter provides high step up voltage gain but in practical it is limited by reverse recovery problem of diode, effective series impedance of inductors and capacitors and switching losses. High charged current and conduction losses occur in the switch when voltage lift and switched capacitor techniques are used. In the proposed strategy a coupled-inductor and two capacitors is utilized to achieve high step-up voltage gain. High power loss and voltage spike on the switch is avoided using passive clamp circuit that recycles the leakage inductor energy. The operating principle and steady-state analysis are discussed. The Proposed topology was simulated using PSPICE SOFTWARE and the following results were obtained. For an input voltage of 24V, an output of 333V was obtained.

  5. A Dual-Input DC-DC Converter Using Clean Energy Power Supplies

    Eguchi, Kei

    2010-01-01

    In this chapter, a serial SC DC-DC converter using clean energy power supplies has been proposed. The validity of the circuit design was confirmed by theoretical analyses, SPICE simulations, and experiments. The proposed converter can realize not only long battery runtime but also small hardware-cost and wide input-range. Concretely, in comparison with the conventional parallel converter using 1.5× step-up SC converters, the proposed converter can achieve 20%

  6. Nucleation behavior of melted Bi films at cooling rates from 101 to 104 K/s studied by combining scanning AC and DC nano-calorimetry techniques

    Highlights: • We proposed a general data reduction scheme that combines scanning AC and DC calorimetry results for the study of reaction kinetics. • Calorimetry measurements at cooling rates ranging from 30 K/s to 20,000 K/s were achieved. • Upon initial melting, the Bi thin-film sample breaks up into thousands of isolated islands, and highly repeatable nucleation behavior is observed. • The nucleation rate of melted Bi is calculated, which can be well described by classical nucleation theory over a wide range of cooling rates. - Abstract: We study the nucleation behavior of undercooled liquid Bi at cooling rates ranging from 101 to 104 K/s using a combination of scanning DC and AC nano-calorimetry techniques. Upon initial melting, the Bi thin-film sample breaks up into silicon nitride-coated isolated islands. The number of islands in a typical sample is sufficiently large that highly repeatable nucleation behavior is observed, despite the stochastic nature of the nucleation process. We establish a data reduction technique to evaluate the nucleation rate from DC and AC calorimetry results. The results show that the driving force for the nucleation of melted Bi is well described by classical nucleation theory over a wide range of cooling rates. The proposed technique provides a unique and efficient way to examine nucleation kinetics with cooling rates over several orders of magnitude. The technique is quite general and can be used to evaluate reaction kinetics in other materials

  7. Analysis and Controller Design of a Universal Bidirectional DC-DC Converter

    Kou-Bin Liu

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, first the operating principles of a non-isolated universal bidirectional DC-DC converter are studied and analyzed. The presented power converter is capable of operating in all power transferring directions in buck/boost modes. Zero voltage switching can be achieved for all the power switches through proper modulation strategy design, therefore, the presented converter can achieve high efficiency. To further improve the efficiency, the relationship between the phase-shift angle and the overall system efficiency is analyzed in detail, an adaptive phase-shift (APS control method which determines the phase-shift value between gating signals according to the load level is then proposed. As the modulation strategy is a software-based solution, there is no requirement for additional circuits, therefore, it can be implemented easily and instability and noise susceptibility problems can be reduced. To validate the correctness and the effectiveness of the proposed method, a 300 W prototyping circuit is implemented and tested. A low cost dsPIC33FJ16GS502 digital signal controller is adopted in this paper to realize the power flow control, DC-bus voltage regulation and APS control. According to the experimental results, a 12.2% efficiency improvement at light load and 4.0% efficiency improvement at half load can be achieved.

  8. Discrete prediction controller for DC-DC converter - doi: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v36i1.18770

    Rengamani Shenbagalakshmi; Thangaswamy Sree Renga Raja

    2014-01-01

    A discrete controller is designed for low power dc-dc switched mode power supplies. The approach is based on time domain and the control loop continuously and concurrently tunes the compensator parameters to meet the converter specifications. A digital state feedback control combined with the load estimator provides a complete compensation, which further improves the dynamic performance of the closed loop system. Simulation of digitally controlled Buck converter is performed with MATLAB/Simul...

  9. A 1.6-kW, 110-kHz dc-dc converter optimized for IGBT's

    Chen, Keming; Stuart, Thomas A.

    1993-01-01

    A full bridge dc-dc converter using a zero-current and zero-voltage switching technique is described. This circuit utilizes the characteristics of the IGBT to achieve power and frequency combinations that are much higher than previously reported for this device. Experimental results are included for a 1.6-kW, 110-kHz converter with 95 percent efficiency.

  10. Design and Implementation of Anti-windup PI Control on DC-DC Bidirectional Converter for Hybrid Vehicle Applications

    Muh. Zakiyullah Romdlony

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Well-regulated DC bus voltage is the important point to guarantee the power demand in hybrid vehicle applications. Voltage regulation can be achieved with control method that build switching signal on DC-DC converter. This paper describes design and small scale experimental results of bus voltage regulation control of the DC-DC bidirectional converter with battery and supercapacitor as energy source. The control system consists of two control loops, the outer loop that get DC bus voltage feedback using PI anti-windup back calculation control method. This outer loop will generate a reference current for the inner loop that implement hysteresis control. The inner control loop will compare that reference curent with the source current obtained from the current sensor. Simulation and experimental results show that bus voltage is well-regulated under the load changes with 1% voltage ripple.

  11. Control of Power Converters in AC Microgrids

    Rocabert, Joan; Luna, Alvaro; Blaabjerg, Frede; Rodriguez, Pedro

    2012-01-01

    electrical system. The high penetration of distributed generators, linked to the grid through highly controllable power processors based on power electronics, together with the incorporation of electrical energy storage systems, communication technologies, and controllable loads, opens new horizons to the...... effective expansion of microgrid applications integrated into electrical power systems. This paper carries out an overview about microgrid structures and control techniques at different hierarchical levels. At the power converter level, a detailed analysis of the main operation modes and control structures...... for power converters belonging to microgrids is carried out, focusing mainly on grid-forming, grid-feeding, and grid-supporting configurations. This analysis is extended as well toward the hierarchical control scheme of microgrids, which, based on the primary, secondary, and tertiary control layer...

  12. Active Power Control with Undead-Band Voltage & Frequency Droop for HVDC Converters in Large Meshed DC Grids

    Vrana, Til Kristian; Zeni, Lorenzo; Fosso, Olav Bjarte

    A new control method for large meshed HVDC grids has been developed, which helps to keep the active power balance at the AC and the DC side. The method definition is kept wide, leaving the possibility for control parameter optimisation. Other known control methods can be seen as specific examples...... of the proposed method. It can serve as a framework for the control of large DC grids, defining a common standard for the control scheme, but still leaving a lot of freedom for individual adjustments. The proposed method is based on a so called “undead”-band, meaning that control activity is reduced...... within the band, but not set to zero as with a regular dead-band. It operates with a minimum of required communication. New converters can be added to the system without changing the control of the other individual converters. It is well suited to achieve high reliability standards due to the distributed...

  13. An Optimal Current Observer for Predictive Current Controlled Buck DC-DC Converters

    Run Min

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available In digital current mode controlled DC-DC converters, conventional current sensors might not provide isolation at a minimized price, power loss and size. Therefore, a current observer which can be realized based on the digital circuit itself, is a possible substitute. However, the observed current may diverge due to the parasitic resistors and the forward conduction voltage of the diode. Moreover, the divergence of the observed current will cause steady state errors in the output voltage. In this paper, an optimal current observer is proposed. It achieves the highest observation accuracy by compensating for all the known parasitic parameters. By employing the optimal current observer-based predictive current controller, a buck converter is implemented. The converter has a convergently and accurately observed inductor current, and shows preferable transient response than the conventional voltage mode controlled converter. Besides, costs, power loss and size are minimized since the strategy requires no additional hardware for current sensing. The effectiveness of the proposed optimal current observer is demonstrated experimentally.

  14. An optimal current observer for predictive current controlled buck DC-DC converters.

    Min, Run; Chen, Chen; Zhang, Xiaodong; Zou, Xuecheng; Tong, Qiaoling; Zhang, Qiao

    2014-01-01

    In digital current mode controlled DC-DC converters, conventional current sensors might not provide isolation at a minimized price, power loss and size. Therefore, a current observer which can be realized based on the digital circuit itself, is a possible substitute. However, the observed current may diverge due to the parasitic resistors and the forward conduction voltage of the diode. Moreover, the divergence of the observed current will cause steady state errors in the output voltage. In this paper, an optimal current observer is proposed. It achieves the highest observation accuracy by compensating for all the known parasitic parameters. By employing the optimal current observer-based predictive current controller, a buck converter is implemented. The converter has a convergently and accurately observed inductor current, and shows preferable transient response than the conventional voltage mode controlled converter. Besides, costs, power loss and size are minimized since the strategy requires no additional hardware for current sensing. The effectiveness of the proposed optimal current observer is demonstrated experimentally. PMID:24854061

  15. DC Storage Energy Variation Factor Study for Switched Mode Power Converters

    2002-01-01

    The effectiveness of energy conversion in DC switched-mode power converters is studied.The ratio of the energy storage in the systemto the energy put - through is investigated for several converters.A very comprehensive study to identify how the energy is manipulatedby the various types of converters is reported in this paper.

  16. Comparative Analysis of Semiconductor Power Losses of Galvanically Isolated Quasi-Z-Source and Full-Bridge Boost DC-DC Converters

    Kosenko Roman; Liivik Liisa; Chub Andrii; Velihorskyi Oleksandr

    2015-01-01

    This paper compares semiconductor losses of the galvanically isolated quasi-Z-source converter and full-bridge boost DC-DC converter with active clamping circuit. Operation principle of both converters is described. Short design guidelines are provided as well. Results of steady state analysis are used to calculate semiconductor power losses for both converters. Analytical expressions are derived for all types of semiconductor power losses present in these converters. The theoretical results ...

  17. DC and AC biasing of a transition edge sensor microcalorimeter

    We are developing AC-biased transition edge sensor (TES) microcalorimeters for use in large arrays with frequency-domain multiplexing. Using DC bias, we have achieved a resolution of 17 eV FWHM at 2.6 keV with a decay time of 90 μs and an effective detector diameter of 300 μm. We have successfully measured thermal pulses with a TES microcalorimeter operated with an AC bias. We present here preliminary results from a single pixel detector operated under DC and AC bias conditions

  18. Stochastic Dynamics of DC and AC Driven Dislocation Kinks

    Vardanyan, A.; Kteyan, A.

    2013-02-01

    Dynamics of a pinned dislocation kink controlled by the acting DC and AC forces is studied analytically. The motion of the kink, described by sine-Gordon (sG) equation, is explored within the framework of McLaughlin-Scott perturbation theory. Assuming weakness of the acting AC force, the equation of motion of the dislocation kink in the pinning potential is linearized. Based on the equations derived, we study stochastic behavior of the kink, and determine the probability of its depinning. The dependencies of the depinning probability on DC and AC forces are analyzed in detail.

  19. A bi-directional DC/DC converter for hybrid wind generator/battery system with state machine control

    Hua, C.C.; Liao, Y.C. [National Yunlin Univ. of Science and Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan (China). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

    2008-07-01

    A bi-directional DC to DC converter used in a hybrid wind generator/lead-acid battery power system was presented. A state machine control strategy was used to control both the system power flow and load distribution. It was also used to increase the power capacity of the system. The battery was also charged or discharged through the bi-directional DC to DC converter. Multi-stage current charging control of the batteries was accomplished by adjusting the duty cycle of the power converter. This also improved the charging efficiency by the maximum power point tracking algorithm. It was concluded that the proposed control method can be readily extended to other renewable energy conversion systems. 6 refs., 13 figs.

  20. Apparatuses and method for converting electromagnetic radiation to direct current

    Kotter, Dale K; Novack, Steven D

    2014-09-30

    An energy conversion device may include a first antenna and a second antenna configured to generate an AC current responsive to incident radiation, at least one stripline, and a rectifier coupled with the at least one stripline along a length of the at least one stripline. An energy conversion device may also include an array of nanoantennas configured to generate an AC current in response to receiving incident radiation. Each nanoantenna of the array includes a pair of resonant elements, and a shared rectifier operably coupled to the pair of resonant elements, the shared rectifier configured to convert the AC current to a DC current. The energy conversion device may further include a bus structure operably coupled with the array of nanoantennas and configured to receive the DC current from the array of nanoantennas and transmit the DC current away from the array of nanoantennas.

  1. Effect of AC and DC voltage on dielectric properties of CeO2 films

    The capacitance-voltage characteristics have been studied for both AC and DC fields of Al/cerium oxide/Al thin film capacitor structures. Compared to DC fields, these structures can withstand higher AC fields. Capacitance increases with increase in AC and DC fields. The former behaviour is explained on the basis of presence of oxygen vacancies and the latter one is attributed for the Joule heating phenomena. The presence of oxygen vacancies was confirmed from the thermoluminescence studies on these films. (author)

  2. A Bidirectional Multi-Port DC-DC Converter Integrating Voltage Equalizer

    Chen, Jianfei; Hou, Shiying; Deng, Fujin;

    2015-01-01

    A novel bidirectional multi-port dc-dc converter integrating voltage equalizer based on switched-capacitor voltage accumulator (SCVA) is proposed. It has two operating modes of charging and discharging for battery modules. All battery modules are connected in series indirectly and can be equalized...

  3. Quasiperiodicity and Torus Breakdown in a Power Electronic DC/DC Converter

    Zhusubaliyev, Zhanybai; Soukhoterin, Evgeniy; Mosekilde, Erik

    2007-01-01

    This paper discusses the mechanisms of torus formation and torus destruction in a dc/dc converter with relay control and hysteresis. We establish a chart of the dynamical modes in the input voltage versus load resistance parameter plane. This chart displays several different torus bifurcations...

  4. Analysis and design of PPFHB bidirectional DC-DC converter with coupled inductors

    Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, a novel push-pull-forward half-bridge (PPFHB) bi-directional DC-DC converter with coupled inductors is proposed. All switches can operate under zero-voltage-switching (ZVS). The operation principle with phase-shift modulation scheme, characteristics of coupled inductors, the steady...

  5. Integrated S-band transmitter with on-chip DC-DC converter and control loop

    Brouzes, H.; Geurts, S.; Besselink, M.; Telli, A.; Hek, A.P. de; Bent, G. van der; Vliet, F.E. van

    2012-01-01

    A highly integrated high-power transmitter has been designed in a high breakdown GaAs MMIC technology. The transmitter includes, on top of an S-Band 10 W class-F HPA, a DC/DC converter and its associated gate driver, the full voltage regulation control loop, which provides a significant step for pha

  6. Lowest of AC-DC power output for electrostrictive polymers energy harvesting systems

    Meddad, Mounir; Eddiai, Adil; Hajjaji, Abdelowahed; Guyomar, Daniel; Belkhiat, Saad; Boughaleb, Yahia; Chérif, Aida

    2013-11-01

    Advances in technology led to the development of electronic circuits and sensors with extremely low electricity consumption. At the same time, structural health monitoring, technology and intelligent integrated systems created a need for wireless sensors in hard to reach places in aerospace vehicles and large civil engineering structures. Powering sensors with energy harvesters eliminates the need to replace batteries on a regular basis. Scientists have been forced to search for new power source that are able to harvested energy from their surrounding environment (sunlight, temperature gradients etc.). Electrostrictive polymer belonging to the family of electro-active polymers, offer unique properties for the electromechanical transducer technology has been of particular interest over the last few years in order to replace conventional techniques such as those based on piezoelectric or electromagnetic, these materials are highly attractive for their low-density, with large strain capability that can be as high as two orders of magnitude greater than the striction-limited, rigid and fragile electroactive ceramics. Electrostrictive polymers sensors respond to vibration with an ac output signal, one of the most important objectives of the electronic interface is to realize the required AC-DC conversion. The goal of this paper is to design an active, high efficiency power doubler converter for electrostrictive polymers exclusively uses a fraction of the harvested energy to supply its active devices. The simulation results show that it is possible to obtain a maximum efficiency of the AC-DC converter equal to 80%. Premiliminary experimental measurements were performed and the results obtained are in good agreement with simulations.

  7. Effect of combining a DC bias current with an AC transport current on AC losses in a High Temperature Superconductor

    Dolez, Patricia; Ligneris, Benoit des; Aubin, Marcel; Zhu, When; Cave, Julian

    1998-01-01

    Creating complex flux configurations by superposing a dc current or magnetic field onto the ac current in a type II superconducting tape should lead to a variety of peculiar behaviors. An example is the appearance of the Clem valley, a minimum in the ac losses as a function of the dc bias amplitude, which has been theoretically studied by LeBlanc et al., in the continuation of Clem's calculations. These situations have been investigated by applying a dc current to a silver-gold sheathed Bi-22...

  8. Research on control algorithm of DC-DC Boost converters%DC-DC Boost变换器控制算法的研究

    杨玉岗; 甘汶桦

    2015-01-01

    为了改善DC⁃DC Boost变换器的性能,在电压控制模式的基础上,设计了PI控制器,对输出电压进行控制。分析了DC⁃DC Boost变换器的基本原理,推导了变换器的传递函数。本文用Zie⁃gler⁃Nichols方法和Loop⁃Shaping方法计算出PI控制器中K p和K i的值,进而通过Matlab仿真和实验,比较了两种方法的输出响应,得出结论:采用Loop⁃Shaping方法能更好改善变换器的性能。%To improve the control performance of DC⁃DC Boost power converters, a PI controller is designed to reg⁃ulate the output voltage based on voltage mode. The basic principle of the DC⁃DC Boost converter have been ana⁃lyzed, and the transfer function of the converter have been derived. The paper uses PI controller in which the val⁃ues of Kp and Ki have been derived using the Ziegler⁃Nichols method and Loop Shaping method, and through Matlab simulation and experiment, the output response of the both methods is compared and conclusion is made that Loop⁃Shaping method can improve the performance of the converter better.

  9. Modelling of AC loss in coils made of thin tapes under DC bias current

    Pardo, Enric

    2013-01-01

    Many applications, such as magnets and SMES, are usually charged and discharged under a bias DC current, which may increase the AC loss. For their design, it is necessary to understand and predict the AC loss. This article analises the AC loss in magnet-like coils under DC bias contribution super-imposed to the AC current. The analysis is based on a numerical model that takes the interaction between magnetization currents in all turns into account. The studied example is a stack of 32 pancake...

  10. A Protection Circuit for DC-DC Converter with Voltage Doubler

    D.Elangovan

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a method to obtain a protected voltage gain by employing a protection circuit for the voltage doubler or multiplier circuit in an isolated tyde DC-DC Converter. The entire set up consists of a phase shift converter with a protected bridge/voltage doubler rectifier on the output side. The operating frequency of the phase shift converter is 20-25kHz (depending on the requirement of the application which is high enough to improve the efficiency. Ferrite core transformer is used in place of ordinary air core transformer, which is small in size with number of turns of the transformer is reduced and the overall power density is increased. The doubler circuit consists of electrolytic capacitors, which are rated at 400V in order to comply with IEC65 requirements. This paper proposes an “electrolytic capacitor protection circuit”, which enables the voltage rating of the electrolytics to be reduced to 250V. This circuit results in cost savings of more than 50% in the price of the electrolytic filter capacitors. The circuits were simulated using PSPICE SOFTWARE and the following results were obtained. For an input voltage of 200V, an output of 200V and400V were obtained in bridge mode and doubler mode respectively.

  11. Three-phase Resonant DC-link Converter

    Munk-Nielsen, Stig

    The purpose of the project is to develop a three-phase resonant converter suitable for standard speed drives. The motivation for working with resonant converters is found in the problem of the standard converter type used today. In standard converter type Pulse Width Modulated-Voltage Source...... frequency three phase parallel resonant converter is realized....

  12. SWITCH MODE PULSE WIDTH MODULATED DC-DC CONVERTER WITH MULTIPLE POWER TRANSFORMERS

    2009-01-01

    A switch mode pulse width modulated DC-DC power converter comprises at least one first electronic circuit on a input side (1) and a second electronic circuit on a output side (2). The input side (1) and the output side (2) are coupled via at least two power transformers (T1, T2). Each power...... transformer (T1, T2) comprises a first winding (T1a, T2a) arranged in a input side converter stage (3, 4) on the input side (1) and a second winding (T1 b, T2b) arranged in a output side converter stage (5) on the output side (2), and each of the windings (T1a, T1 b, T2a, T2b) has a first end and a second end...... switches being adapted to switch the current through the first winding (T1 a, T2a) between a first ON-state, a first OFF-state, a second ON-state with a polarity opposite to the first ON-state, and a second OFF-state, and/or being adapted to provide rectified current to the terminals (AO, A1) wherein the...

  13. Multi-cell DC-DC converters : modelling, analysis and control

    This paper is devoted to modeling of a two-cell DC/DC buck converter, to the analysis of its behavior and to the design of control methods that yield to improve its performances. Various numerical simulations and dynamical aspects of this system are illustrated in the time domain and in the parameter space. Without control, the system may present many undesirable behaviors such as sub-harmonics and chaotic oscillations. The proposed controllers are able to widen the stability range of the system. Optimum values of parameters giving rise to fast response while maintaining stable periodic behavior are given in closed form. However, it is detected that in a certain region of the parameter space, the stabilized periodic orbit may coexist with a chaotic attractor. Boundary between basins of attraction are obtained by means of numerical simulations.

  14. Characteristics of the magnetic field under hybrid ac/dc high voltage transmission lines

    In recent years, the possibility for ac and dc transmission lines running parallel to each other, sharing the same right-of-way (ROW) or even the same-tower has increased. Design of such hybrid ac/dc networks requires a precise calculation of the magnetic field around and under them. This paper presents quantitative analysis of the magnetic field at 1-m height above ground surface for different hybrid ac/dc transmission lines. Lateral profiles for typical 275, 132 (running in Kuwait), 500, 220 and 132 kV (running in Egypt) ac transmission lines after adding bipolar dc lines are presented. The magnetic vector potential concept, as extended to multi-conductor transmission lines employing the superposition principle is used to model and calculate the RMS values of the magnetic field generated by the hybrid ac/dc lines at any point in the space. The RMS values of the field are determined directly without dividing the ac supply cycle into a sufficient number of subintervals. The presented graphs are useful for setting the maximum allowable ac and dc line current magnitudes, for existing lines, corresponding to a certain safe level of the magnetic field at the edge of right-of-way. (author)

  15. A Monolithically Integrated 12V/5V Switch-Capacitor DC-DC Converter

    耿莉; 陈治明; 刘先锋

    2000-01-01

    A monolithically integrated 12V/SV switch capacitor DC-DC converter with structure-simplified main circuit and control circuit is presented. Its topological circuit and basic operating principle are discussed in detail. It is shown that elevated operating frequency, increased capacitance and reduced turn-on voltage of the diodes can make the converter's output characteristics improved. Reducing resistance of the equivalent resistors and other parasitic parameters can make the operation frequency higher. As a feasible efficient method to fabricate monolithically integrated converter with high frequency and high output power, several basic circuits are parallelly combined where the serial-parallel capacitance is optimized for the maximum output power. The device selection and its fabrication method are presented. A feasible integration process and its corresponding layout are designed. All active devices including switching transistors and diodes are integrated together with all passive cells including capacitors and resistor on a single chip based on BiMOS process,as has been verified to be correct and practical by simulation and chip test.

  16. Power flow controller with a fractionally rated back-to-back converter

    Divan, Deepakraj M.; Kandula, Rajendra Prasad; Prasai, Anish

    2016-03-08

    A power flow controller with a fractionally rated back-to-back (BTB) converter is provided. The power flow controller provide dynamic control of both active and reactive power of a power system. The power flow controller inserts a voltage with controllable magnitude and phase between two AC sources at the same frequency; thereby effecting control of active and reactive power flows between the two AC sources. A transformer may be augmented with a fractionally rated bi-directional Back to Back (BTB) converter. The fractionally rated BTB converter comprises a transformer side converter (TSC), a direct-current (DC) link, and a line side converter (LSC). By controlling the switches of the BTB converter, the effective phase angle between the two AC source voltages may be regulated, and the amplitude of the voltage inserted by the power flow controller may be adjusted with respect to the AC source voltages.

  17. DC / DC Converter for the conditioning of the photovoltaic energy - modeling and command strategy

    Z. SABIRI

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Demand for energy, especially electricity, throughout the world, is increasingly growing rapidly. Renewable energy: wind, solar, geothermal, and hydroelectric and biomass provides substantial benefits for our climate, our health, and our economy. However it needs more investigations in terms of research. A special attention should be given on the optimization of energy production and its own integration in grids especially when the resources become multiple. The contribution of our researches is to study the technical and physical aspects to optimize the energy management in a multi-source system dedicated to rural area applications. The multi-source system is based on photovoltaic panels, wind turbine, solar PV and storage batteries. In this paper, we present the modeling and simulation of the part composed of photovoltaic source and its DC / DC converter.

  18. Ultra-high Efficiency DC-DC Converter using GaN Devices

    Ramachandran, Rakesh

    2016-01-01

    The demands for high efficiency dc-dc power converters are increasing day by day in various applications such as telecommunication, data-centers, electric vehicles and various renewable energy systems. Silicon (Si) has been used as the semiconductor material in majority of the power devices for...... many decades. However, the rate of improvement slowed as the silicon power materials asymptotically approached its theoretical bounds. Compared to Si, wideband gap materials such as Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) are promising semiconductors for power devices due to their superior...... material properties such as high temperature operation, high breakdown voltage and high frequency operation. Among wide band-gap devices, GaN has an enhanced mobility of electrons, compared to SiC, which helps in achieving smaller size for a given on-resistance and breakdown voltage. These superior...

  19. Closed loop control of ZVS half bridge DC-DC converter with DCS PWM Control

    JANAPATI SIVAVARA PRASAD

    2012-10-01

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    The main drawback of the conventional symmetric control is that both primary switches in the converter operate at hard switching condition. Moreover, during the off-time period of two switches, the oscillation between the transformer leakage inductance and junction capacitance of the switches results in energy dissipation and electromagnetic interference (EMI emissions due to reverse recovery of MOSFETs body diodes. The asymmetric (complementary control was proposed to achieve ZVS operation for HB switches. However, asymmetric stresses distribution on the corresponding components may occur due to the asymmetric duty cycle distribution for the two primary switches. A new control scheme, to be known as duty-cycle shifted PWM (DCS PWM control, is proposed and applied to the conventional HB dc–dc converters to achieve ZVS for both the  switches without adding extra components and without adding asymmetric penalties of the complementary control. The concept of this new control scheme is shifting one of the two symmetric PWM driving signals close to the other, such that ZVS may be achieved for the lagging switch due to the shortened resonant interval. Moreover, based on the DCS PWM control, a new half-bridge topology is proposed to achieve ZVS for both the main switches and auxiliary switch by adding an auxiliary switch and diode in the proposed half bridge. ZVS for the  switch is achieved by utilizing the energy trapped in the leakage inductance. There are two control schemes. One is open loop and the other is closed loop. In open loop scheme, the given dc-dc converter is operating under disturbance. This disturbance effect is eliminated in closed loop scheme.

     

  20. A dual VCDL DLL based gate driver for zero-voltage-switching DC-DC converter

    This paper presents a dual voltage-controlled-delay-line (VCDL) delay-lock-loop (DLL) based gate driver for a zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) DC-DC converter. Using the delay difference of two VCDLs for the dead time control, the dual VCDL DLL is able to implement ZVS control with high accuracy while keeping good linearity performance of the DLL and low power consumption. The design is implemented in the CSM 2P4M 0.35 μm CMOS process. The measurement results indicate that an efficiency improvement of 2%-4% is achieved over the load current range from 100 to 600 mA at 4 MHz switching frequency with 3.3 V input and 1.3 V output voltage.

  1. Aerosol formation and decomposition of dilute benzene derivatives by AC/DC corona discharge

    Zhang, X.; Chen, W.; Zhu, J.; Feng, W.; Yan, K. [Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou (China). Industrial Ecology and Environment Research Inst.

    2010-07-01

    The most common treatment methods for removing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) include thermal decomposition, catalytic oxidation, carbon adsorption, destruction in non-thermal plasma (NTP) and condensation. Among these technologies, the use of NTP is gaining considerable attention, particularly AC/DC energized corona plasma systems because of their reliable operation, low cost and high efficiency. One of the ideal NTP based processes is to convert VOCs to environmentally sound compounds, such as water. However, since the plasma-initialed reactions are difficult to control, some undesirable products such as aerosols are often observed from VOC removal. The formation of aerosol must therefore be considered in structure-dependent VOC removal characteristics. This study examined the decomposition of three benzene derivatives by novel AC/DC corona discharge with a closed loop flow system in air. The experiments focused primarily on aerosol formation and the individual removal efficiency of benzene, toluene and styrene. The removal process of styrene, benzene and toluene were found to be different from each other because of their different reactivity with radicals. The generated radicals of styrene were efficiently used for the removal process, but the generated radicals of benzene and toluene were mainly quenched by bulk gases. The study showed that a large concentration of aerosols can be generated in humid air. The generated aerosols can be collected by electrostatic precipitation in the AC/DC energized plasma system. It was concluded that the chemical structure is one of most important factors that influence the removal process of VOCs for non-thermal plasma processing. 17 refs., 7 figs.

  2. Experimental Investigation of “Why an AC Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuator is Preferred to DC Corona Wind Actuator in Boundary Layer Flow Control?”

    Gholam reza Tathiri; Esmaeil Esmaeilzadeh; seyyed mahdi mirsajedi; hossein mahdavy moghaddam

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, characteristics of the flow induced in the boundary layer by an AC-Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) plasma actuator are compared against those of a DC-corona wind actuator. This is achieved by visualization of the induced flow using smoke injection and measuring the horizontal induced velocity. Our measurements show that the maximum induced velocity of an AC-DBD actuator is about one order of magnitude larger than that of a DC-corona actuator. For an AC-DBD actuator, the indu...

  3. Fuzzy control of the DC-DC converter used as power interface for a fuel cell

    In this paper it is analyzed a feed-forward fuzzy control for PWM control of the DC-DC converter using a fuel cell as energy source. For a dynamic load the fuel cell output voltage vary in large DC range and the high DC voltage stabilization can not be a difficult task. The advantages of the forward loop after the fuel cell output voltage concerning the stability and robustness of fuzzy control are compared with the best results obtained using a well designed proportional-integral control. The Simulink models for the used blocks, simulation results, and some design consideration are presented, too. (authors)

  4. Soft Switching Full-Bridge PWM DC/DC Converter Using Secondary Snubber

    Jaroslav Dudrik

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available A novel full-bridge PWM DC/DCconverter with controlled secondary side rectifier usingsecondary snubber is presented in this paper.Limitation of the circulating current as well as softswitching for all power switches of the inverter isachieved for full load range from no-load to shortcircuit by using controlled rectifier and snubber on thesecondary side. Phase shift PWM control strategy isused for the converter. The principle of operation isexplained and analyzed and the experimental resultson a 1kW, 50 kHz laboratory model of the converterare presented.

  5. Harmonic Analysis of AC-DC Topologies and their Impacts on Power Systems

    Mukhtiar Ahmed Mahar

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Power Electronic Converters are commonly used in different applications because of high efficiency and low cost. Due to latest advancement in semiconductor devices it is difficult to draw the boundaries for applications of power electronic topologies. These topologies are variable structure systems and generate harmonics during the operation which will affect the power quality when are connected to system network. Rectifier is a big family of converters and used when ac-dc conversion is needed. These converters are widely used in distribution system. Therefore, it is necessary to predict the harmonic levels of these converters and also observe their impacts on system network. Pakistan now days facing serious energy crises specially, in power sector due to increase in load demand. To bridge the gap between load demand and generation of electricity, various steps are taken by power companies and government. The steps include the up gradation of existing power plants, generation of power from rental power plants, installation of renewable power sources, taking different steps of demand side management etc. But efforts of power companies on power quality is still lacking. This research work focuses on power quality of the system network. In this work, harmonics of single phase and three phase full bridge diode rectifiers are analyzed by using the fast fourier transform method of MATLAB. The effects of harmonics on the system network are also discussed.

  6. Bridging in contaminated transformer oil under DC and AC electric field

    There are two experimental set up have been established to investigate the bridging effect between two electrodes with different potentials under ac and dc voltages. This paper will explain the full details of the experimental setup and the results. These experiments carried out on pressboard particles under three different levels of ac and dc voltages. Several contamination levels have been investigated. Optical images of particle accumulation have been recorded along with associated conduction current measurement during experiments. At higher voltages the rate of bridge formation is increased along with an associated current increase. The major differences between ac and dc bridges are the shapes of the particle accumulation. The bridge formation rate for ac is slower than dc

  7. Harmonic elimination technique for a single-phase multilevel converter with unequal DC link voltage levels

    Ghasemi, N.; Zare, F.; Boora, A.A.; Ghosh, A.; Langton, C.; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2012-01-01

    output voltage quality by reducing its total harmonic distortion, which must take into consideration for some applications such as uninterruptable power supply, motor drive systems and piezoelectric transducer excitation. In order to verify the proposed modulation technique, MATLAB simulations and......Multilevel converters, because of the benefits they attract in generating high quality output voltage, are used in several applications. Various modulation and control techniques are introduced by several researchers to control the output voltage of the multilevel converters like space vector...... modulation and harmonic elimination (HE) methods. Multilevel converters may have a DC link with equal or unequal DC voltages. In this study a new HE technique based on the HE method is proposed for multilevel converters with unequal DC link voltage. The DC link voltage levels are considered as additional...

  8. 采用LCD箝位电路的正激DC-DC变换器%A Forward DC-DC Converter with a LCD Clamp Circuit

    王国礼; 金新民

    2000-01-01

    In this paper a forward DC-DC converter with a LCD clamp circuit is propsed. The core is reset through this simple clamp circuit, and the efficiency of the converter is improved due to avoiding the energy loss.%介绍了一种采用LCD箝位电路的正激DC-DC变换器,它以十分简单的电路结构实现了变压器铁心的磁通复位,并且避免了能量的损耗,提高了变换器的效率。

  9. Risk Based Assessment of Subsynchronous Resonance in AC/DC Systems

    Adrees, Atia

    2014-01-01

    Risk Based Assessment of Subsynchronous Resonance in compensated AC/DC systemMrs Atia Adrees, The University of Manchester, April 2014This thesis investigates the phenomenon of subsynchronous resonance (SSR) in meshed series compensated AC/DC systems in the presence of operational uncertainties. The main contribution of this research is the novel application of risk assessment methods to SSR studies.In terms of network topology, future electric power transmission networks alongside the curren...

  10. Calculation of the ac to dc resistance ratio of conductive nonmagnetic straight conductors by applying FEM simulations

    Riba, Jordi-Roger

    2015-09-01

    This paper analyzes the skin and proximity effects in different conductive nonmagnetic straight conductor configurations subjected to applied alternating currents and voltages. These effects have important consequences, including a rise of the ac resistance, which in turn increases power loss, thus limiting the rating for the conductor. Alternating current (ac) resistance is important in power conductors and bus bars for line frequency applications, as well as in smaller conductors for high frequency applications. Despite the importance of this topic, it is not usually analyzed in detail in undergraduate and even in graduate studies. To address this, this paper compares the results provided by available exact formulas for simple geometries with those obtained by means of two-dimensional finite element method (FEM) simulations and experimental results. The paper also shows that FEM results are very accurate and more general than those provided by the formulas, since FEM models can be applied in a wide range of electrical frequencies and configurations.

  11. Fast response double series resonant high-voltage DC-DC converter

    Lee, S. S.; Iqbal, S.; Kamarol, M.

    2012-10-01

    In this paper, a novel double series resonant high-voltage dc-dc converter with dual-mode pulse frequency modulation (PFM) control scheme is proposed. The proposed topology consists of two series resonant tanks and hence two resonant currents flow in each switching period. Moreover, it consists of two high-voltage transformer with the leakage inductances are absorbed as resonant inductor in the series resonant tanks. The secondary output of both transformers are rectified and mixed before supplying to load. In the resonant mode operation, the series resonant tanks are energized alternately by controlling two Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) switches with pulse frequency modulation (PFM). This topology operates in discontinuous conduction mode (DCM) with all IGBT switches operating in zero current switching (ZCS) condition and hence no switching loss occurs. To achieve fast rise in output voltage, a dual-mode PFM control during start-up of the converter is proposed. In this operation, the inverter is started at a high switching frequency and as the output voltage reaches 90% of the target value, the switching frequency is reduced to a value which corresponds to the target output voltage. This can effectively reduce the rise time of the output voltage and prevent overshoot. Experimental results collected from a 100-W laboratory prototype are presented to verify the effectiveness of the proposed system.

  12. High-Temperature SOI/SiC-Based DC-DC Converter Suite

    Brice McPherson

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available A complete design strategy (mechanical and electrical for a 25 W 28 V/5 V dc-dc converter utilizing SiC and SOI electronics is presented. The converter includes a high-temperature SOI-based PWM controller featuring 150 kHz operation, a PID feedback loop, maximum duty cycle limit, complementary or symmetrical outputs, and a bootstrapped high-side gate driver. Several passive technologies were investigated for both control and power sections. Capacitor technologies were characterized over temperature and over time at 300C∘, power inductors designed and tested up to 350C∘, and power transformers designed and tested up to 500C∘. Northrop Grumman normally-off SiC JFETs were used as power switches and were characterized up to 250C∘. Efficiency and mass optimization routines were developed with the data gained from the first prototype. The effects of radiation on SiC and SOI electronics are then discussed. The results of the first prototype module are presented, with operation from 25C∘ up to an ambient temperature of 240C∘ .

  13. High reliability DC/DC converter module for electronic boards equipped with FPGAs

    Viganò, W.; Boccardi, A.; Zamantzas, C.

    2015-01-01

    The Beam Instrumentation Group at CERN is designing a new general-purpose VME carrier module utilising several PTH04T230W DC/DC converters. These off-the-shelf converters are built with unshielded inductors and need to be mounted on the printed circuit board as stand-alone components. Thus, reducing the global manageability and increasing the total cost of the carrier module. The new design aims to develop a module with better power dissipation, efficiency and reliability. In the future, it should be also possible to be directly integrated on the mainboard. For this reason, a Buck DC/DC converter has been implemented with the following main characteristics: input range from 3.0 V to 5.5 V; output range from 0.6 V to 3.3 V, settable by means of an external resistor; output current protection at 6 A; maximum output ripple ± 50 mVpp; switching frequency of 300KHz; short circuit protection; On/Off function; EMI reduction with frequency spread spectrum; soft-start function and thermal shutdown, in a 16 × 19 mm compact size. The selected buck controller is the TPS40303 integrated circuit and drives the CSD16321 power MOSFET, both from Texas Instruments. All selected components have been used at a minimum derating of 50% to reduce component stress and increase the reliability of this module. The selected inductors, i.e. Bourns SRP1055, are the main contributor for the high efficiency (95%), due to their very low equivalent series resistance. On the 4-layer PCB comprising all the components of this module, a snubber circuit, for further reduction of the output ripple due to the MOSFET ringing, can be mounted optionally. It is left as an option due to its effect on the total efficiency. The board layout has been optimized for maximum heat transfer and it can be used without active cooling. The board can maintain the maximum temperature on its surface, while at maximum current output, below 55°C at 25°C ambient temperature. An example of the electrical performance

  14. High reliability DC/DC converter module for electronic boards equipped with FPGAs

    The Beam Instrumentation Group at CERN is designing a new general-purpose VME carrier module utilising several PTH04T230W DC/DC converters. These off-the-shelf converters are built with unshielded inductors and need to be mounted on the printed circuit board as stand-alone components. Thus, reducing the global manageability and increasing the total cost of the carrier module. The new design aims to develop a module with better power dissipation, efficiency and reliability. In the future, it should be also possible to be directly integrated on the mainboard. For this reason, a Buck DC/DC converter has been implemented with the following main characteristics: input range from 3.0 V to 5.5 V; output range from 0.6 V to 3.3 V, settable by means of an external resistor; output current protection at 6 A; maximum output ripple ± 50 mVpp; switching frequency of 300KHz; short circuit protection; On/Off function; EMI reduction with frequency spread spectrum; soft-start function and thermal shutdown, in a 16 × 19 mm compact size. The selected buck controller is the TPS40303 integrated circuit and drives the CSD16321 power MOSFET, both from Texas Instruments. All selected components have been used at a minimum derating of 50% to reduce component stress and increase the reliability of this module. The selected inductors, i.e. Bourns SRP1055, are the main contributor for the high efficiency (95%), due to their very low equivalent series resistance. On the 4-layer PCB comprising all the components of this module, a snubber circuit, for further reduction of the output ripple due to the MOSFET ringing, can be mounted optionally. It is left as an option due to its effect on the total efficiency. The board layout has been optimized for maximum heat transfer and it can be used without active cooling. The board can maintain the maximum temperature on its surface, while at maximum current output, below 55°C at 25°C ambient temperature. An example of the electrical performance

  15. Progress on DC-DC Converters for a Silicon Tracker for the sLHC Upgrade

    Dhawan, S; Chen, H; Khanna, R; Kierstead, J; Lanni, F; Lynn, D; Musso, C; Rescia, S; Smith, H; Tipton, P; M. Weber, M

    2009-01-01

    There is a need for DC-DC converters which can operate in the extremely harsh environment of the sLHC Si Tracker. The environment requires radiation qualification to a total ionizing radiation dose of 50 Mrad and a displacement damage fluence of 5 x 1014 /cm2 of 1 MeV equivalent neutrons. In addition a static magnetic field of 2 Tesla or greater prevents the use of any magnetic components or materials. In February 2007 an Enpirion EN5360 was qualified for the sLHC radiation dosage but the converter has an input voltage limited to a maximum of 5.5V. From a systems point of view this input voltage was not sufficient for the application. Commercial LDMOS FETs have developed using a 0.25 μm process which provided a 12 volt input and were still radiation hard. These results are reported here and in previous papers. Plug in power cards with ×10 voltage ratio are being developed for testing the hybrids with ABCN chips. These plug-in cards have air coils but use commercial chips that are not designed to be radiatio...

  16. Pulsewidth modulated DC-to-DC power conversion circuits, dynamics, and control designs

    Choi, Byungcho

    2013-01-01

    This is the definitive reference for anyone involved in pulsewidth modulated DC-to-DC power conversion Pulsewidth Modulated DC-to-DC Power Conversion: Circuits, Dynamics, and Control Designs provides engineers, researchers, and students in the power electronics field with comprehensive and complete guidance to understanding pulsewidth modulated (PWM) DC-to-DC power converters. Presented in three parts, the book addresses the circuitry and operation of PWM DC-to-DC converters and their dynamic characteristics, along with in-depth discussions of control design of PWM DC-to

  17. Isolated PWM DC-AC SICAM with an active capacitive voltage clamp[Pulse Density Modulated; Pulse Width Modulation

    Ljusev, P.

    2004-03-15

    In this report an isolated PWM DC-AC SICAM with an active capacitive voltage clamp is presented. AC-DC power supply is implemented in its simplest form: diode rectifier followed by a medium-size charge-storage capacitors and possibly with an EMC filter on the mains entrance. Isolation from the AC mains is achieved using a high frequency (HF) transformer, whose voltages are not audio-modulated. The latter simplifies the design and is expected to have many advantages over the approach where the transformer voltages are modulated in regards to the audio signal reference. Input stage is built as a DC-AC inverter (push-pull, half-bridge or a full-bridge) and operated with 50% duty cycle, with all the challenges to avoid transformer saturation and obtain symmetrical operation. On the secondary side the output section is implemented as rectifier+inverter AC-AC stage, i.e. a true bidirectional bridge, which operation is aimed towards amplification of the audio signal. In order to solve the problem with the commutation of the load current, a dead time between the incoming and outgoing bidirectional switch is implemented, while a capacitive voltage clamp is used to keep the induced overvoltage to reasonable levels. The energy stored in the clamping capacitor is not wasted as in the dissipative clamps, but is rather transferred back to the primary side for further processing using an auxiliary isolated single-switch converter, i.e. an active clamping technique is used. (au)

  18. Comparative study on the characteristics of AC, DC servomotors and hydraulic motors; Dendoki to yuatsu motor no tokusei taihi ni kansuru chosa kenkyu

    Konno, Y. [Shibaura Inst. of Tech., Tokyo (Japan); Nakano, K.

    1997-07-15

    The relationship of the output torque and power rate of the electric motor with the inertial moment and the mass of the motor is investigated, and the validity of the study is verified in reference to the specifications given in catalogs. Based on the result of the investigation, comparison with the characteristics of the hydraulic motor is carried out. Paying attention particularly to smaller size, lighter weight and accelerating performance of the AC and DC servomotors and the hydraulic motor, the relation among the data, rated values and performance of motors by the assumption based on the performance principle is exhibited to clarify the comparison of the performance. It is made clear that the relationships hold good with the catalog data of actual machines not only for DC motors but also for AC motors. In addition, similar relationships are obtained for the hydraulic motor, and it is made clear that they agree with the result of the investigation. The tendency of distribution based on the relationships among data, rated values and performance of motors obtained by inference is given in this report. 18 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

  19. Discrete prediction controller for DC-DC converter - doi: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v36i1.18770

    Rengamani Shenbagalakshmi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A discrete controller is designed for low power dc-dc switched mode power supplies. The approach is based on time domain and the control loop continuously and concurrently tunes the compensator parameters to meet the converter specifications. A digital state feedback control combined with the load estimator provides a complete compensation, which further improves the dynamic performance of the closed loop system. Simulation of digitally controlled Buck converter is performed with MATLAB/Simulink. Experimental results are given to demonstrate the effectiveness of the controller using LabVIEW with a data acquisition card (model DAQ Pad - 6009.

  20. Efficiency Analyses of a DC Residential Power Distribution System for the Modern Home

    GELANI, H. E.; DASTGEER, F.

    2015-01-01

    The electric power system started as DC back in the nineteenth century. However, the DC paradigm was soon ousted by AC due to inability of DC to change its voltage level. Now, after many years, with the development of power electronic converters capable of stepping-up and down DC voltage and converting it to-and-from AC, DC appears to be challenging AC and attempting a comeback. We now have DC power generation by solar cells, fuel cells and wind farms, DC power transmission in the...

  1. Water calorimetry with thermistor bridge operated in DC and AC mode: comparative results

    Guerra, A.S.; Laitano, R.F.; Petrocchi, A. [Ist. Nazionale di Metrologia delle Radiazioni Ionizzanti, ENEA, Roma (Italy)

    1997-09-01

    An experimental study was carried out to find out the optimal conditions for measuring the output signal in a water calorimeter. To this end the thermistor bridge of the calorimeter was operated in AC and in DC mode, respectively. A comparative analysis of these two alternative methods was the made. In the AC mode measurement a lock-in amplifier based experimental assembly was used and compared to the more conventional system based on a high-sensitivty DC amplifier. The AC system resulted to be preferable as far as the short term and long term reproducibility is concerned. (orig.)

  2. Water calorimetry with thermistor bridge operated in DC and AC mode: comparative results

    An experimental study was carried out to find out the optimal conditions for measuring the output signal in a water calorimeter. To this end the thermistor bridge of the calorimeter was operated in AC and in DC mode, respectively. A comparative analysis of these two alternative methods was the made. In the AC mode measurement a lock-in amplifier based experimental assembly was used and compared to the more conventional system based on a high-sensitivty DC amplifier. The AC system resulted to be preferable as far as the short term and long term reproducibility is concerned. (orig.)

  3. Investigation of surface modifications in ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber due to tracking under a.c. and d.c. voltages

    R Sarathi; Uma Maheswar Rao

    2001-12-01

    In the present work, tracking phenomena has been studied with the ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) material under the a.c. and d.c. voltages, with ammonium chloride/acid rain solution as the contaminant. It is noticed that the tracking time depends on the conductivity and flow rate of the contaminant. The physico-chemical analyses viz. wide angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD), thermo-gravimetric differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA) and the differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) studies, were carried out and it was concluded that the tracking process is a surface degradation process. The tracking time is different for a.c. and d.c. voltages.

  4. FLUXCAP: A flux-coupled ac/dc magnetizing device

    Gopman, Daniel B; Kent, Andrew D

    2012-01-01

    We report on an instrument for applying ac and dc magnetic fields by capturing the flux from a rotating permanent magnet and projecting it between two adjustable pole pieces. This can be an alternative to standard electromagnets for experiments with small samples or in probe stations in which an applied magnetic field is needed locally, with advantages that include a compact form-factor, very low power requirements and dissipation as well as fast field sweep rates. This flux capture instrument (FLUXCAP) can produce fields from -400 to +400 mT, with field resolution less than 1 mT. It generates static magnetic fields as well as ramped fields, with ramping rates as high as 10 T/s. We demonstrate the use of this apparatus for studying the magnetotransport properties of spin-valve nanopillars, a nanoscale device that exhibits giant magnetoresistance.

  5. Dc and ac Josephson effects in a granular material

    This paper reports on three-dimensional systems of point contacts that were prepared by pressing together Niobium grains of about 100 μm diameter inside a sapphire cylinder. Current-voltage characteristics were studied in dependence of temperature and, in addition, of the power of incident microwaves (X-bank). The results are similar to those established for a single weak link junction. Only for small currents the sample showed different behavior. The inverse a.c. Josephson effect was observed. The measured d.c. voltage shows and alternating temperature dependence which might be expected following the calculations of J.J. Chang for a weak link of small capacity and small resistance

  6. Wide input high step-up isolated DC/DC converter%宽输入高增益隔离升压型DC/DC变换器

    肖文英; 戴日光

    2012-01-01

    隔离升压型DC/DC变换器是一类可以将低压直流母线变换成高压直流母线并实现电气隔离的变换器的统称.该技术在新能源发电领域如燃料电池发电系统以及微逆变器系统中应用广泛,其研究热点是宽输入适应性、高增益和高效率功率变换.LLC谐振变换器很好地符合这些要求.为此,研究了基于全桥LLC谐振变换器的高增益隔离升压型DC/DC变换器,提出了单级式和两级式两种方案,单级式方案为输出稳压LLC谐振变换器,而两级式方案为Boost变换器级联输出不稳压LLC谐振变换器.分别提出了LLC谐振变换器在单级式和两级式方案中的基于最佳励磁电感的谐振腔参数设计方法,并且分别通过样机实验验证了所提出的设计方法的有效性.%The isolated step-up DC/DC converter is a kind of converter that can convert low DC voltage bus into high DC voltage bus and realize electrical isolation. This technology has been widely used in new energy generation, such as fuel cell power system and micro-inverter system. Its research focuses on wide input adaptation, high step-up and high efficiency power conversion. LLC resonant converter perfectly satisfies these requirements. For this reason, high step-up DC/DC converter based on full bridge LLC resonant converter was studied in this paper. Two structures were presented, namely, single-stage structure applying regulated LLC resonant converter and two-stage structure applying Boost converter cascaded unregulated LLC resonant converter. The design method of the resonant tank under different structures based on the optimal magnetizing inductance was proposed. Finally, the prototypes of regulated and unregulated LLC resonant converter were built to verify the verification of the proposed method.

  7. Three-phase Resonant DC-link Converter

    Munk-Nielsen, Stig

    1997-01-01

    The purpose of the project is to develop a three-phase resonant converter suitable for standard speed drives. The motivation for working with resonant converters is found in the problem of the standard converter type used today. In standard converter type Pulse Width Modulated-Voltage Source Inverter, PWM-VSI, the switches are subject to high current and voltage stress during switching, which causes losses. The fast switching of modern switches reduces switching losses. Unfortunately this pro...

  8. Current Control of Grid Converters Connected with Series AC Capacitor

    Wang, Xiongfei; Blaabjerg, Frede; Loh, Poh Chiang;

    2015-01-01

    The series ac capacitor has recently been used with the transformerless grid-connected converters in the distribution power grids. The capacitive characteristic of the resulting series LC filter restricts the use of conventional synchronous integral or stationary resonant current controllers. Thus...

  9. Simulation of the Relaxation Potential Profile of an ac-dc-ac Test

    Kerry N. Allahar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The relaxation period of the accelerated ac-dc-ac test for coatings is associated with the transient electrochemistry that occurs when the immersed coated system is allowed to return to a stable open-circuit condition after being subjected to a cathodic potential. A mathematical model of the transient electrochemistry that occurs during this relaxation period is presented for coated aluminum. Expressions for the corrosion potential and corrosion current as functions of the local pH at the metal-coating interface were developed using reported experimental results. These expressions enabled the simulation of the transient electrochemistry under the constraint of balanced anodic and cathodic current densities. Regression of the transient relaxation potential profiles to exponential decay functions provided time-constant characterization of the profiles. Simulated results are presented that demonstrate the influences of the coating's porosity and thickness, the applied dc potential and the metal-coating interface condition on the time-constants associated with the relaxation profile. Interpretation of experimentally reported relaxation potential profiles supported the analysis of the simulated results.

  10. Interior point algorithm-based power flow optimisation of a combined AC and DC multi-terminal grid

    Farhan Beg

    2015-01-01

    The high cost of power electronic equipment, lower reliability and poor power handling capacity of the semiconductor devices had stalled the deployment of systems based on DC (multi-terminal direct current system (MTDC)) networks. The introduction of voltage source converters (VSCs) for transmission has renewed the interest in the development of large interconnected grids based on both alternate current (AC) and DC transmission networks. Such a grid platform also realises the added advantage ...

  11. Evaluating neural control with optimal architecture for DC/DC converter

    Fredy Hernán Martínez Sarmiento

    2010-05-01

    -power equipment raises great design challenges due to the mathematical model’s complexity and its highly nonlinear dynamic characteristics. Artificial intelligence techniques, such as neuronal networks, suppose great improvements in design and final per- formance, given their capacity for learning complex dynamics and generalising their behaviour. This work was aimed at propo- sing (and evaluating dynamic response later on direct control link with neuronal networks which also allowed eliminating test ele- ments and error in its design. Artificial neuronal network-based direct control was designed as well as possible using bio-inspired search models. This simultaneously optimised two different but fundamental aspects of the network: architecture and the weight of the connections. The control was applied to a boost converter. The results led to observing the scheme’s dynamic performan- ce; response time and exit voltage delta led to concluding that the criteria selected for designing the control were appropriate and represented a contribution towards developing control applications of DC/DC switchmode systems.

  12. Hybrid electric system based on fuel cell and battery and integrating a single dc/dc converter for a tramway

    Research highlights: → Hybrid electric power system for a real surface tramway. → Hybrid system based on PEM fuel cell with dc/dc converter and Ni-MH battery. → New control strategy for the energy management of the tramway. → Hybrid system demonstrated to meet appropriate driving cycle of the tramway. -- Abstract: This paper presents a hybrid electric power system for a real surface tramway. The hybrid system consists of two electrical energy sources integrating a single dc/dc converter to provide the power demanded by the tramway loads (four electric traction motors and auxiliary services): (1) a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cell (FC) as the primary and (2) a rechargeable Ni-MH battery as electrical energy storage to supplement the FC over the driving cycle. According to the requirements of the real driving cycle of the tramway, it was considered a 200 kW PEM FC system with two FCs connected in parallel and a 34 Ah Ni-MH battery. The PEM FC and Ni-MH battery models were designed from commercially available components. The power conditioning system provides the appropriate power for the tramway. It is composed of: (1) a unique dc/dc boot converter which adapts the FC output voltage to the 750 V traction standard dc bus; (2) three phase inverters to drive properly each electric motors; and (3) a braking chopper to dissipate excess of regenerative braking energy. Suitable state machine control architecture is presented for the hybrid system, its objective being to provide demanded power by the driving cycle, optimizing the energy generated. Following this objective, a new state machine control strategy based on eight states decides the operating point of each component of the system and a cascade control structure allows achieving the operating points determined by the strategy. Simulation results of the real driving cycle of the tramway check the adequacy of the hybrid electric power system.

  13. Hybrid electric system based on fuel cell and battery and integrating a single dc/dc converter for a tramway

    Fernandez, Luis M., E-mail: luis.fernandez@uca.e [Department of Electrical Engineering, EPS Algeciras, University of Cadiz, Avda. Ramon Puyol, s/n. 11202 Algeciras (Cadiz) (Spain); Garcia, Pablo, E-mail: pablo.garcia@uca.e [Department of Electrical Engineering, EPS Algeciras, University of Cadiz, Avda. Ramon Puyol, s/n. 11202 Algeciras (Cadiz) (Spain); Garcia, Carlos Andres, E-mail: carlosandres.garcia@uca.e [Department of Electrical Engineering, EPS Algeciras, University of Cadiz, Avda. Ramon Puyol, s/n. 11202 Algeciras (Cadiz) (Spain); Jurado, Francisco, E-mail: fjurado@ujaen.e [Department of Electrical Engineering, EPS Linares, University of Jaen, C/Alfonso X, No. 28. 23700 Linares (Jaen) (Spain)

    2011-05-15

    Research highlights: {yields} Hybrid electric power system for a real surface tramway. {yields} Hybrid system based on PEM fuel cell with dc/dc converter and Ni-MH battery. {yields} New control strategy for the energy management of the tramway. {yields} Hybrid system demonstrated to meet appropriate driving cycle of the tramway. -- Abstract: This paper presents a hybrid electric power system for a real surface tramway. The hybrid system consists of two electrical energy sources integrating a single dc/dc converter to provide the power demanded by the tramway loads (four electric traction motors and auxiliary services): (1) a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cell (FC) as the primary and (2) a rechargeable Ni-MH battery as electrical energy storage to supplement the FC over the driving cycle. According to the requirements of the real driving cycle of the tramway, it was considered a 200 kW PEM FC system with two FCs connected in parallel and a 34 Ah Ni-MH battery. The PEM FC and Ni-MH battery models were designed from commercially available components. The power conditioning system provides the appropriate power for the tramway. It is composed of: (1) a unique dc/dc boot converter which adapts the FC output voltage to the 750 V traction standard dc bus; (2) three phase inverters to drive properly each electric motors; and (3) a braking chopper to dissipate excess of regenerative braking energy. Suitable state machine control architecture is presented for the hybrid system, its objective being to provide demanded power by the driving cycle, optimizing the energy generated. Following this objective, a new state machine control strategy based on eight states decides the operating point of each component of the system and a cascade control structure allows achieving the operating points determined by the strategy. Simulation results of the real driving cycle of the tramway check the adequacy of the hybrid electric power system.

  14. DC-link Voltage Control to Compensate Voltage Deviation for PV–BESSs Integrated System in Low-Voltage (LV Networks

    Lee Gyu-sub

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The exhaustion of fossil fuel and the greenhouse gas emission are one of the most significant energy and environmental issues, respectively. Photovoltaic (PV generators and battery energy storage systems (BESSs have been significantly increased for recent years. The BESSs are mainly used for smoothing active power fluctuation of the PV. In this paper, PV–BESSs integration of two DC/DC converters and one AC/DC converter is investigated and DC-link voltage control to compensate the AC voltage deviation is proposed for the PV‒BESS system in low-voltage (LV networks.

  15. Total ionizing dose effects of DC-DC power converter used in satellite

    The total ionizing dose effects and annealing effects of DVHF2812DF and DVTR2815DF DC-DC power converters were investigated. The typical electrical parameters, such as input current, output current, output voltage, and input current of inhibition mode, as functions of the total dose with different loads and different input voltages were discussed. The relationships between these parameters and the annealing time were observed. The experiment results show that when annealing at room temperature, the trapped holes in deeper energy levels anneal little, which results in dramatic changes of the electric parameters of the DVHF2812DF device when irradiated with extra dose irradiation. However, these parameters go back to the initial values when annealing at high temperature. There are more changes of the electric parameters under the full power loaded situation than other conditions. The input current under inhibition mode can be considered as a sensitive parameter in the evaluation of the radiation-hardened levels of the devices. (authors)

  16. Introduction of a current waveform, waveshaping technique to limit conduction loss in high-frequency dc-dc converters suitable for space power

    Miller, Douglas P.

    1990-01-01

    Approved for public release, distribution unlimited Space power supply manufacturers have tried to increase power density and construct smaller, highly efficient power supplies by increasing switching frequency. Incorporation of a power MOSFET as a switching element alleviates switching loss. However, values of R sub DS(on) (drain-to-source resistance in the on-state) for MOSFET's are of such magnitude to produce greater on-state losses than an equivalent BJT operated in saturation. This r...

  17. Analysis and design of PPFHB bidirectional DC-DC converter with coupled inductors

    Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, a novel push-pull-forward half-bridge (PPFHB) bi-directional DC-DC converter with coupled inductors is proposed. All switches can operate under zero-voltage-switching (ZVS). The operation principle with phase-shift modulation scheme, characteristics of coupled inductors, the steady state relationship and small-signal model are analyzed. The voltage controller based on the small-signal model in z-domain is designed. A 500W prototype controlled by TMS320F2808 DSP is implemented a...

  18. DCM, FSM, dead time and width controllers for a high frequency high efficiency buck DC-DC converter over a wide load range

    This paper presents a width controller, a dead time controller, a discontinuous current mode (DCM) controller and a frequency skipping modulation (FSM) controller for a high frequency high efficiency buck DC-DC converter. To improve the efficiency over a wide load range, especially at high switching frequency, the dead time controller and width controller are applied to enhance the high load efficiency, while the DCM controller and FSM controller are proposed to increase the light load efficiency. The proposed DC-DC converter controllers have been designed and fabricated in the Chartered 0.35 μm CMOS process, and the measured results show that the efficiency of the buck DC-DC converter is above 80% over a wide load current range from 8 to 570 mA, and the peak efficiency is 86% at 10 MHz switching frequency. (semiconductor integrated circuits)

  19. NEURAL NETWORK BASED OPTIMISATION OF HARMONICS ON AC - DC SIDES OF HVDC TRANSMISSION

    Smriti Tapadar

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates possibility of using Neural network for optimisation of AC - DC Harmonics of HVDC Transmission. Dependableness and potency of power transmission has been at the forefront of analysis for a few time and is presently being given essential thought owing to the inflated dependence on current. With the inflated demand for e lectricity, engineers area unit considering completely different strategies of provide arrangement to enhance the protection of electricity provide. speedy development within the field of power physical science devices particularly Insulated Gate Bipolar T ransistors (IGBTs has semiconductor diode to the High Voltage electrical energy (HVDC transmission supported Voltage supply Converters (VSCs. This new innovative technology provides substantial technical and economical benefits for direct applications c ompared to standard HVDC transmission. The VSC primarily based HVDC transmission primarily consists of two convertor stations connected by a DC cable. This analysis work presents the performance analysis of VSC based HVDC Transmission . To reinforce the pe rformance of the projected model, the management strategy is ruled by soft computing algorithmic rule i.e. Neural Network. Simulation and results show that the projected model is additional economical with the employment of Neural Network (NN.

  20. Voltage-Fed Isolated Bidirectional DC/DC Converter Based on Immittance Network%基于导抗网络的电压型隔离双向DC/DC变换器

    吴云亚; 谢少军; 阚加荣; 汤雨

    2014-01-01

    根据导抗网络的基本特性,提出一种新型双向直流变换器(bidirectional DC/DC converter,BDC)。分析了所提双向变换器在 boost 模式和 buck 模式下电路的工作模态。由导抗网络的基本特性可知,在任意的工作模式下,都可保证变换器中全桥变换器交流侧的功率因数为1,可使回流功率为零以提高系统效率。分析了双向变换器中的物理量关系,给出了变换器中变压器、导抗网络参数优化设计的规则,提出了双向变换器的信号调制策略及相应控制策略。实验结果表明所提BDC性能优良。%According to basic characteristic of immittance network, a structure for a new type of bidirectional DC/DC (BDC) converter is proposed. The operating modals of the circuit of the proposed BDC converter under boost mode and buck mode are analyzed. It can be seen from basic characteristic of immittance network that under arbitrary working mode the power factor at the AC side of the full-bridge converter in the BDC converter can be ensured as unity, thus it makes the backflow becoming zero to improve the system efficiency. The relation among physical quantities in the proposed BDC converter is analyzed and the rules for optimization design of parameters of transformer and immittance network of the proposed BDC converter are given. The signal modulation strategy of the BDC converter and corresponding control strategy are put forward. Experimental results show that the proposed BDC converter possesses high performance.

  1. Digital Control of a High Voltage (2.5 kV) Bidirectional Flyback DC-DC Converter for Driving a Capacitive Incremental Actuator

    Thummala, Prasanth; Maksimovic, Dragan; Zhang, Zhe;

    2016-01-01

    (0-2.5 kV) bidirectional dc-dc flyback converter for driving a capacitive incremental actuator. The incremental actuator consists of three electrically isolated, mechanically connected capacitive actuators. It requires three high voltage (2-2.5 kV) bidirectional dc-dc converters, to accomplish the...... incremental motion by charging and discharging the capacitive actuators. The bidirectional flyback converter employs a digital controller to improve efficiency and charge/discharge speed using the valley switching technique during both charge and discharge processes, without the need to sense signals on the...... output high-voltage (HV) side. Experimental results verifying the bidirectional operation of a high voltage flyback converter are presented, using a 3 kV polypropylene film capacitor as the load. The energy loss distributions of the converter when 4 kV and 4.5 kV HV MOSFETs are used on HV side are...

  2. Very low noise AC/DC power supply systems for large detector arrays

    Arnaboldi, C.; Baù, A.; Carniti, P.; Cassina, L.; Giachero, A.; Gotti, C.; Maino, M.; Passerini, A.; Pessina, G.

    2015-12-01

    In this work, we present the first part of the power supply system for the CUORE and LUCIFER arrays of bolometric detectors. For CUORE, it consists of AC/DC commercial power supplies (0-60 V output) followed by custom DC/DC modules (48 V input, ±5 V to ±13.5 V outputs). Each module has 3 floating and independently configurable output voltages. In LUCIFER, the AC/DC + DC/DC stages are combined into a commercial medium-power AC/DC source. At the outputs of both setups, we introduced filters with the aim of lowering the noise and to protect the following stages from high voltage spikes that can be generated by the energy stored in the cables after the release of accidental short circuits. Output noise is very low, as required: in the 100 MHz bandwidth the RMS level is about 37 μVRMS (CUORE setup) and 90 μVRMS (LUCIFER setup) at a load of 7 A, with a negligible dependence on the load current. Even more importantly, high frequency switching disturbances are almost completely suppressed. The efficiency of both systems is above 85%. Both systems are completely programmable and monitored via CAN bus (optically coupled).

  3. Experimental Results of a DC Bus Voltage Level Control for a Load-Controlled Marine Current Energy Converter

    Johan Forslund

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates three load control methods for a  marine current energy converter using a vertical axis current  turbine (VACT mounted on a permanent magnet synchronous generator  (PMSG. The three cases are; a fixed AC load, a fixed pulse width  modulated (PWM DC load and DC bus voltage control of a DC  load. Experimental results show that the DC bus voltage control  reduces the variations of rotational speed by a factor of 3.5 at the cost  of slightly increased losses in the generator and transmission lines.  For all three cases, the tip speed ratio \\(\\lambda\\ can be kept close to  the expected \\(\\lambda_{opt}\\. The power coefficient is estimated to be  0.36 at \\(\\lambda_{opt}\\; however, for all three cases, the average  extracted power was about \\(\\sim 19\\\\%. A maximum power point  tracking (MPPT system, with or without water velocity measurement,  could increase the average extracted power.

  4. Gate Driver Circuit of Power Electronic Switches with Reduced Number of Isolated DC/DC Converter for a Switched Reluctance Motor

    This paper presents a gate driver circuit for the switching devices used in the asymmetrical converter for a switched reluctance machine with reduced number of isolated dc/dc converters. Isolation required in the gate driver circuit of switching devices is indispensable. For the purpose of isolation different arrangements may be used such as pulse transformers. The dc/dc converter for isolation and powering the gate drive circuits is suitable, cheaper in cost and simple to implement. It is also significant that required number of isolation converters is much less than the switches used in converter. In addition, a simple logic circuit has been presented for producing the gate signals at correct phase sequence which is compared with the gated signals directly obtained from the encoder of an existing machine. (author)

  5. Test and evaluation of load converter topologies used in the Space Station Freedom power management and distribution dc test bed

    Lebron, Ramon C.; Oliver, Angela C.; Bodi, Robert F.

    1991-01-01

    Power components hardware in support of the Space Station freedom dc Electric Power System were tested. One type of breadboard hardware tested is the dc Load Converter Unit, which constitutes the power interface between the electric power system and the actual load. These units are dc to dc converters that provide the final system regulation before power is delivered to the load. Three load converters were tested: a series resonant converter, a series inductor switch-mode converter, and a switching full-bridge forward converter. The topology, operation principles, and test results are described, in general. A comparative analysis of the three units is given with respect to efficiency, regulation, short circuit behavior (protection), and transient characteristics.

  6. Water-induced dc and ac degradations in TiO2-based ceramic capacitors

    Water-induced degradations of TiO2-based ceramic capacitors in the presence of dc and ac voltages are reported in this paper. Atomic hydrogen generated by electrolysis of water using dc voltages reduced TiO2-based ceramics at ambient temperature. The resulting degradation was characterized by an increase in capacitance, a large dielectric loss and a dramatic decrease in insulation resistance. Hydrogen and oxygen generated by the electrolysis of water using ac voltages reacted with TiO2-based ceramics. The resulting degradation was characterized by a decrease in capacitance, a large dielectric loss, but no noticeable changes in insulation resistance. Water played a vital role in both dc and ac degradations of TiO2-based capacitors and an effort should be made to prevent water-induced degradations

  7. PRINCIPLES AND PARAMETER DESIGN FOR AC-DC THREE-DEGREE FREEDOM HYBRID MAGNETIC BEARINGS

    ZHU Huangqiu; XIE Zhiyi; ZHU Dehong

    2006-01-01

    To simplify the mechanical structure, decrease the overall system size of the 3-degree freedom axial-radial magnetic bearings and reduce the manufacturing costs as well as operating costs,an innovated AC-DC 3-degree freedom hybrid magnetic bearing is proposed, which is driven by a DC amplifier in axial direction and a 3-phase power converter in radial directions respectively, and the axial and radial bias magnetic fluxes are provided with a common radial polarized permanent magnet ring. The principle producing magnetic suspension forces is introduced. By using equivalent magnetic circuit method, the calculation formulas of magnetic suspension forces and the mathematics models of the system are deduced. Nonlinearities of suspension forces and cross coupling between different degree freedoms are studied further by calculating the suspension forces at different displacements and control currents to validate the feasibility of the mathematics model. Then based on the mathematics models of the bearing, a control method of this novel bearing is designed. Lastly, the methods on parameter design and calculations of the bearing are presented, and an applicable prototype is simulated to analyze the magnetic path by using finite element analysis. The theory analysis and simulation results have shown that this magnetic bearing incorporates the merits of 3-phase AC drive, permanent magnet flux biased and axial-radial combined control, and reduces overall system size and has higher efficiency and lower cost. This innovated magnetic bearing has a wide application in super-speed and super-precision numerical control machine tools, bearingless motors, high-speed flywheels, satellites, etc.

  8. 三重交错并联DC/DC变换器设计%Design of a triple interleaving DC/DC converter of composite power electric cars

    张智林; 张彦会; 张群

    2012-01-01

    DC/DC变换器是复合电源电动汽车的重要组成部分之一,为了提高DC/DC变换器的功率密度,DC/DC变换器正在向高频化发展,研究在单相DC/DC变换器的基础上,设计了一种三重交错并联DC/DC变换器,可以提高系统的开关频率、降低纹波电压,从而减小滤波器的体积、提高功率密度.最后通过Simulink进仿真分析,结果表明:三重交错并联DC/DC变换器的纹波电压明显小于单相DC/DC变换器,有利于功率密度的提高.%DC/DC converter is the important part of composite power electric cars. In order to improve the power density of DC/DC converter, high frequency is required. This paper designs a triple inter/earing DC/DC converter based on the single phase DC/DC converter. It can reduce the ripple voltage effectively, reduce the volume of the filter and improve the switch frequency of the system. Finally, through the simulation analysis, the results show that the system efficiency of the triple interleaving DC/DC converter is better than the single phase DC/DC converter, thus the power density is increased.

  9. Tertiary and secondary control levels for efficiency optimization and system damping in droop controlled dc-dc converters

    Meng, Lexuan; Dragicevic, Tomislav; Quintero, Juan Carlos Vasquez;

    2015-01-01

    applied for maintaining system stability. Hardware-in-the-loop simulations are conducted to validate the effectiveness of this method. The results show that the system efficiency is improved by using tertiary optimization control and the desired transient response is ensured with system damping secondary......Droop control by means of virtual resistance (VR) control loops can be applied to paralleled dc-dc converters for achieving autonomous equal power sharing. However, equal power sharing does not guarantee an efficient operation of the whole system. In order to achieve higher efficiency and lower...

  10. Digital Simulation of Closed Loop Zvs-Zcs Bidirectional Dc-Dc Converter for Fuel Cell and Battery Application

    V. V. Subrahmanya Kumar Bhajana; S. Rama Reddy

    2010-01-01

    A closed loop ZVS-ZCS bidirectional dc-dc converter is modeled and appropriate digital simulations are provided. With the ZVS-ZCS concept, the MATLAB simulation results of application to a fuel cell and battery application have been obtained whenever the input voltage exceeds the given 24V, at that time the load voltage will change from 180V to 230V. But due to this usage the load is disturbed and there is instability in the model. Using closed loop the output voltage is stabilized.

  11. Digital Simulation of Closed Loop Zvs-Zcs Bidirectional Dc-Dc Converter for Fuel Cell and Battery Application

    V. V. Subrahmanya Kumar Bhajana

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available A closed loop ZVS-ZCS bidirectional dc-dc converter is modeled and appropriate digital simulations are provided. With the ZVS-ZCS concept, the MATLAB simulation results of application to a fuel cell and battery application have been obtained whenever the input voltage exceeds the given 24V, at that time the load voltage will change from 180V to 230V. But due to this usage the load is disturbed and there is instability in the model. Using closed loop the output voltage is stabilized.

  12. A Family of Step-up DC/DC Converters with Fast Dynamic Response for Low Power Applications

    N. Soltani, Mohsen; Mostaan, Ali; Siwakoti, Yam Prasad;

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents a family of novel step-up DC/DC converters which do not have a right half plane zero in their transfer function resulting in faster dynamic behavior of the converters under the load variation. In addition, the voltage stress on all the active switches and diodes is as low as t...

  13. Preliminary Design of a PEM Fuel Cell Simulator Based on Digitally Controlled DC-DC Buck Converter

    Goce L. Arsov; Georgi Georgievski

    2009-01-01

    Modeling of fuel cells is getting more and more important as power fuel cell stacks being available and have to be integrated into real power systems. This paper presents a novel circuit model for a PEM fuel cell that can be used to design fuel cell simulator. The model is consisted of a DC-DC buck converter driven by PIC 16F877 microcontroller. The model can be used in design and analysis of fuel cell power systems by simulation or by using practically realized simulator.

  14. Preliminary Design of a PEM Fuel Cell Simulator Based on Digitally Controlled DC-DC Buck Converter

    Goce L. Arsov

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Modeling of fuel cells is getting more and more important as power fuel cell stacks being available and have to be integrated into real power systems. This paper presents a novel circuit model for a PEM fuel cell that can be used to design fuel cell simulator. The model is consisted of a DC-DC buck converter driven by PIC 16F877 microcontroller. The model can be used in design and analysis of fuel cell power systems by simulation or by using practically realized simulator.

  15. Two-dimensional modulation technique with dc voltage control for single-phase two-cell cascaded converters

    León Galván, José Ignacio; Vázquez Pérez, Sergio; Portillo Guisado, Ramón Carlos; García Franquelo, Leopoldo; Domínguez, E.

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, a simple feed-forward modulation technique for single-phase two-cell multilevel cascaded converters is presented. All the possible switching states of the power converter are taken into account applying a two dimensional control region. The proposed technique uses the actual values of the DC-Link capacitor voltages to obtain output phase voltages and currents with low harmonic distortion with any dc voltage in the H-bridges of the cascaded converter. The possible switching sequ...

  16. Distributed Control for Autonomous Operation of a Three-Port AC/DC/DS Hybrid Microgrid

    Wang, Peng; Jin, Chi; Zhu, Dexuan;

    2015-01-01

    module can operate independently without communication links. This would benefit for riding through communication malfunction in multilayer supervision control system; 2) a multilevel power exchange control for scheduling LPS, GPS, and SPS has been developed to reduce unnecessary power exchange between......This paper presents a distributed control scheme for reliable autonomous operation of a hybrid three-port ac/dc/distributed storage (ds) microgrid by means of power sharing in individual network, power exchange between ac and dc networks, and power management among three networks. The proposed...

  17. Self-oscillating Galvanic Isolated Bidirectional Very High Frequency DC-DC Converter

    Pedersen, Jeppe Arnsdorf; Madsen, Mickey Pierre; Knott, Arnold;

    2015-01-01

    synchronous. This increases the complexity of the gate drives, which in this paper is solved by using a self-oscillating gate drive. A bidirectional converter has been implemented and is described in this paper; the converter reaches efficiencies above 80% in forward conduction mode and 73.5% in reverse......This paper describes a galvanic isolated bidirectional Very High Frequency (VHF = 30 MHz - 300MHz) ClassE converter. The reason for increasing the switching frequency is to minimize the passive components in the converter. To make the converter topology bidirectional the rectifier has to be...... conduction mode. The designed converter operates at a switching frequency of 35.6 MHz, which is well within the VHF range. The same converter is also implemented with PCB embedded inductors to minimize cost and the physical volume of the total converter....

  18. A novel resonant transition push-pull DC-DC converter

    Swaminathan, B.; Ramanarayanan, V

    2004-01-01

    In hard-switched converters, the switching frequency is limited by switching losses and EMI problems. However, high-switching frequency is necessary to reduce the converter size. Hence, soft switching is imperative at high switching frequency to obtain good efficiency. Push-pull converter is a preferred topology at medium power level. This paper proposes a novel resonant transition topology for push-pull converter. The proposed topology uses two additional switches and two diodes when compare...

  19. General analytical solutions for DC/AC circuit network analysis

    Rubido, Nicolás; Baptista, Murilo S

    2014-01-01

    In this work, we present novel general analytical solutions for the currents that are developed in the edges of network-like circuits when some nodes of the network act as sources/sinks of DC or AC current. We assume that Ohm's law is valid at every edge and that charge at every node is conserved (with the exception of the source/sink nodes). The resistive, capacitive, and/or inductive properties of the lines in the circuit define a complex network structure with given impedances for each edge. Our solution for the currents at each edge is derived in terms of the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the Laplacian matrix of the network defined from the impedances. This derivation also allows us to compute the equivalent impedance between any two nodes of the circuit and relate it to currents in a closed circuit which has a single voltage generator instead of many input/output source/sink nodes. Contrary to solving Kirchhoff's equations, our derivation allows to easily calculate the redistribution of currents that o...

  20. Analysis of the dc-link stability for the stacked polyphase bridges converter

    Nikouie Harnefors, Mojgan; Jin, Lebing; Harnefors, Lennart; Wallmark, Oskar; Leksell, Mats; Norrga, Staffan

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents an analysis of the capacitor voltage stability for a stacked polyphase bridges (SPB) type converter. The SPB converter comprises of several submodules which are connected in series. Therefore, stability of the dc-link voltage is very important to investigate. From the analysis, a corresponding controller and an analytical expression for stability are derived. The proposed controller and the associated stability condition are verified in a simulation environment and on a sm...

  1. Multiple low frequency dual reference PWM control of a grid connected photovoltaic three phase NPC inverter with DC/DC boost converter

    Mechouma Rabiaa

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, power demand of industrial applications has increased significantly reaching some megawatts. The use of multilevel converters for applications of medium and high powers is proposed as a solution to drawback semiconductor technology. A multilevel converter not only achieves high power ratings, but also enables the use of renewable energy sources. Renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic can be easily interfaced to a multilevel converter system for a high power application. This paper presents the simulation study in Matlab/Simulink of a grid connected photovoltaic three phase Neutral Point Clamped (NPC inverter with DC/DC boost converter for constant and variable solar radiation.

  2. SUPPRESSING CONDUCTED EMI FROM A DC/DC HIGH POWER CONVERTER BASED ON MIXED-MODE FILTER

    2005-01-01

    Conducted electromagnetic interference (EMI) from a 7.5kVA DC/DC high power converter is investigated to agree with EN class A. Here in some passive methods of suppressing conducted EM Noise, such as mixed-mode (MM) EMI filters, snubbing circuits and other means, are used. Based on measurement, the sources of noise are detected with the characteristics analyzed in detail. The MM EMI filters is valuable means with which low-frequency part and some of the high frequency part of conducted EM Noise can be efficiently reduced. How to lay out the MM filters on both sides of the converter is outlined in detail. In addition, multiple grounding and RDC snubbing circuits are employed to improve the performance in high frequency. The experimental results confirm the methods adopted.

  3. Analysis and design of a parallel-connected single active bridge DC-DC converter for high-power wind farm applications

    Park, Kiwoo; Chen, Zhe

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a parallel-connected Single Active Bridge (SAB) dc-dc converter for high-power applications. Paralleling lower-power converters can lower the current rating of each modular converter and interleaving the outputs can significantly reduce the magnitudes of input and output current...... ripples without increasing switching losses or device stresses. Analysis of both the input and output current characteristics and design aspects of the transformer, the filter inductor, and the input and output filter capacitors will be presented. Considering the high maintenance cost and fault tolerant...... requirements, this modular converter concept is expected to be highly beneficial especially for the offshore wind farm application....

  4. Simple digital PWM and PSM controlled DC-DC boost converter for luminance-regulated WLED driver

    LIU Xin; GUO Shu-xu; CHANG Yu-chun; ZHU Shun-dong; WANG Shuai

    2009-01-01

    This article presents a control strategy based on simple digital pulse-width modulation (DPWM) and pulse-skip modulation (PSM) for a DC-DC boost converter, to drive a luminance-regulated white light emitting diodes (WLEDs). The presented control strategy not only retains most of the advantages and flexibilities of traditional digital PWM, but also reduces complexity and cost. Based on analyzing the principle of the presented control strategy, the white light emitting diode (WLED) driver is designed and simulated using the 0.6 (m CMOS process. Simulation results of the boost converter show that the power efficiency is above 76% for a full load, with a peak efficiency of 88% when supply voltage varies from 2.7 V to 5.5 V. The control strategy overcomes low efficiency for PWM mode with light load.

  5. Isolated Bidirectional DC–DC Converter for SuperCapacitor Applications

    Dehnavi, Sayed M. D.; Sen, Gökhan; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius;

    2011-01-01

    This paper proposes a new bidirectional DC/DC converter for supercapacitor applications. The proposed converter has a parallel structure in supercapacitor side (where voltage is low and current is high) and a series structure in the other side. This structure increases efficiency of the converter...

  6. Keratinocyte galvanotaxis in combined DC and AC electric fields supports an electromechanical transduction sensing mechanism.

    Hart, Francis X; Laird, Mhairi; Riding, Aimie; Pullar, Christine E

    2013-02-01

    Sedentary keratinocytes at the edge of a skin wound migrate into the wound, guided by the generation of an endogenous electric field (EF) generated by the collapse of the transepithelial potential. The center of the wound quickly becomes more negative than the surrounding tissue and remains the cathode of the endogenous EF until the wound is completely re-epithelialized. This endogenous guidance cue can be studied in vitro. When placed in a direct current (DC) EF of physiological strength, 100 V/m, keratinocytes migrate directionally toward the cathode in a process known as galvanotaxis. Although a number of membrane-bound (e.g., epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), integrins) and cytosolic proteins (cAMP, ERK, PI3K) are known to play a role in the downstream signaling mechanisms underpinning galvanotaxis, the initial sensing mechanism for this response is not understood. To investigate the EF sensor, we studied the migration of keratinocytes in a DC EF of 100 V/m, alternating current (AC) EFs of 40 V/m at either 1.6 or 160 Hz, and combinations of DC and AC EFs. In the AC EFs alone, keratinocytes migrated randomly. The 1.6 Hz AC EF combined with the DC EF suppressed the direction of migration but had no effect on speed. In contrast, the 160 Hz AC EF combined with the DC EF did not affect the direction of migration but increased the migration speed compared to the DC EF alone. These results can be understood in terms of an electromechanical transduction model, but not an electrodiffusion/osmosis or a voltage-gated channel model. PMID:22907479

  7. DC-bus voltage control of grid-connected voltage source converter by using space vector modulated direct power control under unbalanced network conditions

    Xiao, Lei; Huang, Shoudao; Lu, Kaiyuan

    2013-01-01

    Unbalanced grid voltage will cause large dc-bus voltage ripple and introduce high harmonic current components on the grid side. This will severely threaten the safety of the grid-connected voltage source converter (VSC) and consequently, affect the healthy operation condition of the load. In this...... study, a new proportional-integral-resonant (PI-RES) controller-based, space vector modulated direct power control topology is proposed to suppress the dc-bus voltage ripple and in the same time, controlling effectively the instantaneous power of the VSC. A special ac reactive power reference component...... is introduced in the controller, which is necessary in order to reduce the dc-bus voltage ripple and active power harmonics at the same time. The proposed control topology is implemented in the lab. Simulation and experimental results are provided to validate its performance and the analysis...

  8. Synchronized Pulsed dc - dc Converter as Maximum Power Position Tracker with Wide Load and Insolation Variation for Stand Alone PV System

    This paper investigates the interest focused on employing parallel connected dc-dc converter with high tracking effectiveness under wide variation in environmental conditions (Insolation) and wide load variation. dc-dc converter is an essential part of the stand alone PV system. Paper also presents an approach on how duty cycle for maximum power position (MPP) is adjusted by taking care of varying load conditions and without iterative steps. Synchronized PWM pulses are employed for the converter. High tracking efficiency is achieved with continuous input and inductor current. In this approach, the converter can he utilized in buck as well in boost mode. The PV system simulation was verified and experimental results were in agreement to the presented scheme. (authors)

  9. Speed Control Of Separately Excited Dc Motor Using A High Efficiency Flyback Converter With New Active Clamp Technique M.Subramanyam*, K.Eswaramma

    M.Subramanyam

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with Speed control of separately excited DC motor using flyback converter with a new non complementary active clamp control method to achieve soft switching and high efficiency for heavy motor load and light load conditions. This is quite attractive for low power application with universal ac inputs, such as external adaptors. With the proposed control technique, the energy in the leakage inductance can be fully recycled. The soft switching can be achieved for the main switch and the absorbed leakage energy is transferred to the output and input side. In the Proposed model the resistive and DC motor is connected to flyback converter and it is simulated with different nominal voltages and rated speed is controlled at different levels for the N-type active clamp flyback converter and P-type active clamp flyback converter respectively. N-type active clamp flyback converter is suitable for high speed variation applications and P-type active clamp flyback converter is suitable for low speed variation applications.

  10. A New Soft Switching Current fed DC-DC Converter for Medium Power Applications

    Majid Delshad

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper a new zero voltage switching current fed half bridge converter with an auxiliary circuit is proposed. The auxiliary circuit not only absorbs the voltage surge across switches at turn off instance, but also provides zero voltage switching condition for all converter switches. Therefore in this converter the efficiency is higher than hard switching counterpart and also main switches voltage stresses decrease. Since the switches in auxiliary circuit operate under soft switching conditions, these switches don’t apply additional losses to proposed converter. Implementation of control circuit is very simple since the converter is PWM controlled and the auxiliary switches turn on are complementary with respect to main switches. In this paper the proposed converter operating modes are analyzed and simulation results are presented. To verify the converter operation a 100W laboratory prototype operating at 100kHz is implemented and the experimental results are presented.

  11. A digitally controlled PWM/PSM dual-mode DC/DC converter

    Zhen Shaowei; Zhang Bo; Luo Ping; Hou Sijian; Ye Jingxin; Ma Xiao

    2011-01-01

    A digitally controlled pulse width modulation/pulse skip modulation (PWM/PSM) dual-mode buck DC/DC converter is proposed.Its operation mode can be automatically chosen as continuous conduction mode (CCM) or discontinuous conduction mode (DCM).The converter works in PSM at DCM and in 2 MHz PWM at CCM.Switching loss is reduced at a light load by skipping cycles.Thus high conversion efficiency is realized in a wide load current.The implementations of PWM control blocks,such as the ADC,the digital pulse width modulator (DPWM) and the loop compensator,and PSM control blocks are described in detail.The parameters of the loop compensator can be programmed for different external component values and switching frequencies,which is much more flexible than its analog rivals.The chip is manufactured in 0.13 μm CMOS technology and the chip area is 1.21 mm2.Experimental results show that the conversion efficiency is high,being 90% at 200 mA and 67% at 20 mA.Meanwhile,the measured load step response shows that the proposed dual-mode converter has good stability.

  12. A digitally controlled PWM/PSM dual-mode DC/DC converter

    A digitally controlled pulse width modulation/pulse skip modulation (PWM/PSM) dual-mode buck DC/DC converter is proposed. Its operation mode can be automatically chosen as continuous conduction mode (CCM) or discontinuous conduction mode (DCM). The converter works in PSM at DCM and in 2 MHz PWM at CCM. Switching loss is reduced at a light load by skipping cycles. Thus high conversion efficiency is realized in a wide load current. The implementations of PWM control blocks, such as the ADC, the digital pulse width modulator (DPWM) and the loop compensator, and PSM control blocks are described in detail. The parameters of the loop compensator can be programmed for different external component values and switching frequencies, which is much more flexible than its analog rivals. The chip is manufactured in 0.13 μm CMOS technology and the chip area is 1.21 mm2. Experimental results show that the conversion efficiency is high, being 90% at 200 mA and 67% at 20 mA. Meanwhile, the measured load step response shows that the proposed dual-mode converter has good stability. (semiconductor integrated circuits)

  13. Analysis and Design of a Bidirectional Isolated DC-DC Converter for Fuel Cell and Super-Capacitor Hybrid System

    Zhang, Zhe; Ouyang, Ziwei; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius;

    2012-01-01

    Electrical power system in future uninterruptible power supply (UPS) or electrical vehicle (EV) may employ hybrid energy sources, such as fuel cells and super-capacitors. It will be necessary to efficiently draw the energy from these two sources as well as recharge the energy storage elements by...... the DC bus. In this paper, a bidirectional isolated DC-DC converter controlled by phase-shift and duty cycle for the fuel cell hybrid energy system is analyzed and designed. The proposed topology minimizes the number of switches and their associated gate driver components by using two high frequency...... transformers which combine a half-bridge circuit and a full-bridge circuit together on the primary side. The voltage doubler circuit is employed on the secondary side. The current-fed input can limit the input current ripple that is favorable for fuel cells. The parasitic capacitance of the switches is used...

  14. Study of a piezoelectric transformer-based DC/DC converter with a cooling system and current-doubler rectifier

    The objective of this study was to increase the output current and power in a piezoelectric transformer (PT)-based DC/DC converter by using a cooling system. It is known that the output current of a PT is limited by temperature build-up because of losses, especially when driving at high vibration velocity. Although connecting different inductive circuits at the PT secondary terminal can increase the output current, the root cause of the temperature build-up problem has not yet been solved. This paper presents a study of a PT with cooling system in a DC/DC converter with a commonly used full-bridge rectifier and current-doubler rectifier. The advantages and disadvantages of the proposed technique were investigated. A theoretical–phenomenological model was developed to explain the relationship between the losses and the temperature rise. It will be shown that the vibration velocity as well as heat generation increases the losses. In our design, the maximum output current capacity can increase by 100% when the temperature of operation of the PT is kept below 55 ° C. The study comprises a theoretical part and experimental proof-of-concept demonstration of the proposed design method. (paper)

  15. Study of a piezoelectric transformer-based DC/DC converter with a cooling system and current-doubler rectifier

    Su, Yu-Hao; Liu, Yuan-Ping; Vasic, Dejan; Costa, Francois; Wu, Wen-Jong; Lee, Chuih-Kung

    2013-09-01

    The objective of this study was to increase the output current and power in a piezoelectric transformer (PT)-based DC/DC converter by using a cooling system. It is known that the output current of a PT is limited by temperature build-up because of losses, especially when driving at high vibration velocity. Although connecting different inductive circuits at the PT secondary terminal can increase the output current, the root cause of the temperature build-up problem has not yet been solved. This paper presents a study of a PT with cooling system in a DC/DC converter with a commonly used full-bridge rectifier and current-doubler rectifier. The advantages and disadvantages of the proposed technique were investigated. A theoretical-phenomenological model was developed to explain the relationship between the losses and the temperature rise. It will be shown that the vibration velocity as well as heat generation increases the losses. In our design, the maximum output current capacity can increase by 100% when the temperature of operation of the PT is kept below 55 ° C. The study comprises a theoretical part and experimental proof-of-concept demonstration of the proposed design method.

  16. Wave Energy Conversion : Simulation Verification and Linearization of Direct Drive Wave Energy Converter with Variable DC-link Voltage Control

    Ditlefsen, Arne Marius

    2009-01-01

    Lowering the cost of wave energy conversion is an essential task for it to succeed as a future energy resource. In this work a converter, assumed cheaper than the regular back to back converter setting, have been investigated for a electric direct drive point absorber. Both experimental work and simulations are used in the analysis. In the experimental work, a permanent magnet generator with a 6-pulse diode rectifier, a DC-link and a DC/DC converter equivalent, was used. Steady state, dynamic...

  17. Comparative study of evaporation using DC and AC filament electron guns

    Lahiri, Sutanwi; Sahu, G. K.; Baruah, S.; Jana, B.; Dixit, A. R.; Bhardwaj, R. L.; Das, R. C.; Kalra, R.; Kaushik, V.; Majumder, A.; Mohapatra, S.; Dikshit, B.; Mishra, K. K.; Bhatia, M. S.; Bapat, A. V.; Mago, V. K.; Thakur, K. B.; Das, A. K.; Gantayet, L. M.

    2012-11-01

    Electron beam assisted physical vapour deposition (EB-PVD) and purification of metal by repeated melting using electron guns is a well-established technique in industrial metallurgy. Strip electron gun is considered a cost effective alternative to multiple pencil guns for handling of large size substrates. In the electron guns, the thermionic emission of the electrons from a filament is achieved by using AC or DC filament heating. A study of their relative merits and demerits was conducted for the both types of electron guns. Due to finite length of the filament, the magnetic field generated around the filament by heating current drops down towards ends. The DC filament heating results in electron beam with a comet shape having high power density hot spot at one end with low power density tails. With AC filament heating, electron beam oscillates with the frequency as that of heating current. The study of vapour flux distribution using DC gun revealed that highly directional vapour evolution takes place from a smaller hot spot whereas with AC gun vapour evolution occurs from an oscillatory 2D-evaporating source. The vapour deposit on substrate indicated that evaporation using DC gun caused splashing and granular deposit due to volumetric melting and evaporation from the ingot. This is contrary to the AC filament heating wherein quiet evaporation was observed due to surface melting and evaporation. The experimental results are critically reviewed to decide the configuration of electron guns for large-scale evaporation.

  18. Comparative study of evaporation using DC and AC filament electron guns

    Electron beam assisted physical vapour deposition (EB-PVD) and purification of metal by repeated melting using electron guns is a well-established technique in industrial metallurgy. Strip electron gun is considered a cost effective alternative to multiple pencil guns for handling of large size substrates. In the electron guns, the thermionic emission of the electrons from a filament is achieved by using AC or DC filament heating. A study of their relative merits and demerits was conducted for the both types of electron guns. Due to finite length of the filament, the magnetic field generated around the filament by heating current drops down towards ends. The DC filament heating results in electron beam with a comet shape having high power density hot spot at one end with low power density tails. With AC filament heating, electron beam oscillates with the frequency as that of heating current. The study of vapour flux distribution using DC gun revealed that highly directional vapour evolution takes place from a smaller hot spot whereas with AC gun vapour evolution occurs from an oscillatory 2D-evaporating source. The vapour deposit on substrate indicated that evaporation using DC gun caused splashing and granular deposit due to volumetric melting and evaporation from the ingot. This is contrary to the AC filament heating wherein quiet evaporation was observed due to surface melting and evaporation. The experimental results are critically reviewed to decide the configuration of electron guns for large-scale evaporation.

  19. Design and Control of a Multiple Input DC/DC Converter for Battery/Ultra-capacitor Based Electric Vehicle Power System

    Schaltz, Erik; Li, Zhihao; Onar, Omer;

    2009-01-01

    Battery/Ultra-capacitor based electrical vehicles (EV) combine two energy sources with different voltage levels and current characteristics. This paper focuses on design and control of a multiple input DC/DC converter, to regulate output voltage from different inputs. The proposed multi...

  20. A Photovoltaic Power System Using a High Step-up Converter for DC Load Applications

    Hung-Yuan Wang

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a power system using a high step-up converter for dc load applications. The high step-up converter adopts a boost converter with interleaved mode and a coupled inductor to raise its powering ability and increase its step-up voltage ratio, respectively. In order to increase conversion efficiency, an active clamp circuit is introduced into the proposed one to provide soft-switching features to reduce switching losses. Moreover, switches in the converter and active clamp circuit are integrated with a synchronous switching technique to reduce circuit complexity and component counts, resulting in a lower cost and smaller volume. A perturb and observe method is adopted to extract the maximum power from photovoltaic (PV arrays. Furthermore, a microchip associated with PWM IC is used to implement maximum power point tracking operation, voltage regulation and power management. Finally, a prototype PV power system with 400 V/6 A has been implemented for verifying the feasibility of the proposed PV power system. It is shown to be suitable for PV energy conversion applications when the duty ratios of switches in the dc/dc converter are less than 0.5.