Enhanced Buck-Boost Three-Level Neutral-Point-Clamped Inverters
Tan, K. K.; Gao, F.; Chiang Loh, Poh; Blaabjerg, Frede
In traditional three-level neutral-point-clamped (NPC) inverters, a major issue is capacitor voltage imbalance, which results in low order harmonics. The compensation of the capacitor voltages often require additional control complexity, which cannot be conveniently implemented. The "alternative...... method, with the ability to easily adjust for capacitor voltage imbalances. To further improve the boost capability of the three-level NPC inverters, another new topology introduces 2 additional diodes,achieving higher boost performance while totally eliminating thepossibility of capacitor voltage...
Topological Design and Modulation Strategy for Buck-Boost Three-Level Inverters
Teodorescu, Remus; Gao, F.; Blaabjerg, Frede;
2007-01-01
To date, designed topologies for dc-ac inversion with both voltage-buck and boost capabilities are mainly focused on two-level circuitries with extensions to three-level possibilities left nearly unexplored. Contributing to this area of research, this paper presents the design of a number of viab...
Diode-Assisted Buck-Boost Current Source Inverters
Gao, F.; Cai, Liang; Loh, P.C.; Blaabjerg, Frede
This paper presents a couple of novel current source inverters (CSIs) with the enhanced current buckboost capability. With the unique diode-inductor network added between current source inverter circuitry and current boost elements, the proposed buck-boost current source inverters demonstrate a...
Diode-Assisted Buck-Boost Voltage-Source Inverters
Gao, Feng; Loh, Poh Chiang; Teodorescu, Remus;
2009-01-01
This paper proposes a number of diode-assisted buck-boost voltage-source inverters with a unique X-shaped diode-capacitor network inserted between the inverter circuitry and dc source for producing a voltage gain that is comparatively higher than those of other buck-boost conversion techniques....... Using the diode-assisted network, the proposed inverters can naturally configure themselves to perform capacitive charging in parallel and discharging in series to give a higher voltage multiplication factor without compromising waveform quality. In addition, by adopting different front-end circuitries...
Component-Minimized Buck-Boost Voltage Source Inverters
Gao, F.; Loh, P.C.; Blaabjerg, Frede;
2007-01-01
order to form a distinct neutral potential in the corresponding voltage boost circuitry for correct B4 inverter operation, necessary modifications are derived step by step. The resulted dc networks with symmetrical placement of passive components allow complete charging and equal energy distribution...... between capacitors. Modulation wise, the proposed buck-boost B4 inverters can be controlled using a carefully designed carrier-based pulse-width modulation (PWM) scheme that will always ensure balanced threephase outputs as desired, while simultaneously achieving minimal voltage stress across...
Buck-Boost Current-Source Inverters With Diode-Inductor Network
Gao, Feng; Liang, Chao; Loh, Poh Chiang;
2009-01-01
compared with other recently reported buck-boost CSIs. For controlling the proposed CSIs, two modulation schemes are designed for achieving either optimized harmonic performance or minimized commutation count without influencing the inverter current buck-boost gain. These theoretical findings were...
Non-Inverting Buck-Boost Converter for Fuel Cell Applications
Schaltz, Erik; Rasmussen, Peter Omand; Khaligh, Alireza
2008-01-01
Fuel cell DC/DC converters often have to be able to both step-up and step-down the input voltage, and provide a high efficiency in the whole range of output power. Conventional negative output buck-boost and non-inverting buck-boost converters provide both step-up and step-down characteristics....... In this paper the non-inverting buck-boost with either diodes or synchronous rectifiers is investigated for fuel cell applications. Most of previous research does not consider the parasitic in the evaluation of the converters. In this study, detailed analytical expressions of the efficiencies for the system...
Novel Family of modified qZS buck-boost multilevel inverters with reduced switch count
Husev, Oleksandr; Strzelecki, Ryszard; Blaabjerg, Frede;
2015-01-01
This paper describes a novel family of modified quasi-Z-source buck-boost multilevel inverters with reduced switch count. The inverters are derived by means of the modified inverter configuration with quasi-Z-source networks. The main benefits of the proposed solutions lie in the increased amount...
Pulse width modulated buck-boost five-level current source inverters
Blaabjerg, Frede; Gao, F.; Loh, P.C.;
2008-01-01
This paper presents new five-level current source inverters (CSIs) with voltage/current buck-boost capability. Being different from the existing multilevel CSI, the proposed CSIs were first designed to regulate the flowing path of dc input current by controlling two additional active switches, re...
Single stage buck-boost DC-AC neutral point clamped inverter
Mo, Wei; Loh, Poh Chiang; Andrew, A.;
2012-01-01
windings thus preventing the core from saturation; lowers the voltage stresses and power losses of inverter switches and reduces the sizes of filtering devices and as well as obtains better output performance compared to the original two-level Z-source inverters. A phase disposition pulse width modulation......This paper proposes a new single stage buck-boost DC-AC neutral point clamped inverter topology which integrates the cascaded configurations of recently introduced inductor-capacitor-capacitor-transformer impedance source network (by Adamowicz) and classic NPC configuration. As a consequence, it...... has enhanced buck-boost functionality and low output voltage distortions compared to the traditional Z-source inverter; it has continuous input current which reduces the source stress and inverter noise; it also contains two built-in capacitors which can block the DC current in the transformer...
Closed-loop analysis and control of a non-inverting buck-boost converter
Chen, Zengshi; Hu, Jiangang; Gao, Wenzhong
2010-11-01
In this article, a cascade controller is designed and analysed for a non-inverting buck-boost converter. The fast inner current loop uses sliding mode control. The slow outer voltage loop uses the proportional-integral (PI) control. Stability analysis and selection of PI gains are based on the nonlinear closed-loop error dynamics incorporating both the inner and outer loop controllers. The closed-loop system is proven to have a nonminimum phase structure. The voltage transient due to step changes of input voltage or resistance is predictable. The operating range of the reference voltage is discussed. The controller is validated by a simulation circuit. The simulation results show that the reference output voltage is well-tracked under system uncertainties or disturbances, confirming the validity of the proposed controller.
Robust step-up DC/AC conversion with a full-bridge non-inverting buck-boost
Biel Solé, Domingo; Fossas Colet, Enric; Olm Miras, Josep Maria
2007-01-01
The substitution of the original switches by a full-bridge in a Non-Inverting Buck-Boost converter results in an inverter capable of performing step-down and step-up tasks under sliding mode control. Furthermore, semi-infinite programming techniques are used to minimize power loses while preventing control action saturation. The performance of the inverter is shown to be robust in front of load perturbations. The procedure assumes known bounds for the disturbances, as well as full state knowl...
Comparison of the Impedance-Source Networks for Two and Multilevel Buck-Boost Inverter Applications
Husev, Oleksandr; Blaabjerg, Frede; Roncero-Clemente, Carlos;
2016-01-01
described, which makes it difficult to choose the best option. Thus, the aim of this paper is to present a comprehensive analytical comparison of the impedance-source-based buck–boost inverters in terms of passive component count and semiconductor stress. Based on the waveform of the input current, i...
Chiang Loh, Poh; Gao, Feng; Blaabjerg, Frede;
2009-01-01
Three-level Z-source inverters are recent single-stage topological solutions proposed for buck-boost energy conversion with all favorable advantages of three-level switching retained. Despite their proven buck-boost capability, existing three-level Zsource inverters are either too costly with...... numerous passive LC elements needed or poor in spectral quality if the "reduced element count" (REC) variant is used. Instead of being constrained by the tradeoff, this paper proposes an alternative three-level Z-source topological and control combination that can produce optimal output waveform quality...... while using lesser passive LC elements. Through detailed operational analysis, new operating modes of the REC Z-source inverters are identified, which when inserted appropriately to the inverter state sequence will always produce the desired voltage transfer gain with minimized commutation count and...
Loh, Poh Chiang; Blaabjerg, Frede; Lim, Sok Wei;
2007-01-01
Three-level Z-source inverters are recent single-stage topological solutions proposed for buck-boost energy conversion with all favorable advantages of three-level switching retained. Despite their proven buck-boost capability, existing three-level Z-source inverters are either too costly with...... numerous passive LC elements needed or poor in spectral quality if the "reduced element count" (REC) variant is used. Instead of being constrained by the tradeoff, this paper proposes an alternative three-level Z-source topological and control combination that can produce optimal output waveform quality......, while using lesser passive LC elements. Through detailed operational analysis, new operating modes of the REC Z-source inverters are identified, which when inserted appropriately to the inverter state sequence, will always produce the desired voltage transfer gain with minimized commutation count and...
Aalborg Inverter - A New Type of “Buck in Buck, Boost in Boost” Grid-Tied Inverter
Wu, Weimin; Ji, Junhao; Blaabjerg, Frede
2015-01-01
dc voltage is larger than the magnitude of the ac voltage, it is a voltage-source inverter, and on the contrary it is current-source inverter in the other mode. A 220 V/50 Hz/ 2000 W prototype has been constructed. Simulations and experiments show that it has a good control and system performance....
Aalborg Inverter - A new type of “Buck in Buck, Boost in Boost” Grid-tied Inverter
Wu, Weimin; Blaabjerg, Frede
minimum filtering inductance in the power loop is achieved to reduce the conduction power loss whether in “Boost” or “Buck” mode. In theory, it can achieve higher efficiency than other inverters under the same condition of input DC voltage. The principle of operation is fully illustrated through the...
Dual Z-Source Inverter With Three-Level Reduced Common-Mode Switching
Gao, Feng; Loh, Poh Chiang; Blaabjerg, Frede;
2007-01-01
This paper presents the design of a dual Z-source inverter that can be used with either a single dc source or two isolated dc sources. Unlike traditional inverters, the integration of a properly designed Z-source network and semiconductor switches to the proposed dual inverter allows buck......-boost power conversion to be performed over a wide modulation range, with three-level output waveforms generated. The connection of an additional transformer to the inverter ac output also allows all generic wye-or delta-connected loads with three-wire or four-wire configuration to be supplied by the inverter....... Modulationwise, the dual inverter can be controlled using a carefully designed carrier-based pulsewidth-modulation (PWM) scheme that will always ensure balanced voltage boosting of the Z-source network while simultaneously achieving reduced common-mode switching. Because of the omission of dead-time delays in...
Fault-tolerant three-level inverter
Edwards, John; Xu, Longya; Bhargava, Brij B.
2006-12-05
A method for driving a neutral point clamped three-level inverter is provided. In one exemplary embodiment, DC current is received at a neutral point-clamped three-level inverter. The inverter has a plurality of nodes including first, second and third output nodes. The inverter also has a plurality of switches. Faults are checked for in the inverter and predetermined switches are automatically activated responsive to a detected fault such that three-phase electrical power is provided at the output nodes.
Comparative Study of 4-Switch Buck-Boost Controller and Regular Buck-Boost
Taufik Taufik
2011-01-01
Full Text Available A very important characteristic that dc-dc converters require is the ability to efficiently regulate an output voltage with a wide ranging value of input voltages. A recently developed solution to this requirement is a synchronous 4-Switch Buck-Boost controller developed by Linear Technology. The Linear Technology’s LTC3780 controller chip enables the adoption of a 4-Switch switching topology as opposed to the traditional single-switch Buck-Boost topology. In this paper, the LTC3780’s 4-Switch BuckBoost topology is analyzed and its performance is compared against those of the regular single-switch Buck-Boost topology. Results from computer simulations demonstrate the benefits of using the 4-switch approach than the conventional buck-boost method.
Chien-Wei Ma; Jaw-Kuen Shiau
2013-01-01
This paper analyzes and simulates the Li-ion battery charging process for a solar powered battery management system. The battery is charged using a non-inverting synchronous buck-boost DC/DC power converter. The system operates in buck, buck-boost, or boost mode, according to the supply voltage conditions from the solar panels. Rapid changes in atmospheric conditions or sunlight incident angle cause supply voltage variations. This study develops an electrochemical-based equivalent circuit mod...
Goh, Ailian; Gao, Feng; Loh, Pon Chiang;
2007-01-01
control, and push up the overall system costs. Therefore, alternative topological solutions are of interest, and should preferably be implemented using only passive LC elements and diodes, connected as unique impedance networks. A number of possible network configurations are now investigated...... in this paper, and are respectively named as Z-source, H-source, EZ-source and their respective "inverted" variants. The presented impedance networks can either be used with a traditional voltage-source or current-source inverter, and can either be powered by a voltage or current source. All impedance networks...... the practicalities and performances of the described impedance networks....
Trans-Z-source Neutral Point Clamped inverter
Mo, W.; Loh, P. C.; Li, D.;
2012-01-01
Transformer based Z-source (trans-Z-source) inverters are recently proposed by extending the traditional Z-source inverter with higher buck-boost capability as well as reducing the passive components at the same time. Multi-Level Z-source inverters are single-stage topological solutions used for...... buck-boost energy conversion with all the favourable advantages of multi-level switching retained. This paper presents three-level trans-Z-source Neutral Point Clamped (NPC) inverter topology, which achieves both the advantages of trans-Z-source and three-level NPC inverter configuration. With proper...... modulation scheme, the three-level trans-Z-source inverter can function with minimum of six device commutations per half carrier cycle (same as the traditional buck NPC inverter), while maintaining to produce the designed volt-sec average and inductive voltage boosting at ac output terminals. The designed...
A new Zero Voltage Switching three-level NPC inverter
He, Ning; Chen, Yenan; Xu, Dehong;
2015-01-01
A novel Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS) three-level NPC inverter topology using a new ZVS Space Vector Modulation (SVM) scheme is proposed. A detailed operation analysis of ZVS three-level NPC inverter is given. The ZVS condition of the proposed ZVS inverter is derived and it can be achieved of all...... switches in the proposed inverter, which include both the main switches and the auxiliary switches. The design of resonant circuits parameters is also provided. Finally the proposed circuit and ZVS SVM scheme are verified by experimental results and demonstrate a superior performance....
Fixed frequency sliding mode-based robust inversion with a full-bridge current DC-link buck-boost
Olm Miras, Josep Maria; Biel Solé, Domingo; Fossas Colet, Enric; Cardoner Parpal, Rafel
2014-01-01
The substitution of the original switches by a full bridge in a Non-Inverting Buck-Boost converter results in an inverter capable of carrying out step-down and step-up tasks as well under sliding mode control. The control law is implemented by means of the Zero Average Dynamics algorithm, which provides a fixed frequency operation and guarantees null error in each switching period, thus achieving a highly accurate tracking of periodic reference profiles. Furthermore, semi-infinite programming...
Chien-Wei Ma
2013-03-01
Full Text Available This paper analyzes and simulates the Li-ion battery charging process for a solar powered battery management system. The battery is charged using a non-inverting synchronous buck-boost DC/DC power converter. The system operates in buck, buck-boost, or boost mode, according to the supply voltage conditions from the solar panels. Rapid changes in atmospheric conditions or sunlight incident angle cause supply voltage variations. This study develops an electrochemical-based equivalent circuit model for a Li-ion battery. A dynamic model for the battery charging process is then constructed based on the Li-ion battery electrochemical model and the buck-boost power converter dynamic model. The battery charging process forms a system with multiple interconnections. Characteristics, including battery charging system stability margins for each individual operating mode, are analyzed and discussed. Because of supply voltage variation, the system can switch between buck, buck-boost, and boost modes. The system is modeled as a Markov jump system to evaluate the mean square stability of the system. The MATLAB based Simulink piecewise linear electric circuit simulation tool is used to verify the battery charging model.
Γ-source Neutral Point Clamped Inverter
Mo, Wei; Loh, Poh Chiang; Blaabjerg, Frede
Transformer based Z-source inverters are recently proposed to achieve promising buck-boost capability. They have improved higher buck-boost capability, smaller size and less components count over Z-source inverters. On the other hand, neutral point clamped inverters have less switching stress and...... better output performance comparing with traditional two-level inverters. Integrating these two types of configurations can help neutral point inverters achieve enhanced votlage buck-boost capability....
Trans-Z-source and Γ-Z-source neutral-point-clamped inverters
Wei, Mo; Loh, Poh Chiang; Blaabjerg, Frede;
2015-01-01
Z-source neutral-point-clamped (NPC) inverters are earlier proposed for obtaining voltage buck-boost and three-level switching simultaneously. Their performances are, however, constrained by a trade-off between their input-to-output gain and modulation ratio. This trade-off can lead to high...
Modeling and Simulation of Buck-Boost Converter with Voltage Feedback Control
Zhou Xuelian; He Qiang
2015-01-01
In order to design the control system, it is necessary to have an exact model of buck-boost converter. This paper put forward the transfer function model of buck-boost converter by the state-space average method. The open-loop transfer function model of uncompensated system is deduced according to the mathematic model of the buck-boost converter, the controller is designed according to frequency domain. The phase and magnitude margin of the open-loop system of the buck-boost converter with co...
An asynchronous finite-state-machine-based buck-boost converter for on-chip adaptive power supply
Fernández, Daniel; Madrenas Boadas, Jordi; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José
2013-01-01
In this paper we present an asynchronous finite-state machine digital controller co-integrated with an on-chip non-inverting buck-boost power converter with dynamic signal-tracking capabilities. The mostly-digital controller functionally implements a non-PWM zone-wise control law through asynchronous circuitry, thus exhibiting self-timed minimum latency and ultra low power operation due to gate switching activity. Experimental results on a 0.35 lm CMOS technology demonstrate an efficien...
Diode-assisted buck-boost voltage source inverters
Gao, F.; Loh, P.C.; Teodorescu, Remus; Blaabjerg, Frede
2007-01-01
charging and discharging processes of passive components reveals that the dc-link voltage can alternate between two levels, which therefore demonstrate the phenomena that the specified modulation schemes should note. A modulation scheme that can achieve optimized harmonic switching is first designed with...... symmetrical state placement in each switching sequence to avoid unnecessary voltage stress across both passive and active components. To reduce the total commutation count, the designed modulation scheme is then modified without increasing voltage stress. All theoretical findings were verified experimentally...... using a number of scale-down laboratory prototypes....
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....
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...
Buck-Buck- Boost Regulatr (B3R)
Mourra, Olivier; Fernandez, Arturo; Landstroem, Sven; Tonicello, Ferdinando
2011-10-01
In a satellite, the main function of a Power Conditioning Unit (PCU) is to manage the energy coming from several power sources (usually solar arrays and battery) and to deliver it continuously to the users in an appropriate form during the overall mission. The objective of this paper is to present an electronic switching DC-DC converter called Buck-Buck-Boost Regulator (B3R) that could be used as a modular and recurrent solution in a PCU for regulated or un- regulated 28Vsatellite power bus classes. The power conversion stages of the B3R topology are first described. Then theoretical equations and practical tests illustrate how the converter operates in term of power conversion, control loops performances and efficiency. The paper finally provides some examples of single point failure tolerant implementation using the B3R.
Modeling of SVM Diode Clamping Three-Level Inverter Connected to Grid
Guo, Yougui; Zeng, Ping; Zhu, Jieqiong;
2011-01-01
PLECS is used to model the diode clamping three-level inverter connected to grid and good results are obtained. First the output voltage SVM is described for diode clamping three-level inverter with loads connected to Y. Then the output voltage SVM of diode clamping three-level inverter is simply...... very powerful tool to real power circuits and it is very easy to simulate them. They have also verified that SVM control strategy is feasible to control the diode clamping three-level inverter....
Modeling and Simulation of Buck-Boost Converter with Voltage Feedback Control
Zhou Xuelian
2015-01-01
Full Text Available In order to design the control system, it is necessary to have an exact model of buck-boost converter. This paper put forward the transfer function model of buck-boost converter by the state-space average method. The open-loop transfer function model of uncompensated system is deduced according to the mathematic model of the buck-boost converter, the controller is designed according to frequency domain. The phase and magnitude margin of the open-loop system of the buck-boost converter with compensator have both been increased. After compensating, this control system has the advantages of small overshoot and short settling time. It can also improve control system’s real time property and anti-interference ability.
Performance Evaluation of Three-Level Z-Source Inverters Under Semiconductor Failure Conditions
Gao, Feng; Loh, P.C.; Vilathgamuwa, D.M.; Blaabjerg, Frede
This paper proposes various compensation methods for three-level Z-source inverters under semiconductor failure conditions. Unlike the traditional fault tolerant techniques in three-level inverter by using either an additional phase-leg or collective switching states, the proposed methods simply ...
Common voltage eliminating of SVM diode clamping three-level inverter connected to grid
Guo, Yougui; Zeng, Ping; Zhu, Jieqiong;
2011-01-01
A novel method of common voltage eliminating is put forward for SVM diode clamping three-level inverter connected to grid by calculation of common voltage of its various switching states. PLECS is used to model this three-level inverter connected to grid and good results are obtained. First...
Performance Evaluation of Three-Level Z-Source Inverters Under Semiconductor-Failure Conditions
Gao, Feng; Loh, Poh Chiang; Blaabjerg, Frede;
2009-01-01
This paper evaluates and proposes various compensation methods for three-level Z-source inverters under semiconductor-failure conditions. Unlike the fault-tolerant techniques used in traditional three-level inverters, where either an extra phase-leg or collective switching states are used, the...... proposed methods for three-level Z-source inverters simply reconfigure their relevant gating signals so as to ride-through the failed semiconductor conditions smoothly without any significant decrease in their ac-output quality and amplitude. These features are partly attributed to the inherent boost...... characteristics of a Z-source inverter, in addition to its usual voltage-buck operation. By focusing on specific types of three-level Z-source inverters, it can also be shown that, for the dual Z-source inverters, a unique feature accompanying it is its extra ability to force common-mode voltage to zero even...
Trans-Z-source and Γ-Z-source neutral-point-clamped inverters
Wei, Mo; Loh, Poh Chiang; Blaabjerg, Frede; Wang, Peng
2015-01-01
Z-source neutral-point-clamped (NPC) inverters are earlier proposed for obtaining voltage buck-boost and three-level switching simultaneously. Their performances are, however, constrained by a trade-off between their input-to-output gain and modulation ratio. This trade-off can lead to high-voltage...... stress across the inverter bridge and poor output voltage spectrum. As alternatives with improved performances, two transformer-based Z-source NPC inverters are proposed, whose gain can be adjusted by varying the transformer turns ratio, and is hence less dependent on the inverter modulation ratio...
Anthon, Alexander; Zhang, Zhe; Andersen, Michael A. E.; Holmes, Grahame; McGrath, Brendan; Teixeira, Carlos
This paper presents a comparative evaluation of the loss and thermal performance of two advanced three-level inverter topologies, namely the SiC based T-Type and the Hybrid-NPC, both of which are aimed at reducing the high switching losses associated with a conventional Si based T-Type inverter. ...
Design and comparison of three-level three-phase T-source inverters
Shults, T.; Husev, Oleksandr; Blaabjerg, Frede
2015-01-01
This paper presents guidelines for component design of recently proposed topologies of the three-level three-phase T-source inverters. Two different topologies are considered: T-source inverters with discontinuous input current and T-source inverters with continuous input current. Steady state...... analysis and estimation of components size for both schemes are described and compared. Simulation results have confirmed most of theoretical predictions....
Three Level Diode Clamped Inverter Fed Induction Motor with Dtc-Svm
V. Ranjith Kumar
2013-01-01
This project presents a three-level diode-clamped inverter feeding an asynchronous motor drive with direct torque control (DTC). The control method is based on DTC operating principles. The stator voltage vector reference is computed from the stator flux and torque errors imposed by the flux and torque controllers. This voltage reference is then generated using a diode-clamped inverter, where each phase of the inverter can be implemented using a dc source, which would be available from fuel c...
An Effective Wind Energy System based on Buck-boost Controller
N. Prakash
2013-06-01
Full Text Available In Domestic Wind Machines, if the wind speed is low, the output voltage is not sufficient to charge the battery as it is lower than the rated charging voltage of the battery. This limits the overall efficiency of the Wind Machine to 20%. This study proposed to design and develop a Buck Boost Controller for the effective utilization of the wind machine. By implementing a controller based Buck Boost converter, the voltage produced at the lower wind speeds can also be utilized effectively by boosting it to the rated charging voltage of the battery. Also if the wind speed is high (>14 m/s, the DC output voltage will increase to more than 65 V. The converter bucks this high voltage to the nominal battery charging voltage (52 V, thereby protecting the battery from over charging voltage. Thus the effective utilization of the wind machine has been achieved by the use of the proposed Buck Boost Controller.
Three Level Diode Clamped Inverter Fed Induction Motor with Dtc-Svm
V. Ranjith Kumar
2013-09-01
Full Text Available This project presents a three-level diode-clamped inverter feeding an asynchronous motor drive with direct torque control (DTC. The control method is based on DTC operating principles. The stator voltage vector reference is computed from the stator flux and torque errors imposed by the flux and torque controllers. This voltage reference is then generated using a diode-clamped inverter, where each phase of the inverter can be implemented using a dc source, which would be available from fuel cells, batteries, or ultra capacitors. This inverter provides nearly sinusoidal voltages with very low distortion, even without filtering, using fewer switching devices. In addition, the multilevel inverter can generate a high and fixed switching frequency output voltage with fewer switching losses, since only the small power cells of the inverter operate at a high switching rate. Therefore, a high performance and also efficient torque and flux controllers are obtained, enabling a DTC solution for multilevel-inverter-powered motor drives. The Pulse Width modulation technique for an inverter permits to obtain three phase system voltages, which can be applied to the controlled output. Space Vector Modulation (SVPWM principle differs from other PWM processes in the fact that all three drive signals for the inverter will be created simultaneously. The implementation of SVPWM process in digital systems necessitates less operation time and also less program memory. This project uses SVPWM technique for generation of pulses for three-level diode clamped inverter. Simulation is carried out on MATLAB-Simulink software.
Development of TMS320F2810 DSP Based Bidirectional buck-boost Chopper
Mr. K.S. Chakradhar*1,; M.Ayesha siddiqa2; T.Vandhana3
2014-01-01
A DC - DC converter is an electronic circuit which converts a source of direct current (DC) from one voltage level to another. It is a class of power converter. One common application of DC - DC converters is DC motor control. The Buck - Boost Chopper is a type of DC - DC converter. They are static devices which are used to obtain variable DC voltage from the source of constant DC voltage. Besides the saving in power, Buck-Boost choppers offer greater efficiency, faster respon...
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.
BLDCM Control System Based on Buck-Boost Converter%基于Buck-Boost变换器驱动的无刷直流电动机控制系统
孟武胜; 王波; 何博
2011-01-01
An improved topology of brushless DC motor drive with a Buck-Boost converter before 3 phase inverter,The motor can be controlled by technique-multi-loop. This method can reduce switching losses,the inverter size and cost. Effectiveness and feasibility of the proposed control method was verified by MATLAB/Simulink.%提出在无刷直流电动机的驱动三相逆变桥的输入端加前级降压-升压(Buck-Boost)变换器,采用转速和直流母线电流的多环反馈控制方法实现电机的控制.该方法减少了开关损耗,逆变器尺寸和成本.通过MAT-LAB/Simulink仿真验证了该方法的有效性和可行性.
Modulation Schemes of Multi-phase Three-Level Z-Source Inverters
Gao, F.; Loh, P.C.; Blaabjerg, Frede; Teodorescu, Remus
This paper investigates the modulation schemes of three-level multiphase Z-source inverters with either two Z-source networks or single Z-source network connected between the dc sources and inverter circuitry. With the proper offset added for achieving both desired four-leg operation and optimized...... with minimal commutation count. Lastly, the theoretical findings are verified in Matlab/PLECS simulation and experimentally using constructed laboratory prototypes....
Jaw-Kuen Shiau
2014-08-01
Full Text Available The power converter is one of the essential elements for effective use of renewable power sources. This paper focuses on the development of a circuit simulation model for maximum power point tracking (MPPT evaluation of solar power that involves using different buck-boost power converter topologies; including SEPIC, Zeta, and four-switch type buck-boost DC/DC converters. The circuit simulation model mainly includes three subsystems: a PV model; a buck-boost converter-based MPPT system; and a fuzzy logic MPPT controller. Dynamic analyses of the current-fed buck-boost converter systems are conducted and results are presented in the paper. The maximum power point tracking function is achieved through appropriate control of the power switches of the power converter. A fuzzy logic controller is developed to perform the MPPT function for obtaining maximum power from the PV panel. The MATLAB-based Simulink piecewise linear electric circuit simulation tool is used to verify the complete circuit simulation model.
Analisys of Current-Bidirectional Buck-Boost Based Automotive Switch-Mode Audio Amplifier
Bolten Maizonave, Gert; Andersen, Michael A. E.; Kjærgaard, Claus;
2011-01-01
The following study was carried out in order to assess quantitatively the performance of the buck-boost converter when used as switch-mode audio amplifier. It comprises of, to begin with, the delimitation of design criteria based on the state-ofthe- art solution, which is based in a differential ...
S. Radha Krishna Reddy; S. Md. Mazhar-ul- Haq; Dr. JBV Subrahmanyam; Anwarunnisa Begum; Ch. Kamal
2012-01-01
Multilevel inverters are increasingly being used in high-power medium voltage applications due to their superior performance compared to two-level inverters. Among various modulation techniques for a multilevel inverter, the space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) is widely used. This paper deals with the three-phase three-level inverter fed induction motor drive. The proposed scheme deals with the development and implementation of three phase three level inverter to improve the efficienc...
S. Sengottaian
2015-08-01
Full Text Available This study deals with a five phase three level Neutral Point Clamped (NPC inverter fed PMSM drive application. The motor performances depend upon mathematical model so the parameters vary are: noise, common mode voltage, flux variation and harmonic levels of the inverter or motor. Voltage saturation is one of the major problems of a motor which occurs due to speed oscillations, more current fluctuations. This problem can be solved by using PWM technique depends on the reference motor torque and flux. In this study Indirect Field Oriented Control (IFOC NPC inverter is suggested to reduce the voltage saturation. The three level neutral point clamped inverter is widely used for medium and high level applications. Compared with standard two level inverter, this type of NPC inverters have more merits. It generates greater number of levels output waveform in lower harmonic content at the same switching frequency and less voltage stress across the semiconductor switches; finally motor performance and control schemes are verified by using MATLAB/SIMULINK.
Three-Level Z-Source Inverters Using a Single LC Impedance Network
Loh, Poh Chiang; Lim, Sok Wei; Gao, Feng;
2007-01-01
two LC impedance networks and two isolated dc sources, which can significantly increase the overall system cost and require a more complex modulator for balancing the network inductive voltage boosting. Offering a number of less costly alternatives, this letter presents the design and control of two...... three-level Z-source inverters, whose output voltage can be stepped down or up using only a single LC impedance network connected between the dc input source and either a neutral-point-clamped (NPC) or dc-link cascaded inverter circuitry. Through careful design of their modulation scheme, both inverters...... can conveniently be implemented using a generic "alternative phase opposition disposition" carrier-based modulator with the appropriate triplen offset and time advance/delay added. The designed inverters, having a reduced passive component count, are lastly tested in simulation and experimentally...
An Efficient Single Impedance Network Three Level Z-Source Neutral Point Clamped Inverter
C.L.Kuppuswamy
2012-07-01
Full Text Available A multilevel inverter can eliminate the need for the step-up transformer and reduce the harmonics produced by the inverter. Although the multilevel inverter structure was initially introduced as a means of reducing the output waveform harmonic content, it was found that the dc bus voltage could be increased beyond the voltage rating of an individual power device by the use of a voltage clamping network consisting of diodes. By using voltage clamping techniques, the system KV rating can be extended beyond limits of an individual device. This paper presents Impedance (Z Source Neutral Point Clamped (NPC three level inverter with reduced number of impedance source networks and clamping diodes for non-linear loads. Earlier for a three level NPC inverter two separate impedance networks were used. But to reduce the circuit complexity without compromising with output requirement; only one impedance network is used and to substantiate this, the simulation of proposed circuit is carried out using MATLAB/Simulink for a 48 V input supply. A prototype is developed for an input voltage of 26V and the experimental results for the same are presented in this paper.
Neutral-point voltage dynamic model of three-level NPC inverter for reactive load
Maheshwari, Ramkrishan; Munk-Nielsen, Stig; Busquets Monge, Sergio
2012-01-01
A three-level neutral-point-c1amped inverter needs a controller for the neutral-point voltage. Typically, the controller design is based on a dynamic model. The dynamic model of the neutral-point voltage depends on the pulse width modulation technique used for the inverter. A pulse width modulation strategy which allows modeling the neutral-point voltage as a first-order continuous function is proposed in this paper. The new model shows that the neutral-point current is p...
Single stage three level grid interactive MPPT inverter for PV systems
Highlights: • A three phase three-level NPC inverter for grid interactive PV systems is proposed. • A novel MPPT algorithm is introduced for single stage systems. • The proposed algorithm is robust with respect to parameter variations of PV system. • THD level is measured as 3.45% and it meets the international standards (<5%). • Total system efficiency is measured as 93.08%. - Abstract: In this study, three-phase, single stage neutral point clamped grid interactive inverter is designed and implemented. The reference current of the voltage source inverter is determined by maximum power point tracking sub-program in order to obtain maximum power from photovoltaic modules instantaneously. Proposed control is realized via TMS320F28335 32-bit floating point processor. The modified incremental conductance method is applied for maximum power point tracking; the PI regulator is used to control the inverter output current shape and level. Galvanic isolation is provided by a line frequency transformer that matches inverter output voltage to the grid voltage level and prevents DC current injection into the grid. Experimental results show that the designed inverter imports energy to the grid with unity power factor, total harmonic distortion level is 3.45% and this value is in the limits of the international standards. In addition, the total efficiency of the system is measured as 93.08%. The proposed system gets the maximum power from photovoltaic module and dispatches into the grid without using additional DC/DC converter
Loh, P.C.; Blaabjerg, Frede; Wong, C.P.
2007-01-01
modulation (PWM) strategies for controlling the Z-source NPC inverter. While developing the PWM techniques, attention has been devoted to carefully derive them from a common generic basis for improved portability, easier implementation, and most importantly, assisting readers in understanding all concepts......Z-source neutral-point-clamped (NPC) inverter has recently been proposed as an alternative three-level buck-boost power conversion solution with an improved output waveform quality. In principle, the designed Z-source inverter functions by selectively "shooting through" its power sources, coupled...... to the inverter using two unique Z-source impedance networks, to boost the inverter three-level output waveform. Proper modulation of the new inverter would therefore require careful integration of the selective shoot-through process to the basic switching concepts to achieve maximal voltage...
Buck-Boost/Forward Hybrid Converter for PV Energy Conversion Applications
Sheng-Yu Tseng; Chien-Chih Chen; Hung-Yuan Wang
2014-01-01
This paper presents a charger and LED lighting (discharger) hybrid system with a PV array as its power source for electronic sign indicator applications. The charger adopts buck-boost converter which is operated in constant current mode to charge lead-acid battery and with the perturb and observe method to extract maximum power of PV arrays. Their control algorithms are implemented by microcontroller. Moreover, forward converter with active clamp circuit is operated in voltage regulation cond...
Choi, Uimin; Lee, K.B.; Lee, Hyun-Hee
2013-01-01
This paper proposes a neutral-point voltage balancing method for a three-level inverter that uses discontinuous pulse width modulation (DPWM). The performance of a three-level inverter system is affected by the neutral-point voltage unbalancing. Therefore, the voltages of series connected dc...
S. Radha Krishna Reddy
2012-06-01
Full Text Available Multilevel inverters are increasingly being used in high-power medium voltage applications due to their superior performance compared to two-level inverters. Among various modulation techniques for a multilevel inverter, the space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM is widely used. This paper deals with the three-phase three-level inverter fed induction motor drive. The proposed scheme deals with the development and implementation of three phase three level inverter to improve the efficiency and reliability of the inverter. Simulation tests have been carried out to examine the operating characteristics of the completed three-phase three-level inverter driving induction motor and an RL load with different switching devices and are compared
Direct Torque Control for Three-Level Neutral Point Clamped Inverter-Fed Induction Motor Drive
M. K. Sahu
2012-04-01
Full Text Available Direct torque control (DTC is a control technique in AC drive systems to obtain high performance torque control. The classical DTC drive contains a pair of hysteresis comparators and suffers from variable switching frequency and high torque ripple. These problems can be solved by using space vector depending on the reference torque and flux. In this paper the space vector modulation technique is applied to the three-level Neutral Point Clamped (NPC inverter control in the proposed DTC-based induction motor drive system, resulting to a significant reduce of torque ripple. Three-level neutral point clamped inverters have been widely used in medium voltage applications. This type of inverters have several advantages over standard two-level VSI, such as greater number of levels in the output voltage waveforms, less harmonic distortion in voltage and current waveforms and lower switching frequencies. This paper emphasizes the derivation of switching states using the Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM technique. The control scheme is implemented using Matlab/Simulink. Experimental results using dSPACE validate the steady-state and the dynamic performance of the proposed control strategy.
Sreedhar Madichetty
2014-02-01
Full Text Available In this paper it proposes a high efficient soft-switching scheme based on zero-voltage-switching (ZVS and zero-current-switching(ZCS principle operated with a simple auxiliary circuit extended range for the front-end isolated DC-AC-DC-AC high power converter with an three phase three level diode clamped multi level inverter by using Minority Charge Carrier inspired optimization technique (MCI with Total Harmonic Distortion(THD,Switching losses, Selective harmonic elimination maintaining with its fundamental as an objective function. Input to the inverter is obtained by the photo voltaic cells and with battery bank. The switching scheme is optimized by MCI technique, analyzed and executed in Matlab and implemented with a digital signal processor (DSP .Experimental results with different loads have observed and shows its effectives, robustness of the applied technique.
Synchronised PWM Schemes for Three-level Inverters with Zero Common-mode Voltage
Oleschuk, Valentin; Blaabjerg, Frede
2002-01-01
This paper presents results of analysis and comparison of novel synchronised schemes of pulsewidth modulation (PWM), applied to three-level voltage source inverters with control algorithms providing elimination of the common-mode voltage. The proposed approach is based on a new strategy of digital...... PWM with synchronous smooth pulses-ratio changing and a quarter-wave symmetry of the voltage waveforms. Three basic versions of both algebraic and trigonometric synchronised PWM have been analysed. Simulations give the behaviour of the proposed methods and show some advantage of synchronised PWM in...
Modeling of Busbars in High Power Neutral Point Clamped Three-Level Inverters
YI Rung; ZHAO Zhengming; ZHONG Yulin
2008-01-01
The busbars in high power neutral point clamped three-level inverters are modeled using the Maxwell Q3D Extractor software, which is based on the partial element equivalent circuits method. The equivalent circuits of the busbars and devices model are simulated in the electric simulator PSIM to analyze the effects of the parasitic inductance on the switching characteristics of the integrated gate commutatedthyristor (IGCT) in different topology positions. The simulation results agree well with the measured imped-ance analyzer results and the IGCT test results, which proves the effectiveness of the modeling method for the large, complex busbars.
Space vector modulation strategy for neutral-point voltage balancing in three-level inverter systems
Choi, Uimin; Lee, Kyo Beum
2013-01-01
This study proposes a space vector modulation (SVM) strategy to balance the neutral-point voltage of three-level inverter systems. The proposed method is implemented by combining conventional symmetric SVM with nearest three-vector (NTV) modulation. The conventional SVM is converted to NTV...... modulation by properly adding or subtracting a minimum gate-on time. In addition, using this method, the switching frequency is reduced and a decrease of switching loss would be yielded. The neutral-point voltage is balanced by the proposed SVM strategy without additional hardware or complex calculations...
Evaluation of Arm Processor-based Bionic Intelligent Controller for a Buck-boost Converte
M.V. Mini
2015-07-01
Full Text Available This study focuses on performance-comparison of different tuning methods for a PI controller applied to a buck-boost converter. Comparison between the controllers is made by analysis of design methodology implementation issues and empirically measured performance. Design of PI controller is based on frequency response of the converter. The optimization of PI controller is based on ant colony algorithm. Experimental results show that, tuning the PI controller using ACO algorithm gave better performance than the conventional algorithm. This is mainly due to the fact ACO is capable of reducing the overshoot without oscillation.
Saswati Swapna Dash; Byamakesh Nayak
2015-01-01
This paper proposes buck-boost capabilities of four quadrant chopper for wide range speed control of DC motor drives using symmetrical impedance network called Z-source network. By controlling the shoot through duty ratio from 0 to 0.5 and non-shoot through techniques, the Z-source four quadrant choppers can produce any desired DC voltage across the DC motor. The switching patterns for both buck and boost operations are presented to achieve four modes of operation of DC motor. As a result, th...
This paper presents a novel topology of a three-level current-source PWM inverter totally driven by using single gate-drive power supply used for a grid connected inverter. The great feature of the proposed inverter circuit is that all of the power switches are connected on common-source or common-emitter configuration. Using this common-source current-source inverter (CS-CSI) the number of gate-drive power supply can dramatically be reduced into only a single power source without using bootstrap technique or many isolated power supplies. Operation of the proposed new inverter was tested by using computer simulation and experimentally. The simulation and experimental results proved that the inverter works properly generate a three-level output current waveform and inject a sinusoidal current into power grid with unity power factor operation. During grid connected operation, almost all harmonic orders are suppressed by using an additional harmonic suppression technique.
Panfilov, Dmitry; Husev, Oleksandr; Blaabjerg, Frede; Zakis, Janis; Khandakji, Kamal
2016-01-01
This study compares a three-phase three-level voltage source inverter with an intermediate dc-dc boost converter and a quasi-Z-source inverter in terms of passive elements values and dimensions, semiconductor stresses, and overall efficiency. A comparative analysis was conducted with relative...
Phase Angle Control of Three Level Inverter Based D-STATCOM Using Neuro-Fuzzy Controller
COTELI, R.
2012-02-01
Full Text Available Distribution Static Compensator (D-STATCOM is a shunt compensation device used to improve electric power quality in distribution systems. It is well-known that D-STATCOM is a nonlinear, semi-defined and time-varying system. Therefore, control of D-STATCOM by the conventional control techniques is very difficult task. In this paper, the control of D-STATCOM is carried out by the neuro-fuzzy controller (NFC which has non-linear and robust structure. For this aim, an experimental setup based on three-level H-bridge inverter is constructed. Phase angle control method is used for control of D-STATCOM's output reactive power. Control algorithm for this experimental setup is prepared in MATLAB/Simulink and downloaded to DS1103 controller card. A Mamdani type NFC is designed for control of D-STATCOM's reactive current. Output of NFC is integrated to increase tracking performance of controller in steady state. The performance of D-STATCOM is experimentally evaluated by changing reference reactive current as on-line. The experimental results show that the proposed controller gives very satisfactory performance under different loading conditions.
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.
Saswati Swapna Dash
2015-02-01
Full Text Available This paper proposes buck-boost capabilities of four quadrant chopper for wide range speed control of DC motor drives using symmetrical impedance network called Z-source network. By controlling the shoot through duty ratio from 0 to 0.5 and non-shoot through techniques, the Z-source four quadrant choppers can produce any desired DC voltage across the DC motor. The switching patterns for both buck and boost operations are presented to achieve four modes of operation of DC motor. As a result, the proposed model will have ride through capability during voltage sags, manage during voltage swells, used in any types of DC voltage sources such as fuel cell and solar cell and improve the reliability by reducing EMI noise. Analysis and simulation results are presented to demonstrate these new findings.
Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius; Andersen, Michael A. E.
2011-01-01
In this paper, a circuit-level decoupling modulation strategy is proposed for the three-level (TL) neutral-point-clamped (NPC) inverters. With the proposed modulation scheme, the TL-NPC inverter can be decoupled into two three-level Buck converters in each defined operating section, which makes the...... controller design much simpler. The decoupling principle including the driving signal synthesis and the neutral point potential variation are analyzed detailed. It is found that switching losses can be reduced by one third and the voltage balance between the dividing dc link capacitors can be achieved...
Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius; Andersen, Michael A. E.
2013-01-01
inverters, but also reduces the switching loss of the inverter along with an inherent neutral point (NP) voltage control. Based on a circuit-level decoupling concept, the NPC inverter can be decoupled into two three-level Buck converters in every defined operating section, and thereby the controller design...... can be reduced by one third. In order to explain the operation of this topology properly, the decoupling principle including the driving signal synthesis and the NP potential variation are analyzed in detail in this paper. Finally the viability and performance of the proposed modulation scheme...
Highlights: ► We propose a three phase three-level NPC inverter for grid interactive PV systems. ► We design fuzzy logic based maximum power point tracking algorithm. ► The proposed algorithm is robust with respect to parameter variations of PV system. ► THD level of the inverter current is in the limits of international standards. ► Total system efficiency is measured as 93.12%. - Abstract: In this study, three-phase single stage grid interactive inverter with maximum power point tracking capability is proposed. The proposed system consists of three-level neutral point clamped inverter, LCL output filter, line frequency transformer, PI current regulator and fuzzy logic based maximum power point tracking algorithm. Rate of change of photovoltaic power and voltage are defined as input variables, and the change in reference current is defined as output variable for the fuzzy logic controller. The proposed maximum power point tracking algorithm is robust with respect to parameter variations of photovoltaic system with adaptive feature of fuzzy logic controller. Maximum power point tracking algorithm determines the inverter current reference depending on the system conditions such as irradiation level and temperature, and PI regulator shapes the inverter output current. Two capacitors’ voltages of neutral point clamped inverter are also balanced. Simulation and experimental results show that the proposed inverter system has fast transient response and can track the maximum power point of PV system even if atmospheric condition changes rapidly. Also, the inverter output current is in sinusoidal waveform and in phase with line frequency and phase. In addition, total harmonic distortion level of the inverter output current is in the limits of international standards (<5%) and efficiencies of maximum power point tracking algorithm and total system are measured as 98.78% and 93.12%, respectively
Choi, Uimin; Lee, June-Seok; Lee, Kyo-Beum
2014-01-01
This paper proposes a new modulation strategy that balances the neutral-point voltage for three-level neutral-clamped inverter systems. The proposed modulation replaces the P-type or N-type small switching states with other switching states that do not affect the neutral-point voltage. The zero and...
Ma, Ke; Blaabjerg, Frede
2016-01-01
This letter investigates the loss and thermal behaviors of a three-level neutral-point-clamped (3L-NPC) inverter undergoing moderate modulation index, which is typically presented during minor voltage sags of the power grid or speed changes of the electric machines. A series of new space vector m...
Design of Three-Phase Three-Level CIC T-Source Inverter with Maximum Boost Control
Shults, Tatiana; Husev, Oleksandr; Roncero-Clemente, Carlos;
2015-01-01
This paper presents guidelines for component design of the three-level three-phase T-source inverter with continuous input current under maximum boost control proposed recently. Steady state analysis under low-frequency current and voltage ripples in the dc side was made. Component sizes for both...
Lee, Kyo-Beum; Huh, Sung-Hoe; Yoo, Ji-Yoon; Blaabjerg, Frede
2005-01-01
A stable sensorless controller for DTC of induction motor fed by three-level inverter using the Radial Basis Function Network (RBFN) is presented in this paper. The torque ripple can be drastically reduced and low speed performance can be obtained in the DTC system for high performance induction ...
Diagnosis and Tolerant Strategy of an Open-Switch Fault for T-type Three-Level Inverter Systems
Choi, Uimin; Lee, Kyo Beum; Blaabjerg, Frede
2014-01-01
-tolerant strategy is explained by dividing into two cases: the faulty condition of half-bridge switches and the neutral-point switches. The performance of the T-type inverter system improves considerably by the proposed fault tolerant algorithm when a switch fails. The roposed method does not require additional......This paper proposes a new diagnosis method of an open-switch fault and fault-tolerant control strategy for T-type three-level inverter systems. The location of faulty switch can be identified by the average of normalized phase current and the change of the neutral-point voltage. The proposed fault...
Reliability Improvement of a T-Type Three-Level Inverter With Fault-Tolerant Control Strategy
Choi, Uimin; Blaabjerg, Frede; Lee, Kyo-Beum
2015-01-01
This paper proposes a fault-tolerant control strategy for a T-type three-level inverter when an open-circuit fault occurs. The proposed method is explained by dividing fault into two cases: the faulty condition of half-bridge switches and neutral-point switches. In case of the open-circuit fault in...... a neutral-point switch, two methods will be proposed and compared based on thermal analysis and neutral-point voltage oscillation. The reliability of T-type inverter systems is improved considerably by the proposed algorithm when a switch fails. The proposed method does not require any additional...
Birchenough, Arthur G.
2003-01-01
Improvements in the efficiency and size of DC-DC converters have resulted from advances in components, primarily semiconductors, and improved topologies. One topology, which has shown very high potential in limited applications, is the Series Connected Boost Unit (SCBU), wherein a small DC-DC converter output is connected in series with the input bus to provide an output voltage equal to or greater than the input voltage. Since the DC-DC converter switches only a fraction of the power throughput, the overall system efficiency is very high. But this technique is limited to applications where the output is always greater than the input. The Series Connected Buck Boost Regulator (SCBBR) concept extends partial power processing technique used in the SCBU to operation when the desired output voltage is higher or lower than the input voltage, and the implementation described can even operate as a conventional buck converter to operate at very low output to input voltage ratios. This paper describes the operation and performance of an SCBBR configured as a bus voltage regulator providing 50 percent voltage regulation range, bus switching, and overload limiting, operating above 98 percent efficiency. The technique does not provide input-output isolation.
A New Transformerless Single-Phase Buck-Boost AC Voltage Regulator
YALCIN, F.
2016-05-01
Full Text Available Voltage regulation is one of the important goals for electrical sources and consumers. In this paper a new transformerless single-phase AC voltage regulator based on buck-boost converter topology is presented. The regulator circuit has a simple structure using only two bidirectional active switches, one inductor and one capacitor. A closed loop control system is implemented for the proposed regulator operation. A control law depending on the instantaneous values of the regulator's real input and desired output voltage is obtained and supports the PI controller. The control law allows the controller to obtain efficient pulse width modulation (PWM switching duty ratio for the desired output voltage when the input voltage has surges or fluctuations and the output load is changed. An experimental laboratory setup has been implemented for the proposed AC voltage regulator. The obtained results demonstrate that the proposed topology is capable of and efficient for both bucking and boosting the input AC voltage to a high quality output voltage with a low total harmonic distortion (THD for different input voltage and load conditions.
Buck-Boost/Forward Hybrid Converter for PV Energy Conversion Applications
Sheng-Yu Tseng
2014-01-01
Full Text Available This paper presents a charger and LED lighting (discharger hybrid system with a PV array as its power source for electronic sign indicator applications. The charger adopts buck-boost converter which is operated in constant current mode to charge lead-acid battery and with the perturb and observe method to extract maximum power of PV arrays. Their control algorithms are implemented by microcontroller. Moreover, forward converter with active clamp circuit is operated in voltage regulation condition to drive LED for electronic sign applications. To simplify the circuit structure of the proposed hybrid converter, switches of two converters are integrated with the switch integration technique. With this approach, the proposed hybrid converter has several merits, which are less component counts, lighter weight, smaller size, and higher conversion efficiency. Finally, a prototype of LED driving system under output voltage of 10 V and output power of 20 W has been implemented to verify its feasibility. It is suitable for the electronic sign indicator applications.
Carrier-Based Common Mode Voltage Control Techniques in Three-Level Diode-Clamped Inverter
Pradyumn Chaturvedi
2012-01-01
Full Text Available Switching converters are used in electric drive applications to produce variable voltage, variable frequency supply which generates harmful large dv/dt and high-frequency common mode voltages (CMV. Multilevel inverters generate lower CMV as compared to conventional two-level inverters. This paper presents simple carrier-based technique to control the common mode voltages in multilevel inverters using different structures of sine-triangle comparison method such as phase disposition (PD, phase opposition disposition (POD by adding common mode voltage offset signal to actual reference voltage signal. This paper also presented the method to optimize the magnitude of this offset signal to reduce CMV and total harmonic distortion in inverter output voltage. The presented techniques give comparable performance as obtained in complex space vector-based control strategy, in terms of number of commutations, magnitude, and rate of change of CMV and harmonic profile of inverter output voltage. Simulation and experimental results presented confirm the effectiveness of the proposed techniques to control the common mode voltages.
Maheshwari, Ram Krishan; Munk-Nielsen, Stig; Busquets-Monge, S.
2013-01-01
A Neutral-Point-Clamped (NPC) three-level inverter with small dc-link capacitors is presented in this paper. The inverter requires zero average neutral-point current for stable neutral-point voltage. The small dc-link capacitors may not maintain capacitor voltage balance, even with zero neutral......-point current. This may happen due to nonlinearities present in the circuit. This requires a fast control of the neutral-point voltage. A simple carrier based modulation strategy which allows modeling of the neutral-point voltage dynamics as a continuous function of power drawn from the inverter is proposed...... neutral-point voltage control on the basis of the continuous model. The design method for optimum performance is discussed. The implementation of the proposed modulation strategy and the controller is very simple. The controller is implemented in a 7.5 kW induction machine based drive with only 14 ìF dc...
Anthon, Alexander; Zhang, Zhe; Andersen, Michael A. E.;
2016-01-01
. The first solution directly replaces the 1200 V primary Si IGBT switches with lower loss 1200 V SiC MOSFETs. The second solution strategically adds 600 V CoolMos FET devices to the conventional Si T-Type inverter to reduce the primary commutation losses. Semiconductor loss models, experimentally...
Neutral-point voltage dynamic model of three-level NPC inverter for reactive load
Maheshwari, Ram Krishan; Munk-Nielsen, Stig; Busquets-Monge, Sergio
2012-01-01
strategy which allows modeling the neutral-point voltage as a first-order continuous function is proposed in this paper. The new model shows that the neutral-point current is proportional to the reactive power drawn from the inverter. Since the model is a first-order model, a simple proportional controller...... is used in this paper to control the neutral-point voltage. Experimental results verifying the proposed modulation strategy and the controller are also presented in this paper....
Jie ZHANG; Ryuichi YOKOYAMA; Jinhua SHE; Win WU
2013-01-01
One problem with a single source three-level inverter is the drafting of its neutral-point voltage. This may occur during transition or when unbalanced loads are connected to the inverter system. Variation of neutral-point voltage may greatly deteriorate the power quality. In this paper, we employ an equivalent-input-disturbance approach to deal with this problem. By adding an extra neutral leg, the control problem of neutral-point voltage is converted to a disturbance rejection problem. This method suppresses the variation of the neutral-point voltage to a low level and reduces the capacity of DC-link capacitors. Simulation results show the effectiveness of the method.
Draou, Azeddine
2012-12-01
This paper presents the dynamic performance analysis of an Advanced Static Var Compensator (ASVC) using three-level neutral point-clamped voltage source inverter. The paper presents the principles of operating and the method of reference currents generation. The dynamic behaviour of the system is further analysed using Matlab/Simulink with SimPower Systems toolbox through a set of simulation tests. The results obtained have been applied to an active power filter which might lead to the design of a robust controller for current harmonics and reactive power applications
Maheshwari, Ram Krishan; Munk-Nielsen, Stig; Busquets-Monge, S.
2012-01-01
The size of passive components in an adjustable speed drive can be reduced by using small dc-link capacitors. The EMI filter in the drive also consists of passive components. The size of the filter can be reduced by using a three-level inverter, which can have low output voltage distortion. However......, the three-level inverter based on small dc-link capacitors requires a PWM strategy to maintain neutral-point voltage balance. In this paper, the common mode voltage, which is the determining factor for the EMI filter size, is analyzed for a virtual-vector-based PWM strategy. The common mode voltage...... presented. Results show that the conducted emission from the three-level inverter is lower than that of the two-level inverter. Thus, a three-level inverter requires a smaller EMI filter in motor drives with small dc-link capacitors....
Li, Peng; Zhang, Chongxiao; Kim, Junyoung; Yu, Liangyao; Zuo, Lei
2014-04-01
Regenerative semi-active suspensions can capture the previously dissipated vibration energy and convert it to usable electrical energy for powering on-board electronic devices, while achieve both the better ride comfort and improved road handling performance at the same time when certain control is applied. To achieve this objective, the power electronics interface circuit connecting the energy harvester and the electrical loads, which can perform simultaneous vibration control and energy harvesting function is in need. This paper utilized a buck-boost converter for simultaneous semi-active vibration control and energy harvesting with electromagnetic regenerative shock absorber, which utilizes a rotational generator to converter the vibration energy to electricity. It has been found that when the circuit works in discontinuous current mode (DCM), the ratio between the input voltage and current is only related to the duty cycle of the switch pulse width modulation signal. Using this property, the buck-boost converter can be used to perform semi-active vibration control by controlling the load connected between the terminals of the generator in the electromagnetic shock absorber. While performing the vibration control, the circuit always draw current from the shock absorber and the suspension remain dissipative, and the shock absorber takes no additional energy to perform the vibration control. The working principle and dynamics of the circuit has been analyzed and simulations were performed to validate the concept.
Evaluation of Resonant Damping Techniques for Z-Source Current-Type Inverter
Blaabjerg, Frede; Loh, Poh Chiang; Gajanayake, C.J.;
2008-01-01
For the renewable energy sources whose outputs vary continuously, a Z-source current-type inverter has been proposed as a possible buck-boost alternative for grid-interfacing. With a unique X-shaped LC network connected between its dc power source and inverter topology, Z-source current...
Blaabjerg, Frede; Vilathgamuwa, D. M.; Loh, Poh Chiang;
2009-01-01
-stage buck-boost inverter, recently proposed Z-source inverter (ZSI) is a good candidate for future DG systems. This paper presents a controller design for a ZSI-based DG system to improve power quality of distribution systems. The proposed control method is tested with simulation results obtained using...
Yap Hoon
2016-07-01
Full Text Available A new control technique known as inverted error deviation (IED control is incorporated into the main DC-link capacitor voltage regulation algorithm of a three-level neutral-point diode clamped (NPC inverter-based shunt active power filter (SAPF to enhance its performance in overall DC-link voltage regulation so as to improve its harmonics mitigation performances. In the SAPF controller, DC-link capacitor voltage regulation algorithms with either the proportional-integral (PI or fuzzy logic control (FLC technique have played a significant role in maintaining a constant DC-link voltage across the DC-link capacitors. However, both techniques are mostly operated based on a direct voltage error manipulation approach which is insufficient to address the severe DC-link voltage deviation that occurs during dynamic-state conditions. As a result, the conventional algorithms perform poorly with large overshoot, undershoot, and slow response time. Therefore, the IED control technique is proposed to precisely address the DC-link voltage deviation. To validate effectiveness and feasibility of the proposed algorithm, simulation work in MATLAB-Simulink and experimental implementation utilizing a TMS320F28335 Digital Signal Processor (DSP are performed. Moreover, conventional algorithms with PI and FLC techniques are tested too for comparison purposes. Both simulation and experimental results are presented, confirming the improvement achieved by the proposed algorithm in terms of accuracy and dynamic response in comparison to the conventional algorithms.
A tapped-inductor buck-boost converter for a multi-DEAP generator energy harvesting system
Dimopoulos, Emmanouil; Munk-Nielsen, Stig
2014-01-01
-down voltage conversion ratios, accompanied by low-average but relatively high-peak currents, imposes great challenges on the design of the employed power electronic converter. On top of that, the shortage of commercially-available, high-efficient, high-voltage, low-power semiconductor devices limits the...... effective operational range of the power electronic converter. In this paper, a bidirectional tapped-inductor buck-boost converter is proposed, addressing high-efficient high step-up and high step-down voltage conversion ratios, for energy harvesting applications based on DEAP generators. The effective...... operational range of the converter is extended, by replacing its high-side switch with a string of three serialized MOSFETs, to accommodate the need for high-efficient high-voltage operation. Experiments conducted on a single DEAP generator - part of a quadruple DEAP generator energy harvesting system with...
Li, Qing; Zhang, Xiao-ping; Chen, Qi
2011-12-01
The dynamic performance of a novel Buck-Boost matrix converter (BBMC) based on double-loop control strategy is put forward in this paper. The fundamental principle of BBMC has been elaborated and the method of the double-loop control strategy has been built with Matlab, and then the dynamic performances of BBMC based on the double-loop control strategy are discussed. The results show that the output voltage and frequency can be almost constant with the BBMC and double-loop control strategy despite of the changeable input voltage and frequency. Moreover, a high-quality sine output wave with low harmonic distortion can be directly obtained without filtering. So it can be drawn that the BBMC based on the double-loop control strategy has perfectly dynamic performance and practical importance to the engineering.
Shi-Zhou Xu; Feng-You He
2015-01-01
The high-power three-level explosion-proof inverters demand high thermal stability of power devices, and a set of theories and methods is needed to achieve an accurate power-loss calculation of power devices, to establish heat dissipation model, and ultimately to reduce the power loss to improve thermal stability of system. In this paper, the principle of neutral point clamped three-level (NPC3L) inverter is elaborated firstly, and a fourth-order RC equivalent circuit of IGBT is derived, on w...
Shi-Zhou Xu
2015-01-01
Full Text Available The high-power three-level explosion-proof inverters demand high thermal stability of power devices, and a set of theories and methods is needed to achieve an accurate power-loss calculation of power devices, to establish heat dissipation model, and ultimately to reduce the power loss to improve thermal stability of system. In this paper, the principle of neutral point clamped three-level (NPC3L inverter is elaborated firstly, and a fourth-order RC equivalent circuit of IGBT is derived, on which basis the power-loss model of IGBT and the optimized maternal power-loss thermal model, using an optimized power-loss algorithm, are established. Secondly, in accordance with the optimized maternal power-loss thermal model, the generic formulas of power-loss calculation are deduced to calculate the power-loss modification values of NPC3L and soft switching three-level (S3L inverters, which will be the thermal sources during thermal analysis for maternal power-loss thermal models. Finally, the experiment conducted on the 2.1 MW experimental platform shows that S3L inverter has the same excellent output characteristics with NPC3L inverter, reduces the power loss significantly by 213 W in each half-bridge, and decreases the temperature by 10°C, coinciding with the theoretical calculation, which verifies the accuracy of optimized power-loss algorithm and the effectiveness of the improvement.
Demirbaş, Şevki; Fidanboy, Hikmet; Kurt, Erol
2016-08-01
In this paper, detailed analyses of the chaotic behavior observed in a buck-boost converter are presented. Although this basic converter system is already known world-wide for the purpose of dc-dc conversion of the output of renewable energy systems, it indicates certain chaotic regimes where both the output amplitude and frequency change randomly. This chaotic regime can yield an unstable output over the resistive or resistive/inductive electrical loads. This study presents a detailed map for the regular and chaotic regions in terms of material parameters, such as converter capacitance C, resistive load R, and inductive load L. Thus, the stable area of operation for efficient and renewable electricity production will be ascertained for the studied converter system. We emphasize that the material parameters C, R, and L play important roles in generating energy from the solar cell; indeed, the stability increases with higher values of the converter capacitor and load inductance, whereas it decreases according to the resistive load. A number of periodic windows have been observed and the output frequency gives a broad-band spectrum of up to 50 kHz.
A tapped-inductor buck-boost converter for a multi-DEAP generator energy harvesting system
Dimopoulos, Emmanouil; Munk-Nielsen, Stig
2014-03-01
Interest on Dielectric ElectroActive Polymer (DEAP) generators has aroused among scientists in recent years, due to the former ones' documented advantages against competing electromagnetic and field-activated technologies. Yet, the need for bidirectional energy flow under high step-up and high step-down voltage conversion ratios, accompanied by low-average but relatively high-peak currents, imposes great challenges on the design of the employed power electronic converter. On top of that, the shortage of commercially-available, high-efficient, high-voltage, low-power semiconductor devices limits the effective operational range of the power electronic converter. In this paper, a bidirectional tapped-inductor buck-boost converter is proposed, addressing high- efficient high step-up and high step-down voltage conversion ratios, for energy harvesting applications based on DEAP generators. The effective operational range of the converter is extended, by replacing its high-side switch with a string of three serialized MOSFETs, to accommodate the need for high-efficient high-voltage operation. Experiments conducted on a single DEAP generator - part of a quadruple DEAP generator energy harvesting system with all elements installed sequentially in the same circular disk with a 90° phase shift - validate the applicability of the proposed converter, demonstrating energy harvesting of 0.26 J, at 0.5 Hz and 60% delta- strain; characterized by an energy density of 1.25 J per kg of active material.
Demirbaş, Şevki; Fidanboy, Hikmet; Kurt, Erol
2016-03-01
In this paper, detailed analyses of the chaotic behavior observed in a buck-boost converter are presented. Although this basic converter system is already known world-wide for the purpose of dc-dc conversion of the output of renewable energy systems, it indicates certain chaotic regimes where both the output amplitude and frequency change randomly. This chaotic regime can yield an unstable output over the resistive or resistive/inductive electrical loads. This study presents a detailed map for the regular and chaotic regions in terms of material parameters, such as converter capacitance C, resistive load R, and inductive load L. Thus, the stable area of operation for efficient and renewable electricity production will be ascertained for the studied converter system. We emphasize that the material parameters C, R, and L play important roles in generating energy from the solar cell; indeed, the stability increases with higher values of the converter capacitor and load inductance, whereas it decreases according to the resistive load. A number of periodic windows have been observed and the output frequency gives a broad-band spectrum of up to 50 kHz.
Maheshwari, Ram Krishan; Munk-Nielsen, Stig; Busquets-Monge, S.
2012-01-01
strategy ensures zero average neutral-point current in a switching period. A newly proposed boundary compression is used to regulate the dc-link voltage at all operating points. A description of the algorithm to implement the modulation strategy is also presented. The main advantage of the proposed......In a voltage source inverter, overmodulation is required to extend the range of operation and enhance the dc-link voltage utilization. A carrier-based implementation of a modulation strategy for the three-level neutral-point-clamped inverter is proposed for the overmodulation region. The modulation...
Chebabhi, Ali; Fellah, Mohammed Karim; Kessal, Abdelhalim; Benkhoris, Mohamed F
2016-07-01
In this paper is proposed a new balancing three-level three dimensional space vector modulation (B3L-3DSVM) strategy which uses a redundant voltage vectors to realize precise control and high-performance for a three phase three-level four-leg neutral point clamped (NPC) inverter based Shunt Active Power Filter (SAPF) for eliminate the source currents harmonics, reduce the magnitude of neutral wire current (eliminate the zero-sequence current produced by single-phase nonlinear loads), and to compensate the reactive power in the three-phase four-wire electrical networks. This strategy is proposed in order to gate switching pulses generation, dc bus voltage capacitors balancing (conserve equal voltage of the two dc bus capacitors), and to switching frequency reduced and fixed of inverter switches in same times. A Nonlinear Back Stepping Controllers (NBSC) are used for regulated the dc bus voltage capacitors and the SAPF injected currents to robustness, stabilizing the system and to improve the response and to eliminate the overshoot and undershoot of traditional PI (Proportional-Integral). Conventional three-level three dimensional space vector modulation (C3L-3DSVM) and B3L-3DSVM are calculated and compared in terms of error between the two dc bus voltage capacitors, SAPF output voltages and THDv, THDi of source currents, magnitude of source neutral wire current, and the reactive power compensation under unbalanced single phase nonlinear loads. The success, robustness, and the effectiveness of the proposed control strategies are demonstrated through simulation using Sim Power Systems and S-Function of MATLAB/SIMULINK. PMID:27018144
Benlafkih Abdessamad
2013-01-01
Full Text Available this paper presents comparative performance between Analog and digital controller on DC/DC buck-boost converter four switch. The design of power electronic converter circuit with the use of closed loop scheme needs modeling and then simulating the converter using the modeled equations. This can easily be done with the help of state equations and MATLAB/SIMULINK as a tool for simulation of those state equations. DC/DC Buckboost converter in this study is operated in buck (step-down and boost (step-up modes.
Benlafkih Abdessamad; Krit Salah-Ddine; Chafik Elidrissi Mohamed
2013-01-01
this paper presents comparative performance between Analog and digital controller on DC/DC buck-boost converter four switch. The design of power electronic converter circuit with the use of closed loop scheme needs modeling and then simulating the converter using the modeled equations. This can easily be done with the help of state equations and MATLAB/SIMULINK as a tool for simulation of those state equations. DC/DC Buckboost converter in this study is operated in buck (step-down) and boost ...
Ma, Ke; Blaabjerg, Frede
2012-01-01
investigates the loss and thermal performances of a 10 MW 3L-NPC wind power inverter undergoing Low Voltage Ride Through (LVRT) operation. A series of new space vector modulation methods are then proposed to relocate the thermal loading among the power switching devices. It is concluded that, with the proposed......The three-level neutral-point-clamped (3L-NPC) converter is a promising multilevel topology in the application of mega-watts wind power generation system. However, the growing requirements by grid codes may impose high stress and even give reliability problem to this converter topology. This paper...... modulation methods, the thermal distribution in the 3L-NPC wind power inverter undergoing LVRT becomes more equal, and the junction temperature of the most stressed devices can be also relieved. Also the control ability of DC-bus neutral point potential, which is one of the crucial considerations for the 3L...
Loh, Poh Chiang; Duan, Na; Liang, Chao;
2007-01-01
reduced component count topology. Proposing alternative configurations with a reduced active semiconductor count, this paper discusses the systematic design of a number of Z-source B4 inverters, whose buck-boost capability is attained passively by inserting LC elements and clamping diodes. Visually, the...... circuitries, hence enhancing reliability. To validate the inverter performance and practicality, experimental testing is performed with a set of representative results presented in the paper for viewing. Advantages and disadvantages of the proposed inverters, as compared to existing circuitries, are also...
A. Santhi Mary Antony; Ramya, D.; J. Sangeetha
2015-01-01
Current fed Quasi Z-Source Inverters (qZSI) have the advantages of voltage buck-boost capability, improved reliability, reduced passive component ratings, continuous input current, a common dc rail between source and inverter and unique regeneration capability. This current-fed qZSIs are bidirectional with an additional diode, unlike the voltage-fed ZSI that needs a switch to achieve bidirectional power flow. Since current fed quasi Z Source Inverter has many advantages it can be employed for...
Diagnosis method of an open-switch fault for a grid-connected T-type three-level inverter system
Choi, U. M.; Lee, K. B.; Blaabjerg, Frede
2012-01-01
This paper proposes a diagnosis method of an open-switch fault and fault-tolerant control algorithm for a grid-connected T-type three-level inverter. The location of the faulty switch is identified by using the changes of average phase current and the neutral-point voltage. The fault......-tolerant control algorithm can be used when the open switch fault occurs in the middle switches. It is achieved by simply modifying the conventional SVM method. The proposed methods are advantageous as they do not require additional sensors and they do not involve complex calculations. Therefore, this method...... is cost-effective and industrial interesting. The simulation results confirm the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed fault-diagnosis and tolerant methods....
Magnetically coupled impedance-source inverters
Loh, Poh Chiang; Blaabjerg, Frede
2012-01-01
magnetically coupled transformers or inductors to raise the gain and modulation ratio simultaneously, while reducing the number of passive components needed. A study of the approach is now presented to show how various existing magnetically coupled inverters can be derived by applying a generic methodology......Z-source inverters are a new class of inverters proposed with output voltage or current buck-boost ability. Despite their general attractiveness, there are some present limitations faced by existing Z-source inverters. Most of which are linked to their requirement for low modulation ratio at high....... The same methodology is then applied to develop more magnetically coupled Z-source inverters with advantages that have not been identified in the literature. These findings have already been proven in experiments....
Magnetically Coupled Impedance-Source Inverters
Loh, Poh Chiang; Blaabjerg, Frede
2013-01-01
magnetically coupled transformers or inductors to raise the gain and modulation ratio simultaneously, while reducing the number of passive components needed. A study of the approach is now presented to show how various existing magnetically coupled inverters can be derived by applying a generic methodology......Z-source inverters are a new class of inverters proposed with output voltage or current buck-boost ability. Despite their general attractiveness, there are some present limitations faced by existing Z-source inverters, most of which are linked to their requirement for low modulation ratio at high....... The same methodology is then applied to develop more magnetically coupled Z-source inverters with advantages that have not been identified in the literature. These findings have already been proven in experiments....
George, Libin; Gargiulo, Gaetano Dario; Lehmann, Torsten; Hamilton, Tara Julia
2016-06-01
This paper presents the design of a reconfigurable buck-boost switched-capacitor DC-DC converter suitable for use in a wide range of biomedical implants. The proposed converter has an extremely small footprint and uses a novel control method that allows coarse and fine control of the output voltage. The converter uses adaptive gain control, discrete frequency scaling and pulse-skipping schemes to regulate the power delivered to a range of output voltages and loads. Adaptive gain control is used to implement variable switching gain ratios from a reconfigurable power stage and thereby make coarse steps in output voltage. A discrete frequency scaling controller makes discrete changes in switching frequency to vary the power delivered to the load and perform fine tuning when the output voltage is within 10% of the target output voltage. The control architecture is predominately digital and it has been implemented as part of a fully-integrated switched-capacitor converter design using a standard bulk CMOS 0.18 μm process. Measured results show that the converter has an output voltage range of 1.0 to 2.2 V, can deliver up to 7.5 mW of load power and efficiency up to 75% using an active area of only 0.04 mm (2), which is significantly smaller than that of other designs. This low-area, low-complexity reconfigurable power converter can support low-power circuits in biomedical implant applications. PMID:26600247
Nine Level Inverter with Boost Converter from Renewable Energy Source
Maruthu Pandiyan.R
2015-01-01
Full Text Available A new single phase nine level multilevel inverter is proposed. The input to the proposed nine level multilevel inverter is obtained from solar panel . The solar energy obtained from the solar panel is not constant and it varies with times. In order to maintain the constant voltage obtained from the solar panel the boost converter is used to maintain the constant output voltage using MPPT ( Perturb and observe algorithm algorithm. Then the buck boost converter output voltage is stored in the battery bank. Finally the battery energy is connected to the 9 level inverter circuits. The harmonics in the inverter is eliminated by using the fuzzy logic controller. The gate pulse for the multilevel inverter is given by the fuzzy logic controller which in turn reduces the harmonics in the inverter. Then the inverter output is connected to the grid are some application.
Erdman, W.; Keller, J.; Grider, D.; VanBrunt, E.
2014-11-01
A high-efficiency, 2.3-MW, medium-voltage, three-level inverter utilizing 4.5-kV Si/SiC (silicon carbide) hybrid modules for wind energy applications is discussed. The inverter addresses recent trends in siting the inverter within the base of multimegawatt turbine towers. A simplified split, three-layer laminated bus structure that maintains low parasitic inductances is introduced along with a low-voltage, high-current test method for determining these inductances. Feed-thru bushings, edge fill methods, and other design features of the laminated bus structure provide voltage isolation that is consistent with the 10.4-kV module isolation levels. Inverter efficiency improvement is a result of the (essential) elimination of the reverse recovery charge present in 4.5-kV Si PIN diodes, which can produce a significant reduction in diode turn-off losses as well as insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) turn-on losses. The hybrid modules are supplied in industry-standard 140 mm x 130 mm and 190 mm x 130 mm packages to demonstrate direct module substitution into existing inverter designs. A focus on laminated bus/capacitor-bank/module subassembly level switching performance is presented.
A Non-isolated Three-level Dual Buck Photovoltaic Grid-connected Inverter%一种不隔离三电平双Buck光伏并网逆变器
嵇保健; 洪峰; 赵剑锋
2012-01-01
To enhance conversion efficiency,the study of photovoltaic grid-connected inverter without transformers is an important trend.In order to avoid leakage currents of grid-connected inverters without transformer,a novel three-level dual Buck grid-connected inverter was proposed,which obtained by simplifying the structure of three-level dual Buck inverters.The voltage of the stray capacitor to ground,which was clamped by the huge input capacitors,was equal to the half value of the bus voltage,so the leakage current was eliminated.The current of this topology pass through fewer elements than that of traditional topology and would not pass through body diodes,so that it could achieve higher efficiency.Meanwhile,a multi-loop control method including voltage-balancing control was proposed and analyzed.Both simulation and experimental results verify that the structure and the control method of this grid-connected inverter is correct and feasible.%为提高变换效率,无变压器式光伏并网逆变器是近年来的研究热点。针对无变压器拓扑的漏电流问题,提出一种三电平双Buck光伏并网逆变器,是在独立型双Buck三电平逆变器基础上,简化其电路结构得到。对地寄生电容电压被输入电容钳位在母线电压的一半,消除了漏电流。该拓扑续流回路经过的器件较传统拓扑数量少,且不经过性能较差的体二极管,有利于获得更高效率。还提出和分析包括均压控制在内的多环控制策略。仿真和实验验证了该结构及控制方案的正确性和可行性。
S. Suresh Kumar,
2014-01-01
Full Text Available A modified pulse width modulation technique for Z-source inverter based BLDC motor is proposed and analyzed in this project.The Z-source inverter can be used as Buck/Boost converter with lower cost and high efficiency. BLDC motors are used in electric vehicles where portability and efficiency are required. This drive system provides advantages of both BLDC motors and Z-source inverter, and can be used in fuel cell system and other adjustable speed drive application. In this project principle of modified pulse width modulation technique is implemented and simulated. The model of a three phase Z-source inverter has been discussed based on modified pulse with modulation technique. The simulation of Z-source inverter based BLDC motor is done using the MATLAB/SIMULINK.
Germán E. Melo
2014-05-01
Full Text Available Las lámparas fluorescentes compactas o CFL (compact fluorescent lamp se han convertido en uno de los tipos de iluminación más usados en la actualidad. Sin embargo, las CFL comerciales poseen en su mayoría balastros electrónicos de bajo factor de potencia. Esto genera un aumento en los niveles de distorsión del sistema de generación y distribución debido al uso masivo de estas lámparas. En el presente artículo se presenta el diseño y simulación de un balastro electrónico con corrección de factor de potencia para lámparas fluorescentes compactas. La propuesta busca evaluar la viabilidad de integrar el correcto funcionamiento, tamaño y costo de este dispositivo. La topología propuesta es una etapa buck-boost operando en modo de conducción discontinua integrada a un inversor alimentado por corriente. La alta factibilidad de implementación de esta topología es mostrada mediante simulaciones que logran un factor de potencia de 0.998 y una distorsión total armónica menor de 5 %.
Germán E. Melo
2014-08-01
Full Text Available Las lámparas fluorescentes compactas o CFL (compact fluorescent lamp se han convertido en uno de los tipos de iluminación más usados en la actualidad. Sin embargo, las CFL comerciales poseen en su mayoría balastros electrónicos de bajo factor de potencia. Esto genera un aumento en los niveles de distorsión del sistema de generación y distribución debido al uso masivo de estas lámparas. En el presente artículo se presenta el diseño y simulación de un balastro electrónico con corrección de factor de potencia para lámparas fluorescentes compactas. La propuesta busca evaluar la viabilidad de integrar el correcto funcionamiento, tamaño y costo de este dispositivo. La topología propuesta es una etapa buck-boost operando en modo de conducción discontinua integrada a un inversor alimentado por corriente. La alta factibilidad de implementación de esta topología es mostrada mediante simulaciones que logran un factor de potencia de 0.998 y una distorsión total armónica menor de 5 %.
Push-Pull Converter Fed Three-Phase Inverter for Residential and Motor Load
Samuel Rajesh Babu
2015-06-01
Full Text Available The proposed paper is an new approach for power conditioning of a PV (photo-voltaic cell array. The main objective is to investigate an approach to provide and improve the delivered electric energy by means of power conditioning structures with the use of alternative renewable resources (ARRs for remote rural residential or industrial non-linear loads. This approach employs a series-combined connected boost and buck boost DC-DC converter for power conditioning of the dc voltage provided by a photo-voltaic array. The input voltage to the combined converters is 100 V provided from two series connected PV cells, which is converted and increased to 200 V at the dc output voltage. Series-combined connected boost and buck-boost DC-DC converters operate alternatively. This helps to reduce the input ripple current and provide the required 400 Vdc on a sinusoidal PWM three-phase inverter. Analysis of the two series-combined DC-DC converters is presented along with simulation results. Simulations of the series-combined DC-DC converters are presented with an output DC voltage of 200 V and a maximum output load of Po = 600 W.
A. Santhi Mary Antony
2015-06-01
Full Text Available Current fed Quasi Z-Source Inverters (qZSI have the advantages of voltage buck-boost capability, improved reliability, reduced passive component ratings, continuous input current, a common dc rail between source and inverter and unique regeneration capability. This current-fed qZSIs are bidirectional with an additional diode, unlike the voltage-fed ZSI that needs a switch to achieve bidirectional power flow. Since current fed quasi Z Source Inverter has many advantages it can be employed for motor drive applications such as Brushless DC motor (BLDC drive. Therefore this study proposes the use of qZSI for BLDC motor. The simulation results for the same are presented in this study.
Gajanayake, C.J.; Vilathgamuwa, D.M.; Loh, P.C.;
2007-01-01
utility has an obligation to deliver a quality supply to consumers. Interestingly, with the increase in energy demand and penetration of renewable sources, generation units popularly known as Distributed Generators (DGs) are increasingly connected at the distribution level. Most of these sources are...... functions of the power distribution like harmonics and unbalance mitigation etc. Moreover, some of these DG sources have large operating ranges demanding special converters with wide operating range. Being a single stage buck-boost inverter, recently proposed Z-source inverter is a good candidate for future...... DG systems. Considering these factors, this paper presents the controller design for a Z-source inverter based DG system to improve the power quality of distribution systems. To improve the reference tracking and to eliminate harmonics, a p+resonance and repetitive controller designed using a simple...
E.Rajendran
2013-10-01
Full Text Available Wind energy is a leader area of application for variable-speed generators operating on the constant grid frequency. This paper depicts the power quality enhancement in wind power system using permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG and Quasi Z-source Inverter. The PMSG is connected to the power network by means of a quasi z-source inverter (qZSI. The PMSG are used by these technologies due to extraordinary characteristics such as a smaller amount weight and volume, superior performance, eradicate the gear box and no need of peripheral power in permanent magnet excitation. The PMSG overcome the induction generator and other generators, because of their splendid performances without take up the grid power. But Induction Generator always needs the grid connectionfor getting power to start. In this paper the quasi Z-source inverter is a present that is a novel topology conjugated from the traditional Z source Inverter. The qZSI inherits all the advantages of the ZSI, that is performs buck-boost, inversion and power control in wind energy conversion system (WECS Moreover, the proposed qZSI the matchless advantages of less component ratings and stable dc current from the source. All over boost control methods are built for the ZSI can be used by the qZSI .This Paper presents hysteresis current control technique for the quasi Z- source inverter.
王建渊; 雷国惠; 钟彦儒
2015-01-01
中点电位不平衡是二极管中点箝位( NPC)型三电平逆变器存在的固有问题，在学术及工程实践中受到了广泛关注。中点电位平衡控制方法可以分为两大类，硬件和软件方法，基于硬件的控制方法主要是依靠外部电路调整，一般通过Boost和Buck等电路对电容进行充放电来调节中点电位以达到平衡，因而增加了整个逆变器的成本。在深入分析引起中点电位不平衡因素的基础上介绍了一种提高中点电位鲁棒性的滞环控制+精确控制策略。该控制策略将滞环控制与精确控制方法相结合，设置一定的环宽作为两种算法的切换条件，超出设定环宽使用滞环控制，在环宽内使用精确控制方法。进行了仿真和实验验证，结果证明该方法解决了滞环控制粗略、存在控制盲区并且控制效果受功率因数影响大的问题，同时弥补了精确控制中当中点电压发生偏移以后不具备将中点电位拉回平衡点的能力。有效地抑制中点电位波动，提高中点电位控制的鲁棒性。%The unbalance of neutral-point potential is an inherent problem of three-level neutral point clamped ( NPC) inverter, it is paid wide range attention in academic research and engineering practice. This NPC method is divided into two types:hardware and software method. The hardware method mainly depends on external circuit to adjust, in with Boost and Buck circuit are used to control the capacitor charge and discharge and implement the balance of neutral point voltage. This method increases the cost of whole inverter. The factors were analyzed which cause the unbalance of neutral-point voltage, and one hysteresis and precise control strategy of improving the robustness of neutral-point voltage was introduced. This control strategy combines hysteresis control with precise control,and a certain band width is set as the two different control methods switching condition. If the
Elakhdar BENYOUSSEF
2014-02-01
Full Text Available This paper presents a direct torque control strategy for double star synchronous machine fed by two three-level inverters. The analysis of the torque and the stator flux linkage reference frame shows that the concept of direct torque control can be extended easily to double star synchronous machine. The proposed approach consists to replace the switching tables by one artificial neural networks controller. The output switching states vectors of the artificial neural networks controller are used to control the two three-level inverters. Simulations results are given to show the effectiveness and the robustness of the suggested control method.
Pérez Germán, Javer
2012-01-01
The PRIMES laboratory is a common platform shared by academics and industrialists around power electronics problems such as high temperature packaging or power electronics reliability. Because of its new development, new equipments have to be d In the field of power electronics, a multilevel inverter has to be designed. The main objective of this EPS project is to design the multilevel inverter. Some tasks could be : 1. Choice of the power converter architecture, 2. Simulati...
Three levels of data-driven science
Igarashi, Yasuhiko; Nagata, Kenji; Kuwatani, Tatsu; Omori, Toshiaki; Nakanishi-Ohno, Yoshinori; Okada, Masato
2016-03-01
A research project, called “the Initiative for High-dimensional Data-Driven Science through Deepening of Sparse Modeling” is introduced. A concept, called the three levels of data-driven science, is proposed to untie the complicated relation between many fields and many methods. This concept claims that any problem of data analysis should be discussed at different three levels: computational theory, modeling, and representation/algorithm. Based on the concept, how to choose a suitable method among several candidates is discussed through our study on spectral deconvolution. In addition, how to find a universal problem across the disciplines is presented by explaining our proposed ES-SVM method. Moreover, it is illustrated that the hierarchical structure of data analysis should be visualized and shared. From these discussions, we believe that data-driven science is mother of science, namely, a scientific framework that drives many fields of science.
Control and design of full-bridge three-level converter for renewable energy sources
Yao, Zhilei; Xu, Jing; Guerrero, Josep M.
2015-01-01
Output voltage of renewable energy sources, such as fuel cell and PV cell, is often low and varies widely with load and environmental conditions. Therefore, the high step-up DC-DC converter is needed between renewable energy sources and the grid-connected inverter. However, voltage stress of...... rectifier diodes is high and filter is large in traditional voltage-source converters in a wide input-voltage range. In order to solve the aforementioned problems, a full-bridge (FB) three-level (TL) converter is proposed. It can operate at both two-level and three-level modes, so it is suitable for wide...
Three-level cervical disc herniation
St. Iencean Andrei
2015-09-01
Full Text Available Multilevel cervical degenerative disc disease is well known in the cervical spine pathology, with radicular syndromes or cervical myelopathy. One or two level cervical herniated disc is common in adult and multilevel cervical degenerative disc herniation is common in the elderly, with spinal stenosis, and have the same cause: the gradual degeneration of the disc. We report the case of a patient with two level cervical disc herniation (C4 – C5 and C5 – C6 treated by anterior cervical microdiscectomy both levels and fusion at C5 – C6; after five years the patient returned with left C7 radiculopathy and MRI provided the image of a left C6 – C7 disc herniation, he underwent an anterior microsurgical discectomy with rapid relief of symptoms. Three-level cervical herniated disc are rare in adults, and the anterior microdiscectomy with or without fusion solve this pathology.
Oleschuk, Valentin; Blaabjerg, Frede
of the voltage waveforms during the whole control range including overmodulation. Continuous, discontinuous and "direct-direct" schemes of synchronous PWM with both algebraic and trigonometric control functions have been analysed and compared. Simulations give the behaviour of the proposed methods...
Oleschuk, Valentin; Blaabjerg, Frede
of the voltage waveforms during the whole control range including overmodulation. Continuous, discontinuous and "direct-direct" schemes of synchronous PWM with both algebraic and trigonometric control functions have been analysed and compared. Simulations give the behaviour of the proposed methods...
K.Mohan Krishna
2015-12-01
Full Text Available Multilevel inverter topology has developed recently as a very important alternative in the area of high power medium voltage energy control. In multilevel inverter, thethree basic types of topologies used are diode clamped inverter (neutral point clamped, capacitorclamped (flying capacitor and cascaded multi cell with separate dc sources. Multilevel inverters are used in medium voltage and high power applications with less harmonic contents. This paper proposes a software implementation of neutral point clamped (NPC three level voltage source inverter using space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM techniques. The inverter feeds an electrical system which is controlled by field oriented control (FOC.The improvement of the control technique is achieved using intelligence techniques. The operation of the electrical system is verified in steady state and transient state responses. This software implementation is performed by using matlab/Simulink software. This paper gives comparison between SVPWM three phase three level with neutral point clamped and without neutral point clamped. Finally, the comparative study of different techniques was implemented.
Dai, Hong-Yi; Zhang, Ming; Li, Cheng-Zu
2008-04-01
We present a scheme for probabilistically teleporting an unknown three-level bipartite entangled state by using a partial entangled three-level bipartite state as quantum channel. This scheme can be directly generalized to probabilistically teleport an unknown three-level k-particle entangled state by a partial three-level bipartite entangled state. All kinds of unitary transformations are given in detail. We calculate the successful total probability and the total classical communication cost required for this scheme.
Hybrid-Source Impedance Networks
Li, Ding; Gao, Feng; Loh, Poh Chiang;
2010-01-01
Hybrid-source impedance networks have attracted attention among researchers because of their flexibility in performing buck-boost energy conversion. To date, three distinct types of impedance networks can be summarized for implementing voltage-type inverters with another three types summarized...... for current-type inverters. These impedance networks can in principle be combined into two generic network entities, before multiple of them can further be connected together by applying any of the two proposed generalized cascading concepts. The resulting two-level and three-level inverters implemented using...... the cascaded networks would have a higher output voltage gain and other unique advantages that currently have not been investigated yet. It is anticipated that these advantages would help the formed inverters find applications in photovoltaic and other renewable systems, where a high voltage gain is usually...
Analytic Solutions of Three-Level Dressed-Atom Model
WANG Zheng-Ling; YIN Jian-Ping
2004-01-01
On the basis of the dressed-atom model, the general analytic expressions for the eigenenergies, eigenstates and their optical potentials of the A-configuration three-level atom system are derived and analysed. From the calculation of dipole matrix element of different dressed states, we obtain the spontaneous-emission rates in the dressed-atom picture. We find that our general expressions of optical potentials for the three-level dressed atom can be reduced to the same as ones in previous references under the approximation of a small saturation parameter. We also analyse the dependences of the optical potentials of a three-level 85Rb atom on the laser detuning and the dependences of spontaneous-emission rates on the radial position in the dark hollow beam, and discuss the probability (population) evolutions of dressed-atomic eigenstates in three levels in the hollow beam.
Hierarchical Three-level Ontology for Text Processing
Gladun, Victor; Velychko, Vitalii; Svyatogor, Leonid
2008-01-01
The principal feature of ontology, which is developed for a text processing, is wider knowledge representation of an external world due to introduction of three-level hierarchy. It allows to improve semantic interpretation of natural language texts.
Three-Level 48-Pulse STATCOM with Pulse Width Modulation
Singh, Bhim; Srinivas, Kadagala Venkata
2016-03-01
In this paper, a new control strategy of a three-level 48-pulse static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) is proposed with a constant dc link voltage and pulse width modulation at fundamental frequency switching. The proposed STATCOM is realized using eight units of three-level voltage source converters (VSCs) to form a three-level 48-pulse STATCOM. The conduction angle of each three-level VSC is modulated to control the ac converter output voltage, which controls the reactive power of the STATCOM. A fuzzy logic controller is used to control the STATCOM. The dynamic performance of the STATCOM is studied for the control of the reference reactive power, the reference terminal voltage and under the switching of inductive and capacitive loads.
Coherently driven three-level laser with parametric amplifier
Alebachew, E
2005-01-01
The aim of this paper is to study the squeezing and statistical properties of the light produced by a three-level laser whose cavity contains a parametric amplifier. We consider the case in which the top and bottom levels of the three-level atoms, in a cascade configuration, injected into the laser cavity are coupled by a strong coherent light. The maximum squeezing attainable in this quantum optical system is about 74%.
Sliding Mode Control of Three Levels Back-To-Back VSC-HVDC System Using Space Vector Modulation
Bouafia Saber
2014-03-01
Full Text Available In this study, a sliding mode strategy proposed to control a three levels Back-to-Back High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC system based on the three-level voltage source converter (VSC. The voltage-balancing control of two split DC capacitors of the VSC-HVDC system is achieved using three-level space vector modulation with balancing strategy based on the effective use of the redundant switching states of the inverter voltage vectors. Finally, a complete simulation of the VSC-HVDC system validates the efficiency of the proposed strategy law. Compared to the conventional control, Sliding Mode Control scheme for the VSC-HVDC system shows the attractive advantages such as offering high tracking accuracy, fast dynamic response and good robustness.
Three level MV converter using series connected IGBT's
Munk-Nielsen, Stig; Vaerens, M.C.P.; Sundvall, J.
2009-01-01
A simple method of serial connecting IGBT's is applied and standard low voltage IGBT modules are used in the MV test inverter to evaluate the method. The dc link voltage is 2.4 kV and the RMS output line to line voltage is 1.7kV. The method works and test experiences are presented in paper....
A Tapped-Inductor Buck-Boost Converter for a Dielectric ElectroActive Polymer Generator
Dimopoulos, Emmanouil; Munk-Nielsen, Stig
2014-01-01
Energy harvesting applications based on Dielectric ElectroActive Polymer (DEAP) generators have been in the spotlight in recent years after the latter ones’ documented advantages against competing electromagnetic and field-activated technologies. Yet, the need for bidirectional energy flow under...... high step-up and high step-down voltage conversion ratios, accompanied by low-average but relatively high-peak currents, imposes great challenges on the design of the employed power electronic converter. In addition, the effective operational range of the converter is usually limited by the lack of...
Start Up Current Control of Buck-Boost Convertor-Fed Serial DC Motor
Yusuf SÖNMEZ; Mahir DURSUN; GÜVENÇ, Uğur; Cemal YILMAZ
2009-01-01
Generally, DC motors are given preference for industrial applications such as electric locomotives, cranes, goods lifts. Because of they have high starting moment; they initially start with high current. This high start-up current must be decreased since it may damage windings of the motor and increases power consumption. It could be controlled by an appropriate driver system and controller. The nature of fuzzy logic control has adaptive characteristics that can achieve robust response to a s...
On-Chip Buck-Boost Power Supply for Power Amplifiers
Oroug, Ole
2006-01-01
The increasing use of low voltage portable devices and growing requirements of functionalities embedded into such devices, efficient power management techniques are needed for longer battery life. The efficiency of battery-operated portable applications can be improved by increasing the efficiency of power amplifiers. By dynamically changing the supply voltage from the fixed battery supply using a DC-DC converter, the power amplifier can be operated with high efficiency during power back-off....
Using Averaged Modeling for Capacitors Voltages Observer in NPC Inverter
Bassem Omri
2012-01-01
Full Text Available This paper developed an adaptive observer to estimate capacitors voltages of a three-level neutral-point-clamped (NPC inverter. A robust estimated method using one parameter is proposed, which eliminates the voltages sensors. An averaged modeling of the inverter was used to develop the observer. This kind of modeling allows a good trade-off between simulation cost and precision. Circuit model of the inverter (implemented in Simpower Matlab simulator associated to the observer algorithm was used to validate the proposed algorithm.
On hybrid states of two and three level atoms
Billionnet, C.
2005-01-01
We calculate atom-photon resonances in the Wigner-Weisskopf model, admitting two photons and choosing a particular coupling function. We also present a rough description of the set of resonances in a model for a three-level atom coupled to the photon field. We give a general picture of matter-field resonances these results fit into.
Zhao, Zilai [General Motors LLC, Detroit, MI (United States); Gough, Charles [General Motors LLC, Detroit, MI (United States)
2016-04-22
The goal of this Cooperative Agreement was the development of a Next Generation Inverter for General Motors’ electrified vehicles, including battery electric vehicles, range extended electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. The inverter is a critical electronics component that converts battery power (DC) to and from the electric power for the motor (AC).
Siwakoti, Yam P.; Town, Graham; Loh, Poh Chiang;
2014-01-01
This paper introduces a new 3-phase Y-source inverter whose gain is presently not matched by classical impedance-network-based inverters operating at the same duty ratio. The proposed network uses a tightly coupled transformer with three windings. By squeezing the shoot-through range while keepin...
Cavity quantum interferences with three-level atoms
Ceban, Victor; Macovei, Mihai A.
2016-05-01
We discuss quantum interference phenomena in a system consisting from a laser driven three-level ladder-type emitter possessing orthogonal transition dipoles and embedded in a leaking optical resonator. The cavity mean-photon number vanishes due to the destructive nature of the interference phenomena. The effect occurs for some particular parameter regimes which were identified. Furthermore, upper bare-state population inversion occurs as well.
A Three-level 4 x 3 Conventinal Matrix Converter
Rong, Runjie; Loh, Poh Chiang; Wang, Peter;
2007-01-01
This paper proposes a topology of a three-level 4 × 3 conventional matrix converter with 12 bi-directional switches. PWM control and modulation index compensation have been investigated. Operation theory has been verified by the simulation results using Matlab. The simulation results show that the...... switching output performance of the proposed matrix converter is more efficient than that of existing matrix converters....
Illustrating Polymerization using Three-level Model Fusion
Kolesar, Ivan; Parulek, Julius; Viola, Ivan; Bruckner, Stefan; Stavrum, Anne-Kristin; Hauser, Helwig
2014-01-01
Research in cell biology is steadily contributing new knowledge about many different aspects of physiological processes like polymerization, both with respect to the involved molecular structures as well as their related function. Illustrations of the spatio-temporal development of such processes are not only used in biomedical education, but also can serve scientists as an additional platform for in-silico experiments. In this paper, we contribute a new, three-level modeling approach to illu...
Interactively illustrating polymerization using three-level model fusion
Kolesar, Ivan; Parulek, Julius; Viola, Ivan; Bruckner, Stefan; Stavrum, Anne-Kristin; Hauser, Helwig
2014-01-01
Background Research in cell biology is steadily contributing new knowledge about many aspects of physiological processes, both with respect to the involved molecular structures as well as their related function. Illustrations of the spatio-temporal development of such processes are not only used in biomedical education, but also can serve scientists as an additional platform for in-silico experiments. Results In this paper, we contribute a new, three-level modeling approach to illustrate phys...
Geometric Phase of Three-level Systems in Interferometry
Sanders, B C; Bartlett, S D; Zhang, W; Sanders, Barry C.; Guise, Hubert de; Bartlett, Stephen D.; Zhang, Weiping
2001-01-01
We present the first scheme for producing and measuring an Abelian geometric phase shift in a three-level system where states are invariant under a non-Abelian group. In contrast to existing experiments and proposals for experiments, based on U(1)-invariant states, our scheme geodesically evolves U(2)-invariant states in a four-dimensional SU(3)/U(2) space and is physically realized via a three-channel optical interferometer.
Long-lasting inverted photon echo and optical memory
Akhmediev, N.N.; Borisov, B.S.; Zuikov, V.A.; Samartsev, V.V.; Stel' makh, M.F.
1988-06-01
Experimental results are presented on the formation of the long-lasting inverted stimulated photon echo in the LaF3:Pr(3+) crystal. The physics of this phenomenon is explained on the basis of a three-level model. The feasibility of using this echo effect in the development of optical-memory systems is considered. 18 references.
Nagarathna M
2015-06-01
Full Text Available Solar energy the most efficient, eco-friendly and abundantly available energy source in the nature. It can be converted into electrical energy in cost effective manner. In recent years, the interest in solar energy has risen due to surging oil prices and environmental concern. In many remote or underdeveloped areas, direct access to an electric grid is impossible and a photovoltaic inverter system would make life much simpler and more convenient. With this in mind, it is aimed to design, build, and test a solar panel inverter. This inverter system could be used as backup power during outages, battery charging, or for typical household applications. The main components of this solar system are solar cell, dc to dc boost converters, and inverter. Sine wave push pull inverter topology is used for inverter. In this topology only two MOSFETs are used and isolation requirement between control circuit and power circuit is also less which helps to decrease the cost of solar inverter.
Chennai Salim
2011-09-01
Full Text Available The increased use of nonlinear devices in the industry has resulted in the direct increase of harmonic distortion in power systems during these last years. Active filter systems are proposed to mitigate current harmonics generated by nonlinear loads. The conventional scheme based on a two-level voltage source inverter controlled by a hysteresis controller has several disadvantages and cannot be used for medium or high-power applications. To overcome these drawbacks and improve the APF performance, there’s a great tendency to use multilevel inverters controlled by intelligent controllers. Three level (NPC inverter is one of the most widely used topologies in various industrial applications such as machine drives and power factor compensators. On the other hand, artificial neural networks are under study and investigation in other power electronics applications. In order to gain the advantages of the three-level inverter and artificial neural networks and to reduce the complexity of classical control schemes, a new active power filter configuration controlled by two MLPNN (Multi-Layer Perceptron Neural Network is proposed in this paper. The first ANN is used to replace the PWM current controller, and the second one to maintain a constant dc link voltage across the capacitors and compensate the inverter power losses. The performance of the global system, including power and control circuits is evaluated by Matlab-Simulink and SimPowerSystem Toolbox simulation. The obtained results confirm the effectiveness of the proposed control scheme.
Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius; Andersen, Michael A. E.
2011-01-01
controller design much simpler. The decoupling principle including the driving signal synthesis and the neutral point potential variation are analyzed detailed. It is found that switching losses can be reduced by one third and the voltage balance between the dividing dc link capacitors can be achieved...
Ionization characteristics of three-level atoms by nonmonochromatic lasers
Ionization characteristics of two-step excitation by two intense nonmonochromatic (finite bandwidth) lasers are investigated. By approximating the laser fields by a stochastic model of a chaotic field, the stochastic atomic-density-matrix equations for three-level atoms are first obtained. Comparing with the analytical solution, the accuracy of our model is confirmed. By using this model, the ionization characteristics are studied in detail as a function of laser bandwidth. The dependence of laser bandwidth on the Doppler averaged ionization probability is also investigated. (author)
Design of a Fully Integrated Three-Level Buck Converter
Y. Neelima*,
2014-08-01
Full Text Available Dynamic response of a converter plays an important role in many applications which change load in a rapid manner, especially in POL (Point of load applicant ions. Here a new method for improving the dynamic response of a converter is presented. Here separate control schemes are implemented during steady state as well as transient load conditions. A three level buck converter topology with fast transient response is discussed here. This topology does not require a soft start up circuitry for three level buck converters. Simulation model is done in Matlab/Simulink and the result shows a great improvement in dynamic response of the system. The 3-level converter enables smaller inductors (1 NH than a buck, while generating a wide range of output voltages compared to a 1/2 model capacitor converter. The test-chip prototype delivers up to 0.85 a load current while generating output voltages from 0.4 to 1.4 V from a 2.4 V input supply. It achieves 77% peak efficiency at power density of 0.1 W/mm and 63% efficiency at maximum power density of 0.3 W/mm.
Semistar Invertibility on Integral Domains
Marco Fontana; Giampaolo Picozza
2005-01-01
A natural development of the recent work about semistar operations leads to investigate the concept of "semistar invertibility". Here, we show the existence of a "theoretical obstruction" for extending many results, proved for star-invertibility, to the semistar case. For this reason, we introduce two distinct notions of invertibility in the semistar setting (called *-invertibility and quasi-*-invertibility), we discuss the motivations of these "two levels" of invertibility and we extend, accordingly, many classical results proved for the d-, v-, t- and w-invertibility.
Ming-Hung Chen
2015-06-01
Full Text Available This paper describes the design and implementation of three-level power converters for wind-driven permanent-magnet synchronous generators with unbalanced loads. To increase voltage stress and reduce current harmonics in the electrical power generated by a wind generator, a three-phase, three-level rectifier is used. Because a synchronous rotating frame is used on the AC-input side, the use of a neutral-point-clamped controller is proposed to increase the power factor to unity and reduce current harmonics. Furthermore, a novel six-leg inverter is proposed for transferring energy from the DC voltage to a three-phase, four-wire AC source with a constant voltage and a constant frequency. The power converters also contain output transformers and filters for power buffering and filtering, respectively. All three output phase voltages are fed back to control the inverter output during load variations. A digital signal processor is used as the core control device for implementing a 1.5 kV, 75 kW drive system. Experimental data show that the power factor is successfully increased to unity and the total current harmonic distortion is 3.2% on the AC-input side. The entire system can attain an efficiency of 91%, and the voltage error between the upper and lower capacitors is approximately zero. Experimental results that confirm the high performance of the proposed system are presented.
Exploration and Planning in a Three-Level Cognitive Architecture
Kraft, Dirk; Baseski, Emre; Popovic, Mila;
2008-01-01
We describe an embodied cognitive system based on a three-level architecture that includes a sensorimotor layer, a mid-level layer that stores and reasons about object-action episodes, and a high-level symbolic planner that creates abstract action plans to be realised and possibly further specified...... by the lower levels. The system works in two modes, exploration and plan execution, that both make use of the same architecture. We give results of different sub-processes as well as their interaction. In particular, we describe the generation and execution of plans as well as a set of learning...... processes that take place independently of, or in parallel with, plan execution....
Consciousness, Mind, and Spirit: Three Levels of Human Cognition
Andrej Ule
2015-10-01
Full Text Available The article elucidates three important concepts and realities that refer to cognitive phenomena and are often (mistakenly used as synonyms: consciousness (slo. zavest, mind (slo. um, and spirit (slo. duh. They present three levels of human cognition: individual-experiential, individual-mental, and trans-individual-mental. Simply put: the concept of consciousness pertains to the waking mental life of a human being, while the concept of mind pertains to the ability and activity to consciously comprehend and understand contents and objects of human activity. I delineate three “types” of spirit: personal spirit, objective spirit, and the objectification of spirit in productions of human culture; I have doubts, however, about the existence of cosmic or super-cosmic dimensions of spirit, although some interpretations of quantum physics and modern cosmology suggest that such dimensions are possible.
Matched Pulse Propagation in a Three-Level System
Park, Q H
1997-01-01
The Bãcklund transformation for the three-level Maxwell-Bloch equation is presented in the matrix potential formalism. By applying the Bãcklund transformation to a constant electric field background, we obtain a general solution for matched pulses (a pair of solitary waves) which can emit or absorb a light velocity solitary pulse but otherwise propagate with their shapes invariant. In the special case, this solution describes a steady state pulse without emission or absorption, and becomes the matched pulse solution recently obtained by Hioe and Grobe. A nonlinear superposition rule is derived from the solitons as well as nonabelian breathers. Various new features of these solutions are addressed. In particular, we analyze in detail the scattering of "invertons", a specific pair of different wavelength solitons one of which moving with the velocity of light. Unlike the usual case of soliton scattering, the broader inverton changes its sign through the scattering. Surprisingly, the light velocity inverton re...
Maharjan, Mamta
2013-01-01
The advancement in power electronics devices like Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT) has increased the low voltage ac drive to the medium voltage drive system. These IGBTs have higher voltage capability. For eliminating the harmonic content three level converters are chosen rather than two level converters. But these inverter switches using IGBTs should be operated in low switching frequency so that the huge loss associated with switching loss is reduced to large extent. When switching...
Maharjan, Mamta
2013-01-01
The advancement in power electronics devices like Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT) has increased the low voltage ac drive to the medium voltage drive system. These IGBTs have higher voltage capability. For eliminating the harmonic content three level converters are chosen rather than two level converters. But these inverter switches using IGBTs should be operated in low switching frequency so that the huge loss associated with switching loss is reduced to large extent. When switching...
A Novel Space Vector Technique for the Direct Three-level Matrix Converter
C. Agees Kumar
2014-10-01
Full Text Available This study proposes a novel Direct Torque Control (DTC method for the Direct Three level Matrix Converter (DTMC, which uses both the input phase voltage vectors (short vectors and the input line voltage vectors (long vectors. The problem of voltage imbalance at the input filter capacitance due to the use of the short vectors is addressed with an additional voltage hysteresis comparator. With the errors of torque, flux, sin Ψ and the neutral point voltage, an Optimum Switching Table (OST is designed for the DTMC. The OST generates the necessary switching signals for the DTC of the DTMC. The DTMC topology with the modified ISVM technique reduces the THD at the output. The proposed DTMC Indirect Space Vector pulse width Modulation (ISVM technique uses the idea of multilevel inverter SVM technique along with the proposed neutral current balancing strategy for generating the firing pulses. The switching loss model for the DTMC is developed and the performance of the DTMC is compared with that of the Conventional Matrix Converter (CMC. The performance of the proposed DTC technique for the DTMC is evaluated through simulation to explain the reduced torque ripple characteristics. To validate the proposed DTMC ISVM technique, a 3 kVA direct multilevel matrix converter prototype was developed.
Dai Hongyi; Zhang Ming; Li Chengzu
2004-03-29
We propose a scheme to probabilistically teleport an unknown two-particle entangled state of three-level by using a partial entangled three-particle state of three-level as the quantum channel. Also, this scheme can be directly generalized to probabilistically teleport an unknown N-particle entangled state of three-level by using the partial entangled (N+1)-particle state of three-level as the quantum channel.
We propose a scheme to probabilistically teleport an unknown two-particle entangled state of three-level by using a partial entangled three-particle state of three-level as the quantum channel. Also, this scheme can be directly generalized to probabilistically teleport an unknown N-particle entangled state of three-level by using the partial entangled (N+1)-particle state of three-level as the quantum channel
As directed by a written development plan (CRWMS M andO 1999a), a conceptual model for water entering the drift and reacting with the invert materials is to be developed. The purpose of this conceptual model is to assist Performance Assessment Operations (PAO) and its Engineered Barrier Performance Department in modeling the geochemical environment within a repository drift, thus allowing PAO to provide a more detailed and complete in-drift geochemical model abstraction, and to answer the key technical issues (KTI) raised in the NRC Issue Resolution Status Report (IRSR) for the Evolution of the Near-Field Environment (NFE), Revision 2 (NRC 1999). This AMR also seeks to: (1) Develop a logical conceptual model for physical/chemical interactions between seepage and the invert materials; (2) screen potential processes and reactions that may occur between seepage and invert to evaluate the potential consequences of the interactions; and (3) outline how seepage/invert processes may be quantified. This document provides the conceptual framework for screening out insignificant processes and for identifying and evaluating those seepage/invert interactions that have the potential to be important to subsequent PAO analyses including the Engineered Barrier System (EBS) physical and chemical model abstraction effort. This model has been developed to serve as a basis for the in-drift geochemical analyses performed by PAO. Additionally, the concepts discussed within this report may also apply to certain near and far-field geochemical processes and may have conceptual application within the unsaturated zone (UZ) and saturated zone (SZ) transport modeling efforts. The seepage/invert interactions will not directly affect any principal factors
Highlights: → Employing the BLDC motor in water pumping systems. → Utilizing the ZSI as a single-stage power converter in the PV water pumping systems based on BLDC motor. → Improvement of the conventional IC MPPT method with the fuzzy logic control scheme to save more energy from the PV array. → Taking the advantages of the DTC drive of the BLDC motor. → Optimizing the water pumping system speed response characteristic by PSO. - Abstract: This paper discusses operation performance of a water pumping system consist of a brushless dc (BLDC) motor coupled a centrifugal pump and accompanying a Z-source inverter (ZSI) fed by a photovoltaic (PV) array, to be improved. Despite conventional double-stage power converters, this paper proposes utilizing a single-stage ZSI to extract the maximum power of the PV array and supply the BLDC motor simultaneously. Utilizing the ZSI provides some inherent advantages such as high efficiency and low cost, which is very promising for PV systems due to its novel voltage buck/boost capability. In addition, in order to precisely perform the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) of the PV array the fuzzy logic-incremental conductance (FL-IC) MPPT scheme is proposed. The proposed FL-IC MPPT scheme provides enough modification to the conventional IC method to enjoy an appropriate variable step size MPPT control signal for the ZSI. Moreover, direct torque control (DTC) is found more effective in comparison with hysteresis current control with current shaping to drive the BLDC motor, because it benefits from faster torque response, reduced torque ripple, less sensitivity to parameters variations, and simple implementation. In the mean time, due to the frequently variations of the PV power generation; delivered mechanical power to the centrifugal pump is variable. Thus, the BLDC motor should be driven with variable reference speed. In order to improve the speed transient response of the BLDC motor and enhance the energy saving aspect of
Mozaffari Niapour, S.A.KH., E-mail: s.a.kh.mozaffari.niapour@gmail.com [Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, 51664 Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Danyali, S.; Sharifian, M.B.B.; Feyzi, M.R. [Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, 51664 Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
2011-08-15
Highlights: {yields} Employing the BLDC motor in water pumping systems. {yields} Utilizing the ZSI as a single-stage power converter in the PV water pumping systems based on BLDC motor. {yields} Improvement of the conventional IC MPPT method with the fuzzy logic control scheme to save more energy from the PV array. {yields} Taking the advantages of the DTC drive of the BLDC motor. {yields} Optimizing the water pumping system speed response characteristic by PSO. - Abstract: This paper discusses operation performance of a water pumping system consist of a brushless dc (BLDC) motor coupled a centrifugal pump and accompanying a Z-source inverter (ZSI) fed by a photovoltaic (PV) array, to be improved. Despite conventional double-stage power converters, this paper proposes utilizing a single-stage ZSI to extract the maximum power of the PV array and supply the BLDC motor simultaneously. Utilizing the ZSI provides some inherent advantages such as high efficiency and low cost, which is very promising for PV systems due to its novel voltage buck/boost capability. In addition, in order to precisely perform the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) of the PV array the fuzzy logic-incremental conductance (FL-IC) MPPT scheme is proposed. The proposed FL-IC MPPT scheme provides enough modification to the conventional IC method to enjoy an appropriate variable step size MPPT control signal for the ZSI. Moreover, direct torque control (DTC) is found more effective in comparison with hysteresis current control with current shaping to drive the BLDC motor, because it benefits from faster torque response, reduced torque ripple, less sensitivity to parameters variations, and simple implementation. In the mean time, due to the frequently variations of the PV power generation; delivered mechanical power to the centrifugal pump is variable. Thus, the BLDC motor should be driven with variable reference speed. In order to improve the speed transient response of the BLDC motor and enhance
Decoherence in a driven three-level system
Rau, A R P; Zhao, Weichang
2003-01-01
Dissipation and decoherence, and the evolution from pure to mixed states in quantum physics are handled through master equations for the density matrix. Master equations such as the Lindblad equation preserve the trace of this matrix. Viewing them as first-order time-dependent operator equations for the elements of the density matrix, a unitary integration procedure can be adapted to solve for these matrix elements. A simple model for decoherence preserves the hermiticity of the density matrix. A single, classical Riccati equation is the only one requiring numerical handling to obtain a full solution of the quantum evolution. The procedure is general, valid for any number of levels, but is illustrated here for a three-level system with two driving fields. For various choices of the initial state, we study the evolution of the system as a function of the amplitudes, relative frequencies and phases of the driven fields, and of the strength of the decoherence. The monotonic growth of the entropy is followed as t...
Stabilization of invert emulsions
Agishev, M.Kh.
1978-10-01
The technology is given for developing emulsifier-salts of diethylenetriamine and oxidized waste products during the production of fatty acids in order to make invert emulsions that are used in the drilling of oil wells. 6 references, 3 figures, 1 table
Rippel, W. E.; Edwards, D. B.
1984-01-01
Commutation by field-effect transistor allows more efficient operation. High voltage field-effect transistor (FET) controls silicon controlled rectifiers (SCR's). Circuit requires only one capacitor and one inductor in commutation circuit: simpler, more efficient, and more economical than conventional inverters. Adaptable to dc-to-dc converters.
Siwakoti, Yam Prasad; Blaabjerg, Frede; Loh, Poh Chiang
2015-01-01
This paper introduces a new inverter topology called a “quasi-Y-source inverter”. The proposed inverter inherits all the advantages of the original Y-source inverter. In addition, the new topology draws continuous current from the source which is required for many renewable sources. It also has d...
Inverting the Linear Algebra Classroom
Talbert, Robert
2014-01-01
The inverted classroom is a course design model in which students' initial contact with new information takes place outside of class meetings, and students spend class time on high-level sense-making activities. The inverted classroom model is so called because it inverts or "flips" the usual classroom design where typically class…
Blaabjerg, Frede; Loh, Poh Chiang; Gao, F.
2008-01-01
input source and inverter bridge. This impedance network allows the output end of a voltage-type Z-source inverter to be shorted for voltage-boosting without causing a large current flow, and the terminal current of a current-type inverter to be interrupted for current boosting without introducing over...... since an added filter will raise the system cost, and at times can complicate the dynamic tuning and resonant consideration of the inverters. The same embedded concept can also be used for designing a full range of voltage and current-type inverters with each of them tested experimentally using a number...
Chiang Loh, Poh; Gao, Feng; Blaabjerg, Frede
2010-01-01
input source and inverter bridge. This impedance network allows the output end of a voltage-type Z-source inverter to be shorted for voltage boosting without causing a large current flow and the terminal current of a current-type inverter to be interrupted for current boosting without introducing...... is a favorable advantage, since an added filter will raise the system cost and, at times, can complicate the dynamic tuning and resonant consideration of the inverters. The same embedded concept can also be used for designing a full range of voltage- and current-type inverters with each of them...
Inverted organic photovoltaic cells.
Wang, Kai; Liu, Chang; Meng, Tianyu; Yi, Chao; Gong, Xiong
2016-05-21
The advance in lifestyle, modern industrialization and future technological revolution are always at high expense of energy consumption. Unfortunately, there exist serious issues such as limited storage, high cost and toxic contamination in conventional fossil fuel energy sources. Instead, solar energy represents a renewable, economic and green alternative in the future energy market. Among the photovoltaic technologies, organic photovoltaics (OPVs) demonstrate a cheap, flexible, clean and easy-processing way to convert solar energy into electricity. However, OPVs with a conventional device structure are still far away from industrialization mainly because of their short lifetime and the energy-intensive deposition of top metal electrode. To address the stability and cost issue simultaneously, an inverted device structure has been introduced into OPVs, bridging laboratory research with practical application. In this review, recent progress in device structures, working mechanisms, functions and advances of each component layer as well their correlations with the efficiency and stability of inverted OPVs are reviewed and illustrated. PMID:27087582
Inverted organic photosensitive device
Forrest, Stephen R.; Tong, Xiaoran; Lee, Jun Yeob; Cho, Yong Joo
2015-09-08
There is disclosed a method for preparing the surface of a metal substrate. The present disclosure also relates to an organic photovoltaic device including a metal substrate made by such method. Also disclosed herein is an inverted photosensitive device including a stainless steel foil reflective electrode, an organic donor-acceptor heterojunction over the reflective electrode, and a transparent electrode over the donor-acceptor heterojunction.
B. Muralidhara,
2010-11-01
Full Text Available Multilevel power conversion technology is a very rapidly growing area of power electronics with good potential for further development. Multilevel voltage-fed inverters with space vector pulse widthmodulation strategy have gained importance in high power high performance industrial drive applications. This paper proposes a simplified Space Vector PWM Algorithm for a NPC three-level inverter fed induction motor drive. In this work, a three-level inverter using space vector modulation strategy has been developed and gating signals have been generated using PIC μ- controller and it is added with additional auxiliary circuit and is tested with induction motor load. The workability of the Three level Inverter has given satisfactory results for a (low voltage 15% of the input supply voltage.
Jelena Loncarski; Mats Leijon; Milan Srndovic; Claudio Rossi; Gabriele Grandi
2015-01-01
The standard solution for the traction system in battery powered electric vehicles (EVs) is a two-level (2L) inverter feeding a three-phase motor. A simple and effective way to achieve a three-level (3L) inverter in battery-supplied electric vehicles consists of using two standard three-phase 2L inverters with the open-end winding connection of standard three-phase ac motors. The 3L inverter solution can be usefully adopted in EVs since it combines several benefits such as current ripple redu...
Quinn, Daniel B.; Rosenberg, Brian J.
2015-08-01
We present an analytical treatment of the acoustics of liquid-filled wine glasses, or "glass harps." The solution is generalized such that under certain assumptions it reduces to previous glass harp models, but also leads to a proposed musical instrument, the "inverted glass harp," in which an empty glass is submerged in a liquid-filled basin. The versatility of the solution demonstrates that all glass harps are governed by a family of solutions to Laplace's equation around a vibrating disk. Tonal analyses of recordings for a sample glass are offered as confirmation of the scaling predictions.
Probabilistic Teleportation of an Unknown Two-Particle Three-Level Entangled State
戴宏毅; 李承祖; 陈平行
2004-01-01
We propose a scheme to teleport probabilistically an unknown two-particle three-level entangled state by using two partial entangled two-particle three-level states as the quantum channel. This scheme can be directly generalized to teleport an unknown N-particle three-level entangled state by using N partial-entangled two-particle three-level states as the quantum channel.
Gas cooled traction drive inverter
Chinthavali, Madhu Sudhan
2016-04-19
The present invention provides a modular circuit card configuration for distributing heat among a plurality of circuit cards. Each circuit card includes a housing adapted to dissipate heat in response to gas flow over the housing. In one aspect, a gas-cooled inverter includes a plurality of inverter circuit cards, and a plurality of circuit card housings, each of which encloses one of the plurality of inverter cards.
Solar Charged Stand Alone Inverter
M.Vasugi; Prof R.Jayaraman
2014-01-01
This paper deals with solar powered stand alone inverter which converts the variable dc output of a photovoltaic solar panel into ac that can be fed to loads. Stand alone inverters are used in systems where the inverter get its energy from batteries charged by photo voltaic arrays. A charge controller limits the rate at which electric current is added to or drawn from electric batteries. This charge discharge controller is needed to prevent the battery from being overcharged o...
Inverted Pendulum Swing Up Controller
Kennedy, David; Conlon, James
2011-01-01
The inverted pendulum is a classic control problem. The system is open – loop unstable and continuously wants to reach equilibrium by falling over. The system must be stabilised by means of feedback. The developed inverted pendulum system is shown in Figure 1. In order to balance the pendulum in the inverted position the pivot must be moved continuously to correct the falling pendulum. This is similar to trying to vertically balance a broom on your hand. This interesting control problem is...
Generation of the nonlocal quantum entanglement of three three-level particles by local operations
Jin Xing-Ri; Zhang Ying-Qiao; Jin Zhe; Zhang Shou
2005-01-01
We propose a scheme to realize the nonlocal quantum entanglement of three three-level particles by using a three-particle entangled state of three levels as a quantum channel with the aid of some local unitary transformations. This scheme can be directly generalized to the nonlocal quantum entanglement of N three-level particles.
Comparison of Modulation Techniques for Multilevel Inverter fed Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
V. NAGA BHASKAR REDDY
2010-10-01
Full Text Available Multilevel inversion is a power conversion strategy in which the output voltage is obtained in steps thus bringing the output closer to a sine wave and reduces the Total Harmonic Distortion. Multilevel inverter structures have been developed to overcome shortcomings in solid-state switching device ratings so that they can be applied to higher voltage systems. In recent years, the multilevel inverters have drawn tremendous interest in the area of high-power medium-voltage energy control. Three different topologies have been proposed for multilevel inverters like Diode-Clamped Inverter, Capacitor Clamped Inverter and Cascaded Multi cell Inverter. In addition, several modulation and control strategies have been developed or adopted for multilevel inverters including the following multilevel Sinusoidal Pulse Width Modulation (SPWM, and Space Vector Modulation. In this paper, simulation of various modulating techniques i.e., Pulse Width Modulate techniques such as Sinusoidal PWM, Trapezoidal PWM, Stepped PWM, Stair case PWM, third harmonicinjected PWM, Modified SVPWM are applied for both Diode Clamped Three-Level Inverter and Diode Clamped Five-Level Inverter, and Space Vector PWM technique are analyzed for DC3LI. The best modulationtechnique are extended to Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor.
Applications of cascade multilevel inverters
彭方正; 钱照明
2003-01-01
Cascade multilevel inverters have been developed for electric utility applications. A cascade M-level inverter consists of (M-1)/2 H-bridges in which each bridge's dc voltage is supported by its own de ca-pacitor. The new inverter can : ( 1 ) generate almost sinusoidal waveform voltage while only switching one timeper fundamental cycle ; (2) dispense with multi-pulse inverters' transformers used in conventional utility in-terfaces and static var compensators; (3) enables direct parallel or series transformer-less connection to medium- and high-voltage power systems. In short, the cascade inverter is much more efficient and suitable for utility applications than traditional multi-pulse and pulse width modulation (PWM) inverters. The authors have experimentally demonstrated the superiority of the new inverter for power supply, (hybrid) electric vehicle (EV) motor drive, reactive power (var) and harmonic compensation. This paper summarizes the features,feasibility, and control schemes of the cascade inverter for utility applications including utility interface of renewable energy, voltage regulation, var compensation, and harmonic filtering in power systems. Analytical,simulated, and experimental results demonstrated the superiority of the new inverters.
Applications of cascade multilevel inverters
彭方正; 钱照明
2003-01-01
Cascade multilevel inverters have been developed for electric utility applications. A cascade M-level inverter consists of (M-1)/2 H-bridges in which each bridge's dc voltage is supported by its own dc capacitor. The new inverter can: (1) generate almost sinusoidal waveform voltage while only switching one time per fundamental cycle; (2) dispense with multi-pulse inverters' transformers used in conventional utility interfaces and static var compensators; (3) enables direct parallel or series transformer-less connection to medium- and high-voltage power systems. In short, the cascade inverter is much more efficient and suitable for utility applications than traditional multi-pulse and pulse width modulation (PWM) inverters. The authors have experimentally demonstrated the superiority of the new inverter for power supply, (hybrid) electric vehicle (EV) motor drive, reactive power (var) and harmonic compensation. This paper summarizes the features, feasibility, and control schemes of the cascade inverter for utility applications including utility interface of renewable energy, voltage regulation, var compensation, and harmonic filtering in power systems. Analytical, simulated, and experimental results demonstrated the superiority of the new inverters.
Maheshwari, Ram Krishan; Munk-Nielsen, Stig; Busquets-Monge, Sergio
A Neutral-Point-Clamped (NPC) three-level inverter with small DC-link capacitors is presented in this paper. This inverter requires zero average neutral-point current for stable neutral-point potential. A simple carrier based modulation strategy is proposed for achieving zero average neutral......-point current. A new simplified model of the neutral-point voltage dynamics is derived for the proposed modulation strategy. This model shows that the neutral-point current is proportional to the power drawn from the converter and it enables the use of well established classical control theory for neutral......-point voltage controller design. A PI controller is used for neutral-point voltage balance. The implementation of the proposed modulation strategy and controller is simple. It does not require any information about the output phase currents. The controller is implemented in a 7.5 kW induction machine based...
Alternative algebras admitting derivations with invertible values and invertible derivations
We prove an analogue of the Bergen-Herstein-Lanski theorem for alternative algebras: describe all alternative algebras that admit derivations with invertible values. We also prove an analogue of Moens' theorem for alternative algebras (a finite-dimensional alternative algebra over a field of characteristic zero is nilpotent if and only if it admits an invertible Leibniz derivation)
Simplified High-Power Inverter
Edwards, D. B.; Rippel, W. E.
1984-01-01
Solid-state inverter simplified by use of single gate-turnoff device (GTO) to commutate multiple silicon controlled rectifiers (SCR's). By eliminating conventional commutation circuitry, GTO reduces cost, size and weight. GTO commutation applicable to inverters of greater than 1-kilowatt capacity. Applications include emergency power, load leveling, drives for traction and stationary polyphase motors, and photovoltaic-power conditioning.
郭强; 刘和平; 彭东林
2015-01-01
Considering the tougher standards on operation temperature and reliability, an electric vehicle ( EV) motor drive system based on current-fed trans-Z source inverter was presented. The inverter is a single-stage topology, which has Buck-Boost characteristic and achieves bidirectional power flow. The drive system can overcome the drawbacks of the traditional EV drives. It can realize output voltage range from 0 to any times of battery voltage,requires no DC bus capacitors, and provides sinusoidal voltage out-put to the motor, reduces the inverter cost and the failure rate. The different operation states and the e-quivalent circuits of the system were elaborated. The mapping relationship of multi-degrees of control freedom between duty ratios of open-zero states, non-open states and DC-link voltage gain was estab-lished. The available range for different operation modes was discussed, and ac voltage of inverter versus modulation index and power factor was clarified. A prototype of current-fed trans-Z-source inverter was built,the experimental results were presented to verify the theoretical analysis.%鉴于对电动汽车驱动系统运行温度及可靠性的严格要求，提出基于高性能电流型trans-Z源逆变器电机驱动系统，其拓扑是一种具有升-降压功能的单级逆变器，具有能量双向流动的特点。该系统能够克服传统驱动系统中缺点与不足：具有输出电压的任意升-降压功能；无需直流母线电容，提供正弦驱动电压，同时降低了硬件成本、提高了整个驱动系统的可靠性。文中详细分析了系统工作原理并推导出不同运行模式的等效电路，建立多自由度控制下直通零状态、开路零状态与直流链电压增益的映射关系；明确了系统在不同模式下的运行范围，量化逆变器输出电压与控制变量及功率因数之间的关系。最后通过实验验证了理论分析的正确性与实用性。
Inverted indexes-Types and techniques
Ajit Kumar Mahapatra; Sitanath Biswas
2011-01-01
There has been a substantial amount of research on high performance inverted index because most web and search engines use an inverted index to execute queries. Documents are normally stored as lists of words, but inverted indexes invert this by storing for each word the list of documents that the word appears in, hence the name "inverted index". This paper presents the crucial research findings on inverted indexes, their types and techniques.
Latha. S. C
2014-11-01
Full Text Available The portable devices development of semiconductor manufacturing technology, conversion efficiency, power consumption, and the size of devices have become the most important design criteria of switching power converters. For portable applications better conveniences extension of battery life and improves the conversion efficiency of power converters .It is essential to develop accurate switching power converters, which can reduce more wasted power energy. The proposed topology can achieve faster transient responses when the supply voltages are changed for the converter by making use of the feed forward network .With mode select circuit the conduction & switching losses are reduced the positive buck–boost converter operate in buck, buck–boost, or boost converter. By adding feed-forward techniques, the proposed converter can improve transient response when the supply voltages are changed. The designing, modeling & experimental results were verified in MATLAB/ Simulink. The fuzzy logic controller is used as controller.
Lee, H. [Kyungnam University (Korea, Republic of)
1996-10-27
A soft switching method with small switching loss was proposed for the purpose of increasing the efficiency of a DC-DC boost converter which converted a DC current generated by solar cells to a variable DC current. Existing current converters are supplemented by using a snubber circuit around the switch so as to protect the switch by a hard switching action. However, with an increase of the output current, snubber loss is increased, reducing the efficiency. In order to solve this problem, the partial resonant switch method was applied to the converter; with this method of partially forming a resonant circuit only at the time of turning on/off of the switch, the switching loss was reduced through the soft switching, thereby making the proposed converter operate with high efficiency. Moreover, the resonant element of the partial resonant circuit using a snubber condenser, the energy accumulated in the condenser was regenerated on the power supply side without loss of snubber. With the regenerated energy, the proposed converter was provided with a smaller ratio of switching to use than the conventional converter. 4 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.
Latha. S. C; Dr. Venugopal .N
2014-01-01
The portable devices development of semiconductor manufacturing technology, conversion efficiency, power consumption, and the size of devices have become the most important design criteria of switching power converters. For portable applications better conveniences extension of battery life and improves the conversion efficiency of power converters .It is essential to develop accurate switching power converters, which can reduce more wasted power energy. The proposed topology can ...
Comparison of three-level torque hysteresis controllers for direct torque control
Beerten, Jef; Verveckken, Jan; Driesen, Johan
2009-01-01
In this paper, a comparison is made between different implementations of the three-level torque comparator for a Direct Torque Control (DTC) based induction motor drive. The DTC scheme controls stator flux and torque by means of hysteresis comparators, respectively a two-level control structure for the stator flux and a three-level comparator for the electromagnetic torque. The standard three-level hysteresis controller has a DC offset torque error. In this paper, an additive implementation i...
DAIHong-Yi; KUANGLe-Man; LICheng-Zu
2005-01-01
We propose a scheme to probabilistically teleport an unknown arbitrary three-level two-particle state by using two partial entangled two-particle states of three-level as the quantum channel. The classical communication cost required in the ideal probabilistic teleportation process is also calculated. This scheme can be directly generalized to teleport an unknown and arbitrary three-level K-particle state by using K partial entangled two-particle states of three-level as the quantum channel.
Teleportation of the three-level three-particle entangled state and classical communication cost
Dai, Hong-Yi; Zhang, Ming; Kuang, Le-Man
2008-06-01
We propose a scheme to probabilistically teleport an unknown three-level three-particle entangled state. The quantum channel is composed of a partial entangled three-level two-particle state and a partial entangled three-level three-particle state. We calculate the successful total probability and the classical communication cost required in the ideal probabilistic teleportation process, respectively. It is shown that an unknown three-level three-particle entangled state can be teleported using fewer entangled particles and lesser classical communication cost than Bennett et al.’s original protocol.
We propose a scheme to probabilistically teleport an unknown arbitrary three-level two-particle state by using two partial entangled two-particle states of three-level as the quantum channel. The classical communication cost required in the ideal probabilistic teleportation process is also calculated. This scheme can be directly generalized to teleport an unknown and arbitrary three-level K-particle state by using K partial entangled two-particle states of three-level as the quantum channel.
Detecting and mitigating inverter aging
Nuclear power plants use inverters to supply power to safety-related equipment, instrumentation, and controls. They convert direct current (dc) to alternating current (ac) power, thereby making low voltage ac power available even under a station blackout condition. As part of the U.S. NRC's nuclear plant aging research (NPAR) program, the operating experience of this equipment has been analyzed to determine the dominant failure modes and causes. This paper summarizes that data, and then describes methods which can be employed to detect inverter degradation prior to failure, as well as methods to minimize the failure effects. In both cases, the mitigation of inverter aging is emphasized
Resurrection of An Inverted Pendulum
Kim, S Y; Kim, Sang-Yoon; Hu, Bambi
1998-01-01
We study the bifurcations associated with stability of the inverted (stationary) state in the parametrically forced pendulum by varying the driving amplitude $\\epsilon$ and frequency $\\omega$. We first note that the inverted state is unstable for $\\epsilon=0$. However, as $\\epsilon$ is increased, the inverted state exhibits a cascade of ``resurrections,'' i.e., it becomes stabilized after its instability, destabilize again, and so forth ad infinitum for any given $\\omega$. Its stabilizations (destabilizations) occur via alternating subcritical (supercritical) pitchfork and period-doubling bifurcations. An infinite sequence of period-doubling bifurcations, leading to chaos, also follows each destabilization of the inverted state. The critical behaviors in the period-doubling cascades are also discussed.
Loh, Poh Chiang; Li, Ding; Blaabjerg, Frede
2013-01-01
Voltage-type Γ-Z-source inverters are proposed in this letter. They use a unique Γ-shaped impedance network for boosting their output voltage in addition to their usual voltage-buck behavior. Comparing them with other topologies, the proposed inverters use lesser components and a coupled transfor......Voltage-type Γ-Z-source inverters are proposed in this letter. They use a unique Γ-shaped impedance network for boosting their output voltage in addition to their usual voltage-buck behavior. Comparing them with other topologies, the proposed inverters use lesser components and a coupled...... transformer for producing the high-gain and modulation ratio simultaneously. The obtained gain can be tuned by varying the turns ratio γΓZ of the transformer within the narrow range of 1 <; γΓZ ≤ 2. This leads to lesser winding turns at high gain, as compared to other related topologies. Experimental testing...
Simplified design of switching power supplies
Lenk, John
1996-01-01
Simplified Design of Switching Power Supplies is an all-inclusive, one-stop guide to switching power-supply design. Step-by-step instructions and diagrams render this book essential for the student and the experimenter, as well as the design professional.Simplified Design of Switching Power Supplies concentrates on the use of IC regulators. All popular forms of switching supplies, including DC-DC converters, inverters, buck, boost, buck-boost, pulse frequency modulation, pulse width modulation, current-mode control and pulse skipping, are described in detail. The design examples may
Inverter Ground Fault Overvoltage Testing
Hoke, Andy [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Nelson, Austin [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Chakraborty, Sudipta [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Chebahtah, Justin [SolarCity Corporation, San Mateo, CA (United States); Wang, Trudie [SolarCity Corporation, San Mateo, CA (United States); McCarty, Michael [SolarCity Corporation, San Mateo, CA (United States)
2015-08-12
This report describes testing conducted at NREL to determine the duration and magnitude of transient overvoltages created by several commercial PV inverters during ground fault conditions. For this work, a test plan developed by the Forum on Inverter Grid Integration Issues (FIGII) has been implemented in a custom test setup at NREL. Load rejection overvoltage test results were reported previously in a separate technical report.
THD Reduction in Performance of Cascaded Multi-Level Inverter Fed Induction Motor Drive
Naveen Kumar Verma
2013-12-01
Full Text Available The multilevel inverter power structure plays a vital role in the power industry. It is easier to produce a high-power, high-voltage inverter with the multilevel structure. The topologies of multilevel inverter have several advantages such as lower total harmonic distortion (THD, lower electromagnetic interference (EMI generation, reduction of voltage ratings of the power semiconductor switching devices and high output voltage. This paper presents a universal control scheme based on multicarrier PWM methods and its implementation in three-level, five-level and nine-level cascaded inverters feeding a three phase induction motor. This paper compares total harmonic distortion values of voltage and current waveforms of induction motors between different levels.
Cascaded trans-z-source inverters
Li, Ding; Loh, Poh Chiang; Zhu, Miao;
2011-01-01
Z-source inverter is a recently proposed single-stage inverter with added voltage-boost capability for complementing the usual voltage-buck operation of a traditional voltage-source inverter. As long as the transformer element added in to the z-source concept, a trans-z-source inverter with one t...
Using a PFET To Commutate an SCR
Edwards, D. B.; Ripple, W. E.
1984-01-01
Accidental turn-on prevented. PFET diverts load current around SCR to prevent false SCR triggering from current and voltage switching transients. New circuit used in all types of single phase and polyphase inverters and in buck-boost-, and flyback regulators.
Schemes for Probabilistic Teleportation of an Unknown Three-Particle Three-Level Entangled State
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2006-01-01
In this paper, two schemes for teleporting an unknown three-particle three-level entangled state are proposed. In the first scheme, two partial three-particle three-level entangled states are used as the quantum channels, while in the second scheme, three two-particle three-level non-maximally entangled states are employed as quantum channels.It is shown that the teleportation can be successfully realized with certain probability, for both two schemes, if a receiver adopts some appropriate unitary transformations. It is shown also that the successful probabilities of these two schemes are different.
Analytic solution and pulse area theorem for three-level atoms
Shchedrin, Gavriil; O'Brien, Chris; Rostovtsev, Yuri; Scully, Marlan O.
2015-12-01
We report an analytic solution for a three-level atom driven by arbitrary time-dependent electromagnetic pulses. In particular, we consider far-detuned driving pulses and show an excellent match between our analytic result and the numerical simulations. We use our solution to derive a pulse area theorem for three-level V and Λ systems without making the rotating wave approximation. Formulated as an energy conservation law, this pulse area theorem can be used to understand pulse propagation through three-level media.
A control strategy for a three-level unified power quality conditioner
Monteiro, Luís F. C.; Costa, José C. C.; Aredes, Maurício; Afonso, João L.
2005-01-01
In this work a control strategy for a three-level Unified Power Quality Conditioner (UPQC) is introduced. Basically, this control strategy is based on the set of active and non-active (reactive) power definitions in the time domain, which have been proposed by Fryze in the 30´s of the last century. The goal of this work consists in expand this control strategy to deal with three-level converters. The use of three-level converters allows a better performance of the equipment, by reducing...
Control and Modeling of Push-Pull Forward Three-Level Converter for Microgrid
Yao, Zhilei; Xu, Jing; Josep M. Guerrero
2015-01-01
Renewable energy sources are widely used in microgrid. Output voltage of them is often low and varies widely. Because diodes in three-level legs in traditional three-level (TL) converter are substituted by MOSFETs, the push-pull forward (PPF) TL converter is very suitable for wide and low inputvoltage applications. It can operate at two-level and three-level modes. Modeling of the proposed converter is established. Control of the proposed converter is designed, which contains output voltage l...
A High Power Density Three-level Parallel Resonant Converter for Capacitor Charging
Sheng, Honggang
2009-01-01
This dissertation proposes a high-power, high-frequency and high-density three-level parallel resonant converter for capacitor charging. DC-DC pulsed power converters are widely used in military and medical systems, where the power density requirement is often stringent. The primary means for reducing the power converter size has been to reduce loss for reduced cooling systems and to increase the frequency for reduced passive components. Three-level resonant converters, which combine the mer...
Seixas, Mafalda; Melicio, Rui; Mendes, Victor,; Figueiredo, Joao
2014-01-01
This paper is on an offshore wind energy conversion system equipped with full-power three-level converter and permanent magnet synchronous generator. Multi-level converters, namely three-level converters, are limited by unbalance voltage in the direct current link capacitors. A new control strategy for the selection of the output voltage vectors is proposed in order to improve balance of voltage in the capacitors.
Analysis of Subsynchronous Resonance with Three Level Twelve-Pulse VSC based SSSC
Padiyar, KR; Prabhu, Nagesh
2003-01-01
This paper presents the analysis and simulation of a series compensated system with a static synchronous series compensator (SSSC) as a part of the total compensation. The objective is to investigate the subsynchronous resonance (SSR) characteristic of the combined system. The IEEE first benchmark model (FBM) is considered for the analysis. The active series compensation is provided by a three level twelve pulse SSSC. The modelling and control details of a three level voltage source converter...
Advanced Modular Inverter Technology Development
Adam Szczepanek
2006-02-04
Electric and hybrid-electric vehicle systems require an inverter to convert the direct current (DC) output of the energy generation/storage system (engine, fuel cells, or batteries) to the alternating current (AC) that vehicle propulsion motors use. Vehicle support systems, such as lights and air conditioning, also use the inverter AC output. Distributed energy systems require an inverter to provide the high quality AC output that energy system customers demand. Today's inverters are expensive due to the cost of the power electronics components, and system designers must also tailor the inverter for individual applications. Thus, the benefits of mass production are not available, resulting in high initial procurement costs as well as high inverter maintenance and repair costs. Electricore, Inc. (www.electricore.org) a public good 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit advanced technology development consortium assembled a highly qualified team consisting of AeroVironment Inc. (www.aerovironment.com) and Delphi Automotive Systems LLC (Delphi), (www.delphi.com), as equal tiered technical leads, to develop an advanced, modular construction, inverter packaging technology that will offer a 30% cost reduction over conventional designs adding to the development of energy conversion technologies for crosscutting applications in the building, industry, transportation, and utility sectors. The proposed inverter allows for a reduction of weight and size of power electronics in the above-mentioned sectors and is scalable over the range of 15 to 500kW. The main objective of this program was to optimize existing AeroVironment inverter technology to improve power density, reliability and producibility as well as develop new topology to reduce line filter size. The newly developed inverter design will be used in automotive and distribution generation applications. In the first part of this program the high-density power stages were redesigned, optimized and fabricated. One of the main
Inverters for photovoltaics: quality assurance
This project-overview published by the University of Applied Science in Burgdorf, Switzerland, looks back at the history of the university's testing laboratory for inverters for use in photovoltaic installations and discusses the work done there. After its move from Oberburg to Burgdorf in the early nineties, the laboratory was equipped to provide testing facilities for inverters up to 60 kW. Additions have been made to the infrastructure since then to facilitate the testing of various types of inverter produced in Switzerland and other countries. The measurements that can be carried out, including DC-AC conversion efficiency, harmonics, RF interference, islanding, sensitivity to tele-control signals, turn-on power and operating voltage range are described. The improvement in the quality of the inverters tested is discussed and the importance of continued testing as new manufacturers come onto the market is emphasised. The installation of further testing equipment, such as a 25 kW solar generator simulator and apparatus for the testing of maximum-power-tracking efficiency is discussed
Solar Charged Stand Alone Inverter
M.Vasugi
2014-07-01
Full Text Available This paper deals with solar powered stand alone inverter which converts the variable dc output of a photovoltaic solar panel into ac that can be fed to loads. Stand alone inverters are used in systems where the inverter get its energy from batteries charged by photo voltaic arrays. A charge controller limits the rate at which electric current is added to or drawn from electric batteries. This charge discharge controller is needed to prevent the battery from being overcharged or discharged thus prolonging its life. The charge/discharge control is necessary in order to achieve safety and increase the capacity of the battery. The project has been tested according its operational purposes. Maximum power rating of the experimented solar charge controller is 100W according battery capacities. Cost effective solar charge controller has been designed and implemented to have efficient system and much longer battery lifetime. The dc output is given to inverter and then it is supplied to loads. This method is very cheap and cost effective.
Inverting an Introductory Statistics Classroom
Kraut, Gertrud L.
2015-01-01
The inverted classroom allows more in-class time for inquiry-based learning and for working through more advanced problem-solving activities than does the traditional lecture class. The skills acquired in this learning environment offer benefits far beyond the statistics classroom. This paper discusses four ways that can make the inverted…
Improved Performance via the Inverted Classroom
Weinstein, Randy D.
2015-01-01
This study examined student performance in an inverted thermodynamics course (lectures provided by video outside of class) compared to a traditional lecture class. Students in the inverted class performed better on their exams. Students in the bottom third of the inverted course showed the greatest improvement. These bottom third students had a C…
21 CFR 184.1859 - Invert sugar.
2010-04-01
... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2010-04-01 2009-04-01 true Invert sugar. 184.1859 Section 184.1859 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) FOOD FOR HUMAN... Substances Affirmed as GRAS § 184.1859 Invert sugar. (a) Invert sugar (CAS Reg. No. 8013-17-0) is an...
Dynamic Behavior of Lambda-Type Three-Level Atoms and Two-Mode Cavity Field
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2006-01-01
A system comprising of Lambda-type three-level atoms and the two-mode cavity field is considered in this paper. Under the adiabatical approximation and the large detuning condition, the effective Hamiltonian of the system in the interaction picture can be given out. If the two identical three-level atoms pass through the cavity in turn, the entangled state atoms can be generated. When the interaction time is taken to an appropriate value, the maximally entangled states are created. At the same time, the dynamic behaviors of the system are studied in detail.
Thermal Study of Inverter Components: Preprint
Sorensen, N. R.; Thomas, E. V.; Quintana, M. A.; Barkaszi, S.; Rosenthal, A.; Zhang, Z.; Kurtz, S.
2012-06-01
Thermal histories of inverter components were collected from operating inverters from several manufacturers and three locations. The data were analyzed to determine thermal profiles, the dependence on local conditions, and to assess the effect on inverter reliability. Inverter temperatures were shown to increase with the power dissipation of the inverters, follow diurnal and annual cycles, and have a dependence on wind speed. An accumulated damage model was applied to the temperature profiles and an example of using these data to predict reliability was explored.
Advancement in solar PV Inverter
Devendra Doda
2012-09-01
Full Text Available This teardown article will delve into the architectural design and components of a solar inverter card starting from the Solar panel DC inputs and working through the DC to AC conversion process to the AC output that is sent out to the power grid. Features needed to be implemented into such a design to meet various safety and other performance standards as well as stringent power company demands upon the signal that is put onto their grid will be shown. In the process, major elements and component choices made in the design of the series of solar inverters, from the EMI suppression capacitors with a special emphasis on isolation and protection, through the smart use of optically isolated MOSFETgatedrivers.
Real field mission profile oriented design of a SiC-based PV-inverter application
Sintamarean, Nicolae Christian; Blaabjerg, Frede; Wang, Huai;
2013-01-01
) model, a mission profile model and an the evaluation block. The PV-system model involves a three level bipolar switch neutral point clamped (3L-BS NPC) inverter connected to the three phase grid through a LCL-filter. Moreover, the SOA model calculates the required converter heatsink thermal impedance......This paper introduces a real field mission profile oriented design tool for the new generation of grid connected PV-inverters applications based on SiC-devices. The proposed design tool consists of a grid connected PV-inverter model, an ElectroThermal model, a converter safe operating area (SOA...... is achieved. To consider one year real field measurements of the mission profile, an accurate long term simulation model is developed. The model predicts the junction and case temperature of the converter devices, for three different case scenarios. In the first case, a one year mission profile is...
Radiation forces on a three-level atom in the high-order Bessel beams
Wang Zheng-Ling; Yin Jian-Ping
2008-01-01
The general expressions of the average dissipative and dipole forces acting on a A-configuration three-level atom in an arbitrary light field are derived by means of the optical Bloch equations based on the atomic density matrix elements, and the general properties of the average dissipative and dipole forces on a three-level atom in the linearly-polarized high-order Bessel beams (HBBs) are analysed. We find a resonant property (with two resonant peaks) of the dissipative force and a non-resonant property (with two pairs of non-resonant peaks) of the dipole force on the three-level atom, which are completely different from those on the two-level atom. Meanwhile we find a saturation effect of the average dissipative force in the HBB, which comes from the saturation of the upper-level population. Our study shows that the general expressions of the average dissipative and dipole forces on the three-level atom will be simplified to those of the two-level atom under the approximation of large detuning. Finally, we study the axial and azimuthal Doppler cooling of atoms in 1D optical molasses composed of two counter-propagating HBBs and discuss the azimuthal influence of the HBB on the Doppler cooling limit. We also find that the Doppler limit of atoms in the molasses HBB is slightly below the conventional Doppler limit of hг/(2кB) due to the orbital angular momentum lh of the HBB.
Initiation of superfluorescence in a three-level ''swept-gain'' amplifier
Initiation of superfluorescence in a medium consisting of three-level atoms is studied. Strong influence of the pump pulse evolution on the superfluorescence radiation is pointed out. The explicit formulas for the average superfluorescence intensity and the delay time are presented and their dependence on the length of the sample is discussed. (author)
High-Speed Generation of Entangled States for Two Three-Level Atoms
ZHENG Shi-Biao
2007-01-01
A scheme is presented for generating entangled states for two three-level atoms in a cavity. In the scheme two atoms simultaneously interact with a cavity mode with a small detuning. Thus, the operation time is very short,which is important in view of decoherence.
XINIX: Extended Inverted Index for Keyword Search
Jomon Joseph
2014-09-01
Full Text Available Keyword search is the easiest way to access the data in the face of information explosion. Inverted lists are used to index documents to access those documents according to a set of keywords efficiently. These inverted lists are large in size. So, many compression techniques have been proposed to reduce the storage space and disk I/O time. This paper presents a convenient index structure, which is an extension of the Generalized Inverted Index (GINIX. Ginix merges the consecutive IDs in inverted lists into interval lists and it reduces the size of the inverted index. The new index structure is called Extended Inverted Index (XINIX which extends the structure of Ginix. The primary objective of Xinix is to minimize the storage cost. Xinix not only reduces the storage cost, but also increase the search performance, compared with traditional inverted indexes.
Choi, Uimin; Blaabjerg, Frede; Lee, Kyo-Beum
2014-01-01
To improve the efficiency of the photovoltaic (PV) system, the centralized topology using three-level inverters are widely used. In this system, PV modules are separately connected to the split DC-links. This causes a decrease of maximum power point tracking (MPPT) efficiency under the partial...... shading condition. This paper proposes an independent control of two DC-link voltages for separate MPPT of each PV module in three-level inverters. The proposed method is simply implemented by adding or subtracting the time-offset to the three-phase turn-on times and modifying the reference voltages...
Phase-factor-dependent symmetries and quantum phases in a three-level cavity QED system
Fan, Jingtao; Yu, Lixian; Chen, Gang; Jia, Suotang
2016-05-01
Unlike conventional two-level particles, three-level particles may support some unitary-invariant phase factors when they interact coherently with a single-mode quantized light field. To gain a better understanding of light-matter interaction, it is thus necessary to explore the phase-factor-dependent physics in such a system. In this report, we consider the collective interaction between degenerate V-type three-level particles and a single-mode quantized light field, whose different components are labeled by different phase factors. We mainly establish an important relation between the phase factors and the symmetry or symmetry-broken physics. Specifically, we find that the phase factors affect dramatically the system symmetry. When these symmetries are breaking separately, rich quantum phases emerge. Finally, we propose a possible scheme to experimentally probe the predicted physics of our model. Our work provides a way to explore phase-factor-induced nontrivial physics by introducing additional particle levels.
Testing strong factorial invariance using three-level structural equation modeling
SuzanneJak
2014-07-01
Full Text Available Within structural equation modeling, the most prevalent model to investigate measurement bias is the multigroup model. Equal factor loadings and intercepts across groups in a multigroup model represent strong factorial invariance (absence of measurement bias across groups. Although this approach is possible in principle, it is hardly practical when the number of groups is large or when the group size is relatively small. Jak, Oort and Dolan (2013 showed how strong factorial invariance across large numbers of groups can be tested in a multilevel structural equation modeling framework, by treating group as a random instead of a fixed variable. In the present study, this model is extended for use with three-level data. The proposed method is illustrated with an investigation of strong factorial invariance across 156 school classes and 50 schools in a Dutch dyscalculia test, using three-level structural equation modeling.
Testing strong factorial invariance using three-level structural equation modeling.
Jak, Suzanne
2014-01-01
Within structural equation modeling, the most prevalent model to investigate measurement bias is the multigroup model. Equal factor loadings and intercepts across groups in a multigroup model represent strong factorial invariance (absence of measurement bias) across groups. Although this approach is possible in principle, it is hardly practical when the number of groups is large or when the group size is relatively small. Jak et al. (2013) showed how strong factorial invariance across large numbers of groups can be tested in a multilevel structural equation modeling framework, by treating group as a random instead of a fixed variable. In the present study, this model is extended for use with three-level data. The proposed method is illustrated with an investigation of strong factorial invariance across 156 school classes and 50 schools in a Dutch dyscalculia test, using three-level structural equation modeling. PMID:25120499
Analysis, design and implementation of an interleaved three-level PWM DC/DC ZVS converter
Lin, Bor-Ren; Liu, Chien-Hung
2016-02-01
This paper presents a new parallel three-level soft switching pulse-width modulation (PWM) converter. The proposed converter has two circuit cells operated by the interleaved PWM modulation. Thus, the ripple currents at input and output sides are reduced. Each circuit cell has two three-level zero voltage switching circuits sharing the same power switches. Therefore, the current and power rating of the secondary side components are reduced. Current double rectifier topology is selected on the secondary side to decrease output ripple current. The main advantages of the proposed converter are soft switching of power switches, low ripple current on the output side and low-voltage rating of power switches for medium-power applications. Finally, the performance of the proposed converter is verified by experiments with 1 kW prototype circuit.
Degenerate three-level laser with parametric amplifier and squeezed vacuum
Alebachew, E; Alebachew, Eyob
2007-01-01
Applying stochastic differential equations, we study the squeezing and statistical properties of the cavity and output modes of a degenerate three-level laser whose cavity contains a parametric amplifier and coupled to a squeezed vacuum reservoir. We consider the case in which the top and bottom levels of the three-level cascade atoms injected into the cavity are coupled by the pump mode emerging from the parametric amplifier. It turns out that the presence of the squeezed vacuum reservoir and the parametric amplifier contribute considerably to the mean photon number and the degree of squeezing of the cavity and output modes. It appears that almost perfect squeezing can be achieved at steady state and at threshold for a suitable choice of parameters.
Design of LCL-Filter Based Three-level Active Power Filter
Shilan Chen
2013-07-01
Full Text Available This paper proposes an improved design of LCL-Filters for Three-Level Shunt Active power filters (APF. Available design principles are presented to achieve high compensation bandwidth and low switching frequency current. Then, affecitons of different parameters are taken into consideration of constraints on LCL-Filter design with detail analysis of ripple current. A simple and practical design procedure of LCL-Filter for Three-Level APF is subsequently proposed. The first step is to choose the resonant frequency of LCL-Filter according to the highest order harmonic needed to be compensated. Then it is aim to optimize the parameters of the LCL-Filter based on the design principles and constraints. The simulation results verify the effectiveness of the proposed method.
Nefediev, L. A.; Nizamova, E. I.
2016-01-01
The conditions for observing photon echo signals in crystals with excitation and detection in different resonant transitions with a single common energy level are studied. Uncorrelated inhomogeneous broadening in different resonance transitions is shown to influence the formation of stimulated photon echo in three-level systems. Lowering the sample temperature makes it possible to increase the relaxation time, which is used in experiments for observing photon echo. Uncorrelated inhomogeneous broadening in different resonance transitions is temperature independent and affects the intensity of the response at low temperatures, as well. Observation of stimulated photon echo in solid three-level samples requires a correct choice of the time interval between the first and second exciting pulses, but is not related to the magnitude of the irreversible transverse relaxation of the system.
First direct evidence of a vertebrate three-level trophic chain in the fossil record.
Kriwet, Jürgen; Witzmann, Florian; Klug, Stefanie; Heidtke, Ulrich H J
2008-01-22
We describe the first known occurrence of a Permian shark specimen preserving two temnospondyl amphibians in its digestive tract as well as the remains of an acanthodian fish, which was ingested by one of the temnospondyls. This exceptional find provides for the first time direct evidence of a vertebrate three-level food chain in the fossil record with the simultaneous preservation of three trophic levels. Our analysis shows that small-sized Lower Permian xenacanthid sharks of the genus Triodus preyed on larval piscivorous amphibians. The recorded trophic interaction can be explained by the adaptation of certain xenacanthids to fully freshwater environments and the fact that in these same environments, large temnospondyls occupied the niche of modern crocodiles. This unique faunal association has not been documented after the Permian and Triassic. Therefore, this Palaeozoic three-level food chain provides strong and independent support for changes in aquatic trophic chain structures through time. PMID:17971323
The asymmetry of the Autler-Townes doublet in a three-level system
Zhang Lian-Shui; Feng Xiao-Min; Li Xiao-Wei; Han Li; Fu Guang-Sheng
2004-01-01
The effect of the Bloch-Siegert shift on a strongly driven transition is studied in a three-level double-resonance configuration and the result is presented in this paper. We show that when a resonantly driven transition is probed to a third level, the Bloch-Siegert shift leads to an asymmetric Autler-Townes doublet. An important conclusion is that the asymmetry depends only on the driving field intensity, in contrast to a previous study where it is reported that the asymmetry depends not only on the driving field intensity but also on the characteristics of the three-level system. Our result implies an alternative way of measuring the Bloch-Siegert shift.
Vacuum-Induced Quantum Interference in a Trapped ∧-Configuration Three-Level System
WANG Zheng-Ling; YIN Jian-Ping
2005-01-01
@@ In consideration of quantization of centre-of-mass motion, we derive the second-order solution of the dynamic equation of a ∧-configuration three-level atom confined in an approximately harmonic trap by using the timedependent perturbation theory. It is found that there are a series of dark lines in the second-order probability spectrum with multi-peak structures, which is the result of the quantum interference from the same vacuum mode in the spontaneous decay process of the trapped atom from the upper level to the two nearby lower levels. Our study shows that the second-order spectrum may be modified by the oscillation frequency Ω of the trap and the frequency difference △ between two lower levels of the three-level atom, and the depth of the dark lines from the vacuum-induced quantum interference effect is strongly dependent on the above two parameters (Ω and △).
Voltage source inverter (VSI) can produce single and three-phase (3P) AC voltages from a constant or variable DC voltage. There are many ways to control the VSI output voltage. Each control way produces some harmonics at the VSI output voltage. The space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) may be more effective than other modulation methods, e.g. harmonic injection, phase shifting, multi career pulse width modulation, in decreasing the low order harmonics (LOH). Different switching strategies (SSs) of power electronic devices in SVPWM have some specific advantages and disadvantages with regard to one another. In this paper, a comparative study between different SVPWM SSs is carried out by considering some objective functions such as total harmonic distortion (THD), power and switching losses, the ratio of the harmonic components to the fundamental component, distortion factor (DF). It is also shown that by selecting an optimized and appropriate SS for SVPWM, the harmonic orders, which are the multiples of the frequency index (FI), are eliminated. Then, to investigate the impact of variations of the capacitors voltage and switching frequency on power quality criteria, the most appropriate and optimized SS is applied to a 3P three-level (3L) neutral-point-clamped (NPC) VSI to supply a 3P load. This paper also presents a novel and optimized SS and control approach for a 3L two-quadrant (2Q) chopper in NPC VSI superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES). Using the proposed SS, the voltage of the VSI capacitors in SMES can be independently controlled; also, the minimum power and switching losses - as well as the proper convection - can be achieved using this same strategy. The simulation results indicate that when combined with a proportional-integral (PI) control approach the proposed SS can be easily implemented in the power networks and can balance and stabilize the multi-level VSIs' capacitor voltage level. The voltage variation of the capacitors in the steady
Mohammad Reza, Alizadeh Pahlavani [Department of Electrical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ali, Mohammadpour Hossine [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States)
2010-12-15
Voltage source inverter (VSI) can produce single and three-phase (3P) AC voltages from a constant or variable DC voltage. There are many ways to control the VSI output voltage. Each control way produces some harmonics at the VSI output voltage. The space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) may be more effective than other modulation methods, e.g. harmonic injection, phase shifting, multi career pulse width modulation, in decreasing the low order harmonics (LOH). Different switching strategies (SSs) of power electronic devices in SVPWM have some specific advantages and disadvantages with regard to one another. In this paper, a comparative study between different SVPWM SSs is carried out by considering some objective functions such as total harmonic distortion (THD), power and switching losses, the ratio of the harmonic components to the fundamental component, distortion factor (DF). It is also shown that by selecting an optimized and appropriate SS for SVPWM, the harmonic orders, which are the multiples of the frequency index (FI), are eliminated. Then, to investigate the impact of variations of the capacitors voltage and switching frequency on power quality criteria, the most appropriate and optimized SS is applied to a 3P three-level (3L) neutral-point-clamped (NPC) VSI to supply a 3P load. This paper also presents a novel and optimized SS and control approach for a 3L two-quadrant (2Q) chopper in NPC VSI superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES). Using the proposed SS, the voltage of the VSI capacitors in SMES can be independently controlled; also, the minimum power and switching losses - as well as the proper convection - can be achieved using this same strategy. The simulation results indicate that when combined with a proportional-integral (PI) control approach the proposed SS can be easily implemented in the power networks and can balance and stabilize the multi-level VSIs' capacitor voltage level. The voltage variation of the capacitors in the
Realization of a holonomic quantum computer in a chain of three-level systems
Gürkan, Zeynep Nilhan; Sjöqvist, Erik
2015-12-01
Holonomic quantum computation is the idea to use non-Abelian geometric phases to implement universal quantum gates that are robust to fluctuations in control parameters. Here, we propose a compact design for a holonomic quantum computer based on coupled three-level systems. The scheme does not require adiabatic evolution and can be implemented in arrays of atoms or ions trapped in tailored standing wave potentials.
Enhanced Nonlinear Generation in a Three-Level Medium with Spatially Dependent Coherence
Paspalakis, E
2002-01-01
We consider a method for efficient parametric generation of a laser pulse. A single laser field is injected to a three-level medium which has two lower states and one excited state. The lower states are prepared initially in a position-dependent coherent superposition state. It is shown that by proper choice of the position dependence of the superposition along the direction of propagation, the incoming field can be converted completely to a new field.
Coordinating Three-Level Supply Chain by Revenue-Sharing Contract with Sales Effort Dependent Demand
Qinghua Pang; Yuer Chen; Yulu Hu
2014-01-01
Revenue-sharing contract is a kind of mechanism to improve performance or to achieve perfect coordination of supply chain. Considering a three-level supply chain consisting of a manufacturer, a distributor, and a retailer who faces a stochastic and sales effort dependent demand, the paper analyzes the impact of sales effort on supply chain coordination and expounds the reasons why traditional revenue-sharing contract cannot coordinate supply chain in this condition. Given three cases: only th...
Effects of colored noise on Landau-Zener Transitions: Two and Three-Level Systems
Kenmoe, M. B.; Phien, H. N.; Kiselev, M. N.; L.C.Fai
2012-01-01
We investigate the Landau-Zener transition in two- and three- level systems subject to a classical Gaussian noise. Two complementary limits of the noise being fast and slow compared to characteristic Landau-Zener tunnel times are discussed. The analytical solution of a density matrix (Bloch) equation is given for a long time asymptotic of transition probability. It is demonstrated that the transition probability induced/assisted by the fast noise can be obtained through a procedure of {\\it Bl...