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  1. FRACTIONAL ORDER SMC FOR DC-DC BUCK CONVERTER

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    S. D. Jagdale; R. M. Nagarale

    2013-01-01

    This paper proposed a fractional order sliding mode control for DC-DC buck converter. The traditionally P, PI and PID type linear controllers are used to control the voltages. The DC-DC buck converter is nonlinear and time variant in nature. To control such system variable structure control based sliding mode controller (SMC) is used. The fractional order sliding mode control method not only eliminates chattering problem of integer order SMC, it gives good transient response of the system. Th...

  2. FRACTIONAL ORDER SMC FOR DC-DC BUCK CONVERTER

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    S. D. Jagdale

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposed a fractional order sliding mode control for DC-DC buck converter. The traditionally P, PI and PID type linear controllers are used to control the voltages. The DC-DC buck converter is nonlinear and time variant in nature. To control such system variable structure control based sliding mode controller (SMC is used. The fractional order sliding mode control method not only eliminates chattering problem of integer order SMC, it gives good transient response of the system. The simulation results shows fractional order SMC gives fast response compared to integer order SMC.

  3. Buck-boost DC-DC converter with fractional control

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    Martínez García, Herminio; Grau Saldes, Antoni; Bolea Monte, Yolanda; Martínez González, Rubén

    2011-01-01

    This paper deals with the fractional modeling of a DC-DC buck-boost converter, suitable in solar-powered electrical generation systems, and the design of a fractional controller for the aforementioned switching converter. Although the modeling and design of the controller is carried out for this particular DC-DC converter, it can be easily extended to other kind of switching converter. In addition, the comparison between integer-order plant/controller and fractional-order plants/controller is...

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

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    Lap?evi? Vladimir

    2014-01-01

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

  5. Nonlinear Phenomena and Resonant Parametric Perturbation Control in QR-ZCS Buck DC-DC Converters

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    Hsieh, Fei-Hu; Liu, Feng-Shao; Hsieh, Hui-Chang

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the chaotic phenomena and to control in current-mode controlled quasi-resonant zero-current-switching (QR-ZCS) DC-DC buck converters, and to present control of chaos by resonant parametric perturbation control methods. First of all, MATLAB/SIMULINK is used to derive a mathematical model for QR-ZCS DC-DC buck converters, and to simulate the converters to observe the waveform of output voltages, inductance currents and phase-plane portraits from the period-doubling bifurcation to chaos by changing the load resistances. Secondly, using resonant parametric perturbation control in QR-ZCS buck DC-DC converters, the simulation results of the chaotic converter form chaos state turn into stable state period 1, and improve ripple amplitudes of converters under the chaos, to verify the validity of the proposes method.

  6. Study of Sliding Mode Control of DC-DC Buck Converter

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    Hanifi Guldemir

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a robust sliding mode controller for the control of dc-dc buck converter is designed and analyzed. Dynamic equations describing the buck converter are derived and sliding mode controller is designed. A two-loop control is employed for a buck converter. The robustness of the sliding mode controlled buck converter system is tested for step load changes and input voltage variations. The theoretical predictions are validated by means of simulations. Matlab/Simulink is used for the simulations. The simulation results are presented. The buck converter is tested with operating point changes and parameter uncertainties. Fast dynamic response of the output voltage and robustness to load and input voltage variations are obtained.

  7. Design and Modeling of an Integrated Inductor in a Buck Converter DC-DC

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    Y. Benhadda

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the design and modeling of a square inductor for its integration in Buck converter DC-DC. The first, we calculate the value of inductance. The second, we descript our inductor; dimensioning and electrical model. A buck micro converter schematic simulation coupled with ideal and integrated inductor was presented. This conceptual model of the buck is best understood in terms of the relation between current and voltage of the inductor. Finely, we have simulated the electromagnetic effects in two cases. The first case, an inductor in the air, the second case with substrate. Our geometry is created en 3D space dimension.

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

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    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.

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

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    Majid Delshad

    2010-01-01

    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 ...

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

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    Dhananjay Choudhary; Anmol Ratna Saxena

    2014-01-01

    The two basic topologies of switch mode DC-DC converters (Buck and Boost) are analyzed with a view of their use in PV (photovoltaic) systems, as the photovoltaic generator exhibits non-linear characteristics due to the change in environmental condition and load variation. As the efficiency of PV panels is low it becomes mandatory to extract maximum power from the PV panel at a given period of time. Several MPPT algorithms with different types of converters are being proposed f...

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

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    Lap?evi? Vladimir

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper is presented charger for NiMH battery types AA. Charger is realized by Buck DC/DC converter and microcontroller. Microcontroller controls the work of Buck DC/DC converter by pulse width modulation and by measuring the current of battery charging. The current of charging is held constant by power electronics, and the time of charging is set by the user dependent of capacity of the battery. Standard battery chargers enable the recharge of NiMH battery for few hundred times, because termination of charging is done when voltage drop on the battery is detected. The aim of this paper is to create charger which enables that NiMH battery is charged 1000 times.

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

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    Georgi Georgievski; Goce L. Arsov

    2010-01-01

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

  13. Controller Design of buck dc/dc converter using neural networks

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    Nowadays, dc-dc topologies are widely utilized in many industrial applications due to their high efficiency, fast switching actions, low volume and weight and low cost. DC-DC converter is a big family of converters and consist more than thousand of topologies. Buck converter is one of the types of such family and only operates in the step-down mode. Such converter is highly under damped system and contains nonlinearities which lead to oscillations during operation. During last few decades various new control techniques have been investigated and analyzed in order to overcome the developed oscillation in output of this converter. Recently, NNCs (Neural Network Controllers) are gaining popularity in modeling, identification and control of power electronic converters. These controllers are advanced controllers and have fast dynamic behaviour and robustness. The NNCs are nonlinear controllers which enhance the system performance, increase system speed and reduce the system complexity. In this research work, NNCs are designed for Buck topology to minimize uncertainties. The operation of Buck topology with designed NNCs is analyzed during line and load variations and results are compared with results of PI (Proportional and Integral) controller.

  14. A New Approach for High Efficiency Buck-Boost DC/DC Converters Using Series Compensation

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    Itoh, Jun-Ichi; Fujii, Takashi

    This paper proposes a novel concept for non-isolated buck-boost DC/DC converter and control method. The proposed concept uses a series connection converter that only regulates the differential voltage between the input and output voltage. As a result, the power converter capacity is decreased. Moreover, the proposed circuit has advantages such as improved efficiency and losses reduction. The fundamental operation, control method, and design method of the proposed circuit are described in this paper. In addition, the validity of the proposed circuit is confirmed by carrying out simulations and experiments.

  15. Integrated Circuit of CMOS DC-DC Buck Converter with Differential Active Inductor

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    Kaoutar Elbakkar; Khadija Slaoui

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we propose a new design of DC-DC buck converter (BC), which the spiral inductor is replaced by a differential gyrator with capacitor load (gyrator-C) implemented in 0.18um CMOS process. The gyrator-C transforms the capacitor load (which is the parasitic capacitor of MOSFETS) to differential active inductor DAI. The low-Q value of DAI at switching frequency of converter (few hundred kHz) is boosted by adding a negative impedance converter (NIC). The transistor parameters of DAI ...

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

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    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.

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

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    Dhananjay Choudhary

    2014-08-01

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

  18. DC-DC buck converters for the CMS Tracker upgrade at SLHC

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    The CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Geneva, is planning major upgrades of its current pixel and strip detectors for the LHC luminosity upgrade, known as the SLHC. Due to the larger channel count and - in case of the strip tracker - increased functionality, the powering scheme adopted today, namely parallel powering of several detector modules, has to be abandoned. Instead, a powering scheme based on the DC-DC conversion technique is foreseen, which would lead to lower power losses in the supply cables, and would allow to reduce the material budget of cables and associated electronic boards in the sensitive detector volume. This paper deals with the development, characterisation and optimisation of DC-DC buck converter prototypes for the upgrades of the CMS pixel and strip detectors at the SLHC.

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

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    Pelan, Ovidiu; Cornea, Octavian

    2014-01-01

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

  20. Existence of horseshoe maps in current-mode controlled buck-boost dc/dc converters

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    In this paper, a buck-boost dc/dc converter under a typical current-mode control is studied. The existence of chaos is proven theoretically in this system. The proof consists of showing that the dynamics of the system is semiconjugate to that of the one-sided shift map, which implies positive entropy of the system and hence chaotic behavior. The essential tool is the horseshoe hypotheses proposed by Kennedy and Yorke, which will be reviewed prior to the discussion of the main finding. Moreover, the existence of chaos is also illustrated in the light of homoclinic intersections of stable and unstable manifolds

  1. HIGH PERFORMANCE ALGORITHMS FOR THE CONTROL OF BUCK DC-DC CONVERTERS

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    ABU ZAHARIN AHMAD,

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, two control methods are presented for controlling the DC-DC converters. These proposed control algorithms are tailored to buck DC-DC converter, so as to optimize the performance of the converter. First, a model predictive control (MPC method which uses a short prediction horizon is proposed. Since a short prediction horizon is used, the optimization solution can be derived analytically so that the algorithm becomes simple enough and can be implemented on-line. Further, the reference tracking error of inductance current is chosen as the penalized output. Second, a three-level hysteresis control method is proposed. This is naturally the extension of the conventional hysteresis control. The basic principle is to set the duty ratio in the central layer band as the steady-state duty ratio. Lastly, the load identification based on an adaptation of fuzzy control is proposed. Computer simulations have been carried out to investigate the effectiveness of the proposedalgorithms. Comparison with the well-known PID-PWM method is also presented. The advantage of this approach lies in its good trade-off between simple implementation, rise-time and overshoot in the output voltage response.

  2. Design of high efficiency dual-mode buck DC-DC converter

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    A buck DC-DC switching regulator with high efficiency is implemented by automatically altering the modulation mode according to load current, and it can operate with an input range of 4.5 to 30 V. At light load current, the converter operates in skip mode. The converter enters PWM mode operation with increasing load current. It reduces the switching loss at light load and standby state, which results in prolonging battery lifetime and stand-by time. Meanwhile, externally adjustable soft-start minimizes the inrush supply current and avoids the overshoot of output voltage at initial startup. The regulator is fabricated by a 0.6 ?m CDMOS process. The test results show that, under the condition of 3.3 V output, the efficiency is up to 64% at 5 mA and the maximum efficiency is 95.5%.

  3. Integrated Circuit of CMOS DC-DC Buck Converter with Differential Active Inductor

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    Kaoutar Elbakkar

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we propose a new design of DC-DC buck converter (BC, which the spiral inductor is replaced by a differential gyrator with capacitor load (gyrator-C implemented in 0.18um CMOS process. The gyrator-C transforms the capacitor load (which is the parasitic capacitor of MOSFETS to differential active inductor DAI. The low-Q value of DAI at switching frequency of converter (few hundred kHz is boosted by adding a negative impedance converter (NIC. The transistor parameters of DAI and NIC can be properly chosen to achieve the desirable value of equivalent inductance L (few tens H, and the maximum-Q value at the switching frequency, and thus the efficiency of converter is improved. Experimental results show that the converter supplied with an input voltage of 1V, provides an output voltage of 0.74V and output ripple voltage of 10mV at 155 kHz and Q-value is maximum (#8776;4226 at this frequency.

  4. A Comparative study of Analog and digital Controller On DC/DC Buck-Boost Converter Four Switch for Mobile Device Applications

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    Abdessamad, Benlafkih; Salah-ddine, Krit; Mohamed, Chafik Elidrissi

    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 (ste...

  5. Integrated Current-Mode DC-DC Buck Converter with Low-Power Control Circuit

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    Nam-Soo Kim

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available A low power CMOS control circuit is applied in an integrated DC-DC buck converter. The integrated converter iscomposed of a feedback control circuit and power block with 0.35 ?m CMOS process. A current-sensing circuit isintegrated with the sense-FET method in the control circuit. In the current-sensing circuit, a current-mirror is usedfor a voltage follower in order to reduce power consumption with a smaller chip-size. The N-channel MOS acts asa switching device in the current-sensing circuit where the sensing FET is in parallel with the power MOSFET. Theamplifier and comparator are designed to obtain a high gain and a fast transient time. The converter offers wellcontrolledoutput and accurately sensed inductor current. Simulation work shows that the current-sensing circuitis operated with an accuracy of higher than 90% and the transient time of the error amplifier is controlled within 75?sec. The sensing current is in the range of a few hundred ?A at a frequency of 0.6~2 MHz and an input voltage of 3~5 V.The output voltage is obtained as expected with the ripple ratio within 1%.

  6. Adaptive terminal sliding-mode control strategy for DC-DC buck converters.

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    Komurcugil, Hasan

    2012-11-01

    This paper presents an adaptive terminal sliding mode control (ATSMC) strategy for DC-DC buck converters. The idea behind this strategy is to use the terminal sliding mode control (TSMC) approach to assure finite time convergence of the output voltage error to the equilibrium point and integrate an adaptive law to the TSMC strategy so as to achieve a dynamic sliding line during the load variations. In addition, the influence of the controller parameters on the performance of closed-loop system is investigated. It is observed that the start up response of the output voltage becomes faster with increasing value of the fractional power used in the sliding function. On the other hand, the transient response of the output voltage, caused by the step change in the load, becomes faster with decreasing the value of the fractional power. Therefore, the value of fractional power is to be chosen to make a compromise between start up and transient responses of the converter. Performance of the proposed ATSMC strategy has been tested through computer simulations and experiments. The simulation results of the proposed ATSMC strategy are compared with the conventional SMC and TSMC strategies. It is shown that the ATSMC exhibits a considerable improvement in terms of a faster output voltage response during load changes. PMID:22877744

  7. A fast novel soft-start circuit for peak current-mode DC—DC buck converters

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    A fully integrated soft-start circuit for DC—DC buck converters is presented. The proposed high speed soft-start circuit is made of two sections: an overshoot suppression circuit and an inrush current suppression circuit. The overshoot suppression circuit is presented to control the input of the error amplifier to make output voltage limit increase in steps without using an external capacitor. A variable clock signal is adopted in the inrush current suppression circuit to increase the duty cycle of the system and suppress the inrush current. The DC—DC converter with the proposed soft-start circuit has been fabricated with a standard 0.13 ?m CMOS process. Experimental results show that the proposed high speed soft-start circuit has achieved less than 50 ?s start-up time. The inductor current and the output voltage increase smoothly over the whole load range. (semiconductor integrated circuits)

  8. A Comparative study of Analog and digital Controller On DC/DC Buck-Boost Converter Four Switch for Mobile Device Applications

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    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.

  9. A Comparative study of Analog and digital Controller On DC/DC Buck-Boost Converter Four Switch for Mobile Device Applications

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    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 ...

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

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    Yang, Xi-jun; Qu, Hao

    2014-01-01

    As for high power plasma power supply, due to high efficiency and flexibility, multi-channel interleaved multi-stage paralleled Buck DC-DC Converter becomes the first choice. In the paper, two-channel interleaved two- stage paralleled Buck DC-DC Converter powered by three-phase AC power supply is selected as research subject, dedicated for the use of plasma cutting machine of 2×45kW, and the passivity-based control over the converter is analyzed theoretically at first, then simulated by means of MATLAB/SIMULINK, finally implemented on the modular product prototype. From the obtained results, it can be concluded that the passivity-based controller can be easily designed and implemented, which brings about the global stability and reluctance to outer perturbation, system parameter variation and load fluctuation, which also brings about better current sharing due to fast respond to the variations and the use of phase-shift driving technology and current sharing technology.

  11. DCM, FSM, dead time and width controllers for a high frequency high efficiency buck DC-DC converter over a wide load range

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    This paper presents a width controller, a dead time controller, a discontinuous current mode (DCM) controller and a frequency skipping modulation (FSM) controller for a high frequency high efficiency buck DC-DC converter. To improve the efficiency over a wide load range, especially at high switching frequency, the dead time controller and width controller are applied to enhance the high load efficiency, while the DCM controller and FSM controller are proposed to increase the light load efficiency. The proposed DC-DC converter controllers have been designed and fabricated in the Chartered 0.35 ?m CMOS process, and the measured results show that the efficiency of the buck DC-DC converter is above 80% over a wide load current range from 8 to 570 mA, and the peak efficiency is 86% at 10 MHz switching frequency. (semiconductor integrated circuits)

  12. GENERALIZATION OF ZAD STRATEGY: AN APPLICATION TO A DC-DC BUCK CONVERTER / GENERALIZACIÓN DE LA ESTRATEGIA ZAD: APLICACIÓN A UN CONVERTIDOR REDUCTOR DC-DC

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    FABIOLA, ANGULO GARCIA; GERARD, OLIVAR TOST; GUSTAVO ADOLFO, OSORIO LONDOÑO.

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available En la última década se ha reportado la estrategia de control Zero Average Dynamics (ZAD) como una alternativa al control de los convertidores de potencia, garantizando frecuencia fija de conmutación y bajo error. Sin embargo la estabilidad del sistema depende fuertemente de la carga, por lo cual no [...] es robusto. Cuando se pierde la estabilidad la frecuencia fija de conmutación se pierde también. En este artículo se presenta la generalización de la técnica ZAD dentro del marco de la teoría de probabilidades. Usando este marco es posible recuperar el ZAD tal como ha sido analizado hasta ahora y se pueden generar nuevas estrategias de control, las cuales son más estables que las usadas en el ZAD. Por este motivo a esta técnica se le ha llamado Generalized Zero Average Dynamics (GZAD). Presentamos algunas simulaciones del GZAD aplicado a un convertidor de potencia reductor. Esta nueva estrategia no puede ser obtenida con el ZAD clásico. Las simulaciones numéricas muestran buen desempeño del controlador con bajo error de regulación y robustez ante cambio en la carga. Abstract in english The Zero Average Dynamics (ZAD) strategy has been reported in the last decade as an alternative for controlling power converters. This technique has the advantage of guaranteeing fixed frequency switching. However, the stability of the controller is highly dependent on the load value, and when the s [...] tability is lost, the fixed frequency switching is lost too. In this paper we generalize ZAD strategy using the probabilities framework through the expectation operator. Thus, we recover classical sliding mode control classical ZAD strategy, and new control methods can be defined, which are more stable than the others previously used. For this reason, this technique is entitled Generalized Zero Average Dynamics (GZAD). We will show several simulations regarding an application to a DC-DC Buck converter within the generalized ZAD strategy, which cannot be deduced from the classical ZAD. Numerical simulations show good regulation features and a wide range of stability.

  13. A STUDY OF ADAPTIVE FEED FORWARD AND FEEDBACK CONTROL METHODS FOR SLIDING MODE CONTROLLED DC-DC BUCK CONVERTERS

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    H. N. Nagaraj

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Switching frequency acts as a major role, while applying sliding mode control to dc-dc buck converter, switching frequency is affected by line and load variations. To reduce switching frequency deviation to line and load variations, an adaptive feed forward control is used, that varies hysteresis band according to the change of input voltage. Several methods of varying hysteresis band of the hysteresis modulator are possible. In this work adjusting the power supply is to be considered. An adaptive feedback control scheme that varies the control parameters (i.e. sliding coefficient according to the change of output load is proposed. This paper presents a complete investigation into the problem and gives the effectiveness of the desired solutions. In this method implementing the proposed adaptive control strategies are discussed, simulation results gives that the adaptive control methods are capable of reducing the switching frequency variations, simulation have been done in MATLAB /Simulink to verify the results.

  14. Radiation Effects on DC-DC Converters

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    Zhang, De-Xin; AbdulMazid, M. D.; Attia, John O.; Kankam, Mark D. (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    In this work, several DC-DC converters were designed and built. The converters are Buck Buck-Boost, Cuk, Flyback, and full-bridge zero-voltage switched. The total ionizing dose radiation and single event effects on the converters were investigated. The experimental results for the TID effects tests show that the voltages of the Buck Buck-Boost, Cuk, and Flyback converters increase as total dose increased when using power MOSFET IRF250 as a switching transistor. The change in output voltage with total dose is highest for the Buck converter and the lowest for Flyback converter. The trend of increase in output voltages with total dose in the present work agrees with those of the literature. The trends of the experimental results also agree with those obtained from PSPICE simulation. For the full-bridge zero-voltage switch converter, it was observed that the dc-dc converter with IRF250 power MOSFET did not show a significant change of output voltage with total dose. In addition, for the dc-dc converter with FSF254R4 radiation-hardened power MOSFET, the output voltage did not change significantly with total dose. The experimental results were confirmed by PSPICE simulation that showed that FB-ZVS converter with IRF250 power MOSFET's was not affected with the increase in total ionizing dose. Single Event Effects (SEE) radiation tests were performed on FB-ZVS converters. It was observed that the FB-ZVS converter with the IRF250 power MOSFET, when the device was irradiated with Krypton ion with ion-energy of 150 MeV and LET of 41.3 MeV-square cm/mg, the output voltage increased with the increase in fluence. However, for Krypton with ion-energy of 600 MeV and LET of 33.65 MeV-square cm/mg, and two out of four transistors of the converter were permanently damaged. The dc-dc converter with FSF254R4 radiation hardened power MOSFET's did not show significant change at the output voltage with fluence while being irradiated by Krypton with ion energy of 1.20 GeV and LET of 25.97 MeV-square cm/mg. This might be due to fact that the device is radiation hardened.

  15. A Novel Zero-Voltage-Switching PWM Full Bridge Dc-Dc Buck Converter

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    Pravin Subhash Pawar *; , Prof. Suryakant Pawar2

    2014-01-01

    Introducing resonant inductance and clamping diodes into the full-bridge converter can eliminate the voltage oscillation across the rectifier diodes and increase the load range for zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) achievement. The resonant inductance is shorted and its current keeps constant when the clamping diode is conducting, and the clamping diode is hard turned-off, causing significant reverse recovery loss if the output filter inductance is relatively larger. This paper imp...

  16. A Novel Zero-Voltage-Switching PWM Full Bridge Dc-Dc Buck Converter

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    Pravin Subhash Pawar *

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Introducing resonant inductance and clamping diodes into the full-bridge converter can eliminate the voltage oscillation across the rectifier diodes and increase the load range for zero-voltage-switching (ZVS achievement. The resonant inductance is shorted and its current keeps constant when the clamping diode is conducting, and the clamping diode is hard turned-off, causing significant reverse recovery loss if the output filter inductance is relatively larger. This paper improves the full-bridge converter by introducing a reset winding in series with the resonant inductance to make the clamping diode current decay rapidly when it conducts. The reset winding not only reduces the conduction losses, but also makes the clamping diodes naturally turn-off and avoids the reverse recovery. As the diodes are turned off naturally and reverse recovery voltage is avoided the distortions caused in the output voltage is removed to a maximum extend by varying the turns ratio of the transformer. The energy stored in the reset winding is also increased by which the inductor value of the snubber circuit to turn off the clamping diodes also increases, which results in reductions in the distortions of the output voltage.

  17. Diseño estático de un convertidor DC/DC reductor-elevador bidireccional / Bidirectional buck-boost dc/dc converter static design

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    Marcela, González Valencia; Alfonso, Alzate Gómez.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el diseño estático de un convertidor reductor-elevador bidireccional con tres conmutadores y conexión en cascada. La principal aplicación del convertidor es la administración de baterías en sistemas de alimentación ininterrumpida, controlando el flujo de energía y regulando la tensión de [...] alimentación DC durante los diferentes modos de operación de la batería como fuente y sumidero. Abstract in english This paper shows a buck-boost converter static design with 3 switches and cascade connection. The main application of the converter is the battery management on uninterruptible power supplies, controlling energy flow and regulating the DC supply voltage for the different battery operation modes as s [...] ource and sink.

  18. Non-linear design of dc-dc buck converter to assess the performance under steady state and dynamic operation

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    Buck converters are widely used in switch mode power supplies due to their high efficiency, fast switching actions, low volume and weight, and low cost. These converters are variable structure systems and contain nonlinearities which lead to oscillations during operation. Various Control techniques have been investigated and analyzed in order to minimize oscillations during the operation of the converter, in particular, under non-linear situations. In this paper, an attempt is being made to control the oscillation of the buck converter by using sliding mode controller. The SMC (Sliding Mode Controller) is a nonlinear controller which can handle nonlinearities, provides good dynamic response and simple implementation. The proposed control scheme is implemented and simulated in MATLAB/Simulink. The results of SMC are compared with cascade controller and are presented in this paper. (author)

  19. Full range ZVS DC-DC converter

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    A 500 V, 24 Amp DC-DC converter with digital signal processor (DSP) based control and protection has been designed, fabricated and tested. Its power circuit consists of IGBT based single phase inverter bridge, ferrite transformer and diode rectifier. All IGBTs in the inverter bridge are operated in zero voltage switching (ZVS) mode to minimize switching losses thereby increasing the efficiency of the converter significantly. The efficiency of this converter is measured to be greater than 97% at full load. In a conventional full bridge inverter, typically ZVS is achieved under full load condition while at light load ZVS is lost. An auxiliary LC circuit has been intentionally incorporated in this converter to achieve ZVS even at light loaded conditions. Detailed simulation of the converter circuit is carried out and crucial waveforms have been presented in this paper. Microchip make dsPIC30F2020 DSP is employed to provide phase shifted PWMs to IGBTs in the inverter bridge. All the crucial parameters are also monitored by this DSP and in case of any unfavorable conditions, the converter is tripped off. Suitable experiments were carried out in this DC-DC converter under different loaded conditions and a close match between the simulated and experimental results were obtained. Such DC-DC converters can be connected in series or parallel for the development of solid state modular power supplies for various applications. (author)

  20. Energy saving dc-dc converter circuit

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

  1. Application handbook for a Standardized Control Module (SCM) for DC-DC converters, volume 1

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    Lee, F. C.; Mahmoud, M. F.; Yu, Y.

    1980-01-01

    The standardized control module (SCM) was developed for application in the buck, boost and buck/boost DC-DC converters. The SCM used multiple feedback loops to provide improved input line and output load regulation, stable feedback control system, good dynamic transient response and adaptive compensation of the control loop for changes in open loop gain and output filter time constraints. The necessary modeling and analysis tools to aid the design engineer in the application of the SCM to DC-DC Converters were developed. The SCM functional block diagram and the different analysis techniques were examined. The average time domain analysis technique was chosen as the basic analytical tool. The power stage transfer functions were developed for the buck, boost and buck/boost converters. The analog signal and digital signal processor transfer functions were developed for the three DC-DC Converter types using the constant on time, constant off time and constant frequency control laws.

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

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    Cernat, M.; Scortarul, P.

    2007-01-01

    A novel bi-directional dc-dc converter with ZVS and interleaving for dual voltage systems in automobiles is presented. A variable frequency extended band hysteretic current control method is proposed. In comparison with classical fixed frequency current control PWM, the reverse polarity peak current needed for ZVS operation is kept constant and no in excess circulating current losses at light load conditions are encountered. Inductor current ripple decreases with load reduction. Automatic changes in operation between buck and boost modes are accomplished without transient currents. Power circuit elements design is given. The four-stage interleaving is digitally controlled.

  3. Radiation-Tolerant DC-DC Converters

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

    2012-01-01

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

  4. HYBRID MODELING OF OPEN LOOP DC-DC CONVERTERS

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    Ekaitz, Zulueta; Teodoro, Rico; José María, González de Durana.

    2003-12-01

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

  5. Fractional DC/DC Converter in Solar-Powered Electrical Generation Systems

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    Martínez González, Rubén; Bolea Monte, Yolanda; Grau Saldes, Antoni; Martínez García, Herminio

    2009-01-01

    This paper deals with the fractional modeling of a DC-DC buck-boost converter, suitable in solar-powered electrical generation systems, and the design of a fractional controller for the aforementioned switching converter. Although the modeling and design of the controller is carried out for this particular DC-DC converter,it can be easily extended to other kind of switching converter. In addition, the comparison between integer-order plant/controller and fractional-order plants/controll...

  6. Sliding Mode Control of Dc-Dc Boost Converter

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    Hanifi Guldemir

    2005-01-01

    Control of Dc-Dc boost converter is a complex task due to the nonlinearity inherent in the converter and introduced by the external changes. A robust sliding mode controller for the control of Dc-Dc boost converter were described in this study. Dynamic equations describing the boost converter are derived and sliding mode controller is designed. The robustness of the sliding mode controlled boost converter system is tested for step load changes and input voltage variations. The computer-aided ...

  7. Sliding mode controllers for the regulation of DC-DC power converters

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    Araújo, R.; Leite, V; Freitas, D.

    2003-01-01

    Sliding mode controllers are derived for the control of the average output voltage in DC/DC power converters. The controller design is carried out on the basis of well-known bilinear models of such circuits. A cascaded control structure is chosen for ease of control realization and to exploit the motion separation property of this power converter. The performance of the proposed sliding mode controllers is tested for the buck and boost converter type. The numerical simulations will demonstrat...

  8. Analysis of the Coupling Behavior of PEM Fuel Cells and DC-DC Converters

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    Achim Kienle

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available The connection between PEM fuel cells and common DC-DC converters is examined. The analysis is model-based and done for boost, buck and buck-boost converters. In a first step, the effect of the converter ripples upon the PEM fuel cell is shown. They introduce oscillations in the fuel cell. Their appearance is explained, discussed and possibilities for their suppression are given. After that, the overall behaviors of the coupled fuel cell-converter systems are analyzed. It is shown, that neither stationary multiplicities nor oscillations can be introduced by the couplings and therefore separate control approaches for both the PEMFC and the DC-DC converters are applicable.

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

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    G. Shiny Vikram

    2014-09-01

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

  10. A New ZVS Nonisolated Bidirectional DC-DC Converter with Minimal Auxiliary Element

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    Nasrin Asadi Madiseh; Majid Delshad

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, a new nonisolated bidirectional buck–boost dc–dc converter is introduced. The proposed converter can be operated under ZVS condition and fixed switching frequency regardless of the direction of power flow. To provide ZVS condition for switches a simple auxiliary circuit is used, that consists of an auxiliary inductor and a coupled winding to main inductor. Due to ZVS operation of switches, the reverse recovery problem of the body diode of the switches does not occur. Moreov...

  11. Simulation analysis of cascade controller for DC-DC bank converter

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    Power electronic converters are periodic variable structure systems due to their switched operation. During the last few decades several new dc-dc converter topologies have emerged. Buck converter being simple in topology, has recently drawn attraction of many researchers. Basically, a buck converter is highly underdamped system. In order to overcome the developed oscillations in output of this converter, various control techniques have been proposed. However, these techniques are fraught with many drawbacks. This paper focus on a cascade controller based buck topology. Steady state analysis is given in this paper which shows output voltage and inductor current in detail. Dynamic analysis for line and load variation is also presented. The buck topology is implemented and simulated in MATLAB/Simulink. The simulated results are presented. (author)

  12. Transformerless High Step-Up Dc-Dc Converter

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    Surjagade, Amit S.; Bankar, Akshay B.; Rothe, J. P.

    2014-01-01

    This paper proposes a transformer-less high step-up DC-DC converter which acts as an interconnection between DC systems. A new step up converter proposed in the paper is designed and simulated in a simulation environment. The conventional boost converter cannot have any control over the input current at a high duty cycle. Due to which, it draws considerable amount of current from the source which can create problems for the components used in DC-DC converter. Moreover, the voltage stress acro...

  13. Chaos, bifurcation and intermittent phenomena in DC-DC converters under resonant parametric perturbation

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    Deivasundari, P.; Geetha, R.; Uma, G.; Murali, K.

    2013-07-01

    DC-DC converters act as a black box to study various bifurcations. In the present study, the influence of external periodic interference signal in the input of DC-DC voltage-mode controlled buck converter has been considered. It is found that the presence of sinusoidal or saw-tooth interference signal whose frequency is comparable with the switching frequency of the converter or its rational multiples manifests as remerging chaotic band attractors (or Feigenbaum trees) and intermittent chaos. However, the presence of sinusoidal interference signal having irrational frequency ratios with the switching frequency of the converter leads to quasi-periodic route to chaos. The study was carried out both theoretically and experimentally.

  14. Design of DC-DC Converter for Flash Memory IPs

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    Li-yan Jin; Woo-Young Jung; Ji-Hye Jang; Min-Sung Kim; Myeong-Seok Kim; Heon Park; Pan-Bong Ha; Young-Hee Kim

    2013-01-01

    A DC-DC converter for flash memory IPs performing erasing by the FN (Fowler-Nordheim) tunneling and programming by the CHEI (channel hot electron injection) is designed in this paper. For the DC-DC converter for flash memory IPs using a dual voltage of VDD (=1.5V±0.15V)/VRD (=3.1V±0.1V), a scheme of using VRD (Read Voltage) instead of VDD is proposed to reduce the pumping stages and pumping capacitances of its charge pump circuit. VRD (=3.1V±0.1V) is a regulated voltage by a voltage regula...

  15. Modified Multiport Dc-Dc Converter Topology For Smart Grid

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    Dhamodharan Shanmugam

    2013-01-01

    The development of a Solid State Transformer (SST) that incorporates a DC-DC multiport converter to integrate both photovoltaic (PV) power generation and battery energy storage is presented in this dissertation. The DC-DC stage is based on a quad active-bridge (QAB) converter which not only provides isolation for the load, but also for the PV and storage. The AC-DC stage is implemented with a pulse-widthmodulated (PWM) single phase rectifier. A unified gyrator-based average model is develope...

  16. Symmetrical dynamics of peak current-mode and valley current-mode controlled switching dc–dc converters with ramp compensation

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    The discrete iterative map models of peak current-mode (PCM) and valley current-mode (VCM) controlled buck converters, boost converters, and buck–boost converters with ramp compensation are established and their dynamical behaviours are investigated by using the operation region, parameter space map, bifurcation diagram, and Lyapunov exponent spectrum. The research results indicate that ramp compensation extends the stable operation range of the PCM controlled switching dc-dc converter to D > 0.5 and that of the VCM controlled switching dc–dc converter to D < 0.5. Compared with PCM controlled switching dc–dc converters with ramp compensation, VCM controlled switching dc–dc converters with ramp compensation exhibit interesting symmetrical dynamics. Experimental results are given to verify the analysis results in this paper. (general)

  17. Development of DC/DC converter in VHF band.

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    Kvasni?ka, Ji?í; Polák, Ivo

    Vienna : Vienna University of Technology, 2011. [TWEPP 2011 Topical Workshop on Electronics for Particle Physics. 26.09.2011-30.09.2011, Vienna] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) ME10026 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100502 Keywords : DC/DC converter * VHF range * BRAHMS project Subject RIV: BF - Elementary Particles and High Energy Physics

  18. Soft Commutated Three-Phase Dc-Dc Converter

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    Silpa.P.T

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available High efficient DC-DC Converters find its application in electric power generation, transmission, distribution and Uninterruptable power supplies (UPS. Three phase converter system as compared with single phase converter system increases power density with reduced switching stresses, efficient usage of the transformer magnetic core and smaller filter design as the frequency of the system is higher. Inorder to make use of the above mentioned advantages a ZVS-PWM three- phase current-fed push-pull dc-dc converter with active clamping was developed. This converter topology allows the reuse of the energy from the leakage inductances and reduces the electromagnetic interferences (EMI. The topology was designed and simulated using MATLAB/SIMULINK. The input supply voltage used for the converter is 120V DC.

  19. A New Soft-Switched Resonant DC-DC Converter

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    Pourabbasali, Rogayeh; Freghi, Samira; Pourabbasali, Reza; Pakdel, Majid

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents a new soft-switched resonant dc-dc converter using a passive snubber circuit. The proposed converter uses a new zero voltage and zero current switching (ZVZCS) strategies to get ZVZCS function. Besides operating at constant frequency, all semiconductor devices operate at soft-switching without additional voltage and current stresses. In order to validate the proposed converter, computer simulations and experimental results were conducted. The paper indicates the effective ...

  20. Soft Commutated Three-Phase Dc-Dc Converter

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    Silpa.P.T; Rajeenamol P.T

    2014-01-01

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

  1. Sliding Mode Control of Dc-Dc Boost Converter

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    Hanifi Guldemir

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Control of Dc-Dc boost converter is a complex task due to the nonlinearity inherent in the converter and introduced by the external changes. A robust sliding mode controller for the control of Dc-Dc boost converter were described in this study. Dynamic equations describing the boost converter are derived and sliding mode controller is designed. The robustness of the sliding mode controlled boost converter system is tested for step load changes and input voltage variations. The computer-aided design software tool Matlab/Simulink is used for the simulations. The simulation results are presented. The simulation results show a fast dynamic response of the output voltage and robustness to load and input voltage variations.

  2. Dynamic Evolution Control for Fuel Cell DC-DC Converter

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    Ahmad Saudi Samosir; Tole Sutikno; Abdul Halim Mohd Yatim

    2011-01-01

    Fuel cells are new alternative energy resource that has a great promise for distributed generation and electric vehicle application. However, fuel cells have a slow response due to their slow internal electromechanical and thermodynamic response. To optimize the fuel cell system performance, a fuel cell DC-DC converter with an appropriate controller which can regulate the power flow and automatically adjust the converter output voltage is needed. This paper proposes a new control technique fo...

  3. A new LVI assisted PSFB DC-DC converter

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    BAKAN, Ahmet Faruk

    2011-01-01

    In this study, a new Phase Shifted Full Bridge (PSFB) Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) isolated dc-dc converter is proposed. In the proposed converter, resonant inductor is replaced with Linear Variable Inductor (LVI) that is controlled by output current. The soft switching operation range is increased and the dependency of ZVS operation on the load current is decreased. The required energy for ZVS operation at low current levels is obtained by means of the high value of the LVI. The val...

  4. METHOD FOR GENERATING DC-DC CONVERTERS WITH REQUIRED CHARACTERISTICS

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    Murad Ahmed Ali Taher

    2012-01-01

    This paper proposes an algorithmic method for generating DC–DC converters with predetermined characteristics. This method uses the Main Topological Matrix MTM. The definition and attributes of the MTM are stated. The common properties for single-switch DC-DC converters are described. The proposed method has unique advantages over other methods. This method is fully algorithmic. In addition, this method basses on the design by parts, that facilitates the design of power electronic circu...

  5. Design and implementation of fully-integrated inductive DC-DC converters in standard CMOS

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    Wens, Mike

    2011-01-01

    CMOS DC-DC Converters aims to provide a comprehensive dissertation on the matter of monolithic inductive Direct-Current to Direct-Current (DC-DC) converters. For this purpose seven chapters are defined which will allow the designer to gain specific knowledge on the design and implementation of monolithic inductive DC-DC converters, starting from the very basics.

  6. Design Of Vswt With Lcl Resonant Dc-dc Converters For Rl Load

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    M. Vijaya Kumar

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with design of variable speed wind turbine (VSWT with LCL resonantDC-to-DC converter for stand-alone wind energy system with RL load. The wind turbinesystem consists of synchronous generator (SG, full bridge diode rectifier, buck DC- DCconverter and inverter with RL load is present. Based on this electrical model, a Simulinkmodel of the system are simulated by using MATLAB Simulink power system blocks. Thisconverter has advantages like reduced transformer size, reduced filter size and currentsource characteristics. The Simulink circuit model for closed loop system of full bridgeDCDC converter VSWT is developed and the same is used for simulation studies.

  7. High-Conversion-Ratio Bidirectional DC–DC Converter With Dual Coupled Inductors

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    Omid Khezri; Javad Javidan

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, a high-conversion-ratio bidirectional DC–DC converter with dual coupled inductors is proposed. In the boost mode, two capacitors are parallel charged and series discharged by the dual coupled inductors. Thus, high step-up voltage gain can be achieved with an appropriate duty ratio. In the buck mode, two capacitors are series charged and parallel discharged by the dual coupled inductors. The bidirectional converter can have high step-down voltage gain. The stress voltage of all ...

  8. Sliding Mode Control of Buck Converter

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    Nagulapati Kiran

    2014-01-01

    DC-DC converters are used to convert DC voltage from one level to other. These converters are drastically used in industry as well as in research. One of the main limitations of these converters is unregulated supply of voltage and current. To overcome these problems there are various control techniques. This paper presents two such methods. This paper compares dynamic performance of buck Converter using PID controller and Sliding mode controller. Simulation of PI and Sliding mode control of ...

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

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    Zafar Ullah Khan, M.; Mohsin Naveed, M.

    2013-01-01

    A High Efficiency Interleaved Bi-Directional ZVS DC-DC converter is presented in this paper. This converter can be operated in both buck and boost mode. CoolMOS is used as a power device to achieve low conduction losses and fast turn off. The value of inductance is selected such that the CoolMOS drain-to-source voltage always falls to zero before it turns on and ZVS is achieved. Multiphase interleaved inductors are used to achieve high power and low ripple currents. Converter is operated at 50kHz and MATLAB Simulink simulation is performed. 6kW prototype converter is implemented in buck mode and simulation results are verified.

  10. Predictive Trailing-Edge Modulation Average Current Control in DC-DC Converters

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    LASCU, D.

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The paper investigates predictive digital average current control (PDACC in dc/dc converters using trailing-edge modulation (TEM. The study is focused on the recurrence duty cycle equation and then stability analysis is performed. It is demonstrated that average current control using trailing-edge modulation is stable on the whole range of the duty cycle and thus design problems are highly reduced. The analysis is carried out in a general manner, independent of converter topology and therefore the results can then be easily applied for a certain converter (buck, boost, buck-boost, etc.. The theoretical considerations are confirmed for a boost converter first using the MATLAB program based on state-space equations and finally with the CASPOC circuit simulation package.

  11. High efficiency interleaved bi-directional ZVS DC-DC converter

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    Zafarullah Khan, M.; Mohsin Naveed, M.; Akbar Hussain, D. M.

    2013-06-01

    A high efficiency interleaved bi-directional ZVS DC-DC converter is presented in this paper. This converter can be operated in both buck and boost mode. CoolMOS is used as a power device to achieve low conduction losses and fast turn off. The value of inductance is selected such that the CoolMOS drain-to-source voltage always falls to zero before it turns on and ZVS is achieved. Multiphase interleaved inductors are used to achieve high power and low ripple currents. Converter is operated at 50kHz and MATLAB Simulink simulation is performed. 6kW prototype converter is implemented in buck mode and simulation results are verified.

  12. High efficiency interleaved bi-directional ZVS DC-DC converter

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    A high efficiency interleaved bi-directional ZVS DC-DC converter is presented in this paper. This converter can be operated in both buck and boost mode. CoolMOS is used as a power device to achieve low conduction losses and fast turn off. The value of inductance is selected such that the CoolMOS drain-to-source voltage always falls to zero before it turns on and ZVS is achieved. Multiphase interleaved inductors are used to achieve high power and low ripple currents. Converter is operated at 50kHz and MATLAB Simulink simulation is performed. 6kW prototype converter is implemented in buck mode and simulation results are verified.

  13. Optimal feed-forward compensation for PWM dc/dc converters with 'linear' and 'quadratic' conversion ratio

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    Calderone, Luigi; Pinola, Licia; Varoli, Vincenzo

    1992-04-01

    The paper describes an analytical procedure to optimize the feed-forward compensation for any PWM dc/dc converters. The aims of achieving zero dc audiosusceptibility was found to be possible for the buck, buck-boost, Cuk, and SEPIC cells; for the boost converter, however, only nonoptimal compensation is feasible. Rules for the design of PWM controllers and procedures for the evaluation of the hardware-introduced errors are discussed. A PWM controller implementing the optimal feed-forward compensation for buck-boost, Cuk, and SEPIC cells is described and fully experimentally characterized.

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

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

  15. Multiple-output Class E Isolated dc-dc Converter

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    Pavlovic, Zoran; Oliver Ramírez, Jesús Angel; Alou Cervera, Pedro; García Suárez, Oscar; Prieto López, Roberto; Cobos Márquez, José Antonio

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents a multiple output class-E isolated dc-dc converter that regulates the output voltages at fixed switching frequency. The two output converter is simulated at operating frequency of 5 MHz. The converter output power is 40 W and the output voltages are 15 V and 5 V. All the switches operate at zero voltage switching (ZVS) conditions for the full load range. The circuit configuration is simple with small passive components which reduce the size of the converter. The circuit al...

  16. Design of DC-DC Converter for Flash Memory IPs

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    Li-yan Jin

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A DC-DC converter for flash memory IPs performing erasing by the FN (Fowler-Nordheim tunneling and programming by the CHEI (channel hot electron injection is designed in this paper. For the DC-DC converter for flash memory IPs using a dual voltage of VDD (=1.5V±0.15V/VRD (=3.1V±0.1V, a scheme of using VRD (Read Voltage instead of VDD is proposed to reduce the pumping stages and pumping capacitances of its charge pump circuit. VRD (=3.1V±0.1V is a regulated voltage by a voltage regulator with an external voltage of 5V, which is used as the WL activation voltage in the read mode and an input voltage of the charge pump. The designed DC-DC converter outputs positive voltages of VP6V (=6V, VP8V (=8V and VP9V(=9V; and a negative voltage of  VM8V (=-8V in the write mode.

  17. Distributed maximum power point tracking in photovoltaic applications: active bypass DC/DC converter / Seguimiento del punto de máxima potencia distribuida en aplicaciones fotovoltaicas: convertidor DC/DC para desviación activa

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    Carlos Andrés, Ramos-Paja; Roberto, Gira; Eliana Isabel, Arango Zuluaga.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Se propone una estructura de desvío activo para maximizar la producción de potencia en sistemas fotovoltaicos bajo condiciones irregulares de operación, comparando su eficiencia con soluciones individuales y distribuidas basadas en convertidores DC/DC convencionales. Los análisis y simulaciones real [...] istas demuestran las ventajas del nuevo convertidor de desvío activo sobre soluciones basadas en convertidores Boost, Buck y Buck-Boost. Abstract in english An active bypass structure is proposed to maximize the power production in photovoltaic modules under mismatched conditions. Its efficiency is compared with single and distributed maximum power point tracking solutions based on conventional DC/DC structures. The analysis and simulations performed un [...] der realistic assumptions demonstrate the benefits of the novel active bypass converter over solutions based on Boost, Buck or Buck-Boost converters.

  18. Multiple Output ZVS DC/DC Converter Based on PWM

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    Olivia Ramya Chitranjan

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available This project presents a soft-switching dc/dc converter with transformers connected in series to implement the features of ZVS, low voltage stress for MOSFETs. The converter has two half-bridge circuits connected in series to limit the voltage stress of MOSFETs at one-half of the input voltage. The output sides of four circuits are connected in series and parallel to primary circuit. The proposed multi output converter shows excellent performance in terms of its output regulation from no-load to full-load conditions and it also provides a multi output capability.

  19. Multiple Output ZVS DC/DC Converter Based on PWM

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    Olivia Ramya Chitranjan; Dr. A.Peer Fathima

    2014-01-01

    This project presents a soft-switching dc/dc converter with transformers connected in series to implement the features of ZVS, low voltage stress for MOSFETs. The converter has two half-bridge circuits connected in series to limit the voltage stress of MOSFETs at one-half of the input voltage. The output sides of four circuits are connected in series and parallel to primary circuit. The proposed multi output converter shows excellent performance in terms of its output regulation from no-load ...

  20. Practical Design Guidelines of qZSI Based Step-Up DC/DC Converter

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    Zakis, Janis; Vinnikov, Dmitri; Roasto, Indrek; Jalakas, Tanel

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents some design guidelines for a new voltage fed step-up DC/DC isolated converter. The most significant advantage of proposed converter is voltage buck-boost operation on single stage. The most promising application for proposed converter is in the field of distributed power generation e.g. fuel cells or photovoltaic. The most sensitive issues - such as power losses caused by high currents in the input side of converter and high transient overvoltages across the inverter bridge caused by stray inductances were discussed and solved. The proposals and recommendations to overcome these issues are given in the paper. The Selection and design guidelines of converter elements are proposed and explained. The prototype of proposed converter was built and experimentally tested. Some results are presented and evaluated.

  1. Performance Analysis Of Sensored And Sensorless Drive Of Bldc Motor Using Different Types Of Dc/Dc Converters In Matlab/ Simulink Platform

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    Sharda Jaiswal; Debjyoti Chowdhury; Madhurima Chattopadhyay

    2014-01-01

    Abstract This paper presents a scheme for implementing two different DC/DC converters in the commutation circuitry of BLDC motor drive and corresponding output characteristic in both sensored and sensorless drive. Here we have considered Buck and Boost converters in order to provide a regulated supply to the commutation circuitry. The drive circuit is a closed loop system with a PI controller, Six-Switch Voltage Source Inverter (VSI) and one of the DC/DC converters among Buck and Boost. The p...

  2. Modified Multiport Dc-Dc Converter Topology For Smart Grid

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    Dhamodharan Shanmugam

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The development of a Solid State Transformer (SST that incorporates a DC-DC multiport converter to integrate both photovoltaic (PV power generation and battery energy storage is presented in this dissertation. The DC-DC stage is based on a quad active-bridge (QAB converter which not only provides isolation for the load, but also for the PV and storage. The AC-DC stage is implemented with a pulse-widthmodulated (PWM single phase rectifier. A unified gyrator-based average model is developed for a general multi-active-bridge (MAB converter controlled through phase-shift modulation (PSM. Expressions to determine the power rating of the MAB ports are also derived. The developed gyrator-based average model is applied to the QAB converter for faster simulations of the proposed SST during the control design process as well for deriving the state-space representation of the plant. Both linear quadratic regulator (LQR and singleinput-single-output (SISO types of controllers are designed for the DC-DC stage. A novel technique that complements the SISO controller by taking into account the cross coupling characteristics of the QAB converter is also presented herein. Cascaded SISO controllers are designed for the AC-DC stage. The QAB demanded power is calculated at the QAB controls and then fed into the rectifier controls in order to minimize the effect of the interaction between the two SST stages. The dynamic performance of the designed control loops based on the proposed control strategies are verified through extensive simulation of the SST average and switching models.

  3. A New ZVS Nonisolated Bidirectional DC-DC Converter with Minimal Auxiliary Element

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    Nasrin Asadi Madiseh

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a new nonisolated bidirectional buck–boost dc–dc converter is introduced. The proposed converter can be operated under ZVS condition and fixed switching frequency regardless of the direction of power flow. To provide ZVS condition for switches a simple auxiliary circuit is used, that consists of an auxiliary inductor and a coupled winding to main inductor. Due to ZVS operation of switches, the reverse recovery problem of the body diode of the switches does not occur. Moreover, to provide soft switching any extra switch is not used in this converter, so its implementation and control is very simple. The experimental and simulation results of the proposed bidirectional converter are given to confirm the theoretical analysis.

  4. Transformerless High Step-Up Dc-Dc Converter

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    Amit S. Surjagade

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a transformer-less high step-up DC-DC converter which acts as an interconnection between DC systems. A new step up converter proposed in the paper is designed and simulated in a simulation environment. The conventional boost converter cannot have any control over the input current at a high duty cycle. Due to which, it draws considerable amount of current from the source which can create problems for the components used in DC-DC converter. Moreover, the voltage stress across the switch comes nearly equal to output voltage. These problems can be overcome in the proposed topology discussed in the paper. The improved topology enhances important electrical parameters such as voltage gain, power loss and switch voltage stress. These improvements in the parameters are explained with the help of formulae explained in the paper. The improved topology improves the voltage stress and voltage gain. The output voltage is modified with the introduction of extra components. Due to improvement in these parameters, the proposed topology becomes an attractive feature for use with DG systems. The comparison is performed between conventional boost converter and boost converter with improved topology. The efficiency curves are plotted for simple boost converter and improved topology. The efficiency is evaluated for a wide range of duty cycle and this confirms the effectiveness of the improved topology discussed in the paper. The proposed converter design and its implementation are given with operational results. The simulation results are tested for an input voltage of 12V. The input voltage is stepped up to output voltage of 100V which can be used for various applications. The interfacing problem of DG system (PV cell arrays with grid will solve using this methodology.

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

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    Samuel Rajesh Babu, R.; Joseph Henry

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Sona P.; Sheela Joseph

    2014-01-01

    A high efficiency interleaved ZVS active clamped current fed dc-dc converter is proposed in this paper specially used for fuel cell applications. As the fuel cell output is very low we are in need of a step up dc-dc converter. Here a current fed dc-dc converter is used. Two current fed dc-dc converters are interleaved by connecting their inputs in parallel and outputs in series. With this proposed methodology input current ripples in the fuel cell stacks can be reduced and a re...

  7. Artificial neural network control of sab dc/dc converter

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    The latest development of power semiconductor devices enable the modern power electronic converters to withstand high voltage and high power applications. Power electronic converters are mostly periodic variable structure systems due to their switched operations. The main drawback of these converters is the generation of oscillations which are developed during the operation of the converters under nonlinear situations. To handle these nonlinearities, various researchers have proposed different control techniques. Power electronic designers are devoting in the further development of converter topologies and their control techniques. SAB (Single Active Bridge) DC/DC converter is a new topology recently introduced by Demetriades. This topology is used in high voltage and high power applications. Because of its smart features, SAB converter has recently drawn attention of many researchers. However, during the operation of SAB converter severe oscillations are generated. In this research work, a novel NNC (Neural Network Controller) model is developed for SAB converter to minimize oscillations generated during its operation. NNC is believed to be an advanced nonlinear and robust controller which has the ability to map the nonlinear behaviour in a negligible response time. The performance of SAB converter with NNC is tested under dynamic region by considering the reference voltage variation and duty ratio variation. The SAB converter is implemented and simulated in MATLAB/Sr is implemented and simulated in MATLAB/Simulink. The simulated results are presented. (author)

  8. High-Conversion-Ratio Bidirectional DC–DC Converter With Dual Coupled Inductors

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    Omid Khezri

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a high-conversion-ratio bidirectional DC–DC converter with dual coupled inductors is proposed. In the boost mode, two capacitors are parallel charged and series discharged by the dual coupled inductors. Thus, high step-up voltage gain can be achieved with an appropriate duty ratio. In the buck mode, two capacitors are series charged and parallel discharged by the dual coupled inductors. The bidirectional converter can have high step-down voltage gain. The stress voltage of all switches can be reduced, and the switching loss and efficiency can be improved. The operating principle and the steady-state analyses of the voltage gain are discussed. Finally, in 24V for low voltage, and 400V for high voltage, and 200W for output power, this converter simulated in MATLAB.

  9. Design & Implementation of Zero Voltage Switching Buck Converter

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    Suresh Kumar, A.; Krishna Reddy, P.

    2014-01-01

    Zero voltage switching (ZVS) buck converter is more preferable over hard switched buck converter for low power, high frequency DC-DC conversion applications. In Zero voltage switching converter, turn on & turn off of a switch occurs at zero voltage that results in lower switching losses. In this converter soft switching is achieved by using resonant components. The optimal values of resonant components are determined by using electric functions derived from circuit configurati...

  10. Digital Voltage Control of DC-DC Boost Converter

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    T. M. Swathy

    2015-05-01

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

  11. Very High Frequency Half Bridge DC/DC Converter

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    Madsen, Mickey Pierre; Knott, Arnold

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents the first, off chip, class DE (resonant half bridge) converter working in the Very High Frequency (VHF) range. The benefits of using half bridge circuits both in the inverter and rectifier part of a VHF resonant dc/dc converter are analyzed and design equations for all components in the power stage are given. The circuit has been simulated to verify the accuracy of the presented equations and an efficiency of 89% has been shown. A prototype has been implemented with self-oscillating resonant gate drives driving the switches. The prototype has been used to drive an LED string and shows an efficiency of 85% at 29 MHz with 130 V input and 13.4 W output. The efficiency was above 82% in the range 110-150 V input with output power between 10.3 W and 16.5 W

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

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

  13. Radiation effects in power converters: Design of a radiation hardened integrated switching DC/DC converter

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    Adell, Philippe

    When electronic devices are used in space and military systems, they may be exposed to various types of radiation, including photons, electrons, protons, neutrons, and heavy ions. The effects of radiation on the semiconductor devices within the systems range from gradual degradation to catastrophic failure. In order to design and produce reliable systems for space or military applications, it is necessary to understand the device-level effects of radiation and develop appropriate strategies for reducing system susceptibility. This research focuses on understanding radiation effects in power converters for space and military applications. We show that power converters are very sensitive to radiation (total-dose, single event effects and displacement damage) and that their radiation response is dependent on input bias conditions and load conditions. We compared the radiation hardness of various power converter topologies using experiments and simulations. Evaluation of these designs under different modes of operation is demonstrated to be critical for determining radiation hardness. We emphasize the correlation between radiation effects and the role of the dynamic response of these topologies. For instance, total dose exposure has been found to degrade loop gain and affect regulation in some converters. We propose several radiation-hardening solutions to improve the radiation response of these designs. For instance, we demonstrate the design of a digitally controlled boost converter suitable for space applications based on an SRAM FPGA. A design hardening solution has been developed and successfully applied through VHDL simulations and experiments to assure the continuous operation of the converter in the presence of SEES (more precisely SEFIs). This research led to the design of a digitally controlled radiation hardened integrated switching buck converter. The proposed design is suitable for micro-satellite applications and is based on a high-voltage/CMOS process. This design is the first radiation-hardened DC/DC power converter in this power range that integrates the switch, controller, and rectifier. The design has been fabricated, simulated and tested.

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

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    DIVYA K.NAIR

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Hybrid electric Vehicles combine the benefits of engine, electric motor and batteries to provide improved fueleconomy. A converter is needed in hybrid Electric Vehicle for charging and discharging of the batteries. So a charging anddischarging can be combined in one circuit topology known as bidirectional DC-DC converter. Here the output is completelyisolated from input, so an isolated bidirectional Dc-DC converter is used. In the bidirectional DC-DC converter, there occursovervoltage and overcurrent stress, which can be reduced by snubber circuits. Various technologies such as RCD, active clampand flyback snubber for bidirectional DC-DC converter are compared. The bidirectional DC-DC converter with flyback snubberis explained in detail. The simulations are carried out using Simulink/MATLAB 7.6.0 (R2009b package. The hardware is doneusing PIC16F877A, a microcontroller to generate the PWM pulses for the MOSFET switches so that harmonics in the circuit canbe reduced.

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

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    N. Devarajan

    2012-01-01

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

  16. Switching coordination of distributed dc-dc converters for highly efficient photovoltaic power plants

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    Agamy, Mohammed; Elasser, Ahmed; Sabate, Juan Antonio; Galbraith, Anthony William; Harfman Todorovic, Maja

    2014-09-09

    A distributed photovoltaic (PV) power plant includes a plurality of distributed dc-dc converters. The dc-dc converters are configured to switch in coordination with one another such that at least one dc-dc converter transfers power to a common dc-bus based upon the total system power available from one or more corresponding strings of PV modules. Due to the coordinated switching of the dc-dc converters, each dc-dc converter transferring power to the common dc-bus continues to operate within its optimal efficiency range as well as to optimize the maximum power point tracking in order to increase the energy yield of the PV power plant.

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

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    Divan, Deepakraj M.

    1990-01-01

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

  18. Performance Analysis Of Sensored And Sensorless Drive Of Bldc Motor Using Different Types Of Dc/Dc Converters In Matlab/ Simulink Platform

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    Sharda Jaiswal

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This paper presents a scheme for implementing two different DC/DC converters in the commutation circuitry of BLDC motor drive and corresponding output characteristic in both sensored and sensorless drive. Here we have considered Buck and Boost converters in order to provide a regulated supply to the commutation circuitry. The drive circuit is a closed loop system with a PI controller, Six-Switch Voltage Source Inverter (VSI and one of the DC/DC converters among Buck and Boost. The performances with these two modes of sensored and sensorless have been studied by considering a low speed operation. Finally a comparison has been studied on the basis of characteristics of stator currents, rotor speed and electromagnetic torque. The modeling and simulation of Buck and Boost converter fed BLDC motor is done using MATLAB/SIMULINK for both sensored and sensorless drive.

  19. Power Network impedance effects on noise emission of DC-DC converters

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    Esteban, M. C.; Arteche, F.; Iglesias, M.; Gimeno, A.; Arcega, F. J.; Johnson, M.; Cooper, W. E.

    2012-01-01

    The characterization of electromagnetic noise emissions of DC-DC converters is a critical issue that has been analyzed during the desing phase of CMS tracker upgrade. Previous simulation studies showed important variations in the level of conducted emissions when DC-DC converters are loaded/driven by different impedances and power network topologies. Several tests have been performed on real DC-DC converters to validate the Pspice model and simulation results. This paper presents these test results. Conducted noise emissions at the input and at the output terminals of DC-DC converters has been measured for different types of power and FEE impedances. Special attention has been paid to influence on the common-mode emissions by the carbon fiber material used to build the mechanical structure of the central detector. These study results show important recommendations and criteria to be applied in order to decrease the system noise level when integrating the DC-DC.

  20. Comparison Between Zvs and Zvs-Zcs Bidirectional Dc-Dc Converter Topologies

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    V. V. Subrahmanya Kumar Bhajana

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available In this paper exhaustive comparative analysis has been done between a conventional ZVS converter and the ZVS-ZCS bidirectional DC-DC converters. A novel model of a bidirectional converter and its topology is introduced. The key working principles, functionality, simulation results are discussed and subsequently compared with the previous ZVS bidirectional converter system. With respect to switching losses, stresses and efficiency parameters the ZVS-ZCS bidirectional DC-DC converter is emphasized.

  1. Comparison Between Zvs and Zvs-Zcs Bidirectional Dc-Dc Converter Topologies

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    V. V. Subrahmanya Kumar Bhajana; S. Rama REDDY

    2010-01-01

    In this paper exhaustive comparative analysis has been done between a conventional ZVS converter and the ZVS-ZCS bidirectional DC-DC converters. A novel model of a bidirectional converter and its topology is introduced. The key working principles, functionality, simulation results are discussed and subsequently compared with the previous ZVS bidirectional converter system. With respect to switching losses, stresses and efficiency parameters the ZVS-ZCS bidirectional DC-DC converter is emphasi...

  2. Optimization of DC-DC Converters for Improved Electromagnetic Compatibility With High Energy Physics Front-End Electronics

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    Fuentes, C; Michelis, S; Blanchot, G; Allongue, B; Faccio, F; Orlandi, S; Kayal, M; Pontt, J

    2011-01-01

    The upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments at CERN sets new challenges for the powering of the detectors. One of the powering schemes under study is based on DC-DC buck converters mounted on the front-end modules. The hard environmental conditions impose strict restrictions to the converters in terms of low volume, radiation and magnetic field tolerance. Furthermore, the noise emission of the switching converters must not affect the performance of the powered systems. A study of the sources and paths of noise of a synchronous buck converter has been made for identifying the critical parameters to reduce their emissions. As proof of principle, a converter was designed following the PCB layout considerations proposed and then used for powering a silicon strip module prototype for the ATLAS upgrade, in order to evaluate their compatibility.

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

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

  4. Current–Mode One-Cycle control applied to linear–assisted DC/DC converters

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    Marti?nez Garci?a, Herminio; Grau Saldes, Antoni; Bolea Monte, Yolanda; Marti?nez Gonza?lez, Rube?n

    2011-01-01

    This article shows the proposal of an current-mode one-cycle control for linear-assisted DC/DC converters. Linear-assisted DC/DC converters are structures that allow to take advantages of the two classic alternatives in the design of power supply systems: voltage linear regulators (classic NPN topology or LDO –low dropout–) and switching DC/DC converters. The current-mode one-cycle control technique is proposed in order to obtain the duty cycle of the linear-assisted converter switch. The...

  5. Modeling the Bi-directional DC-DC Converter for HEV's

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    Chongwu Wang; Xiangzhong Meng; Xiaowei Guo

    2009-01-01

    Hybrid Electrical Vehicles-HEV!?s are the importnt ways to improve vehicle performance. The transformer isolated bi-directional DC-DC converters are the key components of the traction system in HEV!?s. This paper presents adetail mathematic model of isolated bi-directional DC-DC converter for HEV!?s. Approximate models are important mathematic methods especially for analysis and closed-loop control design converter circuits.  These differential equations, which govern the converter opera...

  6. Buck Converter Animation

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    This website from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College features an animation of a buck converter. A buck converter is a step-down DC to DC converter. Its design is similar to the step-up boost converter, and like the boost converter it is a switched-mode power supply that uses two switches (a transistor and a diode), an inductor and a capacitor.

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

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    Zhang, Bo

    2014-01-01

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

  8. Fuzzy Predictive Control of Step-Down DC-DC Converter Based on Hybrid System Approach

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    Morteza Sarailoo; Zahra Rahmani; Behrooz Rezaie

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, a fuzzy predictive control scheme is proposed for controlling output voltage of a step-down DC-DC converter in presence of disturbance and uncertainty. The DC-DC converter is considered as a hybrid system and modeled by Mixed Logical Dynamical modeling approach. The main objective of the paper is to design a Fuzzy Predictive Control to achieve desired voltage output without increasing complexity of the hybrid model of DC-DC converter in various conditions. A model predictive co...

  9. A current-mode buck DC-DC controller with adaptive on-time control

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    Li Yanming; Lai Xinquan; Ye Qiang; Yuan Bing; Chen Fuji [Institute of Electronic CAD, Xidian University, Xi' an 710071 (China); Jia Xinzhang, E-mail: ymli2004@126.co, E-mail: xqlai@mail.xidian.edu.c [Microelectronics Institute, Xidian University, Xi' an 710071 (China)

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    A current-mode buck DC-DC controller based on adaptive on-time (AOT) control is presented. The on-time is obtained by the techniques of input feedforward and output feedback, and the adaptive control is achieved by a sample-hold and time-ahead circuit. The AOT current-mode control scheme not only obtains excellent transient response speed, but also achieves the independence of loop stability on output capacitor ESR. In addition, the AOT current-mode control does not have subharmonic oscillation phenomenon seen in fixed frequency peak current-mode control, so there is no need of the slope compensation circuit. The auto-skip pulse frequency modulation (PFM) mode improves the conversion efficiency of light load effectively. The controller has been fabricated with UMC 0.6-mum BCD process successfully and the detailed experimental results are shown.

  10. Development of a green mode DC/DC converter available to portable nuclear instrument

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    A green mode DC/DC converter was developed which suitable to the portable nuclear instrument which is powered by battery and is sometime at stand-by mode. Some updated control approaches such as pseudo-resonant type power supply control and synchronous rectification were adopted to makethe DC/DC converter operate with low power consumption and high efficiency. The test results the battery can be prolonged with this converter. (authors)

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

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    Deng, Fujin; Chen, Zhe

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents an improved full-bridge three-level (IFBTL) dc/dc converter for a wind turbine in a dc grid by inserting a passive filter into the dc/dc converter to improve the performance of the converter. The passive filter can effectively reduce the voltage stress of the medium frequency transformer in the IFBTL dc/dc converter. A modulation strategy, including two operation modes, is proposed for the IFBTL dc/dc converter. Then, a voltage balancing control strategy is proposed for the IFBTL dc/dc converter. Furthermore, the control of the wind turbine based on the IFBTL dc/dc converter in a dc-grid system is presented. Finally, a small-scale IFBTL dc/dc converter prototype was built and tested in the laboratory, and the results verify the theoretical analysis.

  12. Optimization with System Damping Restoration for Droop Controlled DC-DC Converters

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    Meng, Lexuan; Dragicevic, Tomislav

    2013-01-01

    The parallel operation of dc-dc converters is widely used in distribution systems and uninterruptable power supply systems. Droop control along with virtual resistance (VR) is considered a simple and reliable method for achieving wireless power sharing among converters. In order to enhance the efficiency of the conversion system, this paper implements tertiary level optimization control on the basis of hierarchical control. As the efficiency of each converter changes with output power, VRs are set as decision variables for adjusting power sharing proportion among converters. Genetic algorithm is used in searching for global efficiency optimum. However system dynamic is affected when shifting VRs. Therefore, the stability of a parallel buck converter system is analyzed to examine the influence of VR changing on system dynamics. Based on the stability analysis, a system damping secondary restoration (SDSR) is implemented to readjust the optimization results so as to ensure system stability. Simulation results are shown to demonstrate the improvement of system efficiency and effectiveness of the method.

  13. Performance of a Voltage Step-Up/Step-Down Transformerless DC/DC Converter: Analytical Model

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    Suskis, P.; Rankis, I.

    2012-01-01

    The authors present an analytical model for a voltage step-up/step-down DC/DC converter without transformers. The proposed topology is a combination of classic buck and boost converters in one single circuit but with differing operational principles. The converter is developed for a wind power autonomous supply system equipped with a hydrogen electrolytic tank and a fuel cell for energy stabilization. The main power source of the hydrogen-based autonomous supply system is energized by a synchronous generator operating on permanent magnets and equipped with a diode bridge. The input voltage of the converter in this case varies in the range 0-700 V, while its output DC voltage must be 540 V according to the demand of other parts of the system. To maintain the rated voltage, a special electrical load regulation is introduced. The calculations of the converter, the generator (equipped with a diode bridge) as element of the power system supply joint, and the load replaced by resistance are verified with PSIM software.

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

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

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

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    Sona P

    2014-02-01

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

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

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

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

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    Calhoun, Benton H.; Aatmesh Shrivastava

    2013-01-01

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

  18. Design and Implementation of a FLC for DC-DC Converter in a Microcontroller for PV System

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    Abel García-B.

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the design and implementation of a simple fuzzy logic controller (FLC for a DC-DC buck converter based on the PIC18F4550 microcontroller to control the lead acid battery charging voltage in solar cells applications. For cost consideration, an inexpensive 8-bit microcontroller is selected to program and implement the FLC proportional-integral. The obtained simulation and experimental results show the viability of the controller with a variation on the load of the buck converter showing a good performance on the design of the FLC, and it has also a smooth response with a small overshoot. The DC-DC converter designed in this work can be found applications in low cost photovoltaic (PV systems, although in the literature has been already reported this kind of devices with a better response [3-4], however these use a expensive microcontroller or its designs are very complex, and where these are not necessary for this kind of applications. Finally, a prototype PV system with 100 V/6 A has been implemented for verifying the feasibility of the CD-CD converter.

  19. High reliability DC/DC converter module for electronic boards equipped with FPGAs

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    The Beam Instrumentation Group at CERN is designing a new general-purpose VME carrier module utilising several PTH04T230W DC/DC converters. These off-the-shelf converters are built with unshielded inductors and need to be mounted on the printed circuit board as stand-alone components. Thus, reducing the global manageability and increasing the total cost of the carrier module. The new design aims to develop a module with better power dissipation, efficiency and reliability. In the future, it should be also possible to be directly integrated on the mainboard. For this reason, a Buck DC/DC converter has been implemented with the following main characteristics: input range from 3.0 V to 5.5 V; output range from 0.6 V to 3.3 V, settable by means of an external resistor; output current protection at 6 A; maximum output ripple ± 50 mVpp; switching frequency of 300KHz; short circuit protection; On/Off function; EMI reduction with frequency spread spectrum; soft-start function and thermal shutdown, in a 16 × 19 mm compact size. The selected buck controller is the TPS40303 integrated circuit and drives the CSD16321 power MOSFET, both from Texas Instruments. All selected components have been used at a minimum derating of 50% to reduce component stress and increase the reliability of this module. The selected inductors, i.e. Bourns SRP1055, are the main contributor for the high efficiency (95%), due to their very low equivalent series resistance. On the 4-layer PCB comprising all the components of this module, a snubber circuit, for further reduction of the output ripple due to the MOSFET ringing, can be mounted optionally. It is left as an option due to its effect on the total efficiency. The board layout has been optimized for maximum heat transfer and it can be used without active cooling. The board can maintain the maximum temperature on its surface, while at maximum current output, below 55°C at 25°C ambient temperature. An example of the electrical performance simulation, as well as the verification methodology and the test bench realised will be shown

  20. High reliability DC/DC converter module for electronic boards equipped with FPGAs

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    Viganò, W.; Boccardi, A.; Zamantzas, C.

    2015-01-01

    The Beam Instrumentation Group at CERN is designing a new general-purpose VME carrier module utilising several PTH04T230W DC/DC converters. These off-the-shelf converters are built with unshielded inductors and need to be mounted on the printed circuit board as stand-alone components. Thus, reducing the global manageability and increasing the total cost of the carrier module. The new design aims to develop a module with better power dissipation, efficiency and reliability. In the future, it should be also possible to be directly integrated on the mainboard. For this reason, a Buck DC/DC converter has been implemented with the following main characteristics: input range from 3.0 V to 5.5 V; output range from 0.6 V to 3.3 V, settable by means of an external resistor; output current protection at 6 A; maximum output ripple ± 50 mVpp; switching frequency of 300KHz; short circuit protection; On/Off function; EMI reduction with frequency spread spectrum; soft-start function and thermal shutdown, in a 16 × 19 mm compact size. The selected buck controller is the TPS40303 integrated circuit and drives the CSD16321 power MOSFET, both from Texas Instruments. All selected components have been used at a minimum derating of 50% to reduce component stress and increase the reliability of this module. The selected inductors, i.e. Bourns SRP1055, are the main contributor for the high efficiency (95%), due to their very low equivalent series resistance. On the 4-layer PCB comprising all the components of this module, a snubber circuit, for further reduction of the output ripple due to the MOSFET ringing, can be mounted optionally. It is left as an option due to its effect on the total efficiency. The board layout has been optimized for maximum heat transfer and it can be used without active cooling. The board can maintain the maximum temperature on its surface, while at maximum current output, below 55°C at 25°C ambient temperature. An example of the electrical performance simulation, as well as the verification methodology and the test bench realised will be shown.

  1. A digitally controlled PWM/PSM dual-mode DC/DC converter

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    A digitally controlled pulse width modulation/pulse skip modulation (PWM/PSM) dual-mode buck DC/DC converter is proposed. Its operation mode can be automatically chosen as continuous conduction mode (CCM) or discontinuous conduction mode (DCM). The converter works in PSM at DCM and in 2 MHz PWM at CCM. Switching loss is reduced at a light load by skipping cycles. Thus high conversion efficiency is realized in a wide load current. The implementations of PWM control blocks, such as the ADC, the digital pulse width modulator (DPWM) and the loop compensator, and PSM control blocks are described in detail. The parameters of the loop compensator can be programmed for different external component values and switching frequencies, which is much more flexible than its analog rivals. The chip is manufactured in 0.13 ?m CMOS technology and the chip area is 1.21 mm2. Experimental results show that the conversion efficiency is high, being 90% at 200 mA and 67% at 20 mA. Meanwhile, the measured load step response shows that the proposed dual-mode converter has good stability. (semiconductor integrated circuits)

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

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    Ahmad Saudi Samosir

    2011-10-01

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

  3. Design and Analysis of a Novel DC-DC Converter Fed from Multiple Voltage Sources

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    Rashmi, M. R.; Suresh, A.; Nageswararao, T.

    2012-01-01

    A novel DC-DC converter is proposed in the work carried out powered from multiple sources. The power conversion circuit consists of less number of active power switches with associated passive components. By adjusting the duty-ratio of the active power switch, the power sharing between two power sources and proposed three sources; as well as the output voltage regulation can be made. The simulation and experimental results for conventional two sources and proposed three sources fed DC-DC conv...

  4. Control and Analysis of Synchronous Rectifier Buck Converter for ZVS in Light Load Condition

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    NIMMY JOSEPH

    2013-01-01

    This paper aims to improve the efficiency of a dc-dc buck converter. It enables a synchronous rectifier buck converter to realize zero voltage switching in light load condition. The replacement of output rectifier diode by MOSFET can minimize conduction losses and increase the efficiency of the circuit. The control technique introduced in this paper enables a SR buck converter to carry out ZVS in light load condition to increase efficiency. No extra auxiliary switches or RLC passive component...

  5. Design of A Bidirectional Dc-Dc Converter For Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV Using MATLAB

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    DHARAM DUTTA, SOUVIK GANGULI

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The design of a 60 kW bidirectional DC-DC converter is addressed in this paper. The paper also discusses the operation and role of dc-dc converter in Electric Vehicle (EV and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV. Various circuits and their analysis are done to review the operation and design of converter. Results show that at 20Hz operation converter efficiency is better when ETD49 shape is used rather than EC70. However efficiencies are greater with ferrite materials rather than iron powder.

  6. Design of A Bidirectional Dc-Dc Converter For Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) Using MATLAB

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    DHARAM DUTTA, SOUVIK GANGULI

    2013-01-01

    The design of a 60 kW bidirectional DC-DC converter is addressed in this paper. The paper also discusses the operation and role of dc-dc converter in Electric Vehicle (EV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV). Various circuits and their analysis are done to review the operation and design of converter. Results show that at 20Hz operation converter efficiency is better when ETD49 shape is used rather than EC70. However efficiencies are greater with ferrite materials rather than iron powder.

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

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    Cravero, Jean-Marc

    2013-01-01

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

  8. Autonomous ultra-low power DC/DC converter for Microbial Fuel Cells

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    Adami, Salah-Eddine; Degrenne, Nicolas; Vollaire, Christian; Allard, Bruno; Buret, François; Costa, François

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, an ultra-low voltage and power DC/DC converter is presented. This converter harvests energy from a Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) in order to feed another circuit such as an autonomous wireless sensor. The MFC behaves as a voltage generator of 475mV open-circuit voltage with a 600? serial internal impedance. The maximum delivered power is therefore around 100?W. The DC/DC converter provides output voltage in the range 2-7.5V and performs impedance matching with source. The convert...

  9. Discontinuous Buck Converter

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    This animation, created by faculty at Dartmouth University, is a discontinuous buck converter. The resource features other animations such as boost and discontinuous converters. They also add simple diode, bridge and half-wave rectifiers. Although simple in design, this can still be a useful resource for those interested in electrical engineering.

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

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    V. V. Subrahmanya Kumar Bhajana

    2012-01-01

    A novel active clamp dual half bridge DC/DC converter with bidirectional power flow is proposed in this paper and comparative analysis between active clamp DHB ZVZCS and ZVS-ZCS bidirectional DC-DC converter topologies is also presented. By adding active clamping circuits to both bridges, zero voltage and zero current switching are achieved to improve the performance of the bidirectional DC/DC converter. The principle of operation is analyzed and simulated. With the proposed active clamp ZVZC...

  11. DC/DC Power Converter for Super-Capacitor Supplied by Electric Power Splitter

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    Haubert, T.; Mindl, P.

    The aim of the article is design of DC/DC converter and discussing of problematic supply using electric power splitter. The electric power splitter with AC/DC converter is source for the DC/DC converter, which is dedicated for charging and discharging of hybrid car drive super-capacitor energy storage. The electric power splitter is synchronous machine with two rotating parts. First rotor contains permanent magnet and the second rotor contains three-phase windings. The amplitude of output voltage depends on difference between first and second rotor speed. The main role of the DC/DC converter is to optimize energy content in super-capacitor storage used to acceleration and deceleration driving period of the passenger car with hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) drive system using electric power splitter.

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

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    Pittini, Riccardo; Zhang, Zhe

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Wahyu Mulyo Utomo; Sim Sy Yi; Yonis M.Y. Buswig; Afarul Abu Bakar; Md Zarafi Ahmad

    2012-01-01

    This paper proposes a neural network control scheme of a DC-DC Flyback converter that will step up a 12V DC and applied it on brushless DC motor with 12 and 24V dc. In this technique, a back propagation learning algorithm is derived. The controller is designed to track the output voltage of the DC-DC converter and to improve performance of the Flyback converter during transient operations. Furthermore, to investigate the effectiveness of the proposed controller, some operations such as starti...

  14. High Step Up Dc-Dc Converter For Non-Conventional Energy Source

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    K. Kuralanban; K. Muthulakshmi

    2013-01-01

    The demand for non-isolated high step-up dc–dc converters in applications such as dc backup energy systems for UPS, photovoltaicand fuel cell systems, and hybrid electric vehicles has been gradually increasing. This project proposes a non-isolated step-up dc–dc converter with an improved switching method. The proposed converter shows zero-voltage switching turn-on of the switches in continuous conduction mode as well as reduced turnoff switching losses using resonant PWM.As a result of the pr...

  15. Elimination of output voltage oscillations in DC-DC converter using PWM with PI controller

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    Sreenivasappa Veeranna Bhupasandra

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the SIMULINK model of a PWM controlled DC-DC converter is modeled using switching function concept to control the speed of the DC motor. The presence of the voltage oscillation cycles due to higher switching frequency in the DC-DC converter is identified. The effect of these oscillations on the output voltage of the converter, Armature current, Developed torque and Speed of the DC motor is analyzed. In order to minimize the oscillation cycles the PI controller is proposed in the PWM controller.

  16. High power density dc/dc converter: Component selection and design

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    Divan, Deepakraj M.

    1989-01-01

    Further work pertaining to design considerations for the new high power, high frequency dc/dc converters is discussed. The goal of the project is the development of high power, high power density dc/dc converters at power levels in the multi-kilowatt to megawatt range for aerospace applications. The prototype converter is rated for 50 kW at a switching frequency of 50 kHz, with an input voltage of 200 Vdc and an output of 2000 Vdc. The overall power density must be in the vicinity of 0.2 to 0.3 kg/kW.

  17. PHOTOVOLTAIC BASED HIGH-EFFICIENCY SINGLE-INPUT MULTIPLE-OUTPUT DC-DC CONVERTER

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    Kondalaiah?, J.; Rahul?, I.

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to develop a photo voltaic power generation based high-efficiency multiple-output dc–dc converter. The proposed converter can boost the voltage of a low-voltage input power source to a controllable high-voltage dc bus and middle-voltage output terminals. In this paper, a coupled-inductor based dc–dc converter scheme utilizes only one power switch with the properties of voltage clamping and soft switching, and the corresponding device specifications are adequately ...

  18. ZVS Bridge Leg and ZCS Bridge Leg DC-DC Converter with Tapped Inductor Filter

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    Moisseev, Serguei; Hamada, Satoshi; Nakaoka, Mutsuo

    In this paper, a novel full-bridge soft-switching phase-shifted PWM DC-DC power converter circuit is presented. A tapped inductor filter is implemented in the proposed converter topology to achieve soft switching commutation for the active power switches under wide load variation range, to minimize circulating current without using additional resonant circuit and/or auxiliary switching devices. The effectiveness of the proposed soft-switching DC-DC power converter is verified in experiment with 2kW-100kHz breadboard circuit using IGBTs.

  19. A Pedagogical Approach for Modeling and Simulation of Switching Mode DC-DC Converters for Power Electronics Course

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    Han Yang

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The power electronics course is a rather challenging subject for instructors and undergraduate students pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. To enhance teaching effectiveness and motivate self-learning capabilities of the students, this paper presents a pedagogical approach for mathematical modeling and simulation of switching mode DC-DC converters. The Buck and Boost converters are analyzed as benchmark systems to study the power converter modeling methodologies. And a comparative analysis using digital simulation from Matlab/Simulink and ATP/EMTP is presented. A summary of student survey is also presented, which shows a high level of satisfaction. The presented pedagogical approach would be useful for classroom teaching for the power electronics course and similar engineering courses.

  20. Controlling DC-DC converters by chaos-based pulse width modulation to reduce EMI

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    In this paper, periodic and chaotic behaviors of DC-DC converters under certain parametric conditions are simulated, experimentally verified, and analyzed. Motivated by the work of J.H.B. Deane and D.C. Hamill in 1996, where chaotic phenomena are useful in suppressing electromagnetic interference (EMI) by adjusting the parameters of the DC-DC converter and making it operate in chaos, a chaos-based pulse width modulation (CPWM) is proposed to distribute the harmonics of the DC-DC converters continuously and evenly over a wide frequency range, thereby reducing the EMI. The output waves and spectral properties of the EMI are simulated and analyzed as the carrier frequency or amplitude changes with regard to different chaotic maps. Simulation and experimental results are given to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed CPWM, which provides a good example of applying chaos theory in engineering practice.

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

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

    2008-10-15

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

  2. High Current Planar Magnetics for High Efficiency Bidirectional DC-DC Converters for Fuel Cell Applications

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    Pittini, Riccardo; Zhang, Zhe

    2014-01-01

    Efficiency is one of the main concerns during the design phase of switch mode power supply. Planar magnetics based on PCB windings have the potential to reduce the magnetic manufacturing cost however, one of their main drawbacks comes from their low filling factor and high stray capacitance. This paper presents an analysis of different planar windings configurations focusing on dc and ac resistances in order to achieve highly efficiency in dc-dc converters. The analysis considers different copper thicknesses form 70 ?m up to 1500 ?m (extreme copper PCB) taking into account manufacturing complexity and challenges. The analysis is focused on a high current inductor for a dc-dc converter for fuel cell applications and it is based on FEM simulations. Analysis and results are verified on a 6 kW dc-dc isolated full bridge boost converter prototype based on fully planar magnetics achieving a peak efficiency of 97.8%.

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

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

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

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    Silva-Ortigoza, R.; Silva-Ortigoza, G.; Hernández-Guzmán, V. M.; Saldaña-González, G.; Marcelino-Aranda, M.; Marciano-Melchor, M.

    2012-05-01

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

  5. A 10 kW dc-dc converter using IGBTs with active snubbers

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

    1993-07-01

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

  6. Soft switching bidirectional DC-DC converter for ultracapacitor-batteries interface

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    In this paper a new soft switching bidirectional DC-DC converter is introduced which can be applied as the interface circuit between ultracapacitors and batteries or fuel cells. All semiconductor devices in the proposed converter are soft switched while the control circuit remains PWM. Due to achieved soft switching condition, the energy conversion through the proposed converter is highly efficient. The proposed converter is analyzed and a prototype converter is implemented. The presented experimental results confirm the theoretical analysis.

  7. Three-port DC-DC converter with new integrated transformer for DC Distribution Systems

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    Ouyang, Ziwei; Andersen, Michael A. E.

    2014-01-01

    A new integrated transformer for three-port dc-dc converter is proposed to overcome the power coupling effect existed in some known multiple inputs dc-dc converters. Orthogonal primary windings arrangement and in series connection of diagonal secondary Windings enables a fully power decoupling between the multiple inputs while the output power is still coupled with all inputs. The energy is accordingly allowed to deliver into the output load simultaneously or at any time-multiplexing scheme. 1-kW experimental prototypes have been built to demonstrate a well-managed power flow for photovoltaic (PV) and battery standalone system.

  8. Design and Analysis of a Novel DC-DC Converter Fed from Multiple Voltage Sources

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    M.R.Rashmi

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available A novel DC-DC converter is proposed in the work carried out powered from multiple sources. The power conversion circuit consists of less number of active power switches with associated passive components. By adjusting the duty-ratio of the active power switch, the power sharing between two power sources and proposed three sources; as well as the output voltage regulation can be made. The simulation and experimental results for conventional two sources and proposed three sources fed DC-DC converter are presented in this paper.

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

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    Shiny Vikram, G.

    2014-01-01

    With the shortage of the energy and ever increasing of the oil price, research on the renewable and green energy sources, especially the solar arrays and the fuel cells, becomes more and more important. How to achieve high step-up and high efficiency DC/DC converters is the major consideration in the renewable power applications due to the low voltage of PV arrays and fuel cells. In this paper a coupled inductor dc-dc converter for photovoltaic system is proposed. The circuit configuration of...

  10. Half bridge ZVS DC-DC converter with DCS PWM active clamp technique

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    JANAPATI SIVAVARA PRASAD

    2012-01-01

    Half bridge (HB) dc–dc converter is an attractive topology for middle power level applications owing to its simplicity. This paper presents a new control scheme, to be known as duty-cycle shifted PWM (DCS PWM) control, is proposed and applied to the conventional HB dc–dc converters to achieve ZVS for one of the two switches without adding extra components and without adding asymmetric penalties of the complementary control. The concept of this new control scheme is shifting one o...

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

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    Fang, Chung-Chieh

    2012-01-01

    By transforming an exact stability condition, a new Nyquist-like plot is proposed to predict occurrences of three typical instabilities in DC-DC converters. The three instabilities are saddle-node bifurcation (coexistence of multiple solutions), period-doubling bifurcation (subharmonic oscillation), and Neimark bifurcation (quasi-periodic oscillation). In a single plot, it accurately predicts whether an instability occurs and what type the instability is. The plot is equivalent to the Nyquist plot, and it is a useful design tool to avoid these instabilities. Nine examples are used to illustrate the accuracy of this new plot to predict instabilities in the buck or boost converter with fixed or variable switching frequency.

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

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    Polenov, Dieter

    2010-01-15

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

  13. A novel trajectory prediction control for proximate time-optimal digital control DC—DC converters

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    Qing, Wang; Ning, Chen; Shen, Xu; Weifeng, Sun; Longxing, Shi

    2014-09-01

    The purpose of this paper is to present a novel trajectory prediction method for proximate time-optimal digital control DC—DC converters. The control method provides pre-estimations of the duty ratio in the next several switching cycles, so as to compensate the computational time delay of the control loop and increase the control loop bandwidth, thereby improving the response speed. The experiment results show that the fastest transient response time of the digital DC—DC with the proposed prediction is about 8 ?s when the load current changes from 0.6 to 0.1 A.

  14. Comments on "Bifurcations in DC-DC Switching Converters: Review of Methods and Applications"

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    Fang, Chung-Chieh

    2012-01-01

    In a review paper [1] (El Aroudi, et al., 2005), two stability conditions for DC-DC converters are presented. However, these two conditions were published years earlier at least in a journal paper [2] (Fang and Abed, 2001). In this note, the similar texts of [1] and [2] are compared.

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

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    R. Samuel Rajesh Babu

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a comparison of half bridgeand full bridge isolated, soft-switched, DC-DC converters forElectrolysis application. An electrolyser is a part of renewableenergy system which generates hydrogen from water electrolysisthat used in fuel cells. A DC-DC converter is required to coupleelectrolyser to system DC bus. The proposed DC-DC converter isrealized in both full-bridge and half-bridge topology in order toachieve zero voltage switching for the power switches and toregulate the output voltage. Switching losses are reduced by zerovoltage switching. Switching stresses are reduced by usingresonant inductor and capacitor. The proposed DC-DC converterhas advantages like high power density, low EMI, reducedswitching stresses, high circuit efficiency and stable outputvoltage. The MATLAB simulation results show that the output ofconverter is free from the ripples and regulated output voltage andthis type of converter can be used for electrolyser application .Experimental results are obtained from a MOSFET based DC-DCConverter with LC filter. The

  16. Bifurcation and Chaos in a Pulse Width modulation controlled Buck Converter

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    Kocewiak, Lukasz; Bak, Claus Leth

    2007-01-01

    Power electronic system with pulse width modulation (PWM) control is studied. Behaviour characteristic for a nonlinear dynamical system is observed and theoretically explained. A DC-DC buck converter controlled by a voltage feedback is taken as an example. The studied system is described by a system of piecewise-smooth nonautonomous differential equations. The research are focused on chaotic oscillations analysis and analytical search for bifurcations dependent on parameter. The most frequent route to chaos by the period doubling is observed in the second order DC-DC buck converter. Other bifurcations as a complex behaviour in power electronic system evidence are also described. In order to verify theoretical study the experimental DC-DC buck converter was build. The results obtained from three sources were presented and compared. A very good agreement between theory and experiment was observed.

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

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    Ouyang, Ziwei; ZHANG, ZHE; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius; Andersen, Michael A. E.

    2011-01-01

    In most power electronics converters, the overall volume is mainly determined by the number of parts and the size of passive components. Integrated magnetics and planar magnetics techniques therefore have been an excellent option in order to reduce the counts and the size of magnetic components, hereby increasing the power density of converters. In this paper, a new planar integrated magnetics (PIM) module for a phase-shift plus duty cycle controlled hybrid bi-directional dc-dc converter is p...

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

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    Ouyang, Ziwei; ZHANG, ZHE; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius; Andersen, Michael A. E.; Poulsen, Ole; Bjorklund, Thomas

    2010-01-01

    In the most power electronics converters, the overall volume is mainly determined by the number of parts and the size of passive components. Integrated magnetics and planar magnetics techniques therefore have been an excellent option in order to reduce the count and the size of magnetic components, hereby increasing the power density of converters. A new planar integrated magnetics (PIM) technique for a phase-shift plus duty cycle controlled hybrid bi-directional DC/DC converter is pres...

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

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    Girish Ganesan R; Prabhakar, M.

    2013-01-01

    The output voltage from most renewable energy sources like photovoltaic arrays and fuel cells will be at low level. This must be stepped up considerably for practical utilization or grid connection. The presented multilevel boost converter DC-DC converter topology consists of the conventional boost converter and voltage doubler stages to provide high voltage gain. The proposed topology uses only one switch along with one inductor, (2N-1) diodes and (2N-1) capacitors for obtaining an output wh...

  20. Optimization of transistors for very high frequency dc-dc converters

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    Perreault, David J.; Sagneri, Anthony D.; Anderson, David I.

    2009-01-01

    This document presents a method to optimize integrated LDMOS transistors for use in very high frequency (VHF, 30-300 MHz) dc-dc converters. A transistor model valid at VHF switching frequencies is developed. Device parameters are related to layout geometry and the resulting layout vs. loss tradeoffs are illustrated. A method of finding an optimal layout for a given converter application is developed and experimentally verified in a 50 MHz converter, resulting in a 35% reduction in power loss ...

  1. A High Voltage-lift Efficient Isolated Full Bridge DC-DC Converter

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    Gopi, A.; Saravanakumar, R.

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study is to propose a high voltage lift isolated full bridge dc-dc converter. The proposed converter consists of an isolation transformer a low turn ratio to obtain high step up voltage gain. The secondary of the transformer connected with two boosting capacitors which connects parallel when power switches switch on period and discharged in series during the switch off period. In addition full bridge converter on primary side consists of clamping diode and capacitor, leakage e...

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  4. Differential Mode EMI Filter Design for Isolated DC-DC Boost Converter

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    Makda, Ishtiyaq Ahmed; Nymand, Morten

    2014-01-01

    A Differential Mode EMI filter for a low input voltage high-current isolated dc-dc boost converter is designed and presented in this paper. The primary side Differential Mode noise voltage is low due to the high transformer turn ratio, however, the input current is very high and since the EMI limit also does not change for such converters, it requires greatly optimized design approach for the filter including the correct sizing of the filter components. A complete analytical filter design process is carried out such a way that the Differential Mode noise voltage source in the converter is identified first. The DM noise model is then established and based on the harmonic analysis of the noise source voltage waveform, the complete Differential Mode EMI filter, including the filter resonance damping branch, is designed for a 3kW isolated dc-dc boost converter. The noise model and its theoretical analysis is verified by means of experimental results.

  5. Soft Switched Multi-Output PWM DC-DC Converter

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    Rashmi Sharma

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a new soft switched cell that overcomes most of the drawbacks of the normal "hard switched-pulse width modulation" converter is proposed to contrive a new family of soft switched PWM converters. All of the semiconductor devices in this converter are turned on and off under exact or near zero voltage switching (ZVS and/or zero current switching (ZCS. No additional voltage and current stresses on the main switch and main diode occur. A push-pull converter equipped with the proposed snubber cell is analyzed in detail. The predicted operation principles and theoretical analysis of the presented converter are verified with a prototype of a 50W PWM push-pull multi-output converter with insulated MOSFET and for regulation of slave outputs magnetic amplifier post regulators are considered as post regulators. Moreover; this multioutput converter has a simple structure, low cost, and ease of control circuitry.

  6. Predictive Trailing-Edge Modulation Average Current Control in DC-DC Converters

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    LASCU, D.; Draghici, D.

    2013-01-01

    The paper investigates predictive digital average current control (PDACC) in dc/dc converters using trailing-edge modulation (TEM). The study is focused on the recurrence duty cycle equation and then stability analysis is performed. It is demonstrated that average current control using trailing-edge modulation is stable on the whole range of the duty cycle and thus design problems are highly reduced. The analysis is carried out in a general manner, independent of converter topology and th...

  7. PWM-BASED SLIDING MODE CONTROL OF DC-DC BOOST CONVERTER

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    Swarada S. Muley

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores brief idea of the Design and simulation of DC/DC Boost Converter using Pulse Width Modulation based Sliding Mode Controller operating in Continuous Conduction Mode is discussed. The performance and properties of Sliding Mode Controller is compared with conventional controllers Proportional Integral Derivative (PID controller and Proportional Integral (PI controller. The derived Controller/Converter system is feasible for step up purposes, as it is exposed to significant variations and input changes.

  8. PWM-BASED SLIDING MODE CONTROL OF DC-DC BOOST CONVERTER

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    Swarada S. Muley; Ravindra M. Nagarale

    2013-01-01

    This paper explores brief idea of the Design and simulation of DC/DC Boost Converter using Pulse Width Modulation based Sliding Mode Controller operating in Continuous Conduction Mode is discussed. The performance and properties of Sliding Mode Controller is compared with conventional controllers Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) controller and Proportional Integral (PI) controller. The derived Controller/Converter system is feasible for step up purposes, as it is exposed to significant ...

  9. Adaptive Non-singular Terminal Sliding Mode Control for DC-DC Converters

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    YU, Y; Fan, L.

    2011-01-01

    DC-DC converters have some inherent characteristics such as high nonlinearity and time-variation, which often result in some difficulties in designing control schemes. An adaptive non-singular terminal sliding mode control method is presented in this paper. Non-singular terminal sliding mode control is used to make the converter reach steady state within a limited time, and an adaptive law is integrated to the non-singular terminal sliding mode control scheme to make the proposed control me...

  10. High-Temperature SOI/SiC-Based DC-DC Converter Suite

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    Alexander B. Lostetter; Roberto M. Schupbach; Jared Hornberger; Robert Shaw; Brice McPherson; Bradley A. Reese

    2008-01-01

    A complete design strategy (mechanical and electrical) for a 25 W 28 V/5 V dc-dc converter utilizing SiC and SOI electronics is presented. The converter includes a high-temperature SOI-based PWM controller featuring 150 kHz operation, a PID feedback loop, maximum duty cycle limit, complementary or symmetrical outputs, and a bootstrapped high-side gate driver. Several...

  11. An imroved design for ZVT DC-DC PWM converters with snubber assisted auxiliary switch

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    Russi, J.; Martins, M. L.; Gru?ndling, H. A.; Pinheiro, H.; Pinheiro, J. R.; Hey, H. L.

    2005-01-01

    This paper proposes an improved design to calculate the snubber auxiliary elements of ZVT DC-DC PWM converters with snubber assisted auxiliary switch. The proposed improved design guidelines are based on the reduction of the conduction losses through the auxiliary circuit. It is accomplished by the unique location of the turn-off snubber capacitor, which is shared by both active switches. By means of this improved design guidelines the converter efficiency can be increased. An efficiency comp...

  12. High Step-Up DC-DC Converter for Distributed Generation System

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    Jayakrishnan, V. K.; Sarin, M. V.; Archana, K.; Elangovan, D.; Saravanakumar, R.; Praveen Kumar, M.

    2013-01-01

    This study proposes a method which consists of High step up DC-DC converter with a coupled inductor for distributed generation system. Theoretically the conventional boost converter provides high step up voltage gain but in practical it is limited by reverse recovery problem of diode, effective series impedance of inductors and capacitors and switching losses. High charged current and conduction losses occur in the switch when voltage lift and switched capacitor techniques are used. In the pr...

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

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    Zhiwen Yu; Da Xie; Junqi Feng

    2013-01-01

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

  14. Linear-assisted DC/DC converters with modified current-mode control applied to photovoltaic solar systems

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    Marti?nez Garci?a, Herminio

    2014-01-01

    This article shows the proposal of a current-mode one-cycle control for linear-assisted DC/DC converters. Linearassisted DC/DC converters are structures that allow to take advantages of the two classic alternatives in the design of power supply systems: voltage linear regulators (classic NPN topology or LDO –low dropout–) and switching DC/DC converters. The current-mode one-cycle control technique is proposed in order to obtain the duty cycle of the linear-assisted converter switch. The p...

  15. Symmetrical multilevel converters with two quadrant DC-DC feeding

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    Schibli, Nikolaus

    2000-01-01

    In the technology sector of power electronics and control, the multilevel converter technology is still a rather new research area, but the application possibilities in the field of power drives and energy will demand more solutions with this promising technology. In the future, more converter systems will be realized with the multilevel topology. Up to now, multilevel converters have only been used in very particular applications, mainly due to the high costs and complexity of the multilevel...

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

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    Vladimir Ruscin

    2008-01-01

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

  17. Soft Switched Multi-Output PWM DC-DC Converter

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    Rashmi Sharma

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, a new soft switched cell that overcomes most of the drawbacks of the normal "hard switched-pulse width modulation" converter is proposed to contrive a new family of soft switched PWM converters. All of the semiconductor devices in this converter are turned on and off under exact or near zero voltage switching (ZVS) and/or zero current switching (ZCS). No additional voltage and current stresses on the main switch and main diode occur. A push-pull converter equipped with the prop...

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

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    Wahyu Mulyo Utomo

    2012-01-01

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

  19. SUBCONTRACT REPORT: DC-DC Converter for Fuel Cell and Hybrid Vehicles

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    Marlino, Laura D [ORNL; Zhu, Lizhi [Ballard Power Systems/Siemens VDO

    2007-07-01

    The goal of this project is to develop and fabricate a 5kW dc-dc converter with a baseline 14V output capability for fuel cell and hybrid vehicles. The major objectives for this dc-dc converter technology are to meet: Higher efficiency (92%); High coolant temperature,e capability (105 C); High reliability (15 Years/150,000miles); Smaller volume (5L); Lower weight (6kg); and Lower cost ($75/kW). The key technical challenge for these converters is the 105 C coolant temperatures. The power switches and magnetics must be designed to sustain these operating temperatures reliably, without a large cost/mass/volume penalty.

  20. Design and Implementation of Three Phase Parallel DC - DC Converter for Low Power and Distribution Applications

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    M. Joly

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The steady state stability and performance characteristics of dc grid in electric power system used for low power and building applications are very crucial. When one converter alone extends power to all loads, life of the system is reduced due to increase in temperature, and there is limitation for expansion of capacity. These limitations are overcome by parallel functioning of bidirectional extended dc-dc converter. In this paper design and simulation of three phase parallel bidirectional dc-dc converter is discussed. The ability and performance of the system to get ripple reduction and steady state output is verified through simulation and experimentation. The design proposed can be used in dc distribution system construction and low power applications. 

  1. 5 kW DC/DC converter for hydrogen generation from photovoltaic sources

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    Garrigos, A.; Blanes, J.M.; Carrasco, J.A.; Lizan, J.L. [Area de Tecnologia Electronica, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Avda. de la Universidad s/n, 03202 Elche, Alicante (Spain); Beneito, R. [AIJU, Avda. de la Industria 23, 03440 Ibi, Alicante (Spain); Molina, J.A. [Grupo SITEC, Calle Cadiz 38, Poligono Industrial L' Alfac III, 03440 Ibi, Alicante (Spain)

    2010-06-15

    This paper covers the design of a DC-DC power converter aimed for hydrogen production from photovoltaic sources. Power conditioning for such application is usually driven by different constraints: high step-down conversion ratio is required if the input voltage of such equipment has to be compatible with photovoltaic sources that are connected to grid-connected inverters; galvanic isolation; high efficiency and low mass. Taking into account those factors, this work proposes a push-pull DC/DC converter for power levels up to 5 kW. The operation and features of the converter are presented and analyzed. Design guidelines are suggested and experimental validation is also given. (author)

  2. PHOTOVOLTAIC BASED HIGH-EFFICIENCY SINGLE-INPUT MULTIPLE-OUTPUT DC-DC CONVERTER

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    J.Kondalaiah?

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to develop a photo voltaic power generation based high-efficiency multiple-output dc–dc converter. The proposed converter can boost the voltage of a low-voltage input power source to a controllable high-voltage dc bus and middle-voltage output terminals. In this paper, a coupled-inductor based dc–dc converter scheme utilizes only one power switch with the properties of voltage clamping and soft switching, and the corresponding device specifications are adequately designed. As a result, the objectives of high-efficiency power conversion, high step up ratio, and various output voltages with different levels can be obtained.

  3. High Step Up Dc-Dc Converter For Non-Conventional Energy Source

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    K. Kuralanban

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The demand for non-isolated high step-up dc–dc converters in applications such as dc backup energy systems for UPS, photovoltaicand fuel cell systems, and hybrid electric vehicles has been gradually increasing. This project proposes a non-isolated step-up dc–dc converter with an improved switching method. The proposed converter shows zero-voltage switching turn-on of the switches in continuous conduction mode as well as reduced turnoff switching losses using resonant PWM.As a result of the proposed switching method, the switching losses associated with diode reverse recovery become negligible even in the small duty cycle. The capacitance in the auxiliary circuit is significantly reduced compared to the pulse width modulation method. The duty cycle loss is further reduced resulting in increased step-up ratio.The result of the project is implemented in Simulation using MATLAB Simulink Software.

  4. Novel Full-bridge ZVS DC-DC Converter with an Clamp Diodes

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    Guangqun, Nan; Xue, Hu

    The two arms of this converter all work at zero-voltage switching condition, that bring many advantages, such as little loss of power, simple control, etc. But these also exists some problems, such as parasitic oscillation on the output rectifier diodes. A novel full-bridge ZVS PWM DC-DC converter which adopts two clamping diodes in the first side of the transformer is proposed to reduce the parasitic oscillation in this paper. In this paper, It heavily analyzes the realization process of their soft-switching and the reason of related issues and solution, we establishes simulation model and simulates using orCAD. Finally,a 5 kW ZVS PWM DC-DC converter Prototype in that TMS320F2812 is the core controlled chip has been set up, and the experiments showed us the validation of the correlative theory.

  5. Novel half-bridge inductive DC-DC isolated converters for fuel cell applications

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    Lembeye, Yves; Dang Bang, Viet; Lefèvre, Guillaume; Ferrieux, Jean-Paul

    2009-01-01

    This paper proposes a new class of converters based on the inductive input converters for the design of a power electronic interface for fuel cell (FC) applications. After studying the half-bridge structure, two soft-switching dc-dc converters are analyzed: one operating in zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) mode and the other in zero-current-switching (ZCS) mode. The ZVS converter can overcome the drawbacks of the original structure but is more complicated. The ZCS converter cannot operate at duty...

  6. Isolated Bidirectional DC–DC Converter for SuperCapacitor Applications

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    Dehnavi, Sayed M. D.; Sen, Gökhan

    2011-01-01

    This paper proposes a new bidirectional DC/DC converter for supercapacitor applications. The proposed converter has a parallel structure in supercapacitor side (where voltage is low and current is high) and a series structure in the other side. This structure increases efficiency of the converter. For current sharing in the parallel side of the proposed converter, two different methods are recommended and compared in this paper: Current balancing transformer (CBT) and two separate inductors (TSI). Simulation and experimental results show performance of the proposed converter.

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

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    Chub, Andrii; Husev, Oleksandr

    2014-01-01

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

  8. Modeling the Bi-directional DC-DC Converter for HEV's

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    Chongwu Wang

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Hybrid Electrical Vehicles-HEV!?s are the importnt ways to improve vehicle performance. The transformer isolated bi-directional DC-DC converters are the key components of the traction system in HEV!?s. This paper presents adetail mathematic model of isolated bi-directional DC-DC converter for HEV!?s. Approximate models are important mathematic methods especially for analysis and closed-loop control design converter circuits.  These differential equations, which govern the converter operation, change periodically among a set of linear differential equations because of the switch effect. Basing on the time-scale the state variables was separate as fast-scale and slow-scale variables. The fast changing variable of the leakage inductor was eliminated by substitute the fast-scale variable into slow-scale variable equations, resulting in reduced order differential equations. From this set of  reduced orderdifferential equations the completely averaged model of the isolated DC/DC converter was derived. The simulated results reveal that the circuit and mathematical model are consistent very well. The averaged state variables can be treated as a small component plus a DC component, so the averaged model can be separated a dynamic small signal part and a DC part. This linearized small signal model is suit for control design and analysis at a steady point that is decided by the DC component. As an example a PI controller was design basing on the linear model.

  9. Pulse-width modulated DC-DC power converters

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    Kazimierczuk, Marian K

    2008-01-01

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

  10. Pulse Skipping Modulated DC-DC Converter Modeling and Simulation

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    Srinivasan, Ramamurthy; Ranjan, Vanaja P.

    2010-01-01

    Pulse Skipping Modulated converters havelow switching losses and are more efficient at lightloads than conventional PWM converters. A Buckconverter with Pulse Skipping Modulation controlwhereby pulses applied to the switch are blocked orreleased on output voltage crossing a predeterminedvalue is considered in this paper for applicationsinvolving sources with wide variations in voltage.Results of the study on the performance of regulatorcircuit are presented. The regulator workssatisfactorily ...

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

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    V.V.Subrahmanya Kumar Bhajana

    2012-06-01

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

  12. A DC-DC Conversion Powering Scheme for the CMS Phase-1 Pixel Upgrade

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    Feld, Lutz Werner; Marcel Friedrichs; Richard Hensch; Karpinski, Waclaw; Klein, Katja; Sammet, Jan Domenik; Wlochal, Michael

    2012-01-01

    The powering scheme of the CMS pixel detector will be described, and the performance of prototype DC-DC buck converters will be presented, including power efficiency, system tests with DC-DC converters and pixel modules, thermal management, reliability at low temperature, and studies of potential frequency locking betwe...

  13. Output voltage regulation of a high-efficiency high step-up DC-DC power converter

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    Malo Barragán, Shane Leonardo; Griñó Cubero, Robert

    2007-01-01

    Step-up dc-dc power converters are needed in many applications. Depending on the voltage conversion ratio, one or another structure should be chosen, usually leading to efficiency vs. conversion ratio trade-offs. Recently, a new class of switchmode dc-dc power converters has been introduced into the literature. These new converters show high efficiency levels at high conversion ratios, making them attractive to applications where efficiency is a major concern. Due to the complexity of the str...

  14. Optimization of Shielded PCB Air-Core Toroids for High-Efficiency DC-DC Converters

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    Orlandi, S; Buso, S; Michelis, S; Fuentes, C A; Kayal, M; Faccio, F; Spiazzi, G

    2011-01-01

    The paper describes the design of optimized printed circuit board (PCB) air-core toroids for high-frequency dc-dc converters with strict requirements in terms of volume and noise. The effect of several design parameters on the overall inductor volume, on dc and ac winding resistance, and on the radiated noise will be investigated. PCB toroids are compared to standard air-core solenoids and other state-of-the-art air-core toroids both theoretically and experimentally: at first, using ANSOFT Maxwell and ANSOFT Q3D simulation tools, and subsequently, with laboratory measurements (irradiated noise, efficiency, and frequency response) on several prototypes. These very flexible and rather easy to manufacture inductors appear very attractive for compact high-frequency dc-dc converters where high efficiency, low volume, and low noise are of primary concern.

  15. Switched capacitor DC-DC converter ASICs for the upgraded LHC trackers

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    The High Luminosity Upgrade of the ATLAS Inner Tracker puts demanding requirements on the powering system of the silicon strip detector modules due to 10-fold increase of the channel count compared to the existing SemiConductor Tracker. Therefore, new solutions for the powering scheme must be elaborated. Currently two possible approaches, the serial powering and the parallel powering scheme using the DC-DC conversion technique, are under development. This paper describes two switched capacitor DC-DC converters designed in a 130 nm technology. For the optimized step-down converter, foreseen for the parallel powering scheme, power efficiency of 97% has been achieved, while for the charge pump, designed for the serial powering scheme, power efficiency of 85% has been achieved.

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

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    Madsen, Mickey Pierre; Knott, Arnold

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a very high frequency DC/DC converter for LED lighting. Several resonant topologies are compared and their usability discussed. At the end the resonant SEPIC converter is chosen based on the achievable power density and total bill of material. Simulations of a 51 MHz converter with 40 V input and 15 V output are made. The simulation shows possibility of achieving efficiency up to 87 % even with a HEXFET Power MOSFET. Three prototypes of the simulated converter are implemented showing good correlation with simulations. The prototypes have efficiencies up to 84 % and power densities up to 8.9 W/cm3 (146 W/in3).

  17. A Novel ZVS Bidirectional DC-DC Converter for Fuel Cell Applications

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    Salami, A; Rezaei, E

    2013-01-01

    In this paper a new bidirectional dc-dc converter for a fuel cell system is proposed that has a current tripler rectifier in its low voltage side. The converter is based on a ZVS half bridge topology with current tripler rectifier at the secondary side of transformer. The asymmetrical PWM is used in the converter to achieve ZVS of power switches and to regulate the output voltage at the desired value. The proposed converter has the advantages of high efficiency, high power density and simple ...

  18. Dynamic Modelling & Controller Design for Z-Source DC-DC Converter

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    Shilpa Sarode

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the detailed mathematical modeling of Z-source dc-dc converter (ZSC in continuous conduction mode. Transfer function of ZSC is derived based on mathematical modeling with state space averaging method. This paper has been focused on dynamic modeling of open loop transfer function of ZSC along with design of closed loop controller. MATLAB based simulation results are presented for open loop and close loop system of ZSC.

  19. High Efficiency Resonant DC/DC Converter Utilizing a Resistance Compression Network

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    Inam, Wardah; Perreault, David J.; Afridi, Khurram

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a new topology for a high-efficiency dc/dc resonant power converter that utilizes a resistance compression network (RCN) to provide simultaneous zero-voltage switching and near-zero-current switching across a wide range of input voltage, output voltage, and power levels. The RCN maintains desired current waveforms over a wide range of voltage operating conditions. The use of ON/OFF control in conjunction with narrowband frequency control enables high efficiency to be maint...

  20. Resonant Boost Dc-Dc Converter for a High Frequency Operation

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    Tejaswini R,

    2013-01-01

    With different versions of inverters available, a control of VHF resonant boost dc-dc converter is described in detailed in this paper. Though, a classical Class- ? inverter is well documented in the literature, this is a new version and coupled to resonant rectifier. The twin aspect of any design of resonant boost topology is to mainly feature low device voltage stress and to have high efficiency over wide range of loads. Increased switching frequency allows smaller size of the passive comp...

  1. Boundary Conditions of Subharmonic Oscillations in Fixed-Switching-Frequency DC-DC Converters

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    Fang, Chung-chieh

    2012-01-01

    Design-oriented boundary conditions for subharmonic oscillations are of great interest recently. Based on a subharmonic oscillation boundary condition reported in a PhD thesis more than a decade ago, extended new boundary conditions are derived in closed forms for general switching DC-DC converters. Sampled-data and harmonic balance analyses are applied and generate equivalent results. It is shown that equivalent series resistance causes the boundary conditions for voltage/c...

  2. A VHF Class E DC-DC Converter with Self-Oscillating Gate Driver

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    Andersen, Toke Meyer; Christensen, Søren K.; Knott, Arnold; Andersen, Michael A. E.

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes the analysis and design of a DC-DC converter topology which is operational at frequencies in the Very High Frequency (VHF) band ranging from 30 MHz ? 300 MHz. The presented topology, which consists of a class E inverter, class E rectifier, and self-oscillating gate driver, is inherently resonant, and switching losses are greatly reduced by ensuring Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS) of the power semiconductor devices. A design method to ensure ZVS oper...

  3. Solar Photovoltaic Powered Sailing Boat Using Buck Converter

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    Soumya Das

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of this paper is to establish technical and economical aspects of the application of stand-alone photovoltaic (PV system in sailing boat using a buck converter in order to enhance the power generation and also to minimize the cost. Performance and control of dc-dc converter, suitable for photovoltaic (PV applications, is presented here. A buck converter is employed here which extracts complete power from the PV source and feeds into the dc load. The power, which is fed into the load, is sufficient to drive a boat . With the help of matlab simulink software PV module and buck model has been designed and simulated and also compared with theoretical predictions.

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

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    Devarajan, N.; Parvathy, P.

    2012-01-01

    Problem statement: A half-bridge LLC resonant converter with a voltage doubler rectifier has a simple structure and its Zero-Voltage-Switching (ZVS) capability is excellent from zero to full load condition. But conduction loss is more due to high circulating energy thus reducing the system efficiency. Moreover a variable frequency control method makes the control circuits more complicated than those using the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) control method. Thus, DC drive has lower efficiency whe...

  5. Fuzzy Predictive Control of Step-Down DC-DC Converter Based on Hybrid System Approach

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    Morteza Sarailoo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a fuzzy predictive control scheme is proposed for controlling output voltage of a step-down DC-DC converter in presence of disturbance and uncertainty. The DC-DC converter is considered as a hybrid system and modeled by Mixed Logical Dynamical modeling approach. The main objective of the paper is to design a Fuzzy Predictive Control to achieve desired voltage output without increasing complexity of the hybrid model of DC-DC converter in various conditions. A model predictive control is designed based on the hybrid model and applied to the system. Although the performance of the model predictive control method is satisfactory in normal condition, it suffers from lack of robustness in presence of disturbance and uncertainty. So, to succeed in facing up to the problem a fuzzy supervisor is utilized to adjust the main predictive controller based on the measured states of the system. In this paper it is shown that the proposed fuzzy predictive control scheme has advantages such as simplicity and efficiency in normal operation and robustness in presence of disturbance and uncertainty. Through simulations effectiveness of the proposed method is shown.

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

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    Taeed, Fazel

    2014-01-01

    In the recent decades, shortage of fossil fuels and global warming have increased the demand for renewable energy resources. Dc-dc converters are widely used in renewable energy systems, electric vehicles, and battery chargers. In practical applications, dc-dc converters are required to be regulated by a closed-loop controller. The Peak Current Mode Control (PCMC) is one of the most promising control methods for dc-dc converters. It has been known for high bandwidth (speed), and inherent current protection. Increasing the controller bandwidth decreases the output filter size and cost. Analog controllers (including PCMC) are sensitive to temperature drift, component aging and noise. Digital controllers do not have the aforementioned drawbacks of analog controllers; but they have lower bandwidth than analog controllers due to the sampling and calculation delays. Generally, analog controllers have a bandwidth of 1/10 of the switching frequency. In the current state-of-the-art, the best reported digital PCMC hascrossover frequency of 1/15 of the switching frequency. In this PhD study a novel digital PCMC with negligible delay in the inner current loop has been proposed. The proposed solution has a bandwidth of 1/10 of the switching frequency; which is an improvement of 50% compared to the best reported digital solution, also the achieved crossover frequency is nearly equal to analog controller crossover frequency. Furthermore, the proposed solution offers an adaptive compensation slope; therefore the controlled converter can maintain a high bandwidth over wide range of the operating points. The proposed digital PCMC is modeled and the stability criteria are defined. The digital PCMC is implemented in a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). The experimental results verify the modeling method and the high predicted bandwidth of the proposed controller. Additionally, the small signal model of the isolated full-bridge boost converter is obtained and the modeling method is verified by experimental results. In modeling, the Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) of the inductor and capacitor are also included. Analyzing the obtained model reveals that the small values of capacitor and inductor ESR results in a large resonance peak of complex poles in the voltage to duty cycle transfer function. High efficiency dc-dc converters essentially have low ESR in the capacitor and the inductor. Since the complex poles are eliminated in current mode control; applying the current mode control in high efficiency dc-dc converters results in much higher controller bandwidth.

  7. Design & Implementation of Zero Voltage Switching Buck Converter

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    A.Suresh Kumar

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Zero voltage switching (ZVS buck converter is more preferable over hard switched buck converter for low power, high frequency DC-DC conversion applications. In Zero voltage switching converter, turn on & turn off of a switch occurs at zero voltage that results in lower switching losses. In this converter soft switching is achieved by using resonant components. The optimal values of resonant components are determined by using electric functions derived from circuit configuration. This type of soft switched resonant converter offers very low electromagnetic interference (EMI.This study presents the circuit configuration with least components to realize highly efficient zero voltage switching resonant converter. It’s feasibility is confirmed with the developed proto type model and experimental results are verified.

  8. Isolated Bidirectional Full-Bridge DC–DC Converter with a Flyback Snubber

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    Chitanya; K.Sowjanya; P.Raghavendran

    2013-01-01

    An isolated bidirectional full-bridge dc–dc converter with high conversion ratio, high output power, and soft start-up capability is proposed in this paper. The use of a capacitor, a diode, and a flyback converter can clamp the voltage spike caused by the current difference between the current-fed inductor and leakage inductance of the isolation transformer, and can reduce the current flowing through the active switches at the current-fed side. Operational principle of the proposed converte...

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  10. High Step up DC-DC Converter with PID Controller for Photovoltaic Applications

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    Rakesh Kumar Goudanaikar; Shanmukha Sundar, Dr K.

    2014-01-01

    From the literature survey, it is observed that the need of ac photovoltaic modules in photovoltaic (PV) power-generation market has increased. However, the important aspect is a requirement of a high voltage gain converter for the module’s grid connection through a dc–ac inverter. A high step up dc-dc converter using PI controller is proposed and presented in this paper. Further, the converter proposed in this paper employs a floating active switch, which is designed to isolate the dc cu...

  11. SOFT-SWITCHED HIGH STEP-UP DC-DC CONVERTER WITH HIGH VOLTAGE GAIN

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    J.C. Paul Immanuel; Anitha, D

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a new design of soft switched high step-up dc-dc converter with high voltage gain which is suitable for high power applications such as Uninterruptible Power System (UPS), Photo Voltaic system and hybrid electric vehicles. The emergence of this front-end converter is to improve the shape of active input current given to the system. This converter proposes Soft-Switching technique to achieve ZVS turn on of active switches and ZCS turn off of diodes using Lr - Cr resonance i...

  12. Fast control technique for high frequency DC/DC integrated converter based on non-invasive output capacitance current estimation

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

    2010-01-01

    High switching frequency allows the integration of low power DC/DC converters. Although a high switching frequency would make feasible a voltage mode control with 1MHz bandwidth, parasitic effects and robustness don’t allow such a high bandwidth. This paper proposes a fast control to optimize the dynamic response of high frequency DC/DC converters. The proposed control is based on the peak current mode control of the output capacitor current. The output capacitor current loop provides...

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

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    Meghana G Naik,

    2014-11-01

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

  14. An Effective High Step-Up Interleaved DC-DC Converter Photovoltaic Grid Connection System

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    G. Lakpathi,

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Within the photovoltaic (PV power generation systems in the market, the ac PV module has shown obvious growth. However, a high voltage gain converter is concentrate for the module’s grid connection with dc-ac inverter. This paper proposed a converter that employs a floating active switch to isolate energy from the PV panel when the ac module is OFF; this particular design protects installers and users from electrical hazards. Without extreme duty ratios and numerous turns-ratio of a coupled inductor, this converter achieves a high step-up voltage-conversion ratio; the leakage inductor energy of the coupled inductor is efficiently recycled to the load. These features explain about module’s high-efficiency performance. The detailed operating principles and steady-state analyses of continuous mode is described. A 15 volts produces from photovoltaic which is connects to high step-up dc-dc converter to produces output voltage of 170 volts. The novel proposed system is “an effective high step up interleaved dc-dc converter photovoltaic grid connection system”. In this configuration consists of PV array, high step-up interleaved dc-dc converter and three-phase inverter with grid connected system. In this system, the THD value per phase voltage of three phase inverter output without filter is 1.74% with grid connection system. In this same configuration with 2nd order filter connected of three phase inverter output, the THD value reduced to 0.08%. The results are shown in Matlab/simulink 2009a.

  15. Modeling and Simulation of Sensorless Speed Control of a Buck Converter Controlled Dc Motor

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    Tagreed M. Ali

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigate a sensorless speed control of a separately excited dc motor fed from a buck type dc-dc converter. The control system is designed in digital technique by using a two dimension look-up table. The performance of the drive system was evaluated by digital simulation using Simulink toolbox of Matlab.

  16. Modeling and Simulation of Sensorless Speed Control of a Buck Converter Controlled Dc Motor

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    Tagreed M. Ali; Bassim M. H. Jassim

    2010-01-01

    This paper investigate a sensorless speed control of a separately excited dc motor fed from a buck type dc-dc converter. The control system is designed in digital technique by using a two dimension look-up table. The performance of the drive system was evaluated by digital simulation using Simulink toolbox of Matlab.

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

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    Siwakoti, Yam P.; Loh, Poh Chiang

    2014-01-01

    A new form of magnetically coupled DC/DC converter is proposed for medium power applications (250 W to 2 kW), requiring a high-voltage gain, short inductive charging time and galvanic isolation. The proposed converter can be realised using a unique Y-source impedance network and a two-switch push-pull circuit with voltage-doubling rectification. The converter's voltage gain is presently not matched by any other converter operating at the same switch duty ratio. The converter also has more degrees of freedom in design for setting the desired gain than other converters, and hence can better meet the demands of many applications. The operating principles of the converter have been analysed mathematically, and are verified by both simulation and experiment.

  18. SOFT-SWITCHED HIGH STEP-UP DC-DC CONVERTER WITH HIGH VOLTAGE GAIN

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    J.C. PAUL IMMANUEL

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a new design of soft switched high step-up dc-dc converter with high voltage gain which is suitable for high power applications such as Uninterruptible Power System (UPS, Photo Voltaic system and hybrid electric vehicles. The emergence of this front-end converter is to improve the shape of active input current given to the system. This converter proposes Soft-Switching technique to achieve ZVS turn on of active switches and ZCS turn off of diodes using Lr - Cr resonance in the auxiliary circuit. Therefore reduces the switching losses. Comparatively the voltage conversion ratio of this converter is higher when compared with the ordinary boost converter. Hence the voltage gain of this converter is also higher. A simulation platform is created using MATLAB which illustrates the ZVS and ZCS operation of the switches and diodes. Open loop and closed loop controlled converter systems are modelled and simulated.

  19. Transistor Selection and Design of a VHF DC-DC Power Converter

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    Warren, James R.; Rosowski, Kathryn Anne; Perreault, David J.

    2007-01-01

    This paper explores the design and performance of dc-dc power converters operating in the very high frequency (VHF, 30-300 MHz) range. Methods are presented for assessment and comparison of device losses in VHF operation under soft switching and soft gating conditions. These methods are applied to the development of a 2 W resonant boost converter operating at a switching frequency of 30 MHz. Design of the power stage, resonant gate drive, and control circuitry are treated in detail, and exper...

  20. Interleaved Self-Oscillating Class E Derived Resonant DC/DC Converters

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    Kovacevic, Milovan; Knott, Arnold

    2012-01-01

    A new method for achieving self-oscillating, self-interleaved operation of class E derived resonant DC/DC converters is presented. The proposed method is suitable for operation at frequencies in the Very High Frequency (VHF) band. Interleaved and self-oscillating modes of operation are achieved at the same time with very small number of additional passive components in the interconnection network. To verify the proposed technique, a 110MHz prototype resonant boost converter was designed; experimental results and comparison with SPICE simulation are presented. Peak measured efficiency was 89% in continuous operation.

  1. Hardware Implementation of Evolutionary Algorithm Assisted Digital PID Controllers for DC-DC Converters

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    S.Augustilindiya; S. Palani; K.Vijayarekha; M.BreethiYeltsina

    2013-01-01

    Tuning PID controller parameters using Evolutionary algorithm for an asynchronous Buck converter is presented in this paper. PID controller is one of the solutions for controlling a Buck converter during transient conditions. There are straight forward ways for calculating the parameters for the PID controller in the literature and evolutionary algorithm based approach with a proper fitnessfunction gives superior performance when compared to other methods. Ziegler Nicholas method, Hurwitz pol...

  2. Control and Analysis of Synchronous Rectifier Buck Converter for ZVS in Light Load Condition

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    NIMMY JOSEPH

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to improve the efficiency of a dc-dc buck converter. It enables a synchronous rectifier buck converter to realize zero voltage switching in light load condition. The replacement of output rectifier diode by MOSFET can minimize conduction losses and increase the efficiency of the circuit. The control technique introduced in this paper enables a SR buck converter to carry out ZVS in light load condition to increase efficiency. No extra auxiliary switches or RLC passive components are required. It is of low cost and easy to control.

  3. An Efficient High Gain DC-DC Converter for Automotive Applications

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    Aiswarya T.M.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a high gain DC-DC converter which uses a clamp circuit to achieve soft switching. The proposed converter is designed to supply a high intensity discharge (HID lamp used in automobile head lamps. The converter operates from a 12V input supply and provides an output voltage of 120V at 35W output power. A clamp circuit consisting of a clamp capacitor, clamp switch and resonant inductor will help to achieve zero voltage switching (ZVS of the both main and clamp switches. The practical performance of the converter was validated through experimental results. Results obtained from the prototype hardware prove that the converter meets the requirements of HID lamp application and can be a very good alternative to existing converters.

  4. Light weight, high power, high voltage dc/dc converter technologies

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    Kraus, Robert; Myers, Ira; Baumann, Eric

    1990-01-01

    Power-conditioning weight reductions by orders of magnitude will be required to enable the megawatt-power-level space systems envisioned by the Strategic Defense Initiative, the Air Force, and NASA. An interagency program has been initiated to develop an 0.1-kg/kW dc/dc converter technology base for these future space applications. Three contractors are in the first phase of a competitive program to develop a megawatt dc/dc converter. Researchers at NASA Lewis Research Center are investigating innovative converter topology control. Three different converter subsystems based on square wave, resonant, and super-resonant topologies are being designed. The components required for the converter designs cover a wide array of technologies. Two different switches, one semiconductor and the other gas, are under development. Issues related to thermal management and material reliability for inductors, transformers, and capacitors are being investigated in order to maximize power density. A brief description of each of the concepts proposed to meet the goals of this program is presented.

  5. Bidirectional buck boost converter

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    Esser, A.A.M.

    1998-03-31

    A bidirectional buck boost converter and method of operating the same allows regulation of power flow between first and second voltage sources in which the voltage level at each source is subject to change and power flow is independent of relative voltage levels. In one embodiment, the converter is designed for hard switching while another embodiment implements soft switching of the switching devices. In both embodiments, first and second switching devices are serially coupled between a relatively positive terminal and a relatively negative terminal of a first voltage source with third and fourth switching devices serially coupled between a relatively positive terminal and a relatively negative terminal of a second voltage source. A free-wheeling diode is coupled, respectively, in parallel opposition with respective ones of the switching devices. An inductor is coupled between a junction of the first and second switching devices and a junction of the third and fourth switching devices. Gating pulses supplied by a gating circuit selectively enable operation of the switching devices for transferring power between the voltage sources. In the second embodiment, each switching device is shunted by a capacitor and the switching devices are operated when voltage across the device is substantially zero. 20 figs.

  6. A Novel ZVS Bidirectional DC-DC Converter for Fuel Cell Applications

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    A. Salami

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper a new bidirectional dc-dc converter for a fuel cell system is proposed that has a current tripler rectifier in its low voltage side. The converter is based on a ZVS half bridge topology with current tripler rectifier at the secondary side of transformer. The asymmetrical PWM is used in the converter to achieve ZVS of power switches and to regulate the output voltage at the desired value. The proposed converter has the advantages of high efficiency, high power density and simple circuit configuration. The operation principle and system analysis are described and discussed. Finally, the simulation results for the proposed converter are provided to verify the theoretical analysis.

  7. A Novel ZVS Bidirectional DC-DC Converter for Fuel Cell Applications

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    A. Salami

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available In this paper a new bidirectional dc-dc converter for a fuel cell system is proposed that has a current tripler rectifier in its low voltage side. The converter is based on a ZVS half bridge topology with current tripler rectifier at the secondary side of transformer. The asymmetrical PWM is used in the converter to achieve ZVS of power switches and to regulate the output voltage at the desired value. The proposed converter has the advantages of high efficiency, high power density and simple circuit configuration. The operation principle and system analysis are described and discussed. Finally, the simulation results for the proposed converter are provided to verify the theoretical analysis.

  8. Half bridge ZVS DC-DC converter with DCS PWM active clamp technique

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    JANAPATI SIVAVARA PRASAD

    2012-10-01

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    Half bridge (HB dc–dc converter is an attractive topology for middle power level applications owing to its simplicity. This paper presents a new control scheme, to be known as duty-cycle shifted PWM (DCS PWM control, is proposed and applied to the conventional HB dc–dc converters to achieve ZVS for one of the two switches without adding extra components and without adding asymmetric penalties of the complementary control. The concept of this new control scheme is shifting one of the two symmetric PWM driving signals close to the other, such that ZVS may be achieved for the lagging switch due to the shortened resonant interval. Moreover, based on the DCS PWM control, an active clamp branch comprising an auxiliary switch and a diode is added across the isolation transformer primary winding in the half bridge converter to achieve ZVS for the other main switch by utilizing energy stored in the transformer leakage inductance. Moreover, the auxiliary switch also operates at ZVS and ZCS conditions. In addition, the proposed topology with DCS PWM control eliminates the ringing resulting from the oscillation between the transformer leakage inductance and the switches junction capacitances during the off-time period. Therefore, the proposed converter has a potential to operate at higher efficiencies and switching frequencies.

  9. Li-Ion Battery Charging with a Buck-Boost Power Converter for a Solar Powered Battery Management System

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    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...

  10. A Cascaded Quasi Z-Source Scheme Step up DC-DC Converter Using ANN Based Control.

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    R.Praburaja

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Modern renewable generation systems need smart and integrated power converters ensure for high efficiency of power conversion .This project intends to the Artificial Neural Network (ANN based control step up DC-DC converter family with a cascaded Quasi Z-source network (qZS-scheme.The cascaded (two-stage qZS- network could be derived by the adding of one diode, one inductor, and two capacitors to the traditional single stage quasi-Z-source inverter (qZSI. The proposed cascaded qZSI giving as same all the advantages of the traditional solution (voltage boost and buck functions in a single stage, continuous input current ,and improved reliability.As compared to the conventional qZSI, the proposed solution reduces the shoot-through duty cycle at the same voltage boost factor ,and without adding additional switches. The ANN based controller ensuring the better result compare to the conventional PI controller .The two-stage qZSI in the shoot-through and non-shoot-through operating modes are described. The proposed and conventional closed loop results are compared.

  11. Analysis and design of PPFHB bidirectional DC-DC converter with coupled inductors

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    Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, a novel push-pull-forward half-bridge (PPFHB) bi-directional DC-DC converter with coupled inductors is proposed. All switches can operate under zero-voltage-switching (ZVS). The operation principle with phase-shift modulation scheme, characteristics of coupled inductors, the steady state relationship and small-signal model are analyzed. The voltage controller based on the small-signal model in z-domain is designed. A 500W prototype controlled by TMS320F2808 DSP is implemented and tested. Experimental results show the validity of the analysis and design.

  12. Analysis and design of PPFHB bidirectional DC-DC converter with coupled inductors

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

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, a novel push-pull-forward half-bridge (PPFHB) bi-directional DC-DC converter with coupled inductors is proposed. All switches can operate under zero-voltage-switching (ZVS). The operation principle with phase-shift modulation scheme, characteristics of coupled inductors, the steady state relationship and small-signal model are analyzed. The voltage controller based on the small-signal model in z-domain is designed. A 500W prototype controlled by TMS320F2808 DSP is implemented a...

  13. Comparison of two different high performance mixed signal controllers for DC/DC converters

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    Jakobsen, Lars TØnnes; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.

    2006-01-01

    This paper describes how mixed signal controllers combining a cheap microcontroller with a simple analogue circuit can offer high performance digital control for DC/DC converters. Mixed signal controllers have the same versatility and performance as DSP based controllers. It is important to have an engineer experienced in microcontroller programming write the software algorithms to achieve optimal performance. Two mixed signal controller designs based on the same 8-bit microcontroller are compared both theoretically and experimentally. A 16-bit PID compensator with a sampling frequency of 200 kHz implemented in the 16 MIPS, 8-bit ATTiny26 microcontroller is demonstrated.

  14. COMPARISON OF PID TUNING TECHNIQUES FOR CLOSED LOOP CONTROLLER OF DC-DC BOOST CONVERTER

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    Apekshit Bhowate

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The capability of PID controller to withstand practical industrial problems has led to its inclusive acceptance in industries and academics. It has been observed that PID controller tuning is quite difficult by classical methods using graphs and mathematical analysis. In this paper, PID theory is briefly summarized and some standard tuning methods are discussed using MATLAB. Accordingly compensator transfer function is derived by different methods and compared based on the steady state response and system characteristics. This effort inspects which method is best for conventional DC-DC boost converter.

  15. The PEM Fuel Cell System with DC/DC Boost Converter: Design, Modeling and Simulation

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    Kirubakaran, A.; Jain, Shailendra; Nema, R. K.

    2010-01-01

    The fuel cells are considered as one of the most promising devices for standalone/grid connected distributed generations (DGs) due to its cleanliness, modularity and higher potential capability. The barriers in the widespread use of fuel cells are their slow response for sudden load changes and higher installation cost. In this paper a simulation study of dynamic behavior of NexaTM 1.2kW PEM fuel cell with DC/DC boost converter is carried out for compact design of PCU. The necessity for the r...

  16. Four Quadrants Integrated Transformers for Dual-input Isolated DC-DC Converters

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    Ouyang, Ziwei; Zhang, Zhe

    2012-01-01

    A common limitation of power coupling effect in some known multiple-input dc-dc converters has been addressed in many literatures. In order to overcome this limitation, a new concept for decoupling the primary windings in the integrated multiple-winding transformers based on 3-dimensional (3D) space orthogonal flux is proposed in this letter. And thus a new geometry core and relative winding arrangements are proposed in accordance with the orthogonal flux decoupling technology. Due to the four secondary windings are arranged in a quadratic pattern at the base core plate with the two perpendicular primary windings, a name of “four quadrants integrated transformers” (FQIT) is therefore given to the proposed construction. Since the two primary windings are uncoupled, the FQIT allows the two input power stages to transfer the energy into the output load simultaneously or at any timemultiplexing scheme, which can optimize the utilization of input sources, simplify the system structure and reduce the overall cost, so they are attractive for the hybrid renewable power system. Section IV initiates a discussion for the advantages of the FQIT. In order to verify the feasibility of the FQIT in multiple-input converter, a dualinput isolated boost dc-dc converter with the FQIT is designed and tested. The results have excellently demonstrated that the two input power stages can be operated independently and the correctness of all the analysis in the letter.

  17. Low Temperature Performance of High Power Density DC/DC Converter Modules

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    Elbuluk, Malik E.; Hammond, Ahmad; Gerber, Scott; Patterson, Richard L.; Overton, Eric

    2001-01-01

    In this paper, two second-generation high power density DC/DC converter modules have been evaluated at low operating temperatures. The power rating of one converter (Module 1) was specified at 150 W with an input voltage range of 36 to 75 V and output voltage of 12 V. The other converter (Module 2) was specified at 100 W with the same input voltage range and an output voltage of 3.3 V. The converter modules were evaluated in terms of their performance as a function of operating temperature in the range of 25 to -140 C. The experimental procedures along with the experimental data obtained are presented and discussed in this paper.

  18. Y-Source Boost DC/DC Converter for Distributed Generation

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    Siwakoti, Yam P.; Loh, Poh Chiang

    2015-01-01

    This paper introduces a versatile Y-source boost dc/dc converter intended for distributed power generation, where high gain is often demanded. The proposed converter uses a Y-source impedance network realized with a tightly coupled three-winding inductor for high voltage boosting that is presently unmatched by existing impedance networks. The proposed converter also has more variables for tuning the required gain and, hence, more degrees of freedom for meeting design constraints. These capabilities have been demonstrated by mathematical derivation and experimental testing. For the experiments, a 300-W prototype has been built in the laboratory using silicon carbide devices for better efficiency. The prototype has been tested with a regulated power supply, before operating it with a high-temperature proton-exchange-membrane fuel cell. Results obtained confirm the practicality and performance of the proposed converter.

  19. A VHF Class E DC-DC Converter with Self-Oscillating Gate Driver

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    Andersen, Toke Meyer; Christensen, SØren K.

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes the analysis and design of a DC-DC converter topology which is operational at frequencies in the Very High Frequency (VHF) band ranging from 30 MHz ? 300 MHz. The presented topology, which consists of a class E inverter, class E rectifier, and self-oscillating gate driver, is inherently resonant, and switching losses are greatly reduced by ensuring Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS) of the power semiconductor devices. A design method to ensure ZVS operation when combining the inverter, rectifier, and gate driver is provided. Several parasitic effects and their influence on converter operation are discussed, and measurement results of a 100 MHz prototype converter are presented and evaluated. The designed prototype converter verifies the described topology.

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

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    Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius

    2009-01-01

    This paper proposes a novel phase-shift plus duty cycle controlled hybrid bi-directional DC-DC converter based on fuel cells and supercapacitors. The described converter employs two high frequency transformers to couple the half-bridge and full-bridge circuits together in the primary side and voltage doubler circuit in secondary side. Boost type converter can limit the output ripple current of the fuel cells; hybrid full-bridge structure can change operating modes according to the different input voltage; phase-shift with duty cycle control scheme is utilized to control the bidirectional power flow flexibly. All the switches can turn on under zero-voltage-switching condition (ZVS). The operating principles of the converter are described in details, and the experimental results based on the prototype controlled by DSP are presented to verify the validity of the analysis and design.

  1. Non-Inverting Buck-Boost Converter for Fuel Cell Applications

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    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 eva...

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

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    Shahnawaz Farhan Khahro

    2013-07-01

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

  3. A new DC-DC converter technology suitable to support grid connection of wave power energy converter

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    Back, Erik

    2012-01-01

    Since 2002, the department of electricity at Uppsala university has pushed the Lysekil project. The project has a number of wave energy converters installed in the sea southwest of Lysekil. The purpose of this work is to design, build and test a DC-DC converter, which will later be used as a necessary part of the grid connection of a wave energy converter. Since a wave energy converter does not generate electricity at a constant frequency, it is not possible to use a gearbox. Instead, power i...

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

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    Thummala, Prasanth; Zhang, Zhe

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents driving circuit for a recently invented dielectric electro active polymer (DEAP) incremental actuator. The basic operation of such an actuator is bioinspired from the movement of an inchworm. The actuator consists of three electrically isolated, and mechanically connected capacitive sub-actuators. It needs to be driven by three high voltage (~2.5 kV) DC-DC converters, to achieve the linear incremental motion. The topology used for this application is a bi-directional flyback DC-DC converter. The control of the incremental actuator involves, implementation of digital controller used for controlling charge and discharge sequences of the individual sub-actuators, and monitoring and adjustment of the output voltages of three high voltage DC-DC converters to provide over-voltage protection capability. Three power stages of the proposed converter were experimentally tested. The experimental results and efficiency measurements are shown.

  5. Comparison of MPPT Algorithms for DC-DC Converters Based PV Systems

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    A.PRADEEP KUMAR YADAV

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The comparative study between two most popular algorithms technique which is incremental conductance algorithm and perturbs and observe algorithm. Two different converters buck and boost converter use for comparative in this study. Few comparison such as voltage, current and power output for each different combination has been recorded.MATLAB Simulink tools have been used for performance evaluation on energy point.

  6. Comparison of MPPT Algorithms for DC-DC Converters Based PV Systems

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    Pradeep Kumar Yadav, A.; Thirumaliah, S.; Haritha, G.

    2013-01-01

    The comparative study between two most popular algorithms technique which is incremental conductance algorithm and perturbs and observe algorithm. Two different converters buck and boost converter use for comparative in this study. Few comparison such as voltage, current and power output for each different combination has been recorded.MATLAB Simulink tools have been used for performance evaluation on energy point.

  7. Time delay control for fuel cells with bidirectional DC/DC converter and battery

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    Kim, Y.B. [Mechanical Engineering Department, Chonnam National University, Gwangju (Korea); Kang, S.J. [Mechatronics Engineering Department, Korea Polytechnic College V, Gwangju (Korea)

    2010-08-15

    Transient behavior is a key property in the vehicular application of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells. A better control technology is constructed to increase the transient performance of PEM fuel cells. A steady-state isothermal analytical fuel cell model is constructed to analyze mass transfer and water transport in the membrane. To prevent the starvation of air in the PEM fuel cell, time delay control is used to regulate the optimum stoichiometric amount of oxygen, although dynamic fluctuations exist in the PEM fuel cell power. A bidirectional DC/DC converter connects the battery to the DC link to manage the power distribution between the fuel cell and the battery. Dynamic evolution control (DEC) allows for adequate pulse-width modulation (PWM) control of the bidirectional DC/DC converter with fast response. Matlab/Simulink/Simpower simulation is performed to validate the proposed methodology, increase the transient performance of the PEM fuel cell system and satisfy the requirement of energy management. (author)

  8. Design of a total-dose radiation hardened monolithic CMOS DC-DC boost converter

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    Zhi, Liu; Hongying, Ning; Hongbo, Yu; Youbao, Liu

    2011-07-01

    This paper presents the design and implementation of a monolithic CMOS DC-DC boost converter that is hardened for total dose radiation. In order to improve its radiation tolerant abilities, circuit-level and device-level RHBD (radiation-hardening by design) techniques were employed. Adaptive slope compensation was used to improve the inherent instability. The H-gate MOS transistors, annular gate MOS transistors and guard rings were applied to reduce the impact of total ionizing dose. A boost converter was fabricated by a standard commercial 0.35 ?m CMOS process. The hardened design converter can work properly in a wide range of total dose radiation environments, with increasing total dose radiation. The efficiency is not as strongly affected by the total dose radiation and so does the leakage performance.

  9. Design of a total-dose radiation hardened monolithic CMOS DC-DC boost converter

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    This paper presents the design and implementation of a monolithic CMOS DC-DC boost converter that is hardened for total dose radiation. In order to improve its radiation tolerant abilities, circuit-level and device-level RHBD (radiation-hardening by design) techniques were employed. Adaptive slope compensation was used to improve the inherent instability. The H-gate MOS transistors, annular gate MOS transistors and guard rings were applied to reduce the impact of total ionizing dose. A boost converter was fabricated by a standard commercial 0.35 ?m CMOS process. The hardened design converter can work properly in a wide range of total dose radiation environments, with increasing total dose radiation. The efficiency is not as strongly affected by the total dose radiation and so does the leakage performance. (semiconductor integrated circuits)

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

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    Siwakoti, Yam P.; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2014-01-01

    A compact quasi-Z-source DC/DC converter is presented with high voltage gain, isolated output, and improved efficiency. The improvements in size and performance were achieved by using a square wave inverter with only two output switches driving an isolating transformer in push-pull mode, followed by a voltage doubling output rectifier. The converter is well-suited to applications requiring a high voltage gain, especially renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic and fuel-cell power supplies. To demonstrate the converter's performance a prototype designed to output 400 V at 500 W was constructed and tested. The efficiency at full load varied from 89.0% to 97.4% as the input voltage changed from 44 V to 82 V.

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

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

  12. A High Voltage-lift Efficient Isolated Full Bridge DC-DC Converter

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    A. Gopi

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to propose a high voltage lift isolated full bridge dc-dc converter. The proposed converter consists of an isolation transformer a low turn ratio to obtain high step up voltage gain. The secondary of the transformer connected with two boosting capacitors which connects parallel when power switches switch on period and discharged in series during the switch off period. In addition full bridge converter on primary side consists of clamping diode and capacitor, leakage energy is recycled there by improving conversion efficiency. The proposed circuits simulated using PSIM software form input voltage of 48V, an output of 410 V obtained. These results and operations experimented and validated by implementing in hardware model at 20/40 Vdc, 20 Watts.

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

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    Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius

    2009-01-01

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

  14. Isolated Bidirectional Full-Bridge DC–DC Converter with a Flyback Snubber

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    Chitanya

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available An isolated bidirectional full-bridge dc–dc converter with high conversion ratio, high output power, and soft start-up capability is proposed in this paper. The use of a capacitor, a diode, and a flyback converter can clamp the voltage spike caused by the current difference between the current-fed inductor and leakage inductance of the isolation transformer, and can reduce the current flowing through the active switches at the current-fed side. Operational principle of the proposed converter is first described, and then, the design equation is derived. A 1.5-kW prototype with low-side voltage of 48 V and high-side voltage of 360 V has been implemented, from which experimental results have verified its feasibility.

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

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    Zhiwen Yu

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available In series-connected wiring scheme, the residual energy generated by partially shaded cells cannot be collected or, worse, impedes collection of power from the remaining fully illuminated cells. In this paper, a parallel-connected topology is introduced to PV panel. Each cell, connected to the dc bus paralleled with a special converter, is treated as a voltage source. The dc-dc converter is introduced to realize the method, which could work under an ultra-low-voltage (ULV. Efficiency comparison is discussed with a valid calculation. Experiments about the converter, PV cell and the parallel-connected panel are given. The results show that the novel system has a good working characteristic and the efficiency is higher than that of the conventional.

  16. Design and Simulation of a soft switching scheme for a dc-dc Boost Converter with pi controller

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    Felix Joseph, X.; Pushpa Kumar, S.; Arun Dominic, D.; Mary Synthia Regis Prabha, D. M.

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents the design of simple but powerful soft switching scheme for a DC-DC Boost Converter with a closed loop control. A new novel soft switching scheme is proposed with a single switch and minimum components which offers load independent operations. The only switch used in this converter is switched ON at zero current and switched OFF at zero voltage .The proposed Controller is used to improve the dynamic performance of DC-DC converter by achieving a robust output voltage agains...

  17. Evaluación de control neuronal con arquitectura óptima para convertidor DC/DC / Evaluating neural control with optimal architecture for DC/DC converter

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    Fredy Hernán, Martínez Sarmiento; Mariela, Castiblanco Ortíz.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El control de convertidores DC/DC, topologías utilizadas ampliamente en la reducción activa de contenido armónico para equipo monofásico no lineal de baja potencia, plantea grandes retos de diseño debido a lo complejo del modelo matemático y su característica dinámica altamente no lineal. Técnicas d [...] e inteligencia artificial como las redes neuronales, suponen grandes mejoras en el diseño y desempeño final, dada su capacidad de aprender dinámicas complejas y generalizar su comportamiento. La motivación de este trabajo fue la de plantear (y posteriormente evaluar la respuesta dinámica) un lazo de control directo con redes neuronales, que permitiera adicionalmente eliminar elementos de prueba y error en su diseño. Se propone un control directo basado en red neuronal artificial, cuyo diseño se realizó de forma óptima utilizando modelos de búsqueda bioinspirada, esto para optimizar simultáneamente dos aspectos diferentes pero fundamentales de la red: la arquitectura y los pesos de las conexiones. El control es aplicado a un convertidor boost. Los resultados obtenidos permiten observar el desempeño dinámico del esquema, para el cual los tiempos de respuesta y los delta de voltaje en la salida permiten concluir que los criterios seleccionados para el diseño del control son apropiados y representan un aporte en el desarrollo de aplicaciones de control de sistemas conmutados DC/DC. Abstract in english Controlling DC/DC converters (topologies widely used in the active reduction of harmonic content for singlephase nonlinear low power equipment) raises great design challenges due to the mathematical model's complexity and its highly nonlinear dynamic characteristics. Artificial intelligence techniqu [...] es, such as neuronal networks, suppose great improvements in design and final performance, given their capacity for learning complex dynamics and generalising their behaviour. This work was aimed at proposing (and evaluating dynamic response later on) direct control link with neuronal networks which also allowed eliminating test elements and error in its design. Artificial neuronal networkbased direct control was designed as well as possible using bioinspired search models. This simultaneously optimised two different but fundamental aspects of the network: architecture and the weight of the connections. The control was applied to a boost converter. The results led to observing the scheme's dynamic performance; response time and exit voltage delta led to concluding that the criteria selected for designing the control were appropriate and represented a contribution towards developing control applications of DC/DC switchmode systems.

  18. Maximum Power Point Tracking Controller for Thermoelectric Generators with Peak Gain Control of Boost DC-DC Converters

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    Park, Jungyong; Kim, Shiho

    2012-06-01

    An analog maximum power point tracking (MPPT) circuit for a thermoelectric generator (TEG) is proposed. We show that the peak point of the voltage conversion gain of a boost DC-DC converter with an input voltage source having an internal resistor is the maximum power point of the TEG. The key characteristic of the proposed MPPT controller is that the duty ratio of the input clock pulse to the boost DC-DC converter shifts toward the maximum power point of the TEG by seeking the peak gain point of the boost DC-DC converters. The proposed MPPT technique provides a simple and useful analog MPPT solution, without employing digital microcontroller units.

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

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

    1993-01-01

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

  20. Designing and Parametric Variation of PI Controller for Buck Converter for Constant Voltage Applications

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    Sugandhra Pal Singh

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we study on buck dc/dc converter of high efficiency by soft switching technique. The paper will focus on modeling, analysis, and design and simulation buck converter architecture. The converter is designed in CCM (continuous conduction mode. The voltage mode control strategy is proposed by using pulse width modulation (PWM with a proportional-integral (PI. The effectiveness of the step down converter is verified through simulation results using control oriented simulator like MATLAB/Simulink tools. The circuit operation, designs and simulation results are mentioned in this paper.

  1. High Step-Up DC-DC Converter for Distributed Generation System

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    V.K. Jayakrishnan

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available This study proposes a method which consists of High step up DC-DC converter with a coupled inductor for distributed generation system. Theoretically the conventional boost converter provides high step up voltage gain but in practical it is limited by reverse recovery problem of diode, effective series impedance of inductors and capacitors and switching losses. High charged current and conduction losses occur in the switch when voltage lift and switched capacitor techniques are used. In the proposed strategy a coupled-inductor and two capacitors is utilized to achieve high step-up voltage gain. High power loss and voltage spike on the switch is avoided using passive clamp circuit that recycles the leakage inductor energy. The operating principle and steady-state analysis are discussed. The Proposed topology was simulated using PSPICE SOFTWARE and the following results were obtained. For an input voltage of 24V, an output of 333V was obtained.

  2. SSP Technology Investigation of a High-Voltage DC-DC Converter

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    Pappas, J. A.; Grady, W. M.; George, Patrick J. (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    The goal of this project was to establish the feasibility of a high-voltage DC-DC converter based on a rod-array triggered vacuum switch (RATVS) for the Space Solar Power system. The RATVS has many advantages over silicon and silicon-carbide devices. The RATVS is attractive for this application because it is a high-voltage device that has already been demonstrated at currents in excess of the requirement for an SSP device and at much higher per-device voltages than existing or near-term solid state switching devices. The RATVS packs a much higher specific power rating than any solid-state device and it is likely to be more tolerant of its surroundings in space. In addition, pursuit of an RATVS-based system would provide NASA with a nearer-term and less expensive power converter option for the SSP.

  3. Conventional control and fuzzy control of a dc-dc converter for machine drive

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    Radoi, C.; Florescu, A. [Department of Power Electronics `Politecnica` University Bucharest (Romania)

    1997-12-31

    Fuzzy logic or fuzzy set theory is recently getting increasing emphasis in process control applications. The paper describes an application of fuzzy logic in speed control system that uses a dc-dc converter. The fuzzy control is used to linearize the family of external characteristics of the converter in discontinuous-conduction mode occurring at light load and/or high speed. In order to compare the conventional control with the fuzzy logic control, algorithms have been developed in detail and verified by Microsoft Excel simulation. The simulation study indicates that fuzzy control is a good alternative for conventional control methods, being used particularly in non-linear complex systems ill defined or totally unknown. Where the mathematical model exists, it is useful. The applications of fuzzy set theory in power electronics are almost entirely new; fuzzy logic seems to have a lot of premises in the large industrial control field. (orig.) 2 refs.

  4. A Three-phase Dual Active Bridge Bidirectional ZVS DC/DC Converter

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    Xuan, Zhang; Shenghua, Huang; Guoyun, Ning

    This paper discusses the detailed operations of a three-phase dual active bridge bidirectional zero-voltage switching (ZVS) DC/DC converter (TPDAB) which transfers a bidirectional power flow between a 12 V net and a high voltage DC net. The converter is controlled by phase-shift-modulation (PSM) with a fixed duty cycle D=1/3. It features isolation, smoother drawing and injecting current from the 12 V net, smaller capacitances, smaller switch current stress, ZVS over a wide range, high efficiency and a large power handling capability. The mathematic model is analyzed. The soft-switching principle is described and its ZVS criterias are derived. The simulation and experimental results are provided to verify the theoretical analysis.

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

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

  6. Closed loop control of ZVS half bridge DC-DC converter with DCS PWM Control

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    JANAPATI SIVAVARA PRASAD

    2012-10-01

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    The main drawback of the conventional symmetric control is that both primary switches in the converter operate at hard switching condition. Moreover, during the off-time period of two switches, the oscillation between the transformer leakage inductance and junction capacitance of the switches results in energy dissipation and electromagnetic interference (EMI emissions due to reverse recovery of MOSFETs body diodes. The asymmetric (complementary control was proposed to achieve ZVS operation for HB switches. However, asymmetric stresses distribution on the corresponding components may occur due to the asymmetric duty cycle distribution for the two primary switches. A new control scheme, to be known as duty-cycle shifted PWM (DCS PWM control, is proposed and applied to the conventional HB dc–dc converters to achieve ZVS for both the  switches without adding extra components and without adding asymmetric penalties of the complementary control. The concept of this new control scheme is shifting one of the two symmetric PWM driving signals close to the other, such that ZVS may be achieved for the lagging switch due to the shortened resonant interval. Moreover, based on the DCS PWM control, a new half-bridge topology is proposed to achieve ZVS for both the main switches and auxiliary switch by adding an auxiliary switch and diode in the proposed half bridge. ZVS for the  switch is achieved by utilizing the energy trapped in the leakage inductance. There are two control schemes. One is open loop and the other is closed loop. In open loop scheme, the given dc-dc converter is operating under disturbance. This disturbance effect is eliminated in closed loop scheme.

     

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

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

    2012-09-01

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

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

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    Siwakoti, Yam P.; Town, Graham

    2014-01-01

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

  9. Bifurcation diagram features of a dc-dc converter under current-mode control

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    A common tool for analysis of the systems dynamics when the system has chaotic behaviour is the bifurcation diagram. In this paper, the bifurcation diagram of an ideal model of a dc-dc converter under current-mode control is analysed. Algebraic relations that give the critical points locations and describe the pattern of the bifurcation diagram are derived. It is shown that these simple algebraic and geometrical relations are responsible for the complex pattern of the bifurcation diagrams in such circuits. More explanation about the previously observed properties and introduction of some new ones are exposited. In addition, a new three-dimensional bifurcation diagram that can give better imagination of the parameters role is introduced

  10. Multistability and hidden attractors in a multilevel DC/DC converter

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    Zhusubaliyev, Zhanybai T.; Mosekilde, Erik

    2015-01-01

    An attracting periodic, quasiperiodic or chaotic set of a smooth, autonomous system may be referred to as a "hidden attractor" if its basin of attraction does not overlap with the neighborhood of an unstable equilibrium point. Historically, this condition has implied that the basin of attraction for the hidden set in most cases has been so complicated that special analytic and/or numerical techniques have been required to locate the set. By simulating the model of a multilevel DC/DC converter that operates in the regime of high feedback gain, the paper illustrates how pulse-width modulated control can produce complicated structures of attracting and repelling states organized around the basic switching cycle. This leads us to suggest the existence of hidden attractors in such systems as well. In this case, the condition will be that the basin of attraction does not overlap with the fixed point that represents the basic switching cycle.

  11. A dual VCDL DLL based gate driver for zero-voltage-switching DC-DC converter

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    This paper presents a dual voltage-controlled-delay-line (VCDL) delay-lock-loop (DLL) based gate driver for a zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) DC-DC converter. Using the delay difference of two VCDLs for the dead time control, the dual VCDL DLL is able to implement ZVS control with high accuracy while keeping good linearity performance of the DLL and low power consumption. The design is implemented in the CSM 2P4M 0.35 ?m CMOS process. The measurement results indicate that an efficiency improvement of 2%-4% is achieved over the load current range from 100 to 600 mA at 4 MHz switching frequency with 3.3 V input and 1.3 V output voltage.

  12. Online humidification diagnosis of a PEMFC using a static DC-DC converter

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    Hinaje, M.; Sadli, I.; Martin, J.-P.; Thounthong, P.; Rael, S.; Davat, B. [GREEN - Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine 2, Avenue de la Foret de Haye, 54516 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy (France)

    2009-03-15

    This paper deals with the online checking of the humidification of a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC). Indeed, drying or flooding can decrease the performance of the PEMFC and even lead to its destruction. An online humidification diagnosis can allow a real-time control. A good indicator of the membrane humidification state is its internal resistance. As known, the membrane ionic conductivity increases with the membrane water content. This resistance can be calculated at high frequency by dividing the voltage variation by the current variation. The proposed scheme makes use of measurements of current and voltage ripples coming from the association of a static DC-DC converter and the fuel cell. The experiment thus consists in computing the internal resistance in wet and dry conditions. (author)

  13. Resonant Boost Dc-Dc Converter for a High Frequency Operation

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    Tejaswini R,

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available With different versions of inverters available, a control of VHF resonant boost dc-dc converter is described in detailed in this paper. Though, a classical Class- ? inverter is well documented in the literature, this is a new version and coupled to resonant rectifier. The twin aspect of any design of resonant boost topology is to mainly feature low device voltage stress and to have high efficiency over wide range of loads. Increased switching frequency allows smaller size of the passive components, allowing one to use air-core magnetic, and thereby reducing core loss. The output is regulated by MPPT controller. The performance analysis was carried out on MATLAB/Simulink platform and performance characteristics are presented along with the values of components.

  14. A dual VCDL DLL based gate driver for zero-voltage-switching DC-DC converter

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    Xin, Tian; Xiangxin, Liu; Wenhong, Li

    2010-07-01

    This paper presents a dual voltage-controlled-delay-line (VCDL) delay-lock-loop (DLL) based gate driver for a zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) DC-DC converter. Using the delay difference of two VCDLs for the dead time control, the dual VCDL DLL is able to implement ZVS control with high accuracy while keeping good linearity performance of the DLL and low power consumption. The design is implemented in the CSM 2P4M 0.35 ?m CMOS process. The measurement results indicate that an efficiency improvement of 2%-4% is achieved over the load current range from 100 to 600 mA at 4 MHz switching frequency with 3.3 V input and 1.3 V output voltage.

  15. Practical Evaluations of a Novel Asymmetrical ZCS-PWM DC-DC Converter with High-Frequency Transformer-Link

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    Mishima, Tomokazu; Hiraki, Eiji; Nakaoka, Mutsuo

    This paper presents a novel Zero Current Switching (ZCS)-PWM controlled half-bridge DC-DC converter with High-Frequency (HF)-link. The newly-proposed soft switching DC-DC converter consists of a multi-resonant half-bridge HF-isolated inverter controlled by an asymmetrical PWM scheme and a center-tapped diode rectifier with a choke input filter. In order to attain the wide range of soft-commutation under the condition of constant switching frequency, the single Active Edge-Resonant Cell (AERC) that is composed of a lossless inductor and a switched resonant capacitor is originally employed for the half-bridge inverter arm, providing and assisting ZCS operations in the switching power devices. The ZCS-PWMDC-DC converter treated here is evaluated in experiments using the 800 W-55 kHz prototype. The practical effectiveness of the proposed soft switching DC-DC converter is actually demonstrated and discussed with the experimental results under open loop and closed loop configurations. Finally, the feasibility of the DC-DC converter topology is discussed from the view points of the high efficiency and high power density.

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  17. Dynamic modeling of DC-DC converters with peak current control in double-stage photovoltaic grid-connected inverters

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    Garcera? Sanfeliu?, Gabriel; Gonza?lez Medina, Raul; Figueres Amoro?s, Emilio; Sandia Paredes, Jesu?s

    2012-01-01

    In photovoltaic (PV) double-stage grid-connected inverters a high-frequency DC-DC isolation and voltage step-up stage is commonly used between the panel and the grid-connected inverter. This paper is focused on the modeling and control design of DC-DC converters with Peak Current mode Control (PCC) and an external control loop of the PV panel voltage, which works following a voltage reference provided by a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm. In the proposed overall control structur...

  18. High Step up DC-DC Converter with PID Controller for Photovoltaic Applications

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    Rakesh Kumar Goudanaikar

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available From the literature survey, it is observed that the need of ac photovoltaic modules in photovoltaic (PV power-generation market has increased. However, the important aspect is a requirement of a high voltage gain converter for the module’s grid connection through a dc–ac inverter. A high step up dc-dc converter using PI controller is proposed and presented in this paper. Further, the converter proposed in this paper employs a floating active switch, which is designed to isolate the dc current from the PV panel when the ac module is off-grid as well as in the non-operating condition. This isolation will ensure the operation of the internal components without any residential energy being transferred to the output or input terminal,. The PI controller is used in feedback in order to speed-up the response. The converter achieves a high step-up voltage-conversion ratio without extreme duty ratio and the numerous turns-ratios of a coupled inductor. The leakage inductor energy of the coupled inductor is efficiently recycled to the load. The proposed converter model along with PI controller is modeled using SIMULINK and the simulation results are presented in this paper to authenticate the proposed scheme.

  19. Design and Implementation of Battery Charger with Power Factor Correction using Sepic Converter and Full-bridge DC-DC Converter

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    Efendi Moh. Zaenal; Windarko Novie Ayub; Amir Faisal Moh.

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a design and implementation of a converter which has a high power factor for battery charger application. The converter is a combination of a SEPIC converter and a full-bridge dc-dc converter connected in two stages of series circuit. The SEPIC converter works in discontinuous conduction mode and it serves as a power factor corrector so that the shape of input current waveform follows the shape of input voltage waveform. The full-bridge dc-dc converter serves as a regulato...

  20. Influence of the snubbers and matching transformer on an optimal trajectory controlled resonant transistor DC/DC converter

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    Bankov Dimitrov Nikolay

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This work examines a series resonant DC/DC optimal trajectory controlled converter during operation above resonant frequency, taking into account the influence of the snubbers and matching transformer. We obtain expressions for the load characteristics, boundary curves between possible modes and limits of the soft commutation area. Computer simulation and experimental observation confirm the theoretical results.

  1. Influence of the snubbers and matching transformer on an optimal trajectory controlled resonant transistor DC/DC converter

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    Bankov Dimitrov Nikolay; Vuchev Stoyanov Aleksandar

    2012-01-01

    This work examines a series resonant DC/DC optimal trajectory controlled converter during operation above resonant frequency, taking into account the influence of the snubbers and matching transformer. We obtain expressions for the load characteristics, boundary curves between possible modes and limits of the soft commutation area. Computer simulation and experimental observation confirm the theoretical results.

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

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    El Aroudi A.; Giaouris D.; Mandal K.; Banerjee S; Abusorrah A.; Al-Hindawi M.; Al-Turki Y.

    2014-01-01

    High conversion ratio switching converters are used whenever there is a need to step-up dc source voltage level to a much higher output dc voltage level such as in photovoltaic systems, telecommunications and in some medical applications. A simple solution for achieving this high conversion ratio is by cascading different stages of dc-dc boost converters. The individual converters in such a cascaded system are usually designed separately applying classical design criteria. However these crite...

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

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    Ouyang, Ziwei; Zhang, Zhe

    2011-01-01

    In most power electronics converters, the overall volume is mainly determined by the number of parts and the size of passive components. Integrated magnetics and planar magnetics techniques therefore have been an excellent option in order to reduce the counts and the size of magnetic components, hereby increasing the power density of converters. In this paper, a new planar integrated magnetics (PIM) module for a phase-shift plus duty cycle controlled hybrid bi-directional dc-dc converter is proposed, which assembles one boost inductor and two transformers into an E-I-E core geometry, reducing the number of parts, the total volume of converter, as well as the total core loss of the magnetic components. AC losses in the windings and leakage inductance of the transformers are kept low by interleaving the primary and secondary turns of the transformers. To verify the validity of the design approach and theoretical analysis, a lab prototype employing the PIM module is implemented for a fuel cell application with 20~40 V input voltage and 400 V output voltage. Detailed results from the experimental comparisons demonstrate that the PIM module is fully functional and electromagnetically equivalent to the discrete magnetics and a significant reduction of size can be achieved by using the PIM module.

  4. Design of current source DC/DC converter and inverter for 2kW fuel cell application

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    Andreiciks, A.; Steiks, I.

    2013-01-01

    In order to use hydrogen fuel cell in domestic applications either as main power supply or backup power source, the low DC output voltage of the fuel cell has to be matched to the voltage level and frequency of the utility grid AC voltage. The interfacing power converter systems usually consist of a DC/DC converter and an inverter. In this paper a detailed simulation study of such interfacing converter system comprising a double inductor push-pull step-up DC/DC converter and a cascaded H-bridge inverter has been carried out and further confirmed with experimental results. The power converter system is designed for interfacing a 2kW proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell.

  5. Design and Simulation of a soft switching scheme for a dc-dc Boost Converter with pi controller

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    X.Felix Joseph

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the design of simple but powerful soft switching scheme for a DC-DC Boost Converter with a closed loop control. A new novel soft switching scheme is proposed with a single switch and minimum components which offers load independent operations. The only switch used in this converter is switched ON at zero current and switched OFF at zero voltage .The proposed Controller is used to improve the dynamic performance of DC-DC converter by achieving a robust output voltage against load disturbances. The duty cycle of the Boost converter is controlled by PI Controller. A 50W/50KHz soft switched PWM Boost converter is simulated and analyzed. The results are simulated using PSIM

  6. A Comparison of Soft-Switched DC-DC Converters for Fuel Cell to Utility Interface Application

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    Rathore, Akshay K.; Bhat, Ashoka K. S.; Oruganti, Ramesh

    High frequency (HF) transformer isolated DC-DC converter is part of a fuel cell inverter system for utility interface, required to translate the level of low fuel cell stack voltage to meet the peak utility line voltage and provides isolation between inverter and utility line. This paper presents a comparison of various soft-switched HF transformer isolated DC-DC converters for fuel-cell to utility interface application. It is shown that due to wide variation in fuel cell voltage with load variation, none of the voltage-fed converters can maintain ZVS for the complete operating range. Active clamped two-inductor current-fed converter is able to maintain ZVS for wide load and fuel cell stack voltage variations and is suitable for the present application. Analytical, simulation and experimental results are presented to evaluate the performance of the current-fed converter.

  7. Multi-output DC-DC converters based on diode-clamped converters configuration : topology and control strategy

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    Nami, A.; Zare, F.

    2010-01-01

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

  8. Hardware Implementation of Evolutionary Algorithm Assisted Digital PID Controllers for DC-DC Converters

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    S.Augustilindiya

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Tuning PID controller parameters using Evolutionary algorithm for an asynchronous Buck converter is presented in this paper. PID controller is one of the solutions for controlling a Buck converter during transient conditions. There are straight forward ways for calculating the parameters for the PID controller in the literature and evolutionary algorithm based approach with a proper fitnessfunction gives superior performance when compared to other methods. Ziegler Nicholas method, Hurwitz polynomial method and Genetic Algorithm based method are compared. It is found that Genetic Algorithm based method yields better result. The hardware implementation of Genetic Algorithm assisted PID controller with low cost is desired and such an implementation is taken in this paper. A low cost microcontroller with built-in PWM modules is implemented and the performance is compared with simulations.

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

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    Siwakoti, Yam P.; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2014-01-01

    A high-voltage gain two-switch quasi-Z-source isolated DC/DC converter has been presented in this study. It consists of a quasi-Z-source network at its input, a push-pull square-wave inverter at its middle, and a voltage-doubler rectifier at its output. When coordinated appropriately, the new converter uses less switches, a smaller common duty cycle and less turns for the transformer when compared with existing topologies. Its size and weight are therefore smaller, whereas its efficiency is higher. It is therefore well-suited for applications, where a wide range of voltage gain is required like renewable energy systems, DC power supplies found in telecom, aerospace and electric vehicles. To demonstrate the performance of the proposed converter, a 400 V, 500 W prototype has been implemented in the laboratory. Efficiency of the prototype measured is found to vary from 89.0 to 97.4% when its input voltage changes from 44 to 82 V at full load.

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

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    D.Elangovan

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a method to obtain a protected voltage gain by employing a protection circuit for the voltage doubler or multiplier circuit in an isolated tyde DC-DC Converter. The entire set up consists of a phase shift converter with a protected bridge/voltage doubler rectifier on the output side. The operating frequency of the phase shift converter is 20-25kHz (depending on the requirement of the application which is high enough to improve the efficiency. Ferrite core transformer is used in place of ordinary air core transformer, which is small in size with number of turns of the transformer is reduced and the overall power density is increased. The doubler circuit consists of electrolytic capacitors, which are rated at 400V in order to comply with IEC65 requirements. This paper proposes an “electrolytic capacitor protection circuit”, which enables the voltage rating of the electrolytics to be reduced to 250V. This circuit results in cost savings of more than 50% in the price of the electrolytic filter capacitors. The circuits were simulated using PSPICE SOFTWARE and the following results were obtained. For an input voltage of 200V, an output of 200V and400V were obtained in bridge mode and doubler mode respectively.

  11. PV and Wind Energy Hybrid Integrated Full-Bridge-DC–DC Converter for a Residential Application

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    G.Revan Sidda

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Hybrid power system can be used to reduce energy storage requirements. There is increasing demand for the use of alternate or renewable energy sources to achieve clean and low-cost electricity for Residential Application The PV-wind hybrid system returns the lowest unit cost values to maintain the same level of DPSP as compared to standalone solar and wind systems. For all load demands the levelised energy cost for PV-wind hybrid system is always lower than that of standalone solar PV or wind system. The PV-wind hybrid option is techno-economically viable for rural electrification. This paper proposes a novel integrated converter topology for interfacing between the energy storage system and the dc bus for a residential microgrid application The proposed integrated full-bridge dc–dc converter presents the following features: low number of active devices compared to the converters usually applied to similar applications, low input and output current ripple, high voltage ratio, bidirectional power flow, and galvanic isolation.

  12. Basic circuits to design switched-based DC-DC converters

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    F, Sandoval-Ibarra; J.R, Mercado-Moreno; L.H, Urióstegui-Vázquez.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es doble. Por un lado, se presentan conceptos básicos de circuitos conmutados para diseñar un convertidor CD-CD y, por el otro, se rescatan definiciones de electrónica de potencia asociadas a redes eléctricas simples. En el análisis de esas redes es necesario tomar en c [...] uenta no solo las no idealidades de los convertidores sino también cómo minimizar pérdidas de potencia. Porque las perdidas de potencia pueden ser minimizadas aumentando la frecuencia de reloj de los convertidores conmutados, se presentan resultados experimentales de generadores de reloj. Estos circuitos fueron implementados con componentes de bajo costo Abstract in english The purpose of this paper is twofold. On one hand, basics on switched circuits for designing a DC-DC converter are presented and, on the other hand, power electronics definitions associated with simple electrical networks are mentioned. In the analysis of these networks, it is necessary to take into [...] account not only converters' non-idealities but also how to minimize power losses. Since power losses may be minimized by increasing the clock frequency of switched-based converters, experimental results of basic clock generators are presented. These generators were implemented with low-cost components

  13. Design Of Vswt With Lcl Resonant Dc-dc Converters For Rl Load

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    Vijaya Kumar, M.; Annamalai, M.

    2012-01-01

    This paper deals with design of variable speed wind turbine (VSWT) with LCL resonantDC-to-DC converter for stand-alone wind energy system with RL load. The wind turbinesystem consists of synchronous generator (SG), full bridge diode rectifier, buck DC- DCconverter and inverter with RL load is present. Based on this electrical model, a Simulinkmodel of the system are simulated by using MATLAB Simulink power system blocks. Thisconverter has advantages like reduced transformer size, reduced filt...

  14. The Study of MOSFET Parallelism in High Frequency DC/DC Converter

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    Yahaya, N. Z.; Makhtar, N. A.

    2012-01-01

    The study of MOSFET parallelism and the impact on body diode conduction loss of the switch are presented in this paper. The simulation is carried out for synchronous rectifier buck converter (SRBC) in continuous conduction mode where several configurations of the MOSFET connected in parallel are applied. It is found that the body diode conduction loss has been reduced of more than 35 % in fourparallel S1 with one S2 compared to the single pair totempoled switched SRBC circuit.

  15. Dynamic analysis of the input-controlled buck converter fed by a photovoltaic array

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    Marcelo Gradella, Villalva; Ernesto, Ruppert Filho.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O controle da tensão de entrada de conversores DC-DC é freqüentemente necessário em aplicações com energia fotovoltaica. Nesta situação especial, diferentemente do que ocorre com conversores convencionais, a tensão de saída é constante e a tensão de entrada é variável. Este artigo versa sobre a anál [...] ise e o controle do conversor buck com tensão de saída constante e tensão de entrada variável. Abstract in english The control of the input voltage of DC-DC converters is frequently required in photovoltaic applications. In this special situation, unlike conventional converters, the output voltage is constant and the input voltage is controlled. This paper deals with the analysis and the control of the buck conv [...] erter with constant output voltage and variable input.

  16. High Output Voltage Based Multiphase Step-Up DC-DC Converter Topology with Voltage Doubler Rectifiers

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    Liao Xiaozhong

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available High Output Voltage Based Multiphase Step-Up DC-DC Converter topology with voltage doubler rectifiers is presented in this paper. High output voltage is obtained due to the series combination of voltage doubler rectifiers on the secondary side of high frequency transformers. This topology is useful in the application where the output voltage is greater than the input. The two loop control strategy has been developed in order to analyze the stable and effective working of the converter topology. Therefore the working mode analysis of the converter topology has been described in detail. The multiphase step-up DC-DC converter topology is first simulated on MATLAB and then a prototype has been designed in order to verify the simulation and experimental results. Finally the simulation and experimental results are found to be satisfactory.

  17. Pulse Current Regenerative Resonant Snubber-Assisted Two-Switch Flyback Type ZVS PWM DC-DC Converter

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    Inaba, Claudio Y.; Konishi, Yoshihiro; Nakaoka, Mutsuo

    In this paper, a two-switch high frequency flyback transformer type zero voltage soft switching PWM DC-DC converter using IGBTs is proposed. Effective applications for this power converter can be found in auxiliary power supplies of rolling stock transportation and electric vehicles. This power converter is basically composed of two active power switches and a flyback high frequency transformer. In addition to these, two passive lossless snubbers with power regeneration loops for energy recovery, consisting of a three winding auxiliary high frequency transformer, auxiliary capacitors and diodes are introduced to achieve zero voltage soft switching from light to full load conditions. Furthermore, this power converter has some advantages such as low cost circuit configuration, simple control scheme and high efficiency. Its operating principle is described and to determine circuit parameters, some practical design considerations are discussed. The effectiveness of the proposed power converter is evaluated and compared with the hard switching PWM DC-DC converter from an experimental point of view and the comparative electromagnetic conduction and radiation noise characteristics of both DC-DC power converter circuits are also depicted.

  18. An imroved design for ZVT DC-DC PWM converters with snubber assisted auxiliary switch

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    J., Russi; M. L., Martins; H. A., Gründling; H., Pinheiro; J. R., Pinheiro; H. L., Hey.

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo propõe uma metodologia de projeto aprimorada para determinação dos componentes auxiliares para o conversor ZVT CC-CC PWM snubber assisted auxiliary switch. O procedimento de projeto proposto é baseado na redução das perdas de condução no circuito auxiliar. Isto é somente possível devido [...] à localização do capacitor snubber de bloqueio, o qual é compartilhado por ambas as chaves ativas. Através do procedimento de projeto proposto o rendimento do conversor pode ser aumentado. Uma análise comparativa do rendimento é apresentada e os resultados experimentais, obtidos de protótipos de laboratório de 1 kW, 100 kHz, mostram uma melhoria relevante em relação ao rendimento apresentado pelo projeto original. Além disso, os resultados experimentais também confirmam que o projeto proposto para o conversor ZVT snubber assisted auxiliary switch torna-o competitivo em relação ao conversor ZVT PWM com fonte auxiliar de tensão constante (true PWM ZVS pole). Abstract in english This paper proposes an improved design to calculate the snubber auxiliary elements of ZVT DC-DC PWM converters with snubber assisted auxiliary switch. The proposed improved design guidelines are based on the reduction of the conduction losses through the auxiliary circuit. It is accomplished by the [...] unique location of the turn-off snubber capacitor, which is shared by both active switches. By means of this improved design guidelines the converter efficiency can be increased. An efficiency comparative analysis is carried out and the experimental results, obtained from 1 kW, 100 kHz laboratory prototypes, show a relevant improvement in converter efficiency compared to the original converter design. In addition, experimental results also confirm that with the improved design the ZVT PWM converters with snubber assisted auxiliary switch can be competitive with ZVT PWM converters with constant auxiliary voltage source (True PWM ZVS pole).

  19. An imroved design for ZVT DC-DC PWM converters with snubber assisted auxiliary switch

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    J. Russi

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes an improved design to calculate the snubber auxiliary elements of ZVT DC-DC PWM converters with snubber assisted auxiliary switch. The proposed improved design guidelines are based on the reduction of the conduction losses through the auxiliary circuit. It is accomplished by the unique location of the turn-off snubber capacitor, which is shared by both active switches. By means of this improved design guidelines the converter efficiency can be increased. An efficiency comparative analysis is carried out and the experimental results, obtained from 1 kW, 100 kHz laboratory prototypes, show a relevant improvement in converter efficiency compared to the original converter design. In addition, experimental results also confirm that with the improved design the ZVT PWM converters with snubber assisted auxiliary switch can be competitive with ZVT PWM converters with constant auxiliary voltage source (True PWM ZVS pole.Este artigo propõe uma metodologia de projeto aprimorada para determinação dos componentes auxiliares para o conversor ZVT CC-CC PWM snubber assisted auxiliary switch. O procedimento de projeto proposto é baseado na redução das perdas de condução no circuito auxiliar. Isto é somente possível devido à localização do capacitor snubber de bloqueio, o qual é compartilhado por ambas as chaves ativas. Através do procedimento de projeto proposto o rendimento do conversor pode ser aumentado. Uma análise comparativa do rendimento é apresentada e os resultados experimentais, obtidos de protótipos de laboratório de 1 kW, 100 kHz, mostram uma melhoria relevante em relação ao rendimento apresentado pelo projeto original. Além disso, os resultados experimentais também confirmam que o projeto proposto para o conversor ZVT snubber assisted auxiliary switch torna-o competitivo em relação ao conversor ZVT PWM com fonte auxiliar de tensão constante (true PWM ZVS pole.

  20. A Novel Dual-input Isolated Current-Fed DC-DC Converter for Renewable Energy System

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    ZHANG, ZHE; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius; Andersen, Michael A. E.; Nielsen, Henning R.

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, a novel isolated current-fed DC-DC converter (boost-type) with two input power sources based on multi-transformer structure, which is suitable for fuel cells and super-capacitors hybrid energy system, is proposed and designed. With particular transformer windings connection strategy, the proposed converter can draw power from two different DC sources with lower voltage and deliver it to the higher voltage DC bus or load individually and simultaneously. T...

  1. High Output Voltage Based Multiphase Step-Up DC-DC Converter Topology with Voltage Doubler Rectifiers

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    Liao Xiaozhong; Shahnawaz Farhan Khahro; Xu Lingyu; Amir Mahmood Soomro

    2013-01-01

    High Output Voltage Based Multiphase Step-Up DC-DC Converter topology with voltage doubler rectifiers is presented in this paper. High output voltage is obtained due to the series combination of voltage doubler rectifiers on the secondary side of high frequency transformers. This topology is useful in the application where the output voltage is greater than the input. The two loop control strategy has been developed in order to analyze the stable and effective working of the converter topolog...

  2. A NEW SOFT SWITCHING SCHEME FOR AN ISOLATED BIDIRECTIONAL FULL-BRIDGE DC-DC CONVERTER FED DRIVE SYSTEM

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    T.Umaranjani; M. Sasikumar

    2012-01-01

    This paper deals with reducing switching loss, reducing voltage and current stresses, and reducing conduction loss due to circulation current. An isolated bidirectional full-bridge dc–dc converter with high conversion ratio, high output power, and soft start-up capability is proposed. The use of a capacitor, a diode, and a flyback converter can clamp the voltage spike caused by the current difference between the currentfed inductor and leakage inductance of the isolation transformer, ...

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

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    Vinayaka B.C; Nagendra Prasad, S.

    2014-01-01

    Power electronic converters, especially DC/AC Sinusoidal Pulse Width Modulation inverters have been extending their range of use in industry because of their numerous advantages. They typically synthesize the stair –case voltage waveform (from several dc sources) which has reduced harmonic content. This paper aims to extend the knowledge about the performance of Five level Cascaded H-Bridge MLI topology with DC/DC Boost Converter using SPWM for fixed DC Source. The output vo...

  4. Simulation and Implementation of Soft-Switched Interleaved DC-DC Boost Converter for Fuel Cell Systems

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    Seyezhai, R.; Harinee Harinee; Nagarajan Nagarajan

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, a soft-switched Interleaved DC-DC Boost Converter (IBC) for fuel cell is simulated and implemented. The proposed two-phase IBC circuit consists of two identical boost converter connected in parallel and are controlled by interleaved switching signals. But in the conventional IBC switching loss increases with the number of switching devices. To solve this problem, this paper has proposed a soft switched IBC. Detailed analysis has been done to investigate the benefits of soft-sw...

  5. Fast response double series resonant high-voltage DC-DC converter

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    Lee, S. S.; Iqbal, S.; Kamarol, M.

    2012-10-01

    In this paper, a novel double series resonant high-voltage dc-dc converter with dual-mode pulse frequency modulation (PFM) control scheme is proposed. The proposed topology consists of two series resonant tanks and hence two resonant currents flow in each switching period. Moreover, it consists of two high-voltage transformer with the leakage inductances are absorbed as resonant inductor in the series resonant tanks. The secondary output of both transformers are rectified and mixed before supplying to load. In the resonant mode operation, the series resonant tanks are energized alternately by controlling two Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) switches with pulse frequency modulation (PFM). This topology operates in discontinuous conduction mode (DCM) with all IGBT switches operating in zero current switching (ZCS) condition and hence no switching loss occurs. To achieve fast rise in output voltage, a dual-mode PFM control during start-up of the converter is proposed. In this operation, the inverter is started at a high switching frequency and as the output voltage reaches 90% of the target value, the switching frequency is reduced to a value which corresponds to the target output voltage. This can effectively reduce the rise time of the output voltage and prevent overshoot. Experimental results collected from a 100-W laboratory prototype are presented to verify the effectiveness of the proposed system.

  6. High-Temperature SOI/SiC-Based DC-DC Converter Suite

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    Brice McPherson

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available A complete design strategy (mechanical and electrical for a 25 W 28 V/5 V dc-dc converter utilizing SiC and SOI electronics is presented. The converter includes a high-temperature SOI-based PWM controller featuring 150 kHz operation, a PID feedback loop, maximum duty cycle limit, complementary or symmetrical outputs, and a bootstrapped high-side gate driver. Several passive technologies were investigated for both control and power sections. Capacitor technologies were characterized over temperature and over time at 300C∘, power inductors designed and tested up to 350C∘, and power transformers designed and tested up to 500C∘. Northrop Grumman normally-off SiC JFETs were used as power switches and were characterized up to 250C∘. Efficiency and mass optimization routines were developed with the data gained from the first prototype. The effects of radiation on SiC and SOI electronics are then discussed. The results of the first prototype module are presented, with operation from 25C∘ up to an ambient temperature of 240C∘ .

  7. Fast response double series resonant high-voltage DC-DC converter

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    In this paper, a novel double series resonant high-voltage dc-dc converter with dual-mode pulse frequency modulation (PFM) control scheme is proposed. The proposed topology consists of two series resonant tanks and hence two resonant currents flow in each switching period. Moreover, it consists of two high-voltage transformer with the leakage inductances are absorbed as resonant inductor in the series resonant tanks. The secondary output of both transformers are rectified and mixed before supplying to load. In the resonant mode operation, the series resonant tanks are energized alternately by controlling two Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) switches with pulse frequency modulation (PFM). This topology operates in discontinuous conduction mode (DCM) with all IGBT switches operating in zero current switching (ZCS) condition and hence no switching loss occurs. To achieve fast rise in output voltage, a dual-mode PFM control during start-up of the converter is proposed. In this operation, the inverter is started at a high switching frequency and as the output voltage reaches 90% of the target value, the switching frequency is reduced to a value which corresponds to the target output voltage. This can effectively reduce the rise time of the output voltage and prevent overshoot. Experimental results collected from a 100-W laboratory prototype are presented to verify the effectiveness of the proposed system.

  8. Optimal Design and Tradeoff Analysis of Planar Transformer in High-Power DC–DC Converters

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    Ouyang, Ziwei; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius

    2012-01-01

    The trend toward high power density, high operating frequency, and low profile in power converters has exposed a number of limitations in the use of conventional wire-wound magnetic component structures. A planar magnetic is a low-profile transformer or inductor utilizing planar windings, instead of the traditional windings made of Cu wires. In this paper, the most important factors for planar transformer (PT) design including winding loss, core loss, leakage inductance, and stray capacitance have individually been investigated. The tradeoffs among these factors have to be analyzed in order to achieve optimal parameters. Combined with an application, four typical winding arrangements have been compared to illustrate their advantages and disadvantages. An improved interleaving structure with optimal behaviors is proposed, which constructs the top layer paralleling with the bottom layer and then in series with the other turns of the primary, so that a lower magnetomotive force ratio $m$ can be obtained, as wellas minimized ac resistance, leakage inductance, and even stray capacitance. A 1.2-kW full-bridge dc–dc converter prototype employing the improved PT structure has been constructed, over 96% efficiency is achieved, and a 2.7% improvement, compared with the noninterleaving structure, is obtained.

  9. High Current Planar Transformer for Very High Efficiency Isolated Boost DC-DC Converters

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    Pittini, Riccardo; Zhang, Zhe

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a design and optimization of a high current planar transformer for very high efficiency dc-dc isolated boost converters. The analysis considers different winding arrangements, including very high copper thickness windings. The analysis is focused on the winding ac-resistance and transformer leakage inductance. Design and optimization procedures are validated based on an experimental prototype of a 6 kW dcdc isolated full bridge boost converter developed on fully planar magnetics. The prototype is rated at 30-80 V 0-80 A on the low voltage side and 700-800 V on the high voltage side with a peak efficiency of 97.8% at 80 V 3.5 kW. Results highlights that thick copper windings can provide good performance at low switching frequencies due to the high transformer filling factor. PCB windings can also provide very high efficiency if stacked in parallel utilizing the transformer winding window in an optimal way.

  10. Designing Controller for Joined Dynamic Nonlinear PEMFC and Buck Converter System

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    M.R. Rahimi Khoygani; R. Ghasemi; D. Sanaei

    2014-01-01

    Designing controller for a class of dynamical nonlinear model for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) is discussed in this paper inwhich the PEMFC system is used for powering a Notebook PC (Processing Computer). The power requirement of a Notebook PC varies significantly under different operational conditions. The proposed feedback controller is applied for the buck dc/dc converter to stabilize the load voltage at a desirable level under various operational conditions. The simulati...

  11. Analysis of Dc/Dc converters with PWM and sliding mode controls

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    Static and dynamic performances of D C/D C converters with PWM and sliding mode controllers are investigated. To improve the performance of the PWM controller, a linear compensator is proposed and used. For sliding controller, important parameters such as sliding coefficients and filter time constant are carefully computed and used. Finally, a D C/D C buck converter with PWM and sliding controller is designed, modeled and constructed. Theoretical and experimental results are compared and the distinguished features and limitations of each control technique are presented

  12. Design, optimization and new solutions for DC/DC converters in hybrid vehicles; Design, Optimierung und neue Loesungen fuer DC/DC-Wandler in Hybridfahrzeugen

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    Pledl, Georg; Lutter, Peter [Finepower GmbH, Ismaning (Germany)

    2010-07-01

    Especially in automotive engineering, the big aim of electronic device development is to combine minimum possible weight, highest efficiency and low electromagnetic interference. Since there is a wide range of energy storage devices and power consumption requirements are very versatile, there are many possible solutions for electronic power devices, but not all of them will be appropriate for each system. One possible solution concerning dc/dc converters is represented by the phase shift operation for full bridge topologies. This procedure is used for supplying the electrical 14 V system from the high voltage energy storage or, in the other direction, charge the HV battery from the 14 V net or even from an external 230 V / 400 ac net. Finepower has developed 2 prototypes for research, which are presented in this contribution. Another new topology, a bidirectional LLC Converter, is presented as well. Energy consumption is growing and the available space for electronic power devices is held very small, so the power density increases and thermal management becomes more difficult. As dimensions of bus bars, semiconductors or inductive components are shrinking, parasitic influence becomes more and more significant. For getting information about function and influence of parasitics of electronic power devices, simulation is a very important tool since it saves much time and gives the possibility to extract internal dimensions of electrical circuits which cannot be measured in reality. (orig.)

  13. A Zvs Dc-Dc Converter With Specific Voltage Gain For Inverter Operation Used For 3-Phase Induction Motor Operation

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    ANIL KUMAR REDDY.K, SIRISHA.S

    2013-01-01

    Abstract:zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) dc?dc converter with specific voltage gain is proposed . The specific voltage is utilized for inverter operation for supplying 3-phase domestic load. It consists of a ZVS boost converter stage and a ZVS half-bridge converter stage and two stages are merged into a single stage. The ZVS boost converter stage provides a continuous input current and ZVS operation of the power switches. The ZVS half-bridge converter stage provides a high voltage gain. The pr...

  14. Digitally intensive DC-DC converter for extreme space environments Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Space Micro-Arizona State University (ASU) team will develop an all-digitally controlled, wide temperature range point-of-load switch-mode DC-DC regulator core...

  15. Developments on DC/DC converters for the LHC experiment upgrades

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    Prototypes of DC/DC power and Point of Load (PoL) converters were designed and built with the aim of satisfying the foreseen working parameters of the High Luminosity (HL) LHC experiments, using both Silicon (Si) MOSFETs and/or more recent devices substantiated of better power performance, like Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistors. Optimization of their design, based on the comparison between the simulated and measured thermal, electrical and mechanical performance, is in progress, and many improvements with respect to the previous versions are under implementation. We discuss in this paper the results of the last modifications. In addition, many tens of discrete component samples, chosen among the devices commercially available in the three different technologies (Si, SiC and GaN), were electrically characterized and tested under ?-rays, neutron, proton and heavy ion radiation, also using a combined run method. We have also planned to test some commercial DC/DCs under the extreme conditions of radiation and magnetic field expected in the upgrades of the LHC experiments. Here we show the first results on few samples

  16. A Low-Power Asynchronous Step-Down DC-DC Converter for Implantable Devices.

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    Al-Terkawi Hasib, Omar; Sawan, M; Savaria, Y

    2011-06-01

    In this paper, we present a fully integrated asynchronous step-down switched capacitor dc-dc conversion structure suitable for supporting ultra-low-power circuits commonly found in biomedical implants. The proposed converter uses a fully digital asynchronous state machine as the heart of the control circuitry to generate the drive signals. To minimize the switching losses, the asynchronous controller scales the switching frequency of the drive signals according to the loading conditions. It also turns on additional parallel switches when needed and has a backup synchronous drive mode. This circuit regulates load voltages from 300 mV to 1.1 V derived from a 1.2-V input voltage. A total of 350 pF on-chip capacitance was implemented to support a maximum of 230-? W load power, while providing efficiency up to 80%. The circuit validating the proposed concepts was fabricated in 0.13- ?m complementary metal-oxide semiconductor technology. Experimental test results confirm the expected functionality and performance of the proposed circuit. PMID:23851480

  17. Evaluating neural control with optimal architecture for DC/DC converter

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    Fredy Hernán Martínez Sarmiento

    2010-05-01

    -power equipment raises great design challenges due to the mathematical model’s complexity and its highly nonlinear dynamic characteristics. Artificial intelligence techniques, such as neuronal networks, suppose great improvements in design and final per- formance, given their capacity for learning complex dynamics and generalising their behaviour. This work was aimed at propo- sing (and evaluating dynamic response later on direct control link with neuronal networks which also allowed eliminating test ele- ments and error in its design. Artificial neuronal network-based direct control was designed as well as possible using bio-inspired search models. This simultaneously optimised two different but fundamental aspects of the network: architecture and the weight of the connections. The control was applied to a boost converter. The results led to observing the scheme’s dynamic performan- ce; response time and exit voltage delta led to concluding that the criteria selected for designing the control were appropriate and represented a contribution towards developing control applications of DC/DC switchmode systems.

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

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    Ouyang, Ziwei; Zhang, Zhe

    2010-01-01

    In the most power electronics converters, the overall volume is mainly determined by the number of parts and the size of passive components. Integrated magnetics and planar magnetics techniques therefore have been an excellent option in order to reduce the count and the size of magnetic components, hereby increasing the power density of converters. A new planar integrated magnetics (PIM) technique for a phase-shift plus duty cycle controlled hybrid bi-directional DC/DC converter is presented and investigated in this paper. The main magnetic components including one boost inductor and two independent transformers are integrated into an E-I-E core geometry. Utilizing the flux cancellation as the principle of uncoupling, the transformers and the boost inductor are integrated, to reduce the total ferrite volume and core loss. The transformers and inductor are wound in the outer legs and the center legs respectively. The uncoupling effect between them is determined by the winding connections. The middle I-core provides a shared low reluctance flux path, uncoupling the two independent transformers. With the air gaps shift into the center legs, the magnetizing inductance of transformers will not be decreased due to there is no air gap throughout the flux paths generated by the two transformers. The new PIM structure can be extended to other topologies. To verify the validity of design approach and theoretical analysis, a lab prototype with PIM has been built, and tested. Comparing with the discrete structure, the result demonstrated a great improvement in profile and volume without sacrificing electrical performance.

  19. Design and Implementation of Anti-windup PI Control on DC-DC Bidirectional Converter for Hybrid Vehicle Applications

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    Muh. Zakiyullah Romdlony

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Well-regulated DC bus voltage is the important point to guarantee the power demand in hybrid vehicle applications. Voltage regulation can be achieved with control method that build switching signal on DC-DC converter. This paper describes design and small scale experimental results of bus voltage regulation control of the DC-DC bidirectional converter with battery and supercapacitor as energy source. The control system consists of two control loops, the outer loop that get DC bus voltage feedback using PI anti-windup back calculation control method. This outer loop will generate a reference current for the inner loop that implement hysteresis control. The inner control loop will compare that reference curent with the source current obtained from the current sensor. Simulation and experimental results show that bus voltage is well-regulated under the load changes with 1% voltage ripple.

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

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    Nielsen, Rasmus Ørndrup; Török, Lajos

    2013-01-01

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

  1. An Efficiency-Optimized Isolated Bidirectional DC-DC Converter with Extended Power Range for Energy Storage Systems in Microgrids

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    Xiaolong Shi; Jiuchun Jiang; Xintao Guo

    2012-01-01

    This paper proposes a novel extended-single-phase shift (ESPS) control strategy of isolated bidirectional full-bridge DC-DC converters (IBDCs) which are a promising alternative as a power electronic interface in microgrids with an additional function of galvanic isolation. Based on the mathematical models of ESPS control under steady-state conditions, detailed theoretical and experimental analyses of IBDC under ESPS control are presented. Compared with conventional single-phase-shift (CSPS) c...

  2. Non-Inverting Buck-Boost Converter for Fuel Cell Applications

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    Schaltz, Erik; Rasmussen, Peter Omand

    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 composed of fuel cell system and interfacing converter, considering the parasitics, are presented. It is concluded that the implementation with synchronous rectifiers provides the highest efficiency in the whole range of the fuel cell power, and its efficiency characteristic is more suitable for fuel cell applications than the implementation with diodes.

  3. Implementation of Buck-Boost Converter with Coupled Inductor for Photo-Voltaic System

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    M.S. Subbulakshmi

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The solar energy is a very interesting alternative on supplement the electrical system generation. In this paper, a photovoltaic based system is obtained from a boost cascaded with a buck converter along with Coupled inductor. Due to its novel operating modes, high efficiency can be achieved because there is only one switch operating at high frequency at a time, and the converter allows the use of power MOSFET and ultra-fast reverse recovery diode. This paper begins with theoretical analysis and modeling of this boost–buck converter. The model indicates that the coupled inductance will lead to an increase in the gain and the decrease in ripples. Finally, this paper analyzes and describes step by step the process of designing, and simulation of high efficiency low ripple voltage buck boost DC-DC converter for the photovoltaic solar conversion system

  4. Design and Analysis of a 24 Vdc to 48 Vdc Bidirectional DC-DC Converter Specifically for a Distributed Energy Application

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    Ambrosio B. Cultura II; Ziyad M. Salameh

    2012-01-01

    The design of a bidirectional dc-dc power converter specifically for a distributed energy application is presented. The existing two different DC voltage battery bank of the distributed generation needs to interlink each other using a bi-directional dc-dc converter in order to minimize the unbalance of the output load currents of the three inverters connected to electric grid system. Through this connection, a current can flow from one system to another or vice versa depending on which system...

  5. Novel Step-Up DC/DC Converter with No Right Half Plane Zero and Reduced Switched Voltage Stress Characteristics

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    Mostaan, Ali; Alizadeh, Ebrahim

    2014-01-01

    Novel step-up DC/DC converter is introduced in this paper. This converter is realized with adding the switched capacitor voltage multiplier cell to the three switch step-down DC/DC converter that has been proposed in the literature. The proposed converter is analyzed in the steady state and the voltage transfer gain is obtained. It is also demonstrated that the voltage stress on all semiconductor devices is restricted to input voltage which allows the utilization of a power switch with lower drain source resistance. In order to further increase the voltage gain another switched capacitor voltage multiplier cell can be added to the proposed converter. By using the state space average technique it is shown that the control to output transfer function of the proposed converter and its derivatives doesn't have right half plane zero (R.H.P.Z) that makes the dynamic behavior of these converters very fast against the load variations. The performance of the proposed converter and its derivation is verified using MATLAB/SIMULINK software.

  6. Design and Implementation of Battery Charger with Power Factor Correction using Sepic Converter and Full-bridge DC-DC Converter

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    Moh. Zaenal Efendi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a design and implementation of a converter which has a high power factor for battery charger application. The converter is a combination of a SEPIC converter and a full-bridge DC-DC converter connected in two stages of series circuit. The SEPIC converter works in discontinuous conduction mode and it serves as a power factor corrector so that the shape of input current waveform follows the shape of input voltage waveform. The full-bridge DC-DC converter serves as a regulator of output voltage and operates at continuous conduction mode. The experimental results show that the power factor of this converter system can be achieved up to 0.96.

  7. SWITCH MODE PULSE WIDTH MODULATED DC-DC CONVERTER WITH MULTIPLE POWER TRANSFORMERS

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    Nymand, Morten Technical University of Denmark,

    A switch mode pulse width modulated DC-DC power converter comprises at least one first electronic circuit on a input side (1) and a second electronic circuit on a output side (2). The input side (1) and the output side (2) are coupled via at least two power transformers (T1, T2). Each power transformer (T1, T2) comprises a first winding (T1a, T2a) arranged in a input side converter stage (3, 4) on the input side (1) and a second winding (T1 b, T2b) arranged in a output side converter stage (5) on the output side (2), and each of the windings (T1a, T1 b, T2a, T2b) has a first end and a second end. The first electronic circuit comprises terminals (AO, A1) for connecting a source or a load, at least one energy storage inductor (L) coupled in series with at least one of the first windings (T1a, T2a) of the power transformers (T1, T2), and for each power transformer (T1, T2), an arrangement of switches being adapted to switch the current through the first winding (T1 a, T2a) between a first ON-state, a first OFF-state, a second ON-state with a polarity opposite to the first ON-state, and a second OFF-state, and/or being adapted to provide rectified current to the terminals (AO, A1) wherein the at least one energy storage inductor (L) is arranged so as to be charged, when all switches of the switching arrangements are conducting, and the current through the at least one first winding coupled in series to the energy storage inductor is in an OFF- state. The second electronic circuit comprises terminals (BO, B1) for connecting a load or a source, a single arrangement of switches being adapted to switch the current through the second windings (T1 b, T2b) of the power transformers (T1, T2) between a first ON-state, a first OFF-state, a second ON-state with a polarity opposite to the first ON-state, and a second OFF-state, and/or being adapted to provide rectified current to the terminals (BO, B1). The second windings (T1b, T2b) of the power transformers (T1, T2) are connected in series and coupled via the single arrangement of switches of the second circuit to the terminals (BO, B1) of the output side.

  8. ZVS Full-Bridge Based DC-DC Converter with Linear Voltage Gain According to Duty Cycle

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    Do, Hyun-Lark

    2013-09-01

    This paper presents a zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) full-bridge based DC-DC converter with linear voltage gain according to duty cycle. The proposed converter is based on an asymmetrical pulse-width-modulation (APWM) full-bridge converter which has various advantages over other converters. However, it has some drawbacks such as limited maximum duty cycle to 0.5 and narrow input range. The proposed converter overcomes these problems. The duty cycle is not limited and input voltage range is wide. Also, the ZVS operation of all power switches is achieved. Therefore, switching losses are significantly reduced and high-efficiency is obtained. Steady-state analysis and experimental results for the proposed converter are presented to validate the feasibility and the performance of the proposed converter.

  9. Dual-Input Isolated Full-Bridge Boost DC-DC Converter Based on the Distributed Transformers

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    ZHANG, ZHE; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius; Andersen, Michael A. E.; Nielsen, Henning R.

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, a new two-input isolated boost dc-dc converter based on a distributed multi-transformer structure which is suitable for hybrid renewable energy systems is investigated and designed. With a novel transformer winding-connecting strategy, the two input ports can be decoupled completely, so the proposed converter can draw the power from the two different dc sources, which have low output voltage, and transfer it to the dc bus, which has high voltage, separately or simultaneously. T...

  10. A Cascaded Quasi Z-Source Scheme Step up DC-DC Converter Using ANN Based Control.

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    R.Praburaja; Karthikeyan, C.

    2013-01-01

    Modern renewable generation systems need smart and integrated power converters ensure for high efficiency of power conversion .This project intends to the Artificial Neural Network (ANN) based control step up DC-DC converter family with a cascaded Quasi Z-source network (qZS-scheme).The cascaded (two-stage) qZS- network could be derived by the adding of one diode, one inductor, and two capacitors to the traditional single stage quasi-Z-source inverter (qZSI). The proposed cascaded qZSI giving...

  11. A NEW SOFT SWITCHING SCHEME FOR AN ISOLATED BIDIRECTIONAL FULL-BRIDGE DC-DC CONVERTER FED DRIVE SYSTEM

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    T.Umaranjani

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with reducing switching loss, reducing voltage and current stresses, and reducing conduction loss due to circulation current. An isolated bidirectional full-bridge dc–dc converter with high conversion ratio, high output power, and soft start-up capability is proposed. The use of a capacitor, a diode, and a flyback converter can clamp the voltage spike caused by the current difference between the currentfed inductor and leakage inductance of the isolation transformer, and can reduce the current flowing through the active switches at the current-fed side.

  12. DC-DC boost-flyback converter functioning as input stage for one phase low power grid-connected inverter

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    Kawa Adam

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The paper treats about main problems of one phase DC-AC microinverters that allow single solar cell to be joined with the grid. One of the issues is to achieve high voltage gain with high efficiency in DC circuit, which is necessary for proper operation of inverter. The operating principles, results of practical implementation and investigations on boost-flyback converter, which meets mentioned demands, are presented. (high step-up DC-DC boost-flyback converter for single phase grid microinverter

  13. Power Flow Control of a Dual-Input Interleaved Buck/Boost Converter with Galvanic Isolation for Renewable Energy Systems

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    Mira Albert, Maria del Carmen; Zhang, Zhe

    2015-01-01

    DC microgrids or nanogrids have attracted increasing research interest in recent years. Therefore, as a critical component, dc-dc converters with multiple inputs are required. In this paper, a dual-input interleaved buck/boost converter is proposed and its corresponding power flow control methods are analyzed and designed accordingly. Furthermore, the design guidelines are discussed. Finally, in order to verify the validity of this study, the measurement results are presented.

  14. Development of a DC-DC conversion powering scheme for the CMS Phase-1 pixel upgrade

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    Feld, Lutz Werner; Karpinski, Waclaw; Klein, Katja; Lipinski, Martin; Preuten, Marius; Max Rauch; Rittich, David Michael; Sammet, Jan Domenik; Wlochal, Michael

    2014-01-01

    A novel powering scheme based on the DC-DC conversion technique will be exploited to power the CMS Phase-1 pixel detector. DC-DC buck converters for the CMS pixel project have been developed, based on the AMIS5 ASIC designed by CERN. The powering system of the Phase-1 pixel detector is described and the performance of the converter prototypes is detailed, including power efficiency, stability of the output voltage, shielding, and thermal management. Results from a test of the magnetic field tolerance of the DC-DC converters are reported. System tests with pixel modules using many components of the future pixel barrel system are summarized. Finally first impressions from a pre-series of 200 DC-DC converters are presented.

  15. A Zvs Dc-Dc Converter With Specific Voltage Gain For Inverter Operation Used For 3-Phase Induction Motor Operation

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    ANIL KUMAR REDDY.K, SIRISHA.S

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract:zero-voltage-switching (ZVS dc?dc converter with specific voltage gain is proposed . The specific voltage is utilized for inverter operation for supplying 3-phase domestic load. It consists of a ZVS boost converter stage and a ZVS half-bridge converter stage and two stages are merged into a single stage. The ZVS boost converter stage provides a continuous input current and ZVS operation of the power switches. The ZVS half-bridge converter stage provides a high voltage gain. The principle of operation and system analysis are presented. The specific voltage is used to obtain a 200 volts Line to Line RMS AC supply through inverter operation. The supply is in turn used for a 3-Phase load like operation and speed control of 3-Phase Squirrel cage Induction motor. Keywords: Boost converter, Zero voltage switching, Coupled inductor, Specific voltage gain, Soft switching technique, Inverter, Speed control of Induction motor.

  16. IMPLEMENTACIÓN DE UNA NUEVA TÉCNICA DE CONTROL DIGITAL PARA CONVERTIDORES DC-DC Y DC-AC / IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW DIGITAL CONTROL TECHNIQUE FOR DC-DC AND DC-AC POWER CONVERTERS

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    FREDY EDIMER, HOYOS VELASCO; FABIOLA, ANGULO GARCIA; JOHN ALEXANDER, TABORDA GIRALDO; GERARD, OLIVAR TOST.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan resultados experimentales que confirman la validez de una nueva técnica de control digital, por modulación de ancho de pulso (PWM- Digital), para convertidores de potencia DC-DC y DC-AC. El controlador PWM-Digital combina el esquema de control por promedio cero de la din [...] ámica del error (ZAD), ya reportado en la literatura, con el esquema de control por inducción al punto fijo (FPIC) aún en fase de experimentación. El diseño ha sido validado experimentalmente, usando la plataforma digital DSpace, en convertidores DC-DC y DC-AC de baja potencia. Los diagramas de bifurcaciones, calculados numéricamente en la etapa de diseño, concuerdan en un alto porcentaje con los obtenidos en la etapa experimental. Cuando el sistema opera en zona estable se obtiene buen comportamiento a la salida (regulación en el caso DC-DC y rastreo en el caso DC-AC), con bajo error y rechazo a perturbaciones. Abstract in english In this paper, we show numerical and experimental results obtained when a new PWM-digital control technique is applied to DC-DC and DC-AC converters. The controller combines ZAD (zero average dynamics) and FPIC (Fixed point inducting controller) strategies. The first one has been reported in the lit [...] erature in the last years and the second one is still in experimental phase. The design has been tested in an experimental way in low power DC-DC and DC-AC converters, using DSpace platform. Numerical and experimental bifurcation diagrams agree. When the system is working in a stable range it has very good performance, showing low error and robustness.

  17. A Novel Dual-input Isolated Current-Fed DC-DC Converter for Renewable Energy System

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    Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, a novel isolated current-fed DC-DC converter (boost-type) with two input power sources based on multi-transformer structure, which is suitable for fuel cells and super-capacitors hybrid energy system, is proposed and designed. With particular transformer windings connection strategy, the proposed converter can draw power from two different DC sources with lower voltage and deliver it to the higher voltage DC bus or load individually and simultaneously. The detailed operation principle of the proposed converter has been analyzed in dual-input mode and single-input mode, respectively. Furthermore, the method to increase the number of input ports, the magnetic integration structure, and ground loop decoupling are discussed. Experimental results from the lab prototype converter with two DC voltage sources verify the validity of the theoretical analysis and design of the converter.

  18. Low start-up voltage dc–dc converter with negative voltage control for thermoelectric energy harvesting

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    Pui-Sun Lei

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This Letter presents a low start-up voltage dc–dc converter for low-power thermoelectric systems which uses a native n-type MOS transistor as the start-up switch. The start-up voltage of the proposed converter is 300 mV and the converter does not need batteries to start up. The negative voltage control is proposed to reduce the leakage current caused by native n-type transistor and increase the efficiency. The proposed converter was designed using standard 0.18 µm CMOS process with chip size of 0.388 mm^2. The peak efficiency is 63% at load current of 1.5 mA. The proposed converter provides output voltage >1 V at maximum load current of 3.2 mA.

  19. DC-DC CONVERTER WITH VOLTAGE CONTROLLER FOR STAND ALONE WIND ENERGY SYSTEM

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    A. Bala Chandana

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the design and simulation of DC-DC voltage regulator using closed loop system with pulse width modulation technique and are simulated using MATLAB/SIMULINK power system blocks. This system has advantages like current source characteristics, reduced filter size and reduced transformer size. The simulink circuit model for open loop controller and closed loop model with PI controller are developed, compared and used for simulation studies. Results of the simulation are presented.

  20. Hybrid electric system based on fuel cell and battery and integrating a single dc/dc converter for a tramway

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    Research highlights: ? Hybrid electric power system for a real surface tramway. ? Hybrid system based on PEM fuel cell with dc/dc converter and Ni-MH battery. ? New control strategy for the energy management of the tramway. ? Hybrid system demonstrated to meet appropriate driving cycle of the tramway. -- Abstract: This paper presents a hybrid electric power system for a real surface tramway. The hybrid system consists of two electrical energy sources integrating a single dc/dc converter to provide the power demanded by the tramway loads (four electric traction motors and auxiliary services): (1) a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cell (FC) as the primary and (2) a rechargeable Ni-MH battery as electrical energy storage to supplement the FC over the driving cycle. According to the requirements of the real driving cycle of the tramway, it was considered a 200 kW PEM FC system with two FCs connected in parallel and a 34 Ah Ni-MH battery. The PEM FC and Ni-MH battery models were designed from commercially available components. The power conditioning system provides the appropriate power for the tramway. It is composed of: (1) a unique dc/dc boot converter which adapts the FC output voltage to the 750 V traction standard dc bus; (2) three phase inverters to drive properly each electric motors; and (3) a braking chopper to dissipate excess of regenerative braking energy. Suitable state machine control architecture is presented for the hybrid system, its objecd for the hybrid system, its objective being to provide demanded power by the driving cycle, optimizing the energy generated. Following this objective, a new state machine control strategy based on eight states decides the operating point of each component of the system and a cascade control structure allows achieving the operating points determined by the strategy. Simulation results of the real driving cycle of the tramway check the adequacy of the hybrid electric power system.

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

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    A.S. Oshaba

    2013-05-01

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

  2. Digital Simulation of Closed Loop Zvs-Zcs Bidirectional Dc-Dc Converter for Fuel Cell and Battery Application

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    V. V. Subrahmanya Kumar Bhajana

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available A closed loop ZVS-ZCS bidirectional dc-dc converter is modeled and appropriate digital simulations are provided. With the ZVS-ZCS concept, the MATLAB simulation results of application to a fuel cell and battery application have been obtained whenever the input voltage exceeds the given 24V, at that time the load voltage will change from 180V to 230V. But due to this usage the load is disturbed and there is instability in the model. Using closed loop the output voltage is stabilized.

  3. Digital Simulation of Closed Loop Zvs-Zcs Bidirectional Dc-Dc Converter for Fuel Cell and Battery Application

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    V. V. Subrahmanya Kumar Bhajana; S. Rama REDDY

    2010-01-01

    A closed loop ZVS-ZCS bidirectional dc-dc converter is modeled and appropriate digital simulations are provided. With the ZVS-ZCS concept, the MATLAB simulation results of application to a fuel cell and battery application have been obtained whenever the input voltage exceeds the given 24V, at that time the load voltage will change from 180V to 230V. But due to this usage the load is disturbed and there is instability in the model. Using closed loop the output voltage is stabilized.

  4. Analysis and Design of a Bidirectional Isolated DC-DC Converter for Fuel Cell and Super-Capacitor Hybrid System

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    Zhang, Zhe; Ouyang, Ziwei; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius; Andersen, Michael A. E.

    2012-01-01

    Electrical power system in future uninterruptible power supply (UPS) or electrical vehicle (EV) may employ hybrid energy sources, such as fuel cells and super-capacitors. It will be necessary to efficiently draw the energy from these two sources as well as recharge the energy storage elements by the DC bus. In this paper, a bidirectional isolated DC-DC converter controlled by phase-shift and duty cycle for the fuel cell hybrid energy system is analyzed and designed. The proposed topology mini...

  5. Decoupled Power Solution for Dual-input Isolated DC-DC Converters Using Four Quadrants Integrated Transformers (FQIT)

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    Ouyang, Ziwei; Andersen, Michael A. E.

    2012-01-01

    A common limitation of power coupling effect in some known multiple-input dc-dc converters has been addressed in many literatures. In order to overcome this limitation, a new concept for decoupling the primary windings in the integrated multiple-winding transformers based on 3-dimensional (3D) space orthogonal flux is proposed in this paper. And thus a new geometry core and relative winding arrangements are proposed in accordance with the rthogonal flux decoupling technology. Due to the four secondary windings are arranged in a quadratic pattern at the base core plate with the two perpendicular primary windings, a name of “four quadrants integrated transformers” (FQIT) is therefore given to the proposed construction. Since the two primary windings are uncoupled, the FQIT allows the two input power stages to transfer the energy into the output load simultaneously or at any timemultiplexing scheme, which can optimize the utilization of diversified power energy sources, simplify the system structure, improve the flexibility and reduce the overall cost, so they are attractive for the hybrid renewable power system. Section IV initiates a discussion for the advantages of the FQIT. In order to verify the feasibility of the FQIT in multiple-input converter, a dual-input isolated boost dc-dc converter employing with the FQIT is designed and tested. The results have excellently demonstrated that the two input power stages can be operated independently and the correctness of all the analysis in the paper.

  6. Simulation and Implementation of Soft-Switched Interleaved DC-DC Boost Converter for Fuel Cell Systems

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    R. Seyezhai

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a soft-switched Interleaved DC-DC Boost Converter (IBC for fuel cell is simulated and implemented. The proposed two-phase IBC circuit consists of two identical boost converter connected in parallel and are controlled by interleaved switching signals. But in the conventional IBC switching loss increases with the number of switching devices. To solve this problem, this paper has proposed a soft switched IBC. Detailed analysis has been done to investigate the benefits of soft-switched IBC compared to that of conventional uncoupled and directly coupled IBC. The converter circuit is constructed using power MOSFET as power switch. The PWM is generated by PIC18F4450 microcontroller. In this paper, the analysis of the converter is presented which is verified by the results of simulation and experimentation.

  7. Simulation and Implementation of Soft-Switched Interleaved DC-DC Boost Converter for Fuel Cell Systems

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    R. Seyezhai

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a soft-switched Interleaved DC-DC Boost Converter (IBC for fuel cell is simulated and implemented. The proposed two-phase IBC circuit consists of two identical boost converter connected in parallel and are controlled by interleaved switching signals. But in the conventional IBC switching loss increases with the number of switching devices. To solve this problem, this paper has proposed a soft switched IBC. Detailed analysis has been done to investigate the benefits of soft-switched IBC compared to that of conventional uncoupled and directly coupled IBC. The converter circuit is constructed using power MOSFET as power switch. The PWM is generated by PIC18F4450 microcontroller. In this paper, the analysis of the converter is presented which is verified by the results of simulation and experimentation.

  8. Modeling and Simulation of Non-ideal Buck Converter in DCM

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    Sheng-yu Gong,

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The modeling method is exemplified by Buckconverter operating in the discontinuous conduction mode(DCM, taking into account all parasitic resistances, thresholdvoltage of diode and inductor current ripples existing in actualconverters. Based on the theory of switch average model, timeaverage method of equivalent circuit, the theory of energyconservation, a circuit averaging method is studied to modelnon-ideal Buck converters operating in DCM, and a duty ratioconstraint which leads to a full order model is introduced. Onthe basis of DC circuit model and large and small-signalequivalent circuit model, the modeling and simulation analysisof non-ideal Buck converters are presented. Therefore, thederived models are convenient for modeling and designing ofDC-DC converter and its control system.

  9. Closed Loop Controlled Soft Switching Type DC/DC Converter with High Efficiency under Variable Load Conditions

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    Deepak Kumar Nayak

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A full bridge DC/DC converter with an auxiliary circuit and a voltage doubler type rectifier is proposed in this study. Due to the auxiliary circuit, the proposed circuit achieves Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS for main switches and Zero Current Switching (ZCS for auxiliary switches to provide reduced switching stress and high efficiency. Since there is no output inductor, the voltage across the rectifier diodes can be clamped to the output voltage level and it features a simple structure. The operation of the new converter is explained, analyzed and implemented in MATLAB with 20 kHz switching frequency and 15 W output power. Open loop and closed loop models are presented for input step change and output load regulation.

  10. Bi-Directional Edge-Resonant Switched Capacitor Cell-Assisted Soft-Switching PWM DC–DC Converter For Renewable Energy Applications

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    Saritha Thomas; Rabiya Rasheed

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a soft-switching pulse width modulation (PWM) non-isolated bi-directional dc–dc converter embedding an edge-resonant switched capacitor (ER-SWC) cell. The conceptual dc–dc converter treated herein can achieve high-frequency zero-current soft-switching turn-on and zero-voltage soft-switching turn-off operations in the active switches. Those advantageous properties enable a wide range of soft-switching operations together with a high-voltage step- up conversion ratio with a ...

  11. A NEW SOFT-SWITCHING ACTIVE CLAMP SCHEME FOR FULL-BRIDGE ISOLATED CURRENT FED DC-DC CONVERTER FED DRIVES

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    Geetha, M.; Sasikumar, M.

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents on a new high power full bridge isolated current fed dc/dc Converter with an active clamp. A proposed current fed dc/dc converter with high efficiency and voltage boosting capability is designed for use in the interface between a low voltage fuel cell source and a high voltage dc bus for inverters.ZVS scheme in all active switches is achieved for using a soft switching scheme. The switching losses and the conduction losses are reduced and the performance of the drive syst...

  12. New non-linear control strategy for non-isolated DC/DC converter with high voltage ratio

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    In this paper, a non-isolated DC/DC converter with high voltage ratio is proposed to allow the interface between a low voltage power source like fuel cell and a high voltage DC bus. To take into account the low voltage-high density characteristics of power sources, a cascaded structure composed of two sub-converters has been chosen and allows obtaining a high voltage ratio. The choice of each sub-converter is based on the requirements of the source and its performances. Consequently, we have chosen a three-interleaved boost converter as the 1st sub-converter whereas the 2nd sub-converter is a three-level boost converter. The control of the whole system is realized thanks to energetic trajectories planning based on flatness properties of the system. The control of both the current and the balance of voltage across the output serial capacitors of the three-level boost converter is ensured by non-linear controllers based on a new non-linear model. Experimental results allow validating the proposed power architecture and its associated control.

  13. New non-linear control strategy for non-isolated DC/DC converter with high voltage ratio

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    Shahin, A.; Huang, B.; Martin, J.P.; Pierfederici, S.; Davat, B. [Groupe de Recherche en Electronique et en Electrotechnique de Nancy - INPL - Nancy Universite, 2, Avenue de la Foret de Haye, 54516 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy Cedex (France)

    2010-01-15

    In this paper, a non-isolated DC/DC converter with high voltage ratio is proposed to allow the interface between a low voltage power source like fuel cell and a high voltage DC bus. To take into account the low voltage-high density characteristics of power sources, a cascaded structure composed of two sub-converters has been chosen and allows obtaining a high voltage ratio. The choice of each sub-converter is based on the requirements of the source and its performances. Consequently, we have chosen a three-interleaved boost converter as the 1st sub-converter whereas the 2nd sub-converter is a three-level boost converter. The control of the whole system is realized thanks to energetic trajectories planning based on flatness properties of the system. The control of both the current and the balance of voltage across the output serial capacitors of the three-level boost converter is ensured by non-linear controllers based on a new non-linear model. Experimental results allow validating the proposed power architecture and its associated control. (author)

  14. Continuation of periodic orbits in a ZAD-strategy controlled buck converter

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    Angulo, Fabiola [Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Computer Science, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Manizales Campus La Nubia, Manizales (Colombia)], E-mail: fangulog@unal.edu.co; Olivar, Gerard [Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Computer Science, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Manizales Campus La Nubia, Manizales (Colombia)], E-mail: golivart@unal.edu.co; Taborda, Alexander [Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Computer Science, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Manizales Campus La Nubia, Manizales (Colombia)], E-mail: jatabordam@unal.edu.co

    2008-10-15

    This paper concerns the dynamics of a Zero Average Dynamics (ZAD) controlled DC-DC Buck converter. We study the continuation problem of periodic orbits in a periodically forced piecewise-smooth system through the ranges of existence and stability. These orbits can have different configuration and periodicity, and they end in a transition to chaotic bands when a parameter is varied. Three assumptions (a symmetry assumption, a zero-average assumption and a regulation assumption) allows existence ranges to be predicted analytically, and there is only a final efficient numerical step. Stability is checked through Floquet exponents, which are also analytically computed.

  15. Designing Controller for Joined Dynamic Nonlinear PEMFC and Buck Converter System

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    M.R. Rahimi Khoygani

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Designing controller for a class of dynamical nonlinear model for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC is discussed in this paper inwhich the PEMFC system is used for powering a Notebook PC (Processing Computer. The power requirement of a Notebook PC varies significantly under different operational conditions. The proposed feedback controller is applied for the buck dc/dc converter to stabilize the load voltage at a desirable level under various operational conditions. The simulation results show the promising performance of the proposed controller at the different operating conditions.

  16. Research on Variable Structure Control Strategy Based on Direct BUCK AC-AC Converter

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    Xin Geng; Houjun Tang; Liangyu Bai; Nan Jin

    2012-01-01

    The researches on direct AC-AC convertors have been an important field. The DC-modulated method, which was used in DC-DC convertors before, is used in AC-AC convertors to realize a direct AC-AC converting now. The method as regulating the duty of switch periods can control the circuit to output an acceptable sinusoid voltage wave. But this method can always bring forth a small phase shift between input and output. In this paper, variable structure control (VSC) is used in BUCK circuit. Simula...

  17. SPECTRAL ANALYSIS OF BUCK AND SEPIC CONVERTERS

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    CHAKIB ALAOUI

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Switched mode power converters generate harmonic currents, which will be injected into the utility grid, causing distortion of the utility waveform. They also become a source for the generation of EMI, which may affect the communication systems. This work is about the design and evaluation of the two most frequently used SMPS used in step down mode of operation: the Buck converter and the Sepic converter working in step-down mode of operation. These converters were designed using optimized equations for their components ratings. Simulation results show that although the Buck output voltage is low in harmonics, it has high harmonic contents in currents circulating in its inductor and diode, and hence requires strong filtering. The Sepic converterhas lower harmonic contents than the Buck converter.

  18. Circuit Simulation for Solar Power Maximum Power Point Tracking with Different Buck-Boost Converter Topologies

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    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.

  19. Dual-Input Isolated Full-Bridge Boost DC-DC Converter Based on the Distributed Transformers

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    Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, a new two-input isolated boost dc-dc converter based on a distributed multi-transformer structure which is suitable for hybrid renewable energy systems is investigated and designed. With a novel transformer winding-connecting strategy, the two input ports can be decoupled completely, so the proposed converter can draw the power from the two different dc sources, which have low output voltage, and transfer it to the dc bus, which has high voltage, separately or simultaneously. The detailed operation principles of the proposed converter have been analyzed in the dual-input mode and the single-input mode, respectively. The main advantage of the proposed topology is that the four transformers and the secondary rectifiers are fully utilized whether the converter is connected with two input power sources or only one input. Although the four transformers are employed, the nominal powers of each transformer and rectifier are both reduced by four times. Furthermore, some special issues on converter design, such as increasing number of the input ports, the magnetic integration and the ground loop decoupling are discussed. A 2 kW prototype was built and tested. Experiments on the converter’s steady-state and transient operations verified the validity of the analysis and design.

  20. Open-circuit fault detection and tolerant operation for a parallel-connected SAB DC-DC converter

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    Park, Kiwoo; Chen, Zhe

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents an open-circuit fault detection method and its tolerant control strategy for a Parallel-Connected Single Active Bridge (PCSAB) dc-dc converter. The structural and operational characteristics of the PCSAB converter lead to several advantages especially for high power applications. By paralleling modular converters, the power and current ratings of each modular converter can be lowered and by interleaving the switching patterns, the input and output current ripples can be significantly reduced without increasing switching losses or device stresses. Apart from these, the PCSAB converter also possesses better reliability under a certain open-circuit fault condition. The proposed fault diagnosis method identifies both location and type of a fault using one current sensor in the output. Depending on the type of the fault, the proposed fault-tolerant strategy tries to keep the capability of the converter unaffected or to improve the quality of the output current under the fault condition. The feasibility of the proposed fault detection and fault-tolerant methods are verified by simulations and experiments.

  1. Design of a High Voltage Bidirectional DC-DC Converter for Driving Capacitive Incremental Actuators usable in Electric Vehicles (EVs)

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    Thummala, Prasanth; Zhang, Zhe

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents the design of a low input (24 V) and variable high output voltage (0-2.5 kV) bidirectional dc-dc converter for driving a capacitive actuator. The topology is a digitally controlled bidirectional flyback converter with a variable frequency control. The objective is, to design the converter for efficiently charging and discharging the capacitive actuator from 0 V to 2.5 kV and vice versa, respectively. The converter is used to drive a dielectric electro active polymer (DEAP) based capacitive incremental actuator, which has the potential to be used in automotive (e.g., EVs), space and medical industries. The design of the bidirectional flyback converter to charge and discharge a 400 nF capacitive actuator is presented, when 4 kV and 4.5 kV high voltage MOSFETs are used on the secondary high voltage side. The experimental results and efficiency measurements of the converter with the proposed design are provided

  2. High voltage dc-dc converter with dynamic voltage regulation and decoupling during load-generated arcs

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    Shimer, Daniel W. (Danville, CA); Lange, Arnold C. (Livermore, CA)

    1995-01-01

    A high-power power supply produces a controllable, constant high voltage output under varying and arcing loads. The power supply includes a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module, and a current sensor for sensing output current. The power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle and circuitry is provided for sensing incipient arc currents at the output of the power supply to simultaneously decouple the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. The power supply includes a plurality of discrete switching type dc--dc converter modules.

  3. High voltage dc--dc converter with dynamic voltage regulation and decoupling during load-generated arcs

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    Shimer, D.W.; Lange, A.C.

    1995-05-23

    A high-power power supply produces a controllable, constant high voltage output under varying and arcing loads. The power supply includes a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module, and a current sensor for sensing output current. The power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle and circuitry is provided for sensing incipient arc currents at the output of the power supply to simultaneously decouple the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. The power supply includes a plurality of discrete switching type dc--dc converter modules. 5 Figs.

  4. Multiphase soft switched DC/DC converter and active control technique for fuel cell ripple current elimination

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    Lai, Jih-Sheng (Blacksburg, VA); Liu, Changrong (Sunnyvale, CA); Ridenour, Amy (Salem, VA)

    2009-04-14

    DC/DC converter has a transformer having primary coils connected to an input side and secondary coils connected to an output side. Each primary coil connects a full-bridge circuit comprising two switches on two legs, the primary coil being connected between the switches on each leg, each full-bridge circuit being connected in parallel wherein each leg is disposed parallel to one another, and the secondary coils connected to a rectifying circuit. An outer loop control circuit that reduces ripple in a voltage reference has a first resistor connected in series with a second resistor connected in series with a first capacitor which are connected in parallel with a second capacitor. An inner loop control circuit that reduces ripple in a current reference has a third resistor connected in series with a fourth resistor connected in series with a third capacitor which are connected in parallel with a fourth capacitor.

  5. Battery charging characteristics in small scaled photovoltaic system using resonant DC-DC converter with electric isolation

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    The solar energy has been drawing attention of the whole world as a clean and infinite energy, since the globe resource, the globe ecology and so on came into question. The wide applications of the solar energy are being expected in a range from electric power plants to household systems. But the output power induced in the photovoltaic modules is influenced by an intensity of the solar radiation, a temperature of the solar cells and so on, so the various useful forms of the solar energy are being proposed for a purpose of stable power supply. a system described in this paper is a small scaled photovoltaic system with storage batteries. This paper describes the theoretical analyses of the photovoltaic system using a resonant DC-DC converter in order to clarify a desirable circuit condition, besides the experimental results of the battery charging characteristics are presented

  6. Design, Analysis and Implementation of a new topology of multi phase synchronous buck converter under current mode control

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    Nittala S K Sastry

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a new PWM Multi phase DC-DC converter under current mode control with an auxiliary circuit which provides zero voltage switching in order to meet the power supply requirements of the processors of modern electronic equipments like laptops, mobiles, and PDAs etc which require more than 70 A current, lower voltage and better transient response.The multi phase topology benefits in high current, good efficiency and better current transient response. High current multi phase buck converters found applications in advanced data control, solid state lasers, communication equipment and Pentium processors etc. In this paper designed of three phase DC-DC converter 100W, 12V/1V under current mode control is discussed in detail and the simulation results are presented to support the theoretical analysis.

  7. Optimal Design of a Push-Pull-Forward Half-Bridge (PPFHB) Bidirectional DC-DC Converter with Variable Input Voltage

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

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents a low-cost bidirectional isolated dc–dc converte, derived from dual-active-bridge converter for the power sources with variable output voltage like supercapacitors. The proposed converter consists of push-pull-forward circuit half-bridge circuit (PPFHB) and a high-frequency transformer; this structure minimizes the number of the switching transistors and their associate gate driver components. With phase-shift control strategy, all the switches are operated under zero-vo...

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

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    El Aroudi A.

    2014-01-01

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

  9. Analysis of a Multilevel Dual Active Bridge (ML-DAB DC-DC Converter Using Symmetric Modulation

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    M. A. Moonem

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Dual active bridge (DAB converters have been popular in high voltage, low and medium power DC-DC applications, as well as an intermediate high frequency link in solid state transformers. In this paper, a multilevel DAB (ML-DAB has been proposed in which two active bridges produce two-level (2L-5L, 5L-2L and 3L-5L voltage waveforms across the high frequency transformer. The proposed ML-DAB has the advantage of being used in high step-up/down converters, which deal with higher voltages, as compared to conventional two-level DABs. A three-level neutral point diode clamped (NPC topology has been used in the high voltage bridge, which enables the semiconductor switches to be operated within a higher voltage range without the need for cascaded bridges or multiple two-level DAB converters. A symmetric modulation scheme, based on the least number of angular parameters rather than the duty-ratio, has been proposed for a different combination of bridge voltages. This ML-DAB is also suitable for maximum power point tracking (MPPT control in photovoltaic applications. Steady-state analysis of the converter with symmetric phase-shift modulation is presented and verified using simulation and hardware experiments.

  10. Isolated Full Bridge Boost DC-DC Converter Designed for Bidirectional Operation of Fuel Cells/Electrolyzer Cells in Grid-Tie Applications

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    Pittini, Riccardo; Zhang, Zhe

    2013-01-01

    Energy production from renewable energy sources is continuously varying, for this reason energy storage is becoming more and more important as the percentage of green energy increases. Newly developed fuel cells can operate in reverse mode as electrolyzer cells; therefore, they are becoming an attractive technology for energy storage grid-tie applications. In this application dc-dc converter optimization is very challenging due to the large voltage range that the converter is expected to operate. Moreover, the fuel-electrolyzer cell side of the converter is characterized by low voltage and high current. Dc-dc converter efficiency plays a fundamental role in the overall system efficiency since processed energy is always flowing through the converter; for this reason, loss analysis and optimization are a key component of the converter design. The paper presents an isolated full bridge boost dc-dc converter (IFBBC) designed for this new application focusing on losses analysis. The system topology is briefly discussed and the major concerns related to the system, cells stacks and converter operating points are analyzed. The dc-dc converter losses are modeled and presented in detail; the analysis is validated on adc-dc converter prototype rated at 6 kW 30-80 V 0-80 A on the low voltage side and 700-800 V on the high voltage side (for a grid-tie application). The prototype is based on fully planar magnetic, Si MOSFETs, Si IGBTs and SiC diodes; efficiencies up to ~96.5% and ~97.8% were demonstrated depending on the converter operating point.

  11. Gate Driver Circuit of Power Electronic Switches with Reduced Number of Isolated DC/DC Converter for a Switched Reluctance Motor

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    This paper presents a gate driver circuit for the switching devices used in the asymmetrical converter for a switched reluctance machine with reduced number of isolated dc/dc converters. Isolation required in the gate driver circuit of switching devices is indispensable. For the purpose of isolation different arrangements may be used such as pulse transformers. The dc/dc converter for isolation and powering the gate drive circuits is suitable, cheaper in cost and simple to implement. It is also significant that required number of isolation converters is much less than the switches used in converter. In addition, a simple logic circuit has been presented for producing the gate signals at correct phase sequence which is compared with the gated signals directly obtained from the encoder of an existing machine. (author)

  12. Development of TMS320F2810 DSP Based Bidirectional buck-boost Chopper

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    Mr. K.S. Chakradhar*1,; Ayesha Siddiqa, M.; Vandhana, T.

    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...

  13. DC-DC Converters Using PID Controller and Pulse Width Modulation Technique

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    Sudha, R; Mr.P.M Dhanasekaran

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a boost converter along with a flyback converter. The Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS) technique is used to achieve soft switching. A bidirectional boost converter is connected with an output module as a Parallel Input Serial Output configuration. The flyback converter with Voltage Doubler Rectifier (VDR) acts as an output module. This connection makes a bidirectional boost converter an active clamp circuit which is connected to the output side in order to extend the step up r...

  14. High-Efficient High Frequency Linked Zero Voltage Soft Switching PWM DC/DC Power Converter with ON/OFF-Assisted Synchronous Rectifier Scheme

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    Sato, Shinji; Moisseev, Serguei; Ishitobi, Manabu; Hiraki, Eiji; Nakaoka, Mutsuo

    Advanced development of the high frequency pulse modulated DC/DC power converters are indispensable in order to achieve smaller size, higher performances of the power supplies. In resent years the problems of the electromagnetic noise generation caused by the hard-switching pulse width modulation (PWM)—based high frequency operation of the switching power devices have been significant, including switching losses and switching surges. As result a variety of soft-switching power conversion circuit technologies have been attracted special interests for reducing switching power losses and minimizing electromagnetic interference. The soft-switching pulse modulation of DC/DC power circuit topologies can be divided into continuous current mode resonant type and quasi-resonant voltage mode type. The soft-switching DC/DC converters, a continuous current mode zero current soft-switching (ZCS) DC/DC converter with pulse frequency modulation (PFM) has been already put into a practical use. In this sort of power converters soft-switching commutation can be achieved over wide load variation ranges and high stability can be also performed, but high current peak stress through power semiconductor devices arises, however, and it causes relatively large increase of conduction power losses in the power semiconductor devices, high frequency transformers as well as rectifier diodes. As a result, the problem of a high efficiency for DC/DC power converter could not still unsolved. Thereupon, in this paper, quasi-resonant voltage mode based soft-switching PWM DC/DC power converter with a high frequency transformer link is presented, which has on/off assisted synchronous rectifier in its secondary side. The PWM operation of this converter is described in comparison with conventional one. Due to using power MOSFET as on/off assisted synchronous rectifier in the secondary side of the high frequency isolated transformer, it is possible to achieve stable zero voltage soft-switching (ZVS) conditions from no load to the rated load for minimum requirement of a magnetizing current. As result of a high value of the magnetizing inductance design, the power converter actual efficiency of this converter can be designed so as to above 97% in experiment. Moreover, results of a switching losses analysis are discussed from an experimental point of views in this paper. The effectiveness of the power converter treated hare is proved from a practical point of view by using 32kHz-2.5kW breadboard setup.

  15. Tertiary and secondary control levels for efficiency optimization and system damping in droop controlled dc-dc converters

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    Meng, Lexuan; Dragicevic, Tomislav

    2015-01-01

    Droop control by means of virtual resistance (VR) control loops can be applied to paralleled dc-dc converters for achieving autonomous equal power sharing. However, equal power sharing does not guarantee an efficient operation of the whole system. In order to achieve higher efficiency and lower energy losses, this paper proposes a tertiary control level including an optimization method for achieving efficient operation. As the efficiency of each converter changes with the output power, VR values are set as decision variables for modifying the power sharing ratio among converters. Genetic algorithm is used in searching for a global efficiency optimum. In addition, a secondary control level is added to regulate the output voltage drooped by the VRs. However, system dynamics is affected when shifting up/down the VR references. Therefore, a secondary control for system damping is proposed and applied for maintaining system stability. Hardware-in-the-loop simulations are conducted to validate the effectiveness of this method. The results show that the system efficiency is improved by using tertiary optimization control and the desired transient response is ensured with system damping secondary control.

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

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    Vinayaka B.C

    2014-06-01

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

  17. Chaos in the buck converter

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    Olivar, Gerard

    1997-01-01

    Esta tesis estudia el fenómeno del caos en las ecuaciones que modelan un convertidor buck con control PWM. Desde el punto de vista matemático, contribuye al estudio de los sistemas lineales a trozos tridimensionales, con émfasis en las perspectivas geométrica y de cálculo numérico. Se consiguen resultados analíticos pero, finalmente, deben emplearse métodos numéricos para calcular efectivamente las órbitas periódicas, bifurcaciones, variedades invariantes y cuencas de atracción. D...

  18. Transient Performance Improvement Circuit (TPIC)s for DC-DC converter applications

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    Lim, Sungkeun

    Gordon Moore famously predicted the exponential increase in transistor integration and computing power that has been witnessed in recent decades [1]. In the near future, it is expected that more than one billion transistors will be integrated per chip, and advanced microprocessors will require clock speeds in excess of several GHz. The increasing number of transistors and high clock speeds will necessitate the consumption of more power. By 2014, it is expected that the maximum power consumption of the microprocessor will reach approximately 150W, and the maximum load current will be around 150A. Today's trend in power and thermal management is to reduce supply voltage as low as possible to reduce delivered power. It is anticipated that the Intel cores will operate on 0.8V of supply voltage by 2014 [2]. A significant challenge in Voltage Regulator Module (VRM) development for next generation microprocessors is to regulate the supply voltage within a certain tolerance band during high slew rate load transitions, since the required supply voltage tolerance band will be much narrower than the current requirement. If VR output impedance is maintained at a constant value from DC to high frequency, large output voltage spikes can be avoided during load cur- rent transients. Based on this, the Adaptive Voltage Position (AVP) concept was developed to achieve constant VR output impedance to improve transient response performance [3]. However, the VR output impedance can not be made constant over the entire frequency range with AVP design, because the AVP design makes the VR output impedance constant only at low frequencies. To make the output impedance constant at high frequencies, many bulk capacitors and ceramic capacitors are required. The tight supply voltage tolerance for the next generation of microprocessors during high slew rate load transitions requires fast transient response power supplies. A VRM can not follow the high slew rate load current transients, because of the slow inductor current slew rate which is determined by the input voltage, output voltage, and the inductance. The remaining inductor current in the power delivery path will charge the output capacitors and develop a voltage across the ESR. As a result, large output voltage spikes occur during load current transients. Due to their limited control bandwidth, traditional VRs can not sufficiently respond rapidly to certain load transients. As a result, a large output voltage spike can occur during load transients, hence requiring a large amount of bulk capacitance to decouple the VR from the load [2]. If the remaining inductor current is removed from the power stage or the inductor current slew rate is changed, the output voltage spikes can be clamped, allowing the output capacitance to be reduced. A new design methodology for a Transient Performance Improvement Circuit(TPIC) based on controlling the output impedance of a regulator is presented. The TPIC works in parallel with a voltage regulator (VR)'s ceramic capacitors to achieve faster voltage regulation without the need for a large bulk capacitance, and can serve as a replacement for bulk capacitors. The specific function of the TPIC is to mimic the behavior of the bulk capacitance in a traditional VRM by sinking and sourcing large currents during transients, allowing the VR to respond quickly to current transients without the need for a large bulk capacitance. This will allow fast transient response without the need for a large bulk capacitor. The main challenge in applying the TPIC is creating a design which will not interfere with VR operation. A TPIC for a 4 Switch Buck-Boost (4SBB) converter is presented which functions by con- trolling the inductor current slew rate during load current transients. By increasing the inductor current slew rate, the remaining inductor current can be removed from the 4SBB power delivery path and the output voltage spike can be clamped. A second TPIC is presented which is designed to improve the performance of an LDO regulator during output current transients. A TPIC fo

  19. Self-oscillating Galvanic Isolated Bidirectional Very High Frequency DC-DC Converter

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    Pedersen, Jeppe Arnsdorf; Madsen, Mickey Pierre

    2015-01-01

    This paper describes a galvanic isolated bidirectional Very High Frequency (VHF = 30 MHz - 300MHz) ClassE converter. The reason for increasing the switching frequency is to minimize the passive components in the converter. To make the converter topology bidirectional the rectifier has to be synchronous. This increases the complexity of the gate drives, which in this paper is solved by using a self-oscillating gate drive. A bidirectional converter has been implemented and is described in this paper; the converter reaches efficiencies above 80% in forward conduction mode and 73.5% in reverse conduction mode. The designed converter operates at a switching frequency of 35.6 MHz, which is well within the VHF range. The same converter is also implemented with PCB embedded inductors to minimize cost and the physical volume of the total converter.

  20. Two-output Class E Isolated dc-dc Converter at 5 MHz Switching Frequency

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    Pavlovic, Zoran; Oliver Ramírez, Jesús Angel; Alou Cervera, Pedro; García Suárez, Oscar; Prieto López, Roberto; Cobos Márquez, José Antonio

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents a two output class-E isolated dcdc converter that regulates the output voltages at fixed switching frequency. The converter is simulated at operating frequency of 5 MHz. The converter output power is 40 W and the output voltages are 15 V and 5 V. All the switches operate at zero voltage switching (ZVS) conditions for the full load range. The circuit configuration is simple with small passive components which reduce the size of the converter. The circuit also has ...

  1. New DC/DC High Step Up Isolated Converter with ZVS

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    Ehsan Movahedi

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we presents a soft switch sepic, flyback converter. At first the converter have hard switching in main switch and completely analysis then added auxiliary circuit for soft switching Auxiliary circuit in the converter is not only soft switching condition for the main switch but also prevents the spike voltage across the main switch when turned off that because leakage inductance. Therefore, the proposed converter efficiency in comparison with the previous converters increased and voltage stress on the main switch is reduced. Also the auxiliary switch in the converter have soft switching and thereby decrese losses. this converter Control with pwm.These converter have higher efficiency than the similar converters and the cost is low. Auxiliary circuit in the converter is not only soft switching condition for the main switch but also prevents the spike voltage across the main switch when turned off that because leakage inductance. Therefore, the proposed converter efficiency in comparison with the previous converters increased and voltage stress on the main switch is reduced.

  2. A Cryogenic Dc-Dc Power Converter for a 100 kW Synchronous HTS Generator at Liquid Nitrogen Temperatures

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    Bailey, Wendell; Wen, Hauming; Yang, Yifeng; Forsyth, Andrew; Jia, Chungjiang

    A dc-dc converter has been developed for retrofitting inside the vacuum space of the HTS rotor of a synchronous generator. The heavy copper sections of the current leads used for energising the HTS field winding were replaced by cryogenic power electronics; consisting of the converter and a rotor control unit. The converter board was designed using an H-bridge configuration with two 5A rated wires connecting the cryogenic boards to the stator control board located on the outside of the generator and drawing power from a (5A, 50 V) dc power source. The robustness of converter board was well demonstrated when it was powered up from a cold start at 82K. When charging the field winding with moderate currents (30A), the heat in-leak to the 'cold' rotor core was only 2W. It continued to function down to 74K, surviving several quenches. However, the quench protection function failed when injecting 75A into the field winding, resulting in the burn out of one of the DC-link capacitors. The magnitudes of the critical currents measured with the original current leads were compared to the quench currents, which was defined as the current which triggered quench protection protocol. The difference between the two currents was rather large, (?20A). However, additional measurements using a single HTS coil in liquid nitrogen found that this reduction should not be so dramatic and in the region of 4A. Our conclusions identified the converter's switching voltage and its operating frequency as two parameters, which could have contributed to lowering the quench current. Magnetic fields and eddy currents are expected to be more prominent the field winding and its impact on the converter also need further investigation.

  3. A new zero-voltage-switching dc/dc boost converter

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    Chan, C. C.; Chau, Kwok-Tong

    1993-01-01

    A new pulsewidth-modulated zero-voltage-switching quasi-resonant boost converter operating at constant switching frequency is presented. In contrast to the frequency-modulated zero-voltage-switching quasi-resonant boost converter, this converter possesses better controllability and higher operating performance, and overcomes the instability caused by the parasitic oscillation. The principle of operation and performance of the converter are presented. Its two-dimensional state trajectories and steady-state characteristic curves are derived which are useful for the converter design. Both the SPICE simulation and experimental result agree with the theoretical prediction.

  4. A New Soft Switching Current fed DC-DC Converter for Medium Power Applications

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    Majid Delshad

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper a new zero voltage switching current fed half bridge converter with an auxiliary circuit is proposed. The auxiliary circuit not only absorbs the voltage surge across switches at turn off instance, but also provides zero voltage switching condition for all converter switches. Therefore in this converter the efficiency is higher than hard switching counterpart and also main switches voltage stresses decrease. Since the switches in auxiliary circuit operate under soft switching conditions, these switches don’t apply additional losses to proposed converter. Implementation of control circuit is very simple since the converter is PWM controlled and the auxiliary switches turn on are complementary with respect to main switches. In this paper the proposed converter operating modes are analyzed and simulation results are presented. To verify the converter operation a 100W laboratory prototype operating at 100kHz is implemented and the experimental results are presented.

  5. Asymmetrical Interleaved DC/DC Switching Converters for Photovoltaic and Fuel Cell Applications—Part 1: Circuit Generation, Analysis and Design 

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    Sergio Serna; Roberto Giral; Javier Calvente; Carlos Andres Ramos-Paja; Eliana Arango

    2012-01-01

    A novel asymmetrical interleaved dc/dc switching converters family intended for photovoltaic and fuel cell applications is presented in this paper. The main requirements on such applications are small ripples in the generator and load, as well as high voltage conversion ratio. Therefore, interleaved structures and voltage multiplier cells have been asymmetrically combined to generate new converters, which inherently operate indiscontinuous conduction mode. The novel family is derived from boo...

  6. A 1 MW, 100 kV, less than 100 kg space based dc-dc power converter

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    Cooper, J. R.; White, C. W.

    1991-01-01

    A 1 MW dc-dc power converter has been designed which has an input voltage of 5 kV +/-3 percent, an output voltage of 100 kV +/- 0.25 percent, and a run time of 1000 s at full power. The estimated system mass is 83.8 kg, giving a power density of 11.9 kW/kg. The system exceeded the weight goal of 10 kW/kg through the use of innovative components and system concepts. The system volume is approximately 0.1 cu m, and the overall system efficiency is estimated to be 87 percent. Some of the unique system features include a 50-kHz H-bridge inverter using MOS-controlled thyristors as the switching devices, a resonance transformer to step up the voltage, open-cycle cryogenic hydrogen gas cooling, and a nonrigid, inflatable housing which provides on-demand pressurization of the power converter local environment. This system scales very well to higher output powers. The weight of the 10-MW system with the same input and output voltage requirements and overall system configuration is estimated to be 575.3 kg. This gives a power density of 17.4 kW/kg, significantly higher than the 11.9 kW/kg estimated at 1 MW.

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

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

    2014-08-01

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

  8. DC-DC Converters Using PID Controller and Pulse Width Modulation Technique

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    R.Sudha

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a boost converter along with a flyback converter. The Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS technique is used to achieve soft switching. A bidirectional boost converter is connected with an output module as a Parallel Input Serial Output configuration. The flyback converter with Voltage Doubler Rectifier (VDR acts as an output module. This connection makes a bidirectional boost converter an active clamp circuit which is connected to the output side in order to extend the step up ratio. A converter with active clamp technique is used to recycle the leakage energy, to eliminate voltage spike due to coupled inductors and also to provide a mechanism to achieve ZVS. To overcome the efficiency degradation during light load due to load dependent soft switching of the ZVS, a control method using Pulse Width Modulation (PWM proportional to the load current is used.

  9. A Two-stage DC-DC Converter for the Fuel Cell-Supercapacitor Hybrid System

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

    2009-01-01

    A wide input range multi-stage converter is proposed with the fuel cells and supercapacitors as a hybrid system. The front-end two-phase boost converter is used to optimize the output power and to reduce the current ripple of fuel cells. The supercapacitor power module is connected by push-pull-forward half bridge (PPFHB) converter with coupled inductors in the second stage to handle the slow transient response of the fuel cells and realize the bidirectional power flow ...

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

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    Garci?a Sua?rez, Oscar; Flores Oropeza, Luis Alejandro; Roma?n Loera, Alejandro; Esparza Gonza?lez, Mario S.

    2008-01-01

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

  11. Isolated DC-DC UPS Based in a Fly back Converter Analysis and Design

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    Prof. Raju Bhabhor; Jadav, Jitendrakumar A.; Ahir, Rinal K.

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents the analysis, design andsimulation from a simple DC-UPS converter with integratedback-up and automatic transition. This converter makesautomatic transition between the main AC and the battery when afailure occurs, and it delivers uninterrupted DC power to the loadthrough two independent power sources of commercial inputpower and battery power. The converter has the followingcharacteristics: automatic transition between the main and thebattery, no additional control to dete...

  12. Linear-assisted DC-DC switching converter with constant switching frequency

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    Marti?nez Garci?a, Herminio; Grau Saldes, Antoni; Bolea Monte, Yolanda; Ga?miz Caro, Juan

    2011-01-01

    This article shows the proposal of a linear–assisted converter or linear–&–switching hybrid converter with a constant switching frequency. The control loop of the system is based on the current–mode technique. The main disadvantage of a converter with current–mode control is the inherent instability of the loop when switch duty ratios are greater than 0.5. In order to make stable the proposed linear–assisted converter, the article shows the technique based on a slope compensation.

  13. Isolated DC-DC UPS Based in a Fly back Converter Analysis and Design

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    Prof. Raju Bhabhor

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the analysis, design andsimulation from a simple DC-UPS converter with integratedback-up and automatic transition. This converter makesautomatic transition between the main AC and the battery when afailure occurs, and it delivers uninterrupted DC power to the loadthrough two independent power sources of commercial inputpower and battery power. The converter has the followingcharacteristics: automatic transition between the main and thebattery, no additional control to detect failure in the main, singlestructure, galvanic isolation, multi output voltages capability andonly one switch control for two operation modes normal andback-up. The analysis, design, simulation and experimentalresults for this converter are presented.

  14. A NEW SOFT-SWITCHING ACTIVE CLAMP SCHEME FOR FULL-BRIDGE ISOLATED CURRENT FED DC-DC CONVERTER FED DRIVES

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    M.Geetha

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents on a new high power full bridge isolated current fed dc/dc Converter with an active clamp. A proposed current fed dc/dc converter with high efficiency and voltage boosting capability is designed for use in the interface between a low voltage fuel cell source and a high voltage dc bus for inverters.ZVS scheme in all active switches is achieved for using a soft switching scheme. The switching losses and the conduction losses are reduced and the performance of the drive system should be increased from the proposed model. The proposed converter system is controlled by SPWM Technique. The simulation results are carried out and presented.

  15. DC-DC Converters in Wind Systems for Micro-generation: A Systematic Review

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    Carlos Alejandro Ramírez

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a literature review analyzing four topics concerning wind systems for micro-generation: system topologies, system modeling, power converters design, and power converter controllers. The review also reveals the open research problems in the literature, and the opportunities to improve commonly adopted solutions.

  16. Design and Implementation of Power Flow Control for a novel Dual Input DC-DC Converter

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    Taeed, Fazel; Ouyang, Ziwei

    2014-01-01

    In this paper a control strategy for controlling the power flow from input voltage sources of a novel dual-input dcdc converter to the load is introduced. The converter can be used in renewable energy applications with two independent power sources. Firstly, the operation principle of the converter is outlined; then the control method for adjusting power sharing is proposed. In the next step, the controller is implemented in an FPGA, and then a 350W dual input converter is built to verify operation of the proposed control strategy. The experimental results show the excellent ability of the controller to control the power flow in the converter. The implemented controller in FPGA is low cost and simple. The complete system can be practically used in power management for renewable energy sources.

  17. A variable step-down conversion ratio switched capacitor DC-DC converter for energy harvesting systems working in intermittent mode

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    Energy harvesting systems stimulate the development of power management for low power consumption applications. Improving the converter efficiency of power management circuits has become a significant issue in energy harvesting system design. This paper presents a variable step-down conversion ratio switched capacitor (SC) DC-DC converter to advance the converter efficiency of charge on the stored capacitor in a wireless monitoring system of orthopedic implants. The converter is designed to work at 1 MHz switching frequency and achieves 15 to 2 V conversion. Measurement results show that the converter efficiency can reach 42% including all circuit power consumption, which is much higher than previous work. (semiconductor integrated circuits)

  18. Analysis and Design of a Bidirectional Isolated DC-DC Converter for Fuel Cell and Super-Capacitor Hybrid System

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    Zhang, Zhe; Ouyang, Ziwei

    2012-01-01

    Electrical power system in future uninterruptible power supply (UPS) or electrical vehicle (EV) may employ hybrid energy sources, such as fuel cells and super-capacitors. It will be necessary to efficiently draw the energy from these two sources as well as recharge the energy storage elements by the DC bus. In this paper, a bidirectional isolated DC-DC converter controlled by phase-shift and duty cycle for the fuel cell hybrid energy system is analyzed and designed. The proposed topology minimizes the number of switches and their associated gate driver components by using two high frequency transformers which combine a half-bridge circuit and a full-bridge circuit together on the primary side. The voltage doubler circuit is employed on the secondary side. The current-fed input can limit the input current ripple that is favorable for fuel cells. The parasitic capacitance of the switches is used for zero voltage switching (ZVS). Moreover, a phase-shift and duty cycle modulation method is utilized to control thebidirectional power flow flexibly and it also makes the converter operate under a quasi-optimal condition over a wide input voltage range. This paper describes the operation principle of the proposed converter, the ZVS conditions and the quasi-optimal design in depth. The design guidelines and considerations about the transformers and other key components are given. Finally, a 1- kW 30~50-V-input 400-V-output laboratory prototype operating at 100 kHz switching frequency is built and tested to verify the effectiveness of the presented converter.

  19. Modeling and control of isolated full bridge boost DC-DC converter implemented in FPGA

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    Taeed, Fazel; Nymand, M.

    2013-01-01

    In this paper an isolated full bridge boost converter (IFBC) firstly is modeled. In the modeling part, a small signal equivalent of the converter is developed. From the small signal model, the converter transfer function is derived. Based on the obtained transfer function, challenges of controller design are discussed. In the next step a digital PI controller is designed and implemented in a FPGA to control the output voltage. Using the injection transformer method the open loop transfer function in closed loop is measured and modeling results are verified by experimental results. © 2013 IEEE.

  20. Adaptive Sense Current Control for DC-DC Boost Converters to Get Accurate Voltage

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    Chang, Robert Chen-Hao; Chen, Hou-Ming; Cheng, Wang-Chuan; Chia, Chu-Hsiang; Lei, Pui-Sun; Lin, Zong-Yui

    This study utilizes a new adaptive sense current controller to get an accurate power supply. The proposed controller effectively reduces output ripple voltage of converters operated over the load current range. This reduction is realized using an adaptive sense current circuit that automatically adjusts the inductor current according to operational conditions. The proposed boost converter is designed and fabricated with a standard TSMC 3.3/5V 0.35-µm 2P4M CMOS technology. The experimental results show that the power-conversion efficiency of the proposed boost converter is 2-5% higher than that of the conventional converter with a current-limited circuit. The proposed circuit greatly reduces (i.e. by 76%) output ripple voltage compared with the conventional circuit at a 10mA loading current.

  1. Stability Analysis and Control of Nonlinear Phenomena in Buck Converters Using Variable Structure Control Approach

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    Dr. S. R. PARANJOTHI,

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The time varying, nonlinear nature of the power switches and several other sources of nonlinearities in DC-DC Converters deviates its performance from the theoretical prediction of stability. The switching nature necessitates a study of the stability and their periodic orbit rather than the equilibrium point. The closed loopoperation exhibits several types of nonlinear phenomena including bifurcation, chaos and quasi-periodicity. This paper is oriented with the analysis of such nonlinear phenomena in buck converter and attempts to coin a new strategy that can control chaos and significantly extend the parameter range for nominal period-I operation, in its mission to enhance the operating range of the converter.

  2. Design and Control for the Buck-Boost Converter Combining 1-Plus-D Converter and Synchronous Rectified Buck Converters

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    Jeevan Naik

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a design and control for the buck-boost converter, i.e., 1-plus-D converter with a positive output voltage, is presented, which combines the 1-plus-D converter and the synchronous rectified (SR buck converter. By doing so, the problem in voltage bucking of the 1-plus-D converter can be solved, thereby increasing the application capability of the 1-plus-D converter. Since such a converter operates in continuous conduction mode inherently, it possesses the nonpulsating output current, thereby not only decreasing the current stress on the output capacitor but also reducing the output voltage ripple. Above all, both the 1-plus-D converter and the SR buck converter, combined into a buck–boost converter with no right-half plane zero, use the same power switches, thereby causing the required circuit to be compact and the corresponding cost to be down. Furthermore, during the magnetization period, the input voltage of the 1-plus-D converter comes from the input voltage source, whereas during the demagnetization period, the input voltage of the 1-plus-D converter comes from the output voltage of the SR buck converter.

  3. An Efficiency-Optimized Isolated Bidirectional DC-DC Converter with Extended Power Range for Energy Storage Systems in Microgrids

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    Xiaolong Shi

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a novel extended-single-phase shift (ESPS control strategy of isolated bidirectional full-bridge DC-DC converters (IBDCs which are a promising alternative as a power electronic interface in microgrids with an additional function of galvanic isolation. Based on the mathematical models of ESPS control under steady-state conditions, detailed theoretical and experimental analyses of IBDC under ESPS control are presented. Compared with conventional single-phase-shift (CSPS control, ESPS control can greatly improve the efficiency of IBDCs in microgrids through decreasing current stress and backflow power considerably over a wide input and output voltage range under light and medium loads. In addition, ESPS control only needs to adjust one single phase-shift angel to control transmission power, thus it retains implementation simplicity in comparison with dual-phase-shift (DPS control for microgrid applications. Furthermore, an efficiency-optimized modulation scheme based on ESPS and CSPS control is developed in the whole power range of IBDC for power distribution in microgrids. A 10 kW IBDC prototype is constructed and the experimental results validate the effectiveness of the proposed control strategy, showing that the proposed strategy can enhance the overall efficiency up to 30%.

  4. A Novel Soft Computing Based Algorithm for the Control of Dynamic Uncertain Systems - An Application to DC-DC Converters

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    Abdul kareem

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Both Soft computing based controllers and sliding mode controllers have been utilized to regulate theoutput voltage of dc-dc converters in response to changes in the load and the input voltage. Althoughboth control techniques possess desirable characteristics, they have disadvantages which prevent themfrom being applied extensively. Many researchers have proposed the combination of sliding modecontrol and Soft computing based control to combine the advantages of both control techniques. Inliterature survey, it is found that the combination of the methods are proposed so that sliding modealgorithm is used in the design of Soft computing based controllers and the inputs to the controller areerror and change in error and the inherent stability property of sliding mode controller is not utilized.This paper presents a novel soft computing based sliding mode controller in which inputs are switchingfunction and change in switching function which combines the advantages of soft computing basedcontrollers, sliding mode controllers and integral controllers. Since soft computing is used in the designof sliding mode controller, the stability of the proposed controller is assured. In addition, it is well suitedfor digital control design and implementation. The proposed controller has been designed for a buckconverter and the controller is able to obtain the desired transient response without causing chatteringand error under steady-state conditions. The proposed controller is able to give robust performance interms of rejection to input voltage variations and load variations.

  5. Transformer less DcDc Converter with high Step up Voltage gain Method

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    K.Raja Gopal1 , B. Gavaskar Reddy2 , M.Venkateswara Reddy3 , S.Srikanth4 , K.Suresh5

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A new circuit is proposed for a steep step-up of the line voltage. It integrates a switched-capacitor (SC circuit with in a boost converter. An SC circuit can achieve any voltage ratio, allowing for a boost of the input voltage to high values. It is un regulated to allow for a very high efficiency. The boost stage has a regulation purpose. It can operate at a relatively low duty cycle, thus avoiding diode-reverse recovery problems. The new circuit is not cascadeinterconnection of the two power stages; their operation is integrated. The simplicity and robustness of the solution, the possibility of getting higher voltage ratios than cascading boost converters, without using transformers with all theirproblems, and the good overall efficiency are the benefits of the proposed converter

  6. A study of DC-DC converters with MCT's for arcjet power supplies

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    Stuart, Thomas A.

    1994-01-01

    Many arcjet DC power supplies use PWM full bridge converters with large arrays of parallel FET's. This report investigates an alternative supply using a variable frequency series resonant converter with small arrays of parallel MCT's (metal oxide semiconductor controlled thyristors). The reasons for this approach are to: increase reliability by reducing the number of switching devices; and decrease the surface mounting area of the switching arrays. The variable frequency series resonant approach is used because the relatively slow switching speed of the MCT precludes the use of PWM. The 10 kW converter operated satisfactorily with an efficiency of over 91 percent. Test results indicate this efficiency could be increased further by additional optimization of the series resonant inductor.

  7. An Effective High Step-Up Interleaved DC-DC Converter Photovoltaic Grid Connection System

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    G. Lakpathi,; S. ManoharReddy,; K. Lakshmi Ganesh,; G. Satyanarayana,

    2013-01-01

    Within the photovoltaic (PV) power generation systems in the market, the ac PV module has shown obvious growth. However, a high voltage gain converter is concentrate for the module’s grid connection with dc-ac inverter. This paper proposed a converter that employs a floating active switch to isolate energy from the PV panel when the ac module is OFF; this particular design protects installers and users from electrical hazards. Without extreme duty ratios and numerous turns-ratio of a couple...

  8. Analysis and Design of Bi-Directional DC-DC Converter in the Extended Run Time DC UPS System Based on Fuel Cell and Supercapacitor

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    Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius

    2009-01-01

    Abstract-In this paper, an extended run time DC UPS system structure with fuel cell and supercapacitor is investigated. A wide input range bi-directional dc-dc converter is described along with the phase-shift modulation scheme and phase-shift with duty cycle control, in different modes. The delivered power and peak current are analyzed and calculated. The key parameters of the bi-directional dc-dc converter, the relationships between the input voltage, phase-shift angle, ratio of the transformer and leakage inductance are analyzed and optimized. Build the system mathematic model and a novel input voltage combined with load current feedback using PI controller with anti-windup scheme to realize closed-loop control of the whole system, and verify the feasibility of the control scheme proposed by simulation. A 1kW prototype controlled by TMS320F2808 DSP is implemented and tested. Experimental results show the validity of design.

  9. Characterization of a fully resonant, 1-MHz, 25-watt, DC/DC converter fabricated in a rad-hard BiCMOS/high-voltage process

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    This paper presents the characterization of a DC/DC converter prototype when its power integrated circuit (PIC) chip is exposed to total dose, dose rate, neutron, and heavy ion environments. This fully resonant, 1-MHZ, 25-Watt, DC/DC converter is composed of a brassboard, populated with input/output filters, isolation transformers, output rectifier, capacitors, resistors, and PIC chip, integrating the primary-side control circuitry, secondary-side control circuitry, power switch, gate-drive circuitry, and voltage references. The brassboard is built using commercial off-the-shelf components; and the PIC chip is fabricated using AT and T's rad-hard, bipolar complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (BiCMOS)/high-voltage process. The intent of this paper is to demonstrate that the PIC chip is fabricated with a radiation-hardened process and to demonstrate that various analog, digital, and power functions can be effectively integrated

  10. Bi-Directional Edge-Resonant Switched Capacitor Cell-Assisted Soft-Switching PWM DC–DC Converter For Renewable Energy Applications

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    Saritha Thomas

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a soft-switching pulse width modulation (PWM non-isolated bi-directional dc–dc converter embedding an edge-resonant switched capacitor (ER-SWC cell. The conceptual dc–dc converter treated herein can achieve high-frequency zero-current soft-switching turn-on and zero-voltage soft-switching turn-off operations in the active switches. Those advantageous properties enable a wide range of soft-switching operations together with a high-voltage step- up conversion ratio with a reduced current stress. Circuit design guideline based on the soft-switching range is introduced; then, a theoretical analysis is carried out for investigating the step up voltage conversion ratio.

  11. Analysis of the Transformerless Boost dc-dc Converter with High Voltage Gain in Different Operating Modes and Critical Inductance Calculations

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    Ebrahim Babaei

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available In the high voltage dc-dc boost converters, the energy transmission modes are divided into continuous conduction mode (CCM and discontinuous conduction mode (DCM. In addition, these modes are also divided into two different modes: complete inductor supply mode (CISM and incomplete inductor supply mode (IISM. In this paper, the operation of the boost dc-dc converter with high voltage gain is analyzed. Firstly, the energy transmission process between CCM and DCM is analyzed. Then, this process is investigated between IISM and CISM. Moreover, the critical inductance between CCM and DCM in addition to CISM and IISM is calculated. Finally, in order to verify the presented theoretical issues, the simulation results in EMTDC/PSCAD software program are used.

  12. Multiple low frequency dual reference PWM control of a grid connected photovoltaic three phase NPC inverter with DC/DC boost converter

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    Mechouma Rabiaa

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, power demand of industrial applications has increased significantly reaching some megawatts. The use of multilevel converters for applications of medium and high powers is proposed as a solution to drawback semiconductor technology. A multilevel converter not only achieves high power ratings, but also enables the use of renewable energy sources. Renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic can be easily interfaced to a multilevel converter system for a high power application. This paper presents the simulation study in Matlab/Simulink of a grid connected photovoltaic three phase Neutral Point Clamped (NPC inverter with DC/DC boost converter for constant and variable solar radiation.

  13. Analysis and design of a parallel-connected single active bridge DC-DC converter for high-power wind farm applications

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    Park, Kiwoo; Chen, Zhe

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a parallel-connected Single Active Bridge (SAB) dc-dc converter for high-power applications. Paralleling lower-power converters can lower the current rating of each modular converter and interleaving the outputs can significantly reduce the magnitudes of input and output current ripples without increasing switching losses or device stresses. Analysis of both the input and output current characteristics and design aspects of the transformer, the filter inductor, and the input and output filter capacitors will be presented. Considering the high maintenance cost and fault tolerant requirements, this modular converter concept is expected to be highly beneficial especially for the offshore wind farm application.

  14. Convertidores DC-DC en sistemas de micro-generación eólica: una revisión sistemática / DC-DC Converters in Wind Systems for Micro-generation: A Systematic Review

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    Carlos Alejandro, Ramírez; Andrés Julián, Saavedra-Montes; Carlos Andrés, Ramos-Paja.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta una revisión de la literatura sobre sistemas eólicos de micro generación. La revisión analiza cuatro tópicos: la topología del sistema, su modelado, el diseño de los convertidores de potencia y el control de los mismos. Finalmente, la revisión resalta los problemas de investig [...] ación abiertos, así como las oportunidades para mejorar soluciones comúnmente utilizadas Abstract in english This paper presents a literature review analyzing four topics concerning wind systems for micro-generation: system topologies, system modeling, power converters design, and power converter controllers. The review also reveals the open research problems in the literature, and the opportunities to imp [...] rove commonly adopted solutions

  15. The design and development of a novel flyback planar transformer for high frequency switch mode DC-DC converter applications - part 1

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    Arshak, Khalil; Almukhtar, Basil

    2000-01-01

    In this work a step by step planar transformer design proccdare for Flybock switch-mode DC-DC converter application is presented. This transformer has a maximum dimention of 2cm x 2cm x 0.4cm aiming to achieve an efficiency of 99% at an operating frequency of 500kHz. This planar transformer is designed specially for thick film technology development.

  16. The 25 kW resonant dc/dc power converter

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    Robson, R. R.

    1983-01-01

    The feasibility of processing 25-kW of power with a single, transistorized, series resonant converter stage was demonstrated by the successful design, development, fabrication, and testing of such a device which employs four Westinghouse D7ST transistors in a full-bridge configuration and operates from a 250-to-350 Vdc input bus. The unit has an overall worst-case efficiency of 93.5% at its full rated output of 1000 V and 25 A dc. A solid-state dc input circuit breaker and output-transient-current limiters are included in and integrated into the design. Full circuit details of the converter are presented along with the test data.

  17. A New Active Soft Switching Technique for Pulse Width Modulated Full Bridge DC-DC Converters

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    Naga Brahmendra Yadav Gorla

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available A new active soft switching circuit for Zero Voltage Switched Pulse Width Modulated (ZVS-PWM full bridge converter is presented in this paper. The proposed circuit has two auxiliary circuit cells (Auxiliary circuit cell-1, Auxiliary circuit cell-2, one for each ground referred active switch. Auxiliary circuit cell consists of an active switch, a diode, a resonant inductor and a capacitor, and a coupled winding derived from main power transformer. Auxiliary circuit when gated properly creates zero voltage across the main switch during its turn-on. Winding coupled to the power transformer helps in resetting auxiliary inductor current to zero and hence turn-off of auxiliary switch is lossless. Steady state operation of proposed circuit with necessary analytical expressions is presented. Circuit simulation results of the proposed active soft switched ZVS-PWM full bridge converter are presented.

  18. High-Efficiency Self-Adjusting Switched Capacitor DC-DC Converter with Binary Resolution

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    Kushnerov, Alexander

    2010-01-01

    Switched-Capacitor Converters (SCC) suffer from a fundamental power loss deficiency which make their use in some applications prohibitive. The power loss is due to the inherent energy dissipation when SCC operate between or outside their output target voltages. This drawback was alleviated in this work by developing two new classes of SCC providing binary and arbitrary resolution of closely spaced target voltages. Special attention is paid to SCC topologies of binary resolut...

  19. Soft Switching Full-Bridge PWM DC/DC Converter Using Secondary Snubber

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    Jaroslav Dudrik; Vladimír Ruš?in; Marcel Bodor; Daniel Nistor Trip; Pavol Špánik

    2009-01-01

    A novel full-bridge PWM DC/DCconverter with controlled secondary side rectifier usingsecondary snubber is presented in this paper.Limitation of the circulating current as well as softswitching for all power switches of the inverter isachieved for full load range from no-load to shortcircuit by using controlled rectifier and snubber on thesecondary side. Phase shift PWM control strategy isused for the converter. The principle of operation isexplained and analyzed and the experimental resultson...

  20. A New Active Soft Switching Technique for Pulse Width Modulated Full Bridge DC-DC Converters

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    Naga Brahmendra Yadav Gorla; N. Lakshmi Narasamma

    2014-01-01

    A new active soft switching circuit for Zero Voltage Switched Pulse Width Modulated (ZVS-PWM) full bridge converter is presented in this paper. The proposed circuit has two auxiliary circuit cells (Auxiliary circuit cell-1, Auxiliary circuit cell-2), one for each ground referred active switch. Auxiliary circuit cell consists of an active switch, a diode, a resonant inductor and a capacitor, and a coupled winding derived from main power transformer. Auxiliary circuit when gated properly create...

  1. Design and Implementation of high frequency transformer for SMPS Based flyback DC-DC converter

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    Prashanth R.S.; Tavade, C. M.; Deshpande, L. M.; Hameed Miyan

    2012-01-01

    In switch mode power supplies (SMPS), flyback converters are very popular because of, design simplicity, low cost, multiple isolated outputs, high output voltages and high efficiency. They are preferred especially for low power applications. In this paper we have presented the design of transformer for variable DC input (18V to 60V) to 12V DC output. And observed the wave form across the switch, primary & secondary of the transformer.

  2. Design and Implementation of high frequency transformer for SMPS Based flyback DC-DC converter

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    Prashanth R.S.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available In switch mode power supplies (SMPS, flyback converters are very popular because of, design simplicity, low cost, multiple isolated outputs, high output voltages and high efficiency. They are preferred especially for low power applications. In this paper we have presented the design of transformer for variable DC input (18V to 60V to 12V DC output. And observed the wave form across the switch, primary & secondary of the transformer.

  3. Closed loop control of ZVS half bridge DC-DC converter with DCS PWM Control

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    JANAPATI SIVAVARA PRASAD

    2012-01-01

    The main drawback of the conventional symmetric control is that both primary switches in the converter operate at hard switching condition. Moreover, during the off-time period of two switches, the oscillation between the transformer leakage inductance and junction capacitance of the switches results in energy dissipation and electromagnetic interference (EMI) emissions due to reverse recovery of MOSFETs body diodes. The asymmetric (complementary) control was proposed to achieve ZVS ...

  4. Micro-Fabrication and Circuit Optimization for Magnetic Components of High-Efficiency DC-DC Converters

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    Tian, Rui

    Magnetic components are essential parts of power converters. Inductors with magnetic cores are investigated. An eddy current loss model for pot-core inductors is developed with finite elemental analysis (FEA). The reliability of inductors using magnetic cores in a high-temperature environment is investigated. Working in up to 150°C circumstance for a short periods is not destructive for the inductors. Optimization of toroidal inductors in a DC-DC converter is investigated. Parasitic capacitance and the capacitive loss in toroidal inductors are modeled. Standard circuit optimization is performed to explore the energy conversion efficiency of the toroidal inductors. Thermal analysis, light-load efficiency and relative permeability of the toroidal inductor design are also investigated. The toroidal inductor can achieve about 85% efficiency for 3 A DC current and 1 W/mm2 power density. Inductor-only efficiency of toroidal inductors is investigated with revised model. At 100 MHz operating frequency, toroidal inductors can achieve more than 97% inductor efficiency with power density range of 0.7 W/mm2 to 6 W/mm2. The performance of our nanograngular magnetic core is dependent on the angle of the poling magnetic field compared to the field during operation. Experiments on a serious of samples show that the poling angle can deviate by up to 15 degrees from ideal with only a small penalty in performance. The field-angle experiment is intended to prove integrated toroidal inductor process possible. A magnetic fixture model is proposed for large-scale toroidal inductor processing.

  5. Tests on conducted electrical noise on a storage ring dc-dc converter cabinet

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    Electrical noise is produced by switching transients in the power supply converters which excite resonances formed by stray capacitance and cable inductance. This noise is present not only on the load cables, but also on ground cables of the magnet and of the converter cabinet. Since there will eventually be a large number of cabinets running at one time, tests were carried out to characterize the noise and to investigate possible techniques for reducing the levels. The tests were carried out on the test girder and converter cabinet set up in 412 area. There were four magnets installed on the girder -- two 0.5m quadrupoles, a 0.8m quadrupole, and a sextupole. These tests were carried out on one of the 0.5m quadrupoles. It should be noted that with this setup, the raw dc power was supplied at around 70V. In the final configuration, a 0.5m quad will be fed from a 40V raw supply. Consequently, the switching transients observed during the tests are likely to be higher than will occur in reality. Noise currents contain two main components: a low frequency component at around 50kHz, and a higher frequency component at around lMHz. It is the latter component which is of primary concern. Currents measured on the dc load cables typically were around one ampere, while currents into the building ground system were only a few tens of milliamps. Several methods were used to try reducing the noise currents, but only the addition of a series impedance was successful -- other methods either had no effect or increased the ground currents

  6. Transformer less DcDc Converter with high Step up Voltage gain Method

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    K.Raja Gopal1 , B. Gavaskar Reddy2 , M.Venkateswara Reddy3 , S.Srikanth4 , K.Suresh5

    2011-01-01

    A new circuit is proposed for a steep step-up of the line voltage. It integrates a switched-capacitor (SC) circuit with in a boost converter. An SC circuit can achieve any voltage ratio, allowing for a boost of the input voltage to high values. It is un regulated to allow for a very high efficiency. The boost stage has a regulation purpose. It can operate at a relatively low duty cycle, thus avoiding diode-reverse recovery problems. The new circuit is not cascadeinterconnection of the two pow...

  7. Soft Switching Full-Bridge PWM DC/DC Converter Using Secondary Snubber

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    Jaroslav Dudrik

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available A novel full-bridge PWM DC/DCconverter with controlled secondary side rectifier usingsecondary snubber is presented in this paper.Limitation of the circulating current as well as softswitching for all power switches of the inverter isachieved for full load range from no-load to shortcircuit by using controlled rectifier and snubber on thesecondary side. Phase shift PWM control strategy isused for the converter. The principle of operation isexplained and analyzed and the experimental resultson a 1kW, 50 kHz laboratory model of the converterare presented.

  8. Modelling and performance evaluation of a MEMS dc/dc converter

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    Hill, Martin; Mahony, C. O.

    2006-06-01

    Microelectromechanical (MEMS) structures for dc voltage conversion on a silicon substrate are presented. The boost conversion replaces the normal inductor for energy storage in a magnetic field by energy storage in a mechanical system. The mechanical design of the MEMS voltage converter is presented with good agreement between analytical and finite-element modelling (FEM) methods. A discrete analytical model for the converter output voltage at each MEMS actuation cycle is developed and results are compared with electrical device simulation in the PSpice environment. The model takes account of parasitic components in the system implementation, in particular in the blocking diode/switch. Typical MEMS and diode capacitance values are investigated and the voltage gain in these conditions is found to be negligible. The use of a MEMS switch in the blocking diode role can minimize these problems at the cost of more expensive control circuitry and increased power consumption. A suitable application in an RF receiver with intermittent electrostatic actuation of an array of MEMS resonators requiring high transient voltages is described. The efficiency of operation is less than 1.4% but total power consumption is around 1 mJ and this may be acceptable in this intermittent mode of operation.

  9. A fast dynamic response dc-dc converter for high voltage applications

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    This paper present a fast dynamic response de-de converter for high voltage application such as medical use X-ray generator. In the proposed de-de converter a zero-current switching series resonant inverter is used to drive input terminals of voltage multiplier circuit. The zero-current switching series resonant inverter operates at fixed frequency and duly ratio. A control circuit is used at the lower arm of the inverter, to control the effective input voltage across the inverter. At the turn on the inverter is supplied with maximum effective input voltage, which results in quick rise-up of the output voltage. As the output voltage approaches to 80% of it target voltage, the effective input voltage is reduced to a value which corresponds to the target output voltage, as a result the rise rate of the output voltage becomes slow and overshoot is avoided. The effectiveness of the proposed control scheme has been confirmed experimentally with a laboratory scale- down prototype. (author)

  10. A prototype of a fuel cell PEM emulator based on a buck converter

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    After a brief introduction about fuel cell systems, and their modelling, this paper proposes a possible solution to emulate a proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEM-FC) system by using a DC-DC buck converter. The fuel cell system, including all its auxiliaries and related control systems, is emulated by a buck converter realized experimentally and controlled in the DSPACE environment. The realization of the buck converter allows the behaviour of any fuel cells to be easily emulated since only the modification of the control law of the switch is necessary. The proposed emulator can be applied easily to other fuel cell systems if the polarization curve has the same current rate and maximum power. In this way it is possible to utilize the converter and perform the necessary tests to optimize a fuel cell system by avoiding the waste of hydrogen and the purchase of cells as well as any cell damage. With regard to current other types of emulators, the one presented here has the following characteristics: (1) all the auxiliaries of the system have been considered, each including its own control system, as in a real FCS, (2) the converter is a classical buck converter with a free-wheeling diode and is designed to have a high bandwidth and to be practically always in conduction mode (discontinuous mode appears only at very low currents) (3) the voltage control is made by a space-state controller, able to fix properly the closed loop poles of the system, thus guaranteeing the oles of the system, thus guaranteeing the desired bandwidth of the control system and (4) it can be used in laboratory as a stand-alone low-cost system for design and experimental purposes.

  11. High-Efficiency Self-Adjusting Switched Capacitor DC-DC Converter with Binary Resolution

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    Kushnerov, Alexander

    2010-01-01

    Switched-Capacitor Converters (SCC) suffer from a fundamental power loss deficiency which make their use in some applications prohibitive. The power loss is due to the inherent energy dissipation when SCC operate between or outside their output target voltages. This drawback was alleviated in this work by developing two new classes of SCC providing binary and arbitrary resolution of closely spaced target voltages. Special attention is paid to SCC topologies of binary resolution. Namely, SCC systems that can be configured to have a no-load output to input voltage ratio that is equal to any binary fraction for a given number of bits. To this end, we define a new number system and develop rules to translate these numbers into SCC hardware that follows the algebraic behavior. According to this approach, the flying capacitors are automatically kept charged to binary weighted voltages and consequently the resolution of the target voltages follows a binary number representation and can be made higher by increasing t...

  12. Design of a high voltage input - output ratio dc-dc converter dedicated to small power fuel cell systems

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    Béthoux, O.; Cathelin, J.

    2010-12-01

    Consuming chemical energy, fuel cells produce simultaneously heat, water and useful electrical power [J.M. Andújar, F. Segura, Renew. Sust. Energy Rev. 13, 2309 (2009)], [J. Larminie, A. Dicks, Fuel Cell Systems Explained, 2nd edn. (John Wiley & Sons, 2003)]. As a matter of fact, the voltage generated by a fuel cell strongly depends on both the load power demand and the operating conditions. Besides, as a result of many design aspects, fuel cells are low voltage and high current electric generators. On the contrary, electric loads are commonly designed for small voltage swing and a high V/I ratio in order to minimize Joule losses. Therefore, electric loads supplied by fuel cells are typically fed by means of an intermediate power voltage regulator. The specifications of such a power converter are to be able to step up the input voltage with a high ratio (a ratio of 10 is a classic situation) and also to work with an excellent efficiency (in order to minimize its size, its weight and its losses) [A. Shahin, B. Huang, J.P. Martin, S. Pierfederici, B. Davat, Energy Conv. Manag. 51, 56 (2010)]. This paper deals with the design of this essential ancillary device. It intends to bring out the best structure for fulfilling this function. Several dc-dc converters with large voltage step-up ratios are introduced. A topology based on a coupled inductor or tapped inductor is closely studied. A detailed modelling is performed with the purpose of providing designing rules. This model is validated with both simulation and implementation. The experimental prototype is based on the following specifications: the fuel cell output voltage ranges from a 50 V open-voltage to a 25 V rated voltage while the load requires a constant 250 V voltage. The studied coupled inductor converter is compared with a classic boost converter commonly used in this voltage elevating application. Even though the voltage regulator faces severe FC specifications, the measured efficiency reaches 96% at the rated power whereas conventional boost efficiency barely achieves 91.5% in the same operating conditions.

  13. Convertidor multinivel DC/DC de alto voltaje en topología escalera / High Voltage DC/DC Multilevel Converter in Ladder Topology / Conversor multinível DC/DC de alta voltagem topologia tipo escada

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    Andrés Mauricio, López-Cañón; Rafael Fernando, Diez-Medina; Gabriel, Perilla-Galindo; Diego Alejandro, Patiño-Guevara.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo analisa-se e desenha-se um conversor multinível em topologia tipo escada para una aplicação de alta voltagem (3000 V). Este conversor é comparado com outra estrutura conhecida chamada flying capacitors e mostra sua simplicidade na implementação e no controle. Adicionalmente, analisam as [...] quedas de voltagem a topologia tipo escada em função do número de celular e da corrente de carga. Por outro lado, implementa-se o conversor, que alcança satisfatoriamente 3000 V 100 mA e com os resultados obtidos validam-se as análises teóricas. O conversor é testado com dois tipos diferentes de condensadores e, assim, determina-se qual deles tem o melhor desempenho. Abstract in spanish En este artículo se analiza y se diseña un convertidor multinivel en topología escalera para una aplicación de alto voltaje (3.000 V). Este convertidor se compara con otra estructura conocida llamada flying capacitors y muestra su sencillez en la implementación y en el control. Adicionalmente, se an [...] alizan las caídas de voltaje de la topología escalera en función del número de celdas y de la corriente de carga. Por otro lado, se implementa el convertidor, que alcanza satisfactoriamente 3000 V 100 mA y con los resultados obtenidos se validan los análisis teóricos. El convertidor se prueba con dos tipos diferentes de condensadores y, así, se determina cuál de ellos tiene el mejor desempeño. Abstract in english This article analyzes and designs a ladder multilevel converter topology for a high voltage application (3000 V). This converter is compared to other well-known structures called Flying Capacitors showing its simplicity for implementation and control. In addition, an analysis of the voltage drop of [...] the ladder topology is carried out as a function of the number of cells and of the load current. Furthermore, the converter is implemented and successfully achieves 3000 V 100 mA. The theoretical analysis is validated by the results. The converter is tested with two different types of capacitors in order to determine which one offers a better performance.

  14. Design and Control of a Multiple Input DC/DC Converter for Battery/Ultra-capacitor Based Electric Vehicle Power System

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    Schaltz, Erik; Li, Zhihao

    2009-01-01

    Battery/Ultra-capacitor based electrical vehicles (EV) combine two energy sources with different voltage levels and current characteristics. This paper focuses on design and control of a multiple input DC/DC converter, to regulate output voltage from different inputs. The proposed multi-input converter is capable of bi-directional operation and is responsible for power diversification and optimization. A fixed switching frequency strategy is considered to control its operating modes. A portion of New York City Cycle that includes these operation modes is used to perform the analyses.

  15. New silicon thin-film technology associated with original DC-DC converter: An economic alternative way to improve photovoltaic systems efficiencies

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    In this article, we aim at optimizing an innovative tandem structure based on polymorphous and microcrystalline silicon for the top and bottom elementary cells, respectively, combined with an original DC-DC converter. The studied tandem structure is composed of two cells, each being connected to its own separate electrodes making the structure electrically decoupled but optically coupled. In those conditions, the constraint of current matching usually needed in the classical micromorph structures is avoided. As a result, the robustness against the current variations is enhanced and the efficiency of the structure is improved. Since the top cell plays the main role in the determination of the transmitted part of the incoming flux to the bottom cell, the thickness of the intrinsic layer of the polymorphous cell is tuned so that the output power of the global structure becomes maximal. To implement the electric decoupling of two sub cells, the studied structure needs two static converters. In order to minimize the converters bulk, we design an innovative output electric architecture and its optimized related control signals. -- Highlights: ? We optimized an innovative silicon thin film 4-wires tandem solar structure. ? The sub-cells are made of polymorphous and microcrystalline silicon. ? Electric decoupling of solar sub-cells leads to avoid current matching constraint. Robustness against current variations is enhanced and the efficiency is improved. The studied structure is combined with an original DC-DC converter. ? This systemic approach improves efficiency and reduces cost of the global structure.

  16. DC transformer for DC/DC connection in HVDC network

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    Carrizosa, Jimenez; Benchaib, Abdelkrim; Alou, Pedro; Damm, Gilney

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents the modeling and control of a multilevel DC/DC bidirectional converter suitable for medium voltage and power applications, with a special interest in wind-power applications. The proposed multilevel topology has a modular structure constituted by base DC/DC converter cells. The multilevel converter is consequently based on Dual Active Bridge (DAB). The overall control of the DC/DC converter is achieved by using a nonlinear control based in Lyapunov theory.

  17. Improved Dynamic Response of Buck Converter using Fuzzy Controller

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    Nagulapati Kiran

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents comparative performance of Buck Converter in both open as well as closed loop. With the help state equations Mathematical Model of Buck Converter is designed in MATLAB/SIMULINK. The obtained output response of open loop Buck Converter is sluggish, not optimum and consists of peak overshoots. PI Controller is used in closed loop model of Buck Converter. Output Voltage is compared with a reference signal, which then is processed through a controller (PI/Fuzzy. The obtained signal is superimposed with a carrier signal and given to switching device used. To further optimize the performance of Buck Converter and eliminate the peak overshoot present in output response, Fuzzy controller is used. Here Suguno type Fuzzy is used.

  18. Optimal Design of a Push-Pull-Forward Half-Bridge (PPFHB) Bidirectional DC–DC Converter With Variable Input Voltage

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    Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents a low-cost bidirectional isolated dc–dc converte, derived from dual-active-bridge converter for the power sources with variable output voltage like supercapacitors. The proposed converter consists of push-pull-forward circuit half-bridge circuit (PPFHB) and a high-frequency transformer; this structure minimizes the number of the switching transistors and their associate gate driver components. With phase-shift control strategy, all the switches are operated under zero-voltage switching (ZVS) condition. Furthermore, in order to optimize the converter performance and increase efficiency, optimal design methods and criteria are investigated, including coupled inductors design, bidirectional power flow analysis, harmonics analysis, and ZVS range extension. Based on all the optimal parameters, higher efficiency can be achieved. Finally, prototypes are built in laboratory controlled by digital signal processor for comparison purpose. Detailed test results verify the theoretical analysis and demonstrate the validity of optimization design method.

  19. On-chip frequency compensation with a dual signal path operational transconductance amplifier for a voltage mode control DC/DC converter

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    A novel on-chip frequency compensation circuit for a voltage-mode control DC/DC converter is presented. By employing an RC network in the two signal paths of an operational transconductance amplifier (OTA), the proposed circuit generates two zeros to realize high closed-loop stability. Meanwhile, full on-chip integration is also achieved due to its simple structure. Hence, the number of off-chip components and the board space is greatly reduced. The structure of the dual signal path OTA is also optimized to help get a better transition response. Implemented in a 0.5 ?m CMOS process, the voltage mode control DC/DC converter with the proposed frequency compensation circuit exhibits good stability. The test results show that both load and line regulations are less than 0.3%, and the output voltage can be recovered within 15 ?s for a 400 mA load step. Moreover, the compensation components area is less than 2% of the die's area and the board space is also reduced by 11%. The efficiency of the whole chip can be up to 95%. (semiconductor integrated circuits)

  20. A Comparative Investigation of Several Frequency Modulation Profiles for Programmed Switching Controllers Targeted Conducted-Noise Reduction in DC-DC Converters

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    Dousoky, Gamal M.; Shoyama, Masahito; Ninomiya, Tamotsu

    This paper investigates the effect of several frequency modulation profiles on conducted-noise reduction in dc-dc converters with programmed switching controller. The converter is operated in variable frequency modulation regime. Twelve switching frequency modulation profiles have been studied. Some of the modulation data are prepared using MATLAB software, and others are generated online. Moreover, all the frequency profiles have been designed and implemented using FPGA and experimentally investigated. The experimental results show that the conducted-noise spreading depends on both the modulation sequence profile and the statistical characteristics of the sequence. A substantial part of the manufacturing cost of power converters for telecommunication applications involves designing filters to comply with the EMI limits. Considering this investigation significantly reduces the filter size.

  1. A resonant dc-dc transformer

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    Ivensky, Gregory; Abramovitz, Alexander; Gulko, Michael; Ben-Yaakov, Sam

    1993-07-01

    The characteristics of a push-pull parallel resonant converter (PPRC) when operated as a dc-dc transformer were investigated theoretically and experimentally. In the dc-dc transformer region, the voltage transfer ratio of the PPRC was found to be practically constant and independent of the input voltage and load. In this mode, all the switching elements operate in the zero voltage switching, (ZVS) condition. Another important feature of the proposed dc-dc transformer is the ability to drive it by an arbitrary switching frequency, provided that it is lower than the self-oscillating frequency. This permits the synchronization of the converter to a master clock. The analytical expressions for voltage and current stresses as well as other key parameters, derived in the paper, are applied to develop design guidelines for the dc-dc transformer. The proposed topology was tested experimentally on a 100 W unit which was run at the 200 KHz frequency region.

  2. DC-DC conversion powering schemes for the CMS tracker at Super-LHC

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    The CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Geneva, houses the largest silicon strip tracker ever built. For the foreseen luminosity upgrade of the LHC, the Super-LHC, however, a completely new silicon tracker will have to be constructed. One out of several major improvements currently under consideration is the implementation of a track trigger, with tracking information being provided to the first level trigger. Such an intelligent tracker design, utilising fast digital readout electronics, will most certainly lead to an increased power consumption, compared to today's tracker. In combination with the desire to reduce the amount of passive material inside the tracking volume and the impracticality to exchange or even add additional supply cables, a novel powering scheme will be inevitable. In this article a powering scheme based on DC-DC conversion is proposed, and requirements for the DC-DC converters are discussed. Studies of important DC-DC converter quantities such as the power efficiency, conducted and radiated noise levels, and material budget are presented, and a possible implementation of DC-DC buck converters into one proposed track trigger layout is sketched.

  3. Two-Phase Interleaved Buck Converter with a new Digital Self-Oscillating Modulkator

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    Jakobsen, Lars TØnnes; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents a new Digital Self-Oscillating Modulator (DiSOM) for DC/DC converters. The DiSOM modulator alllows the digital control algorithm to sample the output voltage at a sampling frequency higher than the converter switching frequency. This enables higher control loop bandwidth than for traditional digital PWM modulators given a certain switching frequency. A synchronised version of the DiSOM modulator is derived for interleaved converters. A prototype interleaved Buck converter for Point of Load applications has been designed and built to test the performance of DiSOM modulator. The DiSOM modulator and a digital control algorithm have been implemented in an FPGA. Experimental results show that the converter has a very fast transient response when a loadstep is applied to the output. For a loadstep of 50% of nominal output current the output voltage overshoot is less than 2.5% of the nominal output voltage and the settling time is just 8 switching periods.

  4. Two phase interleaved buck converter for driving high power LEDs

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    Beczkowski, Szymon; Munk-Nielsen, Stig

    2011-01-01

    The goal of this paper is to evaluate an interleaved buck topology for driving high current light-emitting diodes. Low output capacitor value allows the use of non-electrolytic capacitors extending the lifetime of the converter. Converter is operated as a constant, regulated current source which increases luminous efficacy of LED compared to PWM dimmed system. Because of the low dynamic resistance of LEDs the duty cycle of the converter does not change greatly with controlled current. By setting the input voltage of the buck converter to around twice the voltage of diode strings, converter can be operated close to the 50% duty cycle, where the ripple attenuation is the highest.

  5. Methods of Battery Charging with Buck Converter Using Soft-Switching Techniques

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    S. Abinaya

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper is a detailed study on methods of battery charging with Buck Resonant converter using soft switching techniques like ZVS and ZCS. This study also presents the circuit configuration with the least components to realize a highly efficient solar energy battery charger with a zero-voltage and zero current switching resonant converter. The high-frequency resonant converter has numerous well-known advantages over the traditional hard-switching converters. The most important advantage is that it offers a lower switching loss and a higher power density. Additionally, the soft switching current waveform characterizes a lower electromagnetic interference (EMI. The operating principles and design procedure of the proposed charger with both zero voltage and zero current are thoroughly analyzed. The optimal values of the resonant components are computed by applying the characteristic curve and electric functions derived from the circuit configuration. Finally, a simulation model is implemented for charger circuit designed for a 12-V 4-Ah lead acid battery using zero voltage and zero current switching and MATLAB/SIMULINK software is used as the simulation tool. The proposed dc?dc battery charger has a straightforward structure, low cost, easy control, and high efficiency. Satisfactory performance is obtained from the experimental results.

  6. Soft-Switched Dual-Input DC-DC Converter Combining a Boost-Half-Bridge Cell and a Voltage-Fed Full-Bridge Cell

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    Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a new zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) isolated dc-dc converter which combines a boost halfbridge (BHB) cell and a full-bridge (FB) cell, so that two different type of power sources, i.e. both current-fed and voltage-fed, can be coupled effectively by the proposed converter for various applications, such as fuel cell and super-capacitor hybrid energy system. By fully using two high frequency transformers and a shared leg of switches, number of the power devices and associated gate driver circuits can be reduced. With phase-shift control, the converter can achieve ZVS turn-on of active switches and zero-current switching (ZCS) turn-off of diodes. In this paper, derivation, analysis and design of the proposed converter are presented. Finally, a 25~50 V input, 300~400 V output prototype with a 600 W nominal power rating is built up and tested to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed converter topology.

  7. Interleaved Boost-Half-Bridge Dual–Input DC-DC Converter with a PWM plus Phase-Shift Control for Fuel Cell Applications

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    Zhang, Zhe; Andersen, Michael A. E.

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents an isolated dual-input DC-DC converter with a PWM plus phase-shift control for fuel cell hybrid energy systems. The power switches are controlled by phase shifted PWM signals with a variable duty cycle, and thus the two input voltages as well as the output voltage can be regulated effectively. By using the second input capacitor and the high side switches as an inherent active clamping circuit, zerovoltage switching (ZVS) for the power MOSFETs on the primary side, and zero-current switching (ZCS) for the diodes on the secondary side are achieved respectively to improve the performance of the proposed PWM converter. The principle of operation is analyzed and some design considerations are discussed. Simulation results using PLECS are given to verify the proposed analysis and design. An experimental converter prototype has been designed, constructed and tested in the laboratory to verify the validity of the theoretical analysis and also demonstrate the converter’s performance over wide variations in input voltage.

  8. Advanced High Power DC-DC Converter using A Novel Type Voltage Source Full-Bridge Soft-Switching PWM Inverter with High Frequency Transformer Link for Arc Welding Applications

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    Morimoto, Keiki; Doi, Toshimitsu; Manabe, Haruhiko; Ahmed, Tarek; Hiraki, Eiji; Lee, Hyun-Woo; Nakaoka, Mutsuo

    This paper presents a new circuit topology of full-bridge soft-switching PWM inverter linked DC-DC power converter composed of conventional full-bridge high frequency PWM inverter with high frequency transformer and an active quasi-resonant snubber consisting of an additional power switching device in series with DC busline and a lossless capacitor in parallel with DC busline. Under this proposed high frequency soft-switching PWM inverter linked DC-DC converter, four power switches in the full-bridge arms and DC busline series switch can achieve ZVS at turn-off commutation. By developing the advanced soft-switching PWM high frequency inverter type DC-DC converter, although the conduction power loss of DC busline series power switch increases a little, the total turn-off switching loss of full-bridge high frequency inverter power modules can be sufficiently lowered more and more in the higher frequency range of 60kHz. As a result, when the switching frequency of high frequency inverter power stage using IGBT power modules is designed so as to be more than about 10kHz, the more the switching frequency of inverter increases, the more this high frequency soft-switching DC-DC converter has remarkable advantage as for the power conversion efficiency as compared with the conventional hard-switching PWM inverter DC-DC converter. Its practical effectiveness of high power density and high performance is actually proved for TIG arc welding equipment in industry.

  9. Computer simulations of optimum boost and buck-boost converters

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    Rahman, S.

    1982-01-01

    The development of mathematicl models suitable for minimum weight boost and buck-boost converter designs are presented. The facility of an augumented Lagrangian (ALAG) multiplier-based nonlinear programming technique is demonstrated for minimum weight design optimizations of boost and buck-boost power converters. ALAG-based computer simulation results for those two minimum weight designs are discussed. Certain important features of ALAG are presented in the framework of a comprehensive design example for boost and buck-boost power converter design optimization. The study provides refreshing design insight of power converters and presents such information as weight annd loss profiles of various semiconductor components and magnetics as a function of the switching frequency.

  10. Design And Implementation Of Luo Converter For Electric Vehicle Applications

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    Manikandan, A.; N.Vadivel

    2013-01-01

    This paper proposes the stable and ripple free output voltage from the design of developed Dc-Dc converter topology. Dc voltage provided by battery contains high voltage ripples and it is not constant enough voltage, thus it is not applicable for most devices like electric-vehicle controller, dc-chargers, etc. Dc-Dc converters are employed to attenuate the ripples regardless of change in the load voltage. In the existing method, the classical buck converter for electric vehicle applications d...

  11. Closed Loop Control of Soft Switched Interleaved Buck Converter

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    R. Shenbagalakshmi

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Design, Modeling and Simulation of a closed loop control is presented for Interleaved Buck Converter with Soft Switching. The features of the closed loop system are to reduce the switching losses and load current sharing among the parallel connected converters. The control system of the converter is designed using PWM technique. In order to improve the transient response and dynamic stability of the converters, the controller parameters are designed based on current mode control. Resonant components thus designed enable the application of zero current switching for both the converters connected in parallel thereby maintaining greater efficiency and minimizing voltage and current oscillations. The system analysis, design and performance are verified through simulation using MATLAB/Simulink environment. The simulation approach reveals the high speed dynamic performance of the closed loop system designed using robust PID controller. The laboratory prototype of the Buck converter is developed to verify the controller platform using PIC16F877A microcontroller.

  12. A NOVEL EFFICIENT SOFT SWITCHED TWO PORTS DC-DC BOOST CONVERTER WITH OPEN LOOP AND CLOSED LOOP CONTROL

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    T.NageswaraRao

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available A multiport converter promises cost-effective, flexible and more efficient energy processing by utilizing only a single power stage. Multiport converters, a promising concept for alternative energy systems, have attracted increasing research interest recently. Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS alleviates the switching losses and improves the converter overall efficiency. Zero voltage switching can be achieved with the help of coupled inductor which also regulates the input current during the load disturbances. To reduce the switching losses and henceforth to improve efficiency of converter system, Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS is employed. . This paper presents a two output ports single stage boost converter with ZVS. The proposed multi output port converter with soft switching is simple and efficient. The analysis is carried out for open loop and closed loop control. The simulation results for the same are presented in this paper.

  13. A NOVEL EFFICIENT SOFT SWITCHED TWO PORTS DC-DC BOOST CONVERTER WITH OPEN LOOP AND CLOSED LOOP CONTROL

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    T.NageswaraRao; V.C. Veera Reddy

    2012-01-01

    A multiport converter promises cost-effective, flexible and more efficient energy processing by utilizing only a single power stage. Multiport converters, a promising concept for alternative energy systems, have attracted increasing research interest recently. Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS) alleviates the switching losses and improves the converter overall efficiency. Zero voltage switching can be achieved with the help of coupled inductor which also regulates the input current during the load ...

  14. A High Step up DC-DC Converter with Coupled Inductor for AC AND DC Module Applications

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    Anand.S

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The grid connected AC module is an alternative solution in photovoltaic (PV generation systems. It combines a PV panel and a micro inverter connected to grid. A high step up converter is used because the input is about 15V to 40V for a single PV panel. The proposed converter employs a zeta converter and a coupled inductor without extreme duty ratios generally needed for coupled inductor to achieve high step up voltage conversion,the leakage inductor energy of the coupled inductor is efficiently recycled to the load. A 25V input vo

  15. A High Step up DC-DC Converter with Coupled Inductor for AC AND DC Module Applications

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    Anand S; Eranna

    2014-01-01

    The grid connected AC module is an alternative solution in photovoltaic (PV) generation systems. It combines a PV panel and a micro inverter connected to grid. A high step up converter is used because the input is about 15V to 40V for a single PV panel. The proposed converter employs a zeta converter and a coupled inductor without extreme duty ratios generally needed for coupled inductor to achieve high step up voltage conversion,the leakage inductor energy of the coupled induc...

  16. A 0.35?m 50V CMOS Sliding-Mode Control IC for Buck Converters

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    HØyerby, Mikkel Christian Wendelboe; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents a hysteretic (sliding mode) control IC for a buck DC/DC converter for use as an envelope tracking power supply to increase the efficiency of an RF power amplifier. The IC integrates a high-bandwidth error amplifier, a comparator with hysteresis, and a high-side driver for an external N-channel power MOSFET. The total control loop delay using the implemented IC is 35ns, this is shown to be a 30% reduction compared to a state-of-the-art discrete IC based solution. The presented results also show that it is viable to integrate a 100MHz operational amplifier on the same die as a high-voltage MOSFET driver operating with slew rates in excess of 5V/ns. The IC is demonstrated in a tracking power supply with 30W output power and 3?s rise/fall time, running from a 40V input. The complete IC, including pads, takes up 4mm2 in a 0.35?m 50V CMOS process.

  17. An integrated DC-DC step-up charge pump and step-down converter in 130 nm technology

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    Bochenek, M; Faccio, F; Kaplon, J

    2009-01-01

    After the LHC luminosity upgrade the number of readout channels in the ATLAS Inner Detector will be increased by one order of magnitude and delivering the power to the front-end electronics as well as cooling will become a critical system issue. Therefore a new solution for powering the readout electronics has to be worked out. Two main approaches for the power distribution are under development, the serial powering of a chain of modules and the parallel powering with a DCDC conversion stage on the detector. In both cases switchedcapacitor converters in the CMOS front-end chips will be used. In the paper we present the design study of a step-up charge pump and a step-down converter. In optimized designs power efficiency of 85 % for the step-up converter and 92 % for the step-down converter has been achieved.

  18. ?uk-Buck Converter for Standalone Photovoltaic System

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    Ahmad H. El Khateb

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents MPPT converter for battery charger. The converter combines both ?uk and buck converters to extract the maximum power from the sun while supplying a controlled constant current/voltage to the battery. The topology uses two control signals instead of one control signal; one for tracking the maximum power point, another for charging the battery providing constant current/voltage to the battery. The advantage of this converter is to exploit the maximum power of the PV array avoiding battery damage caused by variable MPPT voltage. The effectiveness of the proposed converter was tested in simulation in various operating conditions.

  19. Thermal Modeling and Design of On-board DC-DC Power Converter using Finite Element Method

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    Staliulionis, Zygimantas; Zhang, Zhe

    2014-01-01

    Power electronic converters are widely used and play a pivotal role in electronics area . The temperature causes around 54 % of all power converters failures. Thermal loads are nowadays one of the bottlenecks in the power system design and the cooling efficiency of a system is primarily determined by numerical modeling techniques. Therefore, thermal design through thermal modeling and simulation is becoming an integral part of the design process as less expensive compared to the experimenta l cut - and - try approach. Here the investigation is performed using finite element method - based modeling , and also the potential of such analysis was demonstrated by real - world measurements and comparison of obtained results . Thermal modeling was accomplishe d using finite element anal ysis software COMSOL and thermo - imaging camera was used to measure the thermal field distribution. Also, the improved configuration of power converter was proposed

  20. Self-Starting DC:DC Boost Converter for Low-Power and Low-Voltage Microbial Electric Generators

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    Degrenne, Nicolas; Buret, François; Morel, Florent; Adami, Salah-Eddine; Labrousse, Denis; Allard, Bruno; Zaoui, Abderrahime

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes and evaluates an original boost converter able to harvest energy from low-power and lowvoltage power sources. Design and sizing are made according to specifications issued from the stringent characteristics of microbial electric generators such as microbial fuel cells and microbial desalination cells. The harvested power is 10mW under input voltage Vin=0.3V (33mA input current). The design of the converter is adapted from a classical boost topology. It includes a self-osc...

  1. Soft Computing Module of High Step-Up DC–DC Converter for PV Module using Simulink Environment

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    Vinoth Kumar, K.; Suresh Kumar, S.; Daison Stallon, S.

    2012-01-01

    Within the photovoltaic (PV) power-generation market, the  PV module has shown obvious growth. However, a high voltage gain converter is essential for the module’s grid connection through a dc–ac inverter. This paper proposes a converter that employs a floating active switch to isolate energy from the PV panel when the ac module is OFF; this particular design protects installers and users from electrical hazards. Without extreme duty ratios and the numerous turns-ratios of a coupled indu...

  2. Soft Computing Module of High Step-Up DC–DC Converter for PV Module using Simulink Environment

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    K. Vinoth Kumar

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Within the photovoltaic (PV power-generation market, the  PV module has shown obvious growth. However, a high voltage gain converter is essential for the module’s grid connection through a dc–ac inverter. This paper proposes a converter that employs a floating active switch to isolate energy from the PV panel when the ac module is OFF; this particular design protects installers and users from electrical hazards. Without extreme duty ratios and the numerous turns-ratios of a coupled inductor, this converter achieves a high step-up voltage-conversion ratio; the leakage inductor energy of the coupled inductor is efficiently recycled to the load. These features explain the module’s high-efficiency performance. The detailed operating principles and steady-state analyses of continuous, discontinuous, and boundary conduction modes are described. A 15V input voltage, 200V output voltage, and 100W output power prototype circuit of the proposed converter has been implemented; its maximum efficiency is up to 95.3% and full-load efficiency is 92.3%.

  3. ?ontrolling of the multiphase pulse DC-DC converter with a boundary-discontinuous mode of functioning

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    Gunchenko Y. A.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Control characteristics for power channels of step-up, step-down and inverting types with a boundary-discontinuous operation mode are constructed and analyzed. Requirements to the synchronization and control system for a multiphase pulse converter (MPC are determined. The author proposes and describes the synchronization and control system providing a uniform shift of electric processes in the MPC with a guaranteed absence of continuous mode.

  4. Simulation of High Step-Up DC–DC Converter for Photovoltaic Module Application using MATLAB/SIMULINK

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    S.Daison Stallon

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available As per the present scenario lot of power shortages are there in all over the world especially country like India the grid transferring problem is also high. Almost the power from the fossil fuels are becoming so less some of the examples of the fossil fuels are (coal, lignite, oil, and gases.So most of them looking in forward for the power from green or renewable based energies like solar, wind, biomass, tidal etc. Which does not cause any pollution to the environment. In this paper the simulation and analysis of the PV panel and also high efficient boost converter design and simulation is also performed. Even though the solar based systems are renewable based energies when compared to other renewable energies like wind, biomass it does not connect to more number of grid connections. Lot of necessary steps want to be taken one of the main important factor that high efficient boost converter is needed, here in this paper the input voltage to the boost converter is given as 15V and receives the output voltage of 55.64V

  5. DC–DC powering for the CMS pixel upgrade

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    The CMS experiment plans to replace its silicon pixel detector with a new one with improved rate capability and an additional detection layer at the end of 2016. In order to cope with the increased number of detector modules the new pixel detector will be powered via DC–DC converters close to the sensitive detector volume. This paper reviews the DC–DC powering scheme and reports on the ongoing R and D program to develop converters for the pixel upgrade. Design choices are discussed and results from the electrical and thermal characterisation of converter prototypes are shown. An emphasis is put on system tests with up to 24 converters. The performance of pixel modules powered by DC–DC converters is compared to conventional powering. The integration of the DC–DC powering scheme into the pixel detector is described and system design issues are reviewed

  6. DC-DC Powering for the CMS Pixel Upgrade

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    Feld, Lutz Werner; Marcel Friedrichs; Richard Hensch; Karpinski, Waclaw; Klein, Katja; Rittich, David Michael; Sammet, Jan Domenik; Wlochal, Michael

    2013-01-01

    The CMS experiment plans to replace its silicon pixel detector with a new one with improved rate capability and an additional detection layer at the end of 2016. In order to cope with the increased number of detector modules the new pixel detector will be powered via DC-DC converters close to the sensitive detector volume. This paper reviews the DC-DC powering scheme and reports on the ongoing R and D program to develop converters for the pixel upgrade. Design choices are discussed and results from the electrical and thermal characterisation of converter prototypes are shown. An emphasis is put on system tests with up to24 converters. The performance of pixel modules powered by DC-DC converters is compared to conventional powering. The integration of the DC-DC powering scheme into the pixel detector is described and system design issues are reviewed.

  7. Battery Management System—Balancing Modularization Based on a Single Switched Capacitor and Bi-Directional DC/DC Converter with the Auxiliary Battery

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    Mohamed Daowd

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Lithium-based batteries are considered as the most advanced batteries technology, which can be designed for high energy or high power storage systems. However, the battery cells are never fully identical due to the fabrication process, surrounding environment factors and differences between the cells tend to grow if no measures are taken. In order to have a high performance battery system, the battery cells should be continuously balanced for maintain the variation between the cells as small as possible. Without an appropriate balancing system, the individual cell voltages will differ over time and battery system capacity will decrease quickly. These issues will limit the electric range of the electric vehicle (EV and some cells will undergo higher stress, whereby the cycle life of these cells will be shorter. Quite a lot of cell balancing/equalization topologies have been previously proposed. These balancing topologies can be categorized into passive and active balancing. Active topologies are categorized according to the active element used for storing the energy such as capacitor and/or inductive component as well as controlling switches or converters. This paper proposes an intelligent battery management system (BMS including a battery pack charging and discharging control with a battery pack thermal management system. The BMS user input/output interfacing. The battery balancing system is based on battery pack modularization architecture. The proposed modularized balancing system has different equalization systems that operate inside and outside the modules. Innovative single switched capacitor (SSC control strategy is proposed to balance between the battery cells in the module (inside module balancing, IMB. Novel utilization of isolated bidirectional DC/DC converter (IBC is proposed to balance between the modules with the aid of the EV auxiliary battery (AB. Finally an experimental step-up has been implemented for the validation of the proposed balancing system.

  8. A NEW GENERATION VLSI APPROACH FOR THE PWM CONTROL OF AN INTEGRATED FOUR-PORT DC-DC CONVERTER

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    SANGAMESH SAKRI

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available In the recent years, the increase in the petroleum prices, the rapid run out tendency of fossil fuel reserves and their unavoidable harmful effects and political instabilities in the regions of energy sources have been accelerated the studies on the renewable energy systems. Although various renewable energy power generations are in practice today, the most popular is using photovoltaic (PV arrays and wind generators. Since PV and wind sources can meet the required demand but either source alone provides an intermittent supply and energy storage is needed to deliver a reliable supply. However these two sources complement each other. A combined plant (hybrid therefore has higher availability than either individual source and so needs less storage capacity. This paper proposes a novel converter topology that interfaces four power ports: two sources (PVand wind source, one bidirectional storage port, and one isolated load port. Power electronic converter is needed to interface and concurrently control multiple renewable energy sources with the load along with energy storage in stand-alone or grid-connected residential, commercial and automobile applications. The power electronic interface also contains some level of monitoring and control functionality to ensure that the distributed energy system can operate as required. In the proposed scheme, a unique VLSI chip called Digital Signal Controller (DSC is used to implement the controller operation which has the features of both microcontroller and digital signal processor (DSP. In this work, dsPIC30F2010 DSC chip is used to program the phase shift angles and generate the PWM pulses for the converter switches. The results of proposed system are recorded and analyzed. The experimental results have verified the proposed scheme of PWM control. The proposed topology and control is particularly relevant to battery-backed power systems having multiple renewable sources.

  9. A high voltage DC-DC converter driving a Dielectric Electro Active Polymer actuator for wind turbine flaps

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    Thummala, Prasanth; Zhang, Zhe

    2012-01-01

    The Dielectric Electro Active Polymer (DEAP) material is a very thin (~80 ?m) silicone elastomer film with a compliant metallic electrode layer on both sides. The DEAP is fundamentally a capacitor that is capable of very high strain. The property that the polymer changes its shape, as a result of the electrostatic forces generated by an applied voltage, can be used in actuators, for instance to adapt the trailing edges of wind turbine blades, for maximum efficiency and increased energy output. Conventional actuator technologies have not proven feasible solutions for driving the wind turbine flaps. With the DEAP based high power actuator, it is expected to make a reliable and light solution with superior controllability. The current DEAP technology requires high DC voltage in the range of kV to fully utilize the DEAP material as an actuator. In this paper we propose a flyback converter topology to obtain high voltage at low current, for driving the DEAP actuator. Simulation and experimental results for uni-directional flyback converter topology are shown.

  10. Analysis and Design of Multi Input Dc–Dc Converter for Integrated Wind PV Cell Renewable Energy Generated System

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    S. Ramya

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this paper is to propose amulti-input power converter for the hybrid system in order tosimplify the power system and reduce the cost. The proposedconverter interfaces two unidirectional input ports and abidirectional port for storage element in a unified structure. Italso utilizes four power switches that are controlled independentlywith four different duty ratios. The renewable power systemhybridizes PV and Wind as main source & Battery Power forbackup energy source. Three different power operation modes aredefined for the converter based on utilization state of the battery asfollows: 1 An operation type wherein power is delivered to loadfrom hybrid renewable energy sources; 2A single type whereinonly one renewable energy source supplies power to the load withbattery discharging; 3 An operation type wherein power isdelivered to load from renewable sources along with batterycharging. A simple and cost effective control with DC-DCconverter is used for maximum power point tracking (MPPT andhence maximum power is extracted from the source .Theintegration of the hybrid renewable power system is implementedand simulated using MATLAB/SIMULINK.

  11. Digital Linear and Nonlinear Controllers for Buck Converter

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    Shyama M

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Both linear PID controllers and fuzzy controllers are designed and implemented for a buck converter. Comparison between the two controllers is made in the aspect of design, implementation and experimental results. Design of fuzzy controllers is based on heuristic knowledge of the converter and tuned using trial and error, while the design of linear PID and PI controllers is based on the frequency response of the buck converter. Implementation of linear controllers is quite straightforward, while implementation of fuzzy controllers has its unique issues. A comparison of experimental results indicates that the performance of the fuzzy controller is superior to that of the linear PID and PI controllers. The fuzzy controller is able to achieve faster transient response, has more stable steady-state response, and is more robust under different operating points.

  12. Accurate Sliding-Mode Control System Modeling for Buck Converters

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    HØyerby, Mikkel Christian Wendelboe; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.

    2007-01-01

    This paper shows that classical sliding mode theory fails to correctly predict the output impedance of the highly useful sliding mode PID compensated buck converter. The reason for this is identified as the assumption of the sliding variable being held at zero during sliding mode, effectively modeling the hysteretic comparator as an infinite gain. Correct prediction of output impedance is shown to be enabled by the use of a more elaborate, finite-gain model of the hysteretic comparator, which takes the effects of time delay and finite switching frequency into account. The demonstrated modeling approach also predicts the self-oscillating switching action of the sliding-mode control system correctly. Analytical findings are verified by simulation as well as experimentally in a 10-30V/3A buck converter.

  13. Integrated design & control of a buck boost converter

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    Martin J. Pomar Garcia; Julio E. Normey-Rico; Gloria Gutierrez; César de Prada

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents the integrated design and control of a buck boost converter (BBC). In the proposed methodology the design tool provides simultaneously the controller tuning and BBC design parameters in such a way that some closed-loop pre-specified static and dynamic behavior is obtained. This approach contrasts with the traditional methodology, where the design of BBC is performed without taking into account its dynamical behavior. An optimization procedure is used to obtain the electron...

  14. Interleaving Technique in Multiphase Buck & Boost Converter

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    M, Omamageswari; Y, Thiagarajan; T S, Sivakumaran

    2012-01-01

    Some of the recent applications in the field of the power supplies use multiphase converters to achieve fast dynamic response, smaller input/output filters or better packaging. Typically, these converters have several paralleled power stages with a current loop in each phase and a unique voltage loop. The presence of the current loops is necessary to increase dynamic response (by using Current mode control) and to avoid current unbalance among phases.

  15. Synthesis of Nonlinear Control of Switching Topologies of Buck-Boost Converter Using Fuzzy Logic on Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA

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    Vaidhyanathan Jagannathan

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available An intelligent fuzzy logic inference pipeline for the control of a dc-dc buck-boost converter was designed and built using a semi-custom VLSI chip. The fuzzy linguistics describing the switching topologies of the converter was mapped into a look-up table that was synthesized into a set of Boolean equations. A VLSI chip–a field programmable gate array (FPGA was used to implement the Boolean equations. Features include the size of RAM chip independent of number of rules in the knowledge base, on-chip fuzzification and defuzzification, faster response with speeds over giga fuzzy logic inferences per sec (FLIPS, and an inexpensive VLSI chip. The key application areas are: 1 on-chip integrated controllers; and 2 on-chip co-integration for entire system of sensors, circuits, controllers, and detectors for building complete instrument systems.

  16. Design Of Converter For Low Power Photovoltaic Conversion System

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    SWAPNIL ZADEY, SUBROTO DUTT

    2013-01-01

    The solar energy conversion system is an alternative for conventional power generating system. It has no running cost due to freely available and non polluting solar radiations. The voltage which is available from solar array is variable and to obtain a stable voltage from solar panels, DC-DC converters are required for constant power production. There are mainly three converters namely Buck, Boost and Buck-Boost converters which can be used for either increasing or decreasing the voltage. Th...

  17. A ripple-mitigating pre-amplifier based on interleaved DC-DC boost converters for efficiency improvement / Pre-Amplificador de potencia basado en conexión paralela de convertidores DC-DC para reducción de rizados de corriente e incremento de eficiencia

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    Eliana, Arango; Carlos, Ramos-Paja; Carlos, Carrejo; Roberto, Giral; Andres, Saavedra-Montes.

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo propone un pre-amplificador basado en convertidores DC-DC conectados en paralelo para la reducción de armónicos inyectados a fuentes de potencia. Las principales características del pre-amplificador son la reducción del rizado de corriente de entrada en convertidores de potencia, incre [...] mentado además la eficiencia del sistema de conversión. Se describe el cálculo de las condiciones óptimas de operación del pre-amplificador, así como su modelado matemático y control para operar en las condiciones seleccionadas. Así mismo, se analiza el pre-amplificador con un convertidor elevador clásico, obteniendo una reducción significativa en el rizado de corriente inyectado a la fuente, así como un incremento en la eficiencia del sistema. Finalmente, los análisis teóricos se confirman a través de simulaciones circuitales y resultados experimentales. Abstract in english An efficient pre-amplifier based on interleaved DC-DC boost switching converters to mitigate high-frequency harmonics injection to power sources is proposed. The main features of the pre-amplifier are mitigate the ripple of power converters input-current and improving the efficiency of the whole pow [...] er conversion chain. The pre-amplifier optimal operating conditions are calculated, and the circuit is modeled and controlled to operate in such conditions. The pre-amplifier interacting with a classical single boost is analyzed, obtaining a strong reduction in the current ripple injected to the source, and also improving the efficiency of the initial conversion system. Finally, the theoretical analyses are confirmed by means of circuital PSIM simulations and experimental results.

  18. Single-Switch Equalization Charger Using Multiple Stacked Buck-Boost Converters for Series-Connected Energy-Storage Modules

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    Uno, Masatoshi; Tanaka, Koji

    Series connections of energy-storage modules such as electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs) and lithium-ion batteries result in voltage imbalance because of the nonuniform properties of individual modules. Conventional voltage equalizers based on traditional dc-dc converters require numerous switches and/or transformers, and therefore, their costs and complexity tend to increase. This paper proposes a novel single-switch equalization charger using multiple stacked buck-boost converters. The single-switch operation not only reduces the circuit complexity but also contributes to increasing the reliability. The fundamental operating principles and design procedures of key components are presented in detail. An experimental charge test using a 25W prototype of the proposed equalization charger was performed for four series-connected EDLC modules whose initial voltages were intentionally imbalanced. Experimental results demonstrated that the proposed equalization charger could charge the series-connected modules preferentially in the order of increasing module voltage and that all the modules could be charged up to a uniform voltage level.

  19. Digital control of a high-voltage (2.5 kV) bidirectional DC-DC converter for driving a dielectric electro active polymer (DEAP) based capacitive actuator

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    Thummala, Prasanth; Zhang, Zhe

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a digital control technique to achieve valley switching in a bidirectional flyback converter used to drive a dielectric electro active polymer based incremental actuator. The incremental actuator consists of three electrically isolated, mechanically connected capacitive actuators. The incremental actuator requires three high voltage (~2.5 kV) bidirectional DC-DC converters, to accomplish the incremental motion by charging and discharging the capacitive actuators. The bidirectional flyback converter employs a digital controller to improve efficiency and charge/discharge speed using the valley switching technique during both charge and discharge processes, without the need to sense signals on the output high-voltage side. Experimental results verifying the bidirectional operation of a single high voltage flyback converter are presented, using a film capacitor as the load. Energy efficiency measurements are provided.

  20. Stability Aspects in One-Cycle Controlled Buck Converters

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    GURBINA, M.

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The paper aims to investigate issues related to one cycle controlled buck converters stability, in the situation when the integration capacitor discharging is performed through a non-zero value resistor, as it happens in practice. It is known that in this case the exponential discharge makes capacitor voltage theoretically never reach zero. Under these conditions, instability phenomena are expected when the discharge time is short, that is at high duty cycles. The stability condition is analytically derived with respect to the control voltage. It is shown that instability occurs with period doubling leading to a half switching frequency subharmonic. Computer simulations confirm the validity of theoretical considerations.

  1. Pulse Skipping Modulated Buck Converter - Modeling and Simulation

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    Ramamurthy Srinivasan

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Modeling and simulation results of a pulse skipping modulated buck converter for applications involving a source with widely varying voltage conditions with loads requiring constant voltage from full load down to no load is presented. The pulses applied to the switch are blocked or released on output voltage crossing a predetermined value. The regulator worked satisfactorily over a wide input voltage range with good transient response but with higher ripple content. Input current spectrum indicates a good EMI performance with crowding of components at audio frequency range for the se-lected switching frequency.

  2. Integrated design & control of a buck boost converter

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    Martin J. Pomar Garcia

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the integrated design and control of a buck boost converter (BBC. In the proposed methodology the design tool provides simultaneously the controller tuning and BBC design parameters in such a way that some closed-loop pre-specified static and dynamic behavior is obtained. This approach contrasts with the traditional methodology, where the design of BBC is performed without taking into account its dynamical behavior. An optimization procedure is used to obtain the electronic components of the BBC and the tuning parameters of the controller, minimizing an objective function that considers the set of performance specifications. Although the methodology can be applied to any converter and any control strategy, in this particular case an ideal BBC and a Sliding Model Control (SMC strategy are used. Some simulation results show the advantages and principally the flexibility that can be obtained with this approach.

  3. Integrated design & control of a buck boost converter

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    Martin J. Pomar, Garcia; Julio E., Normey-Rico; Gloria, Gutierrez; César de, Prada.

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the integrated design and control of a buck boost converter (BBC). In the proposed methodology the design tool provides simultaneously the controller tuning and BBC design parameters in such a way that some closed-loop pre-specified static and dynamic behavior is obtained. This a [...] pproach contrasts with the traditional methodology, where the design of BBC is performed without taking into account its dynamical behavior. An optimization procedure is used to obtain the electronic components of the BBC and the tuning parameters of the controller, minimizing an objective function that considers the set of performance specifications. Although the methodology can be applied to any converter and any control strategy, in this particular case an ideal BBC and a Sliding Model Control (SMC) strategy are used. Some simulation results show the advantages and principally the flexibility that can be obtained with this approach.

  4. DESIGN AND COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DC-DC BOOST AND SINGLE-ENDED PRIMARY-INDUCTANCE CONVERTER CONVERTERS USING SOLAR POWERED MAXIMUM POWER POINT TRACKING ALGORITHMS

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    C. Thulasiyammal

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This study provides a comprehensive review of the Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT techniques applied to Photovoltaic (PV power system. Also this study presents a comparative study between three most fashionable techniques such as Incremental conductance (Inc algorithm and Perturb and Observation (P&O algorithm and fuzzy logic controller. These three techniques have been applied to converters such as Boost and SEPIC for analyzing the performance in various climatic conditions of PV. The analysis of each technique with converters has been carried out by using MATLAB/simulink software. From the results few comparisons has been made and found that the boost converter with Incremental conductance algorithmic technique offered best and optimum results when compared with other techniques. This PV system can supply the maximum power to the load at all times due to which the entire PV system operates with maximum efficiency and produces its maximum power.

  5. DC-DC conversion powering for the CMS tracker at SLHC

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    A tracker powering scheme based on DC-DC converters close to the detector modules can supply more power through thinner cables. This will allow to satisfy the increased power demands of tracking systems at the SLHC. This article describes the development of DC-DC converters for upgrades of the CMS pixel and tracking systems and addresses system integration issues.

  6. The DC-DC Conversion Power System of the CMS Phase-1 Pixel Upgrade

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    Klein, Katja

    2014-01-01

    The power system of the Phase-1 pixel detector will be described and the performance of the new components, including DC-DC converters, DC-DC converter motherboards and various power distribution boards, will be detailed. The outcome of system tests in terms of electrical behaviour, thermal management and pixel module performance will be discussed.

  7. Implementation of PV System with Two Inductor Buck Boost Converter

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    T.Jeevanandham, M.Raja

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The project proposes a new converter for photovoltaic system which is substantially high performance oriented. Furthermore, the lack of batteries replacement water pumping systems without the use of chemicals are responsible for the failure of such systems in isolated areas. The converter is designed to drive a three-phase induction motor directly from photovoltaic system. The majority of commercial systems use low-voltage (PV energy. The use of three-phase induction motor presents a suitable replacement of dc motor though by the use of dc motor we can directly drive by means of converter dc supply, but due to its lack of performance and reliability, we have opted for three phase induction motor. In the developed technique, there is no specialized personnel for operating and the system is based on a current-fed multi-resonant converter also maintaining these motors. Here, we make use of the TIBC topology such that they are found to be made of Buck Boost converter which will both stabilize and boost the output supply. Thus, the project will be a low cost high efficiency water supply duo for agricultural industry. Though solar energy based water supply system is being developed for the past 20 years, this project will be a phenomenal change and development of renewable energy that could be used in agricultural industry projects.

  8. Stability Analysis and Control of Nonlinear Phenomena in Buck Converters Using Variable Structure Control Approach

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    Dr. S. R. PARANJOTHI,; C. KAMALAKANNAN,; Subashini, M.; Ramaswamy, M.

    2011-01-01

    The time varying, nonlinear nature of the power switches and several other sources of nonlinearities in DC-DC Converters deviates its performance from the theoretical prediction of stability. The switching nature necessitates a study of the stability and their periodic orbit rather than the equilibrium point. The closed loopoperation exhibits several types of nonlinear phenomena including bifurcation, chaos and quasi-periodicity. This paper is oriented with the analysis of such nonlinear phen...

  9. DESIGN AND COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DC-DC BOOST AND SINGLE-ENDED PRIMARY-INDUCTANCE CONVERTER CONVERTERS USING SOLAR POWERED MAXIMUM POWER POINT TRACKING ALGORITHMS

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    Thulasiyammal, C.; Sutha, S.

    2014-01-01

    This study provides a comprehensive review of the Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) techniques applied to Photovoltaic (PV) power system. Also this study presents a comparative study between three most fashionable techniques such as Incremental conductance (Inc) algorithm and Perturb and Observation (P&O) algorithm and fuzzy logic controller. These three techniques have been applied to converters such as Boost and SEPIC for analyzing the performance in various climatic conditions of PV. The...

  10. Nonlinear program based optimization of boost and buck-boost converter designs

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    Rahman, S.; Lee, F. C.

    1981-01-01

    The facility of an Augmented Lagrangian (ALAG) multiplier based nonlinear programming technique is demonstrated for minimum-weight design optimizations of boost and buck-boost power converters. Certain important features of ALAG are presented in the framework of a comprehensive design example for buck-boost power converter design optimization. The study provides refreshing design insight of power converters and presents such information as weight and loss profiles of various semiconductor components and magnetics as a function of the switching frequency.

  11. Simulation of Multi output Fly back Converter with Integrated Auxiliary Buck Converter with reduced components

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    J.KOMATHI

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The fly back converter has been widely used for multi outputs due to the simple structure and low cost in low-power applications. This paper presents a new multi output converter. It consists of a half-bridge inverter with boost converter in primary side and a fly back rectifier that is integrated with an auxiliary buck converter in secondary side. The boost converter is used to generate high voltage dc from Low voltage PV cells. The primary switches control the main output voltage and the secondary synchronous switches control the auxiliary output voltage. The main advantages of the proposed converter are that the transformer size can be reduced due to the less magnetizing offset current, all the power switches including synchronous ones can achieve the zero-voltage switching (ZVS and it has no output cross regulation problems. The circuit is simulated using MATLAB. The performance is verified with simulation results.

  12. Dual-Input Soft-Switched DC-DC Converter with Isolated Current-Fed Half-Bridge and Voltage-Fed Full-Bridge for Fuel Cell or Photovoltaic Systems

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    Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius

    2013-01-01

    This paper introduces a new zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) isolated DC-DC converter with two input ports which can be utilized in hybrid energy systems, for instance, in a fuel cell and super-capacitor system. By fully using two high frequency transformers, the proposed converter can effectively integrate a current-fed boost half-bridge (BHB) and a full-bridge (FB) into one equivalent circuit configuration which has dual-input ability and additionally it can reduce the number of the power devices. With the phase-shift control, it can achieve zero-voltage switching turn-on of active switches and zero-current switching (ZCS) turn-off of diodes leading to negligible reverse recovery loss. Voltage conversion ratio is higher compared to the conventional boost converter owing to the BHB circuit and the corresponding control. Finally, a 25~50 V input, 300~400 V output prototype with a 600 W nominal power rating are built up and tested to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed converter topology.

  13. Linear–assisted DC/DC regulator with modified current-mode one-cycle control

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    Marti?nez Garci?a, Herminio

    2014-01-01

    Abstract—Linear-assisted DC/DC converters are structures that allow to take advantages of the two classic alternatives in the design of power supply systems: Voltage linear regulators (classic NPN topology or LDO –low dropout–) and switching DC/DC converters. This paper shows the proposal of a modified currentmode one-cycle control for linear-assisted DC/DC converters. The modified current-mode one-cycle control technique is proposed in order to obtain the duty cycle of the linear-assis...

  14. On the Suitability of Interleaved Switched Capacitor Converter as an Interface for Electric Vehicle Dual Energy Storage Systems

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    Amjadi, Zahra; Williamson, Sheldon

    2010-09-15

    This paper presents the analysis and novel hybrid controller design for an interleaved 2-quadrant switched capacitor (SC) bidirectional DC/DC converter for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) dual energy storage system. The designed novel control strategy enables simpler dynamics compared to a standard buck converter with input filter, good regulation capability, low EMI, lower source current ripple, ease of control, and continuous input current waveform in both buck as well as boost modes of operation.

  15. Multiple low frequency dual reference PWM control of a grid connected photovoltaic three phase NPC inverter with DC/DC boost converter

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    Mechouma Rabiaa; Azoui Boubekeur

    2014-01-01

    In recent years, power demand of industrial applications has increased significantly reaching some megawatts. The use of multilevel converters for applications of medium and high powers is proposed as a solution to drawback semiconductor technology. A multilevel converter not only achieves high power ratings, but also enables the use of renewable energy sources. Renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic can be easily interfaced to a multilevel converter...

  16. Sliding-Mode Control Design of a Boost-Buck Switching Converter for AC Signal Generation

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    Biel Sol??, Domingo; Guinjoan Gispert, Francisco; Fossas Colet, Enric; Chavarr??a Ro??, Javier

    2004-01-01

    This paper presents a sliding-mode control design of a boost???buck switching converter for a voltage step-up dc???ac conversion without the use of any transformer. This approach combines the step-up/step-down conversion ratio capability of the converter with the robustness properties of sliding-mode control. The proposed control strategy is based on the design of two slidingcontrol laws, one ensuring the control of a full-bridge buck converter for proper dc???ac conversion, and the other one...

  17. Application of Theory of Hybrid Systems to Control the Switching of Buck Converter

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    Benmiloud, Mohammed

    2013-08-01

    The field of power electronics poses challenging control problems that can’t be treated in a complete manner using traditional modeling. In this paper, the buck converter operating in Continuous Conduction Mode (CCM) is represented analytically by hybrid automaton model and graphically representation is also given. The hybrid trajectory and the model behavior are presented. The control problem of buck switching converters is transformed to a guard selection problem. The guard selection calculation formulas of buck converter are derived from the basic circuit laws. The stability of the switching is established analytically by the use of multiple Lyapunov functions to ensure the convergence and Poincare map to assess the local stability of the limit cycle. Numerical results clearly bring out the advantages and effectiveness of the proposed control law under varying line voltage and load conditions. Simulation studies are carried out in Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow.

  18. Comparison of 3 self-starting step-up DC:DC converter topologies for harvesting energy from low-voltage and low-power microbial fuel cells

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    Degrenne, Nicolas; Allard, Bruno; Buret, François; Morel, Florent; Adami, Salah-Eddine; Labrousse, Denis

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes and evaluates 3 original step-up converter architectures able to harvest energy from low-voltage and low-power generators. Design and sizing are made according to specifications issued from the stringent characteristics of microbial fuel cells. The maximum harvested power is 10mW under input voltage Vin=0.3V (33mA input current). The considered converters include self-oscillating circuits for autonomous operation. The 2 first topologies are respectively adapted from boost...

  19. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF BRIDGELESS BUCK CONVERTER WITH FUZZY CONTROLLER FED PMDC DRIVE

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    C. Nagarajan

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the Fuzzy controller based bridgeless buck converter has been estimated and the performance of the converter is analyzed. This converter has advantages like reduced switching losses, stresses and EMI. The method to predict the steady state and dynamic performance of the converter fed with PMDC motor operation has been presented. The proposed converter has been analyses with the closed loop and open loop condition. The simulation study indicates the superiority of fuzzy control over the conventional control methods. A prototype Buck converter is designed and experimentally demonstrated. The prototype is tested for the steady state and transient conditions. Comparison between experimental and simulations show a very good agreement and the reliability of fuzzy controller.

  20. Zero-voltage-switched quasi-resonant buck and flyback converters - Experimental results at 10 MHz

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    Tabisz, W. A.; Gradzki, P.; Lee, F. C.

    Experimental results for buck and flyback zero-voltage-switched quasiresonant converters (ZVS-QRCs) operating above 5 MHz are presented. A design procedure is given that minimizes voltage stress to the transistor while maintaining zero-voltage-switching for all loads. A novel, quasiresonant gate drive scheme is proposed and implemented in a buck converter. The drive is simple and provides high switching speed. Power dissipation in the gate drive is substantially reduced due to the quasiresonant operation. Due to much reduced switching losses, dv/dt, and di/dt, the ZVS-QRCs are particularly suitable for very-high-frequency distributed power supply applications.