Sample records for zero-voltage-switching flyback converter

  1. Zero-voltage switching technique in dc/dc converters

    Liu, Kwang-Hwa; Lee, Fred C. Y.


    A novel resonant switch operating under the principle of zero-voltage switching is presented. In contrast to the zero-current switching, this technique eliminates the switching loss and dv/dt noise due to the discharging of MOSFET junction capacitances and the reverse recovery of diodes, and enables the converters to operate at high frequencies. A dc analysis of the converter is carried out. The duality relationship between the zero-current switching technique and the zero-voltage switching technique is derived. The two techniques are compared using an example showing the duality between a current-mode quasi-resonant Buck converter and a voltage-mode quasi-resonant boost converter. A 5-MHz 50 V to 5 V flyback converter employing the zero-voltage switching technique has been implemented. The circuit contains the smallest number of components possible, and yet maintains high efficiency at high switching frequency.

  2. Design & Implementation of Zero Voltage Switching Buck Converter

    A.Suresh Kumar


    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.

  3. New zero voltage switching DC converter with flying capacitors

    Lin, Bor-Ren; Shiau, Tung-Yuan


    A new soft switching converter is presented for medium power applications. Two full-bridge converters are connected in series at high voltage side in order to limit the voltage stress of power switches at Vin/2. Therefore, power metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) with 600 V voltage rating can be adopted for 1200 V input voltage applications. In order to balance two input split capacitor voltages in every switching cycle, two flying capacitors are connected on the AC side of two full-bridge converters. Phase-shift pulse-width modulation (PS-PWM) is adopted to regulate the output voltage. Based on the resonant behaviour by the output capacitance of MOSFETs and the resonant inductance, active MOSFETs can be turned on under zero voltage switching (ZVS) during the transition interval. Thus, the switching losses of power MOSFETs are reduced. Two full-bridge converters are used in the proposed circuit to share load current and reduce the current stress of passive and active components. The circuit analysis and design example of the prototype circuit are provided in detail and the performance of the proposed converter is verified by the experiments.

  4. A Component-Reduced Zero-Voltage Switching Three-Level DC-DC Converter

    Qin, Zian; Pang, Ying; Wang, Huai;


    The basic Zero-Voltage Switching (ZVS) three-level DC-DC converter has one clamping capacitor to realize the ZVS of the switches, and two clamping diodes to clamp the voltage of the clamping capacitor. In order to reduce the reverse recovery loss of the diode as well as its cost, this paper...... proposes to remove one of the clamping diodes in basic ZVS three-level DC-DC converter. With less components, the proposed converter can still have a stable clamping capacitor voltage, which is clamped at half of the dc link voltage. Moreover, the ZVS performance will be influenced by removing the clamping...

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

    Majid Delshad


    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.

  6. Analysis of bi-directional piezoelectric-based converters for zero-voltage switching operation

    Ekhtiari, Marzieh; Zhang, Zhe; Andersen, Michael A. E.


    This paper deals with a thorough analysis of zerovoltage switching especially for bi-directional, inductorless, piezoelectric transformer-based switch-mode power supplies with a half-bridge topology. Practically, obtaining zero-voltage switching for all of the switches in a bi......-directional piezoelectric power converter is a difficult task. However, the analysis in this work will be convenient for overcoming this challenge. The analysis defines the zero-voltage region indicating the operating points whether or not soft switching can be met over the switching frequency and load range. For the first...... time, a comprehensive analysis is provided, which can be used as a design guideline for applying control techniques in order to drive switches in piezoelectric transformer-based converters. This study further conveys the proposed method to the region where all the switches can obtain soft switching...

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

    Xin, Tian; Xiangxin, Liu; Wenhong, Li


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

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

    Tian Xin; Liu Xiangxin; Li Wenhong, E-mail: [State Key Laboratory of ASIC and System, Fudan University, Shanghai 201203 (China)


    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 {mu}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.

  9. Analysis and design of a high-efficiency zero-voltage-switching step-up DC–DC converter

    Jae-Won Yang; Hyun-Lark Do


    A high-efficiency zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) step-up DC–DC converter is proposed. The proposed ZVS DC–DC step-up converter has fixed switching frequency, simple control, and high efficiency. All power switches can operate with ZVS. The output diodes are under zero-current-switching (ZCS) during turn-off. Due to soft-switching operation of the power switches and output diodes, the proposed ZVS DC–DC converter shows high efficiency. Steady-state analysis of the converter is presented to determine the circuit parameters. A laboratory prototype of the proposed converter is developed, and its experimental results are presented for validation.

  10. Empiric analysis of zero voltage switching in piezoelectric transformer based resonant converters

    Rødgaard, Martin Schøler; Andersen, Thomas; Andersen, Michael A. E.


    Research and development within piezoelectric transformer (PT) based converters are rapidly increasing, as the technology is maturing and starts to prove its capabilities. High power density and high efficiencies are reported and recently several inductor-less converters have emerged [1][2][7][10......Research and development within piezoelectric transformer (PT) based converters are rapidly increasing, as the technology is maturing and starts to prove its capabilities. High power density and high efficiencies are reported and recently several inductor-less converters have emerged [1...

  11. Zero-voltage switching converter absorbing parasitic parameters for super high frequency induction heating

    Zheng-shi WANG; Hui-ming CHEN


    This paper presents a novel mega-Hz-level super high frequency zero-voltage soft-switching converter for induction heating power supplies. The prominent advantage of this topology is that it can absorb both inductive and capacitive parasitic components in the converter. The switch devices operate in a zero-voltage soft-switching mode. Consequently, the high voltage and high current spikes caused by parasitic inductors or capacitors oscillation do not occur in this circuit, and the high power loss caused by high frequency switching can be greatly reduced. A large value inductor is adopted between the input capacitor and the switches, thus, this novel converter shares the benefits of both voltage-type and current-type circuits simultaneously, and there are no needs of dead time between two switches. The working principles in different modes are introduced, Results of simulation and experiments operated at around 1 MHz frequency verify the validity of parasitic components absorption and show that this converter is competent for super high frequency applications.

  12. Parameterized Analysis of Zero Voltage Switching in Resonant Converters for Optimal Electrode Layout of Piezoelectric Transformers

    Meyer, Kaspar Sinding; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.; Jensen, Flemming


    Ring shaped PTs (Piezoelectric Transformers) are an attractive alternative to magnetics in power converters. The achievable energy efficiency is 98% and the power density is up to 30W/cm3. Additionally power supplies based on PTs display low levels of conducted and radiated EMI due to power conve...

  13. Zero-Voltage Switching PWM Strategy Based Capacitor Current-Balancing Control for Half-Bridge Three-Level DC/DC Converter

    Liu, Dong; Deng, Fujin; Zhang, Qi


    The current imbalance among the two input capacitors is one of the important issues of the half-bridge threelevel (HBTL) DC/DC converter, which would affect system performance and reliability. In this paper, a zero-voltage switching (ZVS) pulse-wide modulation (PWM) strategy including two operation...... modes is proposed. Based on the proposed ZVS PWM strategy, a capacitor current-balancing control is proposed for the HBTL DC/DC converter, where the currents on the two input capacitors can be kept balanced by alternating the two operation modes of the proposed ZVS PWM strategy. Therefore, the proposed...... control strategy can improve the performance and reliability of the converter in the aspect of balancing the thermal stresses and lifetimes among the two input capacitors. Finally, simulation and experimental studies are conducted and results verify the proposed control strategy....

  14. 240 W全桥移相ZVS变换器的设计%Design of a 240 W full-bridge converter with phase shift control and zero voltage switching

    张本庚; 刘平


    The phase-shifted full-bridge zero-voltage-switching (PS-FB-ZVS) PWM converter is widely used in medium and high power levels. However, there are two problems existing in this kind of converter; one is that lagging leg has narrow zero-voltage-switching ranges,and the other is that the output rectifier diodes suffer the parasitic oscillation and voltage spike resulted by the reverse recovery of the rectifier diodes. The converter discussed in the literalure one had wide zero-voltage-switching ranges of lagging leg switches by using the magnetizing current. In addition, the resonance between the leakage inductor of the transformer and the rectifier capacitors could reduce the current stresses of the rectifier diodes and coeduction losses. Based on the principle of the converter, one 240 W zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) soft-switching power supply on the phase shift control was designed The procedures of main circuit design were presented. The experimental waveforms were given in the end.%移相全桥零电压变换器在中大功率场合中得到了广泛的应用,但其滞后臂只能在较窄的负载范围内实现软开关,并且其输出整流二极管反向恢复时产生严重的寄生振荡,二极管上存在很高的尖峰压.而文献[1]中变换器的滞后臂利用励磁电感电流可以在较宽的负载范围内实现软开关.变压器的漏感与电容的谐振可以减小整流管的电流应力和导通损失.基于此变换器的工作原理,设计了一台240 W移相控制零电压软开关电源,给出了主电路的设计过程,最后给出了实验波形.

  15. Four-quadrant flyback converter for direct audio power amplification

    Ljusev, Petar; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.


    This paper presents a bidirectional, four-quadrant flyback converter for use in direct audio power amplification. When compared to the standard Class-D switching audio power amplifier with a separate power supply, the proposed four-quadrant flyback converter provides simple solution with better...

  16. A new Zero Voltage Switching three-level NPC inverter

    He, Ning; Chen, Yenan; Xu, Dehong


    A novel Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS) three-level NPC inverter topology using a new ZVS Space Vector Modulation (SVM) scheme is proposed. A detailed operation analysis of ZVS three-level NPC inverter is given. The ZVS condition of the proposed ZVS inverter is derived and it can be achieved of all...... switches in the proposed inverter, which include both the main switches and the auxiliary switches. The design of resonant circuits parameters is also provided. Finally the proposed circuit and ZVS SVM scheme are verified by experimental results and demonstrate a superior performance....

  17. A Boosting Multi Flyback Converter for Electric Vehicle Application

    J. Sangeetha


    Full Text Available The Flyback converter belongs to the primary switched converter family, which means there is isolation between input and output. Flyback converters have low number of components compared to other Switched Mode Power Supplies (SMPSs, they also have the advantage that several isolated output voltages can be regulated by one control circuit. This study proposes an efficient and cost effective Multi Flyback topology, an isolated DC-DC converter suitable for electric vehicle applications especially driven with induction motor. The converter topology forms a power interface between the battery and the motor and also capable of boosting the voltage from low voltage battery side to high voltage DC link. A Multi Flyback Converter topology implemented by paralleling three individual flyback converters at the battery input side and DC link output side. The topology will share the current across each individual converter and the individual power will be added up at the output side. The scheme incorporates a transformer winding technique which can reduce the leakage inductance of the coupled inductor to a satisfactory limit.

  18. A New Asymmetrical Current-fed Converter with Voltage Lifting



    Full Text Available This paper presents a new zero voltage switching current-fed DC-DC converter with high voltage gain. In this converter all switches (main and auxiliary turn on under zero voltage switching and turn off under almost zero voltage switching due to snubber capacitor. Furthermore, the voltage spike across the main switch due to leakage inductance of forward transformer is absorbed. The flyback transformer which is connected to the output in series causes to high voltage gain and less voltage stress on the power devices. Considering high efficiency and voltage gain of this converter, it is suitable for green generated systems such as fuel cells or photovoltaic systems. The presented experimental results verify the integrity of the proposed converter.

  19. High Voltage Bi-directional Flyback Converter for Capacitive Actuator

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


    This paper presents a high voltage DC-DC converter topology for bi-directional energy transfer between a low voltage DC source and a high voltage capacitive load. The topology is a bi-directional flyback converter with variable switching frequency control during the charge mode, and constant...... switching frequency control during the discharge mode. The converter is capable of charging the capacitive load from 24 V DC source to 2.5 kV, and discharges it to 0 V. The flyback converter has been analyzed in detail during both charge and discharge modes, by considering all the parasitic elements...... in the converter, including the most dominating parameters of the high voltage transformer viz., self-capacitance and leakage inductance. The specific capacitive load for this converter is a dielectric electro active polymer (DEAP) actuator, which can be used as an effective replacement for conventional actuators...

  20. Planar LTCC transformers for high voltage flyback converters: Part II.

    Schofield, Daryl (NASCENTechnology, Inc., Watertown, SD); Schare, Joshua M., Ph.D.; Slama, George (NASCENTechnology, Inc., Watertown, SD); Abel, David (NASCENTechnology, Inc., Watertown, SD)


    This paper is a continuation of the work presented in SAND2007-2591 'Planar LTCC Transformers for High Voltage Flyback Converters'. The designs in that SAND report were all based on a ferrite tape/dielectric paste system originally developed by NASCENTechnoloy, Inc, who collaborated in the design and manufacturing of the planar LTCC flyback converters. The output/volume requirements were targeted to DoD application for hard target/mini fuzing at around 1500 V for reasonable primary peak currents. High voltages could be obtained but with considerable higher current. Work had begun on higher voltage systems and is where this report begins. Limits in material properties and processing capabilities show that the state-of-the-art has limited our practical output voltage from such a small part volume. In other words, the technology is currently limited within the allowable funding and interest.

  1. Electrical Discharge Machining Flyback Converter using UC3842 Current Mode PWM Controller

    Nazriah Mahmud


    Full Text Available This paper presents a current mode Pulse Width Modulation (PWM controlled Flyback converter using UC3842 for Electrical Discharge Machining current generator control circuit. Circuit simplicity and high efficiency can be achieved by a Flyback converter with current mode PWM controller. The behaviors of the system's operation is analyzed and discussed by varying the load resistance. Matlab sofware is used to simulate the Flyback converter where a prototype has been built and tested to verify it's performance.

  2. AC-DC PFC Converter Using Combination of Flyback Converter and Full-bridge DC-DC Converter

    Moh. Zaenal Efendi


    Full Text Available This paper presents a combination of power factor correction converter using Flyback converter and Full-bridge dc-dc converter in series connection. Flyback converter is operated in discontinuous conduction mode so that it can serve as a power factor correction converter and meanwhile Full-bridge dc-dc converter is used for dc regulator. This converter system is designed to produce a 86 Volt of output voltage and 2 A of output current. Both simulation and experiment results show that the power factor of this converter achieves up to 0.99 and meets harmonic standard of IEC61000-3-2. Keywords: Flyback Converter, Full-bridge DC-DC Converter, Power Factor Correction.

  3. Battery powered high output voltage bidirectional flyback converter for cylindrical DEAP actuator

    Huang, Lina; Thummala, Prasanth; Zhang, Zhe;


    DEAP (Dielectric Electro Active Polymer) actuator is essentially a capacitive load and can be applied in various actuation occasions. However, high voltage is needed to actuate it. In this paper, a high voltage bidirectional flyback converter with low input voltage is presented. The fundamental....... The design parameters for flyback transformer and snubber circuits are illustrated. Moreover, the experimental waveforms are provided....


    Fang Jian; Lu Zhiping; Yang Jian; Li Zhaoji


    A new cycle-by-cycle control flyback converter with primary side detection and peak current mode control is proposed and its dynamic characteristics are analyzed. The flyback converter is verified by the OrCAD simulator. The main advantages of this converter over the conventional one are simplicity, small size, rapid regulating and no sensing control signals over the isolation barrier. The circuit is suitable for digital control implementations.

  5. 高效率高增益Boost-Flyback直流变换器%High Efficiency High Step-up Boost-Flyback DC/DC Converter

    吴红飞; 古俊银; 张君君; 邢岩; 陈国呈


    提出一种基于Boost拓扑与反激拓扑有机组合思想的Boost-Flyback变换器,Boost环节与反激环节共用输入支路,使电感一变压器的漏感能量得以利用,消除了漏感损耗,并实现了开关管电压钳位,减小了开关管电压应力;Boost与反激环节的输出支路串联,实现了高电压增益;Boost-Flybaek变换器输入并联输出串联,进一步提高了变换器的电压增益,同时减小了输入输出电压及电流纹波。提出新拓扑的DCM-ZVS工作模式控制方法,并在开环方式下实现了输出功率的控制。详细分析拓扑的工作原理、电压增益特性及控制方%A novel Boost-Flyback converter was proposed based on the combination of Boost and Flyback topologies. The energy stored in the leakage inductance of transformer is recycled and the active switch turn-off voltage is clamped by sharing the branch of the input side of the two topologies mentioned. High voltage gain is achieved with the output of Boost and Flyback topologies connected in series. The voltage gain of the converter is further improved with two of the Boost-Flybaek topologies proposed in input-in-parallel output-in-series connected. Devices stress, output and input voltage/current ripple are reduced. An output power control and discontinued current mode-zero voltage switching (DCM-ZVS) control were proposed also. The operational principle, voltage gain characteristics and principle of DCM-ZVS control method were analyzed in detail. The experimental results based on a 230 W 30 to 380 V DC/DC prototype verify the effectiveness of the theoretical analysis.

  6. Detailed Behavior Analysis for High Voltage Bidirectional Flyback Converter Driving DEAP Actuator

    Huang, Lina; Zhang, Zhe; Andersen, Michael A. E.


    flyback based converter has been implemented. The parasitic elements have serious influence for the operation of the converter, especially in the high output voltage condition. The detailed behavior analysis has been performed considering the impact of the critical parasitic parameters. The converter has...

  7. Planar LTCC transformers for high voltage flyback converters.

    Schofield, Daryl (NASCENT Technology Inc. , Watertown, SD); Schare, Joshua M.; Glass, Sarah Jill; Roesler, Alexander William; Ewsuk, Kevin Gregory; Slama, George (NASCENT Technology Inc. , Watertown, SD); Abel, Dave (NASCENT Technology Inc. , Watertown, SD)


    This paper discusses the design and use of low-temperature (850 C to 950 C) co-fired ceramic (LTCC) planar magnetic flyback transformers for applications that require conversion of a low voltage to high voltage (> 100V) with significant volumetric constraints. Measured performance and modeling results for multiple designs showed that the LTCC flyback transformer design and construction imposes serious limitations on the achievable coupling and significantly impacts the transformer performance and output voltage. This paper discusses the impact of various design factors that can provide improved performance by increasing transformer coupling and output voltage. The experiments performed on prototype units demonstrated LTCC transformer designs capable of greater than 2 kV output. Finally, the work investigated the effect of the LTCC microstructure on transformer insulation. Although this paper focuses on generating voltages in the kV range, the experimental characterization and discussion presented in this work applies to designs requiring lower voltage.

  8. Analysis of Fixed Duty Cycle Hysteretic Flyback Converter for Firing Set Applications.

    Love, Thomas Michael [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)


    This paper analyzes several performance aspects of the fixed-duty-cycle, hysteretic flyback converter topology typically used in firing sets. Topologies with and without active pulse-by-pulse current limiting are considered, and closed-form expressions in terms of basic operating parameters are derived.

  9. Bidirectional Flyback Converter with Multiple Series Connected Outputs for High Voltage Capacitive Charge and Discharge Applications

    Thummala, Prasanth; Schneider, Henrik; Zhang, Zhe;


    This paper evaluates two different implementations of a bidirectional flyback converter for driving a capacitive electro active actuator, which must be charged and discharged from 0 V to 2.5 kV DC and vice versa, supplied from a 24 V battery. In one implementation, a high voltage MOSFET (4 kV) in...

  10. Embedded Controlled Isolated Bidirectional Full-Bridge DC-DC Converter with Flyback Snubber

    D. Kirubakaran


    Full Text Available An isolated bidirectional full-bridge DC-DC converter with flyback snubber for supplying a resistive load is simulated and experimentally verified. The DC-DC converter for high conversion ratio, high output power, and soft start-up capability is presented in this paper. The circuit consists of a capacitor, a diode, and a flyback converter. These components help to clamp the voltage spikes caused by the current difference between the current fed inductor and leakage inductance of the isolation transformer. The switches are operated by soft-switching technology. The suppression of inrush current which is usually found in the boost mode start-up transition is presented here. The simulated and experimental results for output voltage, output current, and power for both buck and boost modes are presented.

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

    Wahyu Mulyo Utomo


    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.

  12. A zero-voltage switching technique for minimizing the current-source power of implanted stimulators.

    Çilingiroğlu, Uğur; İpek, Sercan


    The current-source power of an implanted stimulator is reduced almost to the theoretical minimum by driving the electrodes directly from the secondary port of the inductive link with a dedicated zero-voltage switching power supply. A feedback loop confined to the secondary of the inductive link adjusts the timing and conduction angle of switching to provide just the right amount of supply voltage needed for keeping the current-source voltage constant at or slightly above the compliance limit. Since drive is based on current rather than voltage, and supply-voltage update is near real-time, the quality of the current pulses is high regardless of how the electrode impedance evolves during stimulation. By scaling the switching frequency according to power demand, the technique further improves overall power consumption of the stimulator. The technique is implemented with a very simple control circuitry comprising a comparator, a Schmitt trigger and a logic gate of seven devices in addition to an on-chip switch and an off-chip capacitor. The power consumed by the proposed supply circuit itself is no larger than what the linear regulator of a conventional supply typically consumes for the same stimulation current. Still, the sum of supply and current-source power is typically between 20% and 75% of the conventional source power alone. Functionality of the proposed driver is verified experimentally on a proof-of-concept prototype built with 3.3 V devices in a 0.18 μm CMOS technology.

  13. Bidirectional Flyback Converter with Multiple Series Connected Outputs for High Voltage Capacitive Charge and Discharge Applications

    Thummala, Prasanth; Schneider, Henrik; Zhang, Zhe


    This paper evaluates two different implementations of a bidirectional flyback converter for driving a capacitive electro active actuator, which must be charged and discharged from 0 V to 2.5 kV DC and vice versa, supplied from a 24 V battery. In one implementation, a high voltage MOSFET (4 k...... by lower voltage rating MOSFETs driven by a gate drive transformer. Simulation results to compare the operation of conventional and proposed converters are provided. The advantages of proposed implementation are improved energy efficiency and lower cost. Experimental results with two series connected...

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

    Riku Pasonen


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

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

    Kawa Adam


    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

  16. Reduction of Sub-Harmonic Oscillations in Flyback Converter for High Power Factor



    Full Text Available For High power factor (HPFoperation of flyback converter in continuous conduction mode(CCM, a variety of current mode control techniques, such as peak current control, Average current control andcharge control techniques has been analyzed. But these are suffer from stability problem due to presence of sub-harmonic oscillations and noise immunity. This can be overcome by using slope compensationtechnique, but it increases complexity .So the proposed technique in this paper i.e., a Single-Reset Integrator based line current shaping controller is a simple and accurate line current shaping controllerwith reduced sub-harmonic oscillations. In this paper presents the comparison between charge control technique with proposed control i.e., A Single-Reset Integrator based line current shaping controller for a 200 W,140V A.C input and 48V D.C output single phase flyback converter for HPF.MATLAB/Simulink software is used for implementation and simulation results shows the performance of proposed controller.

  17. Fast Prediction of Differential Mode Noise Input Filter Requirements for FLyback and Boost Unity Power Factor Converters

    Andersen, Michael Andreas E.


    Two new and simple methods to make predictions of the differential mode (DM) input filter requirements are presented, one for flyback and one for boost unity power factor converters. They have been verified by measurements. They give the designer the ability to predict the DM input noise filter...

  18. Interleaved Flyback DC-DC Converter Design with 350 W Power Output Using LT 3757 in LT Spice

    Rahayu, S.; Firmansyah, E.; Isnaeni, M.


    DC-DC converter becomes one important part in micro-inverter used in solar panel application. Its function is to convert output voltage level of solar panel 42-48 Vdc to a voltage level of 350 Vdc before being converted into an AC voltage at the inverter. The proposed converter topology is a flyback because the number of components used is not too much which can suppress the production cost. In this paper, simulation of flyback converter on the interleaved operating mode with a maximum output power of 350 W using software Ltspicewas conducted. From the simulation results, obtained that by applying a switching frequency of 100 kHz, the obtained value of the components of the primary inductor (LP) 3.3 μH, the secondary inductor (LS) 27 μH, the output capacitor (Cout) 47μF and ripple voltage (Vr) 212.65 mV.

  19. Hybrid switch for resonant power converters

    Lai, Jih-Sheng; Yu, Wensong


    A hybrid switch comprising two semiconductor switches connected in parallel but having different voltage drop characteristics as a function of current facilitates attainment of zero voltage switching and reduces conduction losses to complement reduction of switching losses achieved through zero voltage switching in power converters such as high-current inverters.

  20. Design and Modeling of an Integrated Micro-Transformer in a Flyback Converter

    M. Derkaoui


    Full Text Available This paper presents the design and modeling of a square micro-transformer for its integration in a flyback converter. From the specifications of the switching power supply, we determined the geometric parameters of this micro-transformer. The π-electrical model of this micro-transformer highlights all parasitic effects generated by stacking of different material layers and permits to calculate the technological parameters by using the S-parameters. A good dimensioning of the geometrical parameters reduces efficiently the energy losses in the micro-transformer and permits to reach the desirable value of the converter output voltage. We have also simulated the electromagnetic effects with the help of the software FEMLAB3.1 in two cases. The first case, without ferromagnetic core, the second case with ferromagnetic core, in order to choose the micro-transformer that has better electromagnetic compatibility with the vicinity components. To validate dimensioning of the geometrical and technological parameters, we have simulated with the help of the software PSIM6.0, the equivalent electrical circuit of the converter containing the electrical circuit of the dimensioned planar micro-transformer.

  1. Multi-mode controller IC for soft-switched flyback converter with high efficiency over the entire load range

    Hai CHEN; Meng-lian ZHAO; Xiao-bo WU; Xiao-lang YAN


    This paper presents a multi-mode control scheme for a soft-switched flyback converter to achieve high efficiency and excellent load regulation over the entire load range. At heavy load, critical conduction mode with valley switching (CCMVS) is employed to realize soft switching so as to reduce turn-on loss of power switch as well as conducted electromagnetic interference (EMI). At light load, the converter operates in discontinuous conduction mode (DCM) with valley switching and adaptive off-time control (AOT) to limit the switching frequency range and maintain load regulation. At extremely light load or in standby mode,burst mode operation is adopted to provide low power consumption through reducing both switching frequency and static power dissipation of the controller. The multi-mode control is implemented by an oscillator whose pulse duration is adjusted by output feedback. An accurate valley switching control circuit guarantees the minimum turn-on voltage drop of power switch. The pro-totype of the controller IC was fabricated in a 1.5um BiCMOS process and applied to a 310 V/20 V, 90 W flyback DC/DC converter circuitry. Experimental results showed that all expected functions were realized successfully. The flyback converter achieved a high efficiency of over 80% from full load down to 2.5 W, with the maximum reaching 88.8%, while the total power consumption in standby mode was about 300 mW.

  2. Speed Control Of Separately Excited Dc Motor Using A High Efficiency Flyback Converter With New Active Clamp Technique M.Subramanyam*, K.Eswaramma



    Full Text Available This paper deals with Speed control of separately excited DC motor using flyback converter with a new non complementary active clamp control method to achieve soft switching and high efficiency for heavy motor load and light load conditions. This is quite attractive for low power application with universal ac inputs, such as external adaptors. With the proposed control technique, the energy in the leakage inductance can be fully recycled. The soft switching can be achieved for the main switch and the absorbed leakage energy is transferred to the output and input side. In the Proposed model the resistive and DC motor is connected to flyback converter and it is simulated with different nominal voltages and rated speed is controlled at different levels for the N-type active clamp flyback converter and P-type active clamp flyback converter respectively. N-type active clamp flyback converter is suitable for high speed variation applications and P-type active clamp flyback converter is suitable for low speed variation applications.

  3. Radiation Effects on DC-DC Converters

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


    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

  4. Analysis and experimental results of a single-stage high-power-factor electronic ballast based on flyback converter

    Calleja, A.J.; Alonso, J.M.; Lopez, E.; Ribas, J.; Martinez, J.A.; Rico-Secades, M.


    A new single-stage high-power-factor electronic ballast based on a flyback converter is presented in this paper. The ballast is able to supply a fluorescent lamp assuring a high-input power factor for the utility line. Other features are lamp power regulation against line voltage variations and low lamp current crest factor, both assuring long lamp life. The ballast is analyzed at steady-state operation, and design equations and characteristics are obtained. Also, a procedure for the ballast design is presented. Finally, simulation and experimental results from a laboratory prototype are shown.

  5. Digital Control of a High Voltage (2.5 kV) Bidirectional Flyback DC-DC Converter for Driving a Capacitive Incremental Actuator

    Thummala, Prasanth; Maksimovic, Dragan; Zhang, Zhe;


    on the output high-voltage (HV) side. Experimental results verifying the bidirectional operation of a high voltage flyback converter are presented, using a 3 kV polypropylene film capacitor as the load. The energy loss distributions of the converter when 4 kV and 4.5 kV HV MOSFETs are used on HV side...

  6. Regeneration of ZVS converter with Resonant inductor

    J.Sivavara Prasad


    Full Text Available This paper presents an analysis of the regeneration of zero-voltage-switching converter with resonant inductor, quasi-resonant converters, and full-bridge zero-voltage-switched PWM Converter. The design of a clamping circuit considering a saturable resonant inductor is presented and compared with the design of a clamping circuit with a linear resonant inductor. A diode model with reverse recovery is employed to simulate the effects.

  7. Variable On-time Controlled Critical Conduction Mode Flyback PFC Converters%变导通时间控制临界连续模式反激PFC变换器

    阎铁生; 许建平; 张斐; 何圣仲; 董政


    提出了一种变导通时间(variable on-time,VOT)控制临界连续模式(critical conduction mode,CRM)反激功率因数校正(power factor correction,PFC)变换器的控制策略。引入输入电压和反激变压器辅助绕组电压参与CRM反激PFC变换器开关管的导通时间控制,解决了传统恒定导通时间(constant on-time,COT)控制CRM反激PFC变换器功率因数(power factor , PF)低和总谐波畸变(total harmonic distortion,THD)高的问题。分析传统COT控制CRM反激PFC变换器和VOT控制CRM反激PFC变换器的工作原理,实验验证结果表明,VOT控制CRM反激PFC变换器比传统COT控制CRM反激PFC变换器具有更高的PF值和更低的THD。%A control strategy for critical conduction mode (CRM) Flyback power factor correction (PFC) converters which can realize unity power factor (PF) is proposed in this paper. By using input voltages and the voltage across the auxiliary winding of the Flyback transformer to control the turn-on time of the switch of the CRM Flyback PFC converter, the PF and the total harmonic distortion (THD) of the CRM Flyback PFC converter can be improved. The operation principles of the traditional constant On-Time (COT) controlled CRM Flyback PFC converters and the variable On-Time (VOT) controlled CRM Flyback PFC converter are analyzed. The experimental results show that the PF and THD of VOT controlled CRM Flyback PFC converters are better than these of COT controlled CRM Flyback PFC converters.

  8. High Voltage Bidirectional Flyback Converter Driving DEAP Actuator for Automotive Applications

    Huang, Lina; Zhang, Zhe; Andersen, Michael A. E.;


    DEAP (Dielectric Electro Active Polymer) is a new type of smart material. The actuator based on DEAP material tends to be applied in a variety of occasions. It will have prosperous future when employed in automotive field. This paper is focused on the design and implementation of a low input volt...... voltage and high output voltage bidirectional converter for driving the DEAP actuator. The detailed design and implemented parameters have been summarized, especially for the high voltage transformer. The experiments have been performed to validate the design and implementation....

  9. 一种新颖的零电压开关全桥逆变器%Novel zero voltage switching full-bridge inverter

    王艺翰; 凌志斌; 李睿; 蔡旭


    A novel zero voltage switching full⁃bridge inverter circuit is proposed. Only an active⁃clamp soft⁃switc⁃hing branch into the single H⁃bridge inverter circuit’ s dc link side is added, which can achieve zero⁃voltage switc⁃hing ( ZVS) of all switching devices, and inhibit the anti⁃parallel diode reverse recovery current of the main switc⁃hing devices to reduce the inverter switching losses and reverse recovery loss. This inverter can use common Pulse Width Modulation ( PWM) . At the same time the inverter can use less devices and simple structure. A detailed a⁃nalysis of the soft switching process is given, and theoretically calculate the requirement of the soft⁃switching branch. The operational waveforms of the inverter at positive half⁃cycle and the stage analysis of the inverter at posi⁃tive half⁃cycle are given to help understanding. Before the testing machine is built, the Saber simulation software is carried out to verify the correctness of the theoretical analysis. At last a 300W testing machine is built for experi⁃ment to test and verify.%提出了一种新颖的零电压开关全桥逆变器电路,在单H桥逆变电路的直流侧增加有源箝位软开关支路,可以实现所有开关管的零电压开通,同时由于谐振电感的存在,还可以抑制主开关管的反并联二极管反向恢复电流,从而降低逆变器的开通损耗和反向恢复损耗。本文较为详细地分析了电路实现软开关的各个过程,并从理论上计算了软开关实现条件,最后搭建了300 W的实验样机进行了实验验证。

  10. 高耐压重叠式反激DC-DC变换器设计%The Design of High Input-bus Voltage Flyback DC-DC Converters



    提出了一种高耐压重叠式反激DC-DC变换器拓扑,成功地解决了高输入母线电 压下低功率开关电源的设计问题。讨论了该拓扑的优点,给出了应用电路。%A topology of overlapping flyback DC-DC converter is proposed in this paper. By using this topology, the problem of designing the switched power converter in high input-bus voltage has been solved successfully. The advantages of this topology are discussed and some useful circuits are given as well.

  11. 反激变换器的原边非线性电流控制方法%Primary-side nonlinear current control method for flyback converter

    廖鸿飞; 帅定新; 梁奇峰


      反激变换器是 LED 驱动的常用拓扑,为了降低成本,减小光耦对于 LED 电源可靠性的影响,提高系统的控制性能,同时避免线性控制方式在启动时的输出过冲造成 LED 损坏,提出了一种通过控制原边电流间接控制输出恒流的非线性控制策略。根据无源性控制理论建立了反激变换器的欧拉⁃拉格朗日模型,验证了系统的无源性,获得反激变换器原副边电流关系,然后基于无源性理论和 Layapunov 稳定性理论,推导出系统的无源性控制规律。这里所提出的控制方法结构简单,成本低,可靠性高,控制性能良好。实验结果验证了该控制方法的正确性,采用原边非线性电流控制方法的反激变换器具有稳定的输出电流,恒流精度高,启动无过冲并且具有良好的动态响应。%Flyback converter is the common topology for LED driver. In order to reduce costs,reduce the influence of opti⁃calcoupler on the reliability of LED power supply,improve the control property of the system and avoid the LED damage caused by output overshoot when the linear control mode is started,a nonlinear control strategy which can indirectly control output con⁃stant current by controlling the primary current is proposed. Euler⁃Lagrange model of the flyback converter was established to ver⁃ify the passivity of the system based on passivity⁃based control theory,the relationship between the primary current and output current was obtained,and then the passivity⁃based control rule was deduced base on passivity theory and Layapunov stability theory. The control method proposed in this paper has advantages of simple controller structure,low cost,high reliability and good control performance. The validity of the control scheme was verified by test result. The flyback converter controlled by pri⁃mary nonlinear current control method has a stable output,high precision and exellent transient

  12. Design of Flyback DC/DC Converter by Using TOPSwitch%基于TOPSwitch的反激式DC/DC变换器设计



    开关电源以其体积小、效率高等优点被广泛应用于计算机等各类电子设备中,小型化是其发展趋势之一.DC/DC 变换器是开关电源的核心部分.设计了一种基于TOPSwitch的反激式DC/DC变换器,主要包括主电路、控制电路、反馈电路等部分.对电路进行了制作与测试.实验结果表明,电路输出电压稳定、结构简单、体积较小、简化了设计过程.%SMPS is widely applied in computers and other electric equipment, the advantage of which is its small size and high efficiency. The development trend of it is miniaturization. DC/DC converter is the core part of SMPS. A Flyback DC/DC converter using TOPSwitch is designed. Main circuit, control circuit and feedback circuit designs are included. The circuit is manufactured and tested. The experimental results show the output voltage is stable, the circuit is simple, the size is small and the design process is simplified.

  13. 基于UC3842的反激变换器建模与补偿控制%Modeling and compensating control of flyback converter based on UC3842



    通过分析建立反激变换器小信号模型,提出了一种新型反激变换器补偿控制方法,分析了基于UC3842的反激式开关电源用于输出直接反馈的可行性。实验表明,与传统的控制方法相比。该设计具有动态响应快、闭环增益高、稳定性好、电压纹波小、负载调整率低、电压调整率低的优点。%Abstract: Through the analysis of establishing flyback converter small signal model, the paper puts forward to a new flyback converter compensating control method, and analyses the feasibility of flyback type switch power used in output feedback based on UC3842. Compared with outperforms conventional control method, this method has quick dynamic response, high stability of closed- loop gain, good voltage ripple, small load regulation rate amt low voltage adjustment rate.

  14. Comparison of soft and hard-switching effiency in a three-level single phase 60kW dc-ac converter

    Munk-Nielsen, Stig; Teodorescu, Remus; Bech, Michael Møller;


    Efficiency measurements on a three-level single-phase soft-switched converter are presented and show a slightly improved efficiency compared with the hard-switched converter for output powers higher than 25 % of rated power. The resonant converter switches are Zero Voltage Switched (ZVS) and a si......Efficiency measurements on a three-level single-phase soft-switched converter are presented and show a slightly improved efficiency compared with the hard-switched converter for output powers higher than 25 % of rated power. The resonant converter switches are Zero Voltage Switched (ZVS...

  15. 反激式恒流一次侧控制模式的研究%Research of Flyback Converter Constant Current Primary Control Mode

    赵子龙; 陈弯; 陈永真


    The flyback converter output constant current characteristic has important applications in many occasions, such as constant pressure constant current charger, the LED constant current drive, etc. The method of secondary side current feedback can increase the cost and complexity of the circuit. The primary side adjustment method is studied to control the output constant current in this paper. Output current information is obtained from the primary side of transformer, avoiding the secondary side current sampling circuit and photoelectric coupler components, reducing the complexity of the circuit, improving the efficiency of the circuit. The experiment is done to acquire the experimental waveforms and data with the primary side regulation, and results verify the advanced nature of the primary side regulation.%反激式变换器输出恒流特性在许多场合,如恒压恒流充电器、LED恒流驱动器等有着重要的应用。输出恒流采用二次侧电流反馈的方法会增加电路的成本和复杂性。通过采用一次侧调节的方法来控制输出恒流,在变压器的一次侧检测输出电流的信息,避免了二次侧电流采样电路和光电耦合器等元器件,减小了电路的复杂性,提高了电路的效率。通过实验得到采用一次侧调节的实验波形和数据,验证了一次侧调节的先进性。

  16. Application of boost-flyback DC converter in photovoltaic generation system%BFC直流变换器在光伏发电系统中的应用研究

    刘芳; 刘玉友; 符再兴


    The output voltage of photovoltaic power generation system changes with light intensity. In order to ensure nor-mal grid-connected inversion,a high-gain DC/DC converter is needed to elevate the PV output voltage to normal level. The appli-cation of boost-flyback converter (BFC) based on boost topology and flyback topology in photovoltaic power generation systems is discussed. The BFC puts the inputs of boost topology and fly-back topology in parallel and puts the outputs of them in series. At the same time,the primary coil inductance of flyback topology is used as input inductance of boost topology,by which the leakage inductance of transformer is used fully. Simulation results show when BFC is applied to PV power generation system , BFC has the advantages of elevating the output voltage gain and reduce the voltage ripple,and has better tracking effect.%光伏发电系统中输出电压随光强变化波动较大,为保证正常并网逆变,需要一种高增益的直流变换器将光伏输出电压提升到常规直流母线电压.这里主要研究一种基于Boost拓扑、Flyback拓扑的升压反激式变换器(BFC)在太阳能光伏发电系统的应用.BFC将Boost拓扑与Flyback拓扑输入并联、输出串联,反激拓扑中的初级线圈电感同时作为Boost拓扑的输入电感,变压器的漏感能量得到了利用.仿真结果表明,新型BFC直流变换器应用于光伏发电系统时,具有提高输出电压增益,减小电压纹波,跟踪效果更好等优点.

  17. 基于MATLAB的单端反激式DC/DC变换器的仿真研究%The Simulation Study of Single-ended and Flyback DC/DC Converter Based on MATLAB



    阐述了单端反激式DC/DC变换器的工作原理,在此基础上研究了其在电流连续和断续工作情况下的电路运行模式,最后在MATLAB/Simulink中对理论分析进行了建模与仿真。仿真结果表明,电路在占空比和输出电阻发生改变时,单端反激式DC/DC变换器有可能从连续工作模式下变为断续工作模式。为实际电路的设计提供了方便。%The paper studies the working principle of the single-ended and flyback DC/DC converter, and studies its circuit operation mode in the case of the continuous and discontinuous current modes. At last the paper makes modeling and simulation of the theoretical analysis in the MATLAB/Simulink. The simulation results show that the circuit may change the working modes from continuous mode into discontinuous working mode when the duty ratio and output resistance is changed. This paper provides convenience for the practical circuit design of single-ended and flyback DC/DC converter.

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

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


    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.

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

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


    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...

  20. Soft-switching Grid-connected PV Inverter With Interleaved Flyback Topology


    The flyback topology has advantages of robustness and low cost and is proposed for 200-300 W class grid-connected photovoltaic inverter. However, the flyback converter is known for its low efficiency and low resolution control. Therefore, digitalized soft switching technique and algorithm are to be developed.

  1. Dual-Input Soft-Switched DC-DC Converter with Isolated Current-Fed Half-Bridge and Voltage-Fed Full-Bridge for Fuel Cell or Photovoltaic Systems

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


    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...

  2. Design of the Cell-phone Charger Based on the Flyback Converter%基于反激变换器的手机充电器的设计



    分析了手机充电器的设计要求,选择电路拓扑简洁的反激变换器作为其主电路。为了满足电路高变换效率的要求选择电路满载时工作在连续模式。考虑到降低待机功耗的要求,选取SG6848为控制芯片。给出90V~264V交流输入、12W输出的反激变换器的参数设计步骤及其实验结果。220V交流输入、12W输出时,变换器效率达到78%。%Based on the analysis of the requirement of the cell - phone charger, it uses the flyback converter as the main circuit, choices CCM as the operation mode at full load. In order to achieve high efficiency and reduce the stand - by loss, it uses SG6848 as the control IC. It shows the detail about the procedure for the 90-265Vac input, 12W output charger. The efficiency of the prototype reaches 78% at 220Vac input, 12W output.

  3. A 1.6-kW, 110-kHz dc-dc converter optimized for IGBT's

    Chen, Keming; Stuart, Thomas A.


    A full bridge dc-dc converter using a zero-current and zero-voltage switching technique is described. This circuit utilizes the characteristics of the IGBT to achieve power and frequency combinations that are much higher than previously reported for this device. Experimental results are included for a 1.6-kW, 110-kHz converter with 95 percent efficiency.

  4. Selecting a Distributed Air-Gap Powder Core For Flyback Transformers



    1 IntroductionFlyback converters are based on the storage of energy in an inductorduring the "on" charging time period ton, and discharge of thisenergy to the load during the "off" time period, toff, as shown inFigure 1. The operation is unipolar and utilizes the first quadrant of the B-Hcurve of a magnetic core (Figure 2). The usable flux density is△B. The ideal core material should have a maximum available △Band low core losses (proportional to the shaded area).For flyback transformers, Magnetics offers:

  5. Hybrid zero-voltage switching (ZVS) control for power inverters

    Amirahmadi, Ahmadreza; Hu, Haibing; Batarseh, Issa


    A power inverter combination includes a half-bridge power inverter including first and second semiconductor power switches receiving input power having an intermediate node therebetween providing an inductor current through an inductor. A controller includes input comparison circuitry receiving the inductor current having outputs coupled to first inputs of pulse width modulation (PWM) generation circuitry, and a predictive control block having an output coupled to second inputs of the PWM generation circuitry. The predictive control block is coupled to receive a measure of Vin and an output voltage at a grid connection point. A memory stores a current control algorithm configured for resetting a PWM period for a switching signal applied to control nodes of the first and second power switch whenever the inductor current reaches a predetermined upper limit or a predetermined lower limit.

  6. Self-oscillating loop based piezoelectric power converter


    The present invention relates to a piezoelectric power converter comprising an input driver electrically coupled directly to an input or primary electrode of the piezoelectric transformer without any intervening series or parallel inductor. A feedback loop is operatively coupled between an output...... voltage of the piezoelectric transformer and the input driver to provide a self-oscillation loop around a primary section of the piezoelectric transformer oscillating at an excitation frequency. Electrical characteristics of the feedback loop are configured to set the excitation frequency of the self......- oscillation loop within a zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) operation range of the piezoelectric transformer....

  7. Simulation of Multi output Fly back Converter with Integrated Auxiliary Buck Converter with reduced components



    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.

  8. Simulation on Soft-Switching PWM Converter with High Power Factor


    A new PWM converter based on soft-switching is introduced. The converter uses a minimum number of devices, and requires less switching operations than conventional techniques. Switching is realized solely in a ZVS (zero voltage switching) mode,therefore the loss is reduced and EMI (electromagnetic interference) is suppressed. The paper analyzes the operation of ZVS, and discusses the methods for maintaining a unit power factor and constant DC voltage. Changing the modulation index M and the phase angle θ keeps the input current in phase with the voltage. It also keeps the current sinusoidal, and ensures a constant output voltage.

  9. Design of Flyback Micro-inverter for Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems

    Sinan Zengin


    Full Text Available The flyback micro-inverters operating at discontinuous conduction mode are very attractive due to the operation in open loop and working without current sensor. In this paper, the working characteristics of a grid-connected photovoltaic micro-inverter based on flyback converter are investigated and design details are presented. “Perturbation and observation” method is used for maximum power point tracking. A micro-inverter prototype of 80 Wp is designed and produced. All the inverter functions, such as maximum power point tracking, islanding protection, serial communication, power control etc., are implemented by PIC24FJ64GA002 microcontroller. The measurements taken from protyped micro-inverter are compatible with design values. The highest efficiency of the converter was found as 80% and the loss mechanisms are discussed.

  10. Outphasing Control of Gallium Nitride based Very High Frequency Resonant Converter

    Madsen, Mickey Pierre; Perreault, David J.; Knott, Arnold;


    . Then the modulation technique is described and the design equations given. Finally a design example is given for a converter consisting of two class E inverters with a lossless combiner and a common half bridge rectifier. It is shown how outphasing modulation can be used for line regulation while insuring equal...... and purely resistive loading of the inverters. Combined with a proper design of the inverters that, insures they can achieve zero voltage switching across a wide load range, and gallium nitride FETs for the switching devices, this makes it possible to achieve more than 90% efficiency across most of the input...

  11. Analysis of a novel phase-shifted soft switch converter

    蒋志宏; 黄立培; 张义


    In this paper, on the basis of the phase-shifted controlled zero-voltage-switch (ZVS) full-bridge converter with pulse width modulation (PWM), a novel zero-voltage and zero-current switch (ZVZCS) PWM converter using a simple auxiliary circuit was designed. The ZVZCS soft switch is achieved by the resonance among the resisting electromagnetic deflection capacitor, the capacitor of the simple auxiliary network and the leakage inductor of transformer. There are no dissipation devices of the saturation inductor and the auxiliary switch in the converter, meantime the capacitor of the auxiliary circuit is also used to clamp the voltage of the rectifier, and there is no additional clamped circuit. There is no big circulating current in the converter, all the active and passive devices work on the condition of the low current and voltage stress, and the proposed converter has wide load range and small duty loss.

  12. Implementation of Single Phase Soft Switched PFC Converter for Plug-in-Hybrid Electric Vehicles

    Aiswariya Sekar


    Full Text Available This paper presents a new soft switching boost converter with a passive snubber cell without additional active switches for battery charging systems. The proposed snubber finds its application in the front-end ac-dc converter of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV battery chargers. The proposed auxiliary snubber circuit consists of an inductor, two capacitors and two diodes. The new converter has the advantages of continuous input current, low switching stresses, high voltage gain without extreme duty cycle, minimized charger size and charging time and fewer amounts of cost and electricity drawn from the utility at higher switching frequencies. The switch is made to turn ON by Zero Current Switching (ZCS and turn OFF by Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS. The detailed steady state analysis of the novel ac-dc Zero Current- Zero Voltage Switching (ZC-ZVS boost Power Factor Correction (PFC converter is presented with its operating principle. The experimental prototype of 20 kHz, 100 W converter verifies the theoretical analysis. The power factor of the prototype circuit reaches near unity with an efficiency of 97%, at nominal output power for a ±10% variation in the input voltage and ±20% variation in the snubber component values.

  13. "Forback" Dc-To-Dc Converters

    Lukemire, Alan T.


    Dc-to-dc power-converter circuits called "forback" resemble circuits of standard configurations called "forward", "flyback", and "Cuk". Circuit employs minor modifications to existing topologies, combines advantages, while eliminating disadvantages, of older circuits.

  14. Simulation and analysis of an isolated full-bridge DC/DC boost converter operating with a modified perturb and observe maximum power point tracking algorithm

    Calebe A. Matias


    Full Text Available The purpose of the present study is to simulate and analyze an isolated full-bridge DC/DC boost converter, for photovoltaic panels, running a modified perturb and observe maximum power point tracking method. The zero voltage switching technique was used in order to minimize the losses of the converter for a wide range of solar operation. The efficiency of the power transfer is higher than 90% for large solar operating points. The panel enhancement due to the maximum power point tracking algorithm is 5.06%.

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

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


    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...... for zero voltage switching (ZVS). Moreover, a phase-shift and duty cycle modulation method is utilized to control the bidirectional 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...

  16. A High Efficiency Power Factor Correction Using Interleaved Boost Converter With Fuzzy Logic Control



    Full Text Available This paper presents interleaved front end boost converter to perform better power factor correction to store energy for electric vehicles. The interleaved boost converter increases reliability, decreased stress on critical components, improves efficiency and more flexibility. The parallel connection of two boost converters reduces the input ripple current of the converter. The interleaved boost converter with coupled inductors reduces the volume and copper usage of the magnetic components and also achieves high power density. The coupled inductor delivers continuous current to improve the efficiency. The boost power factor correction (PFC converter with auxiliary circuit optimizes the amount of reactive current during light load condition. In addition the control system regulates the amount of reactive current to guarantee zero voltage switching (ZVS during line cycle for different load conditions. The proposed interleaved boost converter with coupled inductor was modeled and its performance is simulated and analyzed in Mat lab/Simulink environment.

  17. Pulse Mask Controlled HFAC Resonant Converter for high efficiency Industrial Induction Heating with less harmonic distortion

    Nagarajan Booma


    Full Text Available This paper discusses about the fixed frequency pulse mask control based high frequency AC conversion circuit for industrial induction heating applications. Conventionally, for induction heating load, the output power control is achieved using the pulse with modulation based converters. The conventional converters do not guarantee the zero voltage switching condition required for the minimization of the switching losses. In this paper, pulse mask control scheme for the power control of induction heating load is proposed. This power control strategy allows the inverter to operate closer to the resonant frequency, to obtain zero voltage switching condition. The proposed high frequency AC power conversion circuit has lesser total harmonic distortion in the supply side. Modeling of the IH load, design of conversion circuit and principle of the control scheme and its implementation using low cost PIC controller are briefly discussed. Simulation results obtained using the Matlab environment are presented to illustrate the effectiveness of the pulse mask scheme. The obtained results indicate the reduction in losses, improvement in the output power and lesser harmonic distortion in the supply side by the proposed converter. The hardware results are in good agreement with the simulation results.

  18. A Zero Input Current Ripple ZVS/ZCS Boost Converter with Boundary-Mode Control

    Ching-Ming Lai


    Full Text Available In this paper, in order to achieve zero ripple conditions, the use of a ripple mirror (RM circuit for the boost converter is proposed. The operation modes are studied and steady-state analyses performed to show the merits of the proposed converter. It is found that the proposed RM circuit technique can provide much better flexibility than the two-phase interleaved boost converter for locating the zero ripple operating point in the design stage. In addition, the choice of using a boundary-mode control is mainly based on the consideration of achieving both ZVS (zero voltage switching/ZCS (zero current switching soft-switching and constant on-time control for the converter. To verify the performance of the proposed converter, a 48 V input and 200 W/200 V output prototype is constructed. Experimental results verify the effectiveness of the proposed converter.

  19. Modelling of Switched Mode Fly-back Supply for Engineering Education

    TRIP, N. D.


    Full Text Available This paper presents a modelling method useful in the education process for the study of DC-DC power conversion principles using pulse width modulation converters. In this paper, the proposed modelling method is applied to a switched mode Fly-back supply. The model of the supply circuit includes the main parasitic elements of its component parts. To analyze the operation mode of the switched mode Fly-back supply its model is implemented with the help of MATLAB programming environment. The implementation of the model is used to simulate the behaviour of the Fly-back supply for both continuous conduction and discontinuous conduction modes, in transient and steady state conditions. The model and its implementation offer to the users an easier way to understand and analyze the operation principle of the switched mode power supplies. Moreover, the authors developed a graphic user interface dedicated to this study. The paper includes simulation and experimental results that validate the model of the supply.

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

    Do, Hyun-Lark


    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.

  1. Optimum Design of LLC Resonant Converter using Inductance Ratio (Lm/Lr)

    Palle, Kowstubha; Krishnaveni, K.; Ramesh Reddy, Kolli


    The main benefits of LLC resonant dc/dc converter over conventional series and parallel resonant converters are its light load regulation, less circulating currents, larger bandwidth for zero voltage switching, and less tuning of switching frequency for controlled output. An unique analytical tool, called fundamental harmonic approximation with peak gain adjustment is used for designing the converter. In this paper, an optimum design of the converter is proposed by considering three different design criterions with different values of inductance ratio (Lm/Lr) to achieve good efficiency at high input voltage. The optimum design includes the analysis in operating range, switching frequency range, primary side losses of a switch and stability. The analysis is carried out with simulation using the software tools like MATLAB and PSIM. The performance of the optimized design is demonstrated for a design specification of 12 V, 5 A output operating with an input voltage range of 300-400 V using FSFR 2100 IC of Texas instruments.

  2. High power factor, fixed frequency, three-phase AC/CC converter which uses a single power processing stage; Conversor CA/CC, trifasico, com alto fator de potencia, frequencia fixa, empregando um unico estagio de processamento de potencia

    Davila, Jose Gregorio Contreras


    This paper introduces a new switching mode power supply with the following properties: zero-voltage switching, pulse-width modulation at constant frequency, three-phase input with power factor and low input current distortion, using a simple power stage. The converter is designed in a manner that the input current harmonic content is reduced naturally. Circuit-operation, theoretical analysis, simulation, design procedure and example are presented. A laboratory prototype rated at 3 kW and operating at 100 Khz, has been fabricated and tested successfully. (author) 15 refs., 75 figs.

  3. Soft Switched Synchronous Rectifier with Phase-Shifted Full Bridge Converter and Its Small-Signal Analysis


    By using the output inductors and body capacitances without adding any component compared with hard switching synchronous rectifier,the topology of a soft switched synchronous rectifier with phase-shifted full bridge zero voltage switching DC/DC converter is proposed. The converter efficiency is maximized due to soft switching of the full bridge MOSFETs and the synchronous MOSFETs, and also the low conduction loss of synchronous MOSFET. The operation principles of the circuit are analyzed in detail and the small-signal model is derived, also the converter dynamic characteristics are analyzed. Frequency responses of transfer functions under different values of transformer primary leakage inductance are discussed. The experimental results were obtained from a 400 V input and 100 A/12 V output DC/DC converter operating at 100 kHz. The results show that the converter efficiency is 2% higher in rated power than traditional diode rectifier.

  4. Improved power converter for pulsed operation of DBD

    Schwarz-Kiene, Peter; Heering, Wolfgang


    In this paper an electronic ballast for pulsed operation of dielectric barrier discharges (DBD) is presented. The converter is designed as a transformer coupled square wave power source optimized for capacitive loads like DBD. The special features are the bipolar trapezoid waveform with variable slew rate (dU/dt), duty cycle, frequency and amplitude of the output voltage, which is balanced to ground. The power stage is designed in zero voltage switching technology. The ballast is primarily designed to investigate the discharge characteristics of DBD in dependence on the waveform parameters. A simple electrical DBD model is presented, which allows to predict the external DBD voltage and the discharge power in dependence of slew rate and duty cycle. The paper is closed with some experimental results of pulse XeCl*-excimer lamps.

  5. Soft-switching Grid-connected PV Inverter With Interleaved Flyback Topology%软开关交错反激光伏并网逆变器

    古俊银; 吴红飞; 陈国呈; 邢岩


    A soft-switching grid-connected PV inverter topology with its soft-switching algorithm was proposed. Leak inductance energy is recovered and the drain-source voltage of the main switch is clamped with the help of the leak inductance energy recovery circuit to improve the conversion efficiency and eliminate the switch-off voltage spike of the main switch. A DSP-based resonant soft-switching algorithm with variable switching frequency was proposed to achieve zero voltage switching (ZVS) turning-on of the main switch and improve the electromagnetic interference (EMI) performance of the inverter. The interleaved flyback topology reduces the volume of the transformer and filtering inductor, and improves the power density of the inverter. In-depth analysis was given on the inverter principles and the principle and criteria of variable resonant soft-switching algorithm. Finally, experimental results were given.%提出一种应用于单个光伏组件的软开关交错反激并网逆变器拓扑及其软开关控制策略。针对反激变压器漏感问题,提出漏感能量吸收回馈电路,实现了漏感能量吸收再利用,并实现了开关管漏源电压的钳位,提高了变换效率同时降低了开关管关断电压尖峰;提出基于数字处理器的反激变换器变开关频率谐振软开关控制策略,实现了开关管的零电压开通,同时改善了逆变器的电磁兼容特性;提出的交错并联反激逆变器有助于减小变压器和滤波器的体积,提高功率密度。详细分析变换器的工作原理,分析变开关频率谐振软开关控制方式的原理和实现条件,最后进行实验验证。

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

    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.

  7. A Novel Soft-Switching Synchronous Buck Converter for Portable Applications

    Anup Kumar Panda


    Full Text Available This paper proposes a zero-voltage-transition (ZVT pulse-width-modulated (PWM synchronous buck converter, which is designed to operate at low voltage and high efficiency typically required for portable systems. A new passive auxiliary circuit that allows the main switch to operate with zero-voltage switching has been incorporated in the conventional PWM synchronous buck converter. The operation principles and a detailed steady-state analysis of the ZVT-PWM synchronous converter implemented with the auxiliary circuit are presented. Besides, the main switch and all of the semiconductor devices operate under soft-switching conditions. Thus, the auxiliary circuit provides a larger overall efficiency. The feasibility of the auxiliary circuit is confirmed by simulation and experimental results.

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

    Button, Robert; Redilla, Jack; Ayyanar, Raja


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

  9. A ZVS PWM control strategy with balanced capacitor current for half-bridge three-level DC/DC converter

    Liu, Dong; Deng, Fujin; Chen, Zhe


    The capacitor current would be imbalanced under the conventional control strategy in the half-bridge three-level (HBTL) DC/DC converter due to the effect of the output inductance of the power supply and the input line inductance, which would affect the converter's reliability. This paper proposes...... a pulse-wide modulation (PWM) strategy composed of two operation modes for the HBTL DC/DC converter, which can realize the zero-voltage switching (ZVS) for the efficiency improvement. In addition, a capacitor current balancing control is proposed by alternating the two operation modes of the proposed ZVS...... PWM strategy, which can eliminate the current imbalance among the two input capacitors. Therefore, the proposed control strategy can improve the converter's performance and reliability in: 1) reducing the switching losses and noises of the power switches; 2) balancing the thermal stresses...

  10. Integrated power electronic converters and digital control

    Emadi, Ali; Nie, Zhong


    Non-isolated DC-DC ConvertersBuck ConverterBoost ConverterBuck-Boost ConverterIsolated DC-DC ConvertersFlyback ConverterForward ConverterPush-Pull ConverterFull-Bridge ConverterHalf-Bridge ConverterPower Factor CorrectionConcept of PFCGeneral Classification of PFC CircuitsHigh Switching Frequency Topologies for PFCApplication of PFC in Advanced Motor DrivesIntegrated Switched-Mode Power ConvertersSwitched-Mode Power SuppliesThe Concept of Integrated ConverterDefinition of Integrated Switched-Mode Power Supplies (ISMPS)Boost-Type Integrated TopologiesGeneral Structure of Boost-Type Integrated T

  11. A Dual-Bridge LLC Resonant Converter with Fixed-Frequency PWM Control for Wide Input Applications

    Xiaofeng, Sun; Li, Xiaohua; Shen, Yanfeng;


    . Compared with the traditional pulse frequency modulation (PFM) controlled HB/FB LLC resonant converter, the voltage gain range is independent of the quality factor and the magnetizing inductor has little influence on the voltage gain, which can simplify the parameter selection process and benefit...... the design of magnetic components as well. Over the full load range, zero voltage switching (ZVS) and zero current switching (ZCS) can be achieved for primary switches and secondary rectifier diodes, respectively. Detailed analysis on the modulation schedule and operating principle of the proposed converter......This paper proposes a dual-bridge (DB) LLC resonant converter for wide input applications. The topology is an integration of a half-bridge (HB) LLC circuit and a full-bridge (FB) LLC circuit. The fixed-frequency PWM control is employed and a range of twice the minimum input voltage can be covered...

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

    Nittala S K Sastry


    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.

  13. High Current, Low Voltage Power Converter [20kA, 6V] LHC Converter Prototype

    Jørgensen, H E; Dupaquier, A; Fernqvist, G


    The superconducting LHC accelerator requires high currents (~12.5kA) and relatively low voltages (~10 V) for its magnets. The need to install the power converters underground is the driving force for reduced volume and high efficiency. Moreover, the LHC machine will require a very high level of performance from the power converters, particularly in terms of DC stability, dynamic response and also in matters of EMC. To meet these requirements soft-switching techniques will be used. This paper describes the development of a [20kA,6V] power converter intended as a stable high-current source for D CCT calibration and an evaluation prototype for the future LHC converters. The converter is made with a modular concept with five current sources [4kA,6V] in parallel. The 4kA sources are built as plu g-in modules: a diode rectifier on the AC mains with a damped L-C passive filter, a Zero Voltage Switching inverter working at 20 kHz and an output stage (high frequency transformers, Schottky rectifi ers and output filter...

  14. Common-Mode EMI Reduction in Switching Flyback Power Supply by Implementing Cancellation Method of Heat-Sink Capacitor

    Mohammad Rouholah Yazdani


    Full Text Available Electromagnetic compatibility in switching power converters which are noise sources themselves, has a special importance. Electromagnetic interference (EMI in the form of conducted or radiated reaches to sensitive sections and interferes with their operation. On the other, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC standards causes another forces to reduce noise in switching converters. Major part of noise is due to the common-mode (CM current passes through parasitic elements to the circuit ground (Earth. One of the important parasitic elements from the CM noise viewpoint is the switch heat-sink capacitor (common-mode capacitor. In this paper, a cancellation method of the heat-sink capacitor via a passive circuit is proposed in a 50W isolated flyback converter and is also modeled in OrCAD software. Also, experimental measurement results of the CM electromagnetic interference in regular and proposed flyback converter prototypes are presented to examine the modeling accuracy. Based on the experimental results, significant reduction of CM-EMI is verified after applying the cancellation method of the heat-sink capacitor.

  15. Analysis of series resonant converter with series-parallel connection

    Lin, Bor-Ren; Huang, Chien-Lan


    In this study, a parallel inductor-inductor-capacitor (LLC) resonant converter series-connected on the primary side and parallel-connected on the secondary side is presented for server power supply systems. Based on series resonant behaviour, the power metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors are turned on at zero voltage switching and the rectifier diodes are turned off at zero current switching. Thus, the switching losses on the power semiconductors are reduced. In the proposed converter, the primary windings of the two LLC converters are connected in series. Thus, the two converters have the same primary currents to ensure that they can supply the balance load current. On the output side, two LLC converters are connected in parallel to share the load current and to reduce the current stress on the secondary windings and the rectifier diodes. In this article, the principle of operation, steady-state analysis and design considerations of the proposed converter are provided and discussed. Experiments with a laboratory prototype with a 24 V/21 A output for server power supply were performed to verify the effectiveness of the proposed converter.

  16. Simplified loss analysis and comparison of full-bridge, full-range-ZVS DC-DC converters

    Shubhendu Bhardwaj; Mangesh Borage; Sunil Tiwari


    The loss of zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) of active switches has been a serious limitation of full-bridge (FBZVS) converters. Many techniques have been proposed in the past to extend the range of ZVS operation over the wider and also the full range of operation. However, in these techniques ZVS is achieved at the expense of additional conduction loss in active switches and losses in the auxiliary components. In this paper, the analysis for the additional losses in various full-range FBZVS DC–DC converters and their comparative evaluation is reported. Closed form expressions are derived for average value of device currents and losses. The loss curves for various topologies are plotted and compared. The analytical results are found to be consistent with the experimental efficiency tests performed on 500 W, 100 kHz prototype. It is concluded that a recently proposed new topology has the least penalty of additional losses.

  17. GaN-based High Efficiency Bidirectional DC-DC Converter with 10 MHz Switching Frequency

    Kruse, Kristian; Zhang, Zhe; Elbo, Mads


    -isolated bidirectional DC-DC converter equipped with Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductor transistors is presented. The converter’s operation principles, zero-voltage switching (ZVS) constraints and dead-time effects are studied. Moreover, the optimization and tradeoffs on the adopted high-frequency inductor...... are investigated. Based on the theoretical analysis and calculation, a laboratory prototype with a switching frequency up to 10 MHz and the maximum output power of 100 W is constructed and tested. Switching at 10 MHz, a power density of approximately 6.25W/cm3 and an efficiency of 94.4% in the Buck mode...... is still very challenging due to complex ZVS control, lacks of feasible magnetic materials, and limited thermal dissipation area....

  18. Radiation effects on DC-DC Converters

    Zhang, Dexin; Attia, John O.; Kankam, Mark D. (Technical Monitor)


    DC-DC switching converters are circuits that can be used to convert a DC voltage of one value to another by switching action. They are increasing being used in space systems. Most of the popular DC-DC switching converters utilize power MOSFETs. However power MOSFETs, when subjected to radiation, are susceptible to degradation of device characteristics or catastrophic failure. This work focuses on the effects of total ionizing dose on converter performance. Four fundamental switching converters (buck converter, buck-boost converter, cuk converter, and flyback converter) were built using Harris IRF250 power MOSFETs. These converters were designed for converting an input of 60 volts to an output of about 12 volts with a switching frequency of 100 kHz. The four converters were irradiated with a Co-60 gamma source at dose rate of 217 rad/min. The performances of the four converters were examined during the exposure to the radiation. The experimental results show that the output voltage of the converters increases as total dose increases. However, the increases of the output voltage were different for the four different converters, with the buck converter and cuk converter the highest and the flyback converter the lowest. We observed significant increases in output voltage for cuk converter at a total dose of 24 krad (si).

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

    N. Devarajan


    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.

  20. Advanced DC-DC converter for power conditioning in hydrogen fuel cell systems

    Kovacevic, G.; Tenconi, A.; Bojoi, R. [Department of Electrical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino (Italy)


    The fuel cell (FC) generators can produce electric energy directly from hydrogen and oxygen. The DC voltage generated by FC is generally low amplitude and it is not constant, depending on the operating conditions. Furthermore, FC systems have dynamic response that is slower than the transient responses typically requested by the load. For this reason, in many applications the FC generators must be interfaced with other energy/power sources by means of an electronic power converter. An advanced full-bridge (FB) DC-DC converter, which effectively achieves zero-voltage switching and zero-current switching (ZVS-ZCS), is proposed for power-conditioning (PC) in hydrogen FC applications. The operation and features of the converter are analyzed and verified by simulations results. The ZVS-ZCS operation is obtained by means of a simple auxiliary circuit. Introduction of the soft-switching operation in PC unit brings improvements not only from the converter efficiency point of view, but also in terms of increased converter power density. Quantitative analysis of hard and soft-switching operating of the proposed converter is also made, bringing in evidence the benefits of soft-switching operation mode. The proposed converter can be a suitable solution for PC in hydrogen FC systems, especially for the medium to high-power applications. (author)

  1. Buck Converter with Soft-Switching Cells for PV Panel Applications

    Cheng-Tao Tsai


    Full Text Available In power conversion of photovoltaic (PV energy, a hard-switching buck converter always generates some disadvantages. For example, serious electromagnetic interference (EMI, high switching losses, and stresses on an active switch (metal-oxide-semiconductor-field-effect-transistor, MOSFET, and high reverse-recovery losses of a freewheeling diode result in low conversion efficiency. To release these disadvantages, a buck converter with soft-switching cells for PV panel applications is proposed. To create zero-voltage-switching (ZVS features of the active switches, a simple active soft-switching cell with an inductor, a capacitor, and a MOSFET is incorporated into the proposed buck converter. Therefore, the switching losses and stresses of the active switches and EMI can be reduced significantly. To reduce reverse-recovery losses of a freewheeling diode, a simple passive soft-switching cell with a capacitor and two diodes is implemented. To verify the performance and the feasibility of the proposed buck converter with soft-switching cells for PV panel applications, a prototype soft-switching buck converter is built and implemented by using a maximum-power-point-tracking (MPPT method. Simulated and experimental results are presented from a 100 W soft-switching buck converter for PV panel applications.

  2. Modularized multilevel and z-source power converter as renewable energy interface for vehicle and grid-connected applications

    Cao, Dong

    Due the energy crisis and increased oil price, renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic panel, wind turbine, or thermoelectric generation module, are used more and more widely for vehicle and grid-connected applications. However, the output of these renewable energy sources varies according to different solar radiation, wind speed, or temperature difference, a power converter interface is required for the vehicle or grid-connected applications. Thermoelectric generation (TEG) module as a renewable energy source for automotive industry is becoming very popular recently. Because of the inherent characteristics of TEG modules, a low input voltage, high input current and high voltage gain dc-dc converters are needed for the automotive load. Traditional high voltage gain dc-dc converters are not suitable for automotive application in terms of size and high temperature operation. Switched-capacitor dc-dc converters have to be used for this application. However, high voltage spike and EMI problems exist in traditional switched-capacitor dc-dc converters. Huge capacitor banks have to be utilized to reduce the voltage ripple and achieve high efficiency. A series of zero current switching (ZCS) or zero voltage switching switched-capacitor dc-dc converters have been proposed to overcome the aforementioned problems of the traditional switched-capacitor dc-dc converters. By using the proposed soft-switching strategy, high voltage spike is reduced, high EMI noise is restricted, and the huge capacitor bank is eliminated. High efficiency, high power density and high temperature switched-capacitor dc-dc converters could be made for the TEG interface in vehicle applications. Several prototypes have been made to validate the proposed circuit and confirm the circuit operation. In order to apply PV panel for grid-connected application, a low cost dc-ac inverter interface is required. From the use of transformer and safety concern, two different solutions can be implemented, non

  3. New series half-bridge converters with the balance input split capacitor voltages

    Lin, Bor-Ren; Chiang, Huann-Keng; Wang, Shang-Lun


    This article presents a new dc/dc converter to perform the main functions of zero voltage switching (ZWS), low converter size, high switching frequency and low-voltage stress. Metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) with high switching frequency are used to reduce the converter size and increase circuit efficiency. To overcome low-voltage stress and high turn-on resistance of MOSFETs, the series half-bridge topology is adopted in the proposed converter. Hence, the low-voltage stress MOSFETs can be used for medium-input voltage applications. The asymmetric pulse-width modulation is used to generate the gating signals and achieve the ZWS. On the secondary side, the parallel connection of two diode rectifiers is adopted to reduce the current rating of passive components. On the primary side, the series connection of two transformers is used to balance two output inductor currents. Two flying capacitors are used to automatically balance the input split capacitor voltages. Finally, experiments with 1000 W rated power are performed to verify the theoretical analysis and the effectiveness of proposed converter.

  4. A High-Efficiency, Low-Cost Solution for On-Board Power Converters

    V. Boscaino


    Full Text Available Wide-input, low-voltage, and high-current applications are addressed. A single-ended isolated topology which improves the power efficiency, reduces both switching and conduction losses, and heavily lowers the system cost is presented. During each switching cycle, the transformer core reset is provided. The traditional tradeoff between the maximum allowable duty-cycle and the reset voltage is avoided and the off-voltage of active switches is clamped to the input voltage. Therefore, the system cost is heavily reduced and the converter is well suited for wide-input applications. Zero-voltage switching is achieved for active switches, and the power efficiency is greatly improved. In the output mesh, an inductor is included making the converter suitable for high-current, low-voltage applications. Since the active clamp forward converter is the closest competitor of the proposed converter, a comparison is provided as well. In this paper, the steady-state and small-signal analysis of the proposed converter is presented. Design examples are provided for further applications. Simulation and experimental results are shown to validate the great advantages brought by the proposed topology.

  5. Protection and regulation on direct-direct chopping converters

    Barnaba, Alphonse


    The mathematical modeling of current protection and voltage regulation systems with different types of switching cells such as buck, boost, flyback, forward and current fed DC/DC converters is presented. Two original current sensors are also studied: they are used in the regulation and the protection of current loops. Their implementation and the associated test results are shown.

  6. Reusable, flyback liquid rocket booster for the Space Shuttle

    Benton, Mark G.


    This paper outlines a preliminary design for an unmanned, reusable, flyback liquid rocket booster (LRB) as an evolutionary follow-on to the Shuttle solid rocket booster (SRB). Previous Shuttle liquid-propellant booster concepts are reviewed in order to gain insight into these designs. The operating costs, environmental impacts, and abort options of the SRB are discussed. The LRB flight profile and advantages of LRB use are discussed. The preliminary design for the LRB is outlined in detail using calculations and drawings. This design maximizes the use of existing hardware and proven technology to minimize cost and development time. The LRB design is presented as a more capable, more environmentally acceptable, and safer Shuttle booster.

  7. A New Hard Switching Bidirectional Converter With High Power Density

    Bahador Fani


    Full Text Available In this paper, a new isolated dc-dc bidirectional converter is proposed. This converter consists of two transformers (flyback and forward and only one switch in primary side and one switch in secondary side of transformers. In this converter energy transfers to the output in both on and off switch states so power density of this converter is high This converter controlled by PWM signal. Also this converter operates over a wide input voltage range. Theoretical analysis is presented and computer simulation and experimental results verify the converter analysis.

  8. Analysis and Controller Design of a Universal Bidirectional DC-DC Converter

    Kou-Bin Liu


    Full Text Available In this paper, first the operating principles of a non-isolated universal bidirectional DC-DC converter are studied and analyzed. The presented power converter is capable of operating in all power transferring directions in buck/boost modes. Zero voltage switching can be achieved for all the power switches through proper modulation strategy design, therefore, the presented converter can achieve high efficiency. To further improve the efficiency, the relationship between the phase-shift angle and the overall system efficiency is analyzed in detail, an adaptive phase-shift (APS control method which determines the phase-shift value between gating signals according to the load level is then proposed. As the modulation strategy is a software-based solution, there is no requirement for additional circuits, therefore, it can be implemented easily and instability and noise susceptibility problems can be reduced. To validate the correctness and the effectiveness of the proposed method, a 300 W prototyping circuit is implemented and tested. A low cost dsPIC33FJ16GS502 digital signal controller is adopted in this paper to realize the power flow control, DC-bus voltage regulation and APS control. According to the experimental results, a 12.2% efficiency improvement at light load and 4.0% efficiency improvement at half load can be achieved.

  9. High power operation of the polyphase resonant converter modulator system for the spallation neutron source linear accelerator

    Reass, W A; Baca, D M; Doss, J D; Gonzáles, J M; Gribble, R F; Trujillo, P G


    The spallation neutron source (SNS) is a new 1.4 MW average power beam, 1 GeV accelerator being built at Oak Ridge national laboratory. The accelerator requires 15 "long-pulse" converter-modulator stations each providing a maximum of 11 MW pulses with a 1.1 MW average power. Two variants of the converter-modulator are utilized, an 80 kV and a 140 kV design, the voltage dependant on the type of klystron load. The converter-modulator can be described as a resonant zero-voltage- switching polyphase boost inverter. As noted in Figure 1, each converter modulator derives its buss voltage from a standard 13.8 kV to 2100 Y (1.5 MVA) substation cast-core transformer. The substation also contains harmonic traps and filters to accommodate IEEE 519 and 141 regulations. Each substation is followed by an SCR preregulator to accommodate system voltage changes from no load to full load, in addition to providing a soft-start function. Energy storage and filtering is provided by special low inductance self-clearing metallized ...

  10. Analysis of Photovoltaic Fed Partially Isolated Three-Port Full Bridge Converter with the Centralised Controller

    Venmathi M


    Full Text Available In this paper analysis of an efficient topology of the three-port full bridge dc-dc converter is presented. This topology is promising with the view points of centralised control, compact design as it is capable of interfacing many numbers of ports with less number of switches, low cost, simple and fast power flow management with reduced conversion process. In a stand-alone system this topology is used to interface renewable energy sources and the load along with the energy storage device. Thus the proposed topology interfaces three ports: as one source port, one bidirectional storage port and an isolated output port. The key feature of this converter is that it performs buck-boost operation on the input port side to obtain power balance in the system with the centralised controller. The centralised controller was implemented by using proportional Integral (PI controller. Such that it is used to track maximum power from the Photovoltaic (PV system and to regulate output voltage by controlling the charging and the discharging characteristics of the battery. Zero voltage switching (ZVS is also achieved in all the switches by using the energy stored in the leakage inductance of the transformer, output filter inductance and capacitance.

  11. A three-phase current-fed dc/dc converter with a three-leg high frequency transformer for fuel cells

    Cha, Hanju [Department of Electrical Engineering, Chungnam National University, 220 Gung-dong Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea); Choi, Jungwan [National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea); Enjeti, Prasad [Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843-3128 (United States)


    In this paper, a three-phase current-fed dc/dc converter with an active clamp is introduced, and a new three-phase three-leg high frequency transformer is proposed for the converter. The three-phase dc/dc converter transfers power through transformer leakage inductances in the discontinuous current mode; a single common active clamp branch is employed for zero-voltage switching (ZVS) in all active switches. Further, the converter's three-phase power configuration increases power transfer, and it reduces the rms current per phase, thus reduces conduction losses. Moreover, a delta-delta connection on the three-phase transformer provides parallel current paths and reduces conduction losses in the transformer windings. A three-phase transformer can be constructed by connecting three discrete single-phase transformers, but this process results in a higher volume and higher material costs. Therefore, a new three-phase three-leg high frequency transformer is designed with three discrete cores integrated into a single transformer core. The proposed transformer is analyzed according to the several operating modes of the converter, and its design rules are determined. Experimental results are obtained on a 500-W prototype unit; the design is fully verified and analyzed. (author)

  12. A 99%-efficiency GaN converter for 6.78 MHz magnetic resonant wireless power transfer system

    Yoshiyuki Akuzawa


    Full Text Available The authors developed a high-efficiency gallium-nitride (GaN Class-E converter for a 6.78 MHz magnetic resonant wireless power transfer system. A negative-bias gate driver circuit made it possible to use a depletion mode GaN high-electron-mobility transistor (HEMT, and simplified the converter circuit. As the depletion mode GaN HEMT with very small gate–source capacitance provided almost ideal zero-voltage switching, the authors attained a drain efficiency of 98.8% and a total efficiency of 97.7%, including power consumption of a gate driver circuit, at a power output of 33 W. In addition, the authors demonstrated a 6.78 MHz magnetic resonant wireless power transfer system that consisted of the GaN Class-E converter, a pair of magnetic resonant coils 150 mm in diameter with an air-gap distance of 40 mm, and a full-bridge rectifier using Si Schottky barrier diodes. The system achieved a dc–dc efficiency of 82.8% at a power output of 25 W. The efficiencies of coil coupling and the rectifier were estimated to be ∼ 94 and 90%, respectively.

  13. New generation polyphase resonant converter-modulators for the Korean atomic energy research institute

    Reass, William A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Baca, David M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gribble, Robert F [Los Alamos National Laboratory


    This paper will present operational data and performance parameters of the newest generation polyphase resonant high voltage converter modulator (HVCM) as developed and delivered to the KAERI 100 MeV ''PEFP'' accelerator [1]. The KAERI design realizes improvements from the SNS and SLAC designs [2]. To improve the IGBT switching performance at 20 kHz for the KAERI system, the HVCM utilizes the typical zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) at turn on and as well as artificial zero-current-switching (ZCS) at turn-off. The new technique of artificial ZCS technique should result in a 6 fold reduction of IGBT switching losses (3). This improves the HCVM conversion efficiency to better than 95% at full average power, which is 500 kW for the KAERI two klystron 105 kV, 50 A application. The artificial ZCS is accomplished by placing a resonant RLC circuit across the input busswork to the resonant boost transformer. This secondary resonant circuit provides a damped ''kick-back'' to assist in IGBT commutation. As the transformer input busswork is extremely low inductance (< 10 nH), the single RLC network acts like it is across each of the four IGBT collector-emitter terminals of the H-bridge switching network. We will review these topological improvements and the overall system as delivered to the KAERI accelerator and provide details of the operational results.

  14. Optimization of Bi-Directional Flyback Converter for a High Voltage Capacitor Charging Application

    Thummala, Prasanth; Schneider, Henrik; Zhang, Zhe


    a 24 V battery. The proposed optimization routine sweeps through a database of low voltage switching devices, and transformer core types and sizes. For each core, important winding parameters such as, the vertical winding space allocation for primary and secondary windings, and the spacing between...

  15. Interleaved soft-switched active-clamped L-L type current-fed half-bridge DC-DC converter for fuel cell applications

    Rathore, Akshay K. [Electrical Machines and Drives Research Lab, University of Wuppertal, Rainer Gruenter Str. 21, University Campus Freudenberg, 42119 Wuppertal, NRW (Germany)


    In this paper, an interleaved soft-switched active-clamped L-L type current-fed half-bridge isolated dc-dc converter has been proposed. The L-L type active-clamped current-fed converter is able to maintain zero-voltage switching (ZVS) of all switches for the complete operating range of wide fuel cell stack voltage variation at full load down to light load conditions. Active-clamped circuit absorbs the turn-off voltage spike across the switches. Half-bridge topology maintains higher efficiency due to lower conduction losses. Soft-switching permits higher switching frequency operation, reducing the size, weight and cost of the magnetic components. Interleaving of the two isolated converters is done using parallel input series output approach and phase-shifted modulation is adopted. It reduces the input current ripple at the fuel cell input, which is required in a fuel cell system and also reduces the output voltage ripples. In addition, the size of the magnetic/passive components, current rating of the switches and voltage ratings of the rectifier diodes are reduced. (author)

  16. A Novel Choice Procedure of Magnetic Component Values for Phase Shifted Full Bridge Converters with a Variable Dead-Time Control Method

    Lei Zhao


    Full Text Available Magnetic components are important parts of the phase shifted full bridge (PSFB converter. During the dead-time of switches located in the same leg, the converter can achieve zero-voltage-switching (ZVS by using the energies stored in magnetic components to discharge or charge the output capacitances of switches. Dead-time is usually calculated under a given set of pre-defined load condition which results in that the available energies are insufficient and ZVS capability is lost at light loads. In this paper, the PSFB converter is controlled by variable dead-time method and thus full advantage can be taken of the energies stored in magnetic components. Considering that dead-time has a great effect on ZVS, the relationship between available energies and magnetic component values is formulated by analyzing the equivalent circuits during dead-time intervals. Magnetic component values are chosen based on such relationship. The proposed choice procedure can make the available energies greater than the required energies for ZVS operation over a wide range of load conditions. Moreover, the burst mode control is adopted in order to reduce the standby power loss. Experimental results coincide with the theoretical analysis. The proposed method is a simple and practical solution to extend the ZVS range.


    丰瀚麟; 肖华锋; 谢少军


    The calculation method of flyback-type current source inverter for grid-connected PV systems was studied. The formula for losses calculating was derived. It shows the losses of flyback-type inverter has the close relationship with transformer turns-ratio. Different turns ratio impacts the choice of switch devices, design of transformer, and the converter efficiency ultimately. Based on the analysis of losses model, an optimal design of a 160W grid-connected PV module was achieved. The experiment results validate that the method can provide an effective design method for flyback-type current source inverter, and optimize the system parameters.%研究了反激型电流源光伏并网逆变器损耗的计算方法,推导出用于损耗分析计算的公式.分析表明:反激型电流源并网逆变器的损耗与其变压器匝比关系密切,匝比直接影响开关器件的选择与变压器的设计,最终影响变换器效率.在对其损耗分析模型进行验证的基础上,应用该模型进行了一个160W光伏并网逆变模块的优化设计,实验证明该方法能够为反激型并网逆变器的设计提供一套有效的设计方法,达到优化系统参数的目的.

  18. High Step-Up 3-Phase Rectifier with Fly-Back Cells and Switched Capacitors for Small-Scaled Wind Generation Systems

    Yi-Feng Wang


    Full Text Available This paper proposes and discusses a novel AC/DC converter suitable for small-scaled wind power generation system applications. By introducing flyback cells into the three-phase single-switch Boost circuit, the proposed converter is designed as single-stage and has both rectification and high step-up power conversion functions. It is able to obtain high voltage gain at low input voltage level, and high efficiency, low total harmonic distortion (THD at rated power. The inherent power factor correction (PFC is also determined, and can reach 0.99. Besides, since no electrolytic capacitor is employed and high voltage gain is achieved, the converter can also collect weak power at low input voltage in combination with energy storage devices, and contribute to a better low-wind-speed/low-power performance. Finally, a 400 W prototype is built to verify the theoretical analysis, and its efficiency is 87.6%, while THD is 7.4% at rated power.

  19. Simulation of ZVS Converter and Analysis of Its Switching Loss Based on PSPICE

    Wang Xiaoyuan


    Full Text Available The working principle of Zero Voltage Switch (ZVS inverter is presented in this paper. Simulations of the model are carried out with PSPICE. The loss of the inverter is analyzed with taking the actual situation into consideration. It is worthiness to practical engineering application.

  20. Progress on the 140 KV, 10 Megawatt Peak, 1 Megawatt Average Polyphase Quasi-Resonant Bridge, Boost Converter/Modulator for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) Klystron Power System

    Reass, W A; Gribble, R F; Lynch, M T; Tallerico, P J; Reass, William A.; Doss, James D.; Gribble, Robert F.; Lynch, Michael T.; Tallerico, Paul J.


    This paper describes electrical design and operational characteristics of a zero-voltage-switching 20 kHz polyphase bridge, boost converter/modulator for klystron pulse application. The DC-DC converter derives the buss voltages from a standard 13.8 kV to 2300 Y substation cast-core transformer. Energy storage and filtering is provided by self-clearing metallized hazy polypropylene traction capacitors. Three "H-Bridge" IGBT switching networks are used to generate the polyphase 20 kHz transformers primary drive waveforms. The 20 kHz drive waveforms are chirped the appropriate duration to generate the desired klystron pulse width. PWM (pulse width modulation) of the individual 20 kHz pulses is utilized to provide regulated output waveforms with adaptive feedforward and feedback techniques. The boost transformer design utilizes amorphous nanocrystalline material that provides the required low core loss at design flux levels and switching frequencies. Resonant shunt peaking is used on the transformer secondary to ...


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    Full Text Available Saat ini, penyimpanan energi berbasis baterai memiliki peranan penting di berbagai sistem kelistrikan,  mulai dari perangkat elektronik sampai dengan sistem berskala besar, termasuk mobil listrik. Baterai Lithium Ion saat ini menjadi paling unggul diantara teknologi baterai yang lain karena kepadatan energinya yang besar. Pada umumnya, sel tegangan dihubungkan seri dalam bentuk string untuk mencapai tegangan sistem yang dibutuhkan. Sel Lithium Ion yang terhubung seri memberikan masalah teknis berupa ketidakseimbangan tegangan yang ada diantara sel yang terjadi karena performa setiap sel yang unik. Hal tersebut akan mengurangi kapasitas yang tersedia pada baterai sehingga  lama waktu operasi akan berkurang dan mengakibatkan percepatan degradasi sel karena overcharge atau overdishcharge. Equalizer tegangan sel menggunakan flyback konverter menggunakan arsitektur cell-to-string, dimana  energi pada sel yang memiliki tegangan lebih tinggi akan ditransfer ke string untuk menyeimbangkan tegangan sel.

  2. Two Quadrant DC/DC ZVS Quasi-Resonant Lou-Converter%一种两象限零电压开关准谐振DC-DC转换器设计

    吴建忠; 张创; 刘迎迎


      传统的DC-DC转换器由电感、电容构成,通常电感和电容的面积很大,而且在开关导通和关断时的损耗严重。开关电感的两象限DC-DC转换器同时具有高功率密度和高转换效率,但是其开关导通和关断时的功率损耗仍然很严重。软开关技术可以实现开关导通和关断时的零功率损耗,从而大大减小了转换器的功率损耗。文章设计了一种新型的两象限零电压开关DC-DC转换器(ZVS-QRC),有效减小了功率损耗,并提高了功率密度和转换效率。%The classical DC/DC converters consist of inductors and capacitors, they usually are large and their power losses are high during switching-on and switching-off. A switched inductor DC/DC converter with two-quadrant operation can have characteristics of high power density and transfer efficiency. However, its power losses are still high during switching-on and switching-off. Soft switching technique implements the zero-power-consumption operation during switching-on and switching-off. Therefore, it largely reduces the power losses of the converter. This topic is a novel approach to investigate a two-quadrant DC/DC Zero-Voltage-Switching quasi-resonant converter (ZVS-QRC), which effectively reduces the power losses, and largely increases the power density and power transfer efficiency.

  3. 一种新型软开关 BUCK变换器%A NoveI Soft-switching BUCK Converter

    刘吉星; 沈锦飞


    磁耦合谐振式无线电能传输采用直流斩波调压控制传输功率,传统的直流斩波电路开关损耗大,因此提出了一种新型的软开关BUCK变换器的改进电路,在电路中添加耦合电感、辅助电感和二极管,可以实现零电流开通和零电压关断。变换器结构简单,便于控制。介绍了电路工作原理和过程,设计了电路参数,进行了仿真和实验研究,最后给出了仿真和实验波形。%The magnetically coupled resonant wireless power transmission adopts DC chopper control over transmission power,while traditional DC chopper circuit switching has a high loss.This paper presents an improved circuit for a novel soft-switching BUCK DC-DC converter,where a coupled inductor,auxiliary inductor and diode are added to realize zero current switching-on and zero voltage switching-off.The converter has a simple structure and is easy to control.Furthermore,the paper describes the working principle and process of the circuit,designs circuit parameters,completes simulation and experimental research,and finally gives simulation and test waveforms.

  4. A highly efficient PV system using a series connection of DC-DC converter output with a photovoltaic panel

    Kim, Ho-sung [Department of Electrical Engineering, Pusan National University, Jangjeon-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan 609-735 (Korea); New and Renewable Energy System Research Center, Korea Electro-technology Research Institute, 28-1, Sungju-dong Changwon-si, Kyungsannam-do, 641-120 (Korea); Kim, Jong-Hyun; Min, Byung-Duk; Yoo, Dong-Wook [New and Renewable Energy System Research Center, Korea Electro-technology Research Institute, 28-1, Sungju-dong Changwon-si, Kyungsannam-do, 641-120 (Korea); Kim, Hee-Je [Department of Electrical Engineering, Pusan National University, Jangjeon-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan 609-735 (Korea)


    A photovoltaic (PV) power conditioning system (PCS) must have high conversion efficiency and low cost. Generally, a PV PCS uses either a single string converter or a multilevel module integrated converter (MIC). Each of these approaches has both advantages and disadvantages. For a high conversion efficiency and low cost PV module, a series connection of a module integrated DC-DC converter output with a photovoltaic panel was proposed. The output voltage of the PV panel is connected to the output capacitor of the fly-back converter. Thus, the converter output voltage is added to the output voltage of the PV panel. The isolated DC-DC converter generates only the difference voltage between the PV panel voltage and the required total output voltage. This method reduces the power level of the DC-DC converter and enhances energy conversion efficiency compared with a conventional DC-DC converter. (author)

  5. Novel Frequency Swapping Technique for Conducted Electromagnetic Interference Suppression in Power Converter Applications

    Ming-Tse Kuo


    Full Text Available Quasi-resonant flyback (QRF converters have been widely applied as the main circuit topology in power converters because of their low cost and high efficiency. Conventional QRF converters tend to generate higher average conducted electromagnetic interference (EMI in the low-frequency domain due to the switching noise generated by power switches, resulting in the fact they can exceed the EMI standards of the European Standard 55022 Class-B emission requirements. The presented paper develops a novel frequency swapping control method that spreads spectral energy to reduce the amplitude of sub-harmonics, thereby lowering average conducted EMI in the low-frequency domain. The proposed method is implemented in a control chip, which requires no extra circuit components and adds zero cost. The proposed control method is verified using a 24 W QRF converter. Experimental results reveals that conducted EMI has been reduced by approximately 13.24 dBμV at 498 kHz compared with a control method without the novel frequency swapping technique. Thus, the proposed method can effectively improve the flyback system to easily meet the CISPR 22/EN55022 standards.

  6. A New Method for Start-up of Isolated Boost Converters Using Magnetic- and Winding-Integration

    Lindberg-Poulsen, Kristian; Ouyang, Ziwei; Sen, Gökhan


    is extended to other isolated boost family topologies. The principle of operation is demonstrated with a 800W isolated boost prototype, and a 1600W primary parallel series secondary isolated boost converter. Efficiency measurements of both prototypes are presented, including measurements during both start....... The traditional added flyback winding coupled to the boost inductor is thus eliminated from the circuit, bringing substantial cost savings, increased efficiency and simplified design. Each subinterval of the converter operation is described through electrical and magnetic circuit diagrams, and the concept...

  7. A Dual-interleaved ZVS Boost Converter for Electric Vehicles%一种适用于电动汽车的双交错式ZVS升压变换器

    胡晓清; 尚修香; 张磊


    A dual-interleaved Boost converter is presented with zero-voltage switching (ZVS) for applications in electric vehicle power trains. The topology has an input inducttor and an interphase transformer(IPT).A high flux core can be used for the inductor whilst a ferrite material with low core losses and distributed gap can be used for the IPT to minimise the AC copper losses. By using an appropriate differential inductance value for the IPT,the converter achieves transitions with ZVS in the devices. The ZVS operation is achieved over a large range of duty-ratios and load conditions,and the switching frequency is constant. Furthermore the circuit inherently offers the possibility of bi-direc-tional power flow.The theory is validated by a 40 kW topology.%提出一种应用于电动汽车动力的采用零电压开关(ZVS)技术的双交错式升压变换器.该拓扑采用一个输入电感和一个相间变压器(IPT),电感采用高磁密铁心,IPT采用一种带分布式气隙的铁氧体磁芯,可最大限度地减少交流铜耗.为IPT选择适当的电感值,变换器可实现ZVS转换.该变换器可以工作在大范围变化的占空比和负载条件下,并保持开关频率恒定,而且该电路可实现功率的双向流动.最后通过一台40 kw的样机对理论分析进行验证.

  8. 并串联交错式三端口半桥变换器%Parallel/Series-interleaved Three-port Half-bridge Converters

    吴红飞; 胡文斐; 邢岩


    A parallel/series-interleaved three-port half- bridge converter is proposed. This converter is composed of two half-bridge converters. The primary circuits of the two half-bridge converters are paralleled, and the secondary windings of the transformer are in series and share a common rectifier/filter circuit. The parasitized Buck/Boost converter in the primary side of the half-bridge converter is utilized to interface a primary source and a battery. The duty cycles of the switches are used to balance the voltage/power of the primary source and the battery. Load side control and zero-voltage- switching of the switches are achieved by introducing phase-shift control between the two switching-bridges on the primary side. The operation principles are analyzed in detail with voltage relations and design considerations given and verified with experimental results.%利用半桥变换器原边电路寄生的双向 Buck/Boost 电路,将两路半桥变换器原边并联、变压器副边绕组串联并共用输出整流滤波支路,提出一种新型并串联交错式三端口半桥变换器拓扑。通过调节变换器原边桥臂开关管的占空比,实现原边输入源和蓄电池电压/功率的调节;通过原边两桥臂的移相控制,实现副边负载侧功率控制,并使得所有开关管都具备软开关的能力。详细分析变换器的工作原理,给出设计要点。通过实验验证所提出拓扑和理论分析的正确性。

  9. Modular DC-DC converter system for energy harvesting with EAPs

    Eitzen, L.; Graf, C.; Maas, J.


    Energy harvesting with EAPs requires an energy-efficient power electronics providing a bidirectional energy transfer and operating voltages of up to several kilovolts. A possibility to achieve a high energy-efficiency for high voltage conversion is the use of a modular converter system consisting of several bidirectional converter modules, which are connected in series on the converter output side and in parallel at the input side. Since each converter stage provides only a part of the overall converter output voltage, the converter module output voltages can effectively be reduced by choosing the number of cascaded converter modules appropriately. This allows the use of standard semiconductor switches with superior electrical characteristics compared to high voltage semiconductors, enabling a high energy-efficiency and smaller passive components. Since EAP devices exhibit a mainly capacitive behavior and a limitation of the operating current is required for electrode protection, the utilized converter structure/topology has to be operated as a controllable current source on the lowest control level, which is achieved by operating the converter modules of the modular converter system with a subordinate closed-looped current control scheme. In order to avoid voltage unbalances among the single converter modules, a method for voltage balancing is presented. For validation, experimental results of a realized bidirectional flyback converter prototype are presented and discussed.

  10. New DC/DC High Step Up Isolated Converter with ZVS

    Ehsan Movahedi


    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.

  11. 一种基于FAN6754A的PWM反激式开关电源的设计%Design of PWM Flyback Power Supply by Using FAN6754A

    陈建萍; 张文; 钟晨东; 魏仲华


    The working characteristics and principles of a novel peak current-mode PWM IC FAN6754A are described. The analysis is put forward of design principles in operating process of flyback switching power supplies. A novel flyback switching power supply is provided to meet the needs of the secondary circuit, with emphasis on its transformer design including inductance current, transformer type, windings and gap length etc. The voltage control and stable output are realized by using three-terminal voltage regulator TL431, input/output isolation and feedback with opti-coupler. Its design principle, module functions and working process are analyzed. And in the circuit there exists thermistors, over-voltage, and over-current protection etc. Experimental results show that the designed converter has the characteristics of efficiency of near 89%, steady, low voltage ripples, high load regulation rate and voltage adjustment rate etc.%介绍了新款峰值电流型PWM控制芯片FAN6754A的工作特性和原理,分析了反激式开关电源的设计原理以及工作过程.针对次级电路结构,设计了一种新型反激式开关稳压电源.着重介绍了反激式开关电源的变压器设计过程,包括电感值的计算、磁芯的选择、绕组匝数的确定以及气隙等.利用三端稳压器TL431配合FAN6754A实现了对电源电压的控制和稳压输出,采用光耦器件实现了输入/输出的隔离和反馈.并在电源电路中加入了热敏电阻以及过压、过流保护等保护措施.实验测试结果表明:所设计的电源效率接近89%、稳压性能优良、纹波小、电压调整率、负载调整率高等优点.

  12. Fuzzy Controlled Parallel AC-DC Converter for PFC

    M Subba Rao


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

  13. Efficient Design in a DC to DC Converter Unit

    Bruemmer, Joel E.; Williams, Fitch R.; Schmitz, Gregory V.


    Space Flight hardware requires high power conversion efficiencies due to limited power availability and weight penalties of cooling systems. The International Space Station (ISS) Electric Power System (EPS) DC-DC Converter Unit (DDCU) power converter is no exception. This paper explores the design methods and tradeoffs that were utilized to accomplish high efficiency in the DDCU. An isolating DC to DC converter was selected for the ISS power system because of requirements for separate primary and secondary grounds and for a well-regulated secondary output voltage derived from a widely varying input voltage. A flyback-current-fed push-pull topology or improved Weinberg circuit was chosen for this converter because of its potential for high efficiency and reliability. To enhance efficiency, a non-dissipative snubber circuit for the very-low-Rds-on Field Effect Transistors (FETs) was utilized, redistributing the energy that could be wasted during the switching cycle of the power FETs. A unique, low-impedance connection system was utilized to improve contact resistance over a bolted connection. For improved consistency in performance and to lower internal wiring inductance and losses a planar bus system is employed. All of these choices contributed to the design of a 6.25 KW regulated dc to dc converter that is 95 percent efficient. The methodology used in the design of this DC to DC Converter Unit may be directly applicable to other systems that require a conservative approach to efficient power conversion and distribution.

  14. 基于反激拓扑的高效率太阳能微型单级并网逆变器%High efficiency solar energy single-stage grid-connected micro-inverter based on flyback topology

    潘铭航; 苏秀蓉; 王正仕


    针对使用中央逆变器及组串式逆变器的光伏发电系统中整体太阳能转换效率不高的缺点,提出了将单个太阳能电池板连接一个小功率的逆变器以组成光伏系统,该系统能够使每个太阳能电池板都工作于最大功率点,针对该系统设计了基于反激拓扑的高效率单级并网逆变器,通过电流峰值控制,将太阳能电池板发出的直流电变换成与电网电压幅值匹配的正弦馒头波,再通过工作于工频状态下的晶闸管桥臂换相成正弦交流电,并人电网,锁相采用过零点检测法,最大功率点跟踪(MPPT)算法采用扰动法,给出了控制框图,并搭建了100 W的实验样机.研究结果表明,基于反激拓扑的单级并网逆变器与单个太阳能电池板组成的光伏系统可以有效地提高整个光伏发电系统的太阳能转换效率.%Aiming at raising the efficiency of the whole photovoltaic (PV) generating system, a low-power inverter was introduced to individually mount on each photovoltaic module to form a system. In this system, each PV module can work at the maximum power point. A micro-inverter based on flyback topology using single-stage grid-connected method was proposed for this system. The flyback was controlled to convert the direct current produced by the PV panel into a rectified sine wave through the peak current control,and then a SCR bridge was used to unfold the rectified sine wave to an alternative one. The zero detecting method was used to do the phase lock logic,the perturbation method was used to do the maximum power point tracking(MPPT)of the PV panel and the control block was given. At last,a 100 W prototype was presented. The experiment results show that the flyback based single-staged grid-connected system raises the efficiency of the whole PV generating system.

  15. An Integrated Multilevel Converter with Sigma Delta Control for LED Lighting

    Gerber, Daniel L.

    High brightness LEDs have become a mainstream lighting technology due to their efficiency, life span, and environmental benefits. As such, the lighting industry values LED drivers with low cost, small form factor, and long life span. Additional specifications that define a high quality LED driver are high efficiency, high power factor, wide-range dimming, minimal flicker, and a galvanically isolated output. The flyback LED driver is a popular topology that satisfies all these specifications, but it requires a bulky and costly flyback transformer. In addition, its passive methods for cancelling AC power ripple require electrolytic capacitors, which have been known to have life span issues. This dissertation details the design, construction, and verification of a novel LED driver that satisfies all the specifications. In addition, it does not require a flyback transformer or electrolytic capacitors, thus marking an improvement over the flyback driver on size, cost, and life span. This dissertation presents an integrated circuit (IC) LED driver, which features a pair of generalized multilevel converters that are controlled via sigma-delta modulation. The first is a multilevel rectifier responsible for power factor correction (PFC) and dimming. The PFC rectifier employs a second order sigma-delta loop to precisely control the input current harmonics and amplitude. The second is a bidirectional multilevel inverter used to cancel AC power ripple from the DC bus. This ripple-cancellation module transfers energy to and from a storage capacitor. It uses a first order sigma-delta loop with a preprogrammed waveform to swing the storage capacitor voltage. The system also contains an output stage that powers the LEDs with DC and provides for galvanic isolation. The output stage consists of an H-bridge stack that connects to the output through a small toroid transformer. The IC LED driver was simulated and prototyped on an ABCD silicon test chip. Testing and verification


    马运东; 阮新波; 严仰光


    The application areas of conventional push-pull converters are limited because of high voltage stress of switches (twice of input voltage). This paper presents a novel zero-voltage and zero-current-switching (ZCS) PWM push-pull three-level converter in which the voltage stress of switches is input voltage. With phase-shifted modulation strategy, the leading switches can only realize zero-voltage-switching (ZVS), and the lagging switches can realize ZCS when block capacitor and block diodes are added. Using the strategy, the converter overcomes the drawbacks presented by the conventional push-pull converter, such as magnetic aberration, large switch loss, and voltage spike on switches, so it can get higher efficiency, and a wider application area. The operating principle of the new converter is analyzed and verified on a 600 W, 50 kHz experimental prototype. Several zero-voltage and zero-current-switching PWM push-pull three-level converters are proposed.%由于传统推挽直流变换器中开关管的电压应力高(输入电压的两倍),故该变换器的应用范围受到限制.本文提出了一种新型的零电压零电流开关PWM推挽三电平直流变换器,其中开关管的电压应力为输入电压.对该变换器采用移相控制,可以发现超前管只能实现零电压开关;加入阻断电容和阻断二极管可以使滞后管实现零电流开关.在这种控制方式下该变换器克服了传统推挽变换器存在的偏磁现象、开关损耗大、开关管有电压尖峰等缺点,使得其变换效率更高,有更广的应用范围.该变换器的工作原理在一个600 W,50 kHz的实验样机上得以分析和验证.最后,本文还提出了另外几种零电压零电流开关PWM推挽三电平直流变换器.

  17. Parallel input parallel output high voltage bi-directional converters for driving dielectric electro active polymer actuators

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


    is to design and implement driving circuits for the DEAP actuators for their use in various applications. This paper presents implementation of parallel input, parallel output, high voltage (~2.5 kV) bi-directional DC-DC converters for driving the DEAP actuators. The topology is a bidirectional flyback DC......-DC converter incorporating commercially available high voltage MOSFETs (4 kV) and high voltage diodes (5 kV). Although the average current of the aforementioned devices is limited to 300 mA and 150 mA, respectively, connecting the outputs of multiple converters in parallel can provide a scalable design....... This enables operating the DEAP actuators in various static and dynamic applications e.g. positioning, vibration generation or damping, and pumps. The proposed idea is experimentally verified by connecting three high voltage converters in parallel to operate a single DEAP actuator. The experimental results...

  18. A High-Gain Three-Port Power Converter with Fuel Cell, Battery Sources and Stacked Output for Hybrid Electric Vehicles and DC-Microgrids

    Ching-Ming Lai


    Full Text Available This paper proposes a novel high-gain three-port power converter with fuel cell (FC, battery sources and stacked output for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV connected to a dc-microgrid. In the proposed power converter, the load power can be flexibly distributed between the input sources. Moreover, the charging or discharging of the battery storage device can be controlled effectively using the FC source. The proposed converter has several outputs in series to achieve a high-voltage output, which makes it suitable for interfacing with the HEV and dc-microgrid. On the basis of the charging and discharging states of the battery storage device, two power operation modes are defined. The proposed power converter comprises only one boost inductor integrated with a flyback transformer; the boost and flyback circuit output terminals are stacked to increase the output voltage gain and reduce the voltage stress on the power devices. This paper presents the circuit configuration, operating principle, and steady-state analysis of the proposed converter, and experiments conducted on a laboratory prototype are presented to verify its effectiveness.

  19. 采用耦合电感的Buck/Boost集成型三端口直流变换器%A Buck/Boost Integrated Three-port DC-DC Converter with Coupled Inductors

    蒋丹; 刘福鑫; 毛韵雨; 阮新波


    In the hybrid renewable power system,a multi-port DC-DC converter can be introduced instead of the numerous individual DC-DC converters,leading to a simpler configuration and a lower cost.In high current applications,a Buck/Boost integrated three-port DC-DC converter with coupled inductors is proposed.Two interleaved inductors are introduced to obtain a symmetrical structure and achieve an inherent current sharing.For further optimization of the converter,two inductors can be coupled in an inverse manner.The converter topology is described,along with its control strategy and operating principle.The influence on the current ripples of the coupled inductors is discussed.The effective values of the current of switches and the zero voltage switching range with variable coupling coefficients are analyzed under ideal conditions.Finally,the theoretical analysis is validated by experimental results from a 1 kW prototype.%新能源联合供电系统中,多端口直流变换器可代替原有多个分立变换器,以简化系统结构、降低成本。针对大电流应用场合,提出一种采用耦合电感的 Buck/Boost 集成型三端口直流变换器,通过电感交错并联使桥臂结构一致,同时实现电流扩容与纹波抑制,将两电感反向耦合,进一步改善变换器性能。文中给出其拓扑结构与控制策略,讨论其工作原理,重点分析了电感电流脉动、开关管软开关实现范围及开关管电流有效值与耦合系数的关系,并通过一台1 kW的原理样机进行了实验验证。

  20. 一种采用新型无源辅助网络的ZVS全桥变换器%A Novel ZVS Full-Bridge ZVS Converter with Auxiliary Network

    陈仲; 陈淼; 季锋; 史良辰


    提出了一种新颖的采用辅助网络的零电压开关(zvs)全桥变换器,它是在传统全桥拓扑上加入了由感性元件和电容组成的无源辅助网络,从而可以在宽输入电压和整个负载范围内实现原边开关管的ZVS。与传统ZVS技术相比,存储在辅助网络中的能量在满载时达到最小,并随着负载电流的减小而自适应的增加,从而减小了重载时的导通损耗。本文详细分析了该变换器的工作原理及其特性,并对电路关键参数进行了设计。在此基础上,设计完成了一台1kW(54V、20A),开关频率为100kHz的原理样机,实验结果验证了该种拓扑的优点。%An improved full-bridge (FB) pulse-width-modulated (PWM) converter is proposed featuring zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) of all primary switches in the entire line and load range. Compared to the conventional techniques, the stored energy in the auxiliary network progressively increases as the load current decreases. The operation principle of the circuit is described and design considerations of the converter are discussed. Finally, the operation and performance of the proposed converter is verified on a lkW (54V/20A) experimental FB PWM ZVS converter prototype operating at 100 kHz from a 300-400V DC input.

  1. The study of energy mo del and multi-p erio d of discrete phase shift control technique for full-bridge DC-DC converter%离散移相控制全桥DC-DC变换器的能量迭代建模及多周期态研究∗

    沙金; 许建平; 陈一鸣


    Phase-shift full-bridge (PSFB) DC-DC converter benefits from high efficiency by zero-voltage switching turn-on of all switches without any additional auxiliary circuit, and PSFB DC-DC converter has been widely used in high power applications. In this paper, the operating mode of PSFB DC-DC converter is studied, and the energy iteration model of PSFB DC-DC converter is established. The discrete phase shift (DPS) control technique for PSFB DC-DC converter is proposed and discussed. Unlike the conventional PWM PSFB control technique, the DPS control technique uses two preset phase shift times tpsH and tpsL as control variables where 0 < tpsH < tpsL 6 Tw with Tw being the switching period. When output voltage is lower than the reference voltage, phase shift time tpsH is selected, and a large duty cycle DH is obtained on the secondary side, which makes output voltage increase. Similarly, when output voltage is higher than the reference voltage, phase shift time tpsL is selected, and a small duty cycle DL is obtained on the secondary side, which makes output voltage decrease. With the energy iteration model, the energy iteration process is clearly revealed, steady-state and transient performances are studied. From the analysis results it can be known that the DPS controlled PSFB DC-DC converter always operates in a multi-periodic state. The simulation reasults show that the proposed control technique has an advantage over the conventional PWM PSFB control technique in simple design, great robust and excellent transient performance.%针对移相全桥DC-DC变换器,提出一种离散移相控制方法。通过建立移相全桥DC-DC变换器输出滤波电容能量模型,分析了离散移相控制全桥DC-DC变换器的能量迭代过程和控制原理。通过对离散移相控制全桥DC-DC变换器能量迭代过程的研究,揭示了其多周期态工作特性。与传统PWM移相全桥DC-DC变换器的仿真对比分析结果表明,离散移相控制全桥DC

  2. 一种带耦合电感的有源钳位高增益Boost变换器%An Active-clamp High Step-up Boost Converter With Coupled-inductor

    罗全明; 张阳; 闫欢; 周雒维


    This paper proposed an active-clamp high step-up boost converter with coupled-inductor. The voltage gain of the boost converter was improved by introducing a coupled inductor. The active clamp circuit was employed to recycle the leakage energy, suppress the switch turn-off voltage spikes, and implement zero-voltage-switching turn-on operation. The reverse-recovery problem of the diodes was solved by the reasonable design of the leakage inductance. The main limitation of the proposed converter is the high peak voltage of the diode due to the resonance between the leakage inductor and parasitic capacitor of it, and a resistor-capacitor-diode (RCD) snubber circuit should be included. A 250 W prototype with 48 V-input and 380 V-output was built and the experimental results verify the correction of the theoretical analysis, the highest measured efficiency is about 94.5%.%该文提出一种带耦合电感的有源钳位高增益 Boost变换器。通过引入耦合电感提高电压增益;采用有源钳位电路实现漏感能量的回收、抑制开关管关断电压尖峰,并为开关管实现零电压开通创造条件;通过合理设计漏感大小,有效解决二极管的反向恢复问题。该文所提变换器的主要不足是二极管的寄生电容和漏感会发生谐振,需要采用电阻电容二极管(resistor-capacitor-diode,RCD)吸收电路来抑制电压峰值。该文在分析变换器工作原理的基础上,对其性能进行了详细分析,最后搭建了一台48 V输入、380 V输出、额定功率为250 W的试验样机,实测最高效率为94.5%,实验结果验证了理论分析的正确性。

  3. 不对称半桥变换器直流偏磁抑制与软开关实现%Suppression of DC bias of magnetizing current and realization of ZVS in asymmetric half bridge converter

    赵清林; 吕健


    The asymmetrical half bridge (AHB) converter has a zero voltage switching (ZVS) capability. This type of converter takes advantage of resonance oscillation between the leakage inductance which is attached to transformer and parasitic capacitance inside the power mosfets. This characteristic reduces loss during the switching process, and improves the efficiency of the converter. But, there are asymmetrical voltage waveforms in the primary side of the transformer for the asymmetrical control method. Hence, the current of primary winding contains DC off-set. Magnetic saturation can be solved by cut-off air gap on the ferrite core which is caused by DC magnetic flux accumulation of inductor's current, but it will increase power loss of transformer. So, theoretical analysis about the occurrence of dc bias of magnetizing current and process of ZVS specifically for AHB convenor with current double rectifier was made in this paper. According to the theory analysis, an experimental prototype was designed and built. Finally, the analysis was verified by experimental results.%不对称半桥变换器(AHB)利用变压器自身的漏感和开关管的寄生电容串联谐振,实现了开关管的零电压开通(ZVS),从而降低了损耗,提高了效率.但是其不对称的控制方法使变压器原边电压正负波形不对称,原边电流含有直流成分,容易导致变压器铁心直流磁通累加而饱和.虽然铁芯加气隙后可防止饱和,但又会增加变压器损耗.针对倍流整流式不对称半桥变换器直流偏磁的产生原因及实现软开关的开关工作过程做了理论分析,在此基础上,设计并制作了实验样机.通过对实验结果的分析,验证了倍流整流式不对称半桥变换器采用副边串联隔直电容的方法可以有效抑制变压器直流偏磁,并且实现了软开关.

  4. Wavelength Converters

    Kloch, Allan; Hansen, Peter Bukhave; Wolfson, David;


    at 2.5 Gbit/s, the regeneration causes a reduction of the required input power to an in-line EDFA of ~6 dB for a power penalty of 1 dB at a bit error rate of 10-9. If two converters are concatenated the power requirement is reduced ~8 dB. Obviously, the power reduction allows for longer spans between....... It is predicted that jitter accumulation can be minimised by using a 9-10 dB ratio between the signal and CW power also assuring a high extinction ratio. Using this guideline simulations show that 20 cross-gain modulation converters can be cascaded at 10 Gbit/s with only ~20 ps of accumulated jitter...... and an extinction ratio of ~10 dB.The regenerative capabilities of the cross-phase converters are described and verified experimentally at 20 Gbit/s, where the noise redistribution and improvement of the signal-to-noise ratio clearly is demonstrated by controlling the input power to an EDFA. In a similar experiment...

  5. 基于AP8203的反激式开关电源设计%One Flyback Switching Power Design Based AP8203

    吴大中; 陈峰


    With the switching power supply's application domain continue to expand, switching power supply has been gradually changing to small and efficient way. AP8203-hased flyback switching power supply, has a light weight, low power consumption, high efficiency, voltage range wide and so on. In the hardware circuit design's foundation, introduced the low power instead stirs up-like switching power supply 's working principle, the working pattern, the design feature and the test situation. Flyback switching power supply, compared with the other frequency, not only reduced the cost, but also enhanced the reliability.%随着开关电源的应用领域不断扩大,开关电源已逐渐向小型高效方式转变.基于AP8203的反激式开关电源,具有重量轻、功耗低、效率高、稳压范围宽等优点.在硬件电路设计的基础上,介绍了小功率反激式开关电源的工作原理、工作模式、设计特点及测试情况.与其它工频电源相比,降低了成本,提高了可靠性.

  6. High-frquency Switching Power Supply Converter Based on Quasi-resonance Soft-switch%基于准谐振型软开关的高频开关电源变换器



    The tradition high-frequency switching power supply transfer circuit uses the hard-switch technology, whose the circuit power consumption is great, the withstanding voltage and the current stress are high. In order to overcome the hard switch technology negative factors caused by the forced shutoff when electric current goes through the switching valve and the forced breakover when the switching valve has voltage, the quasi-resonance soft switch technology is adopted, namely zero current switch (ZCS) quasi-resonant converter and zero voltage switch (ZVS) quasi-resonance converter. The resonant loop is composed of the inductance and electric capacity. It allows the breakover when the switching valve is at zero voltage or the shutoff when the the switching valve is at zero current by the aid of the energy exchange between the inductance, electric capacity to achieve the reduction of switching power consumption and the electromagnetic interference. The soft switch technology is widely used in new switching power supply.%传统高频开关电源变换电路采用硬开关技术,电路功耗大,承受电压、电流应力高.为了克服硬开关技术中开关管在有电流通过的情况下被强制关断,有电压情况下被强制导通而带来的各种不利因素,采用准谐振型软开关技术,即零电流开关(ZCS)准谐振变换器、零电压开关(ZVS)准谐振变换器,由电感、电容组成谐振回路,利用电感、电容之间的能量交换,使主开关管在零电压下导通或零电流下截止,达到了减少开关损耗及电磁干扰的目的.软开关技术在新型开关电源中广泛采用.

  7. 用相移零电压开关设计的磁场电源%A Magnetic field Power Supply Designed with Phase-Shifting Zero Voltage Switching PWM

    李网生; 张之永; 徐功潜



  8. A Boost-integrated LLC Resonant Converter for Wide Input Voltage Range%一种Boost型宽电压范围输入LLC谐振变换器

    孙孝峰; 申彦峰; 朱云娥; 刘飞龙; 吴俊娟


    The conventional full/half-bridge LLC resonant converter is not suitable for wide input voltage range and its input current is discontinuous. Therefore, a novel Boost-integrated LLC resonant converter is proposed in this paper. Not only is the gain range extended, but also the input current ripple is significantly minimized by integrating two interleaved Boost inductors. Thus, the proposed converter is a good candidate for renewable energy generation systems, such as photovoltaic, fuel cell and so on. Instead of conventional pulse frequency modulation (PFM), the fixed frequency pulse width modulation (PWM) control is adopted, facilitating the optimization of magnetic components and filter circuits. Besides, it turns out that the magnetizing inductance and the Boost inductors have little impact on the gain characteristics of the proposed converter with PWM control, which is favorable for the design of resonant parameters. The operation principle is introduced and then the gain characteristics of the proposed converter are investigated in depth with time-domain analysis. Afterwards, the zero voltage switching (ZVS) conditions for all power switches are analyzed in detail. Finally, the feasibility of the proposed topology and the correctness of theoretical analysis are verified by experimental results of a prototype converter with 120~240V input and 24V/25A output.%传统的桥式LLC谐振变换器不适合宽电压范围输入,且其输入电流断续。为此提出了一种新型的 Boost 型 LLC谐振变换器。通过集成两个交错并联的Boost电感,不仅可以拓宽LLC变换器的增益范围,而且可以显著减小输入电流的纹波,因此该变换器适合用在光伏、燃料电池等可再生能源发电系统中。与传统的脉冲频率调制控制相比,该变换器采用定频脉冲宽度调制控制,励磁电感和Boost电感对变换器的增益特性影响很小,可以简化谐振参数的设计,同时定频控制也有利

  9. Conversor CA-CC Flyback trifÃsico para iluminaÃÃo pÃblica utilizando LEDS de potÃncia

    Marcel Ribeiro MendonÃa


    Este trabalho apresenta o desenvolvimento de um conversor CA-CC flyback trifÃsico, sem capacitor eletrolÃtico, com correÃÃo do fator de potÃncia, aplicado à iluminaÃÃo pÃblica utilizando LEDs de potÃncia. à realizada uma revisÃo sobre algumas das principais topologias presentes na literatura aplicadas em iluminaÃÃo com LEDs. TambÃm, à proposta a utilizaÃÃo de um conversor CA-CC com alimentaÃÃo trifÃsica, visando a retirada dos capacitores eletrolÃticos do conversor. A confiabilidade dos reato...

  10. 基于电流纹波率反激式变压器导通模式的分析%Analysis on Conduction Mode of Flyback Transformer Based on Current Ripple Ratio

    周有平; 陈国杰; 李斌


    提出了利用电流纹波率设计反激式变压器和判别其导通模式的方法,用该方法导出了反激式变压器从CCM进入DCM模式的数学式,用MATLAB计算并分析了输入电压、负载电流及反射电压对导通模式的影响。计算表明,最小电流纹波率或反射电压取值越大,反激变压器在输入电压增大或负载电流减小时越容易进入DCM模式。设计了一款24 V 1.5 A反激式开关稳压电源,测量了变压器的电流波形。实验表明,测量结果与推导的数学式相符,用电流纹波率设计反激式变压器比传统的波形系数更直观和便于测量。%A method to design a flyback transformer and distinguish its conduction modes is proposed based on the current ripple ratio. An equation for the flyback transformer going into the discontinuous conduction mode from the initial continuous conduction mode is derived by using this method. According to the equation,the calculation is performed by MATLAB,and the effects of the input voltage,load current or reflected secondary voltage on the con⁃duction mode of the flyback transformer are analyzed. The calculation indicates the greater the minimum current rip⁃ple ratio or reflection voltage is,the more easily the flyback transformer goes into the discontinuous conduction mode when the input voltage increases or load current decreases. Then,a 24 V 1.5 A flyback switching power sup⁃ply is designed,and the current waveforms of the flyback transformer are measured. The experiment shows that the measured results are agreement with the derived equation,and the current ripple ratio is more intuitive and easier to be measured than the current wave factor.

  11. ZVS Three-transistor Push-pull DC/DC Converters%ZVS三管推挽直流变换器

    袁义生; 伍群芳


    A three-transistor push-pull (TTPP) converter was proposed in this paper. An auxiliary transistor Q3 is inserted between the input power source and midpoint of two primary windings in a traditional push-pull converter. The driving signals ugsl and ugs2 of two main transistors are as inversely as that in traditional push-pull converter. Except for the dead time, the driving signal ugsi of the auxiliary transistor is equal to the inverse of ugsl &ugs2. By building the equivalent circuits and analytic equations, the operation theory and main switching waveforms of each operation modes were analyzed. Its main transistors can achieve ZVS under wide load range and turn off under half the current occurred in a traditional push-pull converter. The auxiliary transistor can realize ZVS under heavy load or with large leakage inductance. The rated voltage of the auxiliary transistor is half of that of the main transistors and is equal to Um. The soft-switching conditions were discussed. The PWM IC and driving circuit were presented. A 800W, 83.3kHz prototype was built. The experimental result verified the discussed theory correctly.%提出一种采用3个开关管的推挽式(three-transistors Push-Pull,TTPP)变换器,仅需要在传统推挽变换器的输入电源和变压器两个原边绕组中点间插入一个辅助开关管Q3.两个主管驱动信号μgs1和μgs2与传统推挽变换器中开关管的驱动信号相反;除去死区时间,辅管驱动信号μgs3是两个主管驱动信号μgs1和μgs2的与非关系.用等效电路的方法结合解析方程,分析电路各个工作模态的工作原理和主要开关波形.指出主管可在宽负载范围下实现零电压开通(zero voltage switching,zvS),且主管关断电流是传统推挽电路中的一半值.辅管在大负载或加大漏感情况下可以实现ZVS开通,辅管的额定电压是主管的一半,等于输入电压.讨论软开关的实现问题.提出控制芯片及其驱动电

  12. 多路输出反激式开关电源的设计%Design of multiple-output flyback switching mode power supply

    杜琰琪; 范鹏飞; 凌有铸


    设计了一种基于TOP246Y芯片的单端反激式多路输出开关电源,电源提供八路输出,为电机伺服系统中的功率板和控制板提供可靠的工作电压.实验表明,电源能够在输入电压波动较大的情况下提供稳定的直流输出,达到设计指标要求.%The paper designed a single-ended flyback multi-output switching mode power supply based on TOP246Y chip,which has eight outputs and provides a reliable voltage for the motor servo system in the power board and control board. This paper mainly introduced the high-frequency transformer and chip peripheral circuit design. According to the requirements of the design, the circuit diagram, the calculation step of main parameter of transformer as well as the main 5 V output t voltage waveform were presentecl. Experiments show that the power can provide a stable DC output to meet the design target requirements in the case of input voltage fluctuations.

  13. Design of 6 W isolated flyback AC/DC power supply%6W隔离反激式AC/DC电源设计

    冯欣宇; 黄阿娟


    介绍了基于UCC28910的5 V/1.2 A隔离反激式开关电源.电路结构简单,所需外部元件较少,有效减少了电路板占用面积.电源可实现AC 85~265 V宽电压输入,在无需光耦合器的情况下实现恒定电压与恒定电流输出.具有700 V高压启动和小于30 mW待机功耗的特点.采用DCM模式减少开关损耗,符合Energy StarEPS 2.0标准.%The design of 5 V/1.2 A isolated flyback switching power supply based on UCC28910 is introduced. Its circuit structure is simple and fewer external components are required,which reduces the area occupied by PCB effectively. The power supply can accepts a wide range voltage input of 85 VAC to 265 VAC. The constant voltage and current output was realized without any opto-coupler. This device has characteristics of 700 V high-voltage start and less than 30 mW standby power loss. DCM mode is used to reduce the switching loss,which is consistent with the standard of Energy Star EPS2.0.

  14. Wavelength converter technology

    Kloch, Allan; Hansen, Peter Bukhave; Poulsen, Henrik Nørskov;


    Wavelength conversion is important since it ensures full flexibility of the WDM network layer. Progress in optical wavelength converter technology is reviewed with emphasis on all-optical wavelength converter types based on semiconductor optical amplifiers....

  15. Wavelength converter technology

    Kloch, Allan; Hansen, Peter Bukhave; Poulsen, Henrik Nørskov;


    Wavelength conversion is important since it ensures full flexibility of the WDM network layer. Progress in optical wavelength converter technology is reviewed with emphasis on air-optical wavelength converter types based on semiconductor optical amplifiers....

  16. Technologies for converter topologies

    Zhou, Yan; Zhang, Haiyu


    In some embodiments of the disclosed inverter topologies, an inverter may include a full bridge LLC resonant converter, a first boost converter, and a second boost converter. In such embodiments, the first and second boost converters operate in an interleaved manner. In other disclosed embodiments, the inverter may include a half-bridge inverter circuit, a resonant circuit, a capacitor divider circuit, and a transformer.

  17. Power Converters for Accelerators

    Visintini, R


    Particle accelerators use a great variety of power converters for energizing their sub-systems; while the total number of power converters usually depends on the size of the accelerator or combination of accelerators (including the experimental setup), the characteristics of power converters depend on their loads and on the particle physics requirements: this paper aims to provide an overview of the magnet power converters in use in several facilities worldwide.

  18. Architectures and Control of Submodule Integrated DC-DC Converters for Photovoltaic Applications

    Olalla, C; Clement, D; Rodriguez, M; Maksimovic, D


    This paper describes photovoltaic (PV) module architectures with parallel-connected submodule-integrated dc-dc converters (subMICs) that improve efficiency of energy capture in the presence of partial shading or other mismatch conditions. The subMICs are bidirectional isolated dc-dc converters capable of injecting or subtracting currents to balance the module substring voltages. When no mismatches are present, the subMICs are simply shut down, resulting in zero insertion losses. It is shown that the objective of minimum subMIC power processing can be solved as a linear programming problem. A simple close-to-optimal distributed control approach is presented that allows autonomous subMIC control without the need for a central controller or any communication among the subMICs. Furthermore, the proposed control approach is well suited for an isolated-port architecture, which yields additional practical advantages including reduced subMIC power and voltage ratings. The architectures and the control approach are validated by simulations and experimental results using three bidirectional flyback subMICs attached to a standard 180-W, 72-cell PV module, yielding greater than 98% module-level power processing efficiency for a mismatch less than 25%.

  19. 双Buck/Boost集成双有源桥三端口DC-DC变换器%Dual Buck/Boost Integrated Dual Active Bridge Three-Port DC-DC Converter

    孙孝峰; 刘飞龙; 熊亮亮; 王宝诚


    In this paper, Dual Buck/Boost integrated dual active bridge (DAB) three-port DC-DC converter combines the conventional DAB and two bidirectional Buck/Boost circuits. Hence power switches are shared, and the power density is improved. The PV-battery hybrid power system is taken as an example to analyze the proposed converter topology. The phase shift plus PWM control is adopted here. The phase shift angle is used to control the power flow between the input port and the output port, while the duty cycle is employed to match the input voltages. Thus the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) can be achieved and the power flow between PV and battery can be balanced. The basic operation principles, steady state characteristics and zero voltage switching (ZVS) conditions are analyzed. The ZVS conditions for the conventional DAB operating in small phase shift angle can be greatly improved, and thus the converter can operate under ZVS in a wide operation range. A 300 W converter prototype is built to verify all considerations.%在传统的双有源桥变换器的基础上集成两个双向 Buck/Boost 电路,提出了一种双Buck/Boost 集成双有源桥三端口 DC-DC 变换器,该变换器实现了桥臂开关管的复用,提高了功率密度。以光伏-蓄电池混合发电系统为例对该变换器拓扑进行分析,采用移相+PWM进行控制,通过控制移相角实现输入与输出端口间功率传输,通过调节占空比来匹配输入端口电压等级,以实现光伏端口的最大功率点跟踪和平衡蓄电池端口的能量传递。分析了该变换器的工作原理、稳态与软开关特性,该变换器较大程度地改善了传统移相控制下 DAB 在移相角较小时的软开关条件,使得在宽工作范围内能够实现所有功率开关管的软开关。最后建立300W实验样机进行方案验证。

  20. The photoelectric displacement converter

    Dragoner, Valeriu V.


    In the article are examined questions of constructing photoelectric displacement converter satisfying demands that are stated above. Converter has channels of approximate and precise readings. The approximate reading may be accomplished either by the method of reading from a code mask or by the method of the consecutive calculation of optical scale gaps number. Phase interpolator of mouar strips" gaps is determined as a precise measuring. It is shown mathematical model of converter that allow evaluating errors and operating speed of conversion.

  1. High speed data converters

    Ali, Ahmed MA


    This book covers high speed data converters from the perspective of a leading high speed ADC designer and architect, with a strong emphasis on high speed Nyquist A/D converters. For our purposes, the term 'high speed' is defined as sampling rates that are greater than 10 MS/s.

  2. Electrical Power Converter

    Ferreira, J.A.


    Electrical power converter for converting electrical power of a power source connected or connectable at an input to electrical DC-power at an output, wherein between the input and the output a first circuit of submodules is provided, wherein said first circuit of submodules and the power source for

  3. Cascaded resonant bridge converters

    Stuart, Thomas A. (Inventor)


    A converter for converting a low voltage direct current power source to a higher voltage, high frequency alternating current output for use in an electrical system where it is desired to use low weight cables and other circuit elements. The converter has a first stage series resonant (Schwarz) converter which converts the direct current power source to an alternating current by means of switching elements that are operated by a variable frequency voltage regulator, a transformer to step up the voltage of the alternating current, and a rectifier bridge to convert the alternating current to a direct current first stage output. The converter further has a second stage series resonant (Schwarz) converter which is connected in series to the first stage converter to receive its direct current output and convert it to a second stage high frequency alternating current output by means of switching elements that are operated by a fixed frequency oscillator. The voltage of the second stage output is controlled at a relatively constant value by controlling the first stage output voltage, which is accomplished by controlling the frequency of the first stage variable frequency voltage controller in response to second stage voltage. Fault tolerance in the event of a load short circuit is provided by making the operation of the first stage variable frequency voltage controller responsive to first and second stage current limiting devices. The second stage output is connected to a rectifier bridge whose output is connected to the input of the second stage to provide good regulation of output voltage wave form at low system loads.

  4. Design of single-ended flyback transformer of LED switching power supply%单端反激式LED开关电源变压器的设计

    汪礼; 赵珂


    As the LED lighting is advancing into the general lighting, high-frequency transformer which is an important component of LED power supply, becomes LED's main performance index for its small volume, low power consumption ,low electromagnetic radiation and high working frequency. So this paper's studies are on the LED switching power supply of flyback transformers, considered the practical situation, uses the area product method to design a single-ended flybaek transformer of high frequency. Using transformers induetors current pattern to this work has greatly reduced the volume of the transformers,at the same time greatly reduced electromagnetic radiation.Test the design's validation by the experiment of the 3 W LED power, the results demonstrate the feasibility of the design, and can achieve the desired effect.%随着LED照明向普通照明领域进军,作为LED电源重要组成部分的高频电压器,体积小、功耗低、电磁辐射小、工作频率高,成为其主要的性能指标。针对此目的,对LED开关电源反激变压器的设计进行研究,结合实际采用面积乘积法设计一款单端反激式高频变压器,运用变压器电感电流断续的工作模式使得变压器的体积大大减小,同时在很大程度上也减小了变压器的电磁干扰辐射。通过3WLED电源的制作测试实验对设计方案进行验证,结果证明了设计方案的可行性。达到了预期的效果。

  5. Converting Nonclassicality into Entanglement

    Killoran, N.; Steinhoff, F. E. S.; Plenio, M. B.


    Quantum mechanics exhibits a wide range of nonclassical features, of which entanglement in multipartite systems takes a central place. In several specific settings, it is well known that nonclassicality (e.g., squeezing, spin squeezing, coherence) can be converted into entanglement. In this work, we present a general framework, based on superposition, for structurally connecting and converting nonclassicality to entanglement. In addition to capturing the previously known results, this framework also allows us to uncover new entanglement convertibility theorems in two broad scenarios, one which is discrete and one which is continuous. In the discrete setting, the classical states can be any finite linearly independent set. For the continuous setting, the pertinent classical states are "symmetric coherent states," connected with symmetric representations of the group S U (K ). These results generalize and link convertibility properties from the resource theory of coherence, spin coherent states, and optical coherent states, while also revealing important connections between local and nonlocal pictures of nonclassicality.

  6. Improving Power Converter Reliability

    Ghimire, Pramod; de Vega, Angel Ruiz; Beczkowski, Szymon


    The real-time junction temperature monitoring of a high-power insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) module is important to increase the overall reliability of power converters for industrial applications. This article proposes a new method to measure the on-state collector?emitter voltage...... of a high-power IGBT module during converter operation, which may play a vital role in improving the reliability of the power converters. The measured voltage is used to estimate the module average junction temperature of the high and low-voltage side of a half-bridge IGBT separately in every fundamental...... is measured in a wind power converter at a low fundamental frequency. To illustrate more, the test method as well as the performance of the measurement circuit are also presented. This measurement is also useful to indicate failure mechanisms such as bond wire lift-off and solder layer degradation...

  7. Converting Nonclassicality into Entanglement.

    Killoran, N; Steinhoff, F E S; Plenio, M B


    Quantum mechanics exhibits a wide range of nonclassical features, of which entanglement in multipartite systems takes a central place. In several specific settings, it is well known that nonclassicality (e.g., squeezing, spin squeezing, coherence) can be converted into entanglement. In this work, we present a general framework, based on superposition, for structurally connecting and converting nonclassicality to entanglement. In addition to capturing the previously known results, this framework also allows us to uncover new entanglement convertibility theorems in two broad scenarios, one which is discrete and one which is continuous. In the discrete setting, the classical states can be any finite linearly independent set. For the continuous setting, the pertinent classical states are "symmetric coherent states," connected with symmetric representations of the group SU(K). These results generalize and link convertibility properties from the resource theory of coherence, spin coherent states, and optical coherent states, while also revealing important connections between local and nonlocal pictures of nonclassicality.

  8. Thermionic photovoltaic energy converter

    Chubb, D. L. (Inventor)


    A thermionic photovoltaic energy conversion device comprises a thermionic diode mounted within a hollow tubular photovoltaic converter. The thermionic diode maintains a cesium discharge for producing excited atoms that emit line radiation in the wavelength region of 850 nm to 890 nm. The photovoltaic converter is a silicon or gallium arsenide photovoltaic cell having bandgap energies in this same wavelength region for optimum cell efficiency.

  9. Model and analysis on electromagnetic radiation of flyback power supply by FDTD simulation%反激式变换器电磁辐射的FDTD仿真与分析

    赵全斌; 付琦; 和军平


    Electromagnetic radiation emission from a switched mode power supply is easily exceeding EMC standard limits and this phenomenon is difficult to debug for many switched mode power supply designers. It is very necessa ry to study electromagnetic radiation mechanism, characteristics and prediction method for industrial community and academia. After analyzing and modeling of some active and reactive components, such as capacitor, transformer, diode, MOSFET, PCB traces, input/output cords, a FDTD model of a flyback SMPS is set up. The distribution pattern and magnitude characteristics of far-field electromagnetic radiation are simulated and analyzed based on X FDTD software. Using simulation tool, it is found that input and output cables have a significant influence on the far-field electromagnetic radiation distribution of the flyback power supply in 30MHz-300MHz. The capability of a common mode EMI choke to inhibit radiation is verified by using simulation. This paper is useful for SMPS engi neers to design and decrease far-field electromagnetic radiation.%开关电源电磁辐射发射容易超出EMC标准限值,有必要对其形成机理、特性和预测进行研究.本文在建立电容、变压器、PCB引线、半导体开关等元器件模型基础上,对Flyback开关电源进行了时域有限差分(FDTD)建模,仿真研究了其在开放空间中远场电磁辐射的分布和规律.仿真结果表明开关电源输入/输出电缆是电磁辐射的主要影响因素,并验证了共模电感对远场电磁辐射的抑制作用.

  10. Angiotensin-converting enzyme

    Sørensen, P G; Rømer, F K; Cortes, D


    In order to evaluate bleomycin-associated lung damage in humans, lung function parameters and serum levels of the endothelial-bound angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) were determined by serial measurements in 11 patients who were treated for testicular cancer. None developed clinical or radiolog......In order to evaluate bleomycin-associated lung damage in humans, lung function parameters and serum levels of the endothelial-bound angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) were determined by serial measurements in 11 patients who were treated for testicular cancer. None developed clinical...

  11. Isolated DC-DC Converter for Bidirectional Power Flow Controlling with Soft-Switching Feature and High Step-Up/Down Voltage Conversion

    Chih-Lung Shen


    Full Text Available In this paper, a novel isolated bidirectional DC-DC converter is proposed, which is able to accomplish high step-up/down voltage conversion. Therefore, it is suitable for hybrid electric vehicle, fuel cell vehicle, energy backup system, and grid-system applications. The proposed converter incorporates a coupled inductor to behave forward-and-flyback energy conversion for high voltage ratio and provide galvanic isolation. The energy stored in the leakage inductor of the coupled inductor can be recycled without the use of additional snubber mechanism or clamped circuit. No matter in step-up or step-down mode, all power switches can operate with soft switching. Moreover, there is a inherit feature that metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs with smaller on-state resistance can be adopted because of lower voltage endurance at primary side. Operation principle, voltage ratio derivation, and inductor design are thoroughly described in this paper. In addition, a 1-kW prototype is implemented to validate the feasibility and correctness of the converter. Experimental results indicate that the peak efficiencies in step-up and step-down modes can be up to 95.4% and 93.6%, respectively.

  12. Converting the reset

    Hoogland, J.K.; Neumann, C.D.D.; Bloch, D.


    We give a simple algorithm to incorporate the effects of resets in convertible bond prices, without having to add an extra factor to take into account the value of the reset. Furthermore we show that the effect of a notice period, and additional make-whole features, can be treated in a straightforwa

  13. An Electromagnetic Beam Converter


    The present invention relates to an electromagnetic beam converter and a method for conversion of an input beam of electromagnetic radiation having a bell shaped intensity profile a(x,y) into an output beam having a prescribed target intensity profile l(x',y') based on a further development...

  14. Definition of Power Converters

    Bordry, F


    The paper is intended to introduce power conversion principles and to define common terms in the domain. The concept s of sources and switches are defined and classified. From the basic laws of source interconnections, a generic method of power converter synthesis is presented. Some examples illustrate this systematic method. Finally, the commutation cell and soft commuta tion are introduced and discussedd.

  15. Convertible Proxy Signcryption Scheme

    李继国; 李建中; 曹珍富; 张亦辰


    In 1996, Mambo et al introduced the concept of proxy signature. However, proxy signature can only provide the delegated authenticity and cannot provide confidentiality. Recently, Gamage et al and Chan and Wei proposed different proxy signcryption schemes respectively, which extended the concept of proxy signature.However, only the specified receiver can decrypt and verify the validity of proxy signcryption in their schemes.To protect the receiver' s benefit in case of a later dispute, Wu and Hsu proposed a convertible authenticated encryption scheme, which carn enable the receiver to convert signature into an ordinary one that can be verified by anyone. Based on Wu and Hsu' s scheme and improved Kim' s scheme, we propose a convertible proxy signcryption scheme. The security of the proposed scheme is based on the intractability of reversing the one-way hash function and solving the discrete logarithm problem. The proposed scheme can satisfy all properties of strong proxy signature and withstand the public key substitution attack and does not use secure channel. In addition, the proposed scheme can be extended to convertible threshold proxy signcryption scheme.

  16. The Convertible Arbitrage Strategy Analyzed

    Loncarski, I.; Ter Horst, J.R.; Veld, C.H.


    This paper analyzes convertible bond arbitrage on the Canadian market for the period 1998 to 2004.Convertible bond arbitrage is the combination of a long position in convertible bonds and a short position in the underlying stocks. Convertible arbitrage has been one of the most successful strategies

  17. Advanced DC/DC converters

    Luo, Fang Lin


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

  18. Study of High Voltage Flyback Converter Using Series-connected MOSFET%MOSFET串联在高输入电压反激变流器中的研究

    王莉; 吴新科; 钱照明


    分析了一种利用两个金属氧化物半导体场效应晶体管(MOSFET)串联提高开关器件组整体耐压以满足高输入电压小功率DC/DC应用要求的电路.电路中主开关管由控制芯片直接驱动,次开关管由相应的辅助电路进行浮地驱动,辅助电路同时还能对串联开关管进行有效的分压.结合准谐振反激DC/DC变换器对开关器件及辅助电路的开通、关断机理进行了详细分析,并对开关管分压问题进行了重点讨论,提出降低开关管电压应力的方案.最后用一台350~800 V输入、75 W输出的样机验证了理论分析的正确性,也表明此电路具有可靠性好,成本低,适用的输入电压范围宽等优点.

  19. Maximum Power Point Tracker for Solar Cell Based on Flyback Converter%基于反激变换器的太阳能电池最大功率跟踪器

    韩璐; 王勤; 王兆坤



  20. Microprocessor controlled static converter

    Stefan Szabo


    Full Text Available This paper wants to demonstrate a way of implementing a microcontroller into an DC motor speed control loop. The static power converter is a fully controlled rectifier bridge, using standard SCR's. The bridge's control signals are supplied by the microcontroller and are phase-angle or burst types. The automation loop contains a software PI-style regulator. All the experimental results shows that this aproach is flexibile enough to be used on a large scale.

  1. DSP controlled power converter

    Chan, CH; Pong, MH


    A digital controller is designed and implemented by a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) to replace the Pulse Width Modulator (PWM) and error amplifier compensation network in a two wheeler forward converter. The DSP controller is designed in three approaches: a) Discretization of analog controller - the design is based on the transfer function of the error amplifier compensation network. b) Digital PID controller design - the design is based on the general form of the pulse transfer function of ...

  2. SSG Wave Energy Converter

    Margheritini, Lucia; Vicinanza, Diego; Frigaard, Peter


    head hydroturbines are converting the potential energy of the stored water into power. A key to success for the SSG will be the low cost of the structure and its robustness. The construction of the pilot plant is scheduled and this paper aims to describe the concept of the SSG wave energy converter...... and the studies behind the process that leads to its construction. The pilot plant is an on-shore full scale module in 3 levels with an expected power production of 320 MWh/y in the North Sea. Location, wave climate and laboratory tests results will be used here to describe the pilot plant and its characteristics.......The SSG (Sea Slot-cone Generator) is a wave energy converter of the overtopping type. The structure consists of a number of reservoirs one on the top of each others above the mean water level, in which the water of incoming waves is stored temporary. In each reservoir, expressively designed low...

  3. X-Y Converter Family

    Bhaskar, Mahajan Sagar; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; Wheeler, Patrick


    A New breed of a buck boost converter, named as the XY converter family is proposed in this article. In the XY family, 16 topologies are presented which are highly suitable for renewable energy applications which require a high ratio of DC-DC converter; such as a photovoltaic multilevel inverter...... system, high voltage automotive applications and industrial drives. Compared to the traditional boost converter and existing recent converters, the proposed XY converter family has the ability to provide a higher output voltage by using less number of power devices and reactive components. Other distinct...... features of the XY converter family are i) Single control switch ii) Provide negative output voltage iii) Non-isolated topologies iv) High conversion ratio without making the use of high duty cycle and v) modular structure. XY family is compared with the recent high step-up converters and the detailed...

  4. Resonant power converters

    Kazimierczuk, Marian K


    This book is devoted to resonant energy conversion in power electronics. It is a practical, systematic guide to the analysis and design of various dc-dc resonant inverters, high-frequency rectifiers, and dc-dc resonant converters that are building blocks of many of today's high-frequency energy processors. Designed to function as both a superior senior-to-graduate level textbook for electrical engineering courses and a valuable professional reference for practicing engineers, it provides students and engineers with a solid grasp of existing high-frequency technology, while acquainting them wit

  5. Cycloidal Wave Energy Converter

    Stefan G. Siegel, Ph.D.


    This program allowed further advancing the development of a novel type of wave energy converter, a Cycloidal Wave Energy Converter or CycWEC. A CycWEC consists of one or more hydrofoils rotating around a central shaft, and operates fully submerged beneath the water surface. It operates under feedback control sensing the incoming waves, and converts wave power to shaft power directly without any intermediate power take off system. Previous research consisting of numerical simulations and two dimensional small 1:300 scale wave flume experiments had indicated wave cancellation efficiencies beyond 95%. The present work was centered on construction and testing of a 1:10 scale model and conducting two testing campaigns in a three dimensional wave basin. These experiments allowed for the first time for direct measurement of electrical power generated as well as the interaction of the CycWEC in a three dimensional environment. The Atargis team successfully conducted two testing campaigns at the Texas A&M Offshore Technology Research Center and was able to demonstrate electricity generation. In addition, three dimensional wave diffraction results show the ability to achieve wave focusing, thus increasing the amount of wave power that can be extracted beyond what was expected from earlier two dimensional investigations. Numerical results showed wave cancellation efficiencies for irregular waves to be on par with results for regular waves over a wide range of wave lengths. Using the results from previous simulations and experiments a full scale prototype was designed and its performance in a North Atlantic wave climate of average 30kW/m of wave crest was estimated. A full scale WEC with a blade span of 150m will deliver a design power of 5MW at an estimated levelized cost of energy (LCOE) in the range of 10-17 US cents per kWh. Based on the new results achieved in the 1:10 scale experiments these estimates appear conservative and the likely performance at full scale will

  6. Flexible resonant tank for a combined converter to achieve an HPS and LED compatible driver

    Jin HU; Hui-pin LIN; Zheng-yu LU; Feng-wu ZHOU


    High pressure sodium (HPS) lamp has been widely used in street lighting applications because of its maturity, relia-bility, high lighting efficiency, long life-time, and low cost. Light emitting diode (LED) is expected as the next generation lighting source due to its continuously improving luminous efficacy, better color characteristic, and super long life-time. The two lighting sources may coexist in street lighting applications for a long time. A novel HPS and LED compatible driver is proposed which is rather suitable and flexible for driving HPS and LED in street lighting applications. The proposed driver combines the LLC and LCC resonant circuits into a flexible resonant tank. The flexible resonant tank may change to LLC or isolated LCC circuit ac-cording to the lighting source. It inherits the traditional HPS and LED drivers’ zero voltage switching (ZVS) characteristics and dimmable function. The design of the proposed flexible resonant tank considers the requirements of both HPS and LED. The experiments of driving HPS and LED on a prototype driver show that the driver can drive the two lighting sources flexibly with high efficiency.

  7. Bidirectional buck boost converter

    Esser, Albert Andreas Maria


    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.

  8. Gallium phosphide energy converters

    Sims, P.E.; Dinetta, L.C.; Goetz, M.A.


    Gallium phosphide (GaP) energy converters may be successfully deployed to provide new mission capabilities for spacecraft. Betavoltaic power supplies based on the conversion of tritium beta decay to electricity using GaP energy converters can supply long term low-level power with high reliability. High temperature solar cells, also based on GaP, can be used in inward-bound missions greatly reducing the need for thermal dissipation. Results are presented for GaP direct conversion devices powered by Ni-63 and compared to the conversion of light emitted by tritiarated phosphors. Leakage currents as low as 1.2 x 10(exp {minus}17) A/sq cm have been measured and the temperature dependence of the reverse saturation current is found to have ideal behavior. Temperature dependent IV, QE, R(sub sh), and V(sub oc) results are also presented. These data are used to predict the high-temperature solar cell and betacell performance of GaP devices and suggest appropriate applications for the deployment of this technology.

  9. Manufacturing method of photoelectric converter

    Yamazaki, Shunpei; Suzuki, Kunio; Fukada, Takeshi; Kanehana, Mikio


    This is a photoelectric converter wherein a photoelectromotive force is generated by utilizing the shorter wavelength side by the 1st converter and by utilizing the longer wavelength side by the 2nd converter; as a whole, wider wavelength range of light can be converted into electricity. In the 1st. converter, an electrode on the side of semi-incident surface is made transparent as well as an electrode equipped on the back of a non-mono-crystalline semiconductor. Light which passed this is introduced into the 2nd converter to generate an electromotive force. This invention especially relates with a method of forming this 2nd converter. In preparing I-type non-mono-crystalline semiconductor among the semiconductors having PIN junction, PCVD method is used by means of ECR (Electron Cyclotron Resonance) by using a hydrogen- or halogen- added Si-semiconductor instead of using expensive Ge, etc, which are common in the conventional method. (3 figs)

  10. Unity power factor converter

    Wester, Gene W. (Inventor)


    A unity power factor converter capable of effecting either inversion (dc-to-dc) or rectification (ac-to-dc), and capable of providing bilateral power control from a DC source (or load) through an AC transmission line to a DC load (or source) for power flow in either direction, is comprised of comparators for comparing the AC current i with an AC signal i.sub.ref (or its phase inversion) derived from the AC ports to generate control signals to operate a switch control circuit for high speed switching to shape the AC current waveform to a sine waveform, and synchronize it in phase and frequency with the AC voltage at the AC ports, by selectively switching the connections to a series inductor as required to increase or decrease the current i.

  11. Electromagnetic wave energy converter

    Bailey, R. L. (Inventor)


    Electromagnetic wave energy is converted into electric power with an array of mutually insulated electromagnetic wave absorber elements each responsive to an electric field component of the wave as it impinges thereon. Each element includes a portion tapered in the direction of wave propagation to provide a relatively wideband response spectrum. Each element includes an output for deriving a voltage replica of the electric field variations intercepted by it. Adjacent elements are positioned relative to each other so that an electric field subsists between adjacent elements in response to the impinging wave. The electric field results in a voltage difference between adjacent elements that is fed to a rectifier to derive dc output power.

  12. Advanced power electronics converters PWM converters processing AC voltages

    dos Santos, Euzeli


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

  13. Nanostructure Neutron Converter Layer Development

    Park, Cheol (Inventor); Sauti, Godfrey (Inventor); Kang, Jin Ho (Inventor); Lowther, Sharon E. (Inventor); Thibeault, Sheila A. (Inventor); Bryant, Robert G. (Inventor)


    Methods for making a neutron converter layer are provided. The various embodiment methods enable the formation of a single layer neutron converter material. The single layer neutron converter material formed according to the various embodiments may have a high neutron absorption cross section, tailored resistivity providing a good electric field penetration with submicron particles, and a high secondary electron emission coefficient. In an embodiment method a neutron converter layer may be formed by sequential supercritical fluid metallization of a porous nanostructure aerogel or polyimide film. In another embodiment method a neutron converter layer may be formed by simultaneous supercritical fluid metallization of a porous nanostructure aerogel or polyimide film. In a further embodiment method a neutron converter layer may be formed by in-situ metalized aerogel nanostructure development.

  14. Impedance source power electronic converters

    Liu, Yushan; Ge, Baoming; Blaabjerg, Frede; Ellabban, Omar; Loh, Poh Chiang


    Impedance Source Power Electronic Converters brings together state of the art knowledge and cutting edge techniques in various stages of research related to the ever more popular impedance source converters/inverters. Significant research efforts are underway to develop commercially viable and technically feasible, efficient and reliable power converters for renewable energy, electric transportation and for various industrial applications. This book provides a detailed understanding of the concepts, designs, controls, and application demonstrations of the impedance source converters/inverters. Key features: Comprehensive analysis of the impedance source converter/inverter topologies, including typical topologies and derived topologies. Fully explains the design and control techniques of impedance source converters/inverters, including hardware design and control parameter design for corresponding control methods. Presents the latest power conversion solutions that aim to advance the role of pow...

  15. A thermochemical energy converter

    Toyeguti, K.; Indzima, T.


    Mercury is used as the active mass of the anode in the converter and 0/sub 2/ is used as the active cathode material. The reaction of Mercury + 1/2 0/sub 2/-Hg0 occurs with a discharge. With heating to 500/sup 0/C the regeneration of the Mercury, Hg0 yields Mercury + 1/2 0/sub 2/, occurs. The device for performing the thermochenical conversion of energy contains an element body, an oxygen chamber, an oxygen electrode, a chamber with an alkaline liquid electrolyte, a separator, an auxiliary separator, an electrode and a chamber with the Mercury. The thermochemical reaction occurs in the reactor to which the Hg0 is transported along a pipe which has a refrigerator and a valve. The Mercury is fed into the element from a reservoir. The Mercury reduced in the reactor and in a reaction tower is fed into it through a closed cycle. The bellows is connected with the reactor by a pipe with a refrigerator. Through it the 0/sub 2/ goes in a closed cycle to the chamber. The current forming reactions are Hg + 20H-anion yields Hg0 + H/sub 2/0 + 2e and 1/2 0/sub 2/ + H/sub 2/0 + 2e yields 20H-anion. The voltage on the outleads of the element is approximately 0.3 volts.

  16. DC to DC converters: operation; Hacheurs: fonctionnement

    Bernot, F. [Ecole d' Ingenieurs de Tours, 37 (France)


    This article deals with pulse width modulation (PWM) and pulse position modulation (PPM) DC to DC converters. A tri-phase PWM converter is made of 6 simple DC/DC converters grouped together into 3 reversible converters of the same type: 1 - single-quadrant voltage lowering converters (hydraulic analogy, study with ideal elements, full scheme with input and output filters); 2 - single-quadrant voltage raising converters (hydraulic analogy, operation); 3 - two quadrants reversible converters (structure construction, quadrants of operation, reversible converter connected to a DC motor); 4 - four-quadrants reversible converters; 5 - other converters structure (current converters and converters with intermediate storage, asymmetrical converters, converters with capacitive storage, insulated converters, resonating converters, status); 6 - conclusion. (J.S.)

  17. Proposed electromagnetic wave energy converter

    Bailey, R. L.


    Device converts wave energy into electric power through array of insulated absorber elements responsive to field of impinging electromagnetic radiation. Device could also serve as solar energy converter that is potentially less expensive and fragile than solar cells, yet substantially more efficient.

  18. Impedance Source Power Electronic Converters

    Liu, Yushan; Abu-Rub, Haitham; Ge, Baoming

    Impedance Source Power Electronic Converters brings together state of the art knowledge and cutting edge techniques in various stages of research related to the ever more popular impedance source converters/inverters. Significant research efforts are underway to develop commercially viable...... and technically feasible, efficient and reliable power converters for renewable energy, electric transportation and for various industrial applications. This book provides a detailed understanding of the concepts, designs, controls, and application demonstrations of the impedance source converters/inverters. Key...... control methods. Presents the latest power conversion solutions that aim to advance the role of power electronics into industries and sustainable energy conversion systems. Compares impedance source converter/inverter applications in renewable energy power generation and electric vehicles as well...

  19. DC Power Supply (500 A/30 V) With Zero-voltage-switch and High Stability Current for the Magnetic Field Measurement%用于磁场测量的高精度500A/30V零压开关直流稳流电源

    程健; 王放安; 张旌; 陈斌; 陈素颖; 龙锋利


    研制了一种带有无源辅助网络的全桥移相脉宽调制零压开关(FB-PS PWM ZVS)高精度磁铁稳流电源,并在电磁铁磁场测量中得到应用,其电流稳定度在8 h内优于±1×10-4.

  20. 开关电源远场共模电磁辐射模型及其特性研究%Common mode far field radiation model & its characteristics of a flyback power supply

    和军平; 纪科健; 付琦; 王汝泉


    针对一台小功率反激式开关电源,从线缆共模辐射的角度辨识其主要共模电磁辐射等效激励源和辐射体结构,得出新形式的简化共模辐射模型.用Ansoft HFSS软件考察了该模型的远场辐射特性,通过与实测结果对比,验证了其有效性.最后,仿真研究了输入/输出线缆长度、电网共模射频阻抗、地平面、线缆布局等因素对共模远场辐射的作用.%In this paper, a far field common mode radiation model, including equivalent driving source, radiation structure and some other key influence factors, is identified and built up for a low-power flyback power supply based on the asymmetry line antenna theory. Then the radiation characteristics of this model are analyzed by using Ansoft HFSS finite element electromagnetic software. Further more, simulation results are compared with the experiment results to verify effectiveness of the model. In the end, the radiation role of some main influence factors, such as the length of input/output cable, the impedance of AC grid, the layout of cable position and the reflect ground, are studied in detail by simulation too.

  1. Radiation tolerant power converter controls

    Todd, B; King, Q; Uznanski, S


    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) is the world's most powerful particle collider. The LHC has several thousand magnets, both warm and super-conducting, which are supplied with current by power converters. Each converter is controlled by a purpose-built electronic module called a Function Generator Controller (FGC). The FGC allows remote control of the power converter and forms the central part of a closed-loop control system where the power converter voltage is set, based on the converter output current and magnet-circuit characteristics. Some power converters and FGCs are located in areas which are exposed to beam-induced radiation. There are numerous radiation induced effects, some of which lead to a loss of control of the power converter, having a direct impact upon the accelerator's availability. Following the first long shut down (LS1), the LHC will be able to run with higher intensity beams and higher beam energy. This is expected to lead to signifi...

  2. Power converter simulation and analysis

    Ghazy, M.A.


    There has been a great deal of progress made in computer aided design and analysis in the power electronic field. Many of the simulation packages are inefficient and time consuming in simulating switching converters. This thesis proposes an efficient, simple, general simulation approach to simulate any power converter with less computation time and space requirements on computer. In this approach the equations of power converters are formulated using network topology. In this thesis several procedures have been explained for the steady-state computation of power electronic circuits. Also, the steady-state analyses have been accomplished by a new technique called Fourier series method. For a complete system consisting of converters, filters, and electric machines, the simulation is complicated if a frequency domain technique is used. This thesis introduces a better technique which decouples the system into subsystems and simulates it in the time domain. The design of power converters using optimization techniques is presented in this thesis. Finally, the theory of Variable Structured Systems has been applied to power converters. Sliding mode control for DC-DC and DC-AC power converters is introduced as a tool to accomplish desired characteristics.

  3. PWM DC/DC Converter

    Chen, Juan


    This report is the result of a Master Thesis work done at Seaward Electronics Inc. in Beijing, China from June to December in 2007. The main goal for this thesis is to verify and improve the performance of Honey-PWM DC-DC converter, which has been fabricated by a standard 0.6um CMOS processes. The project was started with studying of Buck converter structure. After the understanding of the converter structure, the project goes in to the analyses phase for each sub-cells, including the theory,...

  4. Laser system with wavelength converter


    The present invention relates to an apparatus comprising a diode laser (10) providing radiation in a first wavelength interval, a radiation conversion unit (12) having an input and an output, the radiation converter configured to receive the radiation in the first wavelength interval from the diode...... laser at the input, the radiation conversion unit configured to convert the radiation in the first wavelength interval to radiation in a second wavelength interval and the output configured to output the converted radiation, the second wavelength interval having one end point outside the first...... wavelength interval. Further, the invention relates to a method of optically pumping a target laser (14) in a laser system, the laser system comprising a laser source providing radiation at a first frequency, the laser source being optically connected to an input of a frequency converter, the frequency...

  5. Time-to-digital converters

    Henzler, Stephan


    This text covers the fundamentals of time-to-digital converters on analog and digital conversion principles. It includes a theoretical investigation into quantization, linearity, noise and variability, and it details a range of advanced TDC architectures.

  6. Boron nitride converted carbon fiber

    Rousseas, Michael; Mickelson, William; Zettl, Alexander K.


    This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to boron nitride converted carbon fiber. In one aspect, a method may include the operations of providing boron oxide and carbon fiber, heating the boron oxide to melt the boron oxide and heating the carbon fiber, mixing a nitrogen-containing gas with boron oxide vapor from molten boron oxide, and converting at least a portion of the carbon fiber to boron nitride.

  7. Photoelectric converters with quantum coherence

    Su, Shan-He; Sun, Chang-Pu; Li, Sheng-Wen; Chen, Jin-Can


    Photon impingement is capable of liberating electrons in electronic devices and driving the electron flux from the lower chemical potential to higher chemical potential. Previous studies hinted that the thermodynamic efficiency of a nano-sized photoelectric converter at maximum power is bounded by the Curzon-Ahlborn efficiency. In this study, we apply quantum effects to design a photoelectric converter based on a three-level quantum dot (QD) interacting with fermionic baths and photons. We sh...

  8. Radiation tolerant power converter controls

    Todd, B.; Dinius, A.; King, Q.; Uznanski, S.


    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) is the world's most powerful particle collider. The LHC has several thousand magnets, both warm and super-conducting, which are supplied with current by power converters. Each converter is controlled by a purpose-built electronic module called a Function Generator Controller (FGC). The FGC allows remote control of the power converter and forms the central part of a closed-loop control system where the power converter voltage is set, based on the converter output current and magnet-circuit characteristics. Some power converters and FGCs are located in areas which are exposed to beam-induced radiation. There are numerous radiation induced effects, some of which lead to a loss of control of the power converter, having a direct impact upon the accelerator's availability. Following the first long shut down (LS1), the LHC will be able to run with higher intensity beams and higher beam energy. This is expected to lead to significantly increased radiation induced effects in materials close to the accelerator, including the FGC. Recent radiation tests indicate that the current FGC would not be sufficiently reliable. A so-called FGClite is being designed to work reliably in the radiation environment in the post-LS1 era. This paper outlines the concepts of power converter controls for machines such as the LHC, introduces the risks related to radiation and a radiation tolerant project flow. The FGClite is then described, with its key concepts and challenges: aiming for high reliability in a radiation field.

  9. Transformerless dc-Isolated Converter

    Rippel, Wally E.


    Efficient voltage converter employs capacitive instead of transformer coupling to provide dc isolation. Offers buck/boost operation, minimal filtering, and low parts count, with possible application in photovoltaic power inverters, power supplies and battery charges. In photovoltaic inverter circuit with transformerless converter, Q2, Q3, Q4, and Q5 form line-commutated inverter. Switching losses and stresses nil because switching performed when current is zero.

  10. Wave energy converter test application

    Hottola, Niko


    This thesis was made for wave energy company Wello Oy. Given assignment was to find the suitable generator and frequency converter for a wave energy converter test application. The primary objective was to find a suitable generator for direct drive, in order to avoid the weight of the test application rising too high. In this thesis the possible machine types for test application are presented and what are their advenatages and disadvantages. In addition, the operation of the frequency co...

  11. Binary/BCD-to-ASCII data converter

    Miller, A. J.


    Converter inputs multiple precision binary words, converts data to multiple precision binary-coded decimal, and routes data back to computer. Converter base can be readily changed without need for new gate structure for each base changeover.

  12. Active Match Load Circuit Intended for Testing Piezoelectric Transformers

    Andersen, Thomas; Rødgaard, Martin Schøler; Andersen, Michael A. E.


    famous Rosen type design back in the 1950s. After the discovered of new piezoelectric materials and new PT designs have been invented, the PT based power converters are in the area where they can outperform tradition electromagnetic based converters in certain applications. The performance of PTs can...... be measured and compared on its zero voltage switching (ZVS) factor, power density, and efficiency. Common for these three parameters are that they need to be measured with a match load connected at the output of the PT....

  13. Dynamic optimum dead time in piezoelectric transformer-based switch-mode power supplies

    Ekhtiari, Marzieh; Andersen, Thomas; Andersen, Michael A. E.;


    Soft switching is required to attain high efficiency in high-frequency power converters. Piezoelectric transformerbased converters can benefit from soft switching in terms of significantly diminished switching losses and stresses. Adequate dead time is needed in order to deliver sufficient energy...... to charge and discharge the input capacitance of piezoelectric transformers in order to achieve zero-voltage switching. This paper proposes a method for detecting the optimum dead time in piezoelectric transformer-based switch-mode power supplies. The provision of sufficient dead time in every cycle...

  14. PWM Converter Power Density Barriers

    Kolar, Johann W.; Drofenik, Uwe; Biela, Juergen; Heldwein, Marcelo; Ertl, Hans; Friedli, Thomas; Round, Simon

    Power density of power electronic converters has roughly doubled every 10 years since 1970. Behind this trajectory is the continuous advancement of power semiconductor devices, which has increased the converter switching frequencies by a factor of 10 every decade. However, today's cooling concepts and passive components are major barriers for a continuation of this trend. To identify such technological barriers, this paper investigates the volume of the cooling system and passive components as a function of the switching frequency for power electronic converters and determines the switching frequency that minimizes the total volume. A power density limit of 28kW/dm3 at 300kHz is calculated for an isolated DC-DC converter, 44kW/dm3 at 820kHz for a three-phase unity power factor PWM rectifier, and 26kW/dm3 at 21kHz for a sparse matrix converter. For single-phase AC-DC conversion a general limit of 35kW/dm3 results from the DC link capacitor. These power density limits highlight the need to broaden the scope of power electronics research to include cooling systems, high frequency electromagnetics, interconnection and packaging technology, and multi-domain modelling and simulation to ensure further advancement along the power density trajectory.

  15. Post combustion in converter steelmaking

    Oghbasilasie, H.; Holappa, L.


    The purpose of this work is to study the fundamentals of post combustion and the effect of different process parameters on the post combustion ratio (PCR) and heat transfer efficiency (HTE) in converter steelmaking process. The PCR and HTE have been determined under normal operating conditions. Trials assessed the effect of lance height, vessel volume, foaming slag and pellet additions on PCR and HTE. Based on enthalpy considerations, post combustion of CO gas is regarded as one of the most effective means of increasing the heat supply to the BOP. The thermodynamic study of gas-metal-slag reactions gives the limiting conditions for post combustion inside the converter reactor. Different process parameters influencing both thermodynamic equilibria and kinetic conditions can greatly affect the post combustion ratio. Different features of converter processes as well smelting reduction processes utilizing post combustion have been reviewed. (orig.) SULA 2 Research Programme; 26 refs.

  16. Stirling Converters For Solar Power

    Shaltens, Richard K.; Schreiber, Jeffrey G.


    Two designs expected to meet long-term goals for performance and cost. Proposed for advanced systems to convert solar thermal power to electrical power. Each system, designed to operate with 11-m-diameter paraboloidal reflector, includes solar-energy receiver, liquid-metal heat-transport subsystem, free-piston Stirling engine, cooling subsystem, alternator or generator coupled directly or indirectly to commercial electric-power system, and control and power-conditioning circuitry. System converts approximately 75 kW of input solar thermal power falling on collector to about 25 kW of output electrical power.

  17. Simplified design of data converters

    Lenk, John


    Simplified Design of Data Converters shows how to design and experiment with data converters, both analog-to-digital and digital to analog. The design approach here is the same one used in all of John Lenk's best-selling books on simplified and practical design. Throughout the book, design problems start with guidelines for selecting all components on a trial-value basis, assuming a specific design goal and set of conditions. Then, using the guideline values in experimental circuits, the desired results are produced by varying the experimental component values, if needed.If you are a w

  18. Design and Control for the Buck-Boost Converter Combining 1-Plus-D Converter and Synchronous Rectified Buck Converters


    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 cu...

  19. XML Docbook to Mediawiki Converter

    Maria Chiara Pievatolo


    Full Text Available A Perl script, based on the work of Stefano Selleri, to migrate XML-Docbook 4.X documents to Wiki markup. I added some lines to meet my need to convert my Kant translations from Docbook to MediaWiki. A sample of the output can be...

  20. Charge-pump voltage converter

    Brainard, John P.; Christenson, Todd R.


    A charge-pump voltage converter for converting a low voltage provided by a low-voltage source to a higher voltage. Charge is inductively generated on a transfer rotor electrode during its transit past an inductor stator electrode and subsequently transferred by the rotating rotor to a collector stator electrode for storage or use. Repetition of the charge transfer process leads to a build-up of voltage on a charge-receiving device. Connection of multiple charge-pump voltage converters in series can generate higher voltages, and connection of multiple charge-pump voltage converters in parallel can generate higher currents. Microelectromechanical (MEMS) embodiments of this invention provide a small and compact high-voltage (several hundred V) voltage source starting with a few-V initial voltage source. The microscale size of many embodiments of this invention make it ideally suited for MEMS- and other micro-applications where integration of the voltage or charge source in a small package is highly desirable.

  1. High-Performance Data Converters

    Steensgaard-Madsen, Jesper

    Novel techniques for multi-bit oversampled data conversion are described. State-of-the-art oversampled data converters are analyzed, leading to the conclusion that their performance is limited mainly by low-resolution signal representation. To increase the resolution, high-performance, high...

  2. Bidirectional dc-to-dc Power Converter

    Griesbach, C. R.


    Solid-state, series-resonant converter uses high-voltage thyristors. Converter used either to convert high-voltage, low-current dc power to lowvoltage, high current power or reverse. Taking advantage of newly-available high-voltage thyristors to provide better reliability and efficiency than traditional converters that use vacuum tubes as power switches. New converter essentially maintenance free and provides greatly increased mean time between failures. Attractive in industrial applications whether or not bidirectional capability is required.

  3. Parametric study of laser photovoltaic energy converters

    Walker, G. H.; Heinbockel, J. H.


    Photovoltaic converters are of interest for converting laser power to electrical power in a space-based laser power system. This paper describes a model for photovoltaic laser converters and the application of this model to a neodymium laser silicon photovoltaic converter system. A parametric study which defines the sensitivity of the photovoltaic parameters is described. An optimized silicon photovoltaic converter has an efficiency greater than 50 percent for 1000 W/sq cm of neodymium laser radiation.

  4. Digital control of a high-voltage (2.5 kV) bidirectional DC-DC converter for driving a dielectric electro active polymer (DEAP) based capacitive actuator

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


    This paper presents a digital control technique toachieve valley switching in a bidirectional flyback converterused to drive a dielectric electro active polymer basedincremental actuator. The incremental actuator consists ofthree electrically isolated, mechanically connected capacitiveactuators. ...

  5. Photoelectric converters with quantum coherence

    Su, Shan-He; Sun, Chang-Pu; Li, Sheng-Wen; Chen, Jin-Can


    Photon impingement is capable of liberating electrons in electronic devices and driving the electron flux from the lower chemical potential to higher chemical potential. Previous studies hinted that the thermodynamic efficiency of a nanosized photoelectric converter at maximum power is bounded by the Curzon-Ahlborn efficiency ηCA. In this study, we apply quantum effects to design a photoelectric converter based on a three-level quantum dot (QD) interacting with fermionic baths and photons. We show that, by adopting a pair of suitable degenerate states, quantum coherences induced by the couplings of QDs to sunlight and fermion baths can coexist steadily in nanoelectronic systems. Our analysis indicates that the efficiency at maximum power is no longer limited to ηCA through manipulation of carefully controlled quantum coherences.

  6. Photoelectric converter; Koden henkan soshi

    Sawayama, I.


    The conventional solar cell module wherein plural photovoltaic elements formed on a metal substrate are connected and coated by weatherproof and translucent resin has defects such as pinholes, and separation because moisture infiltrating from the outside causes dissolution of such conductive matrix as silver in the collecting electrode. This invention relates to a photoelectric converter which has little decrease in the output under the environment of light irradiation, wherein a photoelectric converting semiconductor, a transparent conductive layer on the above-mentioned semiconductor, and conductive member containing water repellent fine powder grains on this transparent conductive layer are laminated successively. Polytetrafluoroethylene, polydimethyl siloxane, polyethylene, and nylon are desirable to be employed as the water repellent fine powder grains. The fine powder grains are mixed with conductive filler and binder to produce conductive paste, pattern-applied by a screen printing machine, and subjected to thermal treatment to form a conductive member. 3 figs., 1 tab.

  7. Photoelectric converters with quantum coherence.

    Su, Shan-He; Sun, Chang-Pu; Li, Sheng-Wen; Chen, Jin-Can


    Photon impingement is capable of liberating electrons in electronic devices and driving the electron flux from the lower chemical potential to higher chemical potential. Previous studies hinted that the thermodynamic efficiency of a nanosized photoelectric converter at maximum power is bounded by the Curzon-Ahlborn efficiency η_{CA}. In this study, we apply quantum effects to design a photoelectric converter based on a three-level quantum dot (QD) interacting with fermionic baths and photons. We show that, by adopting a pair of suitable degenerate states, quantum coherences induced by the couplings of QDs to sunlight and fermion baths can coexist steadily in nanoelectronic systems. Our analysis indicates that the efficiency at maximum power is no longer limited to η_{CA} through manipulation of carefully controlled quantum coherences.

  8. Simplified dc to dc converter

    Gruber, R. P. (Inventor)


    A dc to dc converter which can start with a shorted output and which regulates output voltage and current is described. Voltage controlled switches directed current through the primary of a transformer the secondary of which includes virtual reactance. The switching frequency of the switches is appropriately varied to increase the voltage drop across the virtual reactance in the secondary winding to which there is connected a low impedance load. A starting circuit suitable for voltage switching devices is provided.

  9. Biomass compounds converted to gasoline


    It is claimed that corn, castor, and jojoba oils as well as Hevea latex can be converted in high yields to gasoline by passage over zeolite catalysts at 450 degrees to 500 degrees centigrade. Gasoline yields are 60% from corn oil (essentially tristearin), compared with 50% yields from methanol. Latex depolymerizes before conversion. Fat and oil molecules adopt conformations that enable them to enter zeolite interstices, resulting in high yields of C6 to C9 aromatics.

  10. Workshop 4 Converter cooling & recuperation

    Iles, Peter; Hindman, Don


    Cooling the PV converter increases the overall TPV system efficiency, and more than offsets the losses incurred in providing cooling systems. Convective air flow methods may be sufficient, and several standard water cooling systems, including thermo-syphon radiators, capillary pumps or microchannel plates, are available. Recuperation is used to increase system efficiency, rather than to increase the emitter temperature. Recuperators operating at comparable high temperatures, such as in high temperature turbines have worked effectively.

  11. Computerized simulation of converter process

    Jalkanen, H.; Suomi, M.L.; Wallgren, M. [Helsinki Univ. of Technology, Otaniemi (Finland). Lab. of Metallurgy


    Converter process is essentially an oxidising refining process aiming in addition to (1) the primary refining action, decarburisation of high carbon iron melt, also to (2) maximal elimination of impurity elements, especially silicon, phosphorus and sulphur, (3) melting of substantial amounts of scrap using the extra heat released in oxidation reactions and (4) to exact final steel temperature control, optimal for further treatments. `Quantitative modelling of such a complex non-stationary chemical process as oxygen converting necessitates extensive formulation of chemical and thermal evolution of the process in connection with the technological properties of the reactor and the process control measures. A comprehensive converter simulation program like CONSIM-3. 1 and its preceding versions that is based on the theoretical and practical knowledge on the process can be used for (1) educating specialists and smelter personnel, (2) planning of the blowing programs, (3) developing and testing of process control systems and after some elaboration and restructuring (4) it can be integrated to static or dynamic process control systems. (orig.) SULA 2 Research Programme; 10 refs.

  12. Design and Control for the Buck-Boost Converter Combining 1-Plus-D Converter and Synchronous Rectified Buck Converters

    Jeevan Naik


    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.

  13. Simulation Results of Double Forward Converter

    P. Vijaya KUMAR


    Full Text Available This work aims to find a better forward converter for DC to DC conversion.Simulation of double forward converter in SMPS system is discussed in this paper. Aforward converter with RCD snubber to synchronous rectifier and/or to current doubleris also discussed. The evolution of the forward converter is first reviewed in a tutorialfashion. Performance parameters are discussed including operating principle, voltageconversion ratio, efficiency, device stress, small-signal dynamics, noise and EMI. Itscircuit operation and its performance characteristics of the forward converter with RCDsnubber and double forward converter are described and the simulation results arepresented.

  14. Preliminary investigations of piezoelectric based LED luminary

    Nielsen, Dennis; Andersen, Michael A. E.; Meyer, Kaspar Sinding


    This paper presents a preliminary study of PT (Piezoelectric Transformer) based SMPS’s (Switch Mode Power Supplies) for LED luminary. The unique properties of PTs (efficiency, power density and EMI) make them highly suitable for this application. Power stage topologies, rectifiers circuits......, modulation schemes, LEDs and LED driving conditions are analyzed. A prototype radial mode PT optimized for ZVS (Zero Voltage Switching) is designed. FEM (Final Element Method) and measurements validates the PT design. A prototype PT based AC/DC converter operating from european mains is proposed...

  15. Soft switching arc welding power source using output inductor as resonant inductor

    陈树君; 王军; 卢振洋; 殷树言


    Full-bridge Zero-Voltage-Switch PWM converter combines advantages of the PWM control technique and resonant technique. However, Full ZVS is achieved only under large load current because resonant tank of this circuit is made up of the parasitic capacitance of the power semiconductors and the leakage inductor of the transformer primary. In this paper two saturable inductors as magnetic switches are added to secondary, so output inductor is always reflected to primary and assists resonant transition. Full ZVS is achieved under lower load current. The above-mentioned investigated results are validated by the computerized simulation and hardware circuit experiment.

  16. Si Bule Masuk Islam: Western Converts to Islam in Indonesia - more than just Converts of Convenience?

    M. A. Kevin Brice


    In discussing converts to Islam, two different types of converts are often identified based on the reason for conversion: converts of convenience and converts of conviction. The common view is that in most (if not all) cases, conversion to Islam in Indonesia by Westerners is about facilitating marriage and so the converts should be classified as converts of convenience. Evidence of the commonality of this view is considered by reference to advice offered to Westerners about marriage to Indone...

  17. multilevel buck converter for automotive electrical load


    development of DCM based buck converter and its applications in the HEVs/EVs using ... The paper also highlights the implications of implementing a single stage buck converter, and ..... instance when the saw tooth signal within the internal.

  18. Converting pest insects into food

    Offenberg, Hans Joachim; Wiwatwittaya, Decha


    on management, 32-115 kg ant brood (mainly new queens) was harvested per ha per year without detrimental effect on colony survival and worker ant densities. This suggest that ant biocontrol and ant harvest can be sustainable integrated in plantations and double benefits derived. As ant production is fuelled...... by pest insects, problematic pests are converted into food and additional earnings. To assess the profitability of providing additional food for the ants, O. smaragdina food conversion efficiency (ECI) was estimated in the laboratory. This estimate suggests the feeding of weaver ants in ant farms...

  19. Power electronics converters and regulators

    Dokić, Branko L


    This book is the result of the extensive experience the authors gained through their year-long occupation at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Banja Luka. Starting at the fundamental basics of electrical engineering, the book guides the reader into this field and covers all the relevant types of converters and regulators. Understanding is enhanced by the given examples, exercises and solutions. Thus this book can be used as a textbook for students, for self-study or as a reference book for professionals.

  20. Converting pest insects into food

    Offenberg, Hans Joachim; Wiwatwittaya, Decha


    Canopy dwelling weaver ants (Oecophylla spp.) are used to control a variety of pests in a number of tropical tree crops. What is less familiar is the existence of commercial markets where these ants and their brood are sold for (i) human consumption, (ii) pet food or (iii) traditional medicine...... by pest insects, problematic pests are converted into food and additional earnings. To assess the profitability of providing additional food for the ants, O. smaragdina food conversion efficiency (ECI) was estimated in the laboratory. This estimate suggests the feeding of weaver ants in ant farms...

  1. OAM mode converter in twisted fibers

    Usuga Castaneda, Mario A.; Beltran-Mejia, Felipe; Cordeiro, Cristiano


    We analyze the case of an OAM mode converter based on a twisted fiber, through finite element simulations where we exploit an equivalence between geometric and material transformations. The obtained converter has potential applications in MDM. © 2014 OSA.......We analyze the case of an OAM mode converter based on a twisted fiber, through finite element simulations where we exploit an equivalence between geometric and material transformations. The obtained converter has potential applications in MDM. © 2014 OSA....

  2. Analysis and design of converters in Matlab

    Lorente Sanjurjo, Rodrigo


    This project will try to provide better understanding of data converters, more specifically in the mathematical representation and coding of non idealities of the converter. As programming tool it will be used the MATLAB environment, with which will carry out the coding and the analysis of the behavior of the converters by adding diverse nonlinearities, taking advantage of the simplicity, clarity, and extensibility that provides this environment. Summarizing, it is going to study the converte...

  3. Ecologically Optimal Solution of Power Semiconductors Converters

    Ivan Lokseninec


    Full Text Available One of the relevant scientific programs of Department of Power Electrical Systems is research of ecologically optimal topologies main circuits of power converters. This paper presents some methods how to reduce unfavourable influences of power converters on the grid. The achieved results were applieed in praxis, especially in the power converters produced by Electrotechnical Research and Projecting Institute in Nova Dubnica.

  4. A dc to dc converter

    Willis, A. E.; Gould, J. M.; Matheney, J. L.; Garrett, H. (Inventor)


    The object of the invention is to provide an improved converter for converting one direct current voltage to another. A plurality of phased square wave voltages are provided from a ring counter through amplifiers to a like plurality of output transformers. Each of these transformers has two windings, and S(1) winding and an S(2) winding. The S(1) windings are connected in series, then the S(2) windings are connected in series, and finally, the two sets of windings are connected in series. One of six SCRs is connected between each two series connected windings to a positive output terminal and one of diodes is connected between each set of two windings of a zero output terminal. By virtue of this configuration, a quite high average direct current voltage is obtained, which varies between full voltage and two-thirds full voltage rather than from full voltage to zero. Further, its variation, ripple frequency, is reduced to one-sixth of that present in a single phase system. Application to raising battery voltage for an ion propulsion system is mentioned.

  5. Valuing Convertible Bonds Based on LSRQM Method

    Jian Liu


    Full Text Available Convertible bonds are one of the essential financial products for corporate finance, while the pricing theory is the key problem to the theoretical research of convertible bonds. This paper demonstrates how to price convertible bonds with call and put provisions using Least-Squares Randomized Quasi-Monte Carlo (LSRQM method. We consider the financial market with stochastic interest rates and credit risk and present a detailed description on calculating steps of convertible bonds value. The empirical results show that the model fits well the market prices of convertible bonds in China’s market and the LSRQM method is effective.

  6. Efficiency of Capacitively Loaded Converters

    Andersen, Thomas; Huang, Lina; Andersen, Michael A. E.;


    This paper explores the characteristic of capacitance versus voltage for dielectric electro active polymer (DEAP) actuator, 2kV polypropylene film capacitor as well as 3kV X7R multi layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) at the beginning. An energy efficiency for capacitively loaded converters...... is introduced as a definition of efficiency. The calculated and measured efficiency curves for charging DEAP actuator, polypropylene film capacitor and X7R MLCC are provided and compared. The attention has to be paid for the voltage dependent capacitive load, like X7R MLCC, when evaluating the charging...... polypropylene film capacitor can be the equivalent capacitive load. Because of the voltage dependent characteristic, X7R MLCC cannot be used to replace the DEAP actuator. However, this type of capacitor can be used to substitute the capacitive actuator with voltage dependent property at the development phase....

  7. Reliability of Wave Energy Converters

    Ambühl, Simon

    . Structural reliability considerations and optimizations impact operation and maintenance (O&M) costs as well as the initial investment costs. Furthermore, there is a control system for WEC applications which defines the harvested energy but also the loads onto the structure. Therefore, extreme loads but also...... WEPTOS. Calibration of safety factors are performed for welded structures at theWavestar device including different control systems for harvesting energy from waves. In addition, a case study of different O&M strategies for WECs is discussed, and an example of reliability-based structural optimization......There are many different working principles for wave energy converters (WECs) which are used to produce electricity from waves. In order for WECs to become successful and more competitive to other renewable electricity sources, the consideration of the structural reliability of WECs is essential...

  8. Reliability of Wave Energy Converters

    Ambühl, Simon

    for welded structures at the Wavestar device includingdifferent control systems for harvesting energy from waves. In addition, a casestudy of different O&M strategies for WECs is discussed, and an example ofreliability-based structural optimization of the Wavestar foundation ispresented. The work performed......There are many different working principles for wave energy converters (WECs) which are used to produce electricity from waves. In order for WECs tobecome successful and more competitive to other renewable electricity sources,the consideration of the structural reliability of WECs is essential.......Structural reliability considerations and optimizations impact operation andmaintenance (O&M) costs as well as the initial investment costs.Furthermore, there is a control system for WEC applications which defines theharvested energy but also the loads onto the structure. Therefore, extremeloads but also fatigue loads...

  9. Reliability of Wave Energy Converters

    Ambühl, Simon

    There are many different working principles for wave energy converters (WECs) which are used to produce electricity from waves. In order for WECs to become successful and more competitive to other renewable electricity sources, the consideration of the structural reliability of WECs is essential....... Structural reliability considerations and optimizations impact operation and maintenance (O&M) costs as well as the initial investment costs. Furthermore, there is a control system for WEC applications which defines the harvested energy but also the loads onto the structure. Therefore, extreme loads but also...... of the Wavestar foundation is presented. The work performed in this thesis focuses on the Wavestar and WEPTOS WEC devices which are only two working principles out of a large diversity. Therefore, in order to gain general statements and give advice for standards for structural WEC designs, more working principles...

  10. Manufacturing method of photoelectric converter

    Toda, Koji; Niwa, Yasuo


    In a method of making a thin film for a photoelectric converter by a method to form an electroconductive layer by burning a mixture of lead oxide and chromic oxide, thickness of the film was limited and the poreless uniform film was not obtainable. The intransparency of the film gave low conversion efficiency only. This invention enabled to obtain a transparent film wherein an oxide (containing lead and chrome) is used as a target to form, in vacuum, a thin film of the oxide, and then this thin film is heat-treated in an atmosphere at least containing lead. Thin transparent film was obtained enhancing the conversion efficiency. High quality and high reliability are ensured because a poreless uniform film can be obtained. Cost was reduced because mass-production was made possible by the use of a vacuum technique. (5 figs)

  11. The SSG Wave Energy Converter

    Vicinanza, Diego; Margheritini, Lucia; Kofoed, Jens Peter


    The Sea-wave Slot-cone Generator concept (SSG) is a Wave Energy Converter based on the wave overtopping principle utilizing several reservoirs placed on top of each other, in which the energy of the incoming wave will be stored as potential energy. The water captured in the reservoirs will then run...... through turbines for electricity production. The system utilizes a wide spectrum of different wave conditions by means of multiple reservoirs, located at different levels above the still water level. Thereby, it obtains a high overall efficiency and it can be suitable for shoreline and breakwater...... applications, presenting particular advantages such as: sharing structure costs, availability of grid connection and infrastructures, recirculation of water inside the harbor, as the outlet of the turbines is on the rear part of the system. Recently, plans for the SSG pilot installation were in progress...

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

    Szczesniak, Pawel


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

  13. Radiation-Tolerant DC-DC Converters

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


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

  14. Converting Relational Database Into Xml Document



    Full Text Available XML (Extensible Markup Language is emerging and gradually accepted as the standard for data interchange in the Internet world. Interoperation of relational database and XML database involves schema and data translations. Through EER (extended entity relationship model can convert the schema of relational database into XML. The semantics of the relational database, captured in EER diagram, are mapped to XML schema using stepwise procedures and mapped to XML document under the definitions of the XML schema. Converting Relational Database into XML Document is a process of converting the existing databases into XML file format. Existing conversion techniques convert a single database into xml. The proposed approach performs the conversion of databases like Ms-Access, MS-SQL to XML file format. Read the tables information from the corresponding database and generate code for the appropriate databases and convert the tables into XML flat file format. This converted XML file is been presented to the user.

  15. Ocean floor mounting of wave energy converters

    Siegel, Stefan G


    A system for mounting a set of wave energy converters in the ocean includes a pole attached to a floor of an ocean and a slider mounted on the pole in a manner that permits the slider to move vertically along the pole and rotate about the pole. The wave energy converters can then be mounted on the slider to allow adjustment of the depth and orientation of the wave energy converters.

  16. Development of a Modular Power Converter

    Stepanov, A.; Biesenieks, L.; Sokolovs, A.; Galkin, I.


    This report describes the most important details of elaboration of a versatile power module that can be utilized as a part of various converters. Two or more modules connected together can form a frequency converter or multilevel converter or 3-phase inverter/rectifier etc. Initially the module was developed for fast prototyping of uninterruptible power supplies and energy systems with alternative energy sources. The module can be used also as a basis for laboratory equipment of the power electronics course.

  17. Fundamentals and hard-switching converters

    Ioinovici, Adrian


    Volume 1 Fundamentals and Hard-switching Converters introduces the key challenges in power electronics from basic components to operation principles and presents classical hard- and soft-switching DC to DC converters, rectifiers and inverters. At a more advanced level, it provides comprehensive analysis of DC and AC models comparing the available approaches for their derivation and results. A full treatment of DC to DC hard-switching converters is given, from fundamentals to modern industrial solutions and practical engineering insight. The author elucidates various contradictions and misunderstandings in the literature, for example, in the treatment of the discontinuous conduction operation or in deriving AC small-signal models of converters.

  18. DC/DC Converter Stability Testing Study

    Wang, Bright L.


    This report presents study results on hybrid DC/DC converter stability testing methods. An input impedance measurement method and a gain/phase margin measurement method were evaluated to be effective to determine front-end oscillation and feedback loop oscillation. In particular, certain channel power levels of converter input noises have been found to have high degree correlation with the gain/phase margins. It becomes a potential new method to evaluate stability levels of all type of DC/DC converters by utilizing the spectral analysis on converter input noises.

  19. Commutation Processes in Multiresonant ZVS Bridge Converter

    Miroslaw Luft


    Full Text Available The analysis of the multiresonant ZVS DC/DC bridge converter is presented. The control system of the converter is basedon the method of frequency control at the constant time of transistor turn-off with a phase shift. The operation of the circuit is givenand the operating range of the converter is defined where ZVS switching operation is assured. Control characteristics are given andthe converter’s efficiency is defined. The circuit’s operation is analysed on the basis of results of the converter simulation tests using Simplorer programme.

  20. Reliability of Power Electronic Converter Systems

    -link capacitance in power electronic converter systems; wind turbine systems; smart control strategies for improved reliability of power electronics system; lifetime modelling; power module lifetime test and state monitoring; tools for performance and reliability analysis of power electronics systems; fault......-tolerant adjustable speed drive systems; mission profile oriented reliability design in wind turbine and photovoltaic systems; reliability of power conversion systems in photovoltaic applications; power supplies for computers; and high-power converters. Reliability of Power Electronic Converter Systems is essential...... reading for researchers, professionals and students working with power electronics and their applications, particularly those specializing in the development and application of power electronic converters and systems....

  1. Multilevel converters for 10 MW Wind Turbines

    Ma, Ke; Blaabjerg, Frede


    Several promising multi-level converter configurations for 10 MW Wind Turbines both with direct drive and one-stage gear box drive using Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator (PMSG) are proposed, designed and compared. Reliability is a crucial indicator for large scale wind power converters...

  2. Present trends in HVDC converter station design

    Carlsson, Lennart; Asplund, Gunnar; Bjorklund, Hans; Flisberg, Gunnar [ABB Power Systems AB, Ludvika (Sweden)


    HVDC converter station technology has developed rapidly to satisfy increasing requirements during past 10 - 15 years, but there has not been any dramatic changes since thyristor valves were introduced in the mid 70s. This paper describes some recent and expected future developments, that will substantiality change and simplify future converter stations. (author) 4 refs., 7 figs.

  3. High-Efficiency dc/dc Converter

    Sturman, J.


    High-efficiency dc/dc converter has been developed that provides commonly used voltages of plus or minus 12 Volts from an unregulated dc source of from 14 to 40 Volts. Unique features of converter are its high efficiency at low power level and ability to provide output either larger or smaller than input voltage.

  4. Power Converters Secure Electronics in Harsh Environments


    In order to harden power converters for the rigors of space, NASA awarded multiple SBIR contracts to Blacksburg, Virginia-based VPT Inc. The resulting hybrid DC-DC converters have proven valuable in aerospace applications, and as a result the company has generated millions in revenue from the product line and created four high-tech jobs to handle production.

  5. High Precision Current Measurement for Power Converters

    Cerqueira Bastos, M


    The accurate measurement of power converter currents is essential to controlling and delivering stable and repeatable currents to magnets in particle accelerators. This paper reviews the most commonly used devices for the measurement of power converter currents and discusses test and calibration methods.

  6. Time-Interleaved Analog to Digital Converters

    Louwsma, S.M.; van Tuijl, Adrianus Johannes Maria; Nauta, Bram


    This book describes the research carried out by our PhD student Simon Louwsma at the University of Twente, The Netherlands in the field of high-speed Analogto- Digital (AD) converters. AD converters are crucial circuits for modern systems where information is stored or processed in digital form. Due

  7. Input-output rearrangement of isolated converters

    Madsen, Mickey Pierre; Kovacevic, Milovan; Mønster, Jakob Døllner;


    is not a requirement. The proposed technique is particularly valuable in power conversion at very high frequencies, and may be combined with other stress reduction methods. Finally, the new arrangements are experimentally verified both on off the shelf converters and on a VHF resonant SEPIC converter. All results...

  8. Modeling and Simulation of Matrix Converter

    Liu, Fu-rong; Klumpner, Christian; Blaabjerg, Frede


    This paper discusses the modeling and simulation of matrix converter. Two models of matrix converter are presented: one is based on indirect space vector modulation and the other is based on power balance equation. The basis of these two models is• given and the process on modeling is introduced...

  9. Modelling, analyses and design of switching converters

    Cuk, S. M.; Middlebrook, R. D.


    A state-space averaging method for modelling switching dc-to-dc converters for both continuous and discontinuous conduction mode is developed. In each case the starting point is the unified state-space representation, and the end result is a complete linear circuit model, for each conduction mode, which correctly represents all essential features, namely, the input, output, and transfer properties (static dc as well as dynamic ac small-signal). While the method is generally applicable to any switching converter, it is extensively illustrated for the three common power stages (buck, boost, and buck-boost). The results for these converters are then easily tabulated owing to the fixed equivalent circuit topology of their canonical circuit model. The insights that emerge from the general state-space modelling approach lead to the design of new converter topologies through the study of generic properties of the cascade connection of basic buck and boost converters.

  10. Qualitative model of a plasma photoelectric converter

    Gorbunov, N. A.; Flamant, G.


    A converter of focused optical radiation into electric current is considered on the basis of the photovoltaic effect in plasmas. The converter model is based on analysis of asymmetric spatial distributions of charge particle number density and ambipolar potential in the photoplasma produced by external optical radiation focused in a heat pipe filled with a mixture of alkali vapor and a heavy inert gas. Energy balance in the plasma photoelectric converter is analyzed. The conditions in which the external radiation energy is effectively absorbed in the converter are indicated. The plasma parameters for which the energy of absorbed optical radiation is mainly spent on sustaining the ambipolar field in the plasma are determined. It is shown that the plasma photoelectric converter makes it possible to attain a high conversion efficiency for focused solar radiation.

  11. Transformer Isolated Buck-Boost Converters

    Barry W. Williams


    Full Text Available Of the single-switch dc-to-dc converters, those with the buck-boost voltage transfer function offer most potential for transformer coupling, hence isolation, at the kilowatt level. This paper highlights the limitations of the traditional magnetic coupled, buck-boost topology. Then four split-capacitor transformer-coupled topologies (specifically the Cuk, sepic, zeta, and a new, converters with a common ac equivalent circuit are explored, that do not temporarily store core magnetic energy as does the traditional isolated buck-boost converter nor have a core dc magnetizing current bias, as with the sepic and zeta transformer coupled topologies. Core dc bias capacitive voltage compensation is a practical design constraint in three of the four topologies, while all four must cater for stray and leakage inductance effects. Simulations and experimental results for the new converter at 408W support the transformer-coupled, single-switch dc-to-dc converter concepts investigated.

  12. Periodic Control of Power Electronic Converters

    Zhou, Keliang; Danwei, Wang; Yang, Yongheng

    Advanced power electronic converters convert, control and condition electricity. Power converters require control strategies for periodic signal compensation to assure good power quality and stable power system operation. This comprehensive text presents the most recent internal model principle...... based periodic control technology, which offers the perfect periodic control solution for power electronic conversion. It also provides complete analysis and synthesis methods for periodic control systems, and plenty of practical examples to demonstrate the validity of proposed periodic control...... technology for power converters. It proposes a unified framework for housing periodic control schemes for power converters, and provides a general proportional-integral-derivative control solution to periodic signal compensation in extensive engineering applications. Periodic Control of Power Electronic...




    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.

  14. A novel power converter for photovoltaic applications

    Yuvarajan, S.; Yu, Dachuan; Xu, Shanguang

    A simple and economical power conditioner to convert the power available from solar panels into 60 Hz ac voltage is described. The raw dc voltage from the solar panels is converted to a regulated dc voltage using a boost converter and a large capacitor and the dc output is then converted to 60 Hz ac using a bridge inverter. The ratio between the load current and the short-circuit current of a PV panel at maximum power point is nearly constant for different insolation (light) levels and this property is utilized in designing a simple maximum power point tracking (MPPT) controller. The controller includes a novel arrangement for sensing the short-circuit current without disturbing the operation of the PV panel and implementing MPPT. The switching losses in the inverter are reduced by using snubbers. The results obtained on an experimental converter are presented.


    V. Manoj Kumar


    Full Text Available Most of the portable equipments use battery as power source. The increasing use of low voltage portable devices and growing requirements of functionalities embedded into such devices. Thus an efficient power management technique is needed for longer battery life for them. Highly variable nature of batteries systems often require supply voltages to be both higher and lower than the battery. This is most efficiently generated by a buck-boost switching converter. But here the converter efficiency is decreased since the power loss occurs in the storage devices. Step by step, process of designing, feedback control and simulation of a novel voltage-buck boost converter, combining KY and synchronous Rectifier buck converter for battery power applications. Unlike the traditional buck–boost converter, this converter has the positive output voltage and system is stable, different from the negative output voltage and low stable of the traditional inverting buck–boost converters. Since such a converter operates in continuous conduction mode. Also it possesses the non-pulsating output current, thereby not only decreasing the current stress on the output capacitor but also reducing the output voltage ripple. Both the KY converter and the synchronous buck converter, combined into a positive buck– boost converter, uses the same power switches. Here it makes the circuit to be compact and the corresponding cost to be down. Voltage conversion ratio is 2D,so it is also called 2D converter.

  16. CFAVC scheme for high frequency series resonant inverter-fed domestic induction heating system

    Nagarajan, Booma; Reddy Sathi, Rama


    This article presents the investigations on the constant frequency asymmetric voltage cancellation control in the AC-AC resonant converter-fed domestic induction heating system. Conventional fixed frequency control techniques used in the high frequency converters lead to non-zero voltage switching operation and reduced output power. The proposed control technique produces higher output power than the conventional fixed-frequency control strategies. In this control technique, zero-voltage-switching operation is maintained during different duty cycle operation for reduction in the switching losses. Complete analysis of the induction heating power supply system with asymmetric voltage cancellation control is discussed in this article. Simulation and experimental study on constant frequency asymmetric voltage cancellation (CFAVC)-controlled full bridge series resonant inverter is performed. Time domain simulation results for the open and closed loop of the system are obtained using MATLAB simulation tool. The simulation results prove the control of voltage and power in a wide range. PID controller-based closed loop control system achieves the voltage regulation of the proposed system for the step change in load. Hardware implementation of the system under CFAVC control is done using the embedded controller. The simulation and experimental results validate the performance of the CFAVC control technique for series resonant-based induction cooking system.

  17. Electromagnetic Compatibility of Matrix Converter System

    S. Fligl


    Full Text Available The presented paper deals with matrix converters pulse width modulation strategies design with emphasis on the electromagnetic compatibility. Matrix converters provide an all-silicon solution to the problem of converting AC power from one frequency to another, offering almost all the features required of an ideal static frequency changer. They possess many advantages compared to the conventional voltage or current source inverters. A matrix converter does not require energy storage components as a bulky capacitor or an inductance in the DC-link, and enables the bi-directional power flow between the power supply and load. The most of the contemporary modulation strategies are able to provide practically sinusoidal waveforms of the input and output currents with negligible low order harmonics, and to control the input displacement factor. The perspective of matrix converters regarding EMC in comparison with other types of converters is brightly evident because it is no need to use any equipment for power factor correction and current and voltage harmonics reduction. Such converter with proper control is properly compatible both with the supply mains and with the supplied load. A special digital control system was developed for the realized experimental test bed which makes it possible to achieve greater throughput of the digital control system and its variability.

  18. Underwater noise from a wave energy converter

    Tougaard, Jakob

    A recent addition to the anthropogenic sources of underwater noise is offshore wave energy converters. Underwater noise was recorded from the Wavestar wave energy converter located at Hastholm, Denmark (57°7.73´N, 8°37.23´E). The Wavestar is a full-scale test and demonstration converter...... in full operation and start and stop of the converter. Median broad band (10 Hz – 20 kHz) sound pressure level (Leq) was 123 dB re. 1 Pa, irrespective of status of the wave energy converter (stopped, running or starting/stopping). The most pronounced peak in the third-octave spectrum was in the 160 Hz...... significant noise above ambient could be detected above the 250 Hz band. The absolute increase in noise above ambient was very small. L50 third-octave levels in the four bands with the converter running were thus only 1-2 dB above ambient L50 levels. The noise recorded 25 m from the wave energy converter...

  19. Propagation characteristics of converted refracted wave and its application in static correction of converted wave


    Three-component seismic exploration through P-wave source and three-component geophone is an effective technique used in complicated reservoir exploration. In three-component seismic exploration data processing,one of the difficulties is static correction of converted wave. This paper analyzes propagation characteristics of non-converted and converted refracted waves,and discovers a favor-able condition for the formation of converted refracted wave,i.e. the velocity of overlaying medium S wave is much lower than that of underlying medium S wave. In addition,the paper proposes the static correction method of converted wave based on PPS converted refracted wave,and processes the real three-component seismic data with better results of static correction of converted wave.

  20. Based on T5402 with Single Stage of PFC 30 W Flyback Type LED the Design of the Drive Power Supply%基于T5402带单级PFC的30W反激式LED驱动电源的设计

    张正平; 凌朝东


    Noadays,the existing multiple LED drive power supply on the market can't give full play to the advantages of LED,so is proposed based on the T5402 flyback type switch power structure.This paper introduces the T5402 chip of the pins function and power circuit of the design,on the power circuit of the composition,working principle and the choice of components.Tests showed that 85% efficiency and power factor 0.99,accord with EMI standards.Design meet the security separate,high current control accuracy,high reliability.%当今市面上存在的多种LED驱动电源并不能充分发挥LED的优点,因此提出一种基于T5402的反激式开关电源结构。该文介绍了芯片T5402的各引脚功能及驱动电路的设计,详述了驱动电路的组成、工作原理和主要元器件的选择。测试得出效率为85%、功率因数为0.99,符合EMI标准。设计满足安全隔离、高电流控制精度和高可靠性的要求。

  1. High-power converters and AC drives

    Wu, Bin


    This new edition reflects the recent technological advancements in the MV drive industry, such as advanced multilevel converters and drive configurations. It includes three new chapters, Control of Synchronous Motor Drives, Transformerless MV Drives, and Matrix Converter Fed Drives. In addition, there are extensively revised chapters on Multilevel Voltage Source Inverters and Voltage Source Inverter-Fed Drives. This book includes a systematic analysis on a variety of high-power multilevel converters, illustrates important concepts with simulations and experiments, introduces various megawatt drives produced by world leading drive manufacturers, and addresses practical problems and their mitigations methods.

  2. Data Converter for Multistandard Mobile Phones

    Yurttas, Aziz; Bruun, Erik; Jensen, Rasmus Glarborg


    This paper describes an analog to digital converter (ADC) for mobile communication systems using a direct down conversion architecture. The ADC can be programmed to meet the requirements of different communication standards, including GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) and WCDMA (Wideband...... Code Division Multiple Access). The ADC is realized with a pipeline ADC architecture for WCDMA and a Sigma-Delta architecture for GSM. In order to have an optimized area and power consumption, the basic building blocks (opamps) of the converters are shared between the two converter architectures...

  3. Selective harmonic control for power converters

    Zhou, Keliang; Yang, Yongheng; Blaabjerg, Frede;


    This paper proposes an Internal Model Principle (IMP) based Selective Harmonic Controller (SHC) for power converters. The proposed SHC offers an optimal control solution for power converters to mitigate power harmonics. It makes a good trade-off among cost, complexity and performance. It has high...... accuracy and fast transient response, and it is cost-effective, easy for real-time implementation, and compatible for design rules-of-thumb. An application on a three-phase PWM converter has confirmed the effectiveness of the proposed control scheme in terms of harmonic mitigation....

  4. Time interleaved counter analog to digital converters

    Danesh, Seyed Amir Ali


    The work explores extending time interleaving in A/D converters, by applying a high-level of parallelism to one of the slowest and simplest types of data-converters, the counter ADC. The motivation for the work is to realise high-performance re-configurable A/D converters for use in multi-standard and multi-PHY communication receivers with signal bandwidths in the 10s to 100s of MHz. The counter ADC requires only a comparator, a ramp signal, and a digital counter, where the ...

  5. New PWM switched-mode converter topologies

    Hua, Gui-Chao; Huang, Shi-Peng

    Two augmented switching cells are proposed from which four novel topologies can be derived: an augmented buck converter, an augmented boost converter, a novel switching power amplifier, and a novel switching controlled rectifier. The augmented buck and the augmented boost converters realize higher step-down and step-up ratios, respectively, under a given switch duty ratio by proper design of the turn ratios of the transformer and coupled inductor. The switching power amplifier achieves four-quadrant output by the use of two bidirectional current switches and a single power supply, while the inverse converter can be used as a switching controlled rectifier. The experimental verification of the power amplifier is presented.

  6. A three-port direct current converter


    The three-port direct current converter comprising: at least one input direct current source; at least one storage battery; a primary side circuit; a secondary side circuit; a first single magnetic component shared by the primary side circuit and the secondary side circuit, wherein the primary side...... circuit comprises a connection between the at least one input direct current source and the at least one storage battery, the primary side circuit configured for operating as a buck converter; a second magnetic component serially coupled to the first single magnetic component, wherein the first and second...... magnetic components are configured to perform a voltage step-up, wherein the secondary side circuit comprises a connection between the at least one storage battery and at least one load, the secondary side configured for operating as a tapped boost converter; wherein the three-port direct current converter...

  7. Interface of magnetoresistive converter of active power

    A. I. Vytiaganets


    Full Text Available The vehicle and programmatic interfaces of magnetoresistive converter of active power are considered, the results of statistical treatment of the multiple measuring of active-power are analysed.

  8. Catalytic converters as a source of platinum

    A. Fornalczyk


    Full Text Available The increase of Platinum Group Metals demand in automotive industry is connected with growing amount of cars equipped with the catalytic converters. The paper presents the review of available technologies during recycling process. The possibility of removing platinum from the used catalytic converters applying pyrometallurgical and hyrdometallurgical methods were also investigated. Metals such as Cu, Pb, Ca, Mg, Cd were used in the pyrometallurgical research (catalytic converter was melted with Cu, Pb and Ca or Mg and Cd vapours were blown through the whole carrier. In hydrometallurgical research catalytic converters was dissolved in aqua regia. Analysis of Pt contents in the carrier before and after the process was performed by means of atomic absorption spectroscopy. Obtained result were discussed.

  9. Reliability of power electronic converter systems

    Chung, Henry Shu-hung; Blaabjerg, Frede; Pecht, Michael


    This book outlines current research into the scientific modeling, experimentation, and remedial measures for advancing the reliability, availability, system robustness, and maintainability of Power Electronic Converter Systems (PECS) at different levels of complexity.

  10. State estimation for wave energy converters

    Bacelli, Giorgio; Coe, Ryan Geoffrey


    This report gives a brief discussion and examples on the topic of state estimation for wave energy converters (WECs). These methods are intended for use to enable real-time closed loop control of WECs.

  11. 低交叉调整率的双输出DC/DC变换器设计%Design of DC/DC Converter With Double -route Output Low Cross Regulation

    贾丽超; 刘云鹏


    Switch power is widely used in many fields such as industry control,household appliances and various instruments.The DPA -Switch series products,as an highly integrated solution,are applicable to DC /DC converter with DC voltage input range from 16V to 75V.The single -ended flyback DC /DC converter has the advantages of simple circuit,small volume and low cost,etc.A DC /DC converter with double -route output low cross regulation based on single DPA426R is designed in this paper.And the circuit diagram and main electrical properties are provided,the methods of improving the balance of the double -route output and reducing the cross regulation are introduced.The result of this experiment shows that the converter has many advantages of steady output,low voltage ripple,high efficiency as well as the lower cross regulation.%开关电源在工业控制、家用电器、仪器仪表等领域的应用非常广泛。DPA -Switch 系列产品是高度集成的解决方案,适用于16~75 VDC 输入的 DC /DC 转换器应用。单端反激 DC /DC变换器具有电路简单、体积小、成本低等优点。应用单片 DPA426R 芯片设计了一款具有低交叉调整率的单端反激双路输出 DC /DC 变换器,给出了电路原理图和主要电性能指标,介绍了改善两路输出电压平衡、降低交叉调整率的方法,对三种电压采样方式进行了说明。实验结果表明,该变换器不仅输出稳定,输出纹波小,效率高,而且具有较低的交叉调整率这一突出优点。

  12. New design trends in photovoltaic converters

    Van den Bossche, Alex


    The reason to look at new trends in PV converters is that, in the total cost of ownership the converter is more expensive than the PV panel. Another trend is that one uses them without transformer to increase efficiency, but one has to take into account safety. One can increase the switching frequency and at the same time reducing the switching losses using SiC components, but still good cost effective solutions can be made with Si-IGBTs.

  13. Industrial application, 1MHz, quasi resonant converter

    Carrasco Solís, Juan Manuel; Pérez Ridao, Francisco; Quero Reboul, José Manuel; Janer Jiménez, Carlos; García Franquelo, Leopoldo


    An industrial multi-output QRC converter is presented. Its main designing constraints are low cost, small in size, reduced EMI and EMC, high efficiency and severe dynamic behaviour in all outputs. Accomplishing this last restriction proved to be a difficult task. This has been done by means of a classical controller and cross regulation. The actual performance was tested on a 1MHz prototype rated at 50W. The low cost developed converter is characterized by its simplicity of design and operati...

  14. AC – AC Converters for UPS

    Rusalin Lucian R. Păun


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

  15. Switching power converters medium and high power

    Neacsu, Dorin O


    An examination of all of the multidisciplinary aspects of medium- and high-power converter systems, including basic power electronics, digital control and hardware, sensors, analog preprocessing of signals, protection devices and fault management, and pulse-width-modulation (PWM) algorithms, Switching Power Converters: Medium and High Power, Second Edition discusses the actual use of industrial technology and its related subassemblies and components, covering facets of implementation otherwise overlooked by theoretical textbooks. The updated Second Edition contains many new figures, as well as

  16. Local Bifurcations in DC-DC Converters


    Three local bifurcations in DC-DC converters are reviewed. They are period-doubling bifurcation, saddle-node bifurcation, and Neimark bifurcation. A general sampled-data model is employed to study the types of loss of stability of the nominal (periodic) solution and their connection with local bifurcations. More accurate prediction of instability and bifurcation than using the averaging approach is obtained. Examples of bifurcations associated with instabilities in DC-DC converters are given.

  17. LHC Power Converters: A Precision Game


    The LHC test-bed, String 2, is close to commissioning and one important element to get a first chance to prove what it can do is the power converter system. In String 2 there are 16 converters, in the full LHC there will be almost 1800. This article takes a look at what is so special about the power converters for the LHC. The 13 000 Amps power converters with the watercooled cables going to the String 2 feedboxes. The LHC's superconducting magnets will be the pinnacle of high technology. But to work, they'll need the help of high-precision power converters to supply them with extremely stable DC current. Perfection will be the name of the game, with an accuracy of just 1-2 parts per million (ppm) required. LEP, for the sake of comparison, could live with 10-20 ppm. The LHC's power converters will be very different from those of LEP or the SPS since the new accelerator's magnets are mostly superconducting. That means that they require much higher currents at a lower voltage since superconductors have no re...

  18. Low arc drop hybrid mode thermionic converter

    Shimada, K.


    The hybrid mode operation for the reduction of plasma drops is being investigated. This report discusses the results obtained from two molybdenum emitter converters. One converter had a molybdenum collector and the other a nickel collector. The molybdenum collector converter was operated in a hybrid mode (at an interelectrode distance of 1.7 mm) and produced a minimum barrier index of 1.96 eV at an emitter temperature of 1500 K. The arc drop was calculated to be 0.14 eV, using the published results for a molybdenum collector. On the other hand, the nickel collector converter was operated in a conventional ignited mode (at an interelectrode distance of 0.5 mm) and produced a minimum barrier index of 2.1 eV at an emitter temperature of 1700 K. It is tentatively concluded that a large-gap operation of the hybrid mode converter permits the diffusion of cesium ions to a distance in the order of one millimeter for an effective neutralization of electron space charge. By employing a low work function collector (1.55 eV) in a hybrid mode converter with an arc drop of 0.14 eV, it appears that a barrier index as low as 1.69 eV could be achieved.

  19. A Modified High-Efficient Step-Up Sepic for DC Motor Drives

    P. Dhanasekaran


    Full Text Available In this paper, Single-Ended Primary Inductor Converter (SEPIC fed DC motor is proposed. Soft-switching technique such as Zero-Voltage-Switching (ZVS and Zero-Current-Switching (ZCS operation plays a vital role in high voltage applications. Zero-Current-Switching (ZCS operation achieved due to resonance between the resonant inductor and the capacitor by using output diode and its reverse-recovery loss is subsequently reduced. Zero-Voltage-Switching (ZVS operation is achieved by using coupled inductor and auxiliary inductor. The model has been simulated through MATLAB/SIMULINK using Diode Bridge, SEPIC topology and closed loop DC motor load and it is modeled analytically. The proposed system is modeled with input side Diode Bridge Rectifier and SEPIC Topology with Proportional Integral (PI controller. The soft switching scheme for the proposed topology is developed with closed loop motor load. The motor voltage is achieved twice the rated voltage. The results are generated in MATLAB/SIMULINK and are shown.

  20. Materials technology for Stirling space power converters

    Baggenstoss, William; Mittendorf, Donald


    This program was conducted in support of the NASA LeRC development of the Stirling power converter (SPC) for space power applications. The objectives of this contract were: (1) to perform a technology review and analyses to support the evaluation of materials issues for the SPC; (2) to evaluate liquid metal compatibility issues of the SPC; (3) to evaluate and define a transient liquid phase diffusion bonding (TLPDB) process for the SPC joints to the Udimet 720 heater head; and (4) to evaluate alternative (to the TLPDB) joining techniques. In the technology review, several aspects of the current Stirling design were examined including the power converter assembly process, materials joining, gas bearings, and heat exchangers. The supporting analyses included GLIMPS power converter simulation in support of the materials studies, and system level analysis in support of the technology review. The liquid metal compatibility study evaluated process parameters for use in the Stirling power converter. The alternative joining techniques study looked at the applicability of various joining techniques to the Stirling power converter requirements.

  1. Efficiency of Thermionic and Thermoelectric Converters

    Gerstenmaier, York Christian; Wachutka, Gerhard


    Thermoelectric and thermionic converters — also in micro- and nano-meter design — are considered for power generation and cooling applications. The potential of thermionic vacuum gap converters is investigated precisely by a new advanced theory with inclusion of backward currents from the 2nd electrode, losses due to thermal radiation and ohmic resistance in the electrodes, tunneling through the gap, image forces, and space charge effects. The efficiency of nano-meter gap thermionic converters is by far higher than for thermoelectric devices (including nano-structured superlattices) for operating temperatures above 800°K, however, there is no chance of realization with today's technology. For a vacuum gap width of about 1 μm the performance is higher than for hypothetical bulk- thermoelectric generators (TEGs) with ZT = 1 for T > 1000°K and also higher than for hypothetical nano-structured superlattices (ZT = 2.4) for T > 1200°K. A thermionic converter with gap width of 5μm has lower performance than a TEG with ZT = 1, however, also operates at T > 1200°K. Reasonable performance of thermionic converters at T ⩽ 500°K necessitates materials with workfunctions ⩽ 0.5 eV.

  2. Understanding delta-sigma data converters

    Pavan, Shanti; Temes, Gabor C


    This new edition introduces novel analysis and design techniques for delta-sigma (ΔΣ) converters in physical and conceptual terms, and includes new chapters that explore developments in the field over the last decade. This book explains the principles and operation of delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) in physical and conceptual terms in accordance with the most recent developments in the field. The interest of ΔΣ converter designers has shifted significantly over the past decade, due to many new applications for data converters at the far ends of the frequency spectrum. Continuous-time delta-sigma A/D converters with GHz clocks, of both lowpass and bandpass types, are required for wireless applications. At the other extreme, multiplexed ADCs with very narrow (sometimes 10 Hz wide) signal bandwidths, but very high accuracy are needed in the interfaces of biomedical and environmental sensors. To reflect the changing eeds of designers, the second edition includes significant new material on bo...

  3. A linear temperature-to-frequency converter

    Løvborg, Leif


    The possibility of converting temperature into a frequency signal by means of a thermistor which is part of the frequency-determining network of an RC oscillator is investigated. It is shown that a temperature - frequency characteristic which has a point of inflection may be realized, and that th......The possibility of converting temperature into a frequency signal by means of a thermistor which is part of the frequency-determining network of an RC oscillator is investigated. It is shown that a temperature - frequency characteristic which has a point of inflection may be realized......, and that the maximum value of the temperature-frequency coefficient beta in this point is-1/3 alpha, where a is the temperature coefficient of the thermistor at the corresponding temperature. Curves showing the range in which the converter is expected to be linear to within plusmn0.1 degC are given. A laboratory...

  4. Converters for Distributed Power Generation Systems

    Blaabjerg, Frede; Yang, Yongheng


    Power electronics technology has become the enabling technology for the integration of distributed power generation systems (DPGS) such as offshore wind turbine power systems and commercial photovoltaic power plants. Depending on the applications, a vast array of DPGS-based power converter...... presents an overview of the power converters for the DPGS, mainly based on wind turbine systems and photovoltaic systems, covering a wide range of applications. Moreover, the modulation schemes and interfacing power filters for the power converters are also exemplified. Finally, the general control...... topologies has been developed and more are coming into the market in order to achieve an efficient and reliable power conversion from the renewables. In addition, stringent demands from both the distribution system operators and the consumers have been imposed on the renewable-based DPGS. This article...

  5. CMOS Integrated Capacitive DC-DC Converters

    Van Breussegem, Tom


    This book provides a detailed analysis of all aspects of capacitive DC-DC converter design: topology selection, control loop design and noise mitigation. Readers will benefit from the authors’ systematic overview that starts from the ground up, in-depth circuit analysis and a thorough review of recently proposed techniques and design methodologies.  Not only design techniques are discussed, but also implementation in CMOS is shown, by pinpointing the technological opportunities of CMOS and demonstrating the implementation based on four state-of-the-art prototypes.  Provides a detailed analysis of all aspects of capacitive DC-DC converter design;  Analyzes the potential of this type of DC-DC converter and introduces a number of techniques to unleash their full potential; Combines system theory with practical implementation techniques; Includes unique analysis of CMOS technology for this application; Provides in-depth analysis of four fabricated prototypes.

  6. External ionization mechanisms for advanced thermionic converters

    Hatziprokopiou, M. E.

    Ion generation and recombination mechanisms in the cesium plasma were investigated as they pertain to the advanced mode thermionic energy converters. The changes in plasma density and temperature within the converter were studied under the influence of several promising auxiliary ionization candidate sources. Three novel approaches of external cesium ion generation were investigated in some detail, namely vibrationally excited N2 as an energy source of ionization of Cs ions in a DC discharge, microwave power as a means of resonant sustenance of the cesium plasma, and ion generation in a pulse N2-Cs mixture. The experimental data obtained and discussed in this work show that all three techniques--i.e. the non-LTE high-voltage pulsing, the energy transfer from vibrationally excited diatomic gases, and the external pumping with a microwave power--have considerable promise as schemes in auxiliary ion generation applicable to the advanced thermionic energy converter.

  7. Data Converter for Multistandard Mobile Phones

    Yurttas, Aziz; Bruun, Erik; Jensen, Rasmus Glarborg


    This paper describes an analog to digital converter (ADC) for mobile communication systems using a direct down conversion architecture. The ADC can be programmed to meet the requirements of different communication standards, including GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) and WCDMA (Wideband...... Code Division Multiple Access). The ADC is realized with a pipeline ADC architecture for WCDMA and a Sigma-Delta architecture for GSM. In order to have an optimized area and power consumption, the basic building blocks (opamps) of the converters are shared between the two converter architectures....... The entire ADC consumes about 5.5 mW and occupies an active area of about 0.36 mm(2). A test circuit has been developed and fabricated and measurements show that both the required programmability and the required performance can be obtained using the proposed configurations....

  8. Power system applications for PASC converter systems

    Donnelly, M.K. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Johnson, R.M. [Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT (United States)


    This paper shows, using computer EMTP simulations, some preliminary results of applying pulse amplitude synthesis and control (PASC) technology to single-source level voltage converter system. The method can be applied to any single terminal pair source with appropriate modifications in power extraction interface and computer control program to match source and load impedance characteristics. The PASC realization as discussed here employs banks of transformers, one bank per phase, in which the primaries are connected in parallel through a switch matrix to the dc source. Two opposite polarity primaries per transformer are pulsed alternatively in time to produce an oscillatory sinusoidal output waveform. PASC conversion system capabilities to produce both leading and lagging power factor power output in single-phase and three-phase {Delta} or Y configurations are illustrated. EMTP simulations are used to demonstrate the converter capabilities. Also included are discussions regarding harmonics and potential control strategies to adapt the converter to an application or to minimize harmonics.

  9. Self-oscillating resonant power converter


    The present invention relates to resonant power converters and inverters comprising a self-oscillating feedback loop coupled from a switch output to a control input of a switching network comprising one or more semiconductor switches. The self-oscillating feedback loop sets a switching frequency...... of the power converter and comprises a first intrinsic switch capacitance coupled between a switch output and a control input of the switching network and a first inductor. The first inductor is coupled in-between a first bias voltage source and the control input of the switching network and has...... a substantially fixed inductance. The first bias voltage source is configured to generate an adjustable bias voltage applied to the first inductor. The output voltage of the power converter is controlled in a flexible and rapid manner by controlling the adjustable bias voltage....

  10. High Efficiency Reversible Fuel Cell Power Converter

    Pittini, Riccardo

    The large scale integration of renewable energy sources requires suitable energy storage systems to balance energy production and demand in the electrical grid. Bidirectional fuel cells are an attractive technology for energy storage systems due to the high energy density of fuel. Compared...... entitled "High Efficiency Reversible Fuel Cell Power Converter" and it presents the design of a high efficiency dc-dc converter developed and optimized for bidirectional fuel cell applications. First, a brief overview of fuel cell and energy storage technologies is presented. Different system topologies...... to traditional unidirectional fuel cell, bidirectional fuel cells have increased operating voltage and current ranges. These characteristics increase the stresses on dc-dc and dc-ac converters in the electrical system, which require proper design and advanced optimization. This work is part of the PhD project...

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

    R. Ramesh,


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

  12. Dual Converter Fed Open-End Transformer Topology with Parallel Converters and Integrated Magnetics

    Gohil, Ghanshyamsinh Vijaysinh; Bede, Lorand; Teodorescu, Remus


    A converter system for high power applications, connected to a medium-voltage network using a stepup transformer, is presented in this paper. The converterside winding of the transformer is configured as an openend and both the ends of the windings are fed from two different converter groups. Each...

  13. Si Bule Masuk Islam: Western Converts to Islam in Indonesia - more than just Converts of Convenience?

    M. A. Kevin Brice


    Full Text Available In discussing converts to Islam, two different types of converts are often identified based on the reason for conversion: converts of convenience and converts of conviction. The common view is that in most (if not all cases, conversion to Islam in Indonesia by Westerners is about facilitating marriage and so the converts should be classified as converts of convenience. Evidence of the commonality of this view is considered by reference to advice offered to Westerners about marriage to Indonesians on specialist web sites and examples of coverage of the topic in Indonesian social media. By considering a number of brief case studies, the common view is challenged. The binary of “convert of convenience” versus “convert of conviction” is revisited to suggest that individuals may move between the types over a period of time. Finally the paper will consider whether there is anything about Islam in Indonesia which contributes to the phenomenon of “transnational” conversion by Westerners in Indonesia.DOI: 10.15408/sdi.v22i1.1386

  14. Solar energy converter using surface plasma waves

    Anderson, L. M. (Inventor)


    Sunlight is dispersed over a diffraction grating formed on the surface of a conducting film on a substrate. The angular dispersion controls the effective grating period so that a matching spectrum of surface plasmons is excited for parallel processing on the conducting film. The resulting surface plasmons carry energy to an array of inelastic tunnel diodes. This solar energy converter does not require different materials for each frequency band, and sunlight is directly converted to electricity in an efficient manner by extracting more energy from the more energetic photons.

  15. Modeling and Simulation of Matrix Converter

    Liu, Fu-rong; Klumpner, Christian; Blaabjerg, Frede


    This paper discusses the modeling and simulation of matrix converter. Two models of matrix converter are presented: one is based on indirect space vector modulation and the other is based on power balance equation. The basis of these two models is• given and the process on modeling is introduced...... in details. The results of simulations developed for different researches reveal that different mdel may be suitable for different purpose, thus the model should be chosen different carefully. Some details and tricks in modeling are also introduced which give a reference for further research....

  16. Combination solar photovoltaic heat engine energy converter

    Chubb, Donald L.


    A combination solar photovoltaic heat engine converter is proposed. Such a system is suitable for either terrestrial or space power applications. The combination system has a higher efficiency than either the photovoltaic array or the heat engine alone can attain. Advantages in concentrator and radiator area and receiver mass of the photovoltaic heat engine system over a heat-engine-only system are estimated. A mass and area comparison between the proposed space station organic Rankine power system and a combination PV-heat engine system is made. The critical problem for the proposed converter is the necessity for high temperature photovoltaic array operation. Estimates of the required photovoltaic temperature are presented.

  17. Metamaterial polarization converter analysis: limits of performance

    Markovich, Dmitry L.; Andryieuski, Andrei; Zalkovskij, Maksim;


    In this paper, we analyze the theoretical limits of a metamaterial-based converter with orthogonal linear eigenpolarizations that allow linear-to-elliptical polarization transformation with any desired ellipticity and ellipse orientation. We employ the transmission line approach providing a needed...... and a single layer with a ground plane can have 100 % polarization conversion efficiency. We tested our conclusions numerically reaching the designated limits of efficiency using a simple metamaterial design. Our general analysis provides useful guidelines for the metamaterial polarization converter design...

  18. Is China Ready for Full Yuan Convertibility?


    Although China has made headway in reforming the exchange rate regime of its currency,the yuan,and expanding the use of it in cross-border trade during the past year,the yuan is far from fully convertible.Huang Yiping,a professor at the National School of Development of Peking University,said in an article for Beijing Review that China has the conditions for capital account liberalization and should strive for basic convertibility within five years. Edited excerpts follow

  19. Generalized modular multilevel converter and modulation

    Liu, Hui; Loh, Poh Chiang; Blaabjerg, Frede


    Modular multilevel converter (MMC) has gained popularity recently with its modulation, capacitor voltage balancing and circulating current issues widely discussed. Contributing to this effort, a study is presented here to show how the MMC topology can be derived from the viewpoint of two series...... converters regulating a power grid. The generalized topology derived and notated as GMMC can then be altered to create various types of MMC, including the traditional topology that is presently well-known. This effort has not been previously discussed, and may smoothen the understanding of MMC operation...

  20. Efficient, lightweight dc/dc switching converter

    Cuk, S.; Middlebrook, R. D.


    Converters have input properties of boost power stage and output properties of buck power stage, yet they perform general conversion function with high efficiency. Other features include non-pulsating input/output currents, use of capacitive energy transfer, low output voltage ripple, reduced EMI, and small size.

  1. Power electronics converters for wind turbine systems

    Blaabjerg, Frede; Liserre, Marco; Ma, Ke


    The steady growth of installed wind power which reached 200 GW capacity in 2010, together with the up-scaling of the single wind turbine power capability - 7 MW’s has been announced by manufacturers - has pushed the research and development of power converters towards full scale power conversion,...

  2. Power Electronics Converters for Wind Turbine Systems

    Blaabjerg, Frede; Liserre, Marco; Ma, Ke


    The steady growth of installed wind power together with the upscaling of the single wind turbine power capability has pushed the research and development of power converters toward full-scale power conversion, lowered cost pr kW, increased power density, and also the need for higher reliability. ...

  3. China to Gradually Make Capital Account Convertible


    @@ China is pushing forward its currency Renminbi (RMB)'s capital account convertibility gradually and in a stable manner, said an official with the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), ruling out both an adventurous leap and conservative cautiousness, according to a report of Xinhua on April 12.

  4. China to Gradually Make Capital Account Convertible


      China is pushing forward its currency Renminbi (RMB)'s capital account convertibility gradually and in a stable manner, said an official with the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), ruling out both an adventurous leap and conservative cautiousness, according to a report of Xinhua on April 12.……

  5. Power electronics converters for wind turbine systems

    Blaabjerg, Frede; Liserre, Marco; Ma, Ke


    The steady growth of installed wind power which reached 200 GW capacity in 2010, together with the up-scaling of the single wind turbine power capability - 7 MW’s has been announced by manufacturers - has pushed the research and development of power converters towards full scale power conversion,...

  6. Mathematical modeling of the flash converting process

    Sohn, H.Y.; Perez-Tello, M.; Riihilahti, K.M. [Utah Univ., Salt Lake City, UT (United States)


    An axisymmetric mathematical model for the Kennecott-Outokumpu flash converting process for converting solid copper matte to copper is presented. The model is an adaptation of the comprehensive mathematical model formerly developed at the University of Utah for the flash smelting of copper concentrates. The model incorporates the transport of momentum, heat, mass, and reaction kinetics between gas and particles in a particle-laden turbulent gas jet. The standard k-{epsilon} model is used to describe gas-phase turbulence in an Eulerian framework. The particle-phase is treated from a Lagrangian viewpoint which is coupled to the gas-phase via the source terms in the Eulerian gas-phase governing equations. Matte particles were represented as Cu{sub 2}S yFeS, and assumed to undergo homogeneous oxidation to Cu{sub 2}O, Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}, and SO{sub 2}. A reaction kinetics mechanism involving both external mass transfer of oxygen gas to the particle surface and diffusion of oxygen through the porous oxide layer is proposed to estimate the particle oxidation rate Predictions of the mathematical model were compared with the experimental data collected in a bench-scale flash converting facility. Good agreement between the model predictions and the measurements was obtained. The model was used to study the effect of different gas-injection configurations on the overall fluid dynamics in a commercial size flash converting shaft. (author)

  7. Development of the Wave Energy Converter

    Kofoed, Jens Peter; Frigaard, Peter; Sørensen, Hans Christian


    The development of the wave energy converter Wave Dragon (WD) is presented. The WD is based on the overtopping principle. Initially a description of the WD is given. Then the development over time in terms of the various research and development projects working with the concept is described...

  8. Aquabuoy Wave Energy Converter

    Vicinanza, Diego; Margheritini, Lucia; Frigaard, Peter

    The work reported here is part of the contract agreement between the Finavera Renewables Ocean Energy Ltd. and the Department of Civil Engineering Hydraulics and Coastal Engineering Laboratory to instrument a model in scale 1:10 to prototype of the AquaBuOY (AB) wave energy converter and to analyse...

  9. Fast Constant Weight Codeword to Index Converter


    is achievable; a 64-out- of-128 bit converter uses only 9% of the available ALMs. The large values of n required special Verilog programming. For...n r ) in a MATLAB program and wrote it to a header file that was included in the Verilog code. III. COMPLEX DISJOINT DECOMPOSITION SOLUTION It can

  10. Low-power variable frequency PFC converters

    Li Yani; Yang Yintang; Zhu Zhangming, E-mail: [Key Laboratory of Wide Band-Gap Semiconductor Materials and Devices of the Ministry of Education, Institute of Microelectronics, Xidian University, Xi' an 710071 (China)


    Based on the SinoMOS 1 {mu}m 40 V CMOS process, a novel power factor contention (PFC) converter with a low-power variable frequency function is presented. The circuit introduces a multi-vector error amplifier and a programmable oscillator to achieve frequency modulation, which provides a rapid dynamic response and precise output voltage clamping with low power in the entire load. According to the external load variation, the system can modulate the circuit operating frequency linearly, thereby ensuring that the PFC converter can work in frequency conversion-mode. Measured results show that the normal operating frequency of the PFC converter is 5-6 kHz, the start-up current is 36 {mu}A, the stable operating current is only 2.43 mA, the efficiency is 97.3%, the power factor (PF) is 0.988, THD is 3.8%, the load adjust rate is 3%, and the linear adjust rate is less than 1%. Both theoretical and practical results reveal that the power consumption of the whole supply system is reduced efficiently, especially when the load varies. The active die area of the PFC converter chip is 1.61 x 1.52 mm{sup 2}. (semiconductor integrated circuits)

  11. Oxygen activity measurements in simulated converter matte

    Tshilombo, KG


    Full Text Available to the composition of the gas atmosphere over the melt. The measured oxygen activity was generally close to that predicted by FactSage calculations. This indicates that such oxygen activity measurements could be useful to monitor iron removal during converting...

  12. Online Scheduling in Distributed Message Converter Systems

    Risse, Thomas; Wombacher, Andreas; Surridge, Mike; Taylor, Steve; Aberer, Karl


    The optimal distribution of jobs among hosts in distributed environments is an important factor to achieve high performance. The optimal strategy depends on the application. In this paper we present a new online scheduling strategy for distributed EDI converter system. The strategy is based on the B

  13. Converting Student Support Services to Online Delivery.

    Brigham, David E.


    Uses a systems framework to analyze the creation of student support services for distance education at Regents College: electronic advising, electronic peer network, online course database, online bookstore, virtual library, and alumni services website. Addresses the issues involved in converting distance education programs from print-based and…

  14. Online Scheduling in Distributed Message Converter Systems

    Risse, Thomas; Wombacher, Andreas; Surridge, Mike; Taylor, Steve; Aberer, Karl


    The optimal distribution of jobs among hosts in distributed environments is an important factor to achieve high performance. The optimal strategy depends on the application. In this paper we present a new online scheduling strategy for distributed EDI converter system. The strategy is based on the B

  15. Online Scheduling in Distributed Message Converter Systems

    Risse, Thomas; Wombacher, Andreas; Surridge, Mike; Taylor, Steve; Aberer, Karl

    The optimal distribution of jobs among hosts in distributed environments is an important factor to achieve high performance. The optimal strategy depends on the application. In this paper we present a new online scheduling strategy for distributed EDI converter system. The strategy is based on the

  16. Near-Shore Floating Wave Energy Converters

    Ruol, Piero; Zanuttigh, Barbara; Martinelli, Luca


    Aim of this note is to analyse the possible application of a Wave Energy Converter (WEC) as a combined tool to protect the coast and harvest energy. Physical model tests are used to evaluate wave transmission past a near-shore floating WEC of the wave activated body type, named DEXA. Efficiency...

  17. Bidirectional converter interface for a battery energy storage test bench

    Trintis, Ionut; Thomas, Stephan; Blank, Tobias;


    This paper presents the bidirectional converter interface for a 6 kV battery energy storage test bench. The power electronic interface consists a two stage converter topology having a low voltage dc-ac grid connected converter and a new dual active bridge dc-dc converter with high transformation...... ratio. The dc-dc converter controls the battery charge/discharge current while the grid converter controls the common dc-link voltage and the grid current. The applied control structures and the hardware implementation of both converters are presented, together with their interaction. Experimental...

  18. Bidirectional converter interface for a battery energy storage test bench

    Trintis, Ionut; Thomas, Stephan; Blank, Tobias


    This paper presents the bidirectional converter interface for a 6 kV battery energy storage test bench. The power electronic interface consists a two stage converter topology having a low voltage dc-ac grid connected converter and a new dual active bridge dc-dc converter with high transformation...... ratio. The dc-dc converter controls the battery charge/discharge current while the grid converter controls the common dc-link voltage and the grid current. The applied control structures and the hardware implementation of both converters are presented, together with their interaction. Experimental...

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

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


    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....

  20. Emissions Tests Of Two Dc-To-Dc Converters

    Mclyman, W. T.


    Report describes tests to characterize unwanted electric and magnetic fields, at frequencies up to few megahertz, radiated by two dc-to-dc converters, one 20-kHz square-wave converter; the other, a 33-kHz sine-wave converter. Part of effort to develop "quiet" power converter for use aboard spacecraft. Converter required to interfere minimally with delicate instruments measuring electric and magnetic fields.

  1. Coordinated Control of Wave Energy Converters Subject to Motion Constraints


    In this paper, a generic coordinated control method for wave energy converters is proposed, and the constraints on motion amplitudes and the hydrodynamic interaction between converters are considered. The objective of the control problem is to maximize the energy converted from ocean waves, and this is achieved by coordinating the power take-off (PTO) damping of each wave energy converter in the frequency domain in each sea state. In a case study, a wave energy farm consisting of four convert...

  2. Research on Converter Valve Overvoltage Mechanism and Calculation Conditions of ± 800 kV Converter Station

    WANG Dongju; DENG Xu; ZHOU Hao; CHEN Xilei; XU Anwen; SHEN Yang


    The thyristor converter valve is the key equipment of commutation in ultra high voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission systems. Owing to the limited voltage and current overload capacity, any transient overvoltage may cause permanent damage to the thyristor converter valve. In order to specify the converter valves' overvoltage levels of the ±800 kV UHVDC transmission system, the mechanisms of its generation and development are discussed in detail, from which the calculation conditions for the highest stresses of the converter valves are given. Finally, the converter valve's overvoltage of Xiluodu UHV converter station is simulated. The research results show that the overvoltages of the converter valves in the upper 3-pulse group of the high voltage(HV) and low voltage(LV) 12-pulse converter are generated jointly by the DC line voltage and the converter transformer's voltage at its valve side. Calculation conditions for this overvoltage are: DC system in bipolar operation mode, converter station operating as rectifier, maximum DC system operating voltage, minimum DC current, minimum AC system voltage of the converter station. Furthermore, the other converter valves' overvoltage is caused by the phase-to-phase switching surge generated at the converter station's AC side, penetrating into the valve hall. Overall, the maximum overvoltages of Xiluodu converter station in the upper 3-pulse group of the HV and LV 12-pulse converter are 379.1 kV and 384.9 kV, for other converter valves the maximum overvoltage is 375.3 kV.

  3. Imbalance between pulmonary angiotensin-converting enzyme and angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 activity in acute respiratory distress syndrome

    Wosten-van Asperen, Roelie M.; Bos, Albert; Bem, Reinout A.; Dierdorp, Barbara S.; Dekker, Tamara; van Goor, Harry; Kamilic, Jelena; van der Loos, Chris M.; van den Berg, Elske; Bruijn, Martijn; van Woensel, Job B.; Lutter, Rene


    Objective: Angiotensin-converting enzyme and its effector peptide angiotensin II have been implicated in the pathogenesis of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Recently, angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 was identified as the counter-regulatory enzyme of angiotensin-converting enzyme that converts

  4. Imbalance between pulmonary angiotensin-converting enzyme and angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 activity in acute respiratory distress syndrome

    Wosten-van Asperen, Roelie M.; Bos, Albert; Bem, Reinout A.; Dierdorp, Barbara S.; Dekker, Tamara; van Goor, Harry; Kamilic, Jelena; van der Loos, Chris M.; van den Berg, Elske; Bruijn, Martijn; van Woensel, Job B.; Lutter, Rene


    Objective: Angiotensin-converting enzyme and its effector peptide angiotensin II have been implicated in the pathogenesis of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Recently, angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 was identified as the counter-regulatory enzyme of angiotensin-converting enzyme that converts a

  5. Efficient Wide Range Converters (EWiRaC): A new family of high efficient AC-DC Converters

    Petersen, Lars; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.


    The performance in terms of efficiency of the existing power supplies used for PFC is very dependent on the input voltage range. The boost converter is the most commonly used PFC converter because of its simplicity and high efficiency. But, the boost converter as well as other known converters...... the converter topology according to the input voltage. This new converter type has been named: efficient wide range converter (EWiRaC). The performance of the EWiRaC is experimental verified in a universal input range (90-270VAC) application with an output voltage of 185VDC capable of 500W output power. The EWi...

  6. Analog-digital converters for industrial applications including an introduction to digital-analog converters

    Ohnhäuser, Frank


    This book offers students and those new to the topic of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) a broad introduction, before going into details of the state-of-the-art design techniques for SAR and DS converters, including the latest research topics, which are valuable for IC design engineers as well as users of ADCs in applications. The book then addresses important topics, such as correct connectivity of ADCs in an application, the verification, characterization and testing of ADCs that ensure high-quality end products. Analog-to-digital converters are the central element in any data processing system and regulation loops such as modems or electrical motor drives. They significantly affect the performance and resolution of a system or end product. System development engineers need to be familiar with the performance parameters of the converters and understand the advantages and disadvantages of the various architectures. Integrated circuit development engineers have to overcome the problem of achieving high per...

  7. TiConverter: A training image converting tool for multiple-point geostatistics

    Fadlelmula F., Mohamed M.; Killough, John; Fraim, Michael


    TiConverter is a tool developed to ease the application of multiple-point geostatistics whether by the open source Stanford Geostatistical Modeling Software (SGeMS) or other available commercial software. TiConverter has a user-friendly interface and it allows the conversion of 2D training images into numerical representations in four different file formats without the need for additional code writing. These are the ASCII (.txt), the geostatistical software library (GSLIB) (.txt), the Isatis (.dat), and the VTK formats. It performs the conversion based on the RGB color system. In addition, TiConverter offers several useful tools including image resizing, smoothing, and segmenting tools. The purpose of this study is to introduce the TiConverter, and to demonstrate its application and advantages with several examples from the literature.

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

    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

  9. Parametric study of minimum converter loss in an energy-storage dc-to-dc converter

    Wong, R. C.; Owen, H. A., Jr.; Wilson, T. G.


    Through a combination of analytical and numerical minimization procedures, a converter design that results in the minimum total converter loss (including core loss, winding loss, capacitor and energy-storage-reactor loss, and various losses in the semiconductor switches) is obtained. Because the initial phase involves analytical minimization, the computation time required by the subsequent phase of numerical minimization is considerably reduced in this combination approach. The effects of various loss parameters on the optimum values of the design variables are also examined.

  10. MAGIC: Model and Graphic Information Converter

    Herbert, W. C.


    MAGIC is a software tool capable of converting highly detailed 3D models from an open, standard format, VRML 2.0/97, into the proprietary DTS file format used by the Torque Game Engine from GarageGames. MAGIC is used to convert 3D simulations from authoritative sources into the data needed to run the simulations in NASA's Distributed Observer Network. The Distributed Observer Network (DON) is a simulation presentation tool built by NASA to facilitate the simulation sharing requirements of the Data Presentation and Visualization effort within the Constellation Program. DON is built on top of the Torque Game Engine (TGE) and has chosen TGE's Dynamix Three Space (DTS) file format to represent 3D objects within simulations.

  11. Faults and Diagnosis Systems in Power Converters

    Lee, Kyo-Beum; Choi, Uimin


    efforts have been put into making these systems better in terms of reliability in order to achieve high power source availability, reduce the cost of energy and also increase the reliability of overall systems. Among the components used in power converters, a power device and a capacitor fault occurs most......A power converter is needed in almost all kinds of renewable energy systems and drive systems. It is used both for controlling the renewable source and for interfacing with the load, which can be grid-connected or working in standalone mode. Further, it drives the motors efficiently. Increasing...... frequently. Therefore, it is important to monitor the power device and capacitor fault to increase the reliability of power electronics. In this chapter, the diagnosis methods for power device fault will be discussed by dividing into open- and short-circuit faults. Then, the condition monitoring methods...

  12. Strained quantum well photovoltaic energy converter

    Freundlich, Alexandre (Inventor); Renaud, Philippe (Inventor); Vilela, Mauro Francisco (Inventor); Bensaoula, Abdelhak (Inventor)


    An indium phosphide photovoltaic cell is provided where one or more quantum wells are introduced between the conventional p-conductivity and n-conductivity indium phosphide layer. The approach allows the cell to convert the light over a wider range of wavelengths than a conventional single junction cell and in particular convert efficiently transparency losses of the indium phosphide conventional cell. The approach hence may be used to increase the cell current output. A method of fabrication of photovoltaic devices is provided where ternary InAsP and InGaAs alloys are used as well material in the quantum well region and results in an increase of the cell current output.

  13. Component technology for Stirling power converters

    Thieme, Lanny G.

    NASA Lewis Research Center has organized a component technology program as part of the efforts to develop Stirling converter technology for space power applications. The Stirling Space Power Program is part of the NASA High Capacity Power Project of the Civil Space Technology Initiative (CSTI). NASA Lewis is also providing technical management for the DOE/Sandia program to develop Stirling converters for solar terrestrial power producing electricity for the utility grid. The primary contractors for the space power and solar terrestrial programs develop component technologies directly related to their goals. This Lewis component technology effort, while coordinated with the main programs, aims at longer term issues, advanced technologies, and independent assessments. An overview of work on linear alternators, engine/alternator/load interactions and controls, heat exchangers, materials, life and reliability, and bearings is presented.

  14. A Variational Inequality from Pricing Convertible Bond

    Yan Huiwen


    Full Text Available The model of pricing American-style convertible bond is formulated as a zero-sum Dynkin game, which can be transformed into a parabolic variational inequality (PVI. The fundamental variable in this model is the stock price of the firm which issued the bond, and the differential operator in PVI is linear. The optimal call and conversion strategies correspond to the free boundaries of PVI. Some properties of the free boundaries are studied in this paper. We show that the bondholder should convert the bond if and only if the price of the stock is equal to a fixed value, and the firm should call the bond back if and only if the price is equal to a strictly decreasing function of time. Moreover, we prove that the free boundaries are smooth and bounded. Eventually we give some numerical results.

  15. MOCCASIN: converting MATLAB ODE models to SBML.

    Gómez, Harold F; Hucka, Michael; Keating, Sarah M; Nudelman, German; Iber, Dagmar; Sealfon, Stuart C


    MATLAB is popular in biological research for creating and simulating models that use ordinary differential equations (ODEs). However, sharing or using these models outside of MATLAB is often problematic. A community standard such as Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML) can serve as a neutral exchange format, but translating models from MATLAB to SBML can be challenging-especially for legacy models not written with translation in mind. We developed MOCCASIN (Model ODE Converter for Creating Automated SBML INteroperability) to help. MOCCASIN can convert ODE-based MATLAB models of biochemical reaction networks into the SBML format. MOCCASIN is available under the terms of the LGPL 2.1 license ( Source code, binaries and test cases can be freely obtained from : More information is available at © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press.

  16. Multiport Resonant DC-DC Converter

    Tran, Yan-Kim; Dujic, Drazen; Barrade, Philippe


    his paper presents a multiport galvanically isolated LLC resonant DC-DC converter suitable for DC applications. A three-port structure is analyzed, with full bidirectional power flow capabilities, simple control and behavior similar to that expected from a DC transformer. Each port is equipped with half-bridge modules accompanied with tuned resonant tank, partly realized with elements of a multi- winding high frequency transformer. With some restrictions that are explained in the paper, each ...

  17. Converting Student Support Services to Online Delivery

    David E. Brigham


    This case study describes how Regents College (soon to be Excelsior College), an accredited, private, distance education institution with administrative offices in Albany, New York addressed the structural, management, and resource issues that came into play when converting distance education programs from print-based and telephone delivery to online delivery. The study uses a systems framework to describe and analyze the circumstances and issues surrounding the creation of six student suppor...

  18. Reversible thyristor converters of brushless synchronous compensators



    Full Text Available Behavior of models of three-phase-to-single-phase rotary reversible thyristor converters of brushless synchronous compensators in a circuit simulation system is analyzed. It is shown that combined control mode of opposite-connected thyristors may result in the exciter armature winding short circuits both at the thyristor feed-forward and lagging current delay angles. It must be taken into consideration when developing brushless compensator excitation systems.

  19. (Convertible) Undeniable Signatures Without Random Oracles

    Yuen, Tsz Hon; Au, Man Ho; Liu, Joseph K.; Susilo, Willy

    We propose a convertible undeniable signature scheme without random oracles. Our construction is based on Waters' and Kurosawa and Heng's schemes that were proposed in Eurocrypt 2005. The security of our scheme is based on the CDH and the decision linear assumption. Comparing only the part of undeniable signatures, our scheme uses more standard assumptions than the existing undeniable signatures without random oracles due to Laguillamie and Vergnaud.

  20. Fracture imaging with converted elastic waves

    Nihei, K.T.; Nakagawa, S.; Myer, L.R.


    This paper examines the seismic signatures of discrete, finite-length fractures, and outlines an approach for elastic, prestack reverse-time imaging of discrete fractures. The results of this study highlight the importance of incorporating fracture-generated P-S converted waves into the imaging method, and presents an alternate imaging condition that can be used in elastic reverse-time imaging when a direct wave is recorded (e.g., for crosswell and VSP acquisition geometries).

  1. Spectral converters and luminescent solar concentrators

    Scudo, Petra F; Fusco, Roberto


    In this paper we present a comprehensive theoretical description of molecular spectral converters in the specific context of Luminescent Solar Concentrators (LSCs). The theoretical model is an extension to a three-level system interacting with a solar radiation bath of the standard quantum theory of atomic radiative processes. We derive the equilibrium equations of the conversion process and provide specific examples of application of this principle to the development of solar concentration devices.

  2. The CERN Control Protocol for power converters

    Barnett, I.; Benincasa, G.; Berrig, O.; Brun, R.; Burla, P.; Coudert, G.; Pett, J.G.; Pittin, R.; Royer, J.P.; Trofimov, N. (CERN, Geneva (Switzerland))


    The Control Protocols provide, for a class of similar devices, a unique and standard access procedure from the control system. Behavioral models have been proposed for the different kinds of Power Converters and the corresponding functionalities, with their parameters, variables and attributes have been identified. The resulting data structures have been presented using the ISO ASN.1 metalanguage, that permits universal representation independent of any computer environment. Implementations in the UNIX-based CERN accelerator control systems are under development.

  3. Study on a Novel High-Efficiency Bridgeless PFC Converter

    Cao Taiqiang


    Full Text Available In order to implement a high-efficiency bridgeless power factor correction converter, a new topology and operation principles of continuous conduction mode (CCM and DC steady-state character of the converter are analyzed, which show that the converter not only has bipolar-gain characteristic but also has the same characteristic as the traditional Boost converter, while the voltage transfer ratio is not related with the resonant branch parameters and switching frequency. Based on the above topology, a novel bridgeless Bipolar-Gain Pseudo-Boost PFC converter is proposed. With this converter, the diode rectifier bridge of traditional AC-DC converter is eliminated, and zero-current switching of fast recovery diode is achieved. Thus, the efficiency is improved. Next, we also propose the one-cycle control policy of this converter. Finally, experiments are provided to verify the accuracy and feasibility of the proposed converter.

  4. Optimizing Design of UHVDC Converter Stations

    MA Weimin; NIE Dingzhen; CAO Yanming


    Based on the consultation and study for Xiangjiaba-Shanghai ±800 kV UHVDC(ultra high voltage direct current) project, this paper presents an optimal design for key technique solutions. In this paper, the DC system electrical scheme design, the DC filter design, the DC harmonic component suppression, the over voltage and insulation coordination, the requirements for converter station equipment, the main equipment technical parameters of equipment (including thyristor valve, converter transformer, smoothing reactor, DC breaker), the configuration of measuring device and DC control protection system, and the de-icing operation design are investigated. According to the UHVDC technology researched conclusions and the development of the project construction, the UHVDC system design for converter stations becomes an optimal combination. The optimized design solves numbers of technical problems of the world's first UHVDC project, and it is applied to the project's construction. Under the actual operating condition, the optimized design is proved to be correct and superior. These optimal design conclusions are impartment for developing UHVDC technique and equipment, and provide reference for future UHVDC projects.

  5. Converter fed sub sea motor drives

    Raad, R.O.


    Minor offshore gas and oil resources located 20-50 km from existing installations may often be commercially exploited only by use of complete sub sea solutions. This thesis deals with analyses of a sub sea adjustable speed electric motor which is fed by a frequency converter via a long cable (up to 50 km) between the converter and the motor. The author develops a general model for analysing such motor drive systems with the objective of verifying the feasibility of specific applications and of specifying the requirements on the system components. The simulation model is used to identify the critical frequency ranges in which the converter must not generate significant harmonics, to verify the start-up strategy chosen, and to verify the stability with potential disturbances applied to the system. Simulation models are developed for both transient and steady state analyses. They are accurate up to 5 kHz and can incorporate the frequency dependency of the motor and cable parameters. Ideal thyristors and diodes are used. The models are implemented in existing simulation tools. Most of the results relate to a base case with a 670 kW squirrel cage motor fed from a 30 km long cable, but cases with 3 MW rating or with 50 km cable have also been analyzed and found to be feasible. Each specific application must be separately studied. Results of simulation calculations are presented and conclusions given. 53 refs., 124 figs., 23 tabs.

  6. Accelerated commutation for passive clamp isolated boost converters


    An efficient and cost effective bidirectional DC/DC converter reduces switch voltage stress via accelerated commutation allowing use of a low-cost passive clamp circuit in boost mode. The converter includes a primary circuit, transformer and secondary circuit. The primary circuit takes the form of a “full bridge converter,” a “push-pull converter,” or an “L-type converter.”. The primary circuit may include a dissipator such as a snubber circuit or small buck converter. A secondary side of the...

  7. One-Quadrant Switched-Mode Power Converters

    Petrocelli, R


    This article presents the main topics related to one-quadrant power convert- ers. The basic topologies are analysed and a simple methodology to obtain the steady-state output–input voltage ratio is set out. A short discussion of dif- ferent methods to control one-quadrant power converters is presented. Some of the reported derived topologies of one-quadrant power converters are also considered. Some topics related to one-quadrant power converters such as syn- chronous rectification, hard and soft commutation, and interleaved converters are discussed. Finally, a brief introduction to resonant converters is given.

  8. One-shot Design of Radial Mode Piezoelectric Transformer for Magneticless Power Conversion

    Meyer, Kaspar Sinding; Andersen, Michael A. E.


    Piezoelectric Transformer based resonant power converters are an attractive alternative to magnetic power converters in applications requiring a power level currently less than 100W. Among the benefits are a power density up to 40W/cm3, a low profile, reduced radiated EMI and high system efficiency...... due to zero voltage switching commutation. The main criteria to take advantage of these benefits are, despite the fact that a PT is a piezoelectric capacitor, is optimization the transformer to behave inductively as a means to avoid excessive hard switching losses. With this objective, the inverse...... mathematical problem has been solved, that directly links wanted electrical specifications to the mechanical dimensions of a radial mode piezoelectric transformer. The novel outcome of this study is that the soft switching ability is directly linked to the ratio between the active volume of the primary...

  9. Unequal Input Voltages Distribution Between the Serial Connected Halfbridges

    Radovan Ovcarcik


    Full Text Available This paper describes a topology of DC-DC converter consisting in two serial connected half-bridges. Secondary circuit is realized like a conventional full-wave rectifier. The main advantage of this topology is the possibility of dividing the input voltage between the half-bridges. The converter is controlled using the phase-shift modulation, which allows a ZVSoperation mode. The voltage unbalance between the inputs causes an important problem of the presented topology. It is necessary to avoid it by the control algorithm, which is described in the text. The practical results show a zero voltage switching technique and the limits of the chosen topology and of the control.

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

    Divan, Deepakraj M.


    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.

  11. Comparison between the Performance of Basic SEPIC Converter and modified SEPIC Converter with PI Controller

    Satyendra Kumar Gupta


    Full Text Available There are multiple solutions in which line current is sinusoidal. In addition, in the recent years, a great number of circuits have been proposed with non sinusoidal line current. In this paper, a review of the most interesting solutions for single phase and low power applications is carried out. They are classified attending to the line current waveform, energy processing, number of switches, control loops, etc. The major advantages and disadvantages are highlighted and the field of application is found. The paper presents performance analysis of modified SEPIC dc-dc converter with low input voltage and wide output voltage range. The operational analysis and the design is done for the 380W power output of the modified converter. The simulation results of modified SEPIC converter are obtained with PI controller for the output voltage. The results obtained with the modified converter are compared with the basic SEPIC converter topology for the rise time, peak time, settling time and steady state error of the output response for open loop. Voltage tracking curve is also shown for wide output voltage range.

  12. An Efficient DC- DC Converter with Bidirectional Power Flow



    Full Text Available This paper introduces a Bi-directional DC-DC converter with adaptive fuzzy logic controller. Bidirectional power flow is obtained by same power components and provides a simple, efficient, and galvanically isolated converter. In the presence of DC mains the converter operates as buck converter and charges the battery. When the DC mains fails, the converter operates as boost converter and the down stream converter is fed by the battery. The power switches are controlled by Pulse Width Modulation technique and the pulses are generated by the application of fuzzy logic with an adoption algorithm. The proposed converter is simulated using MATLAB and laboratory prototype was developed to validate the simulation results.

  13. A Three-Phase Interleaved Floating Output Boost Converter

    Ajmal Farooq


    Full Text Available High step-up dc-dc converter is an essential part in several renewable energy systems. In this paper, a new topology of step-up dc-dc converter based on interleaved structure is proposed. The proposed converter uses three energy storing capacitors to achieve a high voltage gain. Besides the high voltage gain feature, the proposed converter also reduces the voltage stress across the semiconductor switches. This helps in using low rating switching devices which can reduce the overall size and cost of the converter. The operating principle of the proposed converter is discussed in detail and its principle waveforms are analyzed. An experiment is carried out on a 20 V input, 130 V output, and 21 W power prototype of the proposed converter in the laboratory to verify the performance of the proposed converter. An efficiency of 91.3% is achieved at the rated load.

  14. A resonant dc-dc power converter assembly


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

  15. Optical analog-to-digital converter

    Evanchuk, Vincent L. (Inventor)


    A method and apparatus for converting the intensity of an unknown optical signal (B) into an electrical signal in digital form utilizes two elongated optical attenuators (11, 13), one for the unknown optical signal from a source (10) and one for a known optical signal (A) from a variable source (12), a plurality of photodetectors (e.g., 17, 18) along each attenuator for detecting the intensity of the optical signals, and a plurality of comparators (e.g., 21) connected to the photodetectors in pairs to determine at what points being compared the attenuated known signal equals the attenuated unknown signal. The intensity of the unknown relative to the known is thus determined by the output of a particular comparator. That output is automatically encoded to a relative intensity value in digital form through a balancing feedback control (24) and encoder (23). The digital value may be converted to analog form in a D-to-A converter (27) and used to vary the source of the known signal so that the attenuated intensity of the known signal at a predetermined point (comparator 16) equals the attenuated intensity of the unknown signal at the predetermined point of comparison. If the known signal is then equal to the unknown, there is verification of the analog-to-digital conversion being complete. Otherwise the output of the comparator indicating equality at some other point along the attenuators will provide an output which is encoded and added, through an accumulator comprised of a register (25) and an adder (26), to a previous relative intensity value thereby to further vary the intensity of the known signal source. The steps are repeated until full conversion is verified.

  16. Power converters for medium voltage networks

    Islam, Md Rabiul; Zhu, Jianguo


    This book examines a number of topics, mainly in connection with advances in semiconductor devices and magnetic materials and developments in medium and large-scale renewable power plant technologies, grid integration techniques and new converter topologies, including advanced digital control systems for medium-voltage networks. The book's individual chapters provide an extensive compilation of fundamental theories and in-depth information on current research and development trends, while also exploring new approaches to overcoming some critical limitations of conventional grid integration te

  17. Waste Plastic Converting into Hydrocarbon Fuel Materials

    Sarker, Moinuddin; Mamunor Rashid, Mohammad; Molla, Mohammad


    The increased demand and high prices for energy sources are driving efforts to convert organic compounds into useful hydrocarbon fuels. Although much of this work has focused on biomass, there are strong benefits to deriving fuels from waste plastic material. Natural State Research Inc. (NSR) has invented a simple and economically viable process to decompose the hydrocarbon polymers of waste plastic into the shorter chain hydrocarbon of liquid fuel (patent pending). The method and principle of the production / process will be discussed. Initial tests with several widely used polymers indicate a high potential for commercialization.

  18. Dead time optimization method for power converter

    Deselaers, C.; Bergmann, U.; Gronwald, F.


    This paper introduces a method for dead time optimization in variable speed motor drive systems. The aim of this method is to reduce the conduction time of the freewheeling diode to a minimum without generation of cross conduction. This results in lower losses, improved EMC, and less overshooting of the phase voltage. The principle of the method is to detect beginning cross currents without adding additional components in the half bridge like resistors or inductances. Only the wave shape of the phase voltage needs to be monitored during switching. This is illustrated by an application of the method to a real power converter.

  19. Converting Student Support Services to Online Delivery

    David E. Brigham


    Full Text Available This case study describes how Regents College (soon to be Excelsior College, an accredited, private, distance education institution with administrative offices in Albany, New York addressed the structural, management, and resource issues that came into play when converting distance education programs from print-based and telephone delivery to online delivery. The study uses a systems framework to describe and analyze the circumstances and issues surrounding the creation of six student support services: electronic advising, an electronic peer network, an online database of distance courses, an online bookstore, a virtual library, and an alumni services website.

  20. Converting VSAM in COBOL to embedded SQL

    Huang, Hai; Wang, Yamin; Tsai, Wei-Tek [Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)


    VSAM databases we widely used on IBM mainframe systems. As new technology, such as relational database and client-server computing, becomes popular, there is a need to reengineer the VSAM databases to relational databases. This paper addresses the issues on converting COBOL programs that access VSAM database to COBOL programs that access relational databases with embedded SQL. It proposed a semi-automatic approach to the conversion of VSAM data sets to SQL tables and VSAM operations in COBOL program to embedded SQL queries. The proposed approach has been experimented on several industrial COBOL programs and a tool implementing the approach is under development.

  1. Monolithically integrated optoelectronic down-converter (MIOD)

    Portnoi, Efrim L.; Venus, G. B.; Khazan, A. A.; Gorfinkel, Vera B.; Kompa, Guenter; Avrutin, Evgenii A.; Thayne, Iain G.; Barrow, David A.; Marsh, John H.


    Optoelectronic down-conversion of very high-frequency amplitude-modulated signals using a semiconductor laser simultaneously as a local oscillator and a mixer is proposed. Three possible constructions of a monolithically integrated down-converter are considered theoretically: a four-terminal semiconductor laser with dual pumping current/modal gain control, and both a passively mode-locked and a passively Q-switched semiconductor laser monolithically integrated with an electroabsorption or pumping current modulator. Experimental verification of the feasibility of the concept of down conversion in a laser diode is presented.

  2. Design, modeling and testing of data converters

    Kiaei, Sayfe; Xu, Fang


    This book presents the a scientific discussion of the state-of-the-art techniques and designs for modeling, testing and for the performance analysis of data converters. The focus is put on sustainable data conversion. Sustainability has become a public issue that industries and users can not ignore. Devising environmentally friendly solutions for data conversion designing, modeling and testing is nowadays a requirement that researchers and practitioners must consider in their activities. This book presents the outcome of the IWADC workshop 2011, held in Orvieto, Italy.

  3. EMI filter techniques in power electronic converters

    Fredy Edimer Hoyos Velasco


    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of EMI reduction techniques applied to power electronic converters. The techniques applied included shielding control and power signals, separating power system references regarding reference for instrumentation and measurement signals, implementing analog filters and configuring an appropriate switch trigger system for electronic power to decrease shifting EMI emissions to the maximum. This paper presents the results before and after applying the techniques to reduce interference. The results were also veryfied by using two real time control strategies rapid control prototyping (RCP.

  4. Development of a test platform for controlling parallel converters

    Bede, Lorand; Kopacz, Csaba; Kerekes, Tamas


    a proper interleaving angle between the converters the current ripple can be reduced considerably. In order to be able to investigate the performance of these converters a safe and cheap platform is essential. The development of a test platform for such an application is challenging, since a proper...... synchronization has to be established between the converters. In this paper a universal platform is presented, which allows to parallel n converters with arbitrary interleaving angle between each other....

  5. A New Modular Multilevel Converter with Integrated Energy Storage

    Trintis, Ionut; Munk-Nielsen, Stig; Teodorescu, Remus


    This paper introduces a new modular converter with integrated energy storage based on the cascaded half-bridge modular multilevel converter with common DC bus. It represents a complete modular solution with power electronics and energy storage building blocks, for medium and high voltage...... in the future HVDC meshed grids. Its functionality and flexibility makes the converter independent on the energy storage unit characteristic. The converter concept with its basic functions and control schemes are described and evaluated in this paper....

  6. Simulation of New Switched Capacitance Power Converter for Srm

    S. M. Mohamed Saleem


    Full Text Available In this paper, design and simulation of switched capacitance power converter are proposed for 6/4 switched reluctance motor (SRM drive. The operating principle and design consideration of the proposed converter is explained. The proposed converter performance is better in reduction of torque ripple and constant speed can be achieved quickly with reduced power loss when compared with asymmetric converter. The proposed system is simulated by using MATLAB Simulink and their results are clearly presented.

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

    M. Hemachandran


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

  8. Fuzzy control of power converters based on quasilinear modelling

    Li, C. K.; Lee, W. L.; Chou, Y. W.


    Unlike feedback control by the fuzzy PID method, a new fuzzy control algorithm based on quasilinear modelling of the DC-DC converter is proposed. Investigation is carried out using a buck-boost converter. Simulation results demonstrated that the converter can be regulated with improved performance even when subjected to input disturbance and load variation.

  9. Two phase interleaved buck converter for driving high power LEDs

    Beczkowski, Szymon; Munk-Nielsen, Stig


    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...

  10. Convertible Arbitrage Price Pressure and Short-Sale Constraints

    de Jong, Abe; Dutordoir, Marie; van Genuchten, Nathalie; Verwijmeren, Patrick


    Using a sample of 4,148 convertibles issued over 1990-2009 by companies listed in 35 countries, the authors exploited worldwide differences in short-sale constraints to examine whether short selling by convertible arbitrageurs creates downward pressure on convertible issuers' stock prices. They foun

  11. Isolated Boost Converter with Bidirectional Operation for Supercapacitor Applications

    Hernandez Botella, Juan Carlos; Mira Albert, Maria del Carmen; Sen, Gökhan


    This paper presents an isolated bidirectional dc/dc converter based on primary parallel isolated boost converter (PPIBC). This topology is an efficient solution in low voltage high power applications due to its ability to handle high currents in the low voltage side. In this paper, the converter ...

  12. Novel screening techniques for wind turbine power converters

    Jørgensen, Asger Bjørn; Sønderskov, Simon Dyhr; Christensen, Nicklas;


    Power converters represent one of the highest failure rates in the wind turbine. Therefore converter manufacturers perform burn-in tests to prevent shipping of faulty converters. Recent developments in junction temperature estimation, based on accurate online IGBT collector-emitter voltage...

  13. 7 CFR 12.32 - Converted wetland identification criteria.


    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Converted wetland identification criteria. 12.32 Section 12.32 Agriculture Office of the Secretary of Agriculture HIGHLY ERODIBLE LAND AND WETLAND CONSERVATION Wetland Conservation § 12.32 Converted wetland identification criteria. (a) Converted...

  14. Phase controlled dc-ac converter with high frequency switching

    Harada, Koosuke; Sakamoto, Hiroshi; Shoyama, Masahito

    A sinusoidal dc-ac converter is presented in which a pair of switches is placed on each side of the primary and secondary of the isolation transformer. This converter is controlled by the phase difference between the two pairs of switches. The transformer is miniaturized by making the switching frequency high. This converter is especially suitable for small uninterruptible power supply systems.

  15. Sheppard-Taylor Isolated High Boost DC-DC Converter

    Chub, Andrii; Siwakoti, Yam Prasad; Vinnikov, Dmitri


    This paper presents a new galvanically isolated step-up dc-dc converter intended for low-power but high step-up applications. The proposed converter is capable of regulating output voltage within a wide range of the input voltage or load variations. In contrast to competitors, the converter can b...

  16. Fault isolation in parallel coupled wind turbine converters

    Odgaard, Peter Fogh; Thøgersen, Paul Bach; Stoustrup, Jakob


    Parallel converters in wind turbine give a number advantages, such as fault tolerance due to the redundant converters. However, it might be difficult to isolate gain faults in one of the converters if only a combined power measurement is available. In this paper a scheme using orthogonal power re...

  17. Forback DC-to-DC converter

    Lukemire, Alan T.


    A pulse-width modulated DC-to-DC power converter including a first inductor, i.e. a transformer or an equivalent fixed inductor equal to the inductance of the secondary winding of the transformer, coupled across a source of DC input voltage via a transistor switch which is rendered alternately conductive (ON) and nonconductive (OFF) in accordance with a signal from a feedback control circuit is described. A first capacitor capacitively couples one side of the first inductor to a second inductor which is connected to a second capacitor which is coupled to the other side of the first inductor. A circuit load shunts the second capacitor. A semiconductor diode is additionally coupled from a common circuit connection between the first capacitor and the second inductor to the other side of the first inductor. A current sense transformer generating a current feedback signal for the switch control circuit is directly coupled in series with the other side of the first inductor so that the first capacitor, the second inductor and the current sense transformer are connected in series through the first inductor. The inductance values of the first and second inductors, moreover, are made identical. Such a converter topology results in a simultaneous voltsecond balance in the first inductance and ampere-second balance in the current sense transformer.

  18. Converting DYNAMO simulations to Powersim Studio simulations

    Walker, La Tonya Nicole; Malczynski, Leonard A.


    DYNAMO is a computer program for building and running 'continuous' simulation models. It was developed by the Industrial Dynamics Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for simulating dynamic feedback models of business, economic, and social systems. The history of the system dynamics method since 1957 includes many classic models built in DYANMO. It was not until the late 1980s that software was built to take advantage of the rise of personal computers and graphical user interfaces that DYNAMO was supplanted. There is much learning and insight to be gained from examining the DYANMO models and their accompanying research papers. We believe that it is a worthwhile exercise to convert DYNAMO models to more recent software packages. We have made an attempt to make it easier to turn these models into a more current system dynamics software language, Powersim © Studio produced by Powersim AS2 of Bergen, Norway. This guide shows how to convert DYNAMO syntax into Studio syntax.

  19. Angiotensin converting enzyme 2 and atherosclerosis.

    Wang, Yutang; Tikellis, Chris; Thomas, Merlin C; Golledge, Jonathan


    Angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is a homolog of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) which generates angiotensin II from angiotensin I. ACE, its product angiotensin II and the downstream angiotensin type I receptor are important components of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). Angiotensin II, the most important component of the RAS, promotes the development of atherosclerosis. The identification of ACE2 in 2000 opened a new chapter of research on the regulation of the RAS. ACE2 degrades pro-atherosclerotic angiotensin II and generates anti-atherosclerotic angiotensin 1-7. In this review, we explored the importance of ACE2 in protecting experimental animals from developing atherosclerosis and its involvement in human atherosclerosis. We also examined the published evidence assessing the importance of ACE2 in different cell types relevant to atherosclerosis and putative underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms linking ACE2 with protection from atherosclerosis. ACE2 shifts the balance from angiotensin II to angiotensin 1-7 inhibiting the progression of atherosclerosis in animal models.

  20. A novel converter topology for TEM applications

    S Kedarnath; Krishna Vasudevan


    Time-domain Electro Magnetic (TEM) systems, are used for remote sensing of conductive mineral deposits buried under the surface of the earth. A low frequency trapezoidal current excitation set-up in an exciter coil loop causes a flux that penetrates deep into the earth. When the excitation is cut off sharply, conductive deposits in the earth carrying flux react by causing eddy current flows within them. The flux produced by such eddy currents is picked up by a sensor coil. By comparing the emf induced in the sensor coil with a priori known emf patterns for mineral deposits, the presence of mineral deposits can be ascertained. The voltage, current and energy levels of the TEM system, require special type of excitation technique. Power converters for such non-standard requirements are not reported in the literature, particularly for TEM applications. This paper introduces TEM systems to the reader and presents the requirements for excitation. A converter topology to meet the requirements, it’s analysis, control and performance are presented. Among other alternatives that the authors have attempted, the topology presented features reduced number of passive elements, high voltage gain and low losses. These features enable the sensor head to be operated from the normal low level battery.

  1. Forback DC-to-DC converter

    Lukemire, Alan T. (Inventor)


    A pulse-width modulated DC-to-DC power converter including a first inductor, i.e. a transformer or an equivalent fixed inductor equal to the inductance of the secondary winding of the transformer, coupled across a source of DC input voltage via a transistor switch which is rendered alternately conductive (ON) and nonconductive (OFF) in accordance with a signal from a feedback control circuit is described. A first capacitor capacitively couples one side of the first inductor to a second inductor which is connected to a second capacitor which is coupled to the other side of the first inductor. A circuit load shunts the second capacitor. A semiconductor diode is additionally coupled from a common circuit connection between the first capacitor and the second inductor to the other side of the first inductor. A current sense transformer generating a current feedback signal for the switch control circuit is directly coupled in series with the other side of the first inductor so that the first capacitor, the second inductor and the current sense transformer are connected in series through the first inductor. The inductance values of the first and second inductors, moreover, are made identical. Such a converter topology results in a simultaneous voltsecond balance in the first inductance and ampere-second balance in the current sense transformer.

  2. Wind Energy Conversion Based on Matrix Converter

    Mutharasan Anburaj


    Full Text Available In recent years renewable sources such as solar, wave and wind are used for the generation of electricity. Wind is one of the major renewable sources. The amount of energy from a Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS depends not only on the wind at the site, but also on the control strategy used for the WECS. In assistance to get the appropriate wind energy from the conversion system, wind turbine generator will be run in variable speed mode. The variable speed capability is achieved through the use of an advanced power electronic converter. Fixed speed wind turbines and induction generators are often used in wind farms. But the limitations of such generators are low efficiency and poor power quality which necessitates the variable speed wind turbine generators such as Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator (PMSG. A high-performance configuration can be obtained by using Scherbius drive composed of a DFIG and a converter in combination AC-DC-AC connect between stator & rotor points for providing the required variable speed operation

  3. Serial Pixel Analog-to-Digital Converter

    Larson, E D


    This method reduces the data path from the counter to the pixel register of the analog-to-digital converter (ADC) from as many as 10 bits to a single bit. The reduction in data path width is accomplished by using a coded serial data stream similar to a pseudo random number (PRN) generator. The resulting encoded pixel data is then decoded into a standard hexadecimal format before storage. The high-speed serial pixel ADC concept is based on the single-slope integrating pixel ADC architecture. Previous work has described a massively parallel pixel readout of a similar architecture. The serial ADC connection is similar to the state-of-the art method with the exception that the pixel ADC register is a shift register and the data path is a single bit. A state-of-the-art individual-pixel ADC uses a single-slope charge integration converter architecture with integral registers and “one-hot” counters. This implies that parallel data bits are routed among the counter and the individual on-chip pixel ADC registers. The data path bit-width to the pixel is therefore equivalent to the pixel ADC bit resolution.

  4. Data Converters Performance at Extreme Temperatures

    Rejeshuni, Rarnesham; Kumar, Nikil; Mao, James; Keymeulen, Didier; Zebulum, Ricardo S.; Stoica, Adrian


    Space missions often require radiation and extreme-temperature hardened electronics to survive the harsh environments beyond earth's atmosphere. Traditional approaches to preserve electronics incorporate shielding, insulation and redundancy at the expense of power and weight. However, a novel way of bypassing these problems is the concept of evolutionary hardware. A reconfgurable device, consisting of several switches interconnected with analog/digital parts, is controlled by an evolutionary processor (EP). When the EP detects degradation in the circuit it sends signals to reconfgure the switches, thus forming a new circuit with the desired output. This concept has been developed since the mid-90s, but one problem remains - the EP cannot degrade substantially. For this reason, extensive testing at extreme temperatures (-180' to 120(deg)C) has been done on devices found on FPGA boards (taking the role of the EP) such as the Analog to Digital and the Digital to Analog Converter. Analysis of the results has shown that FPGA boards implementing EP with some compensation may be a practical solution to evolving circuits. This paper describes results on the tests of data converters at extreme temperatures.

  5. CCLIBS: The CERN Power Converter Control Libraries

    AUTHOR|(SzGeCERN)404953; Lebioda, Krzysztof Tomasz; Magrans De Abril, Marc; Martino, Michele; Murillo Garcia, Raul; Nicoletti, Achille


    Accurate control of power converters is a vital activity in large physics projects. Several different control scenarios may coexist, including regulation of a circuit’s voltage, current, or field strength within a magnet. Depending on the type of facility, a circuit’s reference value may be changed asynchronously or synchronously with other circuits. Synchronous changes may be on demand or under the control of a cyclic timing system. In other cases, the reference may be calculated in real-time by an outer regulation loop of some other quantity, such as the tune of the beam in a synchrotron. The power stage may be unipolar or bipolar in voltage and current. If it is unipolar in current, it may be used with a polarity switch. Depending on the design, the power stage may be controlled by a firing angle or PWM duty-cycle reference, or a voltage or current reference. All these cases are supported by the CERN Converter Control Libraries (CCLIBS). These open-source C libraries include advanced reference generati...

  6. Buck-boost converter feedback controller design via evolutionary search

    Sundareswaran, K.; Devi, V.; Nadeem, S. K.; Sreedevi, V. T.; Palani, S.


    Buck-boost converters are switched power converters. The model of the converter system varies from the ON state to the OFF state and hence traditional methods of controller design based on approximate transfer function models do not yield good dynamic response at different operating points of the converter system. This article attempts to design a feedback controller for a buck-boost type dc-dc converter using a genetic algorithm. The feedback controller design is perceived as an optimisation problem and a robust controller is estimated through an evolutionary search. Extensive simulation and experimental results provided in the article show the effectiveness of the new approach.

  7. A nanoscale linear-to-linear motion converter of graphene.

    Dai, Chunchun; Guo, Zhengrong; Zhang, Hongwei; Chang, Tienchong


    Motion conversion plays an irreplaceable role in a variety of machinery. Although many macroscopic motion converters have been widely used, it remains a challenge to convert motion at the nanoscale. Here we propose a nanoscale linear-to-linear motion converter, made of a flake-substrate system of graphene, which can convert the out-of-plane motion of the substrate into the in-plane motion of the flake. The curvature gradient induced van der Waals potential gradient between the flake and the substrate provides the driving force to achieve motion conversion. The proposed motion converter may have general implications for the design of nanomachinery and nanosensors.

  8. Pricing Chinese Convertible Bonds with Dynamic Credit Risk

    Ping Li


    Full Text Available To price convertible bonds more precisely, least squares Monte Carlo (LSM method is used in this paper for its advantage in handling the dependence of derivatives on the path, and dynamic credit risk is used to replace the fixed one to make the value of convertible bonds reflect the real credit risk. In the empirical study, we price convertible bonds based on static credit risk and dynamic credit risk, respectively. Empirical results indicate that the ICBC convertible bond has been overpriced, resulting from the underestimation of credit risk. In addition, when there is an issue of dividend, the conversion price will change in China's convertible bonds, while it does not change in the international convertible bonds. So we also empirically study the difference between the convertible bond's prices by assuming whether the conversion price changes or not.

  9. Converter applications and their influence on large electrical machines

    Drubel, Oliver


    Converter driven applications are applied in more and more processes. Almost any installed wind-farm, ship drives, steel mills, several boiler feed water pumps, extruder and many other applications operate much more efficient and economic in case of variable speed solutions. The boundary conditions for a motor or generator will change, if it is supplied by a converter. An electrical machine, which is operated by a converter, can no longer be regarded as an independent component, but is embedded in a system consisting of converter and machine. This book gives an overview of existing converter designs for large electrical machines. Methods for the appropriate calculation of machine phenomena, which are implied by converters are derived in the power range above 500kVA. It is shown how due to the converter inherent higher voltage harmonics and pulse frequencies special phenomena are caused inside the machine which can be the reason for malfunction. It is demonstrated that additional losses create additional tempe...

  10. Three-phase Resonant DC-link Converter

    Munk-Nielsen, Stig

    no additional power electric components is eliminating the high voltage peaks associated with the resonant circuit. The resonant link voltage peaks are limited below 2.1 times the DC link voltages. A new principle eliminating former resonant converter stability problems are proposed, implemented and tested......The purpose of the project is to develop a three-phase resonant converter suitable for standard speed drives. The motivation for working with resonant converters is found in the problem of the standard converter type used today. In standard converter type Pulse Width Modulated-Voltage Source....... The high speed of the switches cannot be fully utilizied. By using a parallel resonant converter the switching happens at low or zero voltage which reduses switch losses. The dv/dt is controlled by the resonant circuit, and it is therefore reduced significantly. The perspective using a resonant converter...

  11. Affecting Factors and Improving Measures for Converter Gas Recovery


    To change the undesirable present situation of recovering and using converter gas in steel plants in China,the basic approaches to improving the converter gas recovery rate were analyzed theoretically along with the change curves of the converter gas component content, based on the converter gas recovery system of Baosteel No. 2 steelmaking plant. The effects of converter device, raw material, air imbibed quantity, recovery restricted condition, and intensity of oxygen blowing on the converter gas recovery rate were studied. Among these, the effects of the air imbibed quantity, recovery restricted condition, and intensity of oxygen blowing are remarkable. Comprehensive measures were put forward for improving the converter gas recovery from the point of devices, etc. , and good results were achieved.

  12. Bifurcation behaviours of peak current controlled PFC boost converter

    Ren Hai-Peng; Liu Ding


    Bifurcation behaviours of the peak current controlled power-factor-correction (PFC) boost converter, including fast-scale instability and low-frequency bifurcation, are investigated in this paper. Conventionally, the PFC converter is analysed in continuous conduction mode (CCM). This prevents us from recognizing the overall dynamics of the converter. It has been pointed out that the discontinuous conduction mode (DCM) can occur in the PFC boost converter, especially in the light load condition. Therefore, the DCM model is employed to analyse the PFC converter to cover the possible DCM operation. By this way, the low-frequency bifurcation diagram is derived, which makes the route from period-double bifurcation to chaos clear. The bifurcation diagrams versus the load resistance and the output capacitance also indicate the stable operation boundary of the converter, which is useful for converter design.

  13. Will oscillating wave surge converters survive tsunamis?

    L. O’Brien


    Full Text Available With an increasing emphasis on renewable energy resources, wave power technology is becoming one of the realistic solutions. However, the 2011 tsunami in Japan was a harsh reminder of the ferocity of the ocean. It is known that tsunamis are nearly undetectable in the open ocean but as the wave approaches the shore its energy is compressed, creating large destructive waves. The question posed here is whether an oscillating wave surge converter (OWSC could withstand the force of an incoming tsunami. Several tools are used to provide an answer: an analytical 3D model developed within the framework of linear theory, a numerical model based on the non-linear shallow water equations and empirical formulas. Numerical results show that run-up and draw-down can be amplified under some circumstances, leading to an OWSC lying on dry ground!

  14. Generators for gearless wind energy converters

    Grauers, A. [Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Goeteborg (Sweden). Dept. of Electric Power Engineering


    This paper discusses some design alternatives for directly driven generators, and one specific generator type is investigated for a wide range of rated power. First, the specification for a directly driven generator is presented, then different design alternatives are discussed. A radial-flux permanent magnet generator for frequency converter connection has been chosen for a more detailed investigation. The design, optimization and performance of that generator type are presented. Generators from 30 kW to 3 MW are designed and compared with conventional four-pole generators with gear. It is found that a directly driven generator can be more efficient than a conventional generator and gear and have a rather small diameter and a low active weight. 8 refs, 7 figs, 2 tabs

  15. Mechanical vibration to electrical energy converter

    Kellogg, Rick Allen; Brotz, Jay Kristoffer


    Electromechanical devices that generate an electrical signal in response to an external source of mechanical vibrations can operate as a sensor of vibrations and as an energy harvester for converting mechanical vibration to electrical energy. The devices incorporate a magnet that is movable through a gap in a ferromagnetic circuit, wherein a coil is wound around a portion of the ferromagnetic circuit. A flexible coupling is used to attach the magnet to a frame for providing alignment of the magnet as it moves or oscillates through the gap in the ferromagnetic circuit. The motion of the magnet can be constrained to occur within a substantially linear range of magnetostatic force that develops due to the motion of the magnet. The devices can have ferromagnetic circuits with multiple arms, an array of magnets having alternating polarity and, encompass micro-electromechanical (MEM) devices.

  16. Modular Power Converters for PV Applications

    Ozpineci, Burak [ORNL; Tolbert, Leon M [ORNL


    This report describes technical opportunities to serve as parts of a technological roadmap for Shoals Technologies Group in power electronics for PV applications. There are many different power converter circuits that can be used for solar inverter applications. The present applications do not take advantage of the potential for using common modules. We envision that the development of a power electronics module could enable higher reliability by being durable and flexible. Modules would have fault current limiting features and detection circuits such that they can limit the current through the module from external faults and can identify and isolate internal faults such that the remaining modules can continue to operate with only minimal disturbance to the utility or customer. Development of a reliable, efficient, low-cost, power electronics module will be a key enabling technology for harnessing more power from solar panels and enable plug and play operation. Power electronics for computer power supplies, communication equipment, and transportation have all targeted reliability and modularity as key requirements and have begun concerted efforts to replace monolithic components with collections of common smart modules. This is happening on several levels including (1) device level with intelligent control, (2) functional module level, and (3) system module. This same effort is needed in power electronics for solar applications. Development of modular units will result in standard power electronic converters that will have a lower installed and operating cost for the overall system. These units will lead to increased adaptability and flexibility of solar inverters. Incorporating autonomous fault current limiting and reconfiguration capabilities into the modules and having redundant modules will lead to a durable converter that can withstand the rigors of solar power generation for more than 30 years. Our vision for the technology roadmap is that there is no need

  17. A system for converting print into braille.

    Blenkhorn, P


    This paper describes a method for converting text into braille, in the form in which it is stored as in a computer. The system has been designed to be configurable for a wide range of languages and character sets, and uses a predominantly table driven method to achieve this. The algorithm is explained in the context of the conversion of text into Standard English Braille (British), and the tables for this transformation are given. Particular importance has been attached to enabling braille specialists, who are not experts in computer algorithms, to be able to modify the system for either slight modifications to an existing braille code translator, or for producing a braille code translator for a new language.

  18. Performance Evaluation of Wave Energy Converters

    Pecher, Arthur

    Ocean waves provide a sustainable, power-dense, predictable and widely available source of energy that could provide about 10 % of worlds energy needs. While research into waveenergy has been undertaken for decades, a significant increase in related activities has been seen in the recent years......, with more than 150 concepts currently being developed worldwide. Wave energy conversion concepts can be of many kinds, as the energy in the waves can be absorbed in many different ways. However, each concept is expected to require a thorough development process, involving different phases and prototypes....... Guidelines for the development of wave energy converters recommend the use of different prototypes, having different sizes, which have to perform tank tests or sea trials. Thisimplicates the need of different testing environment, which shifts from being controllable to uncontrollable with the development...

  19. Performance Evaluation of Wave Energy Converters

    Pecher, Arthur

    Ocean waves provide a sustainable, power-dense, predictable and widely available source of energy that could provide about 10 % of worlds energy needs. While research into wave energy has been undertaken for decades, a significant increase in related activities has been seen in the recent years......, with more than 150 concepts currently being developed worldwide. Wave energy conversion concepts can be of many kinds, as the energy in the waves can be absorbed in many different ways. However, each concept is expected to require a thorough development process, involving different phases and prototypes....... Guidelines for the development of wave energy converters recommend the use of different prototypes, having different sizes, which have to perform tank tests or sea trials. This implicates the need of different testing environment, which shifts from being controllable to uncontrollable with the development...

  20. Clustering of cycloidal wave energy converters

    Siegel, Stefan G.


    A wave energy conversion system uses a pair of wave energy converters (WECs) on respective active mountings on a floating platform, so that the separation of the WECs from each other or from a central WEC can be actively adjusted according to the wavelength of incident waves. The adjustable separation facilitates operation of the system to cancel reactive forces, which may be generated during wave energy conversion. Modules on which such pairs of WECs are mounted can be assembled with one or more central WECs to form large clusters in which reactive forces and torques can be made to cancel. WECs of different sizes can be employed to facilitate cancelation of reactive forces and torques.

  1. Converting environmental documentation to management information

    Larsen, M.J.; Frentz, H.J. [Tracor Technology Resources, Inc., Rockville, MD (United States)


    The growth of environmental, health, and safety regulations and their reporting requirements has been extraordinary. Penalties for missteps in environmental documentation also grow more serious. Every major piece of environmental legislation requires facilities to collect data and maintain records, in many cases detailed records for long periods of time, on raw materials, processes, emissions, events, personnel, and many other facets of business operations. Unfortunately, for some organizations, the collection of data that satisfies regulatory requirements is an end in itself. Data acquired in this manner may result in little useful information that managers can use to foster their business goals. For organizations of any appreciable size, the volume of environmental data, in manual form, makes analysis difficult to impossible. Too often, data resides in disparate databases, in different locations, and within incompatible information management systems. This paper discusses converting these disparate databases into a useful system.

  2. Power Generation Using Mechanical Wave Energy Converter

    Srinivasan Chandrasekaran


    Full Text Available Ocean wave energy plays a significant role in meeting the growing demand of electric power. Economic, environmental, and technical advantages of wave energy set it apart from other renewable energy resources. Present study describes a newly proposed Mechanical Wave Energy Converter (MEWC that is employed to harness heave motion of floating buoy to generate power. Focus is on the conceptual development of the device, illustrating details of component level analysis. Employed methodology has many advantages such as i simple and easy fabrication; ii easy to control the operations during rough weather; and iii low failure rate during normal sea conditions. Experimental investigations carried out on the scaled model of MWEC show better performance and its capability to generate power at higher efficiency in regular wave fields. Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA shows rare failure rates for all components except the floating buoy.

  3. Modular Power Converters for PV Applications

    Ozpineci, Burak [ORNL; Tolbert, Leon M [ORNL


    This report describes technical opportunities to serve as parts of a technological roadmap for Shoals Technologies Group in power electronics for PV applications. There are many different power converter circuits that can be used for solar inverter applications. The present applications do not take advantage of the potential for using common modules. We envision that the development of a power electronics module could enable higher reliability by being durable and flexible. Modules would have fault current limiting features and detection circuits such that they can limit the current through the module from external faults and can identify and isolate internal faults such that the remaining modules can continue to operate with only minimal disturbance to the utility or customer. Development of a reliable, efficient, low-cost, power electronics module will be a key enabling technology for harnessing more power from solar panels and enable plug and play operation. Power electronics for computer power supplies, communication equipment, and transportation have all targeted reliability and modularity as key requirements and have begun concerted efforts to replace monolithic components with collections of common smart modules. This is happening on several levels including (1) device level with intelligent control, (2) functional module level, and (3) system module. This same effort is needed in power electronics for solar applications. Development of modular units will result in standard power electronic converters that will have a lower installed and operating cost for the overall system. These units will lead to increased adaptability and flexibility of solar inverters. Incorporating autonomous fault current limiting and reconfiguration capabilities into the modules and having redundant modules will lead to a durable converter that can withstand the rigors of solar power generation for more than 30 years. Our vision for the technology roadmap is that there is no need

  4. Passive components used in power converters

    Rufer, A; Barrade, P


    In power converters, passive components play an important role, and have in general specific nature and properties. The goal of this tutorial is to give an overview, first on inductive components for power conversion, and second on dedicated power capacitors. In a third part, new components— supercapacitors—will be presented. Generally, inductors for power applications must be custom designed. In this tutorial, the most important effects encountered when realising inductive components will be presented in the first part, without entering into the detailed design of such components. For that purpose, the referenced documents that have served as a base for this tutorial must be consulted [1], [2], and mainly [3]. The second part of this tutorial (Capacitors used in power electronics) is dedicated to power capacitors. Unlike inductors, capacitors cannot be specifically designed, but must be selected from a manufacturer’s list of components. Here, the documentation corresponds to a subset of Ref. [4] that h...

  5. Intermittency in Switching Power Converters: Theoretical Analysis

    ZHOU Yu-fei; CHEN Jun-ning; TSE Chi K.; QIU Shui-sheng; KE Dao-ming; SHI Long-xing; SUN Wei-feng


    In view of reasonable explanation of intermittent subharmonics and chaos that can be gained from coupling filter between circuits,this paper discusses a method that maps time bifurcation with parameter bifurcation.Based on this mapping method,the general analysis method of characteristic multiplier,which is originally aimed at parameter bifurcation,can be used for the study of intermittency,i.e.,time bifurcation.In this paper,all researches coming from characteristic multipliers,parameter-bifurcation diagrams,and the largest Lyapunov exponent indicate the same results as those produced by simulation and experiment.Thus,it is proved theoretically that the intermittency in switching power converter can be explained in terms of coupling of spurious interference.

  6. Transcutaneous optical power converter for implantable devices

    Tamura, Toshiyo; Shamsuddin, A. K. M.; Kawarada, Atsushi; Togawa, Tatsuo; Oberg, P. Ake


    An optical transcutaneous power converter has been developed for the power supply of implanted devices. It consists of a light source, optical fiber system and a photo detector. The light source is either a halogen lamp or continuous high-power laser diode which illuminated skin surface. The light penetrates through the skin to the solar cells. The preliminary experiments with a slice of tissue in between the light source and the solar cells showed that the power transfer efficiency was 40% in comparison to direct illumination of the solar cells. The maximum electric power obtained with a slice of tissue simulating the skin was about 8 mW at a laser diode run at a power of 100 mW. The electric power transferred is enough to supply low power consuming CMOS circuits.

  7. Converting energy from fusion into useful forms

    Kovari, M; Jenkins, I; Kiely, C


    If fusion power reactors are to be feasible, it will still be necessary to convert the energy of the nuclear reaction into usable form. The heat produced will be removed from the reactor core by a primary coolant, which might be water, helium, molten lithium-lead, molten lithium-containing salt, or CO2. The heat could then be transferred to a conventional Rankine cycle or Brayton (gas turbine) cycle. Alternatively it could be used for thermochemical processes such as producing hydrogen or other transport fuels. Fusion presents new problems because of the high energy neutrons released. These affect the selection of materials and the operating temperature, ultimately determining the choice of coolant and working cycle. The limited temperature ranges allowed by present day irradiated structural materials, combined with the large internal power demand of the plant, will limit the overall thermal efficiency. The operating conditions of the fusion power source, the materials, coolant, and energy conversion system w...

  8. Simplifying the circuit of Josephson parametric converters

    Abdo, Baleegh; Brink, Markus; Chavez-Garcia, Jose; Keefe, George

    Josephson parametric converters (JPCs) are quantum-limited three-wave mixing devices that can play various important roles in quantum information processing in the microwave domain, including amplification of quantum signals, transduction of quantum information, remote entanglement of qubits, nonreciprocal amplification, and circulation of signals. However, the input-output and biasing circuit of a state-of-the-art JPC consists of bulky components, i.e. two commercial off-chip broadband 180-degree hybrids, four phase-matched short coax cables, and one superconducting magnetic coil. Such bulky hardware significantly hinders the integration of JPCs in scalable quantum computing architectures. In my talk, I will present ideas on how to simplify the JPC circuit and show preliminary experimental results

  9. Hybrid-free Josephson Parametric Converter

    Frattini, N. E.; Narla, A.; Sliwa, K. M.; Shankar, S.; Hatridge, M.; Devoret, M. H.

    A necessary component for any quantum computation architecture is the ability to perform efficient quantum operations. In the microwave regime of superconducting qubits, these quantum-limited operations can be realized with a non-degenerate Josephson junction based three-wave mixer, the Josephson Parametric Converter (JPC). Currently, the quantum signal of interest must pass through a lossy 180 degree hybrid to be presented as a differential drive to the JPC. This hybrid therefore places a limit on the quantum efficiency of the system and also increases the device footprint. We present a new design for the JPC eliminating the need for any external hybrid. We also show that this design has nominally identical performance to the conventional JPC. Work supported by ARO, AFOSR and YINQE.

  10. Radiant energy to electric energy converter

    Sher, Arden (Inventor)


    Radiant energy is converted into electric energy by irradiating a capacitor including an ionic dielectric. The dielectric is a sintered crystal superionic conductor, e.g., lanthanum trifluoride, lanthanum trichloride, or silver bromide, so that a multiplicity of crystallites exist between electrodes of the capacitor. The radiant energy cyclically irradiates the dielectric so that the dielectric exhibits a cyclic photocapacitive like effect. Adjacent crystallites have abutting surfaces that enable the crystallites to effectively form a multiplicity of series capacitor elements between the electrodes. Each of the capacitor elements has a dipole layer only on or near its surface. The capacitor is initially charged to a voltage just below the dielectric breakdown voltage by connecting it across a DC source causing a current to flow through a charging resistor to the dielectric. The device can be utilized as a radiant energy detector or as a solar energy cell.

  11. Integrated Solar Power Converters: Wafer-Level Sub-Module Integrated DC/DC Converter



    Solar ADEPT Project: CU-Boulder is developing advanced power conversion components that can be integrated into individual solar panels to improve energy yields. The solar energy that is absorbed and collected by a solar panel is converted into useable energy for the grid through an electronic component called an inverter. Many large, conventional solar energy systems use one, central inverter to convert energy. CU-Boulder is integrating smaller, microinverters into individual solar panels to improve the efficiency of energy collection. The University’s microinverters rely on electrical components that direct energy at high speeds and ensure that minimal energy is lost during the conversion process—improving the overall efficiency of the power conversion process. CU-Boulder is designing its power conversion devices for use on any type of solar panel.

  12. High-power converters for space applications

    Park, J. N.; Cooper, Randy


    Phase 1 was a concept definition effort to extend space-type dc/dc converter technology to the megawatt level with a weight of less than 0.1 kg/kW (220 lb./MW). Two system designs were evaluated in Phase 1. Each design operates from a 5 kV stacked fuel cell source and provides a voltage step-up to 100 kV at 10 A for charging capacitors (100 pps at a duty cycle of 17 min on, 17 min off). Both designs use an MCT-based, full-bridge inverter, gaseous hydrogen cooling, and crowbar fault protection. The GE-CRD system uses an advanced high-voltage transformer/rectifier filter is series with a resonant tank circuit, driven by an inverter operating at 20 to 50 kHz. Output voltage is controlled through frequency and phase shift control. Fast transient response and stability is ensured via optimal control. Super-resonant operation employing MCTs provides the advantages of lossless snubbing, no turn-on switching loss, use of medium-speed diodes, and intrinsic current limiting under load-fault conditions. Estimated weight of the GE-CRD system is 88 kg (1.5 cu ft.). Efficiency of 94.4 percent and total system loss is 55.711 kW operating at 1 MW load power. The Maxwell system is based on a resonance transformer approach using a cascade of five LC resonant sections at 100 kHz. The 5 kV bus is converted to a square wave, stepped-up to a 100 kV sine wave by the LC sections, rectified, and filtered. Output voltage is controlled with a special series regulator circuit. Estimated weight of the Maxwell system is 83.8 kg (4.0 cu ft.). Efficiency is 87.2 percent and total system loss is 146.411 kW operating at 1 MW load power.

  13. Closed Loop Control of Soft Switched Interleaved Buck Converter

    R. Shenbagalakshmi


    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.

  14. Synchronously Driven Power Converter Controller Solution for MedAustron

    Šepetavc, Luka; Tavčar, Rok; Moser, Roland; Gutleber, Johannes


    MedAustron is an ion beam cancer therapy and research centre currently under construction in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. This facility features a synchrotron particle accelerator for light ions. Cosylab is closely working together with MedAustron on the development of a power converter controller (PCC) for the 260 deployed power converters – power supplies. Power converters deliver power to magnets used for focusing and steering particle beams. We have designed and developed software and hardware which allows integration of different types of power converters into MedAustron's control system (MACS). PCC's role is to synchronously control and monitor connected power converters. Custom real-time fibre optics link and modular front end devices have been designed for this purpose. Modular front end devices make it possible to interface with almost any type of power converter – with or without built in regulation logic. We implemented realtime mechanisms and a dedicated real-time fibre link to ...

  15. Symmetry Analysis of Thermoelectric Energy Converters with Inhomogeneous Legs

    Korzhuev, M. A.


    Symmetry analysis has been applied to thermoelectric energy converters [thermoelectric generators (TEG), coolers (TEC), and heaters (TEH)] with inhomogeneous legs. The features of the crystallographic symmetry of thermoelectric materials and the symmetry of legs, thermocouples, and modules are studied. The effect of symmetry on the figure of merit Z of thermoelectric energy converters is considered. A general rule for proper placement of legs in thermoelectric converters is developed. A modified tetratomic classification for thermoelectric energy converters with inhomogeneous legs (TEGa, TEGb, TEC, and TEH) is proposed. An increase in Z for thermoelectric energy converters with inhomogeneous legs is due to the bulk thermoelectric effect. An increase in Z gives the reduction of irreversible processes in the modules (Joule heating and thermal conductivity), accompanying breaking of the symmetry of the legs. It is found that violations of the symmetry requirements can lead to significant energy losses in converters.

  16. Grid Converters for Stationary Battery Energy Storage Systems

    Trintis, Ionut

    to hours, rated at MW and MWh, battery energy storage systems are suitable and ecient solutions. Grid connection of the storage system can be done at dierent voltage levels, depending on the location and application scenario. For high power and energy ratings, increase in the battery and converter voltage...... was realized for a 100 kW active rectier to be used in a 6 kV battery energy storage test bench. In the second part, dierent solutions for power converters to interface energy storage units to medium voltage grid are given. A new modular multilevel converter concept is introduced, where the energy storage......-voltage 100 kW bidirectional grid converter, to be used in a high voltage battery energy storage test bench. The control structure proved to be stable without damping. The converter was tested in the test bench and the experimental results are presented. Multilevel converters are replacing the classical two...

  17. Linearization and Control of Series-Series Compensated Inductive Power Transfer System Based on Extended Describing Function Concept

    Kunwar Aditya


    Full Text Available The extended describing function (EDF is a well-known method for modelling resonant converters due to its high accuracy. However, it requires complex mathematical formulation effort. This paper presents a simplified non-linear mathematical model of series-series (SS compensated inductive power transfer (IPT system, considering zero-voltage switching in the inverter. This simplified mathematical model permits the user to derive the small-signal model using the EDF method, with less computational effort, while maintaining the accuracy of an actual physical model. The derived model has been verified using a frequency sweep method in PLECS. The small-signal model has been used to design the voltage loop controller for a SS compensated IPT system. The designed controller was implemented on a 3.6 kW experimental setup, to test its robustness.

  18. Harmonic Mitigated Front End Three Level Diode Clamped High Frequency Link Inverter by Using MCI Technique

    Sreedhar Madichetty


    Full Text Available In this paper it proposes a high efficient soft-switching scheme based on zero-voltage-switching (ZVS and zero-current-switching(ZCS principle operated with a simple auxiliary circuit extended range for the front-end isolated DC-AC-DC-AC high power converter with an three phase three level diode clamped multi level inverter by using Minority Charge Carrier inspired optimization technique (MCI with Total Harmonic Distortion(THD,Switching losses, Selective harmonic elimination maintaining with its fundamental as an objective function. Input to the inverter is obtained by the photo voltaic cells and with battery bank. The switching scheme is optimized by MCI technique, analyzed and executed in Matlab and implemented with a digital signal processor (DSP .Experimental results with different loads have observed and shows its effectives, robustness of the applied technique.


    Dimas Endro W


    Full Text Available Ship converting has become as prospective activity in ship building area. Operational and economical aspect are the most dominant rationale. Baseon a new fuction of converted ship, a task list which contain several jobs that must be done is listed. This accomplishment schedule not only contain a task list, but also duration for certain job title. In practical apllication job duration is maintained based on experience of project manager.  Further more, total accomplish duration is setted as time accomplishment for the project. This setted time has become reference for the project bid. Occasionaly, if accomplishment time which offered is strict, than schedule slip become as potencial nightmare. For this situation, project manager has had a cristal clearconsideration to select a proper decision wheter he will take the tender offer or not. practically, project mananger has layed on his experience to handle previous project and face  penalty if the project delayed. This paper focussed on how to measure tender offer based on risk analysis, specially for converted ship tender which has a strike time accomplishment.A new application method to analysis proposed tender based on time and penalty parameter has become a topic of this paper.

  20. Grid Connected Solar PV System with SEPIC Converter Compared with Parallel Boost Converter Based MPPT

    T. Ajith Bosco Raj


    Full Text Available The main objective of this work is to study the behaviour of the solar PV systems and model the efficient Grid-connected solar power system. The DC-DC MPPT circuit using chaotic pulse width modulation has been designed to track maximum power from solar PV module. The conversion efficiency of the proposed MPPT system is increased when CPWM is used as a control scheme. This paper also proposes a simplified multilevel (seven level inverter for a grid-connected photovoltaic system. The primary goal of these systems is to increase the energy injected to the grid by keeping track of the maximum power point of the panel, by reducing the switching frequency, and by providing high reliability. The maximum power has been tracked experimentally. It is compared with parallel boost converter. Also this model is based on mathematical equations and is described through an equivalent circuit including a PV source with MPPT, a diode, a series resistor, a shunt resistor, and dual boost converter with active snubber circuit. This model can extract PV power and boost by using dual boost converter with active snubber. By using this method the overall system efficiency is improved thereby reducing the switching losses and cost.

  1. Operation and maintenance strategies for wave energy converters

    Ambühl, Simon; Marquis, Laurent; Kofoed, Jens Peter;


    Inspection and maintenance costs are a significant contributor to the cost of energy for wave energy converters. There are different operation and maintenance strategies for wave energy converters. Maintenance can be performed after failure (corrective) or before a breakdown (preventive) occurs...... and maintenance costs estimations for wave energy converter applications including real weather data and damage accumulation. Furthermore, uncertainties related with costs, structural damage accumulation, inspection accuracy and different maintenance strategies can be included. This article contains a case study...

  2. Large-signal stability analysis of PWM converters

    Huynh, P.T. [Philips Labs., Briarcliff Manor, NY (United States); Cho, B.H. [Seoul National Univ. (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Electrical Engineering


    Investigation of the effects of existing nonlinearities on the stability of PWM converters is performed. The bilinear structure, the duty cycle saturation, and the opamp saturation are the principal nonlinearities in PWM converters. These nonlinearities are incorporated in the large-signal analytical models of PWM converters, and the basic input-output stability theory is applied to analyze their stability. Design and optimization of the small-signal loop gains to counteract the undesirable nonlinear effects are also discussed.

  3. Optimizing design of converters using power cycling lifetime models

    Nielsen, Rasmus Ørndrup; Munk-Nielsen, Stig


    Converter power cycling lifetime depends heavily on converter operation point. A lifetime model of a single power module switched mode power supply with wide input voltage range is shown. A lifetime model is created using a power loss model, a thermal model and a model for power cycling capability...... with a given mission profile. A method to improve the expected lifetime of the converter is presented, taking into account switching frequency, input voltage and transformer turns ratio....

  4. A new battery charger/discharger converter. [for spacecraft application

    Middlebrook, R. D.; Cuk, S.; Behen, W.


    A new optimum topology dc-to-dc switching converter is extended to provide bidirectional current flow. The resulting two-quadrant converter can be employed to eliminate the discontinuous current mode in normal unidirectional applications, but is especially suited for spacecraft battery conditioning as a charge-discharge regulator in place of the conventional separate converters. Implementation of the control features and the battery charge current and voltage limits are discussed.

  5. Isolated Boost Converter with Bidirectional Operation for Supercapacitor Applications

    Hernandez Botella, Juan Carlos; Mira Albert, Maria del Carmen; Sen, Gökhan;


    This paper presents an isolated bidirectional dc/dc converter based on primary parallel isolated boost converter (PPIBC). This topology is an efficient solution in low voltage high power applications due to its ability to handle high currents in the low voltage side. In this paper, the converter ...... interconnecting two battery banks. A second prototype has been constructed and tested for supercapacitor operation in constant power charge mode....

  6. High Temperature Power Converters for Military Hybrid Electric Vehicles


    M) MINI-SYMPOSIUM AUGUST 9-11 DEARBORN, MICHIGAN HIGH TEMPERATURE POWER CONVERTERS FOR MILITARY HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES ABSTRACT...SUBTITLE High Temperature Power Converters for Military Hybrid Electric Vehicles 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6...public release High Temperature Power Converters for Military Hybrid Electric Vehicles Page 2 of 8 I. INTRODUCTION Today, wide bandgap devices

  7. Uniform Tests of File Converters Using Unit Cubes


    and easy tool. This allows BRL–CAD to act as a hub for conversion and, in turn, increases the number of users of BRL–CAD. The converters all work...Design FASTGEN Fast Shotline Generator GDiff Geometry Differences GUI graphical user interface STL STereoLithography 6 1 DEFENSE... user to convert from different geometry file types. The goal of this project is to create a uniform test for every file converter. This test is the

  8. Converting a Display Screen into a Touchscreen

    Qun Wang; Jun Cheng; San-Ming Shen; Yi-Jiang Shen; Jian-Xin Pang


    A method is presented to convert any display screen into a touchscreen by using a pair of cameras. Most state of art touchscreens make use of special touch-sensitive hardware or depend on infrared sensors in various configurations. We describe a novel computer-vision-based method that can robustly identify fingertips and detect touch with a precision of a few millimeters above the screen. In our system, the two cameras capture the display screen image simultaneously. Users can interact with a computer by the fingertip on the display screen. We have two important contributions:first, we develop a simple and robust hand detection method based on predicted images. Second, we determine whether a physical touch takes places by the homography of the two cameras. In this system, the appearance of the display screen in camera images is inherently predictable from the computer output images. Therefore, we can compute the predicted images and extract human hand precisely by simply subtracting the predicted images from captured images.

  9. Photonic analog-to-digital converters

    Valley, George C.


    This paper reviews over 30 years of work on photonic analog-to-digital converters. The review is limited to systems in which the input is a radio-frequency (RF) signal in the electronic domain and the output is a digital version of that signal also in the electronic domain, and thus the review excludes photonic systems directed towards digitizing images or optical communication signals. The state of the art in electronic ADCs, basic properties of ADCs and properties of analog optical links, which are found in many photonic ADCs, are reviewed as background information for understanding photonic ADCs. Then four classes of photonic ADCs are reviewed: 1) photonic assisted ADC in which a photonic device is added to an electronic ADC to improve performance, 2) photonic sampling and electronic quantizing ADC, 3) electronic sampling and photonic quantizing ADC, and 4) photonic sampling and quantizing ADC. It is noted, however, that all 4 classes of “photonic ADC” require some electronic sampling and quantization. After reviewing all known photonic ADCs in the four classes, the review concludes with a discussion of the potential for photonic ADCs in the future.

  10. Image processing to optimize wave energy converters

    Bailey, Kyle Marc-Anthony

    The world is turning to renewable energies as a means of ensuring the planet's future and well-being. There have been a few attempts in the past to utilize wave power as a means of generating electricity through the use of Wave Energy Converters (WEC), but only recently are they becoming a focal point in the renewable energy field. Over the past few years there has been a global drive to advance the efficiency of WEC. Placing a mechanical device either onshore or offshore that captures the energy within ocean surface waves to drive a mechanical device is how wave power is produced. This paper seeks to provide a novel and innovative way to estimate ocean wave frequency through the use of image processing. This will be achieved by applying a complex modulated lapped orthogonal transform filter bank to satellite images of ocean waves. The complex modulated lapped orthogonal transform filterbank provides an equal subband decomposition of the Nyquist bounded discrete time Fourier Transform spectrum. The maximum energy of the 2D complex modulated lapped transform subband is used to determine the horizontal and vertical frequency, which subsequently can be used to determine the wave frequency in the direction of the WEC by a simple trigonometric scaling. The robustness of the proposed method is provided by the applications to simulated and real satellite images where the frequency is known.

  11. Serum angiotensin converting enzyme in pemphigus vulgaris

    Reza M Robati


    Full Text Available Background: Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune blistering skin disease with unknown etiology. Drugs such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE inhibitors may contribute in the pathogenesis of pemphigus. Objective: We plan this essay to evaluate the serum ACE level in pemphigus vulgaris patients in comparison with healthy controls to recognize its possible role in disease pathogenesis or activity. Methods: This study was planned and performed in the dermatology clinics of Shahid Beheshti University of MedicalSciences′ Hospitals between July 2010 and June 2011. Patients with new onset of pemphigus vulgaris were enrolled in our study. Control subjects were frequency-matched to cases by sex and age. Serum ACE was determined by the spectrophotometric method. Results: Thirty-four patients with pemphigus vulgaris and 35 healthy individuals were recruited in the study. No statistical significant difference was detected in the mean level of serum ACE of the two groups (t-test, P = 0.11. The mean ACE level was significantly lower in male patients compared with male controls (P = 0.04. Moreover, a significant higher serum ACE level of patients with cutaneous involvement was observed compared to patients with mucosal involvement (P = 0.02. Conclusions: Despite lack of any significant difference of serum ACE level between pemphigus and control group, the serum ACE level was considerably lower in male pemphigus vulgaris patients compared with male controls. Therefore, ACE might have some association with pemphigus vulgaris especially in male patients; however, further studies are required to confirm this association.

  12. Another look at Statics and Dynamics of Switching Power Converters

    Sasaki, Seigo; Watanabe, Haruo

    Three types of switching power supply, which are buck, boost, buck/boost converter, are statically and dynamically analysed. A framework of large signal analysis presents characteristics of converters which vary with operating points, and discusses a relationship between statics and dynamics. It is shown that boost and buck/boost converters substantially change their characteristics. There exists the operating points where for low frequencies the phases become -90° or -180° and the gains fall off to low values. The phenomenon is characterized by a zero of transfer function of the converter and also by the statics.

  13. Hybrid Voltage-Multipliers Based Switching Power Converters

    Rosas-Caro, Julio C.; Mayo-Maldonado, Jonathan C.; Vazquez-Bautista, Rene Fabian; Valderrabano-Gonzalez, Antonio; Salas-Cabrera, Ruben; Valdez-Resendiz, Jesus Elias


    This work presents a derivation of PWM DC-DC hybrid converters by combining traditional converters with the Cockcroft-Walton voltage multiplier, the voltage multiplier of each converter is driven with the same transistor of the basic topology; this fact makes the structure of the new converters very simple and provides high-voltage gain. The traditional topologies discussed are the boost, buck-boost, Cuk and SEPIC. They main features of the discussed family are: (i) high-voltage gain without using extreme duty cycles or transformers, which allow high switching frequency and (ii) low voltage stress in switching devices, along with modular structures, and more output levels can be added without modifying the main circuit, which is highly desirable in some applications such as renewable energy generation systems. It is shown how a multiplier converter can become a generalized topology and how some of the traditional converters and several state-of-the-art converters can be derived from the generalized topologies and vice-versa. All the discussed converters were simulated, additionally experimental results are provided with an interleaved multiplier converter.

  14. Design of a High Efficiency Boost DC-DC Converter

    GAO Jing; YAO Suying; XU Jiangtao; SHI Zaifeng


    An accurate circuit of PWM/PFM mode converting and a circuit of auto-adaptively adjusting dimension of power transistor are described. The duty cycle of the signal when the control mode converts can be gained accu-rately by using ratios of currents and capacitances, and an optimal dimension of power transistor is derived with different loads. The converter is designed by 0.35 μm standard CMOS technology. Simulation results indicate that the converter starts work at 0.8 V input voltage. Combined with synchronized rectification, the transfer efficiency is higher than 90% with full load range, and achieves 97.5% at rating output.

  15. Radiated electromagnetic emissions of DC-DC converters

    Sammet, Jan Domenik


    A new powering scheme is considered to be mandatory for the CMS tracker at SLHC. The baseline solution of CMS foresees the use of DC-DC converters, allowing to provide larger currents while reducing losses. An important component of most converters are inductors, which, however, tend to radiate the switching noise generated by the converter. The radiated emissions of several converters have been measured and simulated. In addition noise susceptibility measurements with radiated noise and present CMS hardware have been performed. A summary of the results will be presented.

  16. Quantum Dot Spectrum Converters for Enhanced High Efficiency Photovoltaics Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This research proposes to enhance solar cell efficiency, radiation resistance and affordability. The Quantum Dot Spectrum Converter (QDSC) disperses quantum dots...

  17. Simulation and Design Optimization of Ammonia SynthesisConverter

    叶启亮; 应卫勇; 房鼎业


    One-dimensional pseudo-homogeneous model of an axial flow converter and one-dimensional heteroge-neous model of a horizontal converter have been presented, which describe the distribution of gaseous composition,temperature and pressure along the height in the two converters, respectively. Design optimization methods of the two converters have been proposed, by which the minimum catalyst volume can be obtained to satisfy the productive capacity of 1000 tons per day, when the operating pressure is 15.0, 10.0 and 7.5 MPa, respectively.



    As a number of switch-combinations are involved in operation of multi-converter-system, conventional methods for obtaining discrete-time large signal model of these converter systems result in a very complex solution. A simple sampled-data technique for modeling distributed dc-dc PWM converters system (DCS) was proposed. The resulting model is nonlinear and can be linearized for analysis and design of DCS. These models are also suitable for fast simulation of these networks. As the input and output of dc-dc converters are slow varying, suitable model for DCS was obtained in terms of the finite order input/output approximation.

  19. High Efficiency Hall Thruster Discharge Power Converter Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Busek leveraged previous, internally sponsored, high power, Hall thruster discharge converter development which allowed it to design, build, and test new printed...

  20. Analysis and Design of Embedded Controlled Parallel Resonant Converter



    Full Text Available Microcontroller based constant frequency controlled full bridge LC parallel resonant converter is presented in this paper for electrolyser application. An electrolyser is a part of renewable energy system which generates hydrogen from water electrolysis. The DC power required by the electrolyser system is supplied by the DC-DC converter. Owing to operation under constant frequency, the filter designs are simplified and utilization of magnetic components is improved. This converter has advantages like high power density, low EMI and reduced switching stresses. DC-DC converter system is simulated using MATLAB, Simulink. Detailed simulation results are presented. The simulation results are compared with the experimental results.

  1. Integrating data converters for picoampere currents from electrochemical transducers

    Breten, Madalina; Lehmann, Torsten; Bruun, Erik


    This paper describes a current mode A/D converter designed for a maximum input current range of 5 nA and a resolution of the order of 1 pA. The converter is designed for a potentiostat for amperometric chemical sensors and provides a constant polarization voltage for the measuring electrode....... A prototype chip using the dual slope conversion method has been fabricated in a 0.7 μm CMOS process. Experimental results from this converter are reported. Design problems and limitations of the converter are discussed and a new conversion technique providing a larger dynamic range and easy calibration...

  2. High Efficiency Bi-Directional Converter Used For Renewable System

    M. Desal Raja


    Full Text Available This paper presents an Isolated bi-directional converter for renewable system. Voltage stress and current stress was decreses in switches. Power flows in both side. The proposed converter three phase ac voltage to dc voltage, dc voltage to three phase a.c voltage and synchronous the two voltage source. Silicon carbide diodes and bi-directional switches Mosfet’s are used for decreases the switching loss. LC Series resonant converter connected to the high efficiency. This converter power conversion control by the output voltage information.

  3. Very High Frequency Interleaved Self-Oscillating Resonant SEPIC Converter

    Kovacevic, Milovan; Knott, Arnold; Andersen, Michael A. E.


    This paper describes analysis and design procedure of an interleaved, self-oscillating resonant SEPIC converter, suitable for operation at very high frequencies (VHF) ranging from 30 MHz to 300 MHz. The presented circuit consists of two resonant SEPIC DC-DC converters, and a capacitive...

  4. Very High Frequency Half Bridge DC/DC Converter

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


    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...

  5. BabeLO--An Extensible Converter of Programming Exercises Formats

    Queiros, R.; Leal, J. P.


    In the last two decades, there was a proliferation of programming exercise formats that hinders interoperability in automatic assessment. In the lack of a widely accepted standard, a pragmatic solution is to convert content among the existing formats. BabeLO is a programming exercise converter providing services to a network of heterogeneous…

  6. Multilevel-clamped multilevel converters (MLC2)

    Rodriguez, Pedro; Bellar, Maria Dias; Muñoz-Aguliar, Raúl Santiago;


    This letter introduces a new series of multilevel (ML) converters based on the ML clamping concept. By applying this technique, a ML clamping unit (MCU) conveys additional levels for synthesizing the output waveforms of a diode-clampedML dc– ac power converter. The basic building block of the ML ...

  7. Researches Regarding the Pollution with Harmonics by the Frequency Converters

    Ioan Ruja


    Full Text Available This paper presents a study regarding the influences produced by the tension and current superior harmonics if there are used frequency converters for variable speed action. There are also shown results recorded in different points of interest along with conclusions regarding which are the most suitable converters to be chosen in practical applications.

  8. Stabilizing control for power converters connected to transmission lines

    Zainea, Marius; Schaft, Arjan van der; Buisson, Jean


    This paper proposes a switching control strategy for the set-point stabilization of a power converter connected via a transmission line to a resistive load. The strategy employs a Lyapunov function that is directly based on energy considerations of the power converter, as well as of the transmission

  9. Impedance Coordinative Control for Cascaded Converter in Bidirectional Application

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


    difference between forward and reversed power flow. This paper addresses the analysis with the topology of cascaded dual-active-bridge converter (DAB) with inverter, and the proposed control method can also be implemented in unidirectional applications and other general cascaded converter system...

  10. BabeLO--An Extensible Converter of Programming Exercises Formats

    Queiros, R.; Leal, J. P.


    In the last two decades, there was a proliferation of programming exercise formats that hinders interoperability in automatic assessment. In the lack of a widely accepted standard, a pragmatic solution is to convert content among the existing formats. BabeLO is a programming exercise converter providing services to a network of heterogeneous…

  11. Single-Phase Direct AC-AC Boost Converter

    LUCANU, M.


    Full Text Available The paper presents a single-phase direct AC-AC boost converter. The circuit of the converter is simple and it has good performances, irrespective of the load nature. The adequate functioning and high performance of the circuit (the efficiency and waveform of the absorbed input current were tested both by simulation and experimentally.

  12. Pilot tones in WDM networks with wavelength converters

    Kloch, Allan; Mikkelsen, Benny; Stubkjær, Kristian


    Here we investigate the transmission of a pilot tone through an interferometric wavelength converter (IWC) in conjunction with a 2.5 Gbit/s experiment. The pilot tone is added by sinusoidal modulation of the bias current to the signal laser. After the IWC (Michelson interferometer) the converted...

  13. Primary Parallel Isolated Boost Converter with Bidirectional Operation

    Hernandez Botella, Juan Carlos; Mira Albert, Maria del Carmen; Sen, Gökhan


    This paper presents a bidirectional dc/dc converter operated with batteries both in the input and output. Primary parallel isolated boost converter (PPIBC) with transformer series connection on the high voltage side is preferred due to its ability to handle high currents in the low voltage side. ...

  14. Digital Implementation of Two Inductor Boost Converter Fed DC Drive

    G. Kishor


    Full Text Available The study deals w ith simulation and implementation of two inductor boost converter fed DC drive. The two inductor boost converter fed DC drive is simulated and implemented. The circuit has advantages like higher output voltage and improved power factor. The laboratory model is implemented and the experimental results are obtained. The experimental results were compared w ith the simulation results.

  15. Intelligent dc-dc Converter Technology Developed and Tested

    Button, Robert M.


    The NASA Glenn Research Center and the Cleveland State University have developed a digitally controlled dc-dc converter to research the benefits of flexible, digital control on power electronics and systems. Initial research and testing has shown that conventional dc-dc converters can benefit from improved performance by using digital-signal processors and nonlinear control algorithms.

  16. Voltage Regulator for a dc-to-dc Converter

    Mclyman, C. W.


    New voltage regulator isolates signals from power-switching converter without use of complex circuitry or optical couplers. Only addition is extra secondary winding on existing interstage transformer. Error signals shortcircuit new winding and inhibit converter action. Resistor in series with primary winding limits short-circuit current to prevent damage to circuit components. Extra transformer winding eliminates need for isolation components.

  17. Gunning Mix or Converter and Electric Arc Furnace in China

    LIUJie-hua; ZHANGYong-fang


    The increase of steel output by converter and electric are furnace has imposed a critical demand in quality and quantity on gunning mix in functioning a longer life of those de-vices linings.The paoer describes the consump-tion of gunning mix for converter and EAF and its recent development in variety and quality in China.

  18. Design of an emi output filter for frequency converters

    Roc'h, A.; Bergsma, H.; Leferink, F.B.J.; Zhao, D.; Polinder, H.; Ferreira, B.


    A filter has been designed to reduce conducted and radiated emission generated by a frequency converter. The frequency converter, cables and motor were modelled in order to make a good estimation of the radiated emission. A single stage output filter was designed making use of feedthrough apacitors

  19. Charge pump DC-DC converter comprising solid state batteries

    Reefman, D.; Roozeboom, F.; Notten, P.H.L.; Klootwijk, J.H.


    An electronic device is provided which comprises a DC-DC converter. The DC-DC converter comprises at least one solid-state rechargeable battery (B1, B2) for storing energy for the DC-DC conversion and an output capacitor (C2).


    Uskov A. E.


    Full Text Available In this article technical requirements to static converters are examined. We can treat as the basic parameters: efficiency and quality of a target voltage. Weight-dimensional parameters, reliability, maintainability are basic operational parameters, as well as target capacity, size of an starting and target voltage belong to key parameters of static converters. As a rule designing of converters is a uniform constructive complex. As at designing, time of an operating time until first failure is taken into account, time of guaranteed work of the separate elements included in the static converter, are determined on the statistical data. Failure of separate elements of parts of converters are possible because of internal (time of guaranteed work and external (short circuits, overloads factors. In the article we have offered the ways of reduction of influence of external factors (for example, we used high-speed automatic switches or iterative static converters in which parts of a power circuit were included in parallel. Using universal static converters allows raising some parameters of efficiency simultaneously. In the article we have also considered a scheme of the iterative converter with variable structure which allows (depending on start and target conditions or requirements forming an output capacity of the required level and quality without constructive change

  1. Multilevel converters for UPS applications: comparison and implementation

    Lega, Alberto; Munk-Nielsen, Stig; CASADEI, Domenico


    In this paper the possibility to use multilevel converters in UPS applications is discussed. Three different converter topologies, i.e. the three-level diode-clamped, the four-level diode-clamped and the four-level Multi Point Clamped (MPC) have been firstly compared by simulation simulations to ...

  2. Multifunctional Converter Drive for Automotive Electric Power Steering Systems

    Hackner, T.J.


    In this thesis it is shown that in the case of an automotive electric power steering system, critical pulse power loads can be decoupled from the power net with a storage element and a multifunctional converter. A multifunctional converter system is proposed because it uses the motor drive system as

  3. Low input voltage converter/regulator minimizes external disturbances


    Low-input voltage converter/regulator constructed in a coaxial configuration minimizes external magnetic field disturbance, suppresses radio noise interference, and provides excellent heat transfer from power transistors. It converts the output of fuel and solar cells, thermionic diodes, thermoelectric generators, and electrochemical batteries to a 28 V dc output.

  4. Three-channel integrating analog-to-digital converter

    Stevens, G. L.


    A three-channel integrating analog-to-digital converter was added to the complex mixer system to accept the baseband, complex signals generated by the complex mixers and output binary data to the digital demodulator for further processing and recording. The converter was first used for processing multistation data in radar experiments in the spring of 1977.

  5. Wave Dragon Wave Energy Converters Used as Coastal Protection

    Nørgaard, Jørgen Harck; Andersen, Thomas Lykke; Kofoed, Jens Peter


    This paper deals with wave energy converters used to reduce the wave height along shorelines. For this study the Wave Dragon wave energy converter is chosen. The wave height reduction from a single device has been evaluated from physical model tests in scale 1:51.8 of the 260 x 150 m, 24 kW/m model...

  6. A Level Converter provided with Slew-Rate Controlling Means

    Annema, Anne J.


    A level converter for the converting of a first digital signal (U1) having a first voltage range into a second digital signal (U2) having a second voltage range comprising an amplifier (T0) having an input for receiving the first digital signal (U1) and an output for supplying the second digital

  7. A Single Switch Dual Output Non-Isolated Boost Converter

    Klimczak, Pawel; Munk-Nielsen, Stig


    very simple dual output non-isolated boost converter is presented. Single active switch is used to control both, positive and negative output voltages. The converter is desired to boost unregulated low input voltage 25-50 Vdc to regulated high voltage ±400 Vdc in dual dc-link. In this paper proposed...

  8. Pricing of convertible bonds with hard call features

    Wever, Jolle O.; Smid, Peter P.M.; Koning, Ruud H.


    This paper discusses the development of a valuation model for convertible bonds with hard call features. We define a hard call feature as the possibility for the issuer to redeem a convertible bond before maturity by paying the call price to the bondholder. We use the binomial approach to model conv

  9. An Innovative Reconfigurable Integrated Converter Topology Suitable for Distributed Generation

    Renato Rizzo


    Full Text Available The electricity market and environmental concerns, with wide utilization of renewable sources, have improved the diffusion of distributed generation units changing the operations of distribution grids from passive networks to microgrids. A microgrid includes a cluster of electrical loads, energy storage devices and microsources, which provide both power and heat to their local area. A microgrid has usually one connection point to the utility grid through power electronic converters placed at customers’ sites. This paper analyses a Reconfigurable Integrated Converter (RIC used for a domestic microgrid with inputs from the AC mains and photovoltaic arrays, and two DC outputs at different voltage levels. A RIC as a dual-boost DC-DC converter is proposed, modelled and analysed in the paper. The advantages of such a topology in comparison with traditional boost converters are outlined. Reported simulations results give evidence on the controllability of this converter and the capability of achieving the desired voltage outputs with reduced ripple.

  10. Optimization of DC-DC Converters via Geometric Programming

    U. Ribes-Mallada


    Full Text Available The paper presents a new methodology for optimizing the design of DC-DC converters. The magnitudes that we take into account are efficiency, ripples, bandwidth, and RHP zero placement. We apply a geometric programming approach, because the variables are positives and the constraints can be expressed in a posynomial form. This approach has all the advantages of convex optimization. We apply the proposed methodology to a boost converter. The paper also describes the optimum designs of a buck converter and a synchronous buck converter, and the method can be easily extended to other converters. The last example allows us to compare the efficiency and bandwidth between these optimal-designed topologies.

  11. CIECA - Application to current programmed switching Dc-Dc converters

    Chetty, P. R. K.


    The current injection equivalent circuit approach (CIECA) to modeling switching converter power stages is extended to model the current programmed converter power stages operating in fixed frequency, continuous inductor conduction mode. To demonstrate the method, modeling is carried out for the buck, boost, and buckboost converters to obtain small-signal linear equivalent circuit models which represent both input and output properties. The results of these analyses are presented in the form of linear equivalent circuit models as well as transfer functions. Though current programmed converters exhibit single-pole response, the addition of artificial ramp changes converters to exhibit well damped two-pole response. This has been investigated for the first time using CIECA. The results of these analyses are presented in the form of linear equivalent circuit models as well as transfer functions.

  12. Dividends Sharing Convertible Bonds Pricing and Numerical Evaluation

    Xu Guo


    Full Text Available The convertible bond is becoming one of the most important financial instruments for the company to raise capital fund since it was first issued by American New York Erie Company in 1843. In this paper, it is the first time to study the pricing problem for convertible bond whose underlying stocks pay dividends via the reflected backward stochastic differential equations. Associating the solutions of reflected BSDEs with the obstacle problems for nonlinear parabolic PDEs, we establish the pricing formulas for convertible bonds with continuous and discrete dividends by means of the viscosity solutions for some PDEs. Besides, we also derive the price of convertible bonds with higher borrowing rate which is realistic in the financial market. Then the numerical evaluations are provided by the radial basis functions method. Moreover, we discuss the influence of dividends paying as well as higher borrowing rate on the convertible bond price at last.

  13. Design of Monolithic Integrator for Strain-to-Frequency Converter

    Tuan Mohd. Khairi Tuan Mat


    Full Text Available Strain-to-Frequency converter (SFC is a one of the analog conditioner tools that converts any strain signal to the frequency signal. The basic concept of SFC is by detecting any changing of strains, then converting the strain to the voltage signal and converting the voltage signal to the frequency signal. This tool consists of 3 main  components which are strain gauge, differential integrator and comparator. This paper presents the designing and analysis of monolithic integrator that to be used in the Strain-toFrequency converter. The primary goal is to design and simulate the performance of monolithic integrator for SFC using GATEWAY Silvaco Electronic Design Automation (S EDA tools and EXPERT software. The performances of SFC using the designed monolithic integrator are also investigated.

  14. High-feedback Operation of Power Electronic Converters

    Zhusubaliyev, Zhanybai T.; Mosekilde, Erik; Andriyanov, Alexey I.;


    The purpose of this review is to provide a survey of some of the most important bifurcation phenomena that one can observe in pulse-modulated converter systems when operating with high corrector gain factors. Like other systems with switching control, electronic converter systems belong to the cl......The purpose of this review is to provide a survey of some of the most important bifurcation phenomena that one can observe in pulse-modulated converter systems when operating with high corrector gain factors. Like other systems with switching control, electronic converter systems belong...... or resonant periodic dynamics on the surface of a two-dimensional torus. This transition occurs when the feedback gain is increased beyond a certain threshold, for instance in order to improve the speed and accuracy of the output voltage regulation. For each of the three converter types, we discuss a number...

  15. The New Modular Control System for Power Converters at CERN

    Di Cosmo, Matteo


    The CERN accelerator complex consists of several generations of particle accelerators, with around 5000 power converters supplying regulated current and voltage to normal and superconducting magnet circuits. Today around 12 generations of converter control platforms can be found in the accelerator complex, ranging in age and technology. The diversity of these platforms has a significant impact on operability, maintenance and support of power converters. Over the past few years a new generation of modular controls called RegFGC3 has been developed by CERN’s power conversion group, with a goal to provide a standardised control platform, supporting a wide variety of converter topologies. The aim of this project is to reduce maintenance costs by decreasing the variety and diversity of control systems whilst simultaneously improving the operability and reliability of power converters and their controls. This paper describes the state of the on-going design and realization of the RegFGC3 platform, focusing on fun...

  16. A study of Schwarz converters for nuclear powered spacecraft

    Stuart, Thomas A.; Schwarze, Gene E.


    High power space systems which use low dc voltage, high current sources such as thermoelectric generators, will most likely require high voltage conversion for transmission purposes. This study considers the use of the Schwarz resonant converter for use as the basic building block to accomplish this low-to-high voltage conversion for either a dc or an ac spacecraft bus. The Schwarz converter has the important assets of both inherent fault tolerance and resonant operation; parallel operation in modular form is possible. A regulated dc spacecraft bus requires only a single stage converter while a constant frequency ac bus requires a cascaded Schwarz converter configuration. If the power system requires constant output power from the dc generator, then a second converter is required to route unneeded power to a ballast load.

  17. A new configuration for multilevel converters with diode clamped topology

    Nami, A.; Zare, F.; Ledwich, G.


    of load changes which can avoid neutral point balancing problem in such converters. In addition, the presented topology is suitable for renewable energy systems to boost the low rectified output-voltage. In order to verify the proposed topology, steady state analysis, modelling and simulations are carried......Due to the increased use of renewable energy and power elctronic applications, more multilevel converters (MLC) are developed. A Neutral Point Clamped (NPC) inverter is one of the most used multilevel topologies for wind turbine (WT) and photovoltaic (PV) applications. One of the most crucial...... points in this type of converter is dc-voltage control. In this paper, a novel multi output dc-dc converter connected to a diode clamped topology is presented. This converter, for a given duty cycles, is able to regulate the capacitor voltage to provide an appropriate input voltage for NPC regardless...

  18. Angiotensin converting enzyme genotype in cardiovascular disease

    Summers, K.M.; Huggard, P.R.; West, M.J. [Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane (Australia)] [and others


    Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) catalyses formation of angiotensin II and degradation of bradykinin, vasoactive peptides with opposing properties. The result of ACE action is to promote vasoconstriction and cell growth. PCR is used to detect a common polymorphism due to the insertion of an Alu repeat element of 287 bp into intron 16. ACE genotype has been implicated in risk for myocardial infarction (MI) and hypertension in humans. We have studied a group of 640 patients (61% male aged 64 {plus_minus} 11 years) with myocardial ischaemic syndromes, followed for 12 months after initial hospital admission. In this group, the frequency of the insertion (I) allele was 0.47 (N=1170 chromosomes), not significantly higher than the frequency of 0.46 in 112 local blood donors (50% male aged 59 {plus_minus}5 years). In the 300 patients with diagnosed MI, I allele frequency was 0.48. This is significantly higher ({chi}{sup 2}=5.78, P=0.015) than the frequency of 0.42 reported in a multi-centre study of ACE genotype in 600 male European patients with MI . There was a non-significant increase in the frequency of a cardiac event within 6 months of hospital admission in those of II genotype (N=464, 47 events to date). These results suggest that in our population, the I allele and/or II genotype may be associated with risk of MI. This contrasts with the study cited above, where the D (deletion) allele and DD genotype frequency were raised in patients compared with controls. Hypertension is associated with the ACE D allele, and does not explain the heart disease risk, which may be associated with the I allele, in this group of survivors of myocardial ischaemic disease. The difference between our results and the previous study may be due to ascertainment or ethnic differences or to problems amplifying the I allele in some heterozygotes. Clearly, the role of ACE genotype in these diseases is complex.

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

    Chub, Andrii; Husev, Oleksandr; Vinnikov, Dmitri


    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...

  20. Architecture for a High-to-Medium-Voltage Power Converter

    Vorpenian, Vatche


    A power converter now undergoing development is required to operate at a DC input potential ranging between 5.5 and 10 kV and a DC output potential of 400 V at a current up to 25 A. This power converter is also required to be sufficiently compact and reliable to fit and operate within the confines of a high-pressure case to be lowered to several miles (approx.5 km) below the surface of the ocean. The architecture chosen to satisfy these requirements calls for a series/ parallel arrangement of 48 high-frequency, pulse-width-modulation (PWM), transformer-isolation DC-to-DC power converter blocks. The input sides of the converter blocks would be connected in series so that the input potential would be divided among them, each of them being exposed to an input potential of no more than 10 kV/48 . 210 V. The series connection of inputs would also enforce a requirement that all the converter blocks operate at the same input current. The outputs of the converter blocks would be connected in a matrix comprising 6 parallel legs, each leg being a cascade of eight outputs wired in series (see figure). All the converter blocks would be identical within the tolerances of the values of their components. A single voltage feedback loop would regulate the output potential. All the converter blocks would be driven by the same PWM waveform generated by this feedback loop. The power transformer of each converter block would have a unity turns ratio and would be capable of withstanding as much as 10 kVDC between its primary and secondary windings. (Although, in general, the turns ratio could be different from unity, the simplest construction for minimizing leakage and maximizing breakdown voltage is attained at a turns ratio of unity.)