Classical control for unequal DC sources five-level inverter-based SHE technique

Ahmed, Mahrous and Hendawi, Essam and Alamri, Basem and Alharthi, Mosleh and Salem, Farhan and Orabi, Mohamed and Mekhilef, Saad and Ghoneim, Sherif (2020) Classical control for unequal DC sources five-level inverter-based SHE technique. Energies, 13 (18). ISSN 1996-1073, DOI

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This study proposes a classical control algorithm for solving the transcendental set of equations for the unequal DC sources of five-level multilevel inverters (MLIs). Such sources can be generated from renewable energy sources. Two DC sources with different values are used to produce an output voltage with five levels. Then, a set of two transcendental equations is formulated with two targeted functions to control the fundamental component and cancel the stipulated single harmonic order. The proposed solution uses a simple classical proportional control with two loops to generate two switching angles. The first switching angle is assigned with an initial value, whereas the second one is calculated from the inner loop. The outer loop is used to cancel the specified harmonic by sending the error signal to the proposed proportional control that tunes the switching angles. The proposed algorithm is easy, fast, and accurate, and has a wide-range solution in terms of modulation index (MI) and input DC source ratio (x = V-1/V-2 <= 1). The proposed algorithm is tested for a wide range of MI and x to verify its feasibility. Moreover, several simulation and laboratory tests are presented to further validate the applicability of the proposed approach.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: DC-AC power conversion; Multilevel inverters (MLIs); Renewable energy sources; Selective harmonic elimination (SHE); total harmonic distortion; unequal DC sources
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2023 05:49
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2023 05:49

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