Two-dimensional hysteresis comparators to control multistage inverters with maximum number of levels

Menshawi, M.K. and Kadir, M.N.A. and Mekhilef, Saad (2011) Two-dimensional hysteresis comparators to control multistage inverters with maximum number of levels. In: 8th International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia: "Green World with Power Electronics", ICPE 2011-ECCE Asia, Jeju.

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Specially designed two-dimensional hysteresis comparators have been proposed to replace the algebraic calculations to control multistage inverter designed with maximum number of levels. The inverter is operated to approximate the reference voltage vector exploiting the large number of multilevel inverter vectors. Three-stage inverter with singly-fed main stage is considered to apply the proposed design. The controller concept is to maintain the higher voltage stage state as long as this state can lead to the target vector. The high and medium voltage stages controllers are based on two-dimensional hysteresis comparators to hold the switching state or to perform the necessary change with minimum switching losses. The low voltage stage controller is designed to approximate the reference voltage to the nearest inverter vector using nearest integer rounding and adjustment comparators. Simulation and experimental results show that the proposed controller outperforms the previous control methods in terms of simplicity, harmonics reductions and robustness.

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Additional Information: Conference code: 86200 Export Date: 16 November 2012 Source: Scopus Art. No.: 5944651 doi: 10.1109/ICPE.2011.5944651 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Menshawi, M.K.; Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia References: Rodriguez, J., Franquelo, L.G., Kouro, S., Leon, J.I., Portillo, R.C., Prats, M.A.M., Perez, M.A., Multilevel converters: An enabling technology for high-power applications (2009) Proceedings of the IEEE, 97 (11), pp. 1786-1817. , Nov; Rufer, A., Veenstra, M., Gopakumar, K., Asymmetric multilevel converter for high resolution voltage phasor generation EPE'99; Abdul Kadir, M.N., Mekhilef, S., Ping, H.W., Direct torque control permanent magnet synchronous motor drive with asymmetrical multilevel inverter supply (2007) ICPE '07. 7th International Conference on Power Electronics, pp. 1196-1201. , Oct; Mariethoz, S., Rufer, A., Multisource DC-DC converter for the supply of hybrid multilevel converter (2006) IEEE 41st IAS Annual Meeting Industry Applications Conference, (2), pp. 982-987. , Tampa Florida October; Veenstra, M., Rufer, A., Control of a hybrid asymmetric multi-level inverter for competitive medium-voltage industrial drives (2003) IEEE 38th Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, , Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, October; Lai, Y., Shyu, F., Topology for hybrid multilevel inverter (2002) IEE Proceedings on Electric Power Applications, 149, pp. 449-458; Mariethoz, S., Rufer, A., New configurations for the three-phase asymmetrical multilevel inverter (2004) Proceedings of IEEE 39th IAS Annual Meeting, (2), pp. 828-835. , Seattle, 3-7 October; Mariethoz, S., Rufer, A., Resolution and efficiency improvements for three-phase cascade multilevel inverters (2004) 35th Annual IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference PESC04, pp. 4441-4446. , Aachen, Germany June; AbdulKadir, M., Hussien, Z.F., Asymmetrical multilevel inverter: Maximum resolution for H-bridge topology (2005) The Sixth International Conference on Power Electronics and Drives Systems PEDS, pp. 1068-1071. , Kuala Lumpur Malaysia November-December; Liu, Y., Luo, F.L., Trinary hybrid 81-level multilevel inverter for motor drive with zero common-mode voltage (2008) IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 55 (3), pp. 1014-1021; Rodríguez, J., Morán, L., Correa, P., Silva, C., A vector control technique for medium-voltage multilevel inverters (2002) IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 49 (4), pp. 882-888; Fukuda, S., Yoshida, T., Ueda, S., Control strategies of a hybrid multilevel converter for expanding adjustable output voltage range (2009) IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 45 (2), pp. 827-835; Rech, C., Pinheiro, H., Grundling, A., Hey, H.L., Pinheiro, J.R., Analysis and comparison of hybrid multilevel voltage source inverters (2002) IEEE 33rd Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference Pesc'02, 2, pp. 491-496; Abdul, M.N., Mekhilef, K.S., Nakaoka, M., Voltage control of three-stage hybrid multilevel inverter using vector transformation (2010) PEMD 2010: 5Th IET Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, , Brighton, UK, April; Abdul Kadir, M., Mekhilef, S., Hew, W.P., Voltage vector control of a hybrid three-stage 18-level inverter by vector decomposition (2010) IET Power Electronics, 3 (4), pp. 601-611. , July; Mekhilef, S., Abdul Kadir, M.N., Voltage control of three-stage hybrid multilevel inverter using vector transformation (2010) IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 25 (10), pp. 2599-2606. , Oct; Abdul Kadir, M.N., Mekhilef, S., Hew, W.P., Dual vector control strategy for a three-stage hybrid cascaded multilevel inverter (2010) Journal of Power Electronics, 10 (2), pp. 155-164; Mekhilef, S., Kadir, M.N.A., Novel vector control method for three-stage hybrid cascaded multilevel inverter (2011) IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 58 (4), pp. 1339-1349. , April Sponsors: The Korean Institute of Power Electronics (KIPE); IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS); LSIS; HYUNDAI - Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.; Chang Sung Corporation
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hybrid multilevel inverter, Multilevel inverters, SVM control, Voltage control, Control methods, Harmonics reduction, Higher voltage stage, Hysteresis comparator, Low voltages, Medium voltage, Multi stage inverter, Multilevel inverter, Reference voltages, Switching loss, Target vectors, Comparators (optical), Electric inverters, Electric potential, Hysteresis, Power electronics, Two dimensional, Vectors, Controllers.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2013 03:21
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 03:57

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