Full binary combination schema for floating voltage source multi-level inverters

X. Kou, Keith A. Corzine, Yakou L. Familiant

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Abstract

This paper presents schema of operation for floating voltage source multi-level inverters. The primary advantage of the proposed schema is that the number of voltage levels (and thus power quality) can be increased for a given number of semiconductor devices when compared to the conventional "flying capacitor" topology. However, the new schema requires fixed floating sources instead of capacitors and therefore is more suitable for battery power applications such as electric vehicles, flexible AC transmission systems and submarine propulsion. Alternatively transformer/rectifier circuits may be used to supply the floating sources in a similar way to cascaded H-bridge inverters. Computer simulation results are presented for 4-, 8- and 16-level inverter topologies. A 4-level laboratory test verifies the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record - IAS Annual Meeting (IEEE Industry Applications Society)
Pages2398-2404
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 17 2002
Event37th IAS Annual Meeting and World Conference on Industrial applications of Electrical Energy - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Oct 13 2002Oct 18 2002

Publication series

NameConference Record - IAS Annual Meeting (IEEE Industry Applications Society)
Volume4
ISSN (Print)0197-2618

Other

Other37th IAS Annual Meeting and World Conference on Industrial applications of Electrical Energy
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period10/13/0210/18/02

Keywords

  • Flying capacitor
  • Multi-level inverters
  • Pulse-width modulation
  • Voltage-source

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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