PWM voltage quality bounds of a single-phase multilevel converter

Alex Ruderman, Gert Mehlmann, Boris Reznikov

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Abstract

The paper presents simple closed-form analytical expressions for a single-phase multilevel PWM converter voltage quality upper and lower bounds. Voltage ripple Normalized Mean Square is used as a converter voltage quality figure of merit. The accurate upper bound for synchronous switching is delivered by the asymptotic estimate that assumes infinitely high switching frequency. The approximate lower bound is figured out for the minimum amount of switching that is a single switching between any two adjacent voltage levels. Voltage ripple Normalized Mean Square criterion represents, in the first approximation, normalized additional eddy current iron core loss in electrical machine, transformer, or filter / coupling inductor caused by converter switching that is a dominant PWM loss mechanism for relatively high switching frequencies. Comparison with PWM voltage quality theoretical lower and upper bounds may be useful for making a fair assessment of different switching strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6231811
Pages (from-to)783-789
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Optimisation of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, OPTIM
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 13 2012
Event2012 13th International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, OPTIM 2012 - Brasov, Romania
Duration: May 24 2012May 26 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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