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Current Decoupling Control for the Three-level PWM Rectifier with a Low Switching Frequency
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Current Decoupling Control for the Three-level PWM Rectifier with a Low Switching Frequency
Yuan, Qing-Qing; Xia, Kun;
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Three-level PWM rectifiers applied in medium voltage applications usually operate at low switching frequency to keep the dynamic losses under permitted level. However, low switching frequency brings a heavy cross-coupling between the current components and with a poor dynamic system performance and a harmonic distortion in the grid-connecting current. To overcome these problems, a mathematical model based on complex variables of the three-level voltage source PWM rectifier is firstly established, and the reasons of above issues resulted from low switching frequency have been analyzed using modern control theory. Then, a novel control strategy suitable for the current decoupling control based on the complex variables for and is designed here. The comparisons between this kind of control strategy and the normal PI method have been carried out. MATLAB and experimental results are given in detail.
Three-level PWM rectifier;Low switching frequency;Cross-coupling;Complex current controller;
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