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Converter Utilization Ratio Enhancement in the THD Optimization of Cascaded H-Bridge 7-level Inverters
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  • Journal title : Journal of Power Electronics
  • Volume 16, Issue 1,  2016, pp.173-181
  • Publisher : The Korean Institute of Power Electronics
  • DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2016.16.1.173
 Title & Authors
Converter Utilization Ratio Enhancement in the THD Optimization of Cascaded H-Bridge 7-level Inverters
Khamooshi, Reza; Namadmalan, Alireza; Moghani, Javad Shokrollahi;
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In this paper, a new technique for harmonic optimization in cascaded H-bridge 7-level inverters is proposed. The suggested strategy is based on minimizing an objective function which simultaneously optimizes the converter utilization and Total Harmonic Distortion (THD). The Switch Utilization Ratio (SUR) is formulized for both the phase and line-line voltages of a 7-level inverter and is considered in the final objective functions. Based upon the SUR formula, utilization ratio enhancement will reduce the value of feeding DC links, which improves the efficiency and lifetime of the circuit components due to lower voltage stresses and losses. In order to achieve more effective solution in different modulation indices, it is assumed that the DC sources can be altered. Experimental validation is presented based on a three-phase 7-level inverter prototype.
Cascaded H-bridge multi-level inverter;Optimization Methods;Switch Utilization Ratio;Total Harmonic Distortion;
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