A Novel Virtual Space Vector Modulation Strategy for the Neutral-Point Potential Comprehensive Balance of Neutral-Point-Clamped Converters

- Journal title : Journal of Power Electronics
- Volume 16, Issue 3, 2016, pp.946-959
- Publisher : The Korean Institute of Power Electronics
- DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2016.16.3.946

Title & Authors

A Novel Virtual Space Vector Modulation Strategy for the Neutral-Point Potential Comprehensive Balance of Neutral-Point-Clamped Converters

Zhang, Chuan-Jin; Tang, Yi; Han, Dong; Zhang, Hui; Zhang, Xiao; Wang, Ke;

Zhang, Chuan-Jin; Tang, Yi; Han, Dong; Zhang, Hui; Zhang, Xiao; Wang, Ke;

Abstract

A novel Virtual Space Vector (VSV) modulation strategy for complete control of potential neutral point (NP) issues is proposed in this paper. The neutral point potential balancing problems of multi-level converters, which include elimination of low frequency oscillations and self-balancing for NP dc unbalance, are investigated first. Then a set of improved virtual space vectors with dynamic adjustment factors are introduced and a multi-objective optimization algorithm which aims to optimize these adjustment factors is presented in this paper. The improved virtual space vectors and the multi-objective optimization algorithm constitute the novel Virtual Space Vector modulation. The proposed novel Virtual Space Vector modulation can simultaneously recover NP dc unbalance and eliminate low frequency oscillations of the neutral point. Experiment results show that the proposed strategy has excellent performance, and that both of the neutral point potential issues can be solved.

Keywords

Low-frequency oscillations;Multi-objective optimization;Neutral point potential unbalance;Self-balancing;Virtual Space Vector;

Language

English

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