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High-Efficiency Supercapacitor Charger Using an Improved Two-Switch Forward Converter
Choi, Woo-Young ; Yang, Min-Kwon ; Suh, Yongsug ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 1~10
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.1
This paper proposes a high-efficiency supercapacitor charger. Conventional two-switch forward converter can be used for charging supercapacitors. However, the efficiency of conventional converters is low because of their switching losses. This study presents a high-efficiency two-switch forward converter for supercapacitor chargers. The proposed converter improves power efficiency by 4 %, from 89 % to 93 %. The proposed converter has the advantages of reduced switch voltage stresses and minimized circulating current when compared to other converter topologies. The performance of the proposed converter is evaluated by experimental results using a 300 W prototype circuit for a 54-V, 35-F supercapacitor bank.
Novel Switched-Inductor Quasi-Z-source Inverter
Deng, Kai ; Zheng, Jianyong ; Mei, Jun ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 11~21
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.11
A novel switched-inductor quasi-Z-source inverter is proposed in this study. Compared with classic topologies, the boost ability of the proposed topology is strengthened. The voltage stress of the capacitors, diodes, and power devices are reduced, and the current ripple of the DC voltage source is suppressed. Conversion efficiency is also improved. The operation principle of the proposed topology is analyzed in detail and compared with that of similar topologies. The feasibility of the proposed topology is verified by simulations and experiments on a laboratory prototype.
Improved Droop Method for Converter Parallel Operation in Large-Screen LCD TV Applications
Kim, Jung-Won ; Jang, Paul ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 22~29
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.22
Current sharing between modules in a converter parallel operation is very important for the reliability of the system. This paper proposes an improved droop method that can effectively improve current sharing accuracy. The proposed method adaptively adjusts the output voltage set-point of each module according to the current set-points. Unlike conventional droop control, modules share a signal line to communicate with each other. Nevertheless, since signals are simple and in digital form, the complexity of the circuitry is much less and noise immunity is much better than those of conventional methods utilizing communication. The operation principle and design procedure of the proposed method are described in detail. Results of the experiment on two boost converters operating in parallel under the specification of a TFT LCD TV panel power supply verify the validity of the proposed scheme.
New Three-Level PWM DC/DC Converter - Analysis, Design and Experiments
Lin, Bor-Ren ; Chen, Chih-Chieh ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 30~39
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.30
This paper studies a new three-level pulse-width modulation (PWM) resonant converter for high input voltage and high load current applications. In order to use high frequency power MOSFETs for high input voltage applications, a three-level DC converter with two clamped diodes and a flying capacitor is adopted in the proposed circuit. For high load current applications, the secondary sides of the proposed converter are connected in parallel to reduce the size of the magnetic core and copper windings and to decrease the current rating of the rectifier diodes. In order to share the load current and reduce the switch counts, three resonant converters with the same active switches are adopted in the proposed circuit. Two transformers with a series connection in the primary side and a parallel connection in the secondary side are adopted in each converter to balance the secondary side currents. To overcome the drawback of a wide range of switching frequencies in conventional series resonant converters, the duty cycle control is adopted in the proposed circuit to achieve zero current switching (ZCS) turn-off for the rectifier diodes and zero voltage switching (ZVS) turn-on for the active switches. Finally, experimental results are provided to verify the effectiveness of the proposed converter.
Average Current Mode Control for LLC Series Resonant DC-to-DC Converters
Park, Chang Hee ; Cho, Sung Ho ; Jang, Jinhaeng ; Pidaparthy, Syam Kumar ; Ahn, Taeyoung ; Choi, Byungcho ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 40~47
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.40
An average current mode control scheme that consistently offers good dynamic performance for LLC series resonant DC-to-DC converters irrespective of the changes in the operational conditions is presented in this paper. The proposed control scheme employs current feedback from the resonant tank circuit through an integrator-type compensation amplifier to improve the dynamic performance and enhance the noise immunity and reliability of the feedback controller. Design guidelines are provided for both current feedback and voltage feedback compensation. The performance of the new control scheme is demonstrated through an experimental 150 W converter operating with 340 V to 390 V input voltage to provide a 24 V output voltage.
Performance Analysis of a Novel Reduced Switch Cascaded Multilevel Inverter
Nagarajan, R. ; Saravanan, M. ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 48~60
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.48
Multilevel inverters have been widely used for high-voltage and high-power applications. Their performance is greatly superior to that of conventional two-level inverters due to their reduced total harmonic distortion (THD), lower switch ratings, lower electromagnetic interference, and higher dc link voltages. However, they have some disadvantages such as an increased number of components, a complex pulse width modulation control method, and a voltage-balancing problem. In this paper, a novel nine-level reduced switch cascaded multilevel inverter based on a multilevel DC link (MLDCL) inverter topology with reduced switching components is proposed to improve the multilevel inverter performance by compensating the above mentioned disadvantages. This topology requires fewer components when compared to diode clamped, flying capacitor and cascaded inverters and it requires fewer carrier signals and gate drives. Therefore, the overall cost and circuit complexity are greatly reduced. This paper presents modulation methods by a novel reference and multicarrier based PWM schemes for reduced switch cascaded multilevel inverters (RSCMLI). It also compares the performance of the proposed scheme with that of conventional cascaded multilevel inverters (CCMLI). Simulation results from MATLAB/SIMULINK are presented to verify the performance of the nine-level RSCMLI. Finally, a prototype of the nine-level RSCMLI topology is built and tested to show the performance of the inverter through experimental results.
Near-Five-Vector SVPWM Algorithm for Five-Phase Six-Leg Inverters under Unbalanced Load Conditions
Zheng, Ping ; Wang, Pengfei ; Sui, Yi ; Tong, Chengde ; Wu, Fan ; Li, Tiecai ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 61~73
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.61
Multiphase machines are characterized by high power density, enhanced fault-tolerant capacity, and low torque pulsation. For a voltage source inverter supplied multiphase machine, the probability of load imbalances becomes greater and unwanted low-order stator voltage harmonics occur. This paper deals with the PWM control of multiphase inverters under unbalanced load conditions and it proposes a novel near-five-vector SVPWM algorithm based on the five-phase six-leg inverter. The proposed algorithm can output symmetrical phase voltages under unbalanced load conditions, which is not possible for the conventional SVPWM algorithms based on the five-phase five-leg inverters. The cause of extra harmonics in the phase voltages is analyzed, and an xy coordinate system orthogonal to the
coordinate system is introduced to eliminate low-order harmonics in the output phase voltages. Moreover, the digital implementation of the near-five-vector SVPWM algorithm is discussed, and the optimal approach with reduced complexity and low execution time is elaborated. A comparison of the proposed algorithm and other existing PWM algorithms is provided, and the pros and cons of the proposed algorithm are concluded. Simulation and experimental results are also given. It is shown that the proposed algorithm works well under unbalanced load conditions. However, its maximum modulation index is reduced by 5.15% in the linear modulation region, and its algorithm complexity and memory requirement increase. The basic principle in this paper can be easily extended to other inverters with different phase numbers.
Real-Time Implementation of Brain Emotional Learning Developed for Digital Signal Processor-Based Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Drive Systems
Sadeghi, Mohamad-Ali ; Daryabeigi, Ehsan ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 74~81
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.74
In this study, a brain emotional learning-based intelligent controller (BELBIC) is developed for the speed control of an interior permanent magnet synchronous motor (IPMSM). A novel and simple model of the IPMSM drive structure is established with the intelligent control system, which controls motor speed accurately without the use of any conventional PI controllers and is independent of motor parameters. This study is conducted in both real time and simulation with a new control plant for a laboratory 3 ph, 3.8 Nm IPMSM digital signal processor (DSP)-based drive system. This DSP-based drive system is then compared with conventional BELBIC and an optimized conventional PI controller. Results show that the proposed method performs better than the other controllers and exhibits excellent control characteristics, such as fast response, simple implementation, and robustness with respect to disturbances and manufacturing imperfections.
Signal Compensation for Analog Rotor Position Errors due to Nonideal Sinusoidal Encoder Signals
Hwang, Seon-Hwan ; Kim, Dong-Youn ; Kim, Jang-Mok ; Jang, Do-Hyun ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 82~91
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.82
This paper proposes a compensation algorithm for the analog rotor position errors caused by nonideal sinusoidal encoder output signals including offset and gain errors. In order to achieve a much higher resolution, position sensors such as resolvers or incremental encoders can be replaced by sinusoidal encoders. In practice, however, the periodic ripples related to the analog rotor position are generated by the offset and gain errors between the sine and cosine output signals of sinusoidal encoders. In this paper, the effects of offset and gain errors are easily analyzed by applying the concept of a rotating coordinate system based on the dq transformation method. The synchronous d-axis signal component is used directly to detect the amplitude of the offset and gain errors for the proposed compensator. As a result, the offset and gain errors can be well corrected by three integrators located on the synchronous d-axis component. In addition, the proposed algorithm does not require any additional hardware and can be easily implemented by a simple integral operation. The effectiveness of the proposed algorithm is verified through several experimental results.
Eliminating the Third Harmonic Effect for Six Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generators in One Phase Open Mode
Liu, Jian ; Yang, Gui-Jie ; Li, Yong ; Gao, Hong-Wei ; Su, Jian-Yong ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 92~104
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.92
To insure stable operation and eliminate twice torque ripple, a topology for a six phase permanent magnet synchronous generator (SP-PMSG) with a neutral point connected together was analyzed in this paper. By adopting an extended transformation matrix, the mathematic model of the space vector control was established. The voltage and torque equations were deduced while considering the third harmonic flux and inductance. In addition, the suppression third harmonic method and the closed loop control strategy were proposed. A comparison analysis indicates that the cooper loss minimum method and the current magnitude minimum method can meet different application requirements. The voltage compensation amount for each of the methods was deduced which also takes into account the third harmonic effect. A simulation and experimental result comparison validates the consistency through theoretical derivation. It can be seen that all of the two control strategies can meet the requirements of post-fault.
Current Sliding Mode Control with a Load Sliding Mode Observer for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines
Jin, Ningzhi ; Wang, Xudong ; Wu, Xiaogang ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 105~114
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.105
The sliding mode control (SMC) strategy is applied to a permanent magnet synchronous machine vector control system in this study to improve system robustness amid parameter changes and disturbances. In view of the intrinsic chattering of SMC, a current sliding mode control method with a load sliding mode observer is proposed. In this method, a current sliding mode control law based on variable exponent reaching law is deduced to overcome the disadvantage of the regular exponent reaching law being incapable of approaching the origin. A load torque-sliding mode observer with an adaptive switching gain is introduced to observe load disturbance and increase the minimum switching gain with the increase in the range of load disturbance, which intensifies system chattering. The load disturbance observed value is then applied to the output side of the current sliding mode controller as feed-forward compensation. Simulation and experimental results show that the designed method enhances system robustness amid load disturbance and effectively alleviates system chattering.
Implementation of Space Vector Two-Arm Modulation for Independent Motor Control Drive Fed by a Five-Leg Inverter
Talib, Md Hairul Nizam ; Ibrahim, Zulkifilie ; Rahim, Nasrudin Abd. ; Abu Hasim, Ahmad Shukri ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 115~124
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.115
This paper presents the implementation of two-arm modulation (TAM) technique for the independent control of a two-induction motor drive fed by a five-leg inverter (FLI). A carrier-based space vector pulse width modulation technique for TAM is proposed to generate switching signals for FLI. Two independent three-phase space vector modulators are utilized to control two motors. The motor drive system applies two separate indirect field-oriented control methods. The stationary voltage outputs from the vector control are synthesized in the three-phase space vector modulator to generate switching signals for FLI. The performance of the independent control of the motors and the voltage utilization factor are likewise analyzed. Simulation and experimental results verify the effectiveness of the proposed method for the independent control of the two-motor drive system. The proposed technique is successfully validated by dSPACE DS1103 experimental work.
Robust Sensorless Sliding Mode Flux Observer for DTC-SVM-based Drive with Inverter Nonlinearity Compensation
Aimad, Ahriche ; Madjid, Kidouche ; Mekhilef, Saad ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 125~134
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.125
This paper presents a robust and speed-sensorless stator flux estimation for induction motor direct torque control. The proposed observer is based on sliding mode approach. Stator electrical equations are used in the rotor orientation reference frame to eliminate the observer dependence on rotor speed. Lyapunov`s concept for systems stability is adopted to confine the observer gain. Furthermore, the sensitivity of the observer to parameter mismatch is recovered with an adaptation technique. The nonlinearities of the pulse width modulation voltage source inverter are estimated and compensated to enhance stability at low speeds. Therefore, a new method based on the model reference adaptive system is proposed. Simulation and experimental results are shown to verify the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed algorithms.
Analysis of the Output Ripple of the DC-DC Boost Charger for Li-Ion Batteries
Nguyen, Van-Sang ; Tran, Van-Long ; Choi, Woojin ; Kim, Dae-Wook ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 135~142
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.135
In the design of battery chargers, limiting the output ripple current according to the manufacturer`s recommendation is important for reliable service and extended battery life. Ripple components can cause internal heating of the battery and thus reduce the service life of the battery. Care must be exerted in the design of the switching converter for the charge application through the accurate estimation of the output current ripple value. This study proposes a method to reduce the output current ripple of the converter and presents a detailed analysis of the output current ripple of the DC-DC boost converter to provide a guideline for the design of the battery charger.
Generalized Stability Criterion for Multi-module Distributed DC System
Liu, Fangcheng ; Liu, Jinjun ; Zhang, Haodong ; Xue, Danhong ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 143~155
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.143
The stability issues of a multi-module distributed DC power system without current-sharing loop are analyzed in this study. The physical understanding of the terminal characteristics of each sub-module is focused on. All the modules are divided into two groups based on the different terminal property types, namely, impedance (Z) and admittance (Y) types. The equivalent circuits of each group are established to analyze the stability issues, and the mathematical equations of the equivalent circuits are derived. A generalized criterion for multi-module distributed systems is proposed based on the stability criterion in a cascade system. The proposed criterion is independent of the power flow direction.
Modified Asymmetrical Variable Step Size Incremental Conductance Maximum Power Point Tracking Method for Photovoltaic Systems
Tian, Yong ; Xia, Bizhong ; Xu, Zhihui ; Sun, Wei ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 156~164
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.156
The power-voltage (P-V) characteristic of a photovoltaic (PV) array is nonlinear and time varying with the change in atmospheric conditions. As a result, the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) technique must be applied in PV systems to maximize the generated energy. The incremental conductance (INC) algorithm, one of the MPPT strategies, is widely used for its high tracking accuracy, good adaptability to rapidly changing atmospheric conditions, and easy implementation. This paper presents a modified asymmetrical variable step size INC MPPT method that is based on the asymmetrical feature of the P-V curve. Compared with conventional fixed or variable step size method, the proposed method can effectively improve tracking accuracy and speed. The theoretical foundation and design principle of the proposed approach are validated by the simulation and experimental results.
Parameter Optimization of the LC filters Based on Multiple Impact Factors for Cascaded H-bridge Dynamic Voltage Restorers
Chen, Guodong ; Zhu, Miao ; Cai, Xu ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 165~174
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.165
The cascaded H-Bridge Dynamic Voltage Restorer (DVR) is used for protecting high voltage and large capacity loads from voltage sags. The LC filter in the DVR is needed to eliminate switching ripples, which also provides an accurate tracking feature in a certain frequency range. Therefore, the parameter optimization of the LC filter is especially important. In this paper, the value range functions for the inductance and capacitance in LC filters are discussed. Then, parameter variations under different conditions of voltage sags and power factors are analyzed. In addition, an optimized design method is also proposed with the consideration of multiple impact factors. A detailed optimization procedure is presented, and its validity is demonstrated by simulation and experimental results. Both results show that the proposed method can improve the LC filter design for a cascaded H-Bridge DVR and enhance the performance of the whole system.
A PI Control Algorithm with Zero Static Misadjustment for Tracking the Harmonic Current of Three-Level APFs
He, Yingjie ; Liu, Jinjun ; Wang, Zhaoan ; Zou, Yunping ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 175~182
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.175
Tracking harmonic current quickly and precisely is one of the keys to designing active power filters (APF). In the past, the current state feedback decoupling PI control was an effective means for three-phase systems in the current control of constant voltage constant frequency inverters and high frequency PWM reversible rectifiers. This paper analyzes in detail the limitation of the conventional PI conditioner in the APF application field and presents a novel PI control method. Canceling the delay of one sampling period and the misadjustment for tracking the harmonic current is the key problem of this PI control. In this PI control, the predictive output current value is obtained by a state observer. The delay of one sampling period is remedied in this digital control system by the state observer. The predictive harmonic command current value is obtained by a repetitive predictor synchronously. The repetitive predictor can achieve better predictions of the harmonic current. By this means, the misadjustment of the conventional PI control for tracking the harmonic current is cancelled. The experiment results with a three-level NPC APF indicate that the steady-state accuracy and dynamic response of this method are satisfying when the proposed control scheme is implemented.
Design of a High-Voltage Piezoelectric Converter for Airbag Ignition Modules
Xiao, Hongbing ; Du, Yu ; Bai, Chunyu ; Guo, Zerong ; Yen, Kang K. ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 183~193
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.183
Due to the requirements for high reliability and accuracy, safety issues for airbag ignition systems need to be studied. In this paper, a high-voltage piezoelectric converter is designed to improve these requirements in airbag ignition systems. The proposed converter includes an inverter drive circuit, a Rosen piezoelectric transformer (PZT), an output circuit and a feedback control circuit. The key components of the high-voltage piezoelectric transformer are analyzed in detail. In addition, the proposed converter system is simulated and implemented for testing. The experimental results show that when the power supply is turned on, the charging time is less than 800ms. Furthermore, the output voltage of this converter can be kept between 2.9kV and 3.1kV, under high-efficiency constant current charging mode and zero-voltage switching conditions.
New Battery Balancing Circuit using Magnetic Flux Sharing
Song, Sung-Geun ; Park, Seong-Mi ; Park, Sung-Jun ;
Journal of Power Electronics, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, Pages 194~201
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2014.14.1.194
To increase the capacity of secondary cells, an appropriate serial composition of the battery modules is essential. The unbalance that may occur due to the series connection in such a serial composition is the main cause for declines in the efficiency and performance of batteries. Various studies have been conducted on the use of a passive or active topology to eliminate the unbalance from the series circuit of battery modules. Most topologies consist of a complex structure in which the Battery Management System (BMS) detects the voltage of each module and establishes the voltage balancing in the independent electrical power converters installed on each module by comparing the module voltage. This study proposes a new magnetic flux sharing type DC/DC converter topology in order to remove voltage unbalances from batteries. The proposed topology is characterized by a design in which all of the DC/DC convertor outputs connected to the modules converge into a single transformer. In this structure, by taking a form in which all of the battery balancing type converters share magnetic flux through a single harmonic wave transformer, all of the converter voltages automatically converge to the same voltage. This paper attempts to analyze the dynamic properties of the proposed circuit by using a Programmable Synthesizer Interface Module (PSIM), which is useful for power electronics analysis, while also attempting to demonstrate the validity of the proposed circuit through experimental results.