Analytic Spectral Analysis Technique for Converters Operating with Oscillatory DC-Link Voltage Components

Christopher David Townsend, Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Glen Ghias Farivar, Josep Pou

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Abstract

Converters are playing an ever increasing role in electric power grids. To help facilitate a design of power grids that ensures stable and efficient transfer of power, the harmonic pollution injected by converters must be quantified. At present, analytic expressions used to describe modulated converter waveforms have been derived while assuming that the converter dc-link voltage contains only a dc component. This is a reasonable assumption in many converter applications. However, there is a large number of converters that operate with superimposed oscillatory dc-link components, such as single-phase and cascaded multilevel converters. Grid and/or load imbalance can also lead to oscillatory dc-link voltage components. Given this context, the main contribution of this article is to derive analytic expressions for converter output harmonics when oscillatory components are present in the dc-link voltage. Experimental verification of the proposed spectral analysis technique is performed on a $\text{1}\,\text{kVA}$, 3-level, $\text{240}\,\text{V}$ single-phase full-bridge inverter.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9086050
Pages (from-to)13540-13553
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Volume35
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

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