Harmonic comparison of two existing modulation strategies applicable to a multi-level cascaded H-bridge converter

Roberto Alves, Christopher D. Townsend, Daniel Tormo, Hector Zelaya

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Abstract

This paper outlines a comparison between two traditional modulation strategies according to some indicators and figures of merit. The paper highlights the harmonic performance benefits of Average Value Modulation (AVM), which is a scheme that produces the same output voltage waveforms as level shifted modulation. The comparison was carried out using a well-established model and an ABB/FACTS simulation Tool. Experimental verifications will be the subject of a later paper. The comparative analysis shows that 'AVM' improves the harmonic content in the range of low frequencies by a small increase of the harmonic content in the high frequency range. The high-frequency electromagnetic interference can be reduced by filtering high frequencies at a lower cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE-ECCE Europe 2015
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9789075815221
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Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE-ECCE Europe 2015 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 8 Sep 201510 Sep 2015
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Conference17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE-ECCE Europe 2015
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period8/09/1510/09/15
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Alves, R., Townsend, C. D., Tormo, D., & Zelaya, H. (2015). Harmonic comparison of two existing modulation strategies applicable to a multi-level cascaded H-bridge converter. In 2015 17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE-ECCE Europe 2015 [7311769] IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/EPE.2015.7311769