سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۹
محل انتشار: دومین کنفرانس بین المللی الکترونیک قدرت و سیستم های درایو
تعداد صفحات: ۶
meisam sadeghi – Tabriz Power Distribution Company-Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz
seyed hossein hosseini – Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
mohammad nilkar – Islamic Azad University. Ahar Branch Ahar, Iran
Multilevel converters are very interesting alternatives for medium and high power applications. This paper presents a new configuration of multicell converters. The main advantages of the proposed converter, in comparison with conventional Flying Capacitor Multicell (FCM) and Stacked Multicell (SM) converters, are doubling the number of output voltage levels and the RMS, improving the output voltage frequency spectrum and lowering the number and rating of components and decreasing the converter losses. Furthermore, the stored energy and rating of flying capacitors will be decreased to half in this topology in comparison with FCM and SM converters. These improvements are achieved by adding only four low-frequency switches to the conventional Stacked Multicell converters configuration. In this topology the number of high frequency switches is decreased while the voltage ratings of them during a full cycle are kept constant. Also, a modified Phase Shifted PWM based control method has been applied to the proposed topology which can decrease the harmonic distortions and THD. The circuit is simulated using PSCAD/EMTDC software and simulation results are presented to validate the effectiveness and advantages of the proposed configuration.