Experimental efficiency comparison between a direct matrix converter and an indirect matrix converter based on efficiency using Si IGBT and SiC MOSFETs

Trentin, Andrew and Liliana de Lillio, Liliana and Empringham, Lee and Zanchetta, Pericle and Wheeler, Patrick and Clare, Jon C. (2016) Experimental efficiency comparison between a direct matrix converter and an indirect matrix converter based on efficiency using Si IGBT and SiC MOSFETs. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 52 (5). pp. 4135-4145. ISSN 1939-9367

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Abstract

This paper presents an experimental efficiency comparison study between two different direct AC-AC converter topologies: a direct matrix converter (DMC) and an indirect matrix converter (IMC). The evaluation is performed under variable load conditions using both discrete Silicon (Si) IGBTs and Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFETs working at power levels up to 9 kW. Each loss measurement is carried out using two power analyzers: one placed at the input and one at the output of the converter under study. To facilitate this measurement an output filter was necessary in addition to the normal input filter. Both converters are modulated the same traditional symmetrical space vector approach and feature an identical input/output filter design.

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Keywords: Insulated gate bipolar transistors, MOSFET, Matrix converters, Modulation, Silicon, Silicon carbide, Switches
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/TIA.2016.2573752
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 09:37
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2016 09:46
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/33961

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