A new space-vector-modulation algorithm for a three-level four-leg NPC inverter

Rojas, Felix and Kennel, Ralph and Cardenas, Roberto and Clare, Jon C. and Diaz, Matias (2016) A new space-vector-modulation algorithm for a three-level four-leg NPC inverter. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, PP (99). pp. 1-13. ISSN 0885-8969

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Abstract

For power conversion systems interfaced to 4-wire supplies, four-leg converters have become a standard solution. A four-leg converter allows good compensation of zero-sequence harmonics and full utilization of the dc-link voltage. These are very important features when unbalanced and/or non-linear loads are connected to the system. This paper proposes a 3D-SVM algorithm and provides a comprehensive analysis of the algorithm implemented on a three-level, four-leg NPC converter. The algorithm allows a simple definition of the different switching patterns and enables balancing of the dc-link capacitor voltages using the redundancies of the converter states. A resonant controller is selected as the control strategy to validate the proposed SVM algorithm in a 6kW experimental rig.

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Keywords: Four-Leg Converters, Three level Neutral Point Clamped (NPC) inverter, Three Dimensional Space Vector Modulation (3D-SVM)
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Identification Number: 10.1109/TEC.2016.2605076
Depositing User: Burns, Rebecca
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 08:12
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 21:35
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/37541

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