A flexible step-up modular multilevel converter for high-power drive application

Saleh Farzamkia, Arash Khoshkbar-Sadigh, Hossein Iman-Eini, Seyyed Hossein Hosseini

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Abstract

A flexible step-up modular multilevel converter (MMC) is proposed in this paper with a potential for high-power motor drive applications. Increasing the DC-link voltage utilization up to three times is the main advantage of the proposed structure over the conventional MMCs. Using the proposed structure in motor drive systems decreases the required DC-link voltage which leads to a significant reduction in the rate and size of the rectifier stage. Having one-degree of freedom in design, DC-link short-circuit fault blocking capability, and ease of design and control are among other features of the proposed structure. Detailed formulation of reference signals and circulating current of the proposed structure along with comparative simulation and experimental results validate the performance of the proposed structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages314-319
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728146294
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2020
Event2020 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2020 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2020Jun 26 2020

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago
Period6/23/206/26/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Transportation

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