High efficiency stacked boost converter in aerospace applications

Qian Chen, Qionglin Zheng, Yan Li

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Most of the power of a stacked boost converter (SBC) is transferred to the load directly rather than passing through a MOSFET; that is why an SBC with high efficiency is suitable for aerospace applications. In order to avoid input or output current discontinuity, a bilateral magnetized transformer is employed. The SBC is composed of a pulsating cell, an inductor, an output capacitor and a stacked branch. The structure and generation rules of three kinds of SBCs are proposed, which are named SBC-I, SBC-II and SBC-III respectively. Nine topologies generated according to the generation rules are compared in terms of current characteristics, transfer function, DC magnetic bias and efficiency. In addition, experimental results by a 600 W prototype are given to verify the validity of the theoretical analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)506-515
Number of pages10
JournalHangkong Xuebao/Acta Aeronautica et Astronautica Sinica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Applied Mathematics

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