Logic-Equations-Based Modulation Technique for Natural Balance Control of an Improved Active-Neutral-Point-Clamped (I-ANPC) Multilevel Converter

Vahid Dargahi, Keith A. Corzine, Johan H. Enslin, Arash Khoshkbar Sadigh, Jose Rodriguez, Frede Blaabjerg

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Abstract

Multilevel voltage-source power-converter topologies are used primarily for medium/high-voltage applications including adjustable-speed drives, FACTS devices, HVDC transmission, etc. Active neutral-point-clamped (ANPC) voltage-source converter as a derived topology from NPC family is a well-established configuration for medium-voltage market. This paper explores the Improved-ANPC (I-ANPC) converter and analyzes its major advantage compared with the classical flying-capacitor multilevel topologies. Further, a set of logic-equations are derived for natural balance control of the seventeen-level and twenty-one-level I-ANPC converters. The simulation results are presented to validate the logic-equations-based modulation method for control of the latter I-ANPC multilevel converters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3004-3011
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781479973118
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 3 2018
Event10th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018 - Portland, United States
Duration: Sep 23 2018Sep 27 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018

Other

Other10th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period9/23/189/27/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Control and Optimization
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management

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