A comparative assessment of model predictive current control and space vector modulation in a direct matrix converter

Marco Rivera, Alan Wilson, Christian A. Rojas, Jose Rodriguez, José R. Espinoza, Patrick W. Wheeler, Lee Empringham

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Abstract

Matrix converters (MCs) are a very attractive alternative to conventional back-to-back converters with dc links. In this paper, a performance comparison between the well-established space vector modulation (SVM) technique and model predictive control (MPC) is presented for the current regulation in a direct MC. Both methods are analyzed and contrasted through simulation and experimental results. In order to establish their strengths and weaknesses, the assessment is made by measuring and comparing output and input currents and voltages with the same voltage source and load current conditions. Our results show that MPC is simpler than SVM from a conceptual point of view and provides better source current behavior, particularly with a distorted source voltage.

Original languageEnglish
Article number18
Pages (from-to)578-588
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Volume60
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • AC-AC power conversion
  • current control
  • matrix converters (MCs)
  • predictive control
  • space vector modulation (SVM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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