A simple modulation strategy for a reduced multilevel converter using predictive control

Margarita Norambuena, Pablo Lezana, Jose Rodriguez

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Abstract

Multilevel converters have many advantages in power electronics. This paper presents a new topology of multilevel converter based on flying capacitors that allows to increase the number of output voltage levels reducing the numbers of semiconductors necessary in comparison with the standard multilevel converters like Flying Capacitor Converter (FCC) and Stacked Multicell Converter (SMC). In particular, the proposed converter, Reduced Multilevel Converter (RMC), is an attractive choice as it can generate high quality output waveforms and reach high power levels. Several works have been presented in the literature for voltage capacitor balancing, relying on self-balancing properties for FCC and SMC. Nevertheless, the conditions for self-balancing operation cannot be guaranteed or achieved easily in the proposed multilevel converter. In this paper, a simple closed-loop scheme, based on Model Predictive Control (MPC), is used to properly modulate the converter output voltage in order to keep the capacitor voltages at the desired values. As the proposed modulation strategy regulates the capacitor voltages, fast linear controllers can be used for the current tracking, improving the dynamic behavior of the overall system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1471-1475
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538663769
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019
Event2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 13 Feb 201915 Feb 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology
Volume2019-February

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2019
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period13/02/1915/02/19

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Capacitors
Modulation
Electric potential
Model predictive control
Power electronics
Topology
Semiconductor materials
Controllers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Norambuena, M., Lezana, P., & Rodriguez, J. (2019). A simple modulation strategy for a reduced multilevel converter using predictive control. In Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2019 (pp. 1471-1475). [8754961] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology; Vol. 2019-February). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIT.2019.8754961
Norambuena, Margarita ; Lezana, Pablo ; Rodriguez, Jose. / A simple modulation strategy for a reduced multilevel converter using predictive control. Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. pp. 1471-1475 (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology).
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Norambuena, M, Lezana, P & Rodriguez, J 2019, A simple modulation strategy for a reduced multilevel converter using predictive control. in Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2019., 8754961, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, vol. 2019-February, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1471-1475, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2019, Melbourne, Australia, 13/02/19. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIT.2019.8754961

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Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. p. 1471-1475 8754961 (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology; Vol. 2019-February).

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Norambuena M, Lezana P, Rodriguez J. A simple modulation strategy for a reduced multilevel converter using predictive control. In Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2019. p. 1471-1475. 8754961. (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIT.2019.8754961