A vector control technique for medium-voltage multilevel inverters

José Rodríguez, Luis Morán, Pablo Correa, Cesar Silva

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This paper presents a switching strategy for multilevel cascade inverters, based on the space-vector theory. The proposed switching strategy generates a voltage vector with very low harmonic distortion and reduced switching frequency. This new control method is an attractive alternative to the classic multilevel pulsewidth modulation techniques considering the following aspects: 1) voltage and current total harmonic distortion; 2) range of linear operation; and 3) number of commutations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)882-888
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002


  • Digital control
  • Multilevel converter
  • Multilevel inverter
  • Space vector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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