The aim of this article is to develop a real-time computational method that determines switching angles of selective harmonic elimination (SHE) for operating nine-level (9 L) current-fed multilevel converter (MLC). The computation algorithm for SHE conventionally requires huge calculation time to identify switching angles of the inverter, and hence, a truth table based modulation is applied for operating the converter in real time. To overcome this, a new analytical method has been proposed in this article that minimizes the computation time to calculate the switching angles. However, these switching angles cannot be directly applied to current-fed MLCs. Unlike voltage fed converters, the current-fed converters have additional operational constraints on the modulation technique. Hence, in this article, a conversion technique has been utilized to convert the unconstraint SHE angles into constraint angles in order to operate current-fed MLCs. A low-power prototype of 9 L current source inverter has been set-up to experiment and validate the proposed real-time calculation method at the fundamental frequency of 50 Hz.
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- Ingeniería de control y sistemas
- Ingeniería industrial y de fabricación
- Ingeniería eléctrica y electrónica