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In high-power applications, the output voltage of a voltage source inverter (VSI) must be synchronized with its fundamental component in order to eliminate subharmonics. With proper selection of switching states, it is possible to obtain synchronization and symmetry in the space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) algorithm. This paper presents an improved three-level SVPWM algorithm for the overmodulation region, which guarantees synchronization, half-wave symmetry, quarter-wave symmetry, and three-phase symmetry for all integer values of the pulse number. The proposed synchronized SVPWM algorithm is experimentally verified. The performance of the proposed algorithm is compared with other conventional algorithms. The comparative results prove that the consideration of synchronization and various symmetry results in better performance of the VSI.
Date of Publication: Dec. 2012