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Closed-Loop Control Design for a Three-Level Three-Phase Neutral-Point-Clamped Inverter Using the Optimized Nearest-Three Virtual-Space-Vector Modulation

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5 Author(s)
Busquets-Monge, S. ; Dept. of Electron. Eng., Catalonia Tech. Univ., Barcelona ; Ortega, J.D. ; Bordonau, J. ; Beristain, J.A.
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This paper presents a closed-loop control scheme for the three-level three-phase neutral-point-clamped DC-AC converter using the optimized nearest-three virtual-space-vector pulsewidth modulation, a modulation that produces a low output voltage distortion with a significant reduction of the DC-link capacitance. A specific loop modifying the modulating waveforms is introduced to rapidly control possible perturbations in the neutral-point voltage balance. The remaining part of the control is analogous to the control for a two-level converter with an appropriate interfacing to the selected modulation, including an online estimation of the load displacement angle at no extra cost. The closed-loop control is designed for the case of a renewable energy source connected to the AC mains and its performance is analyzed through simulation and experiments

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Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 2006. PESC '06. 37th IEEE

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18-22 June 2006