By Topic

Cascaded H-Bridge Voltage Reinjection—Part I: A New Concept in Multilevel Voltage–Source Conversion

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Liu, Y.H. ; Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch ; Arrillaga, J. ; Watson, N.R.

A new multilevel configuration is proposed for use in voltage source conversion of large power and voltage ratings; it consists of the standard double bridge converter and a series chain of H-bridges, each connected to a capacitor. The H-bridge chain is connected between the middle node of the dc capacitors and the neutral point of the two main bridges. The new reinjection configuration provides all the features of the previously proposed multilevel reinjection schemes with a considerably reduced number of switches (that only increases in direct proportion to the converter dc voltage rating) and acts as a dynamic voltage balancer for the main bridge switches. Extensive simulation is carried out to verify the steady state waveforms and the dynamic behavior with reference to the STATCOM application.

Published in:

Power Delivery, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 2 )