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Hybrid matrix converter topologies: An exploration of benefits

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2 Author(s)
Klumpner, C. ; Sch. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Univ. of Nottingham, Nottingham ; Pitic, C.

Matrix converters are direct AC/AC power converters that can operate with sinusoidal output/input voltage/currents without the need of passive components to store energy, which means that they are grid friendly and have a great weight/volume reduction potential. Hybrid power converters are arrangements of two different type of converters, a main one, processing the bulk of the power interconnected with an auxiliary one, more versatile, processing only a fraction of the power, with the purpose of improving the main converter performance and/or mitigate some of its drawbacks. This paper will review a few hybrid matrix converter solutions developed to address the main drawbacks of the matrix converter technology: the limited (les0.866) voltage transfer ratio and the sensitivity to power supply disturbances.

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Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 2008. PESC 2008. IEEE

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15-19 June 2008