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This paper presents the development and experimental performance of a 10 kW high power density three-phase ac-dc-ac converter. The converter consists of a Vienna-type rectifier front-end and a two-level voltage source inverter (VSI). In order to reduce the switching loss and achieve a high operating junction temperature, a SiC JFET and SiC Schottky diode are utilized. Design considerations for the phase-leg units, gate drivers, integrated input filter-combining EMI and boost inductor stages-and the system protection are described in full detail. Experiments are carried out under different operating conditions, and the results obtained verify the performance and feasibility of the proposed converter system.
Date of Conference: 8-10 Sept. 2009