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This paper presents a pulsewidth modulation (PWM) algorithm for a three-phase ac-dc rectifier, where the third and fifth harmonics are indicated in the input phase voltages. A mathematical analysis, which includes this voltage harmonic's components, shows that the unity input displacement factor (IDF) can be reached by appropriate evaluation of duty-cycle functions. A PWM algorithm is proposed based on this developed theoretical achievement. This approach enables current sensorless unity IDF rectification. The PWM algorithm is investigated theoretically and verified by simulations and experiment.
Date of Publication: Aug. 2011