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A unity power factor resonant AC/DC converter for high-frequency space power distribution system

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2 Author(s)
Jain, P.K. ; Bell-Northern Res., Ottawa, Ont., Canada ; Tanju, M.C.

This paper presents analysis and design of a resonant AC/DC converter topology, suitable for use in an advanced single-phase, sine-wave voltage, high-frequency power distribution system of the type that was proposed for a 20 kHz space station primary electrical power distribution system. The converter comprises a transformer, a double-tuned resonant network comprising of series- and parallel-tuned branches, a controlled rectifier, and an output filter. Symmetrical phase control technique that generates fundamental AC current in phase with the input voltage is employed. Steady-state analysis of the converter in continuous current mode of operation is provided, and the performance characteristics presented. The proposed converter has close-to-unity rated power factor (greater than 0.98), a wide range of output voltage control (0%-100%), low total harmonic distortion in input current (less than 8%), and high conversion efficiency. Finally, selected experimental results of a bread-board converter are presented

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Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

Mar 1997

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