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Due to the inductor-capacitor filter, a pulse width modulation (PWM) current-source rectifier (CSR) may experience LC resonance. A smaller ratio between the switching frequency and the resonant frequency of the CSR presents a challenge in designing active resonance damping methods in high-power applications. In this paper, different feedback states of filter inductor current and capacitor voltage are investigated to damp out the LC resonances. Besides proportional capacitor-voltage feedback (CVF), the derivative inductor-current feedback (ICF) provides an alternative approach for active damping and is comprehensively analyzed. Compared with the virtual-resistance (VR) based active damping strategy, controller design is simpler in this method. The ICF based active damping strategy works well for current-source rectifiers with low switching frequencies. Simulation and experimental results verify the feasibility and validity of the method.
Date of Conference: 15-18 May 2011