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This paper addresses a control method of reducing the size of the DC link capacitors of a power converter-inverter system. The main idea is to utilise the inverter operation status in the current control of the power converter. Specifically, information on the load power is incorporated in synthesizing the converter current control input so that a proper DC voltage level is maintained. The authors describe the dynamics of load current and apply feedback linearization theory to obtain an input output linearized system. Theoretically, this control strategy is effective in regulating the DC voltage level even though the DC link capacitor is arbitrarily small and load varies abruptly. The superior performance is demonstrated through simulation and experiment. Experiment was performed with a 9 kW PWM power converter-vector inverter system having a 75 /spl mu/F DC-link capacitor.
Industry Applications Conference, 1998. Thirty-Third IAS Annual Meeting. The 1998 IEEE (Volume:2 )
Date of Conference: 12-15 Oct. 1998