Contour-Based Dead-Time Harmonic Analysis in a Three-Level Neutral-Point-Clamped Inverter
2015 (English)In: IEEE transactions on industrial electronics (1982. Print), ISSN 0278-0046, E-ISSN 1557-9948, Vol. 62, no 1, 203-210 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The term dead time refers to a prime safety factor for most power electronic converter topologies, and it is included either in the control software or in the gate/base driver hardware, depending on the application as well as the control requirements. In this paper, the authors present a comprehensive numerical analysis of dead-time effects on the output voltage of a three-level neutral-pointclamped (NPC) inverter. To incorporate the dead-time effect in the output voltage, 3-D models of three-level carrier pulse width modulation (PWM) methods are modified for two dead-time implementations. Closed-form expressions of inverter phase voltage harmonics for phase opposition disposition (POD) PWM are derived based on the double Fourier series approach and modified contour plots. The harmonic spectra from numerical evaluations, simulations, and experiments for natural sampling (NS), symmetrical regular sampling (SRS), and asymmetrical regular sampling (ARS) are compared to validate the mathematical models. In addition, the fundamental voltage with respect to the dead time and the load phase angle is presented based on analytical results and simulation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2015. Vol. 62, no 1, 203-210 p.
DC–AC power conversion, dead time, neutral-point-clamped (NPC) inverter, pulse width modulation (PWM), voltage harmonics
Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Science of Electricity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-218169DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2014.2327579ISI: 000346767400022OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-218169DiVA: diva2:694997
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