Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"This dissertation proposes two new high-voltage-gain dc-dc converters for integration of renewable energy sources in 380/400V dc distribution systems. The first high-voltage-gain converter is based on a modified Dickson charge pump voltage multiplier circuit. The second high-voltage-gain converter is based on a non-inverting diode-capacitor voltage multiplier cell. Both the proposed converters offer continuous input current and low voltage stress on switches which make them appealing for applications like integration of renewable energy sources. The proposed converters are capable for drawing power from a single source or two sources while having continuous input current in both cases. Theoretical analysis of the operation of the proposed converters and the component stresses are discussed with supporting simulation and hardware results. This dissertation also proposes a family of high-voltage-gain dc-dc converters that are based on a generalized structure. The two stage general structure consists of a two-phase interleaved (TPI) boost stage and a voltage multiplier (VM) stage. The TPI boost stage results in a classification of the family of converters into non-isolated and isolated converters. A few possible VM stages are discussed. The voltage gain derivations of the TPI boost stages and VM stages are presented in detail. An example converter is discussed with supporting hardware results to verify the general structure. The proposed family of converters can be powered using single source or two sources while having continuous input current in both cases. These high voltage gain dc-dc converters are modular and scalable; making them ideal for harnessing energy from various renewable sources offering power at different levels"--Abstract, page iv.

Advisor(s)

Ferdowsi, Mehdi

Committee Member(s)

Crow, Mariesa
Kimball, Jonathan W.
Shamsi, Pourya
McMillin, Bruce M.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2016

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • A high-voltage-gain dc-dc converter based on modified Dickson charge pump voltage multiplier
  • High-voltage-gain dc-dc converter using diode-capacitor voltage multiplier cells
  • A family of high-voltage-gain dc-dc converters based on a generalized structure

Pagination

xi, 118 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references.

Rights

© Bhanu Prashant Reddy Baddipadiga

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

DC-to-DC converters -- Design
Electric current converters -- Design -- Computer simulation

Thesis Number

T 11009

Electronic OCLC #

974709748

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