Multi-level power converters have gained much attention due to their high power quality, low switching losses, and high-voltage capability. These advantages make the multi-level converter a candidate topology for the next generation of naval ship propulsion systems. The primary disadvantage of these systems is the large number of semiconductors involved. This paper presents a reduced parts-count rectifier which is well suited for naval rectifier applications where bi-directional power flow is not required. The proposed converter is analyzed and experimentally verified on an 18 kW four-level rectifier/inverter system.
K. Corzine et al., "Reduced Parts-Count Multi-Level Rectifiers," Conference Record of the 2001 IEEE Industry Applications Conference, 2001. 36th IAS Annual Meeting, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2001.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/IAS.2001.955480
2001 IEEE Industry Applications Conference, 2001. 36th IAS Annual Meeting
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Bi-Directional Power Flow; Electric Propulsion; Four-Level Rectifier/Inverter System; High Power Quality; High-Voltage Capability; Induction Motor Drive; Induction Motor Drives; Invertors; Load Flow; Losses; Low Switching Losses; Multi-Level Power Converters; Multi-Level Rectifiers; Naval Engineering; Naval Rectifier Applications; Naval Ship Propulsion Systems; Rectifying Circuits; Reduced Parts-Count; Ships; Switching Circuits; Synchronous Generator; Synchronous Generators
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