The hybrid inverter fed motor drive with two cascaded multilevel inverters is an attractive option for high performance high power applications such as naval ship propulsion systems due to a number of unique features. There is a natural split between a higher-voltage lower-frequency "bulk" inverter and a lower-voltage higher-frequency "conditioning" inverter in the cascaded system which matches the availability of semiconductor devices. Furthermore, the bulk inverter may be a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) motor drive meaning that only the conditioning inverter needs to be custom made. However, a drive involving a COTS bulk inverter would require a distributed conditioning inverter control which works completely independent of the bulk inverter control. In this paper, a set of distributed control methods are developed for the hybrid inverter drive with cascaded bulk and conditioning inverters, requiring only single dc source. Moreover, a solution to the practical problem of instant synchronization between the two inverters is presented. Laboratory measurements on a 3.7-kW induction motor drive validate the proposed control. Various practical considerations (such as low m-index performance and capacitor precharging options) are discussed and their solutions provided.
K. Corzine et al., "Distributed Control of Hybrid Motor Drives," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Sep 2006.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/TPEL.2006.880269
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Motor Drive
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