Multilevel power converters have gained much attention in recent years due to their high power quality, low switching losses, and high-voltage capability. These advantages make the multilevel converter a candidate topology for the next generation of naval ship prolusion 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 bidirectional power flow is not required. The proposed converter is analyzed and experimentally verified on an 18-kW four-level rectifier/inverter system.
K. Corzine and J. R. Baker, "Reduced-Parts-count Multilevel Rectifiers," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2002.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TIE.2002.801077
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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AC-DC Power Convertors; Four-Level Power Converters; High-Voltage Capability; Naval Ship Prolusion Systems; Power Quality; Power Semiconductor Switches; Rectifying Circuits; Reduced-Parts-Count Multilevel Rectifiers; Switching Circuits; Switching Losses
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