Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

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

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0278-0046

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2002 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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