In this paper, a four-level DC/DC buck power converter is introduced. The primary application for this converter is to regulate the center capacitor voltage in a four-level inverter system. The steady-state and average-value models for the proposed converter are developed and compared in simulation. The converter was constructed in the laboratory and verified on a four-level motor drive system. It was shown that the four-level DC/DC converter provides capacitor voltage balancing and allows higher output voltage utilization from the inverter.
K. Corzine et al., "Analysis of a Four-level DC/DC Buck Converter," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2002.
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Electrical and Computer Engineering
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DC-DC Power Convertors; Average-Value Models; Center Capacitor Voltage Regulation; Circuit Simulation; Four-Level DC/DC Buck Converter Analysis; Four-Level Inverter System; Four-Level Motor Drive System; Output Voltage Utilization; Steady-State Models; Voltage Control
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