Title

Hysteresis-Based Control of a Single-Phase Multilevel Flying Capacitor Active Rectifier

Abstract

The deployment of a single-phase, multilevel flying capacitor converter as a 1.5-kW active rectifier is discussed in this paper. The challenges associated with this approach include providing unity power factor, regulating the dc output voltage, and maintaining balanced voltages across the flying capacitors. In such applications, the input current is usually controlled via a reference-frame-based control approach. Here, a different approach, which is based on the hysteresis current-mode control scheme, is applied. The simulation and experimental results for both reference-frame-based and hysteresis-based controllers are presented and compared. The results show that the hysteresis-based method exhibits a tighter regulation of the input current and offers easier hardware implementation.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Active Rectifiers; Flying Capacitor (FC) Converter; Hysteresis Control; Multilevel Converter; Reference Frame; Capacitors; Electric Power Factor; Hardware; Hysteresis; Active Rectifier; Capacitors; Switches; Inductors; Rectifiers; Voltage Control; Modulation; Electric Current Control; Power Capacitors; Power Factor

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0885-8993; 1941-0107

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2013 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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