Doctoral Dissertations

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Rotating reference frame


"Multiple reference frame theory allows for periodically time varying signals to be represented as a set of dc signals. In other words, every periodic signal can be expanded into a Fourier series representation. By modeling an inverter connected to a boost maximum power point tracker (MPPT) in this manner, frequency transfer properties can be preserved and harmonics throughout the system can be predicted. A state space model taking into account the dc and fundamental grid frequency is presented and used to optimize the controller gains of the system. Using information from the dq-axis values of the measured grid current and voltage, the double frequency dc-link voltage component is predicted. The double frequency component is removed from the controller input using feedforward. As a result, there is a reduction in output harmonics in the grid current. The same method is applied to the MPPT, where the double frequency component is predicted and removed from the controller input. This allows for a MPPT with reduced oscillations in the input power waveform. Next, a method is presented to generate a large-signal model of a H-bridge inverter. A set of algorithms are presented, which take a standard set of large-signal (user generated) dynamic equations and performs a Fourier series expansion on the inputs and states of the equations. These algorithms work for an arbitrary finite set of harmonics and preserve the frequency transfer properties between harmonics. The solution to the generated equations is the steady state output of the inverter. Lastly, a set of algorithms are presented which take a user generated netlist in and automatically outputs a truncated harmonic transfer function (THTF)"--Abstract, page iii.


Kimball, Jonathan W.

Committee Member(s)

Ferdowsi, Mehdi
Crow, Mariesa
Sarangapani, Jagannathan, 1965-
McMillin, Bruce M.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering


National Science Foundation (U.S.)


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2013


xiv, 145 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 136-144).


© 2013 Luke Dale Watson, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type




Subject Headings

Electric inverters -- Design -- Mathematical models
Fourier series
Harmonics (Electric waves)
Transfer functions
Solar energy

Thesis Number

T 10424

Electronic OCLC #