Modeling and Control of Cascaded Bridgeless Multilevel Rectifier under Unbalanced Load Conditions


The goal of this project is to model and control a novel unidirectional cascaded multilevel bridgeless rectifier as an active front end in medium and high voltage applications. This topology has many advantages over a conventional cascaded H-bridge rectifier, such as lower implementation cost, higher reliability, and greater flexibility with similar power quality.The steady-state mathematical model is used to develop a method for the voltage balancing of dc cells. Power factor analysis is discussed to achieve unity power factor using fully controlled h- bridge cells. Power loss, efficiency, and cost comparison studies between the traditional cascaded H-Bridge converter and the proposed bridgeless converter demonstrate the advantages.A novel control strategy is proposed to achieve dc voltage balancing, fast and robust grid synchronization and power factor correction under unbalanced load conditions. Simulation and experimental results validate the models and control method.

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2021 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2021 (2021: Jun. 14-17, Phoenix, AZ)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Intelligent Systems Center

Keywords and Phrases

Cascaded Bridgeless Rectifier; Power Factor Analysis; Voltage Balancing

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Publication Date

17 Jun 2021