Keywords and Phrases
Boost Cell Clamp Coupled Inductor Multiplier
"As photovoltaic panels become a more dominant technology used to produce electrical power, more efficient and efficacious solutions are needed to convert this electrical power to a useable form. Solar microconverters, which are used to convert a single panel's power, effectively overcome issues such as shading and panel-specific maximum power point tracking associated with traditional solar converters which use several panels in series. This thesis discusses a high gain DC-DC converter for incorporating single low-voltage solar panels to a distribution level voltage present in a DC microgrid. To do this, a converter was developed using coupled inductors and a capacitor-diode multiplying cell which is capable of high-gain power transmissions and continuous input current. This approach improves the efficiency of the system compared to cascaded converters typically used in this application. Challenges with this converter are discussed, a passive lossless clamp is introduced, and simulation results are presented. This converter has additional applications where high gain DC-DC conversion is required, including fuel cells and energy storage systems such as batteries and ultracapacitors"--Abstract, page iii.
Kimball, Jonathan W.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
viii, 69 pages
© 2014 Stephen C. Moerer, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
DC-to-DC converters -- Design
Clamping circuits -- Computer simulation
Electronic OCLC #
Moerer, Stephen C., "Interleaved coupled-inductor boost converter with multiplier cell and passive lossless clamp" (2014). Masters Theses. 7673.