Optimization of Voltage Levels in Multilevel Inverters

Konferenz: UPEC 2011 - 46th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference
05.09.2011 - 08.09.2011 in Soest, Germany

Tagungsband: UPEC 2011

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Ziar, H.; Afjei, E.; Siadatan, A.; Mansourpour, S. (Department of Electrical Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University G.C., Tehran, Iran)

The main objective of static power converters is to produce an AC output waveform from a DC power supply. The output voltage waveform is not exactly a sinusoidal wave. Some ways should be found to improve the output voltage waveform. This paper introduces a method to minimize the total harmonic distortion (THD) of output voltage waveform in multilevel inverters. Steps amplitude of output voltage wave is so effective in total harmonic distortion. DC voltage sources of a cascade inverter determine the amplitude of steps. Capacitors, batteries, and renewable energy voltage sources can be used as the multiple DC voltage sources. Values of these DC sources could be set optimum to improve the THD. Parametrical Fourier analyzing of output signal would give an equation which helps us in this project. This equation presented in this paper. Optimtool-MATLAB and SIMSCAPE-SIMULINK-MATLAB software have been used for simulation. Results show that the DC sources in a cascade multilevel inverter shouldn't be equal and needs to be set at definite values.