Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
2018 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC)
Fault-tolerant power converters play a critical role in the transportation electrification. However, fault-tolerant operation, high efficiency, and low cost usually result in design criteria that have conflicting constraints and goals. The majority of the fault-tolerant power converter topologies presented in the literature confirm these conflicts. In this paper, three types of fault-tolerant neutral-point clamped (NPC) converters are investigated. Various modulation strategies are explored to reduce the losses of the redundant phase leg. The simulation and experimental results show that the Switching Frequency Optimal Phase opposition Disposition modulation strategy is the most effective approach in minimizing the losses in the redundant phase leg.
Katebi, Ramin; He, Jiangbiao; Khan, Waqar A.; and Weise, Nathan, "Efficiency Improvement of Fault-Tolerant Three-Level Power Converters" (2018). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Research and Publications. 578.
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