Implementation of Multilevel Boost DC-Link Cascade based Reversing Voltage Inverter for Low THD Operation

  • Rao, S. Nagaraja (Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, JNT University) ;
  • Kumar, D.V. Ashok (Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, RGMCET) ;
  • Babu, Ch. Sai (Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, JNT University)
  • Received : 2017.09.15
  • Accepted : 2018.01.26
  • Published : 2018.07.01


In this paper, configuration of $1-{\phi}$ seven-level boost DC-link cascade based reversing voltage multilevel inverter (BDCLCRV MLI) is proposed for uninterrupted power supply (UPS) applications. It consists of three level boost converter, level generation unit and full bridge circuit for polarity generation. When compared with conventional boost cascaded H-bridge MLI configurations, the proposed system results in reduction of DC sources, reduced power switches and gate drive requirements. Inverter switching is accomplished by providing appropriate switching angles that is generated by any optimization switching angle techniques. Here, round modulation control (RMC) method is taken as the optimization method and switching angles are derived and the same is compared with various switching angles methods i.e., equal-phase (EP) method, and half-equal-phase (HEP) method which results in improved quality of obtained AC power with lowest total harmonic distortion (THD). Reduction in DC sources and switch count makes the system more cost effective. A simulation and prototype model of $1-{\phi}$ seven-level BDCLCRV MLI system is developed and its performance is analyzed for various operating conditions.


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