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Simulation Study of Different Modulation Techniques for Three-Level Quasi-Z-Source Inverter

PhD student Carlos Roncero-Clemente / Professor Enrique Romero-Cadaval / Research Fellow Oleksandr Husev / Principal Research Fellow Dmitri Vinnikov
Published Online: 2013-01-31 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10314-012-0002-3


In this paper several modulation techniques for a three-level neutral-point-clamped quasi impedance source inverter are proposed and discussed. Mathematical descriptions with simulation results are presented for each modulation technique. Their advantages and disadvantages are shown and guidelines for further improvement are provided.

Keywords : Wind power generation; solar power generation; inverters; pulse width modulation; computer simulation

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About the article

PhD student Carlos Roncero-Clemente

Carlos Roncero-Clemente (S’08) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from University of Extremadura, Spain, in 2006 and 2008, respectively, where he is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree. His Ph.D. thesis is devoted to the research and development of smart control for inverters. He is currently with the Power Electrical and Electronic Systems (PE&ES) Research Group (http://peandes.unex.es). His research interests are power electronics in the power system, power quality, active power filters, renewable energy sources control, and smart grid.

Professor Enrique Romero-Cadaval

Enrique Romero-Cadaval (SM’10) was born in Villafranca de los Barros, Badajoz, Spain, in 1968. He received the M.Sc. degree in electronic industrial engineering from ICAI, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, Spain, in 1992 and the Ph. D. degree from the Universidad de Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain, in 2004. He is a full Professor in power electronics at the Universidad of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain. He is currently with the Power Electrical and Electronic Systems (PE&ES) Research Group (http://peandes.unex.es). His research interests are power electronics in the power system, power quality, active power filters, renewable energy sources control, smart grids, and electrical vehicles.

Research Fellow Oleksandr Husev

Oleksandr Husev received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in industrial electronics from Chernihiv State Technological University, Chernihiv, Ukraine, in 2007 and 2008 respectively, where he is currently working toward the PhD degree. His PhD thesis is devoted to active power filters and development of a control system based on artificial intellect. He is assistant of the Department of Industrial Electronics, Chernihiv State Technological University and currently cooperates with the Department of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics, Tallinn University of Technology. He has over 20 publications and is the holder of several patents. His research interests are in control systems for power electronic converters based on a wide range of algorithms, including modeling, design, and simulation.

Principal Research Fellow Dmitri Vinnikov

Dmitri Vinnikov received the Dipl.Eng, M.Sc. and Dr.Sc.techn. degrees in electrical engineering from Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia, in 1999, 2001 and 2005, respectively. He is presently a Senior Researcher in the Department of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics, Tallinn University of Technology. He has authored more than 100 published papers on power converters design and development and is the holder of several Utility Models in this application field. His research interests include switch mode power converters, modeling and simulation of power systems, applied design of power converters and control systems and application, and development of energy storage systems.

Published Online: 2013-01-31

Published in Print: 2012-12-01

Citation Information: Electrical, Control and Communication Engineering, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 11–17, ISSN (Online) 2255-9159, ISSN (Print) 2255-9140, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10314-012-0002-3.

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