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Three-level inverter configuration with common-mode voltage elimination for induction motor drive

Kanchan, RS and Tekwani, PN and Baiju, MR and Gopakumar, K and Pittet, A (2005) Three-level inverter configuration with common-mode voltage elimination for induction motor drive. In: IEE Proceedings of Electric Power Applications, 152 (2). pp. 261-270.


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A scheme for a three-level voltage space phasor generation with common-mode voltage elimination is proposed. An open-end-winding induction motor, fed from both ends by two threelevel inverters, which are realised by a cascading two two-level inverter, is used in this con.guration. The voltage space vectors of individual three-level inverters, which generate the same commonmode voltage in the inverter pole voltage, are variously grouped. When these voltage space vectors are used to switch individual three-level inverters, it results in zero common-mode voltage across the motor windings. In the proposed scheme, voltage space phasors from individual inverters with zero common-mode voltage in the inverter pole voltage are used for PWM control. For the proposed drive con.guration, the DC link voltage requirement is only half when compared to the DC link voltage of a conventional neutral-point-clamped (NPC) three-level inverter. The proposed inverter con.guration offers reduced circuit and control complexity when compared to similar schemes with NPC or H-bridge inverter configurations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electronic Systems Engineering (Formerly Centre for Electronic Design & Technology)
Depositing User: HS Usha
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/3484

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