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Control of Three-Phase, Four-Wire PWM Rectifier

Ghosh, Rajesh and Narayanan, G (2008) Control of Three-Phase, Four-Wire PWM Rectifier. In: IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 23 (1). pp. 96-106.


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This paper presents the analysis, design, and control of a four-wire rectifier system using split-capacitor topology. The proposed controller does not require any complex transformation or input voltage sensing. A detailed analysis of the distortions in the line and the neutral currents is presented. It is shown that the single-carrier-based, conventional sine-triangle PWM (CSPWM) scheme results in a peak-to-peak neutral current ripple, which is greater than the peak-to-peak ripple of any of the line currents. Also, for the same operating condition, the distortions in the line and the neutral currents increase considerably, when a three-limb boost inductor is used instead of three single-phase inductors. A three-carrier-based SPWM scheme is proposed in this paper. Compared to CSPWM, the proposed scheme significantly reduces the neutral current ripple when three single-phase inductors are used, and reduces both line and neutral current ripples when a three-limb inductor is used. The control scheme is verified through Matlab simulation. It is implemented on an field-programmable gate-array (FPGA)-based digital controller and tested on a prototype. Simulation and experimental results are presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: ©2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Keywords: AC-DC power conversion; boost rectifier; current control; digital control; four-wire converter; harmonic analysis. harmonic distortion, neutral current, sine-triangle PWM.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/13336

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