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Twelve-Sided Polygonal Voltage Space Vector Based Multilevel Inverter for an Induction Motor Drive With Common-Mode Voltage Elimination

Lakshminarayanan, Sanjay and Mondal, Gopal and Tekwani, PN and Mohapatra, KK and Gopakumar, K (2007) Twelve-Sided Polygonal Voltage Space Vector Based Multilevel Inverter for an Induction Motor Drive With Common-Mode Voltage Elimination. In: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 54 (5). pp. 2761-2768.


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In this paper, a 12-sided polygonal voltage space vector generation with common-mode voltage elimination (CME) is proposed for an induction motor drive. An open-end winding con-figuration is used for the motor. The proposed multilevel structure is achieved by cascading only the conventional two-level inverters with asymmetrical dc link voltages. By appropriately selecting the voltage vectors with identical common-mode voltage from the opposite ends, a pulsewidth modulation (PWM) strategy with zero common-mode voltage variation can be achieved for the entire modulation range with a common dc link requirement for both the inverter systems. Along with the CME, the proposed 12-sided polygonal space vector based multilevel inverter structure has increased modulation range with the absence of 5th, 7th, 17th, 19th, etc., harmonics up to 12-step operation. The bandwidth problems associated with conventional hexagonal voltage space vector structure current controllers due to the presence of 5th and 7th harmonics in the overmodulation region are absent in the present 12-sided structure. So a simple PWM voltage control with linear voltage control up to 12-step operation is possible from the present 12-sided scheme with less current control complexity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: Copyright 2007 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: Common-mode voltage elimination (CME);multilevel inverter;polygonal voltage space vector.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electronic Systems Engineering (Formerly Centre for Electronic Design & Technology)
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/15376

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