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Principle of a Dual Current Source Converter for AC Motor Drives

Palaniappan, Rasappa and Vithayathil, Joseph and Datta, Samir K (1979) Principle of a Dual Current Source Converter for AC Motor Drives. In: IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 15 (4). pp. 445-452.

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The principle of operation of a dual current source converter is briefly explained. The combination of two single current source converters (SCSC) to form a ``dual (duplex) current source converter'' (DCSC) is proposed. The DCSC is shown to have the following merits: 1) it retains all the advantages of the SCSC; 2) it reduces the harmonic content of the current waveform considerably; and 3) since the load current is shared equally between two current source converters, ratings of the individual components employed in the circuit are considerably lowered. A DCSC can be an attractive choice for sophisticated large horsepower drives where a good performance of the drive rather than cost is a prime factor. An open-loop control scheme employing the DCSC for an ac motor drive has been successfully implemented in the laboratory. Oscillograms of the improved load current waveforms are shown.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to IEEE.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2010 09:28
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2010 09:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/34201

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