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A DC Capacitor-Less Two-Terminal Unified Active Capacitor and Inductor

Mukhopadhyay, A and Palmal, M and John, V (2022) A DC Capacitor-Less Two-Terminal Unified Active Capacitor and Inductor. In: 37th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2022, 20 - 24 March 2022, Houston, pp. 436-442.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/APEC43599.2022.9773513


The emulation of passive components by power electronics converter (PEC) has gained significant popularity in recent times. Apart from improving the power density, it offers the flexibility to vary capacitance and inductance values within a specific range. However, any PEC emulating the behaviour of a capacitor or an inductor also requires passive filters, which can outweigh the power density enhancement achieved by the emulation effort. In particular, for the two-terminal active capacitor inductor (ACI), which is operationally similar to a single-phase STATCOM, DC capacitance requirement of the PEC is substantial. A more compact filter is achieved if a higher ripple is allowed across the DC bus while not compromising the desired emulation objective. The present work proposes a DC capacitor-less topology for realising an active, two-terminal capacitor and inductor unified in a single unit. Continuous control of the unified ACI converter is developed to achieve a smooth transition from capacitive to inductive characteristics and vice versa. A laboratory-scale prototype is developed to verify the concept and functionality of the proposed circuit.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publication: Conference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Keywords: Electric inductors; Passive filters; Power converters, Active capacitor; Active inductors; Capacitance values; Capacitor-less; DC bus capacitance; Inductance values; Power densities; Power electronics converters; Single phase converter; Two terminals, Capacitance
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2022 07:10
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2022 07:10
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/73985

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