Flying capacitor resonant pole inverter with direct inductor current feedback

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Industrial applications, e.g. semiconductor manufacturing equipment, require power amplifiers providing high power with high precision and bandwidth. The Flying Capacitor Resonant Pole Inverter (FC RPI) provides a multilevel configuration with high switching frequencies and Zero-Voltage Switching (ZVS) across the entire operating range. However, the applied charge-based modulation scheme to ensure ZVS depends heavily on the correct measuring of the zero-crossings of the filter inductor current. The delay incorporated in the measurement chain results in significant distortion of the output current which deteriorates the performance of the end application. This research proposes to apply direct current feedback of the per-period average filter inductor current, measured using a high bandwidth Anisotropic Magneto-Resistive (AMR) sensor, to correct the introduced distortion of the output current. Simulation results of the complete converter and control configuration indicate a significant improvement in performance: 9 dB increased Spurious Free Dynamic Range (SFDR) and 16 dB decreased Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Niigata - ECCE Asia 2018
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages3840-3847
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9784886864055
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2018
Event8th International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Niigata - ECCE Asia 2018 - Niigata, Japan
Duration: 20 May 201824 May 2018

Conference

Conference8th International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Niigata - ECCE Asia 2018
CountryJapan
CityNiigata
Period20/05/1824/05/18

Fingerprint

Zero voltage switching
Poles
Capacitors
Feedback
Bandwidth
Harmonic distortion
Switching frequency
Power amplifiers
Industrial applications
Modulation
Semiconductor materials
Sensors

Keywords

  • Current control
  • Multilevel converters
  • Resonant inverters
  • Zero voltage switching

Cite this

Settels, S. J., Duarte, J. L., & van Duivenbode, J. (2018). Flying capacitor resonant pole inverter with direct inductor current feedback. In 2018 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Niigata - ECCE Asia 2018 (pp. 3840-3847). [8507426] Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.23919/IPEC.2018.8507426
Settels, Sjef J. ; Duarte, Jorge L. ; van Duivenbode, Jeroen. / Flying capacitor resonant pole inverter with direct inductor current feedback. 2018 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Niigata - ECCE Asia 2018. Piscataway : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018. pp. 3840-3847
@inproceedings{8a605a03fcbe4789b94770cce8b4f8d7,
title = "Flying capacitor resonant pole inverter with direct inductor current feedback",
abstract = "Industrial applications, e.g. semiconductor manufacturing equipment, require power amplifiers providing high power with high precision and bandwidth. The Flying Capacitor Resonant Pole Inverter (FC RPI) provides a multilevel configuration with high switching frequencies and Zero-Voltage Switching (ZVS) across the entire operating range. However, the applied charge-based modulation scheme to ensure ZVS depends heavily on the correct measuring of the zero-crossings of the filter inductor current. The delay incorporated in the measurement chain results in significant distortion of the output current which deteriorates the performance of the end application. This research proposes to apply direct current feedback of the per-period average filter inductor current, measured using a high bandwidth Anisotropic Magneto-Resistive (AMR) sensor, to correct the introduced distortion of the output current. Simulation results of the complete converter and control configuration indicate a significant improvement in performance: 9 dB increased Spurious Free Dynamic Range (SFDR) and 16 dB decreased Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).",
keywords = "Current control, Multilevel converters, Resonant inverters, Zero voltage switching",
author = "Settels, {Sjef J.} and Duarte, {Jorge L.} and {van Duivenbode}, Jeroen",
year = "2018",
month = "10",
day = "25",
doi = "10.23919/IPEC.2018.8507426",
language = "English",
pages = "3840--3847",
booktitle = "2018 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Niigata - ECCE Asia 2018",
publisher = "Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers",
address = "United States",

}

Settels, SJ, Duarte, JL & van Duivenbode, J 2018, Flying capacitor resonant pole inverter with direct inductor current feedback. in 2018 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Niigata - ECCE Asia 2018., 8507426, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, pp. 3840-3847, 8th International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Niigata - ECCE Asia 2018, Niigata, Japan, 20/05/18. https://doi.org/10.23919/IPEC.2018.8507426

Flying capacitor resonant pole inverter with direct inductor current feedback. / Settels, Sjef J.; Duarte, Jorge L.; van Duivenbode, Jeroen.

2018 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Niigata - ECCE Asia 2018. Piscataway : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018. p. 3840-3847 8507426.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

TY - GEN

T1 - Flying capacitor resonant pole inverter with direct inductor current feedback

AU - Settels, Sjef J.

AU - Duarte, Jorge L.

AU - van Duivenbode, Jeroen

PY - 2018/10/25

Y1 - 2018/10/25

N2 - Industrial applications, e.g. semiconductor manufacturing equipment, require power amplifiers providing high power with high precision and bandwidth. The Flying Capacitor Resonant Pole Inverter (FC RPI) provides a multilevel configuration with high switching frequencies and Zero-Voltage Switching (ZVS) across the entire operating range. However, the applied charge-based modulation scheme to ensure ZVS depends heavily on the correct measuring of the zero-crossings of the filter inductor current. The delay incorporated in the measurement chain results in significant distortion of the output current which deteriorates the performance of the end application. This research proposes to apply direct current feedback of the per-period average filter inductor current, measured using a high bandwidth Anisotropic Magneto-Resistive (AMR) sensor, to correct the introduced distortion of the output current. Simulation results of the complete converter and control configuration indicate a significant improvement in performance: 9 dB increased Spurious Free Dynamic Range (SFDR) and 16 dB decreased Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).

AB - Industrial applications, e.g. semiconductor manufacturing equipment, require power amplifiers providing high power with high precision and bandwidth. The Flying Capacitor Resonant Pole Inverter (FC RPI) provides a multilevel configuration with high switching frequencies and Zero-Voltage Switching (ZVS) across the entire operating range. However, the applied charge-based modulation scheme to ensure ZVS depends heavily on the correct measuring of the zero-crossings of the filter inductor current. The delay incorporated in the measurement chain results in significant distortion of the output current which deteriorates the performance of the end application. This research proposes to apply direct current feedback of the per-period average filter inductor current, measured using a high bandwidth Anisotropic Magneto-Resistive (AMR) sensor, to correct the introduced distortion of the output current. Simulation results of the complete converter and control configuration indicate a significant improvement in performance: 9 dB increased Spurious Free Dynamic Range (SFDR) and 16 dB decreased Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).

KW - Current control

KW - Multilevel converters

KW - Resonant inverters

KW - Zero voltage switching

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85057047829&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.23919/IPEC.2018.8507426

DO - 10.23919/IPEC.2018.8507426

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:85057047829

SP - 3840

EP - 3847

BT - 2018 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Niigata - ECCE Asia 2018

PB - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

CY - Piscataway

ER -

Settels SJ, Duarte JL, van Duivenbode J. Flying capacitor resonant pole inverter with direct inductor current feedback. In 2018 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Niigata - ECCE Asia 2018. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2018. p. 3840-3847. 8507426 https://doi.org/10.23919/IPEC.2018.8507426