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Operating Performance of the Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter in Drive Applications

Kammerer, Felix; Bräckle, Dennis; Gommeringer, Mario; Schnarrenberger, Mathias; Braun, Michael

The Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter (M3C) is an emerging topology, especially suitable for
high torque low speed drive applications in the medium voltage range. One special benefit is
the overload capability of the output currents. Up to 200% of the nominal values can be reached
near standstill to overcome breakaway torques without additional efforts. This contribution gives
an experimental verification of the operating performance by using a low voltage laboratory
prototype with 5 cells per arm. In addition, different energy balancing methods, depending on
the operating point are presented. Finally, possible applications for the M3C are discussed.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000048388
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Elektrotechnisches Institut (ETI)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-3-8007-3924-0
KITopen-ID: 1000048388
HGF-Programm 37.06.01 (POF III, LK 01) Networks and Storage Integration
Erschienen in PCIM Europe 2015 : International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management, Nuremberg, 19 - 21 May 2015 ; proceedings
Verlag VDE Verlag
Seiten 549-556
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Erstveröffentlichung des Papers auf der PCIM Europe 2015 Conference, 19. - 21. Mai 2015, Nürnberg (
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