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Cell Design of a Square-Wave Powered 1AC-3AC Modular Multilevel Converter Low Voltage Prototype

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

Abstract:
This paper presents a novel design calculation scheme for low voltage Modular Multilevel Converters. One of the most important design values is to estimate the lifetime of the electrolytic cell capacitor. Therefore, a novel calculation method for the arm capacitor root mean square current is presented. Additionally, a new algorithm to estimate the power losses without a detailed simulation of the switching events is introduced. The results from these calculations are used to construct a low voltage Modular Multilevel Converter with 8 cells per arm.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Elektrotechnisches Institut (ETI)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1109/EPE.2016.7695373
ISBN: 978-9-0758-1524-5
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-609448
KITopen ID: 1000060944
Erschienen in 2016 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'16 ECCE Europe), Messe Karlsruhe, 05 Sep - 09 Sep 2016, Karlsruhe
Verlag IEEE, Piscataway (NJ)
Seiten 1-11
Schlagworte Capacitance, Capacitors, Inductors, Low voltage, MOSFET, Modular multilevel converters, Prototypes, Design, Low Voltage Prototype, MOSFET, Modular Multilevel Converter
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