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A Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter for High Speed Drive Applications

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


The Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter (M3C) performs a direct three-phase AC to AC power conversion and is highly suitable for medium voltage high power drive applications. One area of application are high speed drives such as compressors. However, additional balancing power components which reduce the output power capability of the M3C when input and output frequencies are similar occur. This paper analytically examines the operation behavior and power capability in these operation points in order to assess whether the M3C can generate these additional components without oversizing the converter's components. Subsequently, the theoretical evaluation is verified by a laboratory scaled prototype with a rated power of 15 kW.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000064613
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Elektrotechnisches Institut (ETI)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-3-8007-4186-1
KITopen-ID: 1000064613
HGF-Programm 37.06.01 (POF III, LK 01) Networks and Storage Integration
Erschienen in PCIM Europe 2016 : International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management Proceedings, Nuremberg, May 10-12, 2016
Verlag VDE Verlag
Seiten 788 - 795
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Erstveröffentlichung des Papers auf der PCIM Europe 2016 Conference, 10. - 12. Mai 2016, Nürnberg (
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