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In this article, a new simple pulse multiplication circuit (SPMC) with low current stress is proposed, in order to upgrade a normal 20-pulse autotransformer rectifier (20PAR) to a 40PAR. The proposed SPMC comprises two tapped interphase reactors and two additional diodes with lower conduction losses. The proposed SPMC does not require a zero-sequence blocking transformer compared to conventional pulse multiplication circuits, which leads to simplicity in implementation. Simulation and experimental results show that the total harmonic distortion of the input current using 40PAR is less than 3%, which meets the DO-160G requirements for aviation applications.
Original languageEnglish
Article number9982680
JournalI E E E Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)10822 - 10832
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023


  • 40-pulse autotransformer rectifier
  • 40-pulse autotransformer rectifier (40PAR)
  • Aviation application
  • Costs
  • Harmonic analysis
  • Harmonic suppression
  • Power harmonic filters
  • Pulse multiplication circuit
  • Rectifiers
  • Standards
  • Stress
  • Tapped inter-phase reactor (TIPR)
  • Windings


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