A Multi-Structure, Multi-Mode Three-Phase Dual-Active-Bridge Converter Targeting Wide-Range High-Efficiency Performance

Akif Zia Khan*, Yiu Pang Chan, Muhammad Yaqoob, Ka-Hong Loo, Pooya Davari, Frede Blaabjerg

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Abstract

Three-phase dual-active-bridge (3p-DAB) converter is an attractive topology for bidirectional power conversion in high-power applications. However, conduction loss and switching loss are two main loss mechanisms that severely affect its efficiency performance, and adoption of any single modulation scheme or topology cannot minimize these losses over a wide operating range. For this purpose, a reconfigurable topology of 3p-DAB converter is proposed in this paper that utilizes a reconfigurable and tunable resonant network to offer multiple degrees-of-freedom (DoF) in minimizing conduction and switching losses over a wide range of operating conditions. The converter is designed such that for 40 % to 100 % of the rated output power, it operates as a tunable 3p-DAB resonant immittance converter with its output power controlled by varying switching frequency and tuning the resonant frequency of an immittance network to track the switching frequency. Below 40 % of the rated output power, the converter transforms to a tunable 3p-DAB series resonant converter with its output power controlled by varying the impedance of a series resonant network while keeping the switching frequency and phase-shift constant. The combination of both operation modes jointly leads to wide-range zero circulating current and soft-switching of all the switches, and hence a wide-range high-efficiency performance as validated by the experimental results.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Transactions on Power Electronics
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
ISSN0885-8993
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Aug 2020

Keywords

  • DC-DC power conversion
  • immittance converters (ICs)
  • resonant power conversion
  • series resonant network
  • unity power factor
  • Zero-voltage switching (ZVS)

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