Active Rectifiers and Their Control

Pooya Davari, Firuz Zare, Ahmed Abdelhakim

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This chapter investigates the control design of active rectifiers and their applications in power electronics-based power system. The harmonic emission and measures are firstly addressed as a basis of evaluating the active rectifier's effectiveness. Furthermore, the importance of new coming standards is highlighted. Application-oriented design of active rectifiers as a main reason behind evolvement of different topologies is discussed. Then, the main principle in designing different control schemes in single-phase and three-phase rectifiers is investigated, analyzed, and experimentally verified. The influence of nonideal operating conditions with possible solutions is addressed. Finally, future prospective of active rectifiers as a one of the key enabler of carbon-free power system is summarized.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationControl of Power Electronic Converters and Systems
EditorsFrede Blaabjerg
Number of pages50
PublisherAcademic Press
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)978-0-12-816136-4
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • AC-DC power conversion
  • Active rectifier
  • Converter control
  • Harmonic mitigation
  • Power factor correction
  • Power quality
  • Three-phase rectifier


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