Cascaded Half-Bridge Multilevel Inverter with Reduced Number of Power Switches

Hossein Khoun Jahan, Amin Mohammadpour Shotorbani, Mehdi Abapour, Kazem Zare, Frede Blaabjerg, Yongheng Yang

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Abstract

This paper proposes a novel multilevel inverter. The proposed topology is synthesized with several basic modules and one complementary module. Each basic module is able to realize either a positive or negative voltage level but not a zero voltage level. Therefore, the complementary module, which is able to realize positive, negative, and zero voltage levels, makes up this disability of the basic modules. Using half-bridge cells instead of full-bridge cells, the proposed topology is able to reduce the number of power switches required to construct a multilevel inverter. This topology has a modular structure with symmetric dc sources. Simulation results along with experimental results are provided to validate the feasibility of the proposed topology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE 4th Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC 2018)
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication dateDec 2018
Pages1-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-8257-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-8258-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
EventThe 4th IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference, SPEC 2018 - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Duration: 10 Dec 201813 Dec 2018

Conference

ConferenceThe 4th IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference, SPEC 2018
LocationNanyang Technological University
CountrySingapore
Period10/12/201813/12/2018

Keywords

  • multilevel inverter
  • cascaded H-bridge inverter
  • component reduction

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    Khoun Jahan, H., Shotorbani, A. M., Abapour, M., Zare, K., Blaabjerg, F., & Yang, Y. (2018). Cascaded Half-Bridge Multilevel Inverter with Reduced Number of Power Switches. In Proceedings of the IEEE 4th Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC 2018) (pp. 1-7). IEEE Press. https://doi.org/10.1109/SPEC.2018.8635834