Optimization of isolated DC-DC converter topologies for fuel cell applications

Lajos Török, Nicklas Christensen, Stig Munk-Nielsen, Szymon Michal Beczkowski

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Abstract

This paper addresses challenges in identifying the optimum isolated topology for fuel cell power conversion based on Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology. Based on commercially available passive and active components and analytic equations, Pareto-front is generated to aid the topology and component selection. The Pareto-front for cost, efficiency is generated using a Monte-Carlo-based algorithm. It is shown that the classical isolated buck and boost converters are hard to beat on price but using advanced topologies may yield improved converter efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 21st European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE '19 ECCE Europe)
Number of pages7
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication dateSep 2019
Article number8915427
ISBN (Electronic)978-9-0758-1531-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
Event2019 21st European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE '19 ECCE Europe) - Genova, Italy
Duration: 3 Sep 20195 Sep 2019

Conference

Conference2019 21st European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE '19 ECCE Europe)
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityGenova
Period03/09/201905/09/2019

Keywords

  • Design optimization
  • Pareto front
  • Isolated dc-dc converter topologies
  • Fuel cell
  • High efficiency
  • High power density

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