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Energies 2017, 10(1), 27; doi:10.3390/en10010027

Balanced Current Control Strategy for Current Source Rectifier Stage of Indirect Matrix Converter under Unbalanced Grid Voltage Conditions

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ajou University, 206, World cup-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon 16499, Korea
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Railroad Safety Research Division, Korea Railroad Research Institute, 176, Cheoldo Bangmulgwan-ro, Uiwang-si, Gyeonggi-do 16105, Korea
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Academic Editor: Josep M. Guerrero
Received: 1 September 2016 / Revised: 8 December 2016 / Accepted: 20 December 2016 / Published: 27 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microgrids 2016)
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Abstract

This paper proposes a balanced current control strategy for the current source rectifier (CSR) stage of an indirect matrix converter (IMC) under unbalanced grid voltage conditions. If the three-phase grid connected to the voltage source inverter (VSI) of the IMC has unbalanced voltage conditions, it affects the currents of the CSR stage and VSI stage, and the currents are distorted. Above all, the distorted currents of the CSR stage cause instability in the overall system, which can affect the life span of the system. Therefore, in this paper, a control strategy for balanced currents in the CSR stage is proposed. To achieve balanced currents in the CSR stage, the VSI stage should receive DC power without ripple components from the CSR stage. This is implemented by controlling the currents in the VSI stage. Therefore, the proposed control strategy decouples the positive and negative phase-sequence components existing in the unbalanced voltages and currents of the VSI stage. Using the proposed control strategy under unbalanced grid voltage conditions, the stability and life span of the overall system can be improved. The effectiveness of the proposed control strategy is verified by simulation and experimental results. View Full-Text
Keywords: indirect matrix converter (IMC); unbalanced voltage; positive phase-sequence component; negative phase-sequence component indirect matrix converter (IMC); unbalanced voltage; positive phase-sequence component; negative phase-sequence component
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Bak, Y.; Lee, J.-S.; Lee, K.-B. Balanced Current Control Strategy for Current Source Rectifier Stage of Indirect Matrix Converter under Unbalanced Grid Voltage Conditions. Energies 2017, 10, 27.

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