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Space Vector Modulation for an Indirect Matrix Converter with Improved Input Power Factor

Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, VNU-HCM Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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Academic Editor: José Gabriel Oliveira Pinto
Energies 2017, 10(5), 588; https://doi.org/10.3390/en10050588
Received: 16 February 2017 / Revised: 17 April 2017 / Accepted: 19 April 2017 / Published: 25 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Power Electronics and Power Quality)
Pulse width modulation strategies have been developed for indirect matrix converters (IMCs) in order to improve their performance. In indirect matrix converters, the LC input filter is used to remove input current harmonics and electromagnetic interference problems. Unfortunately, due to the existence of the input filter, the input power factor is diminished, especially during operation at low voltage outputs. In this paper, a new space vector modulation (SVM) is proposed to compensate for the input power factor of the indirect matrix converter. Both computer simulation and experimental studies through hardware implementation were performed to verify the effectiveness of the proposed modulation strategy. View Full-Text
Keywords: indirect matrix converter (IMC); input filter; input power factor; matrix converter (MC); space vector modulation (SVM); power quality indirect matrix converter (IMC); input filter; input power factor; matrix converter (MC); space vector modulation (SVM); power quality
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Tuyen, N.D.; Dzung, P.Q. Space Vector Modulation for an Indirect Matrix Converter with Improved Input Power Factor. Energies 2017, 10, 588.

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