ZVS Auxiliary Circuit for a 10 kW Unregulated LLC Full-Bridge Operating at Resonant Frequency for Aircraft Application
AbstractIn modern aircraft designs, following the More Electrical Aircraft (MEA) philosophy, there is a growing need for new high-power converters. In this context, innovative solutions to provide high efficiency and power density are required. This paper proposes an unregulated LLC full-bridge operating at resonant frequency to obtain a constant gain at all loads. The first harmonic approximation (FHA) model is not accurate enough to estimate the voltage gain in converters with high parasitic resistance. A modified FHA model is proposed for voltage gain analysis, and time-based models are used to calculate the instantaneous current required for the ZVS transition analysis. A method using charge instead of current is proposed and used for this ZVS analysis. Using this method, an auxiliary circuit is proposed to achieve complete ZVS within the whole load range, avoiding a gapped transformer design and increasing the efficiency and power density. A 28 Vdc output voltage prototype, with 10 kW peak output power, has been developed to validate the theoretical analysis and the proposed auxiliary circuit. The maximum efficiency (96.3%) is achieved at the nominal power of 5 kW. View Full-Text
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Bouvier, Y.E.; Serrano, D.; Borović, U.; Moreno, G.; Vasić, M.; Oliver, J.A.; Alou, P.; Cobos, J.A.; Carmena, J. ZVS Auxiliary Circuit for a 10 kW Unregulated LLC Full-Bridge Operating at Resonant Frequency for Aircraft Application. Energies 2019, 12, 1850.
Bouvier YE, Serrano D, Borović U, Moreno G, Vasić M, Oliver JA, Alou P, Cobos JA, Carmena J. ZVS Auxiliary Circuit for a 10 kW Unregulated LLC Full-Bridge Operating at Resonant Frequency for Aircraft Application. Energies. 2019; 12(10):1850.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bouvier, Yann E.; Serrano, Diego; Borović, Uroš; Moreno, Gonzalo; Vasić, Miroslav; Oliver, Jesús A.; Alou, Pedro; Cobos, José A.; Carmena, Jorge. 2019. "ZVS Auxiliary Circuit for a 10 kW Unregulated LLC Full-Bridge Operating at Resonant Frequency for Aircraft Application." Energies 12, no. 10: 1850.
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