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Voltage Oriented Controller based Vienna Rectifier for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Rajendran, Gowthamraj; Vaithilingam, Chockalingam Aravind; Misron, Norhisam; Naidu, Kanendra; Ahmed, Md Rishad


Gowthamraj Rajendran

Chockalingam Aravind Vaithilingam

Norhisam Misron

Kanendra Naidu


Vienna rectifiers have gained popularity in recent years for AC to DC power conversion for many industrial applications such as welding power supplies, data centers, telecommunication power sources, aircraft systems, and electric vehicle charging stations. The advantages of this converter are low total harmonic distortion (THD), high power density, and high efficiency. Due to the inherent current control loop in the voltage-oriented control strategy proposed in this paper, good steady-state performance and fast transient response can be ensured. The proposed voltage-oriented control of the Vienna rectifier with a PI controller (VOC-VR) has been simulated using MATLAB/Simulink. The simulations indicate that the input current THD of the proposed VOC-VR system was below 3.27% for 650V and 90A output, which is less than 5% to satisfy the IEEE-519 standard. Experimental results from a scaled-down prototype showed that the THD remains below 5% for a wide range of input voltage, output voltage, and loading conditions (up to 2 kW). The results prove that the proposed rectifier system can be applied for high power applications such as DC fast-charging stations and welding power sources.


Rajendran, G., Vaithilingam, C. A., Misron, N., Naidu, K., & Ahmed, M. R. (2021). Voltage Oriented Controller based Vienna Rectifier for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. IEEE Access, 9, 50798-50809.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 20, 2021
Online Publication Date Mar 24, 2021
Publication Date 2021
Deposit Date Jul 26, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jul 26, 2021
Journal IEEE Access
Electronic ISSN 2169-3536
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
Pages 50798-50809
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