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Modulated model predictive control for a three-phase active rectifier

Tarisciotti, Luca; Zanchetta, Pericle; Watson, Alan; Clare, Jon C.; Degano, Marco; Bifaretti, Stefano


Luca Tarisciotti

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Professor of Power Electronics

Marco Degano

Stefano Bifaretti


Model predictive control (MPC) has a number of desirable attributes which are difficult to achieve with classical converter control techniques. Unfortunately, the nature of power electronics imposes restriction to the method, as a result of the limited number of available converter states. This, combined with the spread spectrum nature of harmonics inherent with the strategy, complicates further design. This paper presents a method for removing this characteristic without compromising the desirable functionality of predictive control. The method, named modulated MPC, is applied to a two-level three-phase converter and compared with a number of similar approaches. Experimental results are used to support theoretical analysis and simulation studies.


Tarisciotti, L., Zanchetta, P., Watson, A., Clare, J. C., Degano, M., & Bifaretti, S. (2015). Modulated model predictive control for a three-phase active rectifier. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 51(2), 1610-1620. doi:10.1109/TIA.2014.2339397

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 8, 2014
Online Publication Date Jul 15, 2014
Publication Date Mar 31, 2015
Deposit Date Aug 28, 2018
Publicly Available Date Feb 7, 2019
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 51
Issue 2
Pages 1610-1620
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