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Model Predictive Control for the New Reduced Multi-level Grid-Connected Converter

Sarbanzadeh, Maryam; Hosseinzadeh, Mohammad Ali; Saleh, Ali; Rivera, Marco; Munoz, Javier; Wheeler, Patrick


Maryam Sarbanzadeh

Mohammad Ali Hosseinzadeh

Ali Saleh

Marco Rivera

Javier Munoz


Reduced multi-level converters have been presented to enhance the efficiency by reducing the number of components which lead to reducing the size, volume and cost of converters. Predictive control is an advanced control strategy that is implemented for control of multi-level converters due to many advantages of fast response, no need proportional gain and easy to implement. To achieve these results, this paper proposes a predictive current control technique for a single-phase reduced multi-level grid-connected converter. The proposed reduced converter is a general topology for cascaded multi-level converters that reduce the number of components and generates high number of levels than traditional multi-level configurations. The proposed topology is connected to a grid and model predictive control technique is applied to control of the grid current. The model predictive control is used in two cases for the proposed 15-level reduced converter and proposed 31-level cascaded multi-level converter. Finally, to validate of the proposed reduced multi-level converter and proposed model predictive control the simulation results are presented under MATLAB/Simulink platform for proposed both converters.


Sarbanzadeh, M., Hosseinzadeh, M. A., Saleh, A., Rivera, M., Munoz, J., & Wheeler, P. (2019). Model Predictive Control for the New Reduced Multi-level Grid-Connected Converter. In 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT).

Conference Name IEEE-ICIT 2019 - International Conference on Industrial Technology
Conference Location Melbourne, Australia
Start Date Feb 13, 2019
End Date Feb 15, 2019
Acceptance Date Nov 15, 2018
Online Publication Date Jul 8, 2019
Publication Date 2019
Deposit Date Dec 21, 2018
Publicly Available Date Sep 9, 2019
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Book Title 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT)
ISBN 978-1-5386-6377-6
Keywords reduced multi-level converter; model predictive control; cascaded topology
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