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Hybrid matrix converter topologies: an exploration of benefits

Klumpner, Christian; Pitic, Cristian

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Christian Klumpner

Cristian Pitic

Abstract

Matrix converters are direct AC/AC power converters that can operate with sinusoidal output/input voltage/currents without the need of passive components to store energy, which means that they are grid friendly and have a great weight/volume reduction potential. Hybrid power converters are arrangements of two different type of converters, a main one, processing the bulk of the power interconnected with an auxiliary one, more versatile, processing only a fraction of the power, with the purpose of improving the main converter performance and/or mitigate some of its drawbacks. This paper will review a few hybrid matrix converter solutions developed to address the main drawbacks of the matrix converter technology: the limited (≤0.866) voltage transfer ratio and the sensitivity to power supply disturbances.

Publication Date Jun 15, 2008
Electronic ISSN 0275-9306
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title 2008 IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference
Institution Citation Klumpner, C., & Pitic, C. (2008). Hybrid matrix converter topologies: an exploration of benefits. In 2008 IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conferencedoi:10.1109/PESC.2008.4591887
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/PESC.2008.4591887
Publisher URL http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=4591887
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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