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Open circuit fault detection and diagnosis in matrix converters

Brunson, C.; Empringham, Lee; De Lillo, Liliana; Wheeler, Patrick; Clare, Jon C.

Authors

C. Brunson

Lee Empringham lee.empringham@nottingham.ac.uk

Liliana De Lillo eezld@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

Patrick Wheeler pat.wheeler@nottingham.ac.uk

Jon C. Clare jon.clare@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

With the increased use of power electronics in aerospace, automotive, industrial, and energy generation sectors, the demand for highly reliable and power dense solutions has increased. Matrix converters become attractive when taking into account demands for high reliability and high power density. With their lack of large bulky DC-link capacitors, high power densities are possible with the capability to operate with high ambient temperatures. When a power converter needs high reliability, under tight weight and volume constraints, it is often not possible to have an entirely redundant system. Taking into account these constraints it is desirable that the power converter continue to operate even under faulty conditions, albeit with diminished performance in some regard. This paper presents an open circuit switch fault detection and diagnosis system for matrix converters, which has been experimentally validated. The presented system requires no load models, averaging windows or additional sensors, this makes the proposed method fast and low cost.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 20, 2014
Journal IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Print ISSN 0885-8993
Electronic ISSN 0885-8993
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 30
Issue 5
APA6 Citation Brunson, C., Empringham, L., De Lillo, L., Wheeler, P., & Clare, J. C. (2014). Open circuit fault detection and diagnosis in matrix converters. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 30(5), doi:10.1109/TPEL.2014.2364152
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/TPEL.2014.2364152
Keywords AC-AC power conversion, Fault diagnosis
Publisher URL http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=6930819
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