Research Article

Year 2016,
Volume: 13 Issue: 2, - , 01.11.2016
### Abstract

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Year 2016,
Volume: 13 Issue: 2, - , 01.11.2016
### Abstract

### References

In this paper, a new multilevel inverter topology using a reduced number of switches, insulated

gate driver circuits and voltage standing on switches is proposed. The presented topology is a hybrid

modular multilevel inverter. The operation of the proposed inverter is the same as the conventional threelevel

inverter. The proposed converter creates positive and zero voltages in phase. The proposed topology

combines a three-phase inverter and sub single phase-units. This topology can be used as symmetric and

asymmetric converter. One algorithm for determining the magnitudes of DC voltage sources has been

presented in the asymmetric state. The validity of the analysis has been proved by simulation and

experimental results with a laboratory prototype.

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- [2] S. R. Pulikanti, G. Konstantinou, and V. G. Agelidis , “Hybrid Seven-Level CascadedActive Neutral-Point-Clamped-Based Multilevel Converter Under SHE-PWM,” IEEE Trans. Indust. Electron., 60(11) , (2013), 4794-4804.
- [3] G. Buticchi, E. Lorenzani, and G. Franceschini, “A Five-Level Single-Phase GridConnectedConverter for Renewable Distributed Systems,” IEEE Trans. Indust. Electron., 60(3), (2013), 906–918.
- [4] J. Chavarria, D. Biel, F. Guinjoan, C. Meza, and J. Negroni, “Energy Balance Control Of PV Cascaded Multilevel Grid-Connected Inverters Under Level-Shifted and Phase-Shifted PWMS,” IEEE Trans. Indust. Electron., 60(1), (2013), 98–111.
- [5] D. Zambra, C. Rech, and J. Pinheiro, “Comparison of Neutral-Point Clamped, Symmetrical, and Hybrid Asymmetrical Multilevel Inverters,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron., 57(7), (2010), 2297–2306.
- [6] J. Pereda and J. Dixon, “High-frequency link: A Solution for Using only one DC Source inAsymmetric Cascaded Multilevel Inverters,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron., 58(9), (2011), 3884–3892.
- [7] E. Babaei and S. H. Hosseini, “New Cascaded Multilevel Inverter Topology with Minimum Number of Switches,” Energy Convers. Manage., (2009), 50(11), 2761-2767.
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- [9] E. Babaei, A. Dehqan, M. Sabahi, “A New Topology for Multilevel Inverter Considering its Optimal Structures,” Electric Power Systems Research, 103, (2013), 145–156.
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- [18] M. Hamzeh, A. Ghazanfari, H. Mokhtari, H. Karimi, “Integrating Hybrid Power Source Into an Islanded MV Microgrid Using CHB Multilevel Inverter Under Unbalanced and Nonlinear Load Conditions,” IEEE Trans. Energy Convers., 28(3), (2013), 643-651.
- [19] A. Ajami, M. R. J. Oskuee, A. Mokhberdoran, and A. Van den Bossche, “Developed Cascaded Multilevel Inverter Topology to Minimise The Number Of Circuit Devices and Voltage Stresses of Switches,” , IET Power Electronics, 7, (2014), 459-466.
- [20] M. R. Banaei, M. R. Jannati Oskuee, and H. Khounjahan, “Reconfiguration of SemiCascaded Multilevel Inverter to Improve Systems Performance Parameters,” IET Power Electronics, 7, (2014), 1106-1112.
- [21] K. K. Gupta and S. Jain, “A Novel Multilevel Inverter Based on Switched DC Sources,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron., 61, (2014), 3269-3278.

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Subjects | Engineering |
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Journal Section | Articles |

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Publication Date | November 1, 2016 |

Published in Issue | Year 2016 Volume: 13 Issue: 2 |