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Virtual Impedance Based Selective Harmonic Compensation (VI-SHC) PWM

  • Author / Creator
    Ni, Ruoshui
  • A low-switching PWM scheme is presented for a high power current source rectifier (CSR) system to actively compensate the grid background harmonics and improve the line current harmonic performance. The PWM scheme described above is placed in context with the existing techniques review of the traditional selective harmonic elimination (SHE) and the recently developed selective harmonic compensation (SHC) PWM. The switching angles calculation method based on the global optimization approach is designed to develop a user-friendly software tool for the SHE and SHC PWM switching angles calculation. A novel virtual impedance based selective harmonic compensation (VI-SHC) PWM scheme is described in the thesis with a view to overcoming the disadvantages of the SHE and SHC PWM methods existing in the implementation. The VI-SHC PWM does not require to measure the grid voltage harmonics, does not rely on an accurate CSR system model, and therefore is very robust for practical implementation.

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  • Graduation date
    2012-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R35K9P
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Energy System
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Li, Yunwei (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Li, Yunwei (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Salmon, John (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Dubljevic, Stevan (Chemical and Materials Engineering)