Harmonic current control in a high-power current source rectifier system

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    Zhou, Hua
  • Line current distortion is an important issue to a high-power current source rectifier(CSR) system. There are two main challenges related to this issue. First, the CSR input LC resonance can be affected by the variation of the source inductance from the power system and the effects of the CSR DC side circuit, which may lead to a line current distortion higher than expected. Another challenge is that the traditional high-power CSR using Selective Harmonic Elimination (SHE) pulse-width modulation (PWM) technique attempts to eliminate certain harmonics in the PWM current, which limits its ability for line current harmonic control. To control the CSR line current harmonics, this thesis focuses on two aspects: 1) the analysis and design of CSR input filter to avoid unexpected input LC resonance, and 2) the development of a new PWM scheme that can compensate the effects of the grid voltage harmonics and DC link current ripples. The thesis work has been validated by simulations and on an experimental CSR prototype.

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    Master of Science
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