High-frequency isolated DC/AC and bidirectional DC/DC converters for PMSG-based wind turbine generation system

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2009-10-29T17:54:34Z

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Li, Xiaodong

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In this dissertation, a high-frequency (HF) transformer isolated grid-connected power converter system with battery backup function is proposed for a small-scale wind generation system (less than 100 kW) using permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG). The system includes a main HF isolated DC/AC grid-connected converter and a bidirectional HF isolated DC/DC converter. Through literature survey and some comparative studies, a HF isolated DC/DC converter followed by a line connected inverter (LCI) is chosen as the grid-connected scheme. After reviewing several topologies which were used in such a DC/AC converter with an unfolding stage, a DC/AC grid-connected converter based on dual- bridge LCL-type resonant topology is proposed. Through the control of the phase- shift angle between the two bridges, a rectified sinusoidal dc link current can be modulated, which in turn can be unfolded by the LCI. This converter is analyzed with Fourier series analysis approach. It is shown that all switches in both bridges can work in zero-voltage switching (ZVS) at any phase-shift and load conditions. The redundancy of the dual-bridge structure make it easy to accommodate higher power flow. A design example of a 500 W converter is given and simulated. A prototype is built and tested in the lab to validate its performance. The simulation and experimental results show a reasonable match to the theoretical analysis. The expansion to three-phase grid-connection is discussed with phase-shifted parallel operation of three identical units. Input and output current harmonics of different arrangements are analyzed to search for the best choice. As the feature of a hybrid wind generation application, the battery backup function is fulfilled with a bidirectional HF transformer isolated DC/DC converter. This dual-bridge series resonant converter (DBSRC) is analyzed with two ac equivalent circuit approaches for resistive load and battery load respectively, which give same results. Soft-switching is achieved for all switches on both sides of the HF transformer. Test plots obtained from simulation and experiment are included for validation.

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wind generation, high-frequency isolated, resonant, grid-connected

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