Bidirectional series-resonant DC-DC converter with fault-tolerance capability for smart transformer

Levy Costa, Giampaolo Buticchi, Marco Liserre

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Abstract

The Series-Resonant DC-DC converter (SRC) is widely used in several application and it became very popular in Smart Transformer application. In this application, fault tolerance is a highly desired feature and it is obtained through redundancy. This paper proposes a reconfiguration scheme for the SRC for the case of failure in one semiconductor, which could drastically reduce the need of redundancy. Using the proposed scheme, the full-bridge based SRC can be reconfigured in a half-bridge topology, in order to keep the converter operational even with the failure (open circuit or short circuit) of one switch. The theoretical analysis is carried out for the unidirectional SRC and then extended to the bidirectional topology, since bidirectionality is required in smart transformer application. To verify the feasibility of the proposed scheme, the converter is tested experimentally in a 700 V to 600 V prototype with 10 kW of output power. A IGBT short-circuit fault is tested and the results confirms the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCE 2016 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509007370
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2016 - Milwaukee, United States
Duration: 18 Sep 201622 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameECCE 2016 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Proceedings

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMilwaukee
Period18/09/1622/09/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Optimization

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