Comparative analysis of MAB DC-DC converters configurations in modular smart transformer

Levy F. Costa, Felix Hoffmann, Giampaolo Buticchi, Marco Liserre

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Abstract

In this work, the quadruple active bridge DC-DC converter (QAB) is proposed to be used as a building block to implement the DC-DC stage of a Smart Transformer. Different configuration for this converter are possible and all of them are considered for investigation. Thus, four different architectures of ST, including one based on the Dual Active Bridge (DAB) converter, are presented and compared in terms of cost, efficiency, reliability and implementation complexity. As an additional contribution, different semiconductors technology (silicon IGBT and silicon carbide MOSFETs) are evaluated in order to verify their impact on ST application. The design for each architecture is described and the results are compared. In order to validate the theoretical analysis developed in the paper, a 20 kW prototype was built and experimented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 8th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, PEDG 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509053384
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event8th IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, PEDG 2017 - Florianopolis, Brazil
Duration: 17 Apr 201720 Apr 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE 8th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, PEDG 2017

Conference

Conference8th IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, PEDG 2017
Country/TerritoryBrazil
CityFlorianopolis
Period17/04/1720/04/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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