Modular DC/DC converter structure with multiple power flow paths for smart transformer applications

Giampaolo Buticchi, Markus Andresen, Levy Costa, Marco Liserre

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Abstract

Smart Transformers (ST), solid-state transformers with advanced control functionalities, are expected to have an important market by 2020. However, still important technological barriers, in terms of reliability and efficiency, exist and only new semiconductor devices cannot solve them. The use of advanced power converter topologies and architectures can play a role too. In this paper, a particular structure for the isolated DC/DC converter, core of a typical three-stage ST, is investigated. By employing the concept of Multiple Active Bridge, a modular and redundant architecture, a power converter characterized by multiple power routing paths is investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE-ECCE Europe 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9789075815221
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE-ECCE Europe 2015 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 8 Sep 201510 Sep 2015

Publication series

Name2015 17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE-ECCE Europe 2015

Conference

Conference17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE-ECCE Europe 2015
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period8/09/1510/09/15

Keywords

  • High frequency power converter
  • Multilevel converters
  • Smart grids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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