Gradient-Based Predictive Pulse Pattern Control with Active Neutral Point Balancing for Three-Level Inverter Medium-Voltage Drives
Begh, Mirza Abdul Waris; Karamanakos, Petros; Geyer, Tobias (2022)
Begh, Mirza Abdul Waris
2022 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)
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This paper presents a control method for three-level neutral point clamped (NPC) inverter medium-voltage (MV) drives that addresses the stator current control problem and balancing of the neutral point (NP) potential in a single control loop. To do so, a model predictive control (MPC) algorithm, designed as a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) controller, manipulates optimized pulse patterns (OPPs) in real time. As a result, minimal current harmonic distortions are produced, while the NP potential is kept balanced both during steady state and transients. The presented results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed control strategy for three-level NPC inverter MV variable speed drive systems.
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