Date of Award

12-1-2010

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Hatziadoniu, Constantine

Abstract

The research presented in this dissertation primarily focuses on providing analytical frequency-domain equations that use the system and controller parameters to accurately characterize the power conversion harmonics resulting from the deployment of hysteresis current-controlled inverters within the ac network. In addition, the ac and dc harmonic interactions under both ideal system conditions (constant dc excitation and pure sinusoidal ac voltages) and non-ideal system conditions (harmonic terms are added to the dc and ac sources) are derived for the fixed- and variable-band hysteresis current control. The spectral characteristics, such as frequency orders, spectral magnitude and bandwidth, are given in terms of line and control parameters, a development not only useful in analyzing the harmonic output sensitivity to line and controller parameter variations, but also in filter and system design. Various simulation studies compared results obtained from the developed models to those obtained from the Fourier analysis of MATLAB/Simulink output with very good agreement. The developed models proved their reliability and improved numerical efficiency in harmonic studies compared to those performed using time-domain simulations.

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