Fault detection on multilevel power converter based on mass center of the voltage pattern

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Abstract

Multilevel power converters are now used in many applications. This type of power converter is characterized by the increased likelihood of a switch failure due to the high number of switches. However, this also allows reconfiguring the power converter in order to work even under internal fault condition. This paper introduces a new approach to detected and identify a faulty switch. The proposed method uses the power converter output voltages and is based on mass center of the voltages patterns. This approach is illustrated on a five-level cascaded H-bridge inverter. From the obtained simulation and experimental results it is possible to confirm the applicability of the proposed approach.
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Title of host publicationFourth International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives (POWERENG)
Pages576 - 581
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event2013 Fourth International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives (POWERENG) -
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …

Conference

Conference2013 Fourth International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives (POWERENG)
Period1/01/13 → …

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Martins, J. F. A. (2013). Fault detection on multilevel power converter based on mass center of the voltage pattern. In Fourth International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives (POWERENG) (pp. 576 - 581) https://doi.org/10.1109/PowerEng.2013.6635672