Study and comparison of discontinuous modulation for modular multilevel converters in motor drive applications
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Discontinuous modulation applied to modular multilevel converters is an effective method for reducing the capacitor voltage ripples. In this paper, the discontinuous modulation is adapted and used in a motor drive application. For proper operation of the converter, a new energy controller is presented, which is suitable for operation with nonsinusoidal reference signals. Experimental results comparing the discontinuous modulation with other techniques operating at low motor speeds are shown. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of the discontinuous modulation on reducing capacitor voltage ripples and power losses.
CitationPicas, R., Zaragoza, J., Pou, J., Ceballos, S., Konstantinou, G., Capella, G. Study and comparison of discontinuous modulation for modular multilevel converters in motor drive applications. "IEEE transactions on industrial electronics", 1 Gener 2019, vol. 66, núm. 3, p. 2376-2386.
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