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Acta Electronica Malaysia     Open Access  
Advanced Materials Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Biosensors and Bioelectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 100)
Advances in Magnetic and Optical Resonance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Microelectronic Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Advances in Power Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
Advancing Microelectronics     Hybrid Journal  
American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Archives of Electrical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Batteries     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Batteries & Supercaps     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Bell Labs Technical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Bioelectronics in Medicine     Hybrid Journal  
Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
BULLETIN of National Technical University of Ukraine. Series RADIOTECHNIQUE. RADIOAPPARATUS BUILDING     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences : Technical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 47)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Chinese Journal of Electronics     Hybrid Journal  
Circuits and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Consumer Electronics Times     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 309)
ECTI Transactions on Computer and Information Technology (ECTI-CIT)     Open Access  
ECTI Transactions on Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Edu Elektrika Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Electrica     Open Access  
Electronic Design     Partially Free   (Followers: 124)
Electronic Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Electronic Materials Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 109)
Electronics and Communications in Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Electronics For You     Partially Free   (Followers: 103)
Electronics Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Elektronika ir Elektortechnika     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Elkha : Jurnal Teknik Elektro     Open Access  
Emitor : Jurnal Teknik Elektro     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Energy Harvesting and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Energy Storage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Energy Storage Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
EPE Journal : European Power Electronics and Drives     Hybrid Journal  
EPJ Quantum Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Facta Universitatis, Series : Electronics and Energetics     Open Access  
Foundations and Trends® in Communications and Information Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Foundations and Trends® in Signal Processing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Frequenz     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers of Optoelectronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 101)
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 82)
IEEE Embedded Systems Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Letters on Electromagnetic Compatibility Practice and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
IEEE Magnetics Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
IEEE Open Journal of Industry Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
IEEE Power Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 77)
IEEE Pulse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 368)
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 74)
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62)
IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 227)
IEEE Transactions on Haptics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75)
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 80)
IEEE Transactions on Services Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 79)
IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
IEICE - Transactions on Electronics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
IEICE - Transactions on Information and Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IET Cyber-Physical Systems : Theory & Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IET Energy Systems Integration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
IET Nanodielectrics     Open Access  
IET Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
IET Smart Grid     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IET Wireless Sensor Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
IETE Journal of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
IETE Journal of Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
IETE Technical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
IJEIS (Indonesian Journal of Electronics and Instrumentation Systems)     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Industrial Technology Research Journal Phranakhon Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Informatik-Spektrum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Instabilities in Silicon Devices     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Advances in Telecommunications, Electrotechnics, Signals and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Antennas and Propagation     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Applied Electronics in Physics & Robotics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Granular Computing, Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Hybrid Intelligence     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Nanoscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Review in Electronics & Communication Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Sensors, Wireless Communications and Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Transaction of Electrical and Computer Engineers System     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
JAREE (Journal on Advanced Research in Electrical Engineering)     Open Access  
Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Advanced Dielectrics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Artificial Intelligence     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Computational Intelligence and Electronic Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Research     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
Journal of Electrical Bioimpedance     Open Access  
Journal of Electrical Bioimpedance     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Electrical Engineering & Electronic Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Electrical, Electronics and Informatics     Open Access  
Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Electronic Design Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Electronic Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Electronics (China)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Energy Storage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Field Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 189)
Journal of Information and Telecommunication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Intelligent Procedures in Electrical Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Low Power Electronics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Microelectronics and Electronic Packaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Microwaves, Optoelectronics and Electromagnetic Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Optoelectronics Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Journal of Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Power Electronics & Power Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Semiconductors     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Sensors     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Signal and Information Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Jurnal ELTIKOM : Jurnal Teknik Elektro, Teknologi Informasi dan Komputer     Open Access  
Jurnal Rekayasa Elektrika     Open Access  
Jurnal Teknik Elektro     Open Access  
Jurnal Teknologi Elektro     Open Access  
Kinetik : Game Technology, Information System, Computer Network, Computing, Electronics, and Control     Open Access  
Majalah Ilmiah Teknologi Elektro : Journal of Electrical Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Metrology and Measurement Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Nanotechnology, Science and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Nature Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Networks: an International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Open Electrical & Electronic Engineering Journal     Open Access  
Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Power Electronics and Drives     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Problemy Peredachi Informatsii     Full-text available via subscription  
Progress in Quantum Electronics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Recent Advances in Communications and Networking Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Research & Reviews : Journal of Embedded System & Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Revue Méditerranéenne des Télécommunications     Open Access  
Security and Communication Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Journal of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
Semiconductors and Semimetals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Sensing and Imaging : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Solid State Electronics Letters     Open Access  
Solid-State Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Superconductor Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Synthesis Lectures on Power Electronics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Technical Report Electronics and Computer Engineering     Open Access  
TELE     Open Access  
Telematique     Open Access  
TELKOMNIKA (Telecommunication, Computing, Electronics and Control)     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 4)

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  • Mathematical model and vector control of a six-phase linear induction
           motor with the dynamic end effect
    • Abstract: Abstract This study investigates a short primary double-side six-phase linear induction motor (LIM) operating in non-periodic transient conditions. The main purpose is to solve the problems arising from the dynamic end effect. The equivalent circuit method is used for intensively studying the transient time-varying law of eddy current and excitation inductance, and the finite element method is adopted for verification. The calculation of eddy current loss leads to an expression of secondary equivalent resistance. Then, a mathematical model is established for the six-phase LIM involving the dynamic end effect. Furthermore, the matrix reconstruction method is adopted for the coupling of windings. Based on the time-varying characteristics of the model, an improved vector control method that can update the velocity-related correction coefficients through on-line calculation is proposed. During the transient process, the slip frequency and the torque current are modified in real-time to achieve the maximum output thrust of the motor. This approach can compensate for the thrust drop caused by the dynamic end effect, thereby improving the control precision. Simulations and experiments show that the related theory and the proposed control method are feasible and effective.
      PubDate: 2020-03-02
  • Dynamic current control using synchronous pulse-width modulation for
           permanent magnet machines
    • Abstract: Abstract It is difficult to use the conventional fixed sampling pulse-width modulation (PWM) method in a motor drive system due to the harmonics and beat phenomenon when the number of switchings is low. Synchronous PWM is a solution to overcome these problems. However, it is difficult to implement a closed-loop current controller, since synchronous PWM only has merits when the switching frequency is synchronized with the operation speed. This paper proposes a closed-loop current controller for synchronous permanent magnet machines which are driven by synchronous PWM. The proposed controller uses the concept of variable time step control. The control variables are the sampling time interval and the output voltage magnitude. The proposed controller dynamically controls the dq-currents, while the steady-state merits of the synchronous PWM are maintained. This paper presents the design procedures and a dynamic analysis of the proposed current controller. The effectiveness of the proposed method is verified by experimental results.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
  • Advanced model predictive current control for induction motor drive system
           fed by indirect matrix converter
    • Abstract: Abstract To decrease both the number and tuning difficulty of weighting factors, an advanced model predictive current control is proposed for an induction motor drive system fed by an indirect matrix converter, where the input and output currents of the indirect matrix converter are designated as control objectives. The reference input currents are established on the basis of the instantaneous power theory and optimized using a low-pass filter. In addition, the reference output currents are determined using a reference flux vector based on the deadbeat theory. As a result, there is only one weighting factor for parameter tuning, and the predictive models are significantly simplified. In addition, both the phase and the quality of the input currents are considered and controlled, which can improve the grid power quality. Simulation and experimental results show that the sinusoidal grid/output currents, a unity power factor, and good steady-state and dynamic performances of the induction motor have been achieved. In addition, the execution time of the entire algorithm was noticeably shortened.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
  • MTPA operation scheme with current feedback in V/f control for PMSM drives
    • Abstract: Abstract In this paper, an Maximum Torque Per Ampere (MTPA) operation scheme with current feedback to improve the driving efficiency in the V/f control for Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) drives is proposed. In the V/f control for PMSM drives, the proper current distribution of the MTPA currents is not assured depending on the magnitude of the stator voltage. Moreover, PMSM drives become unstable due to an absence of damper windings. In this paper, for both MTPA operation and stabilization, a scheme of using only a single Proportional Integral (PI) controller is proposed. The magnitude of the stator voltage, for the MTPA, is adjusted by employing the information of the load acquired from the PI controller, which uses the d-axis current deviation from the required MTPA current. For stable operation, the stator frequency is adjusted using the information on the rotor speed variation extracted from the proportional part of the controller. To obtain this information from the PI controller, its gains are designed through an analysis of the whole drive system. Simulation and experimental results confirm the effectiveness of the proposed scheme.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
  • Enhanced robustness with damping interval widening strategy of LCL-type
           converter under weak grid condition
    • Abstract: Abstract Active damping methods are widely adopted to present a damping effect on the resonance phenomenon without the power loss of LCL-type converters connected to a grid. However, extra sensors are used to implement the damping strategy. In this paper, a sensorless damping strategy where only the grid current is sampled has been proposed. Furthermore, the inner relationship between the tradition capacitor current feedback strategy and the proposed strategy has been clarified. Considering the digital delay and a weak grid, a robust method that uses unit delay feedback to mitigate the phase lag and to widen the effective damping interval has been developed. With this simple measure, stability is enhanced during the Nyquist frequency and robustness is improved when the LCL parameters vary and grid impedance exists. Finally, simulation and experimental results are presented to verify the feasibility and engineering significance of the proposed strategy.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
  • Zero overshoot speed controller with active damping for improving engine
           clutch engagement performance
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper proposes an enhanced speed control algorithm that synchronizes the rotation speeds of the engine and the drive motor at the engine start to improve the engagement performance of the engine clutch in a parallel hybrid vehicle. The zero overshoot with active damping speed controller proposed in this paper has an active damping control structure that is robust against load variations and a control structure that does not include a zero in the control response. This feature has the advantage of reducing the engine clutch engagement time as much as possible to improve the acceleration response of parallel hybrid vehicles and to minimize the energy wasted to maintain heavy engine rotation. The proposed algorithm has been validated through simulation using Matlab and through a vehicle test.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
  • Current and power quality multi-objective control of virtual synchronous
           generators under unbalanced grid conditions
    • Abstract: Abstract In recent years, with the large-scale application of distributed power sources in the power grid, the power grid is moving toward low inertia and low damping. The virtual synchronous generator (VSG) has become a hot topic for scholars since it can simulate the moment of inertia, damping and frequency modulation of synchronous generators. Due to its unbalanced load distribution and the random variation of power loads, grid voltage is asymmetrical. Under grid voltage asymmetry, a VSG experiences output current imbalance and power oscillation. The grid current imbalance further reduces the transformer’s three-phase voltage, which makes it unequal, cyclic, and very easy to cause electricity accidents. Aiming at this problem, this paper proposes three modes of current balance, reactive power balance and active power balance without changing the characteristics of VSGs. The output current balance and power are constant when the grid voltage is asymmetrical. The effectiveness and feasibility of the control strategy are verified by simulation and experimental results, which provides an effective scheme for balanced and stable operation of the grid.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
  • Predictive current control for indirect matrix converter with reduced
           current ripple
    • Abstract: Abstract The predictive current control (PCC) for an indirect matrix converter (IMC) with reduced current ripple is presented in this study. In the proposed PCC scheme, an IMC drives a load applying a split switching vector, which is used as a candidate vector of the cost function. The cost function of the proposed PCC includes a reference state and a predicted state. With the two states, the optimal output vector can be selected from the split switching vectors, thus alleviating the current ripples on both the grid side and the load side of the IMC. However, the use of the split switching vector increases the computation complexity of the cost function optimization because the number of predicted states is increased by the split switching vectors. Hence, the computation complexity reduction method in a deadbeat fashion is proposed for the simple implementation of the proposed PCC on a digital signal processor. In addition, the unity power factor on the grid side is guaranteed by a straightforward modulation technique when the maximum voltage is transferred. The performance of the proposed PCC for the IMC is verified by simulation and experimental results.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
  • New SOC estimation method under multi-temperature conditions based on
           parametric-estimation OCV
    • Abstract: Abstract A new state of charge (SOC) estimation method under multi-temperature conditions is presented. The model parameters and SOC value of a lithium-ion battery cell are calculated based on the parametric-estimation open circuit voltage (OCV). The main efforts of this study are as follows. First, the OCV value is obtained based on an equivalent circuit model. Second, the model parameters and states are estimated using an adaptive joint extended Kalman filter. Third, the parametric OCV mapping model (OCVPE–SOC) is put forward to reduce systematic errors. Lastly, the online SOC value is estimated based on the battery model, the model parameters and the OCVPE–SOC mapping model. The noise covariance matrix is updated iteratively using an innovation sequence. The mapping model is established under a dynamic stress test cycle test and the verification results are obtained under the federal urban driving schedule cycle test. The obtained experimental results indicate that the proposed method can effectively reduce the system error and that a more accurate SOC estimation value can be obtained under different temperatures.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
  • Current covariance analysis-based open-circuit fault diagnosis for
           voltage-source-inverter-fed vector-controlled induction motor drives
    • Abstract: Abstract In recent years, a faulty leg is mostly replaced by a healthy leg for current fault-tolerant control of power converters, and its fault diagnosis only needs to confirm the fault leg. For fault-tolerant control, this paper proposed a real-time, robust and accurate diagnosis method for the legs of insulated gate bipolar transistor open-circuit faults in the pulse-width-modulated voltage source inverters for vector-controlled induction motors based on three-phase current. The covariance of three-phase current is used to diagnose and locate faults by analyzing the correlation between them, and its performance is explained specifically under both health condition and fault conditions. The proposed method is simple and no additional current or voltage sensors are required. The fault diagnosis time is about half a current cycle. Experiments are conducted and the obtained results demonstrate the effectiveness and merit of the proposed method.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
  • Predictive control with optimal vector sequence for permanent magnet
           synchronous motors
    • Abstract: Abstract Conventional model predictive control aims to minimize ripples of the torque, stator flux and current at the end instant of each control period. However, the trajectories of the torque and flux during the entire control period are changed when multiple voltage vectors are applied in different sequences in each period. This indicates that the ripples of the torque and stator flux are influenced by different vector sequences (i.e., the sequence multiple vectors applied in). For that issue, this paper analyzes the RMS values of the stator flux vector ripple when three basic vectors are applied in different five-segment sequences, and proposes a predictive control with optimal vector sequence method. Based on this analysis, the available vector sequences that reduce the stator flux vector ripple are screened out. Moreover, a cost function is constructed to select the optimal vector sequence by evaluating the stator flux ripple during the entire control period and the tracking error of the stator flux vector at the end instant of each control period. Finally, simulation and experimental results verify the effectiveness of the proposed method.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
  • Coordinated control of series compensation link and bus interface
           converter in the AC–DC hybrid microgrid
    • Abstract: Abstract To improve the fault ride-through capability and power quality of a hybrid microgrid (HMG), a series compensation link (SCL) is inserted between an AC–DC HMG and a utility grid, which forms a new HMG topology. Correspondingly, a decoupling coordinated control strategy for the SCL and a bidirectional AC–DC interlinking converter (BIC) is proposed based on a small signal model of the entire system and the principle of voltage regulation. The interferences between the SCL and the BIC due to the coupling of control factors are eliminated by the series and parallel decoupling methods that adopt additional current closed-loop control and output voltage feedforward control, respectively. The proposed HMG topology and strategy can ensure the realization of the predesigned functions of dual converters and avoid frequent switching between the grid-tied mode and the island mode, which improves the fault ride-through capability and power quality. Finally, the effectiveness of the proposed approach is verified by simulations and experiments.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
  • Analysis of distortions in switch drives and currents related to balance
           strategy with sort method in MMC systems
    • Abstract: Abstract The traditional balance strategy with a sort method has some disadvantages and can cause different types of deteriorations in an MMC system, including an increase in the switching frequency and distortions in the currents. However, quantitative analyses for these deteriorations are neglected during the design of the balance strategy, which decreases the effect of the strategy. This paper first develops accurate descriptions for an MMC system and the structure of its balance strategy. Based on these descriptions, the root cause and quantitative degree of the switching frequency increase are both determined for the first time. A quantitative analysis for the degree of the current distortion is obtained as well. Based on the above analysis, a state switcher and balancing-time calculator are proposed and introduced into the balance strategy, which effectively decrease the magnitudes of these deteriorations. The deteriorations caused by the traditional balance strategy and efficiency of the improved balance strategy are finally demonstrated via experimental results.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
  • Critical analysis of random frequency inverted sine carrier PWM
           fortification for half-controlled bipolar three-phase inverters
    • Abstract: Abstract The inverted sine carrier-based pulse width modulation scheme has been acknowledged for fundamental fortification in DC–AC conversion. This paper suggests a randomized inverted sine carrier for the half-controlled PWM switching strategy of a three-phase voltage source inverter to enhance its ability to spread harmonic power. A detailed study of the proposed modulation technique is presented through MATLAB-Simulink, and switching pulses are generated in the ModelSim digital environment. Harmonic analyses and assessments of different performance measures such as power spectrum density, harmonic spread factor, total harmonic distortion and dominating harmonic orders for various modulation indices have been carried out. Simulation and experimental results show that the proposed PWM method can spread harmonic power in output voltage better than the conventional SPWM or SVPWM. For real-time digital implementation, the gating signals are generated using a field-programmable gate array Spartan XC3S500E − 320F device.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
  • Behavioral switching model for current-fed Cockcroft–Walton voltage
    • Abstract: Abstract After about 80 years of introducing the Cockcroft–Walton (CW) circuit, it is still widely used because of its advantages, such as simplicity and high step-up gain. Several studies focused on the performance and design optimization of the circuit, but a dynamic model of the circuit remains to be established. This study analyzed the operation principles of an n-stage current-fed Cockcroft–Walton (CF-CWVM) during transient and steady-state operations. Then, an approach was derived to achieve a mathematical model for CF-CWVM with an arbitrary number of stages. A mathematical model for one- and two-stage CF-CWVM was developed, and its results were compared with simulation results. The theoretical model and simulations were validated by providing a prototype of CF-CWVM and comparing the results with the model outputs.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
  • Modulation signal analysis and parameter selection for modular multi-level
           converters with harmonic injection method
    • Abstract: Abstract The harmonic injection method is widely used in modular multilevel converters (MMCs) to suppress the significant amplitude of the submodule (SM) capacitor voltage fluctuation under low-frequency operation. A method is required to inject high-frequency common-mode voltages and circulating currents, which both occupy modulation space and are prone to over-modulation. This paper focuses on the modulation signal required for circulating current injection, which has been neglected in previous studies. In addition, this paper redefines the amplitude references of the injected harmonics to reserve modulation space for the injected circulating current. By analyzing the characteristics of an MMC system with the harmonic injection method, the relationship between the modulation signal for the circulating current and other variables (such as the output modulation index, output frequency and injection frequency) is obtained. Using the obtained relationship, a strategy for selecting the amplitude and frequency of the injected harmonics is presented to avoid over-modulation under variable conditions while suppress the SM capacitor voltage fluctuation. The theoretical analysis, the proposed injection method and its parameter selection strategy are verified by experimental results.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
  • Parameters optimization design for LCL-type STATCOMs under complex power
    • Abstract: Abstract LCL filter parameters and control parameters are interdependent and inter-restricted. They can all affect the stability of a static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) under the effects of a complex power grid such as harmonic grid voltage and grid impedance variation. An advanced parameters optimization method integrated with LCL filter and control strategy is proposed. At first, the ABC-Pareto algorithm (Pareto multi-objective optimization of an artificial bee colony algorithm) is used to reasonably choose the LCL filter parameters. Under the premise of using capacitor current feedback active damping control and grid voltage feedforward control, the mathematical models of the STATCOM are derived. The constraints of control performances on the control parameters are obtained. According to these constraints, it is possible to construct a satisfactory 3D space. The control parameters can be chosen reasonably by finding the optimized space when the power grid is changed. Simulation and experimental results show the effectiveness and superiority of the proposed method.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
  • DC–DC converter implementation with wide output voltage operation
    • Abstract: Abstract A direct current (DC) to DC converter with soft switching and high efficiency is developed for industry power units with a wide range of output voltage applications. A series resonant converter is the main circuit on the primary side to accomplish the soft switching characteristics for the active devices and rectifier diodes without switching loss or reverse recovery current loss. To overcome the drawback of the limited operation input or output voltage range in conventional LLC converters, a hybrid resonant converter including a half-bridge circuit and a full-bridge circuit with auxiliary windings is developed to achieve 8:1 (Vo,max = 8Vo,min) output voltage characteristics for a wide range of output voltage applications. To achieve this function, two AC power switches are used in the developed circuit. Since a single-stage hybrid resonant converter is presented instead of a two-stage converter to realize wide voltage range operation, the developed circuit has better efficiency when compared to conventional LLC converters and two-stage DC–DC converters. To confirm the circuit analysis and effectiveness, a prototype with a 400 W rated power was built and tested.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
  • Quasi-resonant flyback PSR converter with adaptive frequency control
    • Abstract: Abstract In this paper, a quasi-resonant (QR) flyback primary-side regulation (PSR) converter with adaptive frequency control is proposed. The converter adopts the PSR scheme to detect load information through the auxiliary winding. The converter employs the QR control scheme to switch in the valley mode either in CV or CC operation, which greatly reduces the switching loss. In addition, according to the load condition, the converter adaptively reduces the switching frequency and realize valley switching, which achieves better light-load efficiency in the CV mode. The proposed QR converter was implemented using the HHGRACE 0.35 μm BCD process and verified in a 5 V/1A circuit prototype. Experimental results show that the light-load power efficiency of the proposed converter is improved by up to 4.0% when compared to the conventional QR controller. In addition, the valley switching is realized under different load conditions, which improves the system efficiency in the entire range of output load.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
  • Modulating functions of space vector PWM for five-leg inverter fed two
           single-phase induction motors
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper proposes modulating functions of a space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) technique based on modified sectors for a five-leg voltage source inverter (VSI) fed dual single-phase induction motor system. The modified sectors are used to simplify the modulating functions in a general form. The modulating functions are fully derived, described and implemented on a DS1104 dSPACE controller. The obtained SVPWM signals are applied to a five-leg VSI for driving the two single-phase induction motors to demonstrate its feasibility in motor drive applications. The calculated and measured modulating signal waveforms of the proposed SVPWM are in good agreement. Experimental waveforms of the motor voltages and currents at different operating frequencies are demonstrated and found to be satisfactory.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
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