Cascaded multilevel control of DSTATCOM using multiband hysteresis modulation

Ghosh, Arindam, Joshi, Avinash, & Gupta, Rajesh (2006) Cascaded multilevel control of DSTATCOM using multiband hysteresis modulation. In IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2006, 18-22 June 2006, Montreal, Canada.


In this paper a cascaded H-bridge inverter topology is used in a distribution static compensator (DSTATCOM). A new multiband hysteresis algorithm is used to control the switches of the cascaded H-bridges leading to multilevel output of the inverter. The algorithm requires hierarchal switching of each H-bridge. Sequential change in the hierarchy facilitates equal charging and discharging of each capacitor. This leads to self-balancing of voltage across the capacitors. The multiband hysteresis algorithm is robust even under unequal capacitor voltages due to the dissimilarity in the H-bridge and capacitor units. The use of a resonant controller provides good tracking of the fundamental component of reference current. Discrete sampling of the switching function limits the switching frequency of the semiconductor devices. A 7-level cascaded inverter topology is considered for shunt compensation of an 11-kV distribution system. The results are validated through PSCAD/EMTDC simulation software.

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ID Code: 9330
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Cascaded topology, DSTATCOM, multiband, multilevel bridge circuits, cascade control, compensation, power capacitors, power distribution control, static VAr compensators
ISBN: 1424404932
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 IEEE
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Deposited On: 04 Sep 2007 00:00
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