Global Asymptotic Stability of Modular Multilevel Converters
2014 (English)In: IEEE transactions on industrial electronics (1982. Print), ISSN 0278-0046, E-ISSN 1557-9948, Vol. 61, no 2, 603-612 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Modular multilevel converters require that the controller is designed so that the submodule capacitor voltages are equalized and stable, independent of the loading conditions. Assuming that the individual capacitor-voltage sharing is managed effectively, an open-loop strategy has been designed to ensure that the total amount of energy stored inside the converter always will be controlled. This strategy, using the steady-state solutions of the dynamic equations for controlling the total stored energy in each converter arm, has proven to be effective. The intention of this paper is to explain in a rigorous way the mechanism behind the suggested strategy and to prove that, when this open-loop strategy is used, the system becomes globally asymptotically stable. Experimental verification on a three-phase 10-kVA prototype is presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2014. Vol. 61, no 2, 603-612 p.
Lyapunov stability, modular multilevel converters (M2Cs), open-loop control, prototype
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Research subject SRA - Energy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-129429DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2013.2254100ISI: 000323492000001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84882971184OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-129429DiVA: diva2:652728
QC 201310012013-10-012013-09-302016-02-25Bibliographically approved