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Modulation and control of power converters in solid-state transformers

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posted on 28.03.2022, 02:01 authored by Yuba Raj Kafle
Due to the increased penetration of distributed generation, the existing power-distribution network needs to be transformed. so, there is a strong desire to have intelligent solid-state transformers (SST)wich is essential component in future grid called Internet of Energy (IoE) to enhance power quality, have light weight, provide fault isolation and offer additional features such as voltage regulation, VAR compensation, voltage-sag compensation, renewable energy sources and energy storage integration, bidirectional power and communication flow capability. The SST is regarded as a revolutionary technology in power-distribution systems. However,the involvement of different stages (AC-DC, DC-DC, DC-AC) of an SST makes the topology selection, hardware design, modulation techniques and controller design to become more challenging. This dissertation mainly focuses on a comprehensive study of the DC-DC and DC-AC stages of a three-stage SST configuration to address the abovementioned research challenges.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction and motivation -- Chapter 2. An overview of the Internet of Energy and solid-state transformer -- Chapter 3. Impedance-source-based unidirectional DC-DC converters in solid-state transformers -- Chapter 4. Impedance-source-based bidirectional DC-DC converter -- Chapter 5. Control of dual-active-bridge based cascaded single-phase inverters -- Chapter 6. Power ripple control of SST -- Chapter 7. Conclusion and future work --Appendices -- Bibliography.


Bibliography: pages 134-142 Empirical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis PhD


PhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering

Department, Centre or School

School of Engineering

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Graham Town

Additional Supervisor 1

Jahangir Hossain


Copyright Yuba Raj Kafle 2018. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright




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mq:71498 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1274985