Harmonic Reduction and Chaotic Operation towards Application of AC/AC Converter with Feedback Control

Alexandros KORDONIS  Takashi HIKIHARA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E97-A   No.3   pp.840-847
Publication Date: 2014/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E97.A.840
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Nonlinear Problems
Keyword: 
AC/AC converter,  nonlinear dynamics,  bifurcation,  chaos,  feedback control,  harmonics,  EMC,  iterative map,  

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Summary: 
AC conversion has a huge variety of applications and so there are many ongoing research topics as in every type of power electronic conversion. New semiconductors allow the increase of the switching frequency fact that brings a whole new prospective improvement in converter's operation. Many other possible nonlinear operation regimes, including period doubling and chaotic oscillations, appear besides the conventional steady state operation. In this work, a nonlinear discrete-time model of an AC/AC buck type converter is proposed. A discrete time iterative map is derived to highlight the sensitive switching dynamics. The model is able to observe fast scale phenomena and short transient effects. It offers more information compared to other methods such as the averaging ones. According to Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) regulations, low wide-band noise is more acceptable than the high narrow-band, therefore the goal of this work is to spread the harmonic noise into a wide frequency spectrum which has lower amplitudes compared to the conventional comb-like spectrum with distinctive amplitudes at switching frequency multiples. Through the numerical and experimental consideration the converter can operate in a chaotic motion and the advantages of the performance improvement are also discussed.