Carrier-Based Modulated Model Predictive Control for Vienna Rectifiers

Junzhong Xu, Fei Gao, Thiago Batista Soeiro, Linglin Chen, Luca Tarisciotti, Houjun Tang, Pavol Bauer

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The implementation of traditional finite-control-set model predictive control (FCS-MPC) with variable switching frequency in voltage source rectifiers (VSRs) can make the system suffer from poor current harmonics performance. In fact, the resulting wide-spread voltage harmonic generated at the AC terminals makes the design of the typical multi-order AC filtering bulky and prone to control instabilities. This paper proposed a fixed frequency carrier-based modulated model predictive control (CB-MMPC) which is able to overcome these issues. This control strategy aims to improve the total harmonic distortion (THD) of the AC current waveform without introducing any additional weight factor in the cost function of the optimization routine, while maintaining the typical performance of fast current dynamic response of the FCS-MPC. Herein, the detailed implementation of the proposed CB-MMPC is given, while considering its application to the current feedback control loop of a three-phase three-level Vienna rectifier. Finally, PLECS based simulation results are used to verify the feasibility and the effectiveness of the proposed control strategy and to benchmark its performance to the classical FCS-MPC strategy and the conventional application of a current closed loop implementing a proportional-integral(PI)-controller.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 22nd European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'20 ECCE Europe)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-9-0758-1536-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-9807-1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventEPE'20 ECCE EUROPE: 22nd European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications - Lyon, France
Duration: 7 Sept 202011 Sept 2020
Conference number: 22nd


ConferenceEPE'20 ECCE EUROPE

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  • MPC (Model-based Predictive Control
  • Modulation strategy
  • Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
  • Voltage Source Converter (VSC)
  • MPC (Model-based Predictive Control)


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