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Title:Local control of multiple module converters with ratings-based load sharing
Author(s):Shenoy, Pradeep
Advisor(s):Krein, Philip T.
Department / Program:Electrical & Computer Eng
Discipline:Electrical & Computer Engr
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):dc-dc converters
multiple module converters
load sharing
local control
ratings-based load sharing
current sharing
distributed systems
multi-agent systems
Input-series output-parallel (ISOP)
push-pull converter
Abstract:Multiple module dc-dc converters show promise in meeting the increasing demands on ef- ficiency and performance of energy conversion systems. In order to increase reliability, maintainability, and expandability, a modular approach in converter design is often desired. This thesis proposes local control of multiple module converters as an alternative to using a central controller or master controller. A power ratings-based load sharing scheme that allows for uniform and non-uniform sharing is introduced. Focus is given to an input series, output parallel (ISOP) configuration and modules with a push-pull topology. Sensorless current mode (SCM) control is digitally implemented on separate controllers for each of the modules. The benefits of interleaving the switching signals of the distributed modules is presented. Simulation and experimental results demonstrate stable, ratings-based sharing in an ISOP converter with a high conversion ratio for both uniform and non-uniform load sharing cases.
Issue Date:2010-06-22
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/16489
Rights Information:Copyright 2010 Pradeep Shenoy
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-06-22
Date Deposited:May 2010


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