Investigation of direct matrix converter working as a versatile converter (AC/AC, AC/DC, DC/AC, DC/DC conversion) with predictive control

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Conference Proceeding
Proceedings IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2017, 2017-January pp. 4644 - 4649
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© 2017 IEEE. The three-phase direct matrix converter has been researched exclusively as a direct AC/AC converter, being a competitive alternative to the conventional AC/DC/AC converter. Other possibilities of the matrix converter such as AC/DC, DC/AC and DC/DC conversion still remain unexplored. This paper firstly explores these possibilities and puts forward a concept of the versatile converter. With one matrix converter, different conversion purposes can be accomplished as required. The matrix converter based conversion has some advantages compared with other converters. Model predictive control (MPC) is applied in this work to control the matrix converter to perform the required conversion goals. A generalized model is obtained for all types of conversion in this work. With MPC, different objectives and constraints can be easily included in the control scheme. In addition, the observers are used to reduce the number of voltage and current sensors. Simulation results verify the effectiveness and feasibility of AC/DC, DC/AC and DC/DC conversion with the matrix converter.
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