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[4, 2012] 

Journal of Electrical Engineering, Vol 63, 4 (2012) 261-265; DOI: 10.2478/v10187-012-0036-4

COMPARISON OF MULTIPLE CARRIER DISPOSITION PWM TECHNIQUES APPLIED FOR MULTI-LEVEL SHUNT ACTIVE FILTER

Sebasthi Rani Kathalingam – Porkumaran Karantharaj

   This work presents the simulation of a shunt active filter using seven-level cascaded inverter. The ultimate objective is to bring out the influence of multiple carrier level shifted PWM techniques on the performance of a shunt active filter. Classical disposition PWM techniques such as PD, POD and APOD have been used to generate the gating signals for the inverter active switches. A comparison is presented to substantiate the effect of these techniques in filtering. The comparison is made from the perspective of reduction in THD of source currents after filtering. For compensation current extraction synchronous detection method has been used. The harmonic reduction is achieved in source currents as well as source voltages.

Keywords: power quality, point of common coupling (PCC), detection method (SDM), multi-level inverter, total harmonic distortion (THD)


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