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Title: Impute DC link (IDCL) cell based power converters and control thereof

Abstract

Power flow controllers based on Imputed DC Link (IDCL) cells are provided. The IDCL cell is a self-contained power electronic building block (PEBB). The IDCL cell may be stacked in series and parallel to achieve power flow control at higher voltage and current levels. Each IDCL cell may comprise a gate drive, a voltage sharing module, and a thermal management component in order to facilitate easy integration of the cell into a variety of applications. By providing direct AC conversion, the IDCL cell based AC/AC converters reduce device count, eliminate the use of electrolytic capacitors that have life and reliability issues, and improve system efficiency compared with similarly rated back-to-back inverter system.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Atlanta, GA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1248814
Patent Number(s):
9,325,171
Application Number:
13/757,731
Assignee:
GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Atlanta, GA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000108
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Feb 01
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Divan, Deepakraj M., Prasai, Anish, Hernendez, Jorge, Moghe, Rohit, Iyer, Amrit, and Kandula, Rajendra Prasad. Impute DC link (IDCL) cell based power converters and control thereof. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Divan, Deepakraj M., Prasai, Anish, Hernendez, Jorge, Moghe, Rohit, Iyer, Amrit, & Kandula, Rajendra Prasad. Impute DC link (IDCL) cell based power converters and control thereof. United States.
Divan, Deepakraj M., Prasai, Anish, Hernendez, Jorge, Moghe, Rohit, Iyer, Amrit, and Kandula, Rajendra Prasad. Tue . "Impute DC link (IDCL) cell based power converters and control thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1248814.
@article{osti_1248814,
title = {Impute DC link (IDCL) cell based power converters and control thereof},
author = {Divan, Deepakraj M. and Prasai, Anish and Hernendez, Jorge and Moghe, Rohit and Iyer, Amrit and Kandula, Rajendra Prasad},
abstractNote = {Power flow controllers based on Imputed DC Link (IDCL) cells are provided. The IDCL cell is a self-contained power electronic building block (PEBB). The IDCL cell may be stacked in series and parallel to achieve power flow control at higher voltage and current levels. Each IDCL cell may comprise a gate drive, a voltage sharing module, and a thermal management component in order to facilitate easy integration of the cell into a variety of applications. By providing direct AC conversion, the IDCL cell based AC/AC converters reduce device count, eliminate the use of electrolytic capacitors that have life and reliability issues, and improve system efficiency compared with similarly rated back-to-back inverter system.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {4}
}

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