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Title: Method and system for a gas tube switch-based voltage source high voltage direct current transmission system

A voltage source converter based high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission system includes a voltage source converter (VSC)-based power converter channel. The VSC-based power converter channel includes an AC-DC converter and a DC-AC inverter electrically coupled to the AC-DC converter. The AC-DC converter and a DC-AC inverter include at least one gas tube switching device coupled in electrical anti-parallel with a respective gas tube diode. The VSC-based power converter channel includes a commutating circuit communicatively coupled to one or more of the at least one gas tube switching devices. The commutating circuit is configured to "switch on" a respective one of the one or more gas tube switching devices during a first portion of an operational cycle and "switch off" the respective one of the one or more gas tube switching devices during a second portion of the operational cycle.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1335656
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY) ARPA-E
Patent Number(s):
9,520,801
Application Number:
14/824,752
Contract Number:
AR0000298
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Aug 12
Research Org:
General Electric Company, Niskayuna, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Other works cited in this record:

The Gamitron - A High Power Crossed-Field Switch Tube for HVDC Interruption
journal, March 1974
  • Lutz, Michael A.; Hofmann, Gunter A.
  • IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 2, Issue 1, p. 11-24
  • DOI: 10.1109/TPS.1974.4316800

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