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

A high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission system includes an alternating current (AC) electrical source and a power converter channel that includes an AC-DC converter electrically coupled to the electrical source and a DC-AC inverter electrically coupled to the AC-DC converter. The AC-DC converter and the DC-AC inverter each include a plurality of legs that includes at least one switching device. The power converter channel further includes a commutating circuit communicatively coupled to one or more switching devices. The commutating circuit is configured to "switch on" one of the switching devices during a first portion of a cycle of the H-bridge switching circuits and "switch off" the switching device during a second portion of the cycle of the first and second H-bridge switching circuits.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1377824
Assignee:
General Electric Company ARPA-E
Patent Number(s):
9,748,857
Application Number:
14/824,657
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

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