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Title: Decentralized oscillator-based converter control

Abstract

A device includes a control unit that includes an oscillator circuit. The control unit is configured to generate, based on the oscillator circuit, at least one switching signal. The device also includes a direct current (DC)-to-DC conversion circuit comprising at least one electronic switch that is operatively coupled to the control unit. The DC-to-DC conversion circuit is configured to convert, based on the at least one switching signal, a DC input voltage to a DC output voltage, and the control unit is further configured to input, to the oscillator circuit, a current signal that is generated based on a measured output current of the DC-to-DC conversion circuit.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568558
Patent Number(s):
10340801
Application Number:
15/973,161
Assignee:
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO); Regents of the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN); ETH Zurich (Zurich, CH)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G05 - CONTROLLING G05F - SYSTEMS FOR REGULATING ELECTRIC OR MAGNETIC VARIABLES
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02M - APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 05/07/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Citation Formats

Johnson, Brian Benjamin, Rodriguez, Jr., Miguel, Sinha, Mohit, Dhople, Sairaj Vijaykumar, and Dörfler, Florian Anton. Decentralized oscillator-based converter control. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Johnson, Brian Benjamin, Rodriguez, Jr., Miguel, Sinha, Mohit, Dhople, Sairaj Vijaykumar, & Dörfler, Florian Anton. Decentralized oscillator-based converter control. United States.
Johnson, Brian Benjamin, Rodriguez, Jr., Miguel, Sinha, Mohit, Dhople, Sairaj Vijaykumar, and Dörfler, Florian Anton. Tue . "Decentralized oscillator-based converter control". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568558.
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abstractNote = {A device includes a control unit that includes an oscillator circuit. The control unit is configured to generate, based on the oscillator circuit, at least one switching signal. The device also includes a direct current (DC)-to-DC conversion circuit comprising at least one electronic switch that is operatively coupled to the control unit. The DC-to-DC conversion circuit is configured to convert, based on the at least one switching signal, a DC input voltage to a DC output voltage, and the control unit is further configured to input, to the oscillator circuit, a current signal that is generated based on a measured output current of the DC-to-DC conversion circuit.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {7}
}

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