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Title: Systems and methods for synchronizing converter modules

Abstract

Various examples are directed to a converter system comprising first and second series-connected converter modules and a synchronization circuit. The synchronization circuit may modulate a reference signal onto a carrier signal to generate a synchronization current signal and the synchronization current signal to an output current of the converter system to generate an aggregated output current. A first converter module may receive the aggregated output current from a first current sensor and generate a first reproduced synchronization signal at least in part from the aggregated output current. A first switch control signal for switching at least one switch at the first converter may be generated based at least in part on the first reproduced synchronization signal.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sinewatts, Inc., Charlotte, NC (United States); Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576457
Patent Number(s):
10,439,513
Application Number:
15/528,127
Assignee:
Sinewatts, Inc. (Charlotte, NC); The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0006692; EE0006859
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Dec 18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Cox, Robert Williams, and Evans, Daniel Wade. Systems and methods for synchronizing converter modules. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Cox, Robert Williams, & Evans, Daniel Wade. Systems and methods for synchronizing converter modules. United States.
Cox, Robert Williams, and Evans, Daniel Wade. Tue . "Systems and methods for synchronizing converter modules". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576457.
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title = {Systems and methods for synchronizing converter modules},
author = {Cox, Robert Williams and Evans, Daniel Wade},
abstractNote = {Various examples are directed to a converter system comprising first and second series-connected converter modules and a synchronization circuit. The synchronization circuit may modulate a reference signal onto a carrier signal to generate a synchronization current signal and the synchronization current signal to an output current of the converter system to generate an aggregated output current. A first converter module may receive the aggregated output current from a first current sensor and generate a first reproduced synchronization signal at least in part from the aggregated output current. A first switch control signal for switching at least one switch at the first converter may be generated based at least in part on the first reproduced synchronization signal.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {10}
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