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

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