Journal article Open Access

Implementation and Comparison between Two Algorithms of Three-Level Neutral Point Clamped Voltage Source Inverter

K. Benamrane; T. Abdelkrim; T. Benslimane; Aeh. Benkhelifa; B. Bezza

This paper presents a comparison between two Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) algorithms applied to a three-level Neutral Point Clamped (NPC) Voltage Source Inverter (VSI). The first algorithm applied is the triangular-sinusoidal strategy; the second is the Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM) strategy. In the first part, we present a topology of three-level NCP VSI. After that, we develop the two PWM strategies to control this converter. At the end the experimental results are presented.

Files (177.8 kB)
Name Size
177.8 kB Download
  • A. Nabae, I. Takahashi, and H. Akagi, "A new neural-point-clamped PWM inverter," IEEE Trans Ind. Appl., vol. IA-17, no. 5, pp. 518-523, Oct. 1981.
  • F. Bouchafaa, E.M. Berkouk, M.S. Boucherit, "Modelling and control of a power electronic cascade for the multi DC bus supply" ,The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Vol. 27 No. 5, 2008.
  • Haibing Hu, Wenxi Yao, and Zhengyu Lu, "Design and Implementation of Three-Level Space Vector PWM IP Core for FPGAs," In. IEEE transactions on power electronics, Vol. 22, No. 6, november 2007
  • N. Celanovic, D. Boroyevich, "A Comprehensive Study of Neutral-Point Voltage Balancing Problem in Three-Level Neutral-Point-Clamped Voltage Source PWM Inverters," In IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 242-250, 2000.
  • P.M. Bhagwat and V.R. Stefanovic, "Generalized Structure of A Multilevel Inverter", IEEE Trans. on I.A., Vol. IA-19, n.6, 1983, pp. 1057-1069.
  • S. K. Mondal, B. K. Bose, and V. Oleschuk, "Space vector pulse width modulation of three-level inverter extending operation into over modulation region," IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 18, no. 2, pp.604-611, Mar. 2003.
  • S.K. Mondal, J.O.P Pinto, B.K. Bose, "A Neural-Network-Based Space Vector PWM Controller for a Three-Level Voltage-Fed Inverter Induction Motor Drive", IEEE Trans. on I.A., Vol. 38, no. 3, May/June 2002, pp.660-669.
  • S.R.Bowes, T Davis, Novel approach to the analysis of modulation processes in power convertors, IEE Proc, Vol 122,N┬░5,May 1975.
All versions This version
Views 00
Downloads 00
Data volume 0 Bytes0 Bytes
Unique views 00
Unique downloads 00


Cite as