A Dual-Active-Bridge-Based Single-Phase AC to DC Power Electronic Transformer With Advanced Features

Citation data:

IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, ISSN: 0885-8993, Vol: 33, Issue: 1, Page: 313-331

Publication Year:
2018
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DOI:
10.1109/tpel.2017.2669148
Author(s):
Rohit Baranwal; Gysler F. Castelino; Kartik Iyer; Kaushik Basu; Ned Mohan
Publisher(s):
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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Engineering
article description
Power electronic transformers (PETs) offer the advantage of size and weight reduction compared to line-frequency transformers by operating at much higher frequencies than line frequency. In this paper, a push-pull-based ac/dc PET has been proposed and analyzed. The PET offers bidirectional power flow between single-phase ac and dc, using the dual-active bridge principle. Such a system may find applications in interfacing plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles to the grid. The proposed PET offers advantages of open-loop unity power factor operation, soft switching of secondary-side converter power switches for all operating points, high power density owing to use of a high-frequency transformer, and high utilization factor (UF), compared to previous work. Analysis has been done for power transfer, UF, and soft switching. Simulation and experimental results have been provided to demonstrate the operation of the PET.