International Advanced Research Journal in             Science, Engineering and Technology

A monthly peer-reviewed Online and Print journal

ISSN Online 2393-8021
ISSN Print 2394-1588

Since  2014

Abstract: Matrix converter is emerging to be an alternative topology for power converters, drive by persistent cost reduction of silicon devices and the development of reverse blocking IGBTs. One of the major obstacles towards commercial acceptance of this topology has been the commutation of the bi directional switches. A detailed study has been made here to understand the limitations and possible improvement of the existing current commutation techniques in this paper. A universal and synchronous commutation scheme for all the IGBTs is advised so that commutation can smoothly take place as and when required within the minimum possible time depending on the switching time of the IGBT used. The different aspects of this commutation are verified through MATLB simulink. Possibility of step less current commutation is explored.

Keywords: matrix converter, commutation, voltage commutation, current commutation, single step, step less commutation, commutation.

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2021.81116

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