Keywords

Multi-port converters, solar power, dynamic modeling, feedback control

Abstract

This paper describes the results of research into multi-port converter design and control, specifically a pair of three-port topologies based on the half-bridge and full-bridge topologies. These converters are capable of simultaneous and independent regulation of two out of their three ports, while the third port provides the power balance in the system. A dynamic model was developed for each topology to aid in testing and for designing the control loops. The models were then used to design the control structures, and the results were tested in Simulink. In addition, a basic outline of a system level architecture to control multiple converters working in parallel is presented. To improve the reliability of this system, output current sharing controls were also developed. Finally, one of the topologies is analyzed in detail in order to obtain a set of design equations that can be used to improve the efficiency, weight, and cost of the converter for a specific application.

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Graduation Date

2007

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Batarseh, Issa

Degree

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.)

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Department

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Degree Program

Electrical Engineering

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0001921

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0001921

Language

English

Release Date

December 2007

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Restricted to the UCF community until December 2007; it will then be open access.

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