This thesis presents various techniques to achieve ultra-high-efficiency for Cascaded-Buck-Boost converter. A rigorous loss model with component non linearity is developed and validated experimentally. An adaptive-switching-frequency control is discussed to optimize weighted efficiency. Some soft-switching techniques are discussed. A low-profile planar-nanocrystalline inductor is developed and various design aspects of core and copper design are discussed. Finite-element-method is used to examine and visualize the inductor design. By implementing the above, a peak efficiency of over 99.2 % is achieved with a power density of 6 kW/L and a maximum profile height of 7 mm is reported. This converter finds many applications because of its versatility: allowing bidirectional power flow and the ability to step-up or step-down voltages in either direction.
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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Ashok Pise, Anirudh, "Ultra-Efficient Cascaded Buck-Boost Converter" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 6064.