Technical Lecture Session
Grid-tied application, hybrid multi-level converter, space vector modulation
In this paper, a fast space-vector modulation (SVM) scheme is proposed for a hybrid 7-level (7-L) converter, i.e., cascaded T-type converter and H-bridge converters, for grid-tied applications. Using oblique coordinate reference, the proposed SVM can quickly locate the switching triangle enclosing the reference vector in the 7-L space vector diagram. Then all available switching sequences and vector duty cycles are acquired by straightforward calculation without using any look-up tables, which significantly reduces the computational cost. The floating capacitor voltages are also stabilized by using the proposed SVM. Experimental studies on a scale-down prototype are presented in this work to validate the effectiveness of the proposed scheme.