Title: Real-time performance evaluation of two-quadrant z-source DC-DC converter for DC drive

Authors: H. Prasad

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, Sandip Institute of Engineering and Management, Nashik, Maharashtra, India

Abstract: This paper contributes to real-time performance evaluation of two-quadrant z-source DC-DC converter drive for industrial application. Regulating the switching duty ratio of the converter produces the desired output voltage level. Z-source DC-DC converter has additional qualities over a traditional buck-boost converter such as higher boost factor at low switching duty ratio, more reliable, inherent short circuit protection and impedance network that behaves as a second-order filter. Z-source converter-fed separately excited DC-drive model is developed in MATLAB/Simulink and executed in field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based real-time digital simulator (RTDS) at fixed-time step of 10 μs and the constant switching frequency is 5 KHz. The real-time simulation results present the real-time performance of the z-source converter-fed DC-drive system during motoring and regenerative braking mode. Small signal analysis is done using state space averaging approach to design a suitable controller for closed-loop drive system. A laboratory-based low voltage hardware prototype of z-source DC-DC converter system is developed utilising a real-time digital simulator (OP5600) as a rapid control prototype.

Keywords: field programmable gate array; FPGA; real-time digital simulator; RTDS; z-source DC-DC converter; DC motor; switching duty ratio; PI controller; regenerative braking.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPELEC.2021.112985

International Journal of Power Electronics, 2021 Vol.13 No.2, pp.151 - 165

Received: 09 Jan 2018
Accepted: 02 Aug 2018

Published online: 15 Dec 2020 *

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