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Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems, Transportation and Industrial Applications by Kamal Al-Haddad, Mariusz Malinowski, Haitham Abu-Rub

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Chapter 15Multiphase Matrix Converter Topologies and Control

SK. Moin Ahmed1,2, Haitham Abu-Rub1 and Atif Iqbal3,4

1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar

2Department of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

3Department of Electrical Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

4Department of Electrical Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

15.1 Introduction

Power electronic converters are currently employed in numerous industrial and household applications such as motor drives and power system operation and control (FACTS (flexible AC transmission systems), HVDC (high-voltage DC), static var compensation, power quality improvement, active filtering, the linking of two different frequency power systems such as 50 Hz and 60 Hz, etc.). The main function of a power electronic converter is to convert uncontrolled power to controlled power. Broadly classified power electronic converters are AC/DC, DC/AC, DC/DC, and AC/AC. The classical approach to AC/AC conversion is the use of thyristor devices called cycloconverters. The major shortcoming of such topology is its limited range of output frequency (only one-fourth of the input frequency value). Another topology is based on bidirectional power switches that are arranged in the form of array or matrix called matrix converters [1–3]. Matrix converters transform uncontrolled AC (fixed voltage amplitude, fixed frequency) into ...

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