1 The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN2 Department of Energy Technology, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN3 Power Electronic Systems, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN4 Ajou University
This study proposes a space vector modulation (SVM) strategy to balance the neutral-point voltage of three-level inverter systems. The proposed method is implemented by combining conventional symmetric SVM with nearest three-vector (NTV) modulation. The conventional SVM is converted to NTV modulation by properly adding or subtracting a minimum gate-on time. In addition, using this method, the switching frequency is reduced and a decrease of switching loss would be yielded. The neutral-point voltage is balanced by the proposed SVM strategy without additional hardware or complex calculations. Simulation and experimental results are shown to verify the validity and feasibility of the proposed SVM strategy.
I E T Power Electronics, 2013, Vol 6, Issue 7, p. 1390-1398