This paper presents a new method to measure the phase dependent impedance from an experimental set up. Though most of power electronics based system is gradually migrating to IGBT based voltage source converter due to their controllability, the rectifier composed of diode or thyristor components are still widely used in AC-DC applications because of their cost effectiveness and reliability. However, these topologies generate harmonic problems in their network due to their switching instant variation caused by the frequency and phase of grid voltage. Hence, a lot of solutions have been proposed to provide an optimized solution for better power quality. However, the phase dependent impedance, which is driven by both switching instant variation and frequency coupling between ac and dc network, has not been treated in the design of passive filter or harmonic compensator design for power electronics application. It is found that the phase dependent impedance shows different properties with the impedance profiles, which have been proposed in the research. This paper explains a method to measure the phase dependent impedance profile from an experimental set up. Furthermore, the results are compared with results from time-domain simulations and results from an analytical model developed in the Harmonic State-Space (HSS).
Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Ieee Industrial Electronics Society, 2016, p. 7034-7039