Novel control architecture for programmable electronic AC load to achieve harmonic load profiles

Zhi Geng, Dazhong Gu, Tianqi Hong, Jiaxin Teng, Dariusz Czarkowski

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Abstract

A programmable power electronic load solution is usually needed for comprehensive test of generator and power supplies. An Active Programmable Electronic AC Load (APEL) based on a Voltage Source Inverter (VSI) is introduced to emulate a variety of load characteristics such as resistive, inductive, capacitive and harmonic loads. This paper focuses on the development of a novel control structure to emulate harmonic load behaviors. Resonant control method is presented to track high order harmonic components. Standard harmonic loads such as six-pulse and twelve-pulse diode rectifiers are emulated by configuring the amplitude and phase of programmable dominant odd harmonics. Experimental results have been carried out to validate the effectiveness of the proposed control structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2888-2893
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509053667
DOIs
StatePublished - May 17 2017
Event32nd Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2017 - Tampa, United States
Duration: Mar 26 2017Mar 30 2017

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC

Other

Other32nd Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2017
CountryUnited States
CityTampa
Period3/26/173/30/17

Keywords

  • Active programmable electronic ac load
  • Harmonic load
  • Resonant control
  • Voltage source inverter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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