Asymmetric Cascaded Multilevel Inverter with Unequal Dc Sources using SPWM and MSVPWM Topologies

Mustafa S. Alkhazragi, Nabil K. AL-Shamaa


This paper introduces the modeling design and simulation of seven and thirteen levels cascaded asymmetric multilevel inverter (MLI) with reduced number of switches.  MLI is the most efficient energy converters which are essentially appropriated for high power applications with decrease total harmonics distortion (THD). MLI doesn't only get high power in the output but it is also utilized in renewable energy resources such as fuel cells, wind and photovoltaic cells. This paper principally focuses on a hybrid cascaded MLI with two and three unequal dc supplies which decreases the number of semiconductor power switches. Sinusoidal PWM (SPWM) and modified space vector PWM (MSVPWM) techniques are used to improve an ac output with reduced THD. The gating pulses for seven and thirteen level hybrid cascaded converter using SPWM and MSVPWM techniques are introduced. The results of these proposed modulation strategies reduce the percentage magnitude of THD. The performance of the proposed SPWM and MSVPWM topologies are verified using seven and thirteen levels cascaded asymmetric MLI via simulink/matlab.

Keywords: Sinusoidal Pulse Width Modulation (SPWM), Modified Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (MSVPWM), Multilevel Inverter (MLI), Total Harmonics Distortion (THD)


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