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A design of a future 10 kW converter
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This master thesis aim to design and evaluate a high power 3-phase DC/AC and AC/AC converter. The purpose is to use it for an electric motor in an aircraft possibly driving electric actuators, a propeller in an UAV or a small vehicle. Factors such as power loss and weight are of importance and will be estimated using known models supplied by various manufacturers of components. Different topologies of semiconductors suitable for this purpose are examined and presented. Extensive resources have been put to properly select the most suitable switching device according to their power loss and weight.

The need for filters and protective circuits will be estimated according to regulations of common military avionic standards and will be included in the resulting estimation along with simulations to evaluate their need and importance. Snubber circuits will be presented and their specific ability to reduce voltage transients and switching losses will be examined along with some simulations to illustrate their performance. In the final part an estimation of efficiency and weight of higher and lower power models of the same inverter has been made using the same procedure as presented in this paper. Engineering rules have been formed from these estimations to simply be able to calculate the proportions of a future converter of arbitrary rated power.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för systemteknik , 2008. , 93 p.
Keyword [en]
Converter design, Power electronics, Snubber circuits, filter, IGBT
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-11438ISRN: LiTH-ISY-EX--08/4093--SEOAI: diva2:17851
2008-03-18, Nollstället, B-huset, Universitetet, Linköping, 10:15 (English)
Available from: 2008-04-07 Created: 2008-04-07Bibliographically approved

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