A multi-level virtual conductor as a backbone of a DC power routing system

Husam A. Ramadan, Yasutaka Imamura, Konosuke Kawachi, Sihun Yang, Masahito Shoyama

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Abstract

A new control approach for bidirectional DC-DC (BDC) converter is proposed in this paper. This approach aims at controlling a BDC in such a way that makes it behaves like a multi-level virtual conductor. As a matter of fact, the voltage difference between the terminals of any conductor is zero volts. Conversely, the main target of the proposed control approach is to keep the voltage difference between the converter terminals constant at certain value. In other words, the proposed control approach permits the DC-DC converter to transfer the power between two nodes at different voltage levels. In this way, the converter performs like a conductor but unlike the normal conductor, it has voltage deference between its terminals. Thus, the authors call it virtual conductor. This virtual conductor is considered a base to a power routing in dc networks; since it has the ability of transferring the electric power between nodes at different voltage levels. Furthermore, it allows an easy plug-and-play feature. The proposed BDC system configuration has been investigated analytically, using simulation, and experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Hiroshima - ECCE Asia 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages863-867
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479927050
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event7th International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Hiroshima - ECCE Asia 2014 - Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: May 18 2014May 21 2014

Publication series

Name2014 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Hiroshima - ECCE Asia 2014

Other

Other7th International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Hiroshima - ECCE Asia 2014
CountryJapan
CityHiroshima
Period5/18/145/21/14

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ramadan, H. A., Imamura, Y., Kawachi, K., Yang, S., & Shoyama, M. (2014). A multi-level virtual conductor as a backbone of a DC power routing system. In 2014 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Hiroshima - ECCE Asia 2014 (pp. 863-867). [6869689] (2014 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Hiroshima - ECCE Asia 2014). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IPEC.2014.6869689