Droop control for bi-directional DC-DC converters used in multi-level virtual conductors

Tomohiro Takahashi, Masakazu Miyamoto, Gamal M. Dousoky, Masahito Shoyama

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Abstract

This paper proposes droop control for Multi-Level Virtual Conductor (MLVC). This control method aims at overcoming the problem that circulating current flows when MLVC constitutes a mesh connection. Generally, the voltage difference between the terminals of any conductor is zero volts. However, MLVC can keep the voltage difference between the converter terminals constant at a certain value. In this way, the converter performs like a conductor but, unlike the normal conductor, it has a voltage difference between its terminals. Circulating current flows when MLVC constitutes a mesh configuration. This research proposes an application of a droop control to bi-directional DC-DC converter to overcome such circulating current. The proposed control method is investigated both analytically and experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference, INTELEC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479965823
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 20 2016
Event2015 IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference, INTELEC 2015 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Oct 18 2015Oct 22 2015

Publication series

NameINTELEC, International Telecommunications Energy Conference (Proceedings)
Volume2016-September
ISSN (Print)0275-0473

Other

Other2015 IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference, INTELEC 2015
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period10/18/1510/22/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Takahashi, T., Miyamoto, M., Dousoky, G. M., & Shoyama, M. (2016). Droop control for bi-directional DC-DC converters used in multi-level virtual conductors. In 2015 IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference, INTELEC 2015 [7572468] (INTELEC, International Telecommunications Energy Conference (Proceedings); Vol. 2016-September). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/INTLEC.2015.7572468