Multi-level virtual conductor using bidirectional DC-DC converters

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

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Abstract

In this paper, a new control strategy for bidirectional DC-DC converter is proposed. This strategy allows a bidirectional DC-DC converter to act as 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 strategy is to keep the voltage difference between the converter terminals constant at certain value. In other words, the proposed control strategy 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 power routing in dc networks. It allows an easy plug-and-play feature. The proposed bidirectional DC-DC system configuration has been investigated analytically, using PSIM simulator, and experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTELEC 2013 - 35th International Telecommunications Energy Conference, Smart Power and Efficiency
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9783800735006
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Event35th International Telecommunications Energy Conference, Smart Power and Efficiency, INTELEC 2013 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: Oct 13 2013Oct 17 2013

Publication series

NameINTELEC, International Telecommunications Energy Conference (Proceedings)
Volume2013-October
ISSN (Print)0275-0473

Other

Other35th International Telecommunications Energy Conference, Smart Power and Efficiency, INTELEC 2013
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period10/13/1310/17/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Ramadan, H. A., Imamura, Y., Kawachi, K., Yang, S., & Shoyama, M. (2013). Multi-level virtual conductor using bidirectional DC-DC converters. In INTELEC 2013 - 35th International Telecommunications Energy Conference, Smart Power and Efficiency [6663263] (INTELEC, International Telecommunications Energy Conference (Proceedings); Vol. 2013-October). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..