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Title: An 'active' passive-filter topology for low power DC/AC inverters
Authors: Arman, Mahmoud Fayez
Advisors: Darwish, MK
Keywords: Active filter;Passive filter;Output filter;DC/AC inverter;Harmonic filtering
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Brunel University School of Engineering and Design PhD Theses
Abstract: This thesis presents a new output passive filter for voltage source inverter applications which is based on a shunt connected single tuned filter topology. The proposed circuit has the advantage of tracing harmonic components wherever its location in the frequency spectrum. The change in the harmonic location might be as a result of a change in the inverter operating frequency. Also, the proposed filter achieves harmonic reduction close to the traditional single tuned passive filter. In order to show the superiority of the proposed model, a comparison is introduced with other self tuning harmonic filters showing merits and drawbacks of each technique. The proposed circuit (when integrated in square wave inverter) has also shown a tremendous reduction in the switching losses in comparison with high frequency Pulse Width Modulation inverter. Mathematical analyses showing the design of the proposed filter together with extensive simulation results to verify the design are also introduced. The practical implementation of the system is presented and the results show excellent agreement with the theory and simulation. In order to appreciate the proposed filter a new method for classifying passive power filters is introduced. The review includes a comparison of these configurations showing their merit and drawbacks.
Description: This thesis was submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and awarded by Brunel University.
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Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering Theses

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