Keywords : Cascaded multilevel inverter
Optimum Design of Single-Phase Cascade Multilevel Inverter Using OHESW Technique
Engineering and Technology Journal,
2008, Volume 26, Issue 12, Pages 1492-1507
The traditional two or three levels inverter does not completely eliminate
the unwanted harmonics in the output waveform. Therefore, using the
multilevel inverter as an alternative to traditional PWM inverters is
This paper describes the Optimized Harmonic Elimination Stepped Waveform
OHESW technique to improve the output waveform quality of multilevel
inverter fed induction motor. A new method is presented where switching
angles are computed such that a desired fundamental sinusoidal voltage is
produced while at the same time certain higher order harmonics are eliminated.
The proposed method also is used to minimize the Total Harmonic Distortion
THD of the synthesized multilevel waveform. The THD is investigated over a
wide range of possible output control voltages and number of voltage levels
used to synthesize the output waveform.
Simulation results of a cascade multilevel inverter under OHESW technique
with 5- up to 15-levels are used to eliminate the (3rd-13th) harmonics.
A prototype single-phase cascade 7- level inverter loaded by single-phase
induction motor is investigated.