Design of an Intelligent, Modular IGBT/SiC Inverter Platform up to 400 kW for Fast Realization of New Test-Bench Concepts

  • Author:

    Johannes Stoß, Simon Frank, Nikolas Menger, Fabian Sommer, Marco Gast, Simon Decker, Andreas Liske, Marc Hiller

  • Source:

    Link IEEE-Explorer

  • Date: 3.-7.5.2021
  • Abstract:

    This paper presents an intelligent, modular two level, three phase inverter platform for up to 1200 V DC-link voltage and 400 kW continuous power at 10 kHz switching frequency. It features an integrated signal processing system and various sensors, which allow standalone as well as cross-linked operation. Customizable software of the signal processing system allows easy adaption to different applications such as Active-Front-End (AFE), DC/DC-converters, Dual-Active-Bridges or Drive Inverters. Focus of this paper is a design guideline for an inverter platform which fulfills requirements of various applications with regard to sensor setup, control, failure management and monitoring. Design goal of the platform is a fast setup of new testbench concepts for academic research and novel applications.