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Operating Performance of the Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter in Drive Applications

Operating Performance of the Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter in Drive Applications
Author:

Felix Kammerer, Dennis Bräckle, Mario Gommeringer, Mathias Schnarrenberger, Michael Braun

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Source:

Proceedings 2015 PCIM Europe, International Conference and Exhibition for Power
Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management, Nuremberg,
Germany, May 19-21, 2015
Publisher: VDE Verlag
Year: 2015
ISBN: 978-3-8007-3924-0
Pages: 549-556

Date: 19.05.2015-21.05.2015

Abstract
The Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter (M3C) is an emerging topology, especially suitable for
high torque low speed drive applications in the medium voltage range. One special benefit is
the overload capability of the output currents. Up to 200% of the nominal values can be reached
near standstill to overcome breakaway torques without additional efforts. This contribution gives
an experimental verification of the operating performance by using a low voltage laboratory
prototype with 5 cells per arm. In addition, different energy balancing methods, depending on
the operating point are presented. Finally, possible applications for the M3C are discussed.