Investigation of a simple Space Vector Modulation Algorithm for Five Level Inverters in Electric Drives

Nathenas T. G., Adamidis G. A.

International Aegean Conference on Electrical Machines and Power Electronics / Electromotion Joint Conference, İstanbul, Turkey, 8 - 10 September 2011, pp.726-731 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.726-731
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


In this paper an Electric Drive system is presented. The system consists of a Five Level Neutral Point Clamped inverter and an electrical drive. The electrical drive is controlled by the Five Level NPC inverter using sensorless Field Oriented Control (F.O.C). The switching pattern applied to the inverter is Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM). The reference frame of the pulse algorithm applied is g-h coordinate system. The electric drive system is investigated in steady and transient state and simulation results are presented.