Space vector pulse-width modulation technique for an eleven-phase voltage source inverter with sinusoidal output voltage generation
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The Institution of Engineering and Technology. This study discusses the space vector pulse-width modulation (SVPWM) scheme for an eleven-phase two-level voltage source inverter, aimed at producing a sinusoidal output voltage waveform. Generalised space vector theory is used to realise the SVPWM. As per the general inverter switching theory, there are 211 = 2048 switching states that yield 2046 active voltage space vectors and one zero voltage vector, which results with two switching states. Out of the total of 2046 active voltage vectors, the most suitable set comprising 110 active voltage vectors is identified and is utilised in the implementation of the SVPWM. The sinusoidal voltage is obtained by controlling the duty cycles of the applied voltage space vectors in such a way that the non-zero reference voltage in the first (d-q) plane is achieved, while simultaneously zeroing the average voltage in the other four (x-y) planes in accordance with the zero references. The theoretical results are verified by experimentation using a passive resistive-inductive load. Finally, experimentally obtained total harmonic distortion values of the phase voltage and current for the eleven-phase SVPWM are compared with the corresponding values obtained using SVPWM for other odd phase numbers.