Active Power Decoupling Control Scheme for Distorted Grids Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2019 IEEE. Recently, the differential buck topology was introduced to compensate the 2nd order power pulsation of singlephase systems. Specifically, the Common-Mode (CM) operation of the differential buck is utilized for active power ripple mitigation, while the Differential-Mode (DM) operation is used as an active power transporting port. Thus, compared to the available active power ripple mitigation methods in the literature; the differential buck topology does not require supplementary gate drives, power semiconductors, and energy storage elements. Besides, the differential buck converter is suitable for non-isolated systems due to its inherent leakage current suppression characteristic. Therefore, this paper proposes an improved active power decoupling scheme for active rectifiers based on the differential buck topology that are tied to distorted power grids. In addition, it will be shown that for a grid that is distorted to nth harmonic with a DC component, the DCbus ripple's harmonic components are from 1st to 2nth harmonic. The theoretical analyses are validated with a 1 kW rectifier system connected to 120Vrms/50Hz power grid that is distorted by 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th order harmonics with a DC component. The results are aimed to show a ripple free DC-bus voltage with just 30 F capacitor even when the current supplied from the grid is highly distorted.

name of conference

  • 2019 IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Khan, A., Shadmand, M. B., & Abu-Rub, H.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Khan, Ahmad||Shadmand, Mohammad B||Abu-Rub, Haitham

publication date

  • March 2019