Development of the unity displacement factor frequency converter
- Authors: Langa, Hendrick Musawenkosi
- Date: 2015-06-29
- Subjects: Frequency changers , Electric current converters
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:13640 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/13821
- Description: M.Phil. (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) , There are two methods that can be used when power is converted from one frequency to another. One way uses a DC link as an intermediate stage and the other uses no intermediate stage. When no DC link exists, the conversion process is referred to as AC-AC conversion, (Cha, Enjeti & Ratanapanachote, 2004:2237). This method essentially chops the AC signal in a specific manner which yields an AC signal with a different frequency directly. Depending on how the AC signal is chopped, it would result in a varied number of wave shapes are constructed. The construction of these various wave shapes results in devices that can accomplish different tasks. One such device is called a unity displacement factor frequency converter (UDFFC). This research attempts to develop a model, to simulate and design a unity displacement factor frequency converter. The primary idea about this device is that the power factor or displacement factor is unity regardless of the load. There are three parts in the development of the UDFFC. The power circuit is an array or matrix of switches that link the three phase supply to the three phase load. The power circuit is interfaced to the control circuit which generates pulses that control the matrix of switches. The control circuit utilizes embedded control software that performs the control logic in a microcontroller. The development of the UDFFC has a potential to solve real power engineering problems, such as eliminating the DC link in a converter. This achieves the conversion of AC directly to AC in the absence of a DC link. The other major advantage is the variation of the output frequency to a desired value. The most important is that the displacement factor can be controlled as well.
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Monitoring and control of the performance for a photo-voltaic system DC-DC converter using frequency shift keying
- Authors: Ali, Ahmed Abdi Yusuf
- Date: 2015-09-14
- Subjects: Photovoltaic power generation , Frequency changers
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:14092 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/14524
- Description: M.Ing. , Photovoltaic (PV) systems are considered as renewable resources of energy that are utilized in the conversion of direct and diffuse solar radiation to electric power. These systems are considered as environmentally friendly energy resources as they reduce pollution. These systems’ produced power depends on the radiation of the sun as well as the temperature, the impedance of the load, and the unfitted parameters in PV systems. In this field, the PV systems and DC-DC converters will be explored in both configuration (the open loop and closed loop systems), whilst their implementation will be designed as a closed loop system. The success of the system depends on the algorithm of the maximum power point tracking that catches the maximum sunshine radiation amount to generate the maximum electrical power. This system simulation and hardware implementation will be done through the Proteus program and real components integration ...
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