A Comprehensive Design Approach to an EMI Filter for a 6-kW Three-Phase Boost Power Factor Correction Rectifier in Avionics Vehicular Systems

Ayan Mallik, Weisheng Ding, Alireza Khaligh

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Abstract

A compact and efficient design for the electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter stage has become one of the most critical challenges in designing a high-density power converter, particularly for avionic applications. To maintain the regulatory standard requirements, EMI filter design needs to be precisely implemented. However, the attenuation characteristics of common-mode (CM) and differential-mode (DM) EMI filters may vary in practice from their respective theoretical calculations due to difficulty and inaccuracy in the noise modeling. This is particularly true for a three-phase active boost rectifier, which inherently has a CM high-frequency component in the rectifier output. This paper puts forward a detailed mathematical modeling of CM noise, originated from different sources, and discusses a concept to significantly reduce the CM noise effects. Furthermore, minimizing the weight and size of DM filter stage has been a design concern as the DM stage consumes a significant part of the weight of the whole system. This paper proposes a compact EMI filter topology with enhanced power density, which aims at satisfying the conducted EMI requirements according to DO-160F in avionics applications. The experimental verifications of the designed EMI filter are performed from the conducted emission results, obtained from a 6-kW laboratory prototype of an integrated stage of EMI and three-phase boost PFC converter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7509609
Pages (from-to)2942-2951
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Volume66
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Avionics vehicular systems
  • DO-160F standard
  • noise modeling
  • power factor correction (PFC)
  • three-phase electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter
  • two-staged cascaded filter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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