Designing an efficient, compact, and optimized electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter for the next generation high-frequency switched mode power converter while maintaining a small form factor with high power density, requires adequate research and development effort. This article presents a systematic as well as unified approach to design the EMI filter for any power electronic converter, particularly for three-phase ac-dc active boost rectifier systems. Since the differential mode (DM) filter stage consumes a major part of the EMI filter volume and weight, DM filter design optimization is a necessary yet challenging task to attain a higher power density. This article theoretically demonstrates the design steps for choosing the appropriate filter component values and number of filter stages to achieve the smallest volume of the DM EMI filter. Furthermore, to design an optimized common mode (CM) filter stage, a research effort has been made for estimation of the CM noise corner frequencies followed by multiconstraint volume optimization through a detailed mathematical noise modeling of the converter. While the validation of the proposed design methodology is done through MATLAB simulation, an experimental verification is also performed by designing the optimized EMI filter for a 2.3-kW proof of concept of a three-phase boost power factor correction converter to comply with the stringent EMI requirements of DO-160F standard.
- AC-DC power converters
- electromagnetic interference
- pulse width modulation converters
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering