Application of current-fed quasi-Z-source inverter for traction drive of hybrid electric vehicles

Qin Lei, Shuitao Yang, Fang Zheng Peng, Ryosuke Inoshita

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel current-fed quasi-ZSource Inverter (qZSI) used to replace the two stages of bidirectional DC-DC converter and conventional pulsewidth modulation inverter to control the power to the motor, and the state of charge (SOC) of the battery in hybrid vehicles. Besides the advantages inheriting from the ZSIs, the qZSIs also have their own merits. This paper presents a comprehensive study on the new features of the current-fed qZSI, including the advantageous buck-boost function, improved reliability, reduced passive component ratings, and unique regeneration capability. The current-fed qZSI are bidirectional with an additional diode, unlike the voltage-fed Z-source inverter than a switch to achieve bidirectional power flow. A reverse blocking IGBT (RB-IGBT) based current-fed qZSI prototype is developed in laboratory. Both simulation and experimental results are shown to verify the theoretical analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication5th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC '09
Pages754-760
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 23 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event5th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC '09 - Dearborn, MI, United States
Duration: Sep 7 2009Sep 10 2009

Publication series

Name5th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC '09

Other

Other5th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC '09
CountryUnited States
CityDearborn, MI
Period9/7/099/10/09

Keywords

  • Current-fed qZSI
  • Parallel hybrid
  • RB-IGBT
  • Regeneration
  • Series hybrid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Lei, Q., Yang, S., Peng, F. Z., & Inoshita, R. (2009). Application of current-fed quasi-Z-source inverter for traction drive of hybrid electric vehicles. In 5th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC '09 (pp. 754-760). [5289772] (5th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC '09). https://doi.org/10.1109/VPPC.2009.5289772