Design and implementation of reduced number of switches for new multilevel inverter topology without zero-level state

Rakan Khalil Antar, Taha Ahmed Hussein, Abdallah Mohamed Abdullah


Currently, multilevel inverter (MLI) has been chosen over conventional inverter because of less harmonic distortions and higher output voltage levels. In this paper, 15-level inverter with reduced number of power switching devices is designed. Different output voltage levels can be obtained including zero-level or with none zero-level (NoneZero-level). Single-phase MLI inverter with 7-switches is built, simulated, and implemented practically. The system depending on modified absolute sinusoidal pulse width modulation (MASPWM) controller strategy is adopted. Simulation results clarified that MLI with NoneZero-level provides output voltage with THD percent less than with zero-level. The THD of the 15-level output voltage with zero-level is 3.39%, while with NoneZero-level is 3%, respectively. The system is tested at different output levels. The THD values at different output voltage levels is reduced by 12% depending on NoneZero-level state. Depending on what has been achieved, the system has been implemented practically with NoneZero-level and the THD value was 3.1%. These results prove the success of the suggested MLI circuit and MASPWM controller to obtain the required voltage level and THD.


multilevel inverter; less power switching devices; zero-level and none zero-level; MASPWM



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