Finite-Control-Set Model Predictive Control for Grid-Connected Packed-U-Cells Multilevel Inverter

Trabelsi M., Bayhan S., Ghazi K. A. , Abu-Rub H., Ben-Brahim L.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, vol.63, no.11, pp.7286-7295, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tie.2016.2558142
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.7286-7295
  • Keywords: Grid connection, model predictive control, packed U cells (PUC) inverter, REDUCED NUMBER, CONVERTER, TOPOLOGY


This paper presents a finite-control-set model predictive control (FCS-MPC) for grid-tied packed U cells (PUC) multilevel inverter (MLI). The system under study consists of a single-phase 3-cells PUC inverter connected to the grid through filtering inductor. The proposed competitive topology allows the generation of 7-level output voltage with reduction of passive and active components compared to the conventional MLIs. The aim of the proposed FCS-MPC technique is to achieve, under various operating conditions, grid-tied current injection with unity power factor and low total harmonic distortion while balancing the capacitor voltage. Parameters' sensitivity analysis was also conducted. The study is conducted on a low-power case study single-phase 3-cells PUC inverter and with possible extension to higher number of cells. Theoretical analysis, simulation, and experimental results are presented and compared.