Design and Implementation of a LLC Resonant Solid-State Transformer


Rashidi M., ALTIN N. , Ozdemir Ş. , Bani-Ahmed A., Sabbah M., Balali F., ...More

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, vol.56, no.4, pp.3855-3864, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tia.2020.2982847
  • Title of Journal : IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.3855-3864

Abstract

In this study, analysis and control of a highly efficient, high-power full-bridge unidirectional resonant LLC solid-state transformer (SST) are discussed. A combination of pulse frequency modulation and phase-shift modulation is utilized to control this resonant converter for a wide load range. The converter is designed to maintain soft switching by using a resonant circuit to minimize the switching loss of the high-frequency converter. Zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) is achieved for the H-bridge converter. The ZVS boundary for the proposed combined control method is also analyzed in detail. The experimental setup for the suggested configuration was implemented, and the performance of the proposed control scheme and resonant LLC SST have been verified with test results. The proposed combined control scheme improves control performance. The obtained results show that, the proposed system can regulate output voltage and maintain soft switching in a wide range of load. Thus, the efficiency of the system is improved and an efficiency of 97.18% is achieved.