© 2017 IEEE. Cascaded H-bridge multilevel converters are usually applied for high-power systems with independent dc sources. It can be used as PV inverter or to operate independent battery stacks. In these cases, as each dc source can be working at different operational points, conventional modulators lead to high distorted output waveforms degrading the converter performance. In this paper, a modulation method as a modified version of conventional phase-shifted PWM is presented when the CHB converter has a large number of power cells. This method is an extension of a previous technique only suitable for CHB converters with three power cells per phase. Simulation results show the good performance of the proposal with higher number of cells.
Marquez, A., Leon, J. I., Vazquez, S., Franquelo, L. G., & Kouro, S. (2017). 2017 11th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2017. 430-435. Paper presented at conference, . https://doi.org/10.1109/CPE.2017.7915210