MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 180, 201813th International Conference Modern Electrified Transport – MET’2017
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||New Technologies in Electrified Transport|
|Published online||27 July 2018|
Dual Active Bridge (DAB) DC-DC converter for multilevel propulsion converters for electrical multiple units (EMU)
Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical and Control Engineering, ul. Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233, Gdansk, Poland
2 H. Cegielski-Energocentrum Sp. z o.o., ul. 28 Czerwca 1956 r. 223/229, 61-485, Poznań, Poland
3 MMB Drives Sp. z o.o., ul. Maszynowa 26, 80-298, Gdańsk, Poland
4 PESA Bydgoszcz S.A., R & D Department, ul. Zygmunta Augusta 11, 85-082, Bydgoszcz, Poland
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Semiconductor power devices made from silicon carbide (SiC) reached a level of technology enabling their widespread use in power converters. Two different approaches to implementation of modern traction converters in electric multiple units (EMU) have been presented in recent years: (i) 3.3-kV SiC MOSFET-based three-level PWM inverter with regenerative braking and (ii) 6.5-kV IGBT-based fourquadrant power electronic traction transformer (PETT). The former has successfully reached optimized dimensions and efficiency but still requires a bulky line frequency transformer for multisystem applications. The latter characterizes inherent galvanic isolation from AC traction, which is realized by cascaded system of power electronic cells containing medium frequency transformers (MFT). The downsizing of the 6.5-kV IGBT-based cells is, however, problematic. The present paper proposes a different approach, that involves the use of a fast switching 1.2-kV SiC MOSFETS. The SiC-based PETT proposed in the paper is dedicated first for the DC traction. For multi-system application the input voltage of the proposed PETT can be adjusted using weight-optimized adjusting autotransformer. Thanks to utilization of fast-switching SiCbased power modules the weight and size of the power electronic cells can be optimized in a convenient way.
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