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Article IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference), 7 November 2011 through 10 November 2011, Melbourne, VIC ; 2011 , Pages 4015-4020 ; 9781612849720 (ISBN) ; Zolghadri, M. R ; Poure, P ; Saadate, S ; Sharif University of Technology
FPGAs are interesting choices for control of power electronics converters and electrical drives. In this paper, implementation of the control method of a reduced switch- count five-leg converter is carried out. Two PWM methods are studied. For verification of the implemented controller in a practical manner, without risking the damaging of the real system, "FPGA in the loop" experiments are performed. It is shown that using the proposed methodology, FPGA implementation and verification is fast and effective. The provided results show the high performance of the implemented controller on the FPGA, therefore the feasibility and suitability of the FPGA for this application is approved
Article IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics ; Volume 9, Issue 3 , 2013 , Pages 1343-1350 ; 15513203 (ISSN) ; Philippe, P ; Shahrokh, S ; Mohammad Reza, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
Fast fault detection (FD) and reconfiguration is necessary for fault tolerant power electronic converters in safety critical applications to prevent further damage and to make the continuity of service possible. The aim of this study is to minimize the number of the used additional voltage sensors in a fault tolerant three-phase converter. In this paper, first a practical implementation of a very fast FD scheme with reduced sensor number is discussed. Then, an optimization in this scheme is also presented to decrease the detection time. For FD, special time and voltage criterion are applied to observe the error in the estimated phase-to-phase voltages for a specific period of time. The...
Article IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics ; Volume 60, Issue 8 , May , 2013 , Pages 3360-3371 ; 02780046 (ISSN) ; Poure, P ; Saadate, S ; Zolghadri, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
In this paper, an FPGA-based fault-tolerant back-to-back converter without redundancy is studied. Before fault occurrence, the fault-tolerant converter operates like a conventional back-to-back six-leg converter, and after the fault, it becomes a five-leg converter. Design, implementation, and experimental verification of an FPGA-based reconfigurable control strategy for this converter are discussed. This reconfigurable control strategy allows the continuous operation of the converter with minimum affection from a fault in one of the semiconductor switches. A very fast detection scheme is used to detect and locate the fault. Implementation of the fault detection and of the fully digital...
Fast detection of open-switch faults with reduced sensor count for a fault-tolerant three-phase converter, Article 2011 2nd Power Electronics, Drive Systems and Technologies Conference, PEDSTC 2011 ; 2011 , Pages 546-550 ; 9781612844213 (ISBN) ; Zolghadri, M ; Poure, P ; Saadate, S ; Sharif University of Technology
Fast fault detection and reconfiguration is necessary in power electronic converters in lots of applications to prevent further damage and to make possible the continuity of service. In this paper a very fast fault detection scheme is presented that minimizes the use of voltage sensors. A fault tolerant topology is studied. Control and fault detection system are implemented on a single FPGA and hardware in the loop experiments are performed to evaluate the detection scheme, the digital controller and the structure
Article International Journal of Robotics Research ; Volume 28, Issue 7 , 2009 , Pages 883-894 ; 02783649 (ISSN) ; Namvar, M ; Sharif University of Technology
This paper presents a method to control a manipulator system grasping a rigid-body payload so that the motion of the combined system as a consequence of external applied forces is the same as any other free-floating rigid-body (with different inertial properties). This allows 0-g emulation of a scaled spacecraft prototype under the test in a 1-g laboratory environment. The controller consisting of motion feedback and force/moment feedback adjusts the motion of the test spacecraft so as to match that of the flight spacecraft, even if the latter has flexible appendages (such as solar panels) and the former is rigid. The stability of the overall system is analytically investigated, and the...
Article Renewable Energy ; Volume 36, Issue 11 , 2011 , Pages 3187-3194 ; 09601481 (ISSN) ; Poure, P ; Saadate, S ; Zolghadri, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
In this paper, application of a five-leg converter in Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) for Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS) is investigated. The five-leg structure and its PWM control are studied and performances are compared with the classical six-leg topology. The main drawback of five-leg converter with respect to the six-leg back-to-back converter is the need to increase the dc-link voltage for the same operation point, i.e. the same powers in case of WECS. So, different methods for the reduction of the required dc-link voltage in the five-leg case are studied. The five-leg converter is used to replace the conventional six-leg one, with the same ability. For the performance...
Article Proceedings - ISIE 2011: 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, 27 June 2011 through 30 June 2011 ; 2011 , Pages 1595-1601 ; 9781424493128 (ISBN) ; Gaillard, A ; Poure, P ; Zolghadri, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
Fast fault detection and converter reconfiguration is necessary for fault tolerant doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) in wind energy conversion systems (WECS) to prevent further damage and to make possible the continuity of service. Extra sensors are needed in order to detect the faults rapidly. In this paper, a very fast FPGA-based fault detection scheme is presented that minimizes the number of additional voltage sensors. A fault tolerant converter topology for this application is studied. Control and fault detection system are implemented on a single FPGA and Hardware in the Loop experiments are performed to evaluate the proposed detection scheme, the digital controller and the fault...