Unraveling Bidirectional Converter Capabilities: a Didactic Platform for Proving Dual-Direction Operation Based on Current Injection

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Bidirectional, Converter, Reversion

Abstract

In recent years, due to the exponential increase in the use of electric vehicles and microgrids, many studies have been conducted on bidirectional converters. However, laboratories are not always able to validate the bidirectionality results due to cost and complexity. Then, in this paper a new didactic platform to prove the bidirectional power flux in bidirectional power converters is presented. This platform works alongside with the control system to ensure a current injection and guarantee the power flux reversion in bidirectional converters. Besides that, also are presented the principle of operation, control system, mathematical modeling and instrumentation system. Finally, to validate the theoretical analysis the simulation and experimental results are presented proving the bidirectionality of two power converters working in 500 W.

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Fabiano Gonzales Nimitti , Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria – RS, Brazil

received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2020 from the Lutheran University of Brazil, Canoas, Brazil, and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2022 from the Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Brazil. Currently, he is working toward the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the Federal University of Santa Maria. His research interests include modular systems, modulation, power electronics control, and techniques of artificial intelligence applied to control systems. Fabiano has been a member of SOBRAEP since 2022.

António Manuel Andrade, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre – RS, Brazil

was born in Ribeira Grande, Cabo Verde, in 1989. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Automation and Control Engineering from the University of Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, Brazil, in 2012, and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Brazil, in 2015 and 2018, respectively. Since 2018, he has been a professor at UFSM. He serves as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications and Applied Sciences in the special edition “Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conversion Systems.” He was also selected as a Distinguished Reviewer for 2020 by the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. His research interests include renewable energy, energy storage systems, DC-DC converters, and microinverters. Dr. António is a member of SOBRAEP and several IEEE societies.

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Published

2023-12-31

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F. G. Nimitti and A. M. Andrade, “Unraveling Bidirectional Converter Capabilities: a Didactic Platform for Proving Dual-Direction Operation Based on Current Injection”, Revista Eletrônica de Potência, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 287–294, Dec. 2023.

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