A single-stage three-phase fuel cell system based on a boost inverter with a battery back-up unit

Minsoo Jang, Mihai Ciobotaru, Vassilios G. Agelidis

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Abstract

A conventional low-voltage unregulated fuel cell (FC) system requires a two-stage converter in order to generate AC power for typical loads or grid connection. In this paper, a three-phase boost inverter topology that achieves both boosting and inversion functions in a single-stage is used as a building block to develop a three-phase FC-based energy system which offers high conversion efficiency, low-cost and compactness. Additionally, the proposed FC system incorporates a back-up unit with battery storage to support the slow dynamics of the FC. The three-phase output voltage of the boost inverter is voltage-mode controlled and the back-up unit is current-mode controlled. Analysis, simulation and experimental results from a laboratory prototype are presented to confirm the operational performance of the proposed system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTwenty-Seventh Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition
Subtitle of host publicationAPEC 2012
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2032-2037
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781457712166
ISBN (Print)9781457712159
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event27th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2012 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 5 Feb 20129 Feb 2012

Conference

Conference27th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period5/02/129/02/12

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