AC to AC Converters: Modeling, Simulation, and Real Time Implementation Using SIMULINK, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

AC to AC Converters

Modeling, Simulation, and Real Time Implementation Using SIMULINK, 1st Edition

By Narayanaswamy P R Iyer

CRC Press

304 pages | 230 B/W Illus.

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Power electronic converters can be broadly classified as AC to DC, DC to AC, DC to DC and AC to AC converters. AC to AC converters can be further classified as AC Controllers or AC regulators, Cycloconverters and Matrix converters. AC controllers and cycloconverters are fabricated using Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCR) whereas matrix converters are built using semiconductor bidirectional switches.

This text book provides a summary of AC to AC Converter modelling excluding AC controllers. The software Simulink® by Mathworks Inc., USA is used to develop the models of AC to AC Converters presented in this text book. The term model in this text book refers to SIMULINK model. This text book is mostly suitable for researchers and practising professional engineers in the industry working in the area of AC to AC converters.


  • Provides a summary of AC to AC Converter modelling excluding AC controllers
  • Includes models for three phase AC to three phase AC matrix converters using direct and indirect space vector modulation algorithm
  • Presents new applications such as single and dual programmable AC to DC rectifier with derivations for output voltage
  • Displays Hardware-in-the Loop simulation of a three phase AC to single phase AC matrix converter
  • Provides models for three phase multilevel matrix converters, Z-source Direct and Quasi Z-source Indirect matrix converters; a model for speed control and brake by plugging of three phase induction motor and separately excited DC motors using matrix converter; a model for a new single phase and three phase sine wave direct AC to AC Converter without a DC link using three winding transformers and that for a square wave AC to square wave AC converter using a DC link; models for variable frequency, variable voltage AC to AC power supply; models for Solid State Transformers using Dual Active Bridge topology and a new direct AC to AC Converter topology; and models for cycloconverters and indirect matrix converters

Table of Contents

Introduction. Carrier Based Modulation Algorithms for Matrix Converters. Multilevel Matrix Converter. Direct Space Vector Modulation of Three Phase Matrix Converter. Indirect Space Vector Modulation of Three Phase Matrix Converter. Programmable AC to DC Rectifier Using Matrix Converter Topology. Delta-Sigma Modulation of Three Phase Matrix Converters. Single Phase AC to Three Phase AC Matrix Converter. A Novel Single Phase and Three Phase AC to Single Phase and Three Phase AC Converter Using a DC Link. Real Time Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation of A Three Phase AC to Single Phase AC Matrix Converter. Three Phase Z-Source Matrix Converter. A Combined PWM Sine Wave AC to AC and AC to DC Converter. Cycloconverters, Indirect Matrix Converters and Solid State Transformers. Appendix. Index.

About the Author

Narayanaswamy P R Iyer received his M.E. degree by Research and Ph.D. degree both in the area of Power Electronics and Drives from the University of Technology Sydney, NSW and Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia respectively. He received his B.Sc.(Engg)(Electrical) and M.Sc.(Engg)(Power Systems) degrees from University of Kerala and University of Madras respectively. He worked as a part time faculty with the department of Electrical Engineering, UNSW, Kensington, NSW and UTS, NSW. Earlier he had worked as a full time faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering, GEC, Trichur, Kerala, VEC, Vellore and RREC, Chennai. He was a research fellow in the Faculty of Engineering, PEMC group, the University of Nottingham, England during July 2012 to March 2014. Presently he is an Electronics Consultant managing his own consultancy organization. He has more than two decades of experience in the modelling of electrical and electronic circuits, power electronic converters and electric drives using various software packages like MATLAB/SIMULINK, PSIM, PSCAD, PSPICE, MICROCAP etc. and has published several papers in this area in leading conferences and journals. He has to his credit several discoveries such as "Three Phase Clipped Sinusoid PWM Inverter", "Single Programmable and Dual Programmable Rectifier Using Three Phase Matrix Converter Topology", "A Novel AC to AC Converter Using a DC Link" and a submitted patent on "A Single Phase AC to PWM Single Phase AC and DC Converter" with alternative title "Swamy Converter". He is a chartered professional engineer of Australia.

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General