Advanced Course of Power Electronics

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Fujita Hideaki 
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Spring Semester

Outline of lecture

This course presents analysis and control methods of power electronics circuits converting and controlling of electric power by using semiconductor switching devices. It deals with switching transitions in MOSFETs and IGBTs, commutation in voltage-source bridge converters, voltage and current feedback control, applications to grid-connected converters, and so on.

Purpose of lecture

Understanding of basic structure and driving methods for power MOSFETs and insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs).
Understanding of circuit topology and operating principle in basic power electronics circuits.
Analyzing of operating characteristics of basic power electronics circuit.
Understanding of control strategy for grid connection converters.
Design of the main circuit and the controller in a simple grid connection converter.

Plan of lecture

1. Introduction
2. Commutation in Voltage-Source Converters
3. Gate Drivers and Switching Characteristics
4. Switching Power Losses and Soft Switching
5. Resonant Converters
6. Pulse-Width Modulation
7. Modeling of PWM Converters
8. Current Control Methods
9. Control Methods for Grid-Connection Converters
10. Active Rectifiers and Power Factor Correction Circuits
11. STATCOMs and Active Power Filters
12. Power/Energy Variations and Grid Current Disturbance
13. Magnetic Flux Deviations In Converter Transformers
14. Multilevel Converters
15. New Technologies in Power Conversion

Textbook and reference

Lecture slides will be distributed through OCWi.
Additional documents would also be uploaded.

Related and/or prerequisite courses

This lecture would require basic knowledge of electric machinery and power electronics in undergraduate schools.



Grading is based on the final examination.

Contact Information

Mailto: fujita(at)
Voice: 03-5734-2696
Green hills #1 building. (EEI bld.) 4th floor, room 404

Office Hours

It is strongly welcome to ask questions just after the lecture.
Before visit my office, please make an appointment through Email.

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