A Comparative Study of Phase Offset Disposition Sinusoidal Pulse Width Modulation (POD-SPWM) and Symmetrical Pulse Width Modulation Switching Techiques for Generalized Current Source Multilevel Inverter(MCSI)

Nik Fasdi Nik Ismail, Nasrudin Abdul Rahim, Siti Rohani Sheikh Raihan, Yusuf Al-Turki


This paper presents a comparison between two switching techniques namely Phase Offset Disposition Sinusoidal PWM (POD-SPWM) and Symmetrical PWM switching for a generalized current source multilevel inverter (MCSI) topology. One of the advantages of MCSI is it can reduce the total harmonic distortion (THD) at the output load current with a sinusoidal current waveform. In this paper, the generalized MCSI with the different levels has been developed with Matlab@simulation software in order to study the performance of the two switching schemes for the operation of the MCSI. From the simulation results, POD-SPWM switching technique can give better THD results compare to symmetrical switching technique.


Multilevel Current Source Inverter (MCSI), Sinusoidal Pulse Width Modulation (SPWM), Symmetrical Switching Signals, Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v9.i2.pp395-402


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