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Control of A high-Performance Z-Source Inverter for Fuel Cell/Supercapacitor Hybrid Electric Vehicles
World Electric Vehicle Journal (2010)
  • Omar Ellabban, Helwan University
  • Joeri Van Mierlo, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Philippe Lataire, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Abstract

This paper presents a supercapacitor (SC) module connected in parallel with fuel cell (FC) stack to supply a high-performance Z-Source Inverter (HP-ZSI) feeding a three phase induction motor for hybrid electric vehicles applications. The supercapacitor is connected between the input diode and the bidirectional switch of the highperformance ZSI topology. The indirect field-oriented control (IFOC) method is used to control an induction motor speed during motoring and regenerative braking operations to produce the modulation index and a dual loop controller is used to control the Z-network capacitor voltage to produce the shoot-through duty ratio. MATLAB simulation results verified the validity of the proposed control strategy during motoring and regenerative braking operations.

Keywords
  • Z-source Inverter,
  • fuel cell,
  • supercapacitor,
  • indirect field-oriented control.
Publication Date
Fall December, 2010
Citation Information
Omar Ellabban, Joeri Van Mierlo and Philippe Lataire. "Control of A high-Performance Z-Source Inverter for Fuel Cell/Supercapacitor Hybrid Electric Vehicles" World Electric Vehicle Journal Vol. 4 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/omar_ellabban/24/