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Project: Fault-Tolerant Multilevel Converters in Power Conditioning and Supply Reliability Applications

Acronym: PowerCond
Main Objective:
• Design and simulation of static synchronous compensator based on a NPC converter topology;
• Development of appropriate control strategies for normal and faulty operation of a Static Compensator based on the NPC converter topology, using Finite-Control-Set Model Predictive Control (FCS-MPC);
• Optimization of the control strategy for use with the 5-level NPC converter, so that it can be executed in real-time in the dSpace controller;
• Development of laboratory setup to allow the recreation of several power grid problems and test their impact on the developed system.
• Experimental validation of the developed control strategies, using the developed prototype.
Reference: UID/EEA/50008/2013
Funding: FCT
Start Date: 01-04-2017
End Date: 01-03-2018
Team: André Manuel dos Santos Mendes, Luis Miguel Antunes Caseiro
Groups: Power Systems – Co
Local Coordinator: André Manuel dos Santos Mendes
Associated Publications