Virtual Flux Based Direct Power Control on Vienna Rectifier


Electrical and Computer Engineering, Babol Noushirvany University of Technology, Babol, Iran


This paper proposes the virtual flux based direct power control for Vienna rectifier. No need for the input voltage sensors, the current regulation loop and PWM voltage modulation block along with the active and reactive power decoupling are some of the salient advantages of this method that make it suitable for controlling the conventional active rectifiers. However, due to the three-level nature of the Vienna configuration, balancing the output capacitors voltages is inevitable leading to a modified virtual flux based technique. Applying this modification, a separate switching table has been jammed into the proposed technique in order to control the capacitors voltages. Simulation results show the superiority of the virtual flux technique over the conventional Vienna control techniques from point of the mentioned advantages.