Open-End Winding Induction Machine Fed by a Dual-Output Indirect Matrix Converter

Javier Riedemann, Jon C. Clare, Pat W. Wheeler, Ramon Blasco-Gimenez, Marco Rivera, Ruben Pena

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Open-ended winding induction machines fed from standard two-level voltage source inverters (VSIs) provide an attractive arrangement for ac drives. An alternative approach is to use a dual-output indirect matrix converter (IMC). It is well known that the IMC provides fully bidirectional power flow operation, with small input size filter requirements. While a standard IMC consists of an ac-dc matrix converter (MC) input stage followed by a single VSI output stage, it is possible to replicate the VSI to produce multiple outputs. In this paper, an open-end winding induction machine fed by an IMC with two output stages is presented. The IMC modulation strategy aims to reduce the common-mode voltage (CMV), while compensating any zero-sequence voltage fed to the machine. The system is modeled using a PSIM and MATLAB/Simulink platform. Experimental results demonstrating the viability of the method are presented using a 7.5-kW prototype.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7410069
Pages (from-to)4118-4128
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Matrix converters
  • Space vector pulse width modulation
  • Variable speed drives


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