Carrier-based pulse width modulation technique for a three-to-five phase matrix converter for supplying five-phase two-motor drives

  • Mohamma Saleh
  • SK Moin Ahmed
  • Akhtar Kalam
  • Haitham Abu-Rub


Multi-phase (more than three-phase) converters are required mainly for feeding variable speed multi-phase drive systems. This paper discusses one such solution by using direct ac-ac converter that can be used to supply a five-phase two-motor drive system. Matrix converter based two-motor drive system is presented for the first time in this paper. Two stator windings of two five-phase machines when connected in seires/parallel while the rotors may be connected to different laods, are called series/parallelconnected two-motor drive. Appropriate phase transposition is introuduced while connecting the series/parallel stator winding to obtain decoupled control of the two machines. This paper proposes simple carrier-based Pulse width modulation (PWM) technique of three-phase to five-phase matrix converter supplying series-connected five-phase AC machine drive system. The developed modulation technique is based on the comparison of high frequency carrier signal with the input voltages, similar to the one used in voltage source inverter. Although carrier-based scheme is widely employed for control of voltage source inverter, it is very recently being used for a matrix converter. The similar concept is extended in this paper for controlling a three-phase to five-phase matrix converter. The major aim of the PWM is to generate two independent fundamental frequency components that will subsequently control two series/parallel connecetd five-phase motor. The viability of the proposed control techniques is proved using analytically and simulation approach. Keywords: Carrier-based PWM, Matrix converter, modulation, five-phase, AC machine, drive International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 10, 2010, pp. 67-78

Author Biographies

Mohamma Saleh
Victoria University, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
SK Moin Ahmed
Texas A&M University at Qatar, QATAR
Akhtar Kalam
Victoria University, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Haitham Abu-Rub
Texas A&M University at QATAR