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Deadtime impact on the small-signal output impedance of single-phase power electronic converters

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL)
Subtitle of host publication17-20 June 2019 , Toronto, ON, Canada
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-1842-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-1843-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameIEEE Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics
ISSN (Print)1093-5142


ConferenceIEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics
Period1/01/00 → …


The deadtime is an important factor in the design of power-electronic converters in order to prevent shoot-through faults. The deadtime may also cause a voltage error and an undesired damping effect which, in turn, affect the converter stability. As most effects caused by the deadtime are highly nonlinear, conventional modeling techniques to analyze these effects cannot be straightforwardly applied. This paper proposes a novel frequency-domain approach to model the damping effect caused by the deadtime in single-phase half-bridge inverters. Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulations and laboratory measurements are presented and used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

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