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dc.contributor.advisorSimões, M. Godoy
dc.contributor.authorLute, Christopher D.
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T06:33:18Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-09T08:58:38Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T06:33:18Z
dc.date.available2022-02-09T08:58:38Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.submitted2014
dc.identifierT 7568
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/485
dc.description2014 Fall.
dc.descriptionIncludes illustrations (some color).
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 98-99).
dc.description.abstractThe Floating Interleaved Boost Converter (FIBC) is a novel DC-DC converter topology that can provide high voltage gain with improved efficiency and decreased input ripple when compared to conventional converters. These advantages make the FIBC a promising candidate for solar photovoltaic (PV) power system applications. PV modules produce low voltage Direct Current (DC) electricity; this must first be converted to a high voltage DC before being converted to Alternating Current (AC). The FIBC has been demonstrated as a DC-DC converter solution for fuel cells and electric vehicle applications in laboratory settings. In this thesis, the FIBC will be investigated for PV applications, focusing particularly on challenges and solutions for commercialization. This thesis will present a four phase FIBC for PV power system applications. The circuit topology will be analyzed mathematically, and its characteristic advantages will be highlighted. A dual loop, digital linear feedback controller will be developed that is capable of regulating both current and voltage in the device. Additionally, Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT), a requisite for PV power converters, will be included and demonstrated. Simulation results from PSIM will be provided to illustrate key findings and control development. The development of a hardware prototype using an embedded microcontroller will be detailed. Finally, the experimental testing and results will be discussed.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.relation.ispartof2014 - Mines Theses & Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectpower electronics
dc.subjectphotovoltaic
dc.subjectmaximum power point tracking
dc.subjectDC-DC converters
dc.subject.lcshElectric currents, Direct
dc.subject.lcshPhotovoltaic power systems
dc.subject.lcshElectric current converters
dc.subject.lcshEnergy conversion
dc.subject.lcshPower electronics
dc.titleImproved DC-DC converter for photovoltaic power system applications, An
dc.typeText
dc.contributor.committeememberMohagheghi, Salman
dc.contributor.committeememberAmmerman, Ravel F.
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineering and Computer Science
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines


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