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Morrison, R.,Egan, M. G.;
IEEE Transactions On Power Electronics
A new modulation strategy for a buck-boost input ac/dc converter. Ieee Transactions on Power Electronics
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This paper presents a novel modulation strategy for a power factor corrected (PFC), isolated ac/dc converter derived from the integration of a nonisolated, two switch buck-boost ac/dc converter with an isolated dual active bridge dc/dc converter (2SBBDAB). This strategy, termed discontinuous leading/trailing edge (DLTE) modulation, serves to maximize the duty cycle of the input switch while keeping the current in the buck-boost inductor discontinuous. Hence, the crest factors of the currents in the switching devices are minimized, the input switch is turned on at zero current and the zero-voltage switching ranges of the bridge switches are unaffected by the integration. A conventional isolated, PFC ac/dc converter typically consists of a boost converter cascaded with a forward converter. The ratings required or the power switching devices of the 2SBBDAB employing the DLTE modulation strategy are similar to those required of the conventional design for wide line voltage operation. However, the 2SBBDAB converter has higher line voltage surge immunity than that of the conventional design and, unlike the conventional design, it has inherent inrush current limiting. The DLTE modulation strategy may be applied to the family of converters composed of the two switch buck-boost integrated with half and full-bridge forward converters.
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