A Multistructure Multimode Three-Phase Dual-Active-Bridge Converter Targeting Wide-Range High-Efficiency Performance

Akif Zia Khan, Yiu Pang Chan, Muhammad Yaqoob, Ka Hong Loo, Pooya Davari, Frede Blaabjerg

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A three-phase dual-active-bridge (3p-DAB) converter is an attractive topology for bidirectional power conversion in high-power applications. However, conduction and switching losses are two main loss mechanisms that severely affect its efficiency performance, and adoption of any single modulation scheme or topology cannot minimize these losses over a wide operating range. For this purpose, a reconfigurable topology of the 3p-DAB converter is proposed in this article that utilizes a reconfigurable and tunable resonant network to offer multiple degrees of freedom in minimizing conduction and switching losses over a wide range of operating conditions. The converter is designed such that for 40-100% of the rated output power, it operates as a tunable 3p-DAB resonant immittance converter with its output power controlled by varying switching frequency and tuning the resonant frequency of a resonant immittance network to track the switching frequency. Below 40% of the rated output power, the converter transforms to a tunable 3p-DAB series-resonant converter with its output power controlled by varying the impedance of a series-resonant network while keeping the switching frequency and phase shift constant. The combination of both operation modes jointly leads to wide-range zero circulating current and soft switching of all the switches and, hence, a wide-range high-efficiency performance, as validated by the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9161275
Pages (from-to)3078-3098
Number of pages21
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021


  • DC-DC power conversion
  • immittance converters (ICs)
  • resonant power conversion
  • series-resonant network
  • unity power factor (UPF)
  • zero-voltage switching (ZVS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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