Bifurcation analysis of a power-factor-correction boost converter: Uncovering fast-scale instability

Chi Kong Tse, Octavian Dranga, Herbert H.C. Iu

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Bifurcation analysis is performed to a power-factor-correction (PFC) boost converter to examine the fast-scale instability problem. Computer simulations and analysis reveal the possibility of period-doubling for some intervals within the line cycle. The results allow convenient prediction of stability boundaries. Analytical equations and design curves are given to facilitate the selection of parameter values to guarantee stable operation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2003
EventProceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 25 May 200328 May 2003


  • Bifurcation analysis
  • Dc/dc converters
  • Power factor correction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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