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- Magazine
- eISSN
- 1339-309X
- Première publication
- 07 Jun 2011
- Période de publication
- 6 fois par an
- Langues
- Anglais

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An improved method of model predictive current control for multilevel cascaded H-bridge inverters

Pages: 1 - 11

#### Résumé

Finite control set ModelPredictive control (FCS-MPC) with the principle of considering all voltage vectors to find the optimal voltage vector for multilevel inverter in a very small sampling cycle is hardly feasible because there is no modulation part, the implementation of optimizing common-mode voltage and switching number for the multilevel inverter should be performed in the cost function. To solve the above problem, this paper proposes an improved method of model predictive current control selecting 19 adjacent voltage vectors and using weighting coefficients for common-mode voltage elimination and switching optimization. By using a discrete-time model of the system to predict the future value of the current for the voltage vector in the previous sampling cycle and its 18 adjacent voltage vectors, the one that minimizes a cost function will be selected. Thus, in a multilevel inverter with any number of levels, the cost function is performed only 19 times in a sampling cycle. The computation on FPGA allows 19 calculations of the cost function to be performed in parallel, so the executing time is very small. The feasibility of the proposed algorithm is verified by simulation model on MATLAB-simulink software and the experimental 11-level cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter model.

#### Mots clés

- predictive current control
- cascaded hbridge (CHB)
- multilevel inverter
- the number of calculations
- common-mode voltage (CMV)

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Comparison of the power balance in a Totem-Pole Bridgeless PFC topology with several inrush current limiting strategies

Pages: 12 - 19

#### Résumé

Limiting inrush currents is usually necessary when AC-DC conversion is used to supply DC loads such as battery chargers in particular, it must comply with IEC 61000-3-3. This document discusses the suitability of an active inrush current limiter that can be used to replace traditional thermistors and NTC relays. This strategy is based on the control of the phase shift of thyristor type power components. It has been implemented in a totem-pole bridgeless power factor corrector (PFC). Experimental results show that this solution differs from traditional solutions to ensure high energy efficiency (higher than 95%) while limiting inrush currents.

#### Mots clés

- totem-pole-bridgeless PFC topology
- inrush current limitation
- control of the phase shift of thyristor

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QUIC transmission protocol: Test-bed design, implementation and experimental evaluation

Pages: 20 - 28

#### Résumé

With the ever increasing demand for higher speed internet connectivity that can fulfil the application continuous need for higher bandwidth Google being the pioneer in many web-based services has launched a new UDP-based protocol named quick UDP internet connections (QUIC), which aims at providing faster data delivery without requiring upgrades or modifications to the network infrastructure. The goal of this paper is to provide an overview about QUIC protocol, propose the design and implementation of a test-bed, that is used experimentally to evaluate QUIC protocol under different network conditions and scenarios. In particular, the performance advantage of QUIC in terms of delay and throughput are examined taking into account different network conditions that resemble the real internet environment. Two scenarios are proposed, the first one investigates the protocol performance under a controlled network environment, while the second one tests the protocol in a real uncontrolled network. To achieve that, a test-bed is proposed and implemented that emulates the network impairments encountered in real-network such as packet loss, bit errors, and bandwidth limitation in a controlled manner. After that, QUIC is tested in real operational wired and wireless networks. In both scenarios, QUIC outperforms TCP in terms of delay, which strengthens QUIC position for being a potential alternative to TCP.

#### Mots clés

- TCPIP
- web services
- broadband communication
- performance evaluation
- QUIC
- wireless net-working

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On single pole instrument voltage transformer overheating

Pages: 29 - 34

#### Résumé

The paper deals with calculation of overheating of a voltage instrument transformer used in medium voltage substations. Calculation of the primary and secondary windings is compared with measured values. These values are evaluated according to IEC 618691:2007, IEC 61869-3:2011 and IEC 60085:2007. In evaluation we focused on the state 1.9 × nominal voltage and thermal limiting output state. The article also compares the results for various parameters of instrument transformers that are necessary for clarification of calculation.

#### Mots clés

- instrument transformer of voltage
- overheating according to IEC 618693:2011
- numerical model of over-heating
- IEC 60085:2007

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Average temperature of oil-filled transformer windings with partial cooling ducts

Pages: 35 - 39

#### Résumé

An effective one-dimensional model is presented that describes the temperature profile of a winding of an oil-filled distribution transformer with an arbitrary number of partial cooling ducts. An analytical solution of the model is applied to a specific example — a low voltage winding of a 400 kVA distribution transformer with one or two partial cooling ducts. Starting from the exact solution, a simple and practical formula for the temperature rise of similar windings has been derived that is suitable for transformer designers.

#### Mots clés

- heat transfer
- distribution transformers
- temperature rise
- partial cooling ducts

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Multiscale filter-based hyperspectral image classification with PCA and SVM

Pages: 40 - 45

#### Résumé

Hyperspectral imagery can offer images with high spectral resolution and provide a unique ability to distinguish the subtle spectral signatures of different land covers. In this paper, we develop a new algorithm for hyperspectral image classification by using principal component analysis (PCA) and support vector machines (SVM). We use PCA to reduce the dimensionality of an HSI data cube, and then perform spatial convolution with three different filters on the PCA output cube. We feed all three convolved output cubes to SVM to classify every pixel. Finally, we perform fusion on the three output maps to determine the final classification map. We conduct experiments on three widely used hyperspectral image data cubes (

#### Mots clés

- hyperspectral image classification
- 2 D filter
- 2 D convolution
- support vector machines (SVM)

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Performance and security analysis of novel ZCCRW codes in lower earth orbit based MDM-OWC incorporating hybrid modulations

Pages: 46 - 52

#### Résumé

Explosive data rate requirements in the satellite communication for surveillance, military services, and broadcasting have put peer pressure on the optical wireless communication (OWC) systems. Secure data transmission against eavesdropper and performance enhancement at authentic user is major concern these days. In this work, performance and security analysis of spectral amplitude codes (SAC) in mode division multiplexed (MDM) OWC have been carried out and a novel zero cross correlation resultant weight (ZCCRW) code at 100 Gbps capacity has been presented. Random diagonal (RD), Enhanced double weight (EDW), Diagonal double weight (DDW) codes have been compared through simulations and also mathematical expressions are derived under the effects of eavesdropper. Hybrid modulations have been compared to check optimal modulation with combination of Laguerre-Gaussian (LG), and HermiteGaussian (HG) modes. Results have revealed that ZCCRW code with MD-DQPSK using LG modes provide best performance and least susceptibility to eavesdropper.

#### Mots clés

- OWC
- IsOWC
- MDM
- ZCCRW
- OCDMA
- ZCC
- LG
- HG

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A single-layer metallo-dielectric superstructure for enhancing the performances of EBG cavity antenna

Pages: 53 - 60

#### Résumé

A novel single-layer metallo-dielectric superstructure is proposed in this paper. It is constructed by two asymmetric unit- cells optimally arranged on the same layer to construct a partially reflective surface to be placed over a multilayer microstrip slot antenna named feed antenna for enhancing its performances. The radiation is expected to be maximum at the center of the formed layer. Thus, to maintain a high-gain performance, the unit-cells placed at the center are designed to provide a quasi-optimal reflection phase with high reflectivity at the frequency band of interest. A prototype of the proposed antenna operating at 10 GHz with overall size of 2.133λ_{0} ×2.133λ_{0} ×0.56λ_{0} is successfully designed and fabricated. The calculated and measured antenna gain results indicate that the proposed antenna exhibits a wider radiation bandwidth performance of about 41.15% and 36.15%, respectively.

#### Mots clés

- wideband and high gain performances
- wide radiation bandwidth
- single layer partially reflective surface (PRS)
- electromagnetic-band-gap cavity antenna (ECA)
- equivalent circuit

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Preparation and gas-sensing properties of very thin sputtered NiO films

Pages: 61 - 65

#### Résumé

We present results on very thin NiO films which are able to detect 3 ppm of acetone, toluene and n-butyl acetate in synthetic air and to operate at 300°C. NiO films with 25 and 50 nm thicknesses were prepared by dc reactive magnetron sputtering on alumina substrates previously coated by Pt layers as heater and as interdigitated electrodes. Annealed NiO films are indexed to the (fcc) crystalline structure of NiO and their calculated grain sizes are in the range from 22 to 27 nm. Surface morphology of the examined samples was influenced by a rough and compact granular structure of alumina substrate. Nanoporous NiO film is formed by an agglomeration of small grains with different shapes while they are created on every alumina grain.

#### Mots clés

- NiO films
- reactive magnetron sputtering
- alumina substrate
- gas sensors
- acetone
- toluene
- n-butyl acetate

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New model of explanation for phase angle pattern of online partial discharge measurement in winding insulation of turbine generator

Pages: 66 - 77

#### Résumé

On-line partial discharge (PD) measurement in electrical insulation of the turbine generator (TG) is an essential approach to control the quality of insulation and to avoid any undesired shutdowns of TG. Although in the last few decades the number of research in PD on-line monitoring methods in the stator winding of TG has increased significantly, it is still not clear yet why PD only appears at certain phase angles of the AC cycle in the phase resolved partial discharge (PRPD) pattern. Moreover, there is not yet any clarification on how the winding configuration of stator may affect PD phase angle pattern. For this reason, this work examines detailed study of the impact of the winding diagram on PD occurrence in the stator winding of real turbine generator class TVF-60-2 (60 MW, 10.5 KV). In addition, a computer simulation of various sizes of ellipsoidal cavities from 0.1 to 2.5 mm between conductor bar and stator core were carried out by using Laplaces equation in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software ComSol to investigate the relation between the cavity size and coefficient of electric field. As a result of that, the phase angle of PD occurrence in the stator winding will highly depend on the configuration of bars connection, and the computer simulation has helped identifying the PD inception voltage and applied voltage of various ellipsoidal defects size. These two results have helped proposing an initial new theoretical model of explanation the relationship between voltage distributions and phase angle of PD occurrence to determine the degradation level of insulation caused by ellipsoidal defects in the insulation bars of the stator winding which can be used for stator windings of TG rated 6 kV and higher. This model is the initial step to develop a further comprehensive model of explanation for PRPD patterns which will consider all other types of defects as well as the space charge effects from the previous PD.

#### Mots clés

- cavity
- PD inception voltage
- partial discharge
- PD phase angle
- stator winding