Modeling and Control of Single-Phase Rectifiers and Inverters

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This course can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5709, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree.

This is Course #5 in the Modeling and Control of Power Electronics Specialization. The course is focused on modeling and control of grid-tied power electronics. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to understand, analyze, model, and design low-harmonic rectifiers and inverters interfacing dc loads or dc power sources, such as photovoltaic arrays, to the single-phase ac power grid.

We strongly recommend students complete the CU Boulder Power Electronics Specialization as well as Courses #1 (Averaged-Switch Modeling and Simulation) and #4 (Current-Mode Control) before enrolling in this course (the course numbers provided below are for students in the CU Boulder's MS-EE program):

● Introduction to Power Electronics (ECEA 5700)
● Converter Circuits (ECEA 5701)
● Converter Control (ECEA 5702)
● Averaged-Switch Modeling and Simulation (ECEA 5705)
● Current-Mode Control (ECEA 5708)

After completing this course, you will be able to:

● Understand the operating principles of low-harmonic, high power factor rectifier and inverters
● Model and design current shaping and voltage control loops in power factor correction (PFC) rectifiers
● Model and design control loops in single-phase dc-to-ac inverters
● Design photovoltaic power systems tied to the single-phase ac power grid
● Use computer-aided tools and simulations to verify the design of rectifiers and inverters