Novel communication method between power converters for DC micro-grid applications


Communication between power converters is vital for high performance DC micro-grids controls. However, for residential DC micro-grid applications, using external communication link would increase the system cost, and reduce the system flexibility and reliability. This paper presents a novel method to enable the conventional DC/DC converters to transmit data via the common DC Bus. With this technology, cost-effective low bandwidth communication links between power converters can be established within a DC micro-grid, and advanced distributed control algorithms can be developed. A reliable communication with 2 kbps transmission rate has been implemented between the Boost converters through the common input DC bus.

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Event Title: 2015 IEEE 1st International Conference on DC Microgrids
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Event Dates: 2015-06-07 - 2015-06-10
Uncontrolled Keywords: DC micro-grid,power converter,communication,discrete Fourier Transform (DFT),modulation,demodulation,Energy Engineering and Power Technology,Electrical and Electronic Engineering
ISBN: 978-1-4799-9879-1
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2024 08:37
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2015 09:25
Full Text Link: http://ieeexplo ... unumber=7139319
Related URLs: http://www.scop ... tnerID=8YFLogxK (Scopus URL)
PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2015
Authors: Lin, Zhengyu (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-7733-2431)
Du, Jin
Wu, Jiande
He, Xiangning



Version: Accepted Version

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