A scaled prototype for a MW level inverter for the power supply of a new Ground Based Radar System for Theater Missile Defense has been designed and tested. The full scale inverter is specified to supply 3-phase, 60 Hz AC power at 4160 V with a continuous power level of 1 MW. In order to achieve this high output voltage in an IGBT switched inverter without the use of a transformer, a 3-level inverter topology, called a Neutral Point Clamped Converter (NPCC) was used. The design rating of the scaled prototype was 100 kW. Experimental results show representative waveforms for voltage and current and describe a test setup for regenerative high power testing using 2 coupled induction machines.
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 1997|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 11th International Pulsed Power Conference. Part 2 (of 2) - Baltimore, MD, USA|
Duration: Jun 29 1997 → Jul 2 1997
|Conference||Proceedings of the 1997 11th International Pulsed Power Conference. Part 2 (of 2)|
|City||Baltimore, MD, USA|
|Period||06/29/97 → 07/2/97|