High-bandwidth Control Structure for Solid-State-Transformers with EtherCAT Protocol

Dong Uk Kim, Jaehong Lee, Seung Hwan Lee, Sungmin Kim

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Abstract

This paper proposes a high-bandwidth control structure for solid-state-transformers (SSTs). To fabricate a medium-voltage (MV, 25 kVrms) SST, a 42-level AC/DC rectifier and forty-two dual-active-bridge (DAB) converters are required. However, it is challenging to simultaneously control these converters due to synchronization, propagation delay, and complexity. In this paper, an optimized structure for MV high-level SST controller is proposed. An industrial EtherCAT master PC and state-of-the-art micro-control-units (MCUs) TMS320F28388D are employed to fabricate the control environment. Using the serial-peripheral-interface (SPI) and EtherCAT protocols, a 10 kHz bandwidth data communication between controllers was achieved within a 100 μs delay. Based on the fast communication environment, a partially decentralized voltage balance control scheme, which reduces communication data size, is presented. The proposed controller is evaluated with a PLECS simulation model of the 42-level SST system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICPE 2023-ECCE Asia - 11th International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia
Subtitle of host publicationGreen World with Power Electronics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1843-1848
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9788957083505
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event11th International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia, ICPE 2023-ECCE Asia - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 22 May 202325 May 2023

Publication series

NameICPE 2023-ECCE Asia - 11th International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia: Green World with Power Electronics

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia, ICPE 2023-ECCE Asia
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period22/05/2325/05/23

Keywords

  • EtherCAT
  • controller
  • high-voltage isolation
  • solid state transformer

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