Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Alexander Emanuel, Advisor

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Xinming Huang, Committee Member

Identifier

etd-071416-063806

Abstract

"In this thesis, based on the existing researches on power factor correction technology, I analyze, design and study the Boost type power factor correction technology, which is applied in the in-board two-stage battery charger. First I analyzed the basic working principle of the active power factor corrector. By comparing several different topologies of PFC converter main circuit and control methods, I specified the research object to be the average current control (ACM) boost power factor corrector. Then I calculated and designed the PFC circuit and the ACM controller applied in the first level charging of EVs. And I run the design in Simulink and study the important features like power factor, the input current waveform and the output DC voltage and the THD and odd harmonic magnitude."

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2016-07-14

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Subjects

power factor correction, average current mode control, first level electric vehicle charging, boost converter

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