Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

The main goal of this Major Qualifying Project was to design and implement an inrush transient current mitigation technique for high power full-wave bridge rectifiers with capacitive loads. The inrush current was simulated using PSpice V9.1 for both single-phase and three-phase bridge rectifiers. The mitigation was obtained by gradually charging the capacitive load using small pulses of current, before energizing the system. These pulses of current were controlled by an MSP430 microprocessor synchronized with the input source.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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