Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

This MQP presents an H-bridge based compensator controlled by either analog circuits or a DSP. The goal of this work was to design and implement a power factor corrector used to eliminate current harmonics and compensate for out of phase current produced by real loads. The analog system uses an op-amp and comparator based controller to control the switching of the H-bridge while the digital system uses a DSP for control. The analog control system is the main part of this report, a DSP based approach is presented as an alternative possibility.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Electrical Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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