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ARANGO ZULUAGA, E. I; RAMOS-PAJA, C. A  and  SAAVEDRA-MONTES, A. J. Modeling of asymmetrical boost converters. Ing. Investig. [online]. 2014, vol.34, n.1, pp.53-59. ISSN 0120-5609.

ABSTRACT The asymmetrical interleaved dual boost (AIDB) is a fifth-order DC/DC converter designed to interface photovoltaic (PV) panels. The AIDB produces small current harmonics to the PV panels, reducing the power losses caused by the converter operation. Moreover, the AIDB provides a large voltage conversion ratio, which is required to step-up the PV voltage to the large dc-link voltage used in grid-connected inverters. To reject irradiance and load disturbances, the AIDB must be operated in a closed-loop and a dynamic model is required. Given that the AIDB converter operates in Discontinuous Conduction Mode (DCM), classical modeling approaches based on Continuous Conduction Mode (CCM) are not valid. Moreover, classical DCM modeling techniques are not suitable for the AIDB converter. Therefore, this paper develops a novel mathematical model for the AIDB converter, which is suitable for control-pur-poses. The proposed model is based on the calculation of a diode current that is typically disregarded. Moreover, because the traditional correction to the second duty cycle reported in literature is not effective, a new equation is designed. The model accuracy is contrasted with circuital simulations in time and frequency domains, obtaining satisfactory results. Finally, the usefulness of the model in control applications is illustrated with an application example.

Keywords : DC/DC switching converters; asymmetrical interleaved; modeling; discontinuous conduction mode.

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