In this paper, a voltage sensorless controller is developed for a two-switch single-phase rectifier that involves power factor correction and active pulsating power buffering without electrolytic capacitors. While a two-switch rectifier normally requires four sensed signals for control, only one current sensor is required in this proposal, thereby offering advantages such as low cost, high compactness, isolation between control and power circuits, and improved reliability. While the basic operating principle follows that of a conventional voltage sensorless controller for single-switch converters, several critical design considerations are the key to the success of the implementation which is explained in detail. The feasibilities of the controller are experimentally testified with a 100-W rectifier prototype regarding both steady state and dynamic performance.
- Power decoupling
- single-phase ac-to-dc converters
- two-switch rectifier
- voltage sensorless control
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering