Gate Driver Design for Cryogenically Cooled Power Electronic Converters

Adel Deriszadeh, Xianwu Zeng, Ravi-Kiran Surapaneni, Gowtham Galla, Emelie Nilsson, Jean Francois Rouquette, Ludovic Ybanez, Xiaoze Pei

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Abstract

This article explores the design and experimental validation of an isolated half-bridge DC-DC converter customized for cryogenic environments, addressing the challenges posed by extreme low temperatures. The key contribution lies in the adoption of the isolated half-bridge topology which ensures exceptional output voltage stability with a simplified structure. By leveraging this innovative design, a rigorous design process for the selection of critical components is employed to ensure the stable performance and reliability at cryogenic environment. The performance of the designed isolated DC-DC converter and practical challenges are investigated experimentally at a cryogenic temperature. The results contribute valuable insights to the converter design in extreme temperature environments, promising advancements in the field of cryogenic power electronics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2500206
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume34
Issue number3
Early online date5 Feb 2024
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2024

Keywords

  • DC-DC converter
  • cryogenic power electronics
  • electric aircraft
  • half-bridge converter
  • isolated gate driver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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