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THD Minimization from H-Bridge Cascaded Multilevel Inverter Using Particle Swarm Optimization Technique

Keywords: Heuristic Techniques, Switching Angles, Particle Swarm Optimization, Total Harmonic Distortion, Multilevel Inverter

Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology

Volume 36 ,  Issue 1



In this paper, PSO (Particle Swarm Optimization) based technique is proposed to derive optimized switching angles that minimizes the THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) and reduces the effect of selected low order non-triple harmonics from the output of the multilevel inverter. Conventional harmonic elimination techniques have plenty of limitations, and other heuristic techniques also not provide the satisfactory results. In this paper, single phase symmetrical cascaded H-Bridge 11-Level multilevel inverter is considered, and proposed algorithm is utilized to obtain the optimized switching angles that reduced the effect of 5th, 7th, 11th and 13th non-triplen harmonics from the output voltage of the multilevel inverter. A simulation result indicates that this technique outperforms other methods in terms of minimizing THD and provides high-quality output voltage waveform.