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 DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.17577/IJERTV4IS090679
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A High Voltage Gain Interleaved Boost Converter with Dual Coupled Inductors
Reshma Ismail
PG Scholar, EEE Department KMEA Engineering College Edathala, Kerala, India
Neenu B
Assistant Professor, EEE Department KMEA Engineering College Edathala , Kerala, India
Abstract A high gain interleaved boost converter with dual coupledinductors and a voltage multiplier module is proposed. The primary windings of two coupledinductors are connected in parallel to share the input current and reduce the current ripple at the input. The proposed converter inherits the merits of interleaved seriesconnected output capacitors for high voltage gain, low output voltage ripple and low switch voltage stress. Moreover, the secondary sides of two coupledinductors are connected in series to a regenerative capacitor by a diode for extending the voltage gain and balancing the primaryparallel currents. In addition, the active switches are turned on at zero current and the reverse recovery problem of diodes is alleviated by reasonable leakage inductances of the coupled inductors. Besides, the energy of leakage inductances can be recycled.
Keywords Renewable energy, photovoltaic system, interleaved boost converter, dual coupled inductors,high voltage gain.

INTRODUCTION
Renewable energy attracts interest for power generation because the non renewable energy like petrol, diesels etc are diminishing and energy crisis is an important concern in most of the nations. In renewable energy, solar energy attracts more because it has more advantage compare to other renewable energies like the selection of area is not complicated, the systems can either be operated as isolated systems or connected to the grid as a part of an integrated system, it has no moving parts; it has a long lifetime and low maintenance requirements and most importantly it is one solution that offers eco friendly power [4]. Photovoltaic system requires a power electronics interface to be connected to the grid. Renewable energy systems generate low voltage output. So high voltage gain DCDC converters are required in many industrial applications.
Fig.1. Photovoltaic system
Photovoltaic (PV) energy conversion systems and fuelcell systems usually need high stepup and large input current dc dc converters to boost low voltage (1856V) to high voltage
(200400V) for the gridconnected inverters. Highintensity discharge lamp ballasts for automobile headlamps call for high voltage gain dcdc converters to raise a battery voltage of 12V up to 100V at steady operation [5], [6]. Also, the low battery voltage of 48V needs to be converted to 380V in the frontend stage in some uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and telecommunication systems by high stepup converters [7][8]. Theoretically, a basic boost converter can provide infinite voltage gain with extremely high duty ratio. In practice, the voltage gain is limited by the parasitic elements of the power devices, inductor and capacitor. Moreover, the extremely high duty cycle operation may induce serious reverserecovery problem of the rectifier diode and large current ripples which increase the conduction losses. On the other hand, the input current is usually large in high output voltage and high power conversion, but lowvoltagerated power devices with small onresistances may not be selected since the voltage stress of the main switch and diode is respectively equivalent to the output voltage in the conventional boost converter.
The interleaving technique connects dc/dc converters in parallel to share the power flow between two or more conversion chains. However, the conventional interleaved converter has some disadvantages like the duty ratio is extremely large in order to get a high gain, this increases the current ripple, conduction losses and the turnoff losses. Then, the switches voltage stress is the high and the output diode reverserecovery problem is very severe, which induces additional voltage and current stresses and losses and also the electromagnetic interference (EMI) noise is very serious[9]. Single switch topologies are not suitable for high power applications because voltage stress across switch is very high. Interleaved parallel topology is the solution to increase the power and reduce input current ripple allowing lower power rated switches to be used. This paper proposes a high voltage gain interleaved boost converter with dual coupled inductors for high step up and high power applications. This configuration inherits the merits of high voltage gain, low output voltage ripple and lowvoltage stress across the power switches. Moreover, the presented converter is able to turn on the active switches at zerocurrent and alleviate the reverse recovery problem of diodes by reasonable leakage inductances of the coupled inductors.

PROPOSED SYSTEM
A high voltage gain interleaved boost converter with dual coupled inductors for high step up and high power
applications is proposed. The derivation procedure for the proposed topology is shown in Fig. 2. This circuit can be divided as two parts. These two segments are named a modified interleaved boost converter and a voltage doubler module using capacitordiode and coupled inductor technologies. The basic boost converter topology is shown in Fig. 2(a) and Fig .2(b) is another boost version with the same function in which the output diode is placed on the negative dclink rail. Fig.2(c) is called a modified interleaved boost converter, which is an inputparallel and outputseries configuration derived from two basic boost types.
Fig.2. Modified interleaved boost converter
Therefore, this part based on interleaved control has several main functions: 1) it can obtain double voltage gain of conventional interleaved boost; 2) low output voltage ripple due to the interleaved seriesconnected capacitors; 3) low switch voltage stresses. Then the double independent inductors in the modified interleaved boost converter are separately replaced by the primary windings of coupled inductors which are employed as energy storage and filtering as shown in Fig.3 (d). The secondary windings of two coupled inductors are connected in series for a voltage multiplier module, which is stacked on the output of the modified converter to get higher voltage gain.
Fig.3. Interleaved boost converter with dual coupled inductors
Advantages of the proposed converter are

It can achieve a much higher voltage gain and avoid operating at extreme duty cycle and numerous turn ratios

The voltage stresses of the main switches are very low, which are one fourth of the output voltage under N=1

The input current can be automatically shared by each phase and low ripple currents are obtained at input

The main switches can be turned on at ZCS so that the main switching losses are reduced;

The current falling rates of the diodes are controlled by the leakage inductance so that the diode reverserecovery problem is alleviated


OPERATION PRINCIPLE
The proposed converter operates in continuous conduction mode (CCM), and the duty cycles of the power switches during steady operation are interleaved with a 180 phase shift and the duty cycles are greater than 0.5. That is to say, the two switches can only be in one of three states (S1:on, S2:on; S1:on,S2:off; S1:off,S2:on;), which ensures the normal transmission of energy from the coupled inductors primary side to the secondary side. The working principle of converter can be explained with eight operating stages. The equivalen circuit of the presented converter is demonstrated in Fig 2, where
Lm1, Lm2 magnetizing inductances
Lk1, Lk2 leakage inductances
C1, C2, C3 output and clamp capacitors
S1, S2 main switches
D1, D2 clamp diodes
Dr, Cr regenerative diode and capacitor
D3 output diode
N turns ratio of Ns /N
VN1, VN2 the voltage on the primary sides of coupled inductors
Fig.4. Equivalent circuit

First stage [t0t1]: At t = t0, the power switch S1 is turned on with zero current switching (ZCS) due to the leakage inductance Lk1, while S2 remains turned on. Diodes D1, D2 and Dr are turned off, and only output diode D3 is conducting. The
current falling rate through the output diode D3 is controlled by the leakage inductances Lk1 and Lk2, which alleviates the diodes reverse recovery problem. This stage ends when the current through the diode D3 decreases to zero.
Fig.5. First stage

Second stage [t1t2]: During this interval, both the power switches S1 and S2 are maintained turned on, as shown in Fig
6. All of the diodes are reversedbiased. The magnetizing inductances Lm1 and Lm2 as well as leakage inductances Lk1 and Lk2 are linearly charged by the input voltage source Vin. This period ends at the instant t2, when the switch S2 is turned off.
Fig.6. Second stage

Third stage [t2t3]: At t = t2, the switch S2 is turned off, which makes the diodes D2 and Dr turned on. The current flow path is shown in Fig 7. The energy that magnetizing inductance Lm2 has stored is transferred to the secondary side charging the capacitor Cr by the diode Dr, and the current through the diode Dr and the capacitor Cr is determined by the leakage inductances Lk1 and Lk2. The input voltage source, magnetizing inductance Lm2 and leakage inductance Lk2 release energy to the capacitor C2 via diode D2.
Fig.7. Third stage

Fourth stage [t3t4]: At t = t3, diode D2 automatically switches off because the total energy of leakage inductance Lk2 has been completely released to the capacitor C2. There is no reverse recovery problem for the diode D2. The currentflow path of this stage is shown in Fig 8. Magnetizing inductance Lm2 still transfers energy to the secondary side charging the capacitor Cr via diode Dr. The current of the switch S1 is equal to the summation of the currents of the magnetizing inductances Lm1 and Lm2.
Fig.8. Fourth stage

Fifth stage [t4t5]: At t = t4, the switch S2 is turned on with ZCS softswitching condition Due to the leakage inductance Lk2, and the switch S1 remains in on state. The currentflow path of this stage is shown in Fig 9. The current falling rate through the diode Dr is controlled by the leakage inductances Lk1 and Lk2, which alleviates the diode reverse recovery problem. This stage ends when the current through the diode Dr decreases to zero at t = t5.
Fig.9. Fifth stage

Sixth stage [t5t6]: The operating states of stages 6 and 2 are similar. During this interval, all diodes are turned off. The magnetizing inductances Lm1, Lm2, and the leakage inductances Lk1, Lk2 are charged linearly by the input voltage. The voltage stress of D1 is the voltage on C1, and the voltage stress of D2 is the voltage on C2. The voltage stress of Dr is equivalent to the voltage on Cr, and the voltage stress of D3 is the output voltage minus the voltages on C1 and C2 and Cr.
Fig.10. Sixth stage

Seventh stage [t6t7]: The power switch S1 is turned off at t
= t6, which turns on D1 and D3, and the switch S2 remains in conducting state. The currentflow path of this stage is shown in Fig10. The input voltage source Vin, magnetizing inductance Lm1 and leakage inductance Lk1 release their energy to the capacitor C1 via the switch S2. Simultaneously, the energy stored in magnetizing inductor Lm1 is transferred to the secondary side. The current through the secondary sides in series flows to the capacitor C3 and load through the diode D3.
Fig.11. Seventh stage

Eighth stage [t7t0 ]: At t = t7, since the total energy of leakage inductance Lk1 has been completely released to the capacitor C1, diode D1 automatically switches off. The current of the magnetizing inductance Lm1 is directly transferred to the output through the secondary side of coupled inductor and D4 until t0
Fig.12. Eighth stage
IV STEADY STATE ANALYSIS
To simplify the circuit performance analysis of the proposed converter in CCM, and the following conditions are assumed.

All of the power devices are ideal. That is to say, the on state resistance RDS(ON) and all parasitic capacitors of the main switches are neglected, and the forward voltage drop of the diodes is ignored;

The coupling coefficient k of each coupledinductor is defined as Lm/(Lm+Lk). The turn ratio N of each coupled inductor is equal to
NS /NP;

The parameters of two coupledinductors are considered to be the same, namely Lm1 = Lm2 = Lm; Lk1 = Lk2 = Lk ; NS1/NP1=
Substituting (10) and (12) into (3), the voltage gain is obtained as
NS2 /NP2=N ;
k 1= Lm1/(Lm1+Lk1)= k 2= Lm2/(Lm2+Lk2) = k.

Capacitors C1, C2, C3 and Cr are large enough. Thus, the voltages across these capacitors are considered as constant in
MCCM =
V0 =
Vin
2(KN 1)
1 D
(17)
one switching period.
A. Voltage Gain Expression
If the transient characteristics of circuit are disregarded, each magnetizing inductance has two main states in one switching period. In one state, the magnetizing inductance is charged by the input source. In the other state, the magnetizing inductance
Thus, the plot of the voltage gain MCCM versus the dutycycle under various coupling coefficients and turns ratio of the coupledinductor is shown in Fig. 13. It can be seen the coupling coefficient k has only minor influence on the voltage gain. If the impact of the leakage inductances of the coupled inductor is neglected, then coupling coefficient k is equal to one. The ideal voltage gain is rewritten as
is discharged by the output capacitor voltage VC1 or VC2 minus the input voltage. Since the time durations of stages I, IV, V and VIII are significantly short, only stages II, III, VI and VII are considered for the steadystate analysis. At stages II and VI, the following equations can be written from Fig.6 and Fig.10.
VLm1II=VLm1IV= kVin (1)
VLm2II=VLm2IV= kVin (2)
VO=VC1+VC2+VC3 (3)
At stage III, the following equations are derived from Fig. 7:
MCCM =
V0 =
Vin
2(N 1)
1 D
(18)
VLm1III= kVin (4)
VLm2III= k(VinVC2) (5)
VCr=VS1VS2=kNVC2 (6)
During the time duration of stage VII, the following voltage equations can be expressed based on Fig. 11.
Lm1 in C1
V VII= k(V V ) (7)
VLm2VII= kVin (8)
VC3=VCr+VS2VS1=kN(VC1+VC2) (9)
Using the volt second balance theory on Lm1 and Lm2 respectively the voltage across capacitors C1 and C2 are obtained as
Fig.13. Voltage gain curves under different coupling coefficients
V SIMULATION RESULTS
The simulation is done on MATLAB simulink. The output of the PV system is connected to the boost converter. The simulation diagram of the system is shown in the fig.14.
A Simulation of proposed system
VC1 =VC2= Vin
1 D
And voltage of capacitors Cr and C3 are expressed as
(10)
VCr=
KN
1 D
Vin (11)
VC3= 2KN Vin (12)
1 D
Fig.14. Simulink model of proposed system
B Simulation of PV panel
The PV array has been designed by considering the irradiance, temperature, number of PV cells connected in series and parallel. The simulink model of PV module model is shown in Fig 15. The subsystems (subsystem1 and subsystem 2) for the PV panel modelling are shown in Fig 16 and fig 17
Fig.18. PV characteristics
.
Fig.15. Simulik model of PV panel
Fig.16. Subsystem 1 of PV panel modelling
Fig.17. Subsystem 2 of PV panel modelling,
The PV characteristics and IV characteristics are shown in the Fig 18 and Fig 19. The PV model plots the PV and IV curve for varying values of irradiance. The solar radiation for the system is given by step increment in radiation. The change in radiation is shown in Fig 20.
Fig.19. IV characteristics
Fig.20. Change in irradianc

Simulation of MPPT Technique
The MPPT technique is simulated with the principle of P & O algorithm. The signal obtained from the algorithm is given to the gate of boost converter for the operation. The simulation model of the MPPT algorithm is shown in Fig 21.
Fig.21. Simulink model of MPPT
Fig.22. Gate pulses from MPPT

Simulation results of interleaved boost converter
The converter works in continuous mode of operation, with a phase shift of 180 and duty cycle greater than 0.5. The output voltage across the converter for an input of 38V from PV system is 380V. So the gain is 10 for a turns ratio of 1. The input and output voltages of the converter are shown in Fig.22 and Fig.23
.
Fig.23. Input voltage of the boost converter
Fig.24. Output voltage of the boost converter

HARDWARE DESCRIPTION
A prototype of the proposed converter is tested. The output obtained for the converter for an input of 12V is 150 V with a switching frequency of 50kHz. The converter is controlled by the microchip ATMEGA 16. The power supply unit for the driver board is shown in Fig.25. It uses the AC mains electricity as an energy source. It employs a transformer to convert the input voltage to a higher or lower AC voltage. A rectifier is used to convert the transformer output voltage to a varying DC voltage, which in turn is passed through an electronic filter to convert it to an unregulated DC voltage. The regulator are provided for the supply output of +5 V. The filter removes most, but not all of the AC voltage variations and the remaining voltage variations are known as ripple.
Fig.25. Driver board power supply
Fig.26. MOSFET Driver circuit
The power circuit for the micro controller is shown in Fig.27. It is provided with transformer, rectifier, regulator. The regulator are provided for the supply output of +5 V. The controller circuit are provided with oscillator and capacitors. The +5 V output from the power supply unit are used for Vcc of microcontroller.
Fig.27. Controller circuit power supply
Fig.28. Pin diagram of ATMEGA 16
Fig.29. Experimental setup

CONCLUSION
A novel high voltage gain interleaved boost converter with dual coupled inductors for high step up and high power applications is recommended for high voltage conversion. This configuration inherits the merits of high voltage gain, low output voltage ripple and lowvoltage stress across the power switches. Moreover, the secondary sides of two coupled inductors are connected in series to a regenerative capacitor by a diode for extending the voltage gain and balancing the primaryparallel currents. In addition, the active switches are turned on at zerocurrent and the reverse recovery problem of diodes is alleviated by reasonable leakage inductances of the coupled inductors. Besides, the energy of leakage inductances can be recycled. So the proposed system is suitable for renewable energy applications that need high step up high power energy conversion.
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