Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
Second Committee Member
Power Electronics, Saturable Inductor, Snubber, Soft Switching, Switch Cell
Switch cells consist of an array of power switches and passive components which can replace the main switches alone in many power topologies, allowing reduced switching loss without altering the power topology directly. This thesis discusses the development of a switch cell topology that utilizes a saturable resonant inductor to reduce the size and power loss of the cell. Additionally, the cell transfers energy stored in the inductor into a capacitor for efficient energy storage during the cell's conduction region. This energy is then transferred back to the system when the cell turns off, thus reducing the total switching energy.
Reese, Bradley Alan, "Optimization of Nonlinear Switch Cells for Switching Converters" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 2710.