For citation: Mikheev K.E., Tomasov V.S. Analysis of energy performance of multilevel semiconductor converters of electric drive systems. Scientific and Technical Journal of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, 2012, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 46–52.
The energy performance of power subsystems of AC drives, built on the base of different topologies of multilevel voltage-fed converters was analyzed. A special calculation subsystem “Measurements” was developed in the Matlab package using Simulink and SimPowerSystems libraries, which allows analyzing and comparing the energy performance of multilevel converters.
Keywords: power subsystem, energy performance, multilevel converters, electrical drive, sinusoidal pulse-width modulation, PWM, simulation.