Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences




This paper presents a 3-phase, 4-wire unified series-parallel active filter (USPAF) system for periodic and nonperiodic disturbance compensation using a generalized nonactive power theory. The USPAF system consists of a series active filter (AF), parallel AF, and split DC-link capacitors with the midpoint of the DC-link connected to the neutral wire. The generalized nonactive power theory is applicable to single-phase or multiphase, sinusoidal or nonsinusoidal, periodic or nonperiodic, and balanced or unbalanced electrical systems. The theory was implemented previously in a parallel AF. In this study, the USPAF system is proposed to compensate for the nonsinusoidal and nonperiodic currents and voltages. Distorted source voltages, source voltage sag, and unbalanced nonlinear load current compensation were simultaneously tested in the experiments. Subharmonic and stochastic nonperiodic current and voltage compensation were simulated in MATLAB/Simulink. Simulation and experimental results verified the validity of the generalized nonactive power theory for the compensation of periodic (nonsinusoidal) and nonperiodic current and voltage disturbances with the USPAF system.

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