This paper proposes an optimized synchronous PWM method for harmonic elimination in a quasi square wave inverter. The synchronized PWM method enables online harmonic computation and PWM pulse generation in a multitasking digital controller to eliminate lower order harmonics. The multitasking digital controller reduces the look-up table requirement and helps in realizing efficient implementation to eliminate dominant harmonics. This method offers a simple scalable solution for combined fifth and seventh harmonic elimination using two low-cost eight-bit PIC microcontrollers (PIC18F4550, PIC18F452). Experimental results are demonstrated for a single-phase three-level inverter. The proposed method achieves 90$\% $ reduction of fifth and seventh harmonic components from a quasi square wave inverter output.
GOPINATH, VIVEK; NAIR, MEENU; BISWAS, JAYANTA; and BARAI, MUKTI
"An optimized harmonic elimination method based on synchronized microcontroller architecture,"
Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences: Vol. 27:
6, Article 30.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/elektrik/vol27/iss6/30