Novel communication method between power converters for DC micro-grid applications

Zhengyu Lin, Jin Du, Jiande Wu, Xiangning He

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Communication between power converters is vital for high performance DC micro-grids controls. However, for residential DC micro-grid applications, using external communication link would increase the system cost, and reduce the system flexibility and reliability. This paper presents a novel method to enable the conventional DC/DC converters to transmit data via the common DC Bus. With this technology, cost-effective low bandwidth communication links between power converters can be established within a DC micro-grid, and advanced distributed control algorithms can be developed. A reliable communication with 2 kbps transmission rate has been implemented between the Boost converters through the common input DC bus.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE first International Conference on DC Microgrids proceedings
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-9879-1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 IEEE 1st International Conference on DC Microgrids - Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 7 Jun 201510 Jun 2015


Conference2015 IEEE 1st International Conference on DC Microgrids
Abbreviated titleICDCM
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA

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  • DC micro-grid
  • power converter
  • communication
  • discrete Fourier Transform (DFT)
  • modulation
  • demodulation


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