Call for Paper - May 2023 Edition
IJCA solicits original research papers for the May 2023 Edition. Last date of manuscript submission is April 20, 2023. Read More

Power Quality Improvement for Matrix Converter using Shunt Active Filter

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2010 by IJCA Journal
Number 2 - Article 6
Year of Publication: 2010
I. Jacob Raglend
T.Ruban Deva Prakash

P.JenoPaul, Jacob I Raglend, T.Ruban Deva Prakash and R.PriyaDarsini. Article:Power Quality Improvement for Matrix Converter using Shunt Active Filter. International Journal of Computer Applications 11(2):31–37, December 2010. Published By Foundation of Computer Science. BibTeX

	author = {P.JenoPaul and I. Jacob Raglend and T.Ruban Deva Prakash and R.PriyaDarsini},
	title = {Article:Power Quality Improvement for Matrix Converter using Shunt Active Filter},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2010},
	volume = {11},
	number = {2},
	pages = {31--37},
	month = {December},
	note = {Published By Foundation of Computer Science}


This paper proposes a shunt active filter to minimize the power quality impact instead of using the conventional fixed Filters of the matrix converters. Matrix converters inject significant harmonics and nonstandard frequency components into power systems. The proposed approach eliminates the total line current harmonics efficiently. By minimizing the Total Harmonic distortion the harmonic pollution in the power system will be reduced, and the power quality will be increased. The proposed approach has been tested and validated on the matrix converter using Mat lab/Simulink .The Simulation results are shown to demonstrate the advantages of the proposed scheme.


  • Malesani.L, Rossetto.L, Tenti.P, 1992, October. “Optimum Control of N-Input K-Output Matrix Converters,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 707-713.
  • Oliveira.J, and, Yacamini.R, 1978 Sep, “Harmonics produced by direct current converter transformers,” Proc. Inst. Elect. Eng, Vol. 125, no. 9, pp.873–878.
  • Boonchiam .P and Mithulananthan.N, 2006 ,July-Sept. “Understanding of Dynamic Voltage Restorers through MATLAB Simulation,” Thammasat Int. J. Sc. Tech., Vol. 11, No. 3.
  • Alexandrekusko and Thomsom ,1998 “Power Quality in electrical system”. Mc Graw Hill NewYarkchapter1.
  • Edward, Jian Jiang R,and (Randy) Collins, 2009 “Analysis of Elevated Neutral-to-Earth Voltage in Distribution Systems with Harmonic Distortion” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 24, no. 3, , pp1696-1702.
  • Ewald F fuchs,mommoh A, Mosoum , 2008 Match . “Power quality in power systems and electrical mechines”.pp5, A.P Publication.
  • HeydtG. T. 1995., Electric Power Quality, 2nd Ed. Scottsdale, AZ: Stars in a Circle, pp34
  • Ali Emadi B. Bekiarov 2005 “un intrept power supplys and active filter” chapter 2 ,pp65 ,CRCPress NewYark ,.International Standard Book Number 0-8493-3035-1
  • De La Rosa and Francisco C. 2006 “harmonics and power systems” chapter2,pp30.Copyright by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC .
  • EharaM ,LeMoneC. P., and NehlL., 1986 “AC adjustable speed application for the cement industry,” in Proc. IEEE Cement Industry Technical Conf., Salt Lake City, UT, , pp. 335–362.
  • Lobo Heldwein, Kolar,. Johann W, Marcelo 2009 JUNE,“Impact of EMC Filters on the Power Density of Modern Three-Phase PWM Converters” ,IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, VOL. 24, NO. 6. pp1527-1588.
  • BielaAlexander Juergen Wirthmueller, Roman Waespe, Marcello Lobo HeldweinKlaus Raggland Johann W. Kolar May 2009 “Passive and Active Hybrid Integrated EMI Filters” IEEEtransactions on power electronics, vol. 24, no. 5, pp1340-1349.
  • JoosG, ZargariN.R and ZiogasP.D, 1993 “Input Filter Design for PWM Current-Source Rectifiers”, Proceedings of Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition,APEC’93, pp. 824-830.
  • Borojevic.D, and Huber.L, 1991 “Input Filter Design of Forced Commutated Cycloconverters”, Proceedings of 6th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, , vol.2, pp. 1356-1359.
  • GrantD.A WheelerP.W and, , ZhangH. 1993. “A theoretical and practical investigation of switching frequency harmonics in a matrix converter,” Proceedings of UPEC’93, pp. 502- 505,
  • JoosG, ZargariN.R, and ZiogasP.D, 1993 “Input Filter Design for PWM Current-Source Rectifiers”, Proceedings of Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC’93, pp. 824-830.
  • BorojevicD, LeeF.C, and VlaktovicV, January 1996 “Input Filter Design for Power Factor Correction Circuits,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 199- 205.
  • Casadei.D, Tani.A., Nielsen.P, and Serra.G, 1997. “Theoretical and experimental analysis of SVMcontrolled matrix converters under unbalanced supply conditions,” Electromotion Journal,vol. 4, pp. 28-37.