A Novel Power and Signal Composite Modulation Strategy for CCC-Based SRG in Distributed Microgrid

Yingchun Hua, Dongsheng Yu*, Kecheng Li, Yihua Hu, Tyrone Fernando

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Switched Reluctance Generator (SRG) possesses the advantages of simple structure, low cost, high reliability and high fault tolerance. For promoting the intelligence of SRG based distributed power network, reliable communication is the key to achieve system monitoring, remote control, fault protection, etc. Power and Signal Composite Modulation (PSCM) methods are newly proposed to realize power-line communication (PLC) for SRG-based distributed microgrid. Two signal modulation methods are implemented on the basis of Current Chopping Control (CCC) by modulating either chopping references or chopping threshold of phase currents, so as to obtain voltage ripples with different frequencies to carry signals. Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) method is adopted for demodulating the transmitted data on receiving side. The proposed PSCM strategies are experimentally tested for SRG system with phase failure in distributed microgrid.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9337917
Pages (from-to)121-132
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems
Issue number1
Early online date28 Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received September 10, 2020; revised November 27, 2020 and January 7, 2021; accepted January 15, 2021. Date of publication January 28, 2021; date of current version March 11, 2021. This work was supported in part by the Postgraduate Research & Practice Innovation Program of Jiangsu Province under Grant KYCX20_2050; and in part by the Assistance Program for Future Outstanding Talents of China University of Mining and Technology under Grant 2020WLJCRCZL046. This article was recommended by S. Li. (Corresponding authors: Dongsheng Yu; Yihua Hu.) Yingchun Hua, Dongsheng Yu, Kecheng Li, and Yihua Hu are with the School of Electrical and Power Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou 221116, China (e-mail: dongsiee@163.com; huy-ihuacumt@126.com).

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© 2011 IEEE.


  • Current Chopping Control (CCC)
  • Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)
  • Power and Signal Composite Modulation (PSCM)
  • Switched Reluctance Generator (SRG)

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