Plenary Lecture

Use of Particle Swarm Optimization to Minimize THD in Single-Phase Multi-Level Cascaded Inverter

Professor Aldo Pardo Garcia
University of Pamplona

Abstract: This lecture presents different topologic of three – phase and single phase multilevel inverter and discuss its applications and future directions. Particularly, in this work shows the reduction of the harmonic content of the output voltage of a single-phase multi-level cascaded inverter which is optimized using the Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) technique. The operating parameters of the inverter are modified, such as the number of stages, the voltage at the sources and the switching pattern to achieve a minimum configuration that satisfies a Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 5% and the less possible number of power semiconductor devices.

Brief Biography of the Speaker: Prof. Pardo Garcia Aldo is a full Professor in Electrical and Mechatronic Department, University of Pamplona. He is an Electrical Engineer, graduated in Belarusian State Agrarian Technical University 1983, (MSc 1983, Esp. 1982) and graduated PhD in Belarusian National Technical University 1990. Postdoctoral research at CINVESTAV Guadalajara, Mexico (2007/2 – 2007/4), Postdoctoral research at Florida International University, USA (2007/9 – 2009/3). Over 25 years of experience of teaching and research in Universities - of Camaguey, (Cuba, 12 years), of Byelorussia (Minsk, Byelorussia, 3 years) and Pamplona, Norte de Santander, Colombia (18 years and currently). For 7 years was the head of the research in The Institute for Research and Applied Technology Development (IIDTA 2000 - 2007), University of Pamplona, Colombia, dedicated to create innovative products and researches processes for university and Industry. Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (2010 to 2013). Lector plenary in Universities of Mexico, of Venezuela, of Spain, of Byelorussia, of Colombia, of Cuba, of Puerto Rico, of United State of America, of Portugal and of Rumania. The results in the last 5 years: Articles published (55), Projects research (6), Softwares with copyright (15), Books published (5), and Participation as an opponent for Masters (12) and PhD thesis (4).

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