Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Fu, Yong

Committee Member

Grzybowski, Stanislaw

Committee Member

Ghartemani, Masoud Karimi

Committee Member

Xin, Ming

Date of Degree


Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Three-phase voltage source inverters are increasingly employed in power systems and industrial applications. Various pulse width modulation strategies have been applied to control the voltage source inverters. This dissertation presents a hybrid 2D-3D space vector modulation algorithm for three-phase voltage source inverters with both three-wire and four-wire topologies. The voltage magnitude and phase angle of the inverters fundamental output phase voltage are precisely controlled under either balanced or unbalanced load conditions, and hence, the space vector algorithm offers synchronization controllability over generation control in distributed generation systems. The numerical efficiency and simplicity of the proposed algorithm are validated through conducting MATLAB/Simulink simulations and hardware experiments. Mathematical description and harmonic analyses of output phase voltages of three-phase voltage source inverter which employs a hybrid 2D-3D SVM are presented in this dissertation. Explicit time domain representation of the harmonic components in addition to the total harmonic distortion of the output phase voltages are given in terms of system and switching parameters. The dissertation also investigates the harmonic characteristics and low total harmonic distortion performance against the linearity of modulation region which helps in the harmonic performance and design studies of such inverters employing the hybrid 2D-3D SVM. Experimental results are used to validate these analyses. In addition, the performance and the harmonic contents of the inverter output phase voltage when applying the proposed hybrid 2D-3D SVM are compared to that obtained from conventional 2D SVM and 3D SVM. As a result, the proposed new algorithm shows advantages in terms of low total harmonic distortion and reduced harmonic contents in both three-wire and four-wire systems.