Model Predictive Current Control with Low Complexity for Single-Phase Four-Level Hybrid-Clamped Converters

Yong Yang, Jianyu Pan*, Huiqing Wen, Mingdi Fan, Rong Chen, Liqun He, Menxi Xie, Margarita Norambuena, Longya Xu, Jose Rodriguez

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This article presents a simplified model predictive control (MPC) method for single-phase four-level hybrid-clamped converters (1P-4L-HCCs), achieving high-quality current control and strong capacitor voltage balancing. Different from a conventional MPC, the proposed method aims to dramatically reduce switching states (control voltage vectors) in the cost function optimization of MPC. It utilizes only 16 switching states, compared to 64 in conventional methods, resulting in reduced execution time and significantly increased control bandwidth. Steady-state and dynamic performances are evaluated by simulated and experimental test, and the main results are provided to verify the effectiveness of the proposed MPC method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9316293
Pages (from-to)983-999
Number of pages17
JournalIEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021


  • Model predictive control (MPC)
  • multilevel converters
  • single-phase four-level hybrid-clamped converters (1P-4L-HCCs)

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