A theoretical analysis of sideband harmonics on the inverter DC-link current for an electric railcar

Tomoyuki Ogawa, Shinji Wakao, Jat Taufiq, Keiichiro Kondo, Nobuo Terauchi

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    The harmonics of the return current may interfere with the signaling current along with the rails. In this paper, we present the theoretical studies of the return current harmonics in the inverter-controlled DC electric railcar, aiming at contributing future work to improve the compatibility with the signaling current. We theoretically derive sideband harmonics of the DC-link current. Then, in order to verify the theoretical study, we experimentally measure the harmonics and numerically simulate the harmonics. As a result, we concluded the theoretical DC-link current is enough accurate to be utilized for the future improvement of the inverter harmonics current.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1049-1057
    Number of pages9
    JournalIEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2006



    • DC electric railcar
    • DC-link current
    • Inverter
    • Sideband harmonics
    • Switching function

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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