Giovanni Franceschini

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Different types of electric vehicles (EVs) have been recently designed with the aim of solving pollution problems caused by the emission of gasoline-powered engines. Environmental problems promote the adoption of new-generation electric vehicles for urban transportation. As it is well known, one of the weakest points of electric vehicles is the battery(More)
This paper presents an AC/AC active power filter based on a single-phase matrix converter (SPMC). The use of a matrix topology allows to eliminate the reactive components normally used for temporary energy storage, reducing the size of the power converter and improving its reliability. The filter operates in series with the load through a step-down(More)
This paper presents a single-phase transformerless grid-connected photovoltaic converter based on two cascaded full bridges with different dc-link voltages. The converter can synthesize up to nine voltage levels with a single dc bus, since one of the full bridges is supplied by a flying capacitor. The multilevel output reduces harmonic distortion and(More)
Several techniques were presented in the literature in order to perform accurate tracking of frequencies for different purposes. Most of them are modified versions of the traditional discrete Fourier transform (DFT) or other spectrum-estimation techniques. This paper presents a procedure based on the statistical analysis of the current signal in the time(More)
A line frequency transformer is usually employed in grid-connected power converters, from both renewable and traditional energy sources, in order to suppress the DC current component and the ground leakage current. Solutions employing a high frequency transformer or employing no transformer at all have recently been investigated in order to reduce size,(More)
Multivariable supervision systems for online monitoring of induction motors allow large versatility and diagnosis robustness. As regards rotor faults, the diagnostic procedure based on sideband current components may fail due to the presence of interbar currents that reduce the degree of rotor asymmetry and, thus, the amplitude of these spectral components.(More)
In domestic grid-connected PV applications, a single-phase converter is usually employed. In such low-power plants, it is possible to adopt converter topologies without galvanic isolation between the photovoltaic (PV) panels and the grid. The absence of a high- or line-frequency transformer permits us to reduce power losses, cost, and size of the converter.(More)
This paper deals with the compensation of magnetic saturation in line frequency transformer coupled, grid-connected power converters. The developed strategy originates from the choice of controlling the actual current injected in the grid (output of the line frequency transformer) instead of the input current of the transformer, as usually proposed. As a(More)
In grid connected power converters both from renewable or traditional energy sources a line frequency transformer is usually employed in order to suppress the DC component. Recently, solutions based on a high frequency transformer or without transformer, usually referred as transformerless, are being investigated in order to reduce size, weight and costs.(More)