Hung-Shiang Chuang

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This paper develops a novel single-switch resonant power converter for renewable energy generation applications. This circuit topology integrates a novel single-switch resonant inverter with zero-voltage switching (ZVS) with an energy-blocking diode with zero-current switching (ZCS). The energy-blocking diode with a direct-current output filter filters the(More)
The well-established advantages of resonant converters, including simplicity of circuit configuration, ease of the control scheme, low switching losses, and low electromagnetic interference, among others, have led to their attracting more interest. This work develops a highly efficient battery charger with an improved series-loaded resonant converter for(More)
White light emitting diode (LED) with high brightness has attracted a lot of attention from both industry and academia for its high efficiency, ease to drive, environmental friendliness, and long lifespan. They become possible applications to replace the incandescent bulbs and fluorescent lamps in residential, industrial and commercial lighting. The(More)
Automatic optical fiber alignment is the key to reducing the cost of the packaging process for the manufacturing of fiber-optic devices. This paper develops a vision-based active optical fiber alignment technique for coarse positioning using a piezoactuated moving platform that is controlled to reduce the alignment difference to within a certain degree. To(More)
This paper presents a novel application of half-bridge series-parallel resonant converter (HBSPRC) for dc source and secondary battery interface. The converter practically eliminates both low- and high-frequency current ripple on the battery, thus maximizing battery life without penalizing the volume of the charger circuit. Moreover, operation above(More)
A novel microprocessor-controlled electronic ballast with a class-E resonant inverter for illumination applications is employed to link a photovoltaic (PV)-powered battery energy storage system (BESS) as a main power source with a utility ac power as a complementary source. The proposed strategy aims to control power flow either from the PV-powered BESS or(More)
Among the many advantages that resonant power conversion has over conventionally adopted pulse-width modulation include a low electromagnetic interference, low switching losses, small volume, and light weight of components due to a high switching frequency, high efficiency, and low reverse-recovery losses in diodes owing to a low di/dt at switching instant.(More)
This paper presents a battery float charge technique based on a parallel-loaded resonant converter. The main purpose of the float charge is to ensure that the battery remains fully charged indefinitely. With a simple circuit configuration and few components, low switching loss and high efficiency are achieved. The proposed parallel-loaded resonant converter(More)
Resonant converters are very attractive in practice because they have high efficiency, small size, light weight, fast dynamic response, low component stresses and low noise. One of the relatively new resonant DC-DC converters is a Series-Parallel Resonant Converter (SPRC) also called an LCC converter. Under constant frequency, the filter designs are(More)