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Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering  2015 Vol.16 No.3 P.249-258


Analysis and design of pulse frequency modulation dielectric barrier discharge for low power applications

Author(s):  Tang-tang Guo, Xing-liang Liu, Shi-qiang Hao, Chi Zhang, Xiang-ning He

Affiliation(s):  School of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   gtt1024@gmail.com, hxn@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Dielectric barrier discharge, Rectifier-compensated first harmonic approximation, Parasitic capacitance, Power converter design

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Tang-tang Guo, Xing-liang Liu, Shi-qiang Hao, Chi Zhang, Xiang-ning He. Analysis and design of pulse frequency modulation dielectric barrier discharge for low power applications[J]. Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, 2015, 16(3): 249-258.

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For low power dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) used in small-size material treatment or portable devices, high-step transformer parasitic capacitance greatly influences the performance of the resonant converter as it is of the same order of magnitude as the equivalent capacitance of DBD load. In this paper, steady-state analysis of the low power DBD is presented, considering the inevitable parasitic capacitance of the high-step transformer. The rectifier-compensated first harmonic approximation (RCFHA) is applied to linearize the equivalent load circuit of DBD at low frequency and the derived expressions are accurate and convenient for the analysis and design of the power supply. Based on the proposed linear equivalent load circuit, the influence of transformer parasitic capacitance on the key parameters, including the frequency range and the applied electrode voltage, is discussed when the power is regulated with pulse frequency modulation (PFM). Also, a design procedure is presented based on the derived expressions. A prototype is constructed according to the design results and the accuracy of the design is verified by experimental results.

This paper describes circuit analysis of pulse moderator for its optimal design at DBD high impedance load. This paper contains useful information for the researchers and developers in the same research field. The results are based on original work and its technical level is good.


创新点:利用整流补偿基波近似法(rectifier-compensated first harmonic approximation, RCFHA)将DBD等效负载电路线性化,从而得到新的线性等效电路。基于此线性等效电路,分析变压器寄生电容对电路的影响并总结电源设计过程。


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