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Analysis of Resonant Converters


Vorpérian, Vatché (1984) Analysis of Resonant Converters. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/NWMH-AP27.


The load parameter, Q, and the ratio of the switching frequency to the resonant frequency, Fs/Fo, characterize the operation of resonant converters. An accurate do analysis of the series and parallel resonant converters is given in terms of these parameters whereby the conversion ratio, peak stresses, and diode conduction time are determined. An exact and systematic method of small-signal analysis is given whereby the control-to-output transfer function, audio susceptibility, and input impedance are determined at a given operating point. In addition, simple and approximate transfer functions are obtained under high-Q assumption.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Electrical Engineering
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Electrical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Cuk, Slobodan
Thesis Committee:
  • Cuk, Slobodan (chair)
  • Caughey, Thomas Kirk
  • McGill, Thomas C.
  • Martel, Hardy Cross
  • Papas, Charles Herach
Defense Date:21 May 1984
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Office of Naval Research (ONR)UNSPECIFIED
Naval Ocean Systems CenterUNSPECIFIED
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-04082005-150525
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ID Code:1308
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Deposited On:08 Apr 2005
Last Modified:21 Dec 2019 02:22

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