Application Study for a Modern Circuit Breaker

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Victor Aragon Caminero
4. term, Energy Engineering, Master (Master Programme)
DC microgrids are getting more and
more used to distribute energy in
more efficient way. Nonetheless, the
protection of DC circuits against cur-
rent faults becomes challenging due
to the absence of zero current cross.
Typical current Solid State topologies
present high on-state losses. Hence,
The present Masters Thesis pursues
the construction and experimental val-
idation of a Solid State Circuit Breaker
featuring a significant loss decrease
in comparison with an IGBT breaker
of similar power range. This Mod-
ern Circuit Breaker topology unites the
strengths of different semiconductor
devices in expense of augmenting its
control complexity. Therefore, a sim-
ple control strategy is proposed.
SpecialisationPower Electronics and Drives
LanguageEnglish
Publication date31 May 2019
Number of pages121
ID: 304809174