Implementation of SHE-PWM technique for single-phase inverter based on arduino

Laith A. Mohammed, Taha A. Husain, Ahmed M. T. Ibraheem


This paper presents design and practical implementation of single-phase inverter based on Selective Harmonic Elimination-Pulse Width Modulation (SHE-PWM) technique. Microcontroller Mega type Arduino used as a controller for producing the gate pulses. The optimized switching angles determination results in wide range of output voltage. Depending on number of switching angles, the Lower Order Harmonics (LOHs) can be eliminated to improve the output voltage waveform. A comparison study using Matlab/Simulink for sinusoidal-PWM and SHE-PWM techniques, which shows for the same LOH in the output voltage waveform, the SHE-PWM has less number of pulses per half cycle than sinusoidal-PWM strategy. The reduction in number of pulses results less switching losses. The simulation done using ten switching angles to drive R-L load. A prototype of SHE-PWM inverter with R-L load is used to validate the simulation results.


arduino; LOH; SHE-PWM;

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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