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Project: Optimization of Circuit topologies for Active Power filters

Acronym: OCAP
Main Objective: Active Power Filters is an important research domain of power electronics, related with power quality. The main drawbacks of power filters are:
- high acquisition cost for the user, with moderate benefits to the user plant; the main benefits come to the mains network and power distribution company
- electromagnetic compatibility problems, namely those related with radio frequency conducted noise
The project objective is the reduction of the systems cost and the increase of valuable functions to the user plant, namely including in the power filter some of the functions usually associated to the power conditioners. The use of soft switching power converters associated with adequate modulation techniques would reduce the EMC problems.
Reference: POCTI/ESE/41554/2001
Funding: FCT/POCTI
Start Date: 01-11-2002
End Date: 30-10-2006
Team: António Victor Anunciada, Maria Beatriz Mendes Batalha Vieira Vieira Borges, Raúl Domingos Monteiro, Hugo Ribeiro, Hugo dos Santos Marques, Gil Domingos Marques
Groups: Power Electronics - Lx
Partners: Instituto Superior Técnico, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar
Local Coordinator: António Victor Anunciada
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