A Master of Science thesis in titled
“ Design and Implementation of Zig-Zag Boost Converter based on Photoelectric Systems Applications”
was defended successfully by the student “Karar Saad Faraj” on 28 Nov. 2019 in Dijla conference room in the Department of Electrical Engineering. The defense committee consisted from Asst. Prof. Dr. Fadhil A. Jumma, Chairman, Asst. Prof. Dr. Inaam Ibrahim Ali, Member , Dr. Fadhil A. Hasan, Member, Dr. Jasim F. Hussein, Supervisor.
The thesis proposed applying Zig-Zag coils on the booster dc-dc converter. Detailed mathematical and simulation analysis have been performed to verify the advantages of the proposed system, with comparisons to the conventional IBC converter.
MATLAB/Simulink has been utilized, and the PWM control was set using Perturb & Observe (P&O) algorithm. The results showed better performance regarding to the voltage gain, reducing the ripple and voltage drop on the switches which lead to improving the efficiency.