A Class D Power Amplifier for Multi-Frequency Eddy Current Testing Based on Multi-Simultaneous-Frequency Selective Harmonic Elimination Pulse Width Modulation

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Abstract--- Efficiency and multi-simultaneous-frequency (MSF) output capability are two major criteria characterising the performance of a power amplifier in the application of multi-frequency eddy current testing (MECT). Switch-mode power amplifiers are known to have very high efficiency, yet they have rarely been adopted in the instrumental development of MECT. In addition, switch-mode power amplifiers themselves are lacking in the research literature for MSF. In this paper, a Class D power amplifier is designed so as to address the two issues. An MSF selective harmonic elimination pulse width modulation (MSF-SHEPWM) method is proposed to generate alternating magnetic fields which are rich in selected harmonics. A field-programmable gate array (FPGA) based experimental system has been developed to verify the design. Results show that the proposed methodology is capable of generating high MSF currents in the transmitting coil with a low distortion of signal.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Early online date1 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2020

Keywords

  • Class D Power Amplifier PWM, Selective Harmonic Elimination
  • Eddy Current
  • Multi-frequency
  • PWM
  • Selective Harmonic Elimination

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  • Electromagnetic Sensing Group

    Peyton, A., Fletcher, A., Daniels, D., Conniffe, D., Podd, F., Davidson, J., Anderson, J., Wilson, J., Marsh, L., O'Toole, M., Watson, S., Yin, W., Regan, A., Williams, K., Rana, S., Khalil, K., Hills, D., Whyte, C., Wang, C., Hodgskin-Brown, R., Dadkhahtehrani, F., Forster, S., Zhu, F., Yu, K., Xiong, L., Lu, T., Zhang, L., Lyu, R., Zhu, R., She, S., Meng, T., Pang, X., Zheng, X., Bai, X., Zou, X., Ding, Y., Shao, Y., Xia, Z. & Zhang, Z.

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