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Advances in Power Electronics
Volume 2012, Article ID 852024, 8 pages
Research Article

Comparative Studies of Different Switching Patterns for Direct and Indirect Space Vector Modulated Matrix Converter

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz 71345, Iran

Received 17 May 2012; Accepted 17 November 2012

Academic Editor: Francesco Profumo

Copyright © 2012 Amin Shabanpour et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper presents a MATLAB/Simulink simulation of direct and indirect space vector modulation for matrix converter. Different switching patterns for both direct and indirect methods are simulated and compared. Three criteria are chosen to compare the performance of switching patterns: (1) total harmonic distortion (THD); (2) harmonic spectrum analysis of output voltages; and (3) number of switching in each switching period. Switching strategies are completely implemented using the power library in MATLAB/Simulink environment.