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Advances in Power Electronics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 847365, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/847365
Research Article

Implementation of Novel Technique for Selective Harmonic Elimination in Multilevel Inverters Based on ICA

Electrical Engineering Department, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, 35 Km from Tabriz-Maragheh Motorway, P.O. Box 53714-161, Tabriz, Iran

Received 4 April 2013; Accepted 27 May 2013

Academic Editor: C. M. Liaw

Copyright © 2013 Ali Ajami 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.

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