New fundamental modulation technique with SHE using shuffled frog leaping algorithm for multilevel inverters

  • Alireza SiadatanEmail author
  • Mehrnoosh fakhari
  • Bahman Taheri
  • Mahsa Sedaghat
Original Paper


This paper presents the selective harmonic elimination of cascade H-bridge multilevel inverters using shuffled frog leaping algorithm. This algorithm takes the advantages of the genetic-based memetic algorithm and the social behavior-based PSO algorithm. In addition, this study provides a new fundamental modulation technique with SHE for multilevel inverters which can generate output waveforms with a full range of modulation indices. There are two control objectives formulated as a multi-objective optimization problem. The mentioned algorithm finds the optimal solution set of switching angles. Simulation is performed in MATLAB to confirm the validity of the proposed method.


Multilevel converter Modulation index Shuffled frog leaping algorithm Selective harmonic elimination 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alireza Siadatan
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Mehrnoosh fakhari
    • 1
  • Bahman Taheri
    • 3
  • Mahsa Sedaghat
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Technical and Engineering, West Tehran BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Energy Systems Group, The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and EngineeringUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Young Researchers and Elite Club, Ardabil BranchIslamic Azad UniversityArdabilIran
  4. 4.Young Researchers and Elite Club, West Tehran BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran

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