Decentralized Oscillator-Based Converter Control

Brian Johnson (Inventor), Mohit Sinha (Inventor), Sairaj Dhople (Inventor), Florian Dorfler (Inventor), Miguel Rodriguez (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A device includes a control unit that includes an oscillator circuit. The control unit is configured to generate, based on the oscillator circuit, at least one switching signal. The device also includes a direct current (DC)-to-DC conversion circuit comprising at least one electronic switch that is operatively coupled to the control unit. The DC-to-DC conversion circuit is configured to convert, based on the at least one switching signal, a DC input voltage to a DC output voltage, and the control unit is further configured to input, to the oscillator circuit, a current signal that is generated based on a measured output current of the DC-to-DC conversion circuit.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number10,340,801 B2
Filing date2/07/19
StatePublished - 2019

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5D00-74292


  • control unit
  • DC to DC
  • oscillator circuit
  • switching signal


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