author = "Andrade, Ant{\'o}nio Manuel Santos Spencer and Mattos, Everson 
                         and Schuch, Luciano and Hey, H{\'e}lio Le{\~a}es and Martins, 
                         Mario L{\'u}cio da Silva",
          affiliation = "{Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM)} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Universidade Federal 
                         de Santa Maria (UFSM)} and {Universidade Federal de Santa Maria 
                         (UFSM)} and {Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM)}",
                title = "Synthesis and comparative analysis of very high step-up DC-DC 
                         converters adopting coupled-inductor and voltage multiplier 
              journal = "IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics",
                 year = "2018",
               volume = "33",
               number = "7",
                pages = "5880--5897",
                month = "July",
             keywords = "Boost converter, coupled-inductor (CI), dc–dc converter, high 
                         voltage gain, voltage multiplier (VM) cells.",
             abstract = "A synthesis methodology for developing a set of very high step-up 
                         dcdc converters is presented and discussed in this paper. The 
                         proposed method makes use of a boost converter as basic topology 
                         in which three step-up techniques are combined and incorporated. 
                         The studied techniques are the switched capacitors voltage 
                         multipliers (VM), the diode VMs, and the coupled-inductors. With 
                         the proposed methodology, many well-known converters are 
                         identified and two novel converters are proposed. In addition to a 
                         detailed analysis of the synthesis of each topology, a comparative 
                         analysis among of some important converters is presented. This 
                         comparison involves aspects such as voltage gain, voltage stress, 
                         component stress factor, component count, and relative cost. By 
                         means of these comparisons, the main characteristics and 
                         constraints of the analyzed converters are identified. Results 
                         from 250 W prototypes, designed according to photovoltaic 
                         ac-module specifications, are obtained experimentally to validate 
                         the theoretical analyses and point out advantages and limitations 
                         of each converter. The results demonstrate that the combination of 
                         the three studied techniques provides the best trend off on the 
                         comparative analysis carried out in this work.",
                  doi = "10.1109/TPEL.2017.2742900",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPEL.2017.2742900",
                 issn = "0885-8993",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "andrade_synthesis.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "10 abr. 2021"