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A dynamic conductance model of fluorescent lamp for electronic ballast design simulation

Loo, K.H., Stone, D.A., Tozer, R.C. and Devonshire, R. (2005) A dynamic conductance model of fluorescent lamp for electronic ballast design simulation. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 20 (5). pp. 1178-1185. ISSN 0885-8993


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A Spice-compatible dynamic conductance model of a fluorescent lamp for use in electronic ballast simulation is presented. The time-dependent conductance of the fluorescent lamp is derived from a plasma ionization balance equation that uses simplified descriptions of the physical processes within the lamp as its basis. The model has been designed to enable user-defined lamp radius, length, buffer gas pressure and cold-spot temperature as input parameters thus representing a valuable tool for ballast simulations. Simulation results are compared to experimental measurements and satisfactory agreement is achieved.

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Keywords: discharge model, electronic ballast, fluorescent lamp, fluorescent lamp model, gas discharge lamp, low-pressure discharge lamp
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 03:42
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1109/tpel.2005.854057
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/783

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