2019 Volume 10 Issue 4 Pages 337-356
Bifurcations of limit cycles in an H-bridge LC resonant inverter are reexamined taking into account a time delay in the switching transition. The analysis is accomplished by means of a model of the inverter that compresses, in only three parameters, all the elements associated to both series and parallel topologies of the inverter, to the parasitic effects, to the state feedback control, and to the switching time delay. Emphasis is made in the deviation of preexisting bifurcations without delay and the new ones arising when the time delay is taken into account. It is shown from the analysis and numerical simulations that the delay can degrade the quality of oscillations and even inhibit them, but it is also demonstrated that to some extent, this drawback can be compensated by an appropriate state feedback.