POWER ELECTRONICS ABSTRACT 2016-2017 A NOVEL CONTROL FOR A CASCADED BUCK BOOST PFC CONVERTER OPERATING IN DISCONTINUOUS CAPACITOR VOLTAGE MODE ABSTRACT: This paper presents a new dual switch control structure for an AC/DC non-inverting cascaded buck-boost power factor correction converter. The proposed converter operates at a discontinuous capacitor voltage mode providing an inherent high power factor and a zero voltage turn-off switching. Additionally, the proposed control structure enables for a non-distorted sinusoidal current for a wide range of output voltage levels. Unlike the conventional methods, a mode detector is not required and consequently there is no hard transition between buck and boost modes. Although both converter switches are controlled, only one feedback control loop is required to obtain the desired power flow at a unity power factor. The principle of operation, theoretical analysis, simulation, and experimental results of a 1.6 kW prototype grid connected converter are presented. The results confirmed the validity of the proposed system under various operating conditions.