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Study of a Silicon Carbide MOSFET power module to establish the benefits of adding anti-parallel Schottky diodes (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Trentin, A., Hind, D., Degano, M., Tighe, C., Arevalo, S. L., Yang, L., …Packwood, M. (2018). Study of a Silicon Carbide MOSFET power module to establish the benefits of adding anti-parallel Schottky diodes. In 2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)doi:10.1109/ecce.2018.8557415

The majority of commercial Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFET based power modules available on the market today also include SiC Schottky diodes placed in anti-parallel with the MOSFETs. Using an accurate electrical and thermal simulation model this paper... Read More

Development of aircraft electric starter-generator system based-on active rectification technology (2018)
Journal Article
Bozhko, S., Yang, T., Le Peuvedic, J., Arumugam, P., Degano, M., La Rocca, A., …Wheeler, P. (2018). Development of aircraft electric starter-generator system based-on active rectification technology. IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, doi:10.1109/TTE.2018.2863031

More-electric aircraft (MEA) has become a dominant trend for modern aircraft. On-board MEA, many functions, which are conventionally driven by pneumatic and hydraulic power, are replaced with electrical subsystems. Starting aircraft engines with an e... Read More

Design and initial testing of a high speed 45 kW switched reluctance drive for aerospace application (2016)
Journal Article
Bartolo, J. B., Degano, M., Espina, J., & Gerada, C. (2017). Design and initial testing of a high speed 45 kW switched reluctance drive for aerospace application. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 64(2), doi:10.1109/TIE.2016.2618342. ISSN 0278-0046

This paper presents innovative research towards the development of a 45 kW high speed switched reluctance drive as an alternative starter-generator for future aero-engines. To perform such a function the machine had to be designed with a very wide co... Read More

Model Predictive Control for shunt active filters with fixed switching frequency (2016)
Journal Article
Tarisciotti, L., Formentini, A., Gaeta, A., Degano, M., Zanchetta, P., Rabbeni, R., & Pucci, M. (in press). Model Predictive Control for shunt active filters with fixed switching frequency. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, doi:10.1109/TIA.2016.2606364. ISSN 0093-9994

This paper presents a modification to the classical Model Predictive Control algorithm, named Modulated Model Predictive Control, and its application to active power filters. The proposed control is able to retain all the advantages of a Finite Contr... Read More

Modulated model predictive control for a three-phase active rectifier (2014)
Journal Article
Tarisciotti, L., Zanchetta, P., Watson, A., Clare, J. C., Degano, M., & Bifaretti, S. (2015). Modulated model predictive control for a three-phase active rectifier. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 51(2), 1610-1620. doi:10.1109/TIA.2014.2339397

Model predictive control (MPC) has a number of desirable attributes which are difficult to achieve with classical converter control techniques. Unfortunately, the nature of power electronics imposes restriction to the method, as a result of the limit... Read More

Stability evaluation of a DC micro-grid and future interconnection to an AC system (2013)
Journal Article
Sanchez, S., Molinas, M., Degano, M., & Zanchetta, P. (2014). Stability evaluation of a DC micro-grid and future interconnection to an AC system. Renewable Energy, 62, doi:10.1016/j.renene.2013.08.026. ISSN 0960-1481

This paper presents the stability analysis of a DC micro-grid fed by renewable sources and the future interconnection with an AC micro-grid. This interconnection is realized through a voltage source converter, and the operation of the micro-grid is i... Read More