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Indirect model predictive control strategy with active damping implementation for a direct matrix converter operating at fixed switching frequency (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Rivera, M., Dan, H., Tarisciotti, L., & Wheeler, P. (2017). Indirect model predictive control strategy with active damping implementation for a direct matrix converter operating at fixed switching frequency

One of the main drawbacks of the implementation of predictive control in a direct matrix converter is the high com¬putational cost and the adequate selection of weighting factors in order to control both input and output sides. In this paper is propo... Read More about Indirect model predictive control strategy with active damping implementation for a direct matrix converter operating at fixed switching frequency.

Indirect predictive control strategy with fixed switching frequency for a direct matrix converter (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Rivera, M., Tariscotti, L., Wheeler, P., & Bayhan, S. (in press). Indirect predictive control strategy with fixed switching frequency for a direct matrix converter

The direct matrix converter has a large number of available switching states which implies that the implementation of predictive control techniques in this converter requires high computational cost while an adequate selection of weighting factors in... Read More about Indirect predictive control strategy with fixed switching frequency for a direct matrix converter.

The design of a position-based repetitive control for speed ripple reduction in PMLSMs (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Tang, M., Formentini, A., Odhano, S. A., & Zanchetta, P. (2017). The design of a position-based repetitive control for speed ripple reduction in PMLSMs. doi:10.1109/IECON.2017.8216626

Periodic speed errors can occur in permanent magnet linear synchronous machines for two reasons: 1) a periodic reference signal; 2) cogging force and friction. For reducing such periodic errors, iterative learning control or repetitive control approa... Read More about The design of a position-based repetitive control for speed ripple reduction in PMLSMs.

Position control study of a bearingless multi-sector permanent magnet machine (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Valente, G., Formentini, A., Papini, L., Zanchetta, P., & Gerada, C. (2017). Position control study of a bearingless multi-sector permanent magnet machine. doi:10.1109/IECON.2017.8217548

Bearingless motors combine in the same structure the characteristics of conventional motors and magnetic bearings. Traditional bearingless machines rely on two independent sets of winding for suspension force and torque production, respectively. The... Read More about Position control study of a bearingless multi-sector permanent magnet machine.

The impact of impulsive voltage waveforms on the electrical insulation of actuators for more electrical aircraft (MEA) (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Cavallini, A., Lusaurdi, L., & Degano, M. (in press). The impact of impulsive voltage waveforms on the electrical insulation of actuators for more electrical aircraft (MEA)

To reduce the size and weight of aircraft actuators, wide band-gap semiconductor devices (SiC and GaN) are the most promising solution. These devices have switching times well below those of silicon devices. Very short rise times may enhance the elec... Read More about The impact of impulsive voltage waveforms on the electrical insulation of actuators for more electrical aircraft (MEA).

Electric superbike racing: the design and construction of a championship winning electric superbike (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Wheeler, P., Blissett, J., & Gimeno-Fabra, M. (2017). Electric superbike racing: the design and construction of a championship winning electric superbike

The electric superbikes recently developed at The University of Nottingham have to be considered as a high performance vehicles, competing with its internal combustion engine driven counterparts. This paper presents the motivations for this work as w... Read More about Electric superbike racing: the design and construction of a championship winning electric superbike.

Indirect model predictive control strategies with input filter resonance mitigation for a matrix converter operating at fixed switching frequency (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Rivera, M., Nikolic, A., Tarisciotti, L., & Wheeler, P. (2017). Indirect model predictive control strategies with input filter resonance mitigation for a matrix converter operating at fixed switching frequency

The main issues of the implementation of model predictive control in a direct matrix converter are the high com¬putational cost, the adequate selection of weighting factors and the variable switching frequency which could produce resonances in the in... Read More about Indirect model predictive control strategies with input filter resonance mitigation for a matrix converter operating at fixed switching frequency.

A new AC/AC power converter (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Nasir, U., Costabeber, A., Wheeler, P., & Rivera, M. (2017). A new AC/AC power converter

The Future Electrical Network will be based on the integration of different renewable energy sources. In this regard, modular bidirectional power converter architectures will get special attention. Galvanic isolation in such power converter architect... Read More about A new AC/AC power converter.

Maximum torque-per-amp tracking control of saturated induction motors (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Peresada, S., Kovbasa, S., Dymko, S., & Bozhko, S. (2017). Maximum torque-per-amp tracking control of saturated induction motors. doi:10.1109/mees.2017.8248955

An improved maximum torque per Ampere (MTPA) controller for induction motor (IM) drives is presented. The proposed MTPA field oriented controller guarantees asymptotic torque tracking of smooth reference trajectories and maximises the torque per Ampe... Read More about Maximum torque-per-amp tracking control of saturated induction motors.

Assessment of torque ripple minimization techniques for aircraft switched reluctance machine starter/generator (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Ding, X., Rashed, M., Bozhko, S., & Hill, C. (2017). Assessment of torque ripple minimization techniques for aircraft switched reluctance machine starter/generator

This paper presents an assessment of different torque ripple minimization techniques for more electric aircraft Switched Reluctance Machine (SRM) starter/generator (S/G). SRM is one of the most popular potential candidates for future aircraft S/G. SR... Read More about Assessment of torque ripple minimization techniques for aircraft switched reluctance machine starter/generator.

Design recommendations for energy systems: a UK energy community study (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Panagiotou, K., Klumpner, C., Sumner, M., & Wheeler, P. (in press). Design recommendations for energy systems: a UK energy community study

One of the key elements towards a decentralised energy sector is the consumers’ choice and participation, as the concept of energy prosumer is gaining more and more ground and energy community projects are spouting across UK. In order for the upcomin... Read More about Design recommendations for energy systems: a UK energy community study.

IGBT-SiC dual fed ground power unit (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Rovere, L., Formentini, A., Lo Calzo, G., Zanchetta, P., Cassia, A., & Marchesoni, M. (2017). IGBT-SiC dual fed ground power unit

This paper presents the design and control of a three-phase ground power supply unit for aircraft servicing. A new mixed technology converter composed by a three-phase Silicon Carbide (SiC) full bridge unit and a three-phase full bridge IGBT unit con... Read More about IGBT-SiC dual fed ground power unit.

Performance improvement of simplified synchronous generators using an active power filter (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Abu-Jalala, A., Cox, T., Gerada, C., & Rashed, M. (2017). Performance improvement of simplified synchronous generators using an active power filter

Active power filters (APF) are used to improve power quality and are commonly connected in parallel with the load at the point of common coupling (PCC). They are used to compensate for harmonics from nonlinear loads, for reactive power compensation a... Read More about Performance improvement of simplified synchronous generators using an active power filter.

Experimental setup of continuous ultrasonic monitoring for corrosion assessment (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Suchato, N., Kalashnikov, A., Light, R., & Sharples, S. (in press). Experimental setup of continuous ultrasonic monitoring for corrosion assessment

The paper is devoted to the ultrasonic monitoring of accelerated corrosion. In order to achieve non-uniform corrosion (high surface roughness), passivation was applied to the corroding surface. A dedicated electronic multiplexed four channel front en... Read More about Experimental setup of continuous ultrasonic monitoring for corrosion assessment.

A review of predictive control techniques for matrix converter applications (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Rivera, M., Wheeler, P., Rodriguez, J., & Wu, B. (2017). A review of predictive control techniques for matrix converter applications

Predictive control has recently emerged as a promising alternative to more traditional methods for the control and modulation of power converters. This paper presents an overview of predictive control techniques applied to matrix converters. The pape... Read More about A review of predictive control techniques for matrix converter applications.

A system level comparison of drive topologies for high speed electrical machines (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Savi, F., Barater, D., Di Nardo, M., Degano, M., & Gerada, C. (2017). A system level comparison of drive topologies for high speed electrical machines

This paper presents a comprehensive comparative study among five different converter topologies all designed to drive a 8.5kW-120krpm surface permanent magnet synchronous machine. The study aims at comparing the considered systems in terms of convert... Read More about A system level comparison of drive topologies for high speed electrical machines.

A study on probability of distribution loads based on expectation maximization algorithm (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Ganjavi, A., Christopher, E., Johnson, C. M., & Clare, J. C. (2017). A study on probability of distribution loads based on expectation maximization algorithm. doi:10.1109/ISGT.2017.8086037

In a distribution power network, the load model has no certain pattern or predicted behaviour due to large range of data and changes in energy consumption for end-user consumers. Thus, a powerful analysis based on probabilistic structure is required.... Read More about A study on probability of distribution loads based on expectation maximization algorithm.

Modulated model predictive current control of an indirect matrix converter with active damping (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Di, Z., Rivera, M., Dan, H., Tarisciotti, L., Zhang, K., Xu, D., & Wheeler, P. (2017). Modulated model predictive current control of an indirect matrix converter with active damping

A modulated model predictive control (M²PC) scheme for an indirect matrix converter is proposed in this paper, including an active damping method to mitigate the input filter resonance. The control strategy allows the instantaneous power control and... Read More about Modulated model predictive current control of an indirect matrix converter with active damping.

Indirect model predictive current control techniques for a direct matrix converter (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Rivera, M., Nasir, U., Tarisciotti, L., & Wheeler, P. (2017). Indirect model predictive current control techniques for a direct matrix converter

The direct matrix converter has twenty-seven available switching states which implies that the implementation of predictive control techniques in this converter requires high computational cost while an adequate selection of weighting factors in orde... Read More about Indirect model predictive current control techniques for a direct matrix converter.

Sensorless control of matrix converter-fed synchronous reluctance motor drives (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Yousefi-Talouki, A., Stella, F., Odhano, S., De Lillo, L., Trentin, A., Pellegrino, G., & Zanchetta, P. (in press). Sensorless control of matrix converter-fed synchronous reluctance motor drives

This paper presents a sensorless control technique based on direct flux vector control (DFVC) method for synchronous reluctance (SyR) motor drives fed by a three-phase to three-phase matrix converter (MC). Rotor position is estimated based on active... Read More about Sensorless control of matrix converter-fed synchronous reluctance motor drives.