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Hybrid photomic-plasmonic platform for high-throughput single-molecule studies (2019)
Journal Article
Mossayebi, M., Parini, A., Wright, A. J., Somekh, M. G., Bellanca, G., & Larkins, E. C. (2019). Hybrid photomic-plasmonic platform for high-throughput single-molecule studies. Optical Materials Express, 9(6), 2511-2522. doi:10.1364/OME.9.002511

We present the design and numerical characterization of a hybrid photonic-plasmonic nanoresonator comprised of a 2D photonic crystal (PhC) cavity, a gold bowtie nanoantenna (BNA) and a silicon dioxide, SiO2, spacer. This device is designed to serve a... Read More

Extended signal-correction observer and application to aircraft navigation (2019)
Journal Article
Wang, X., & Wang, W. (2019). Extended signal-correction observer and application to aircraft navigation. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, doi:10.1109/tie.2019.2912782

An extended signal-correction observer (ES-CO) is presented for signals correction and estimation, which not only can reject the large measurement error, but also the system uncertainty can be estimated, in spite of the existence of intense stochasti... Read More

Comparative study of back EMF based sensorless control methods for dual three-phase PMSM (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Fan, L., Yang, T., Rashed, M., & Bozhko, S. (2019). Comparative study of back EMF based sensorless control methods for dual three-phase PMSM. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607439

Multiphase electrical machines have gained increased attentions recently due to its fault tolerance capability which is of great importance for more-electric aircraft application. This paper studies sensorless control of a high-speed dual three-phase... Read More

Modulated model predictive speed control for PMSM drives (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Garcia, C., Rodriguez, J., Odhano, S., Zanchetta, P., & Davari, S. A. (2019). Modulated model predictive speed control for PMSM drives. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607701

—Model predictive control (MPC) presents important advantages in the control of the power converter and drives such as, fast dynamic response and capability to include non-linear constrains. These have positioned MPC as a powerful and realistic contr... Read More

Performance analysis of PMSM for high-speed starter-generator system (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Diab, A., Gerada, C., Rashed, M., Bozhko, S., & Li, J. (2019). Performance analysis of PMSM for high-speed starter-generator system. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607764

This paper presents the operating characteristics of surface-mounted permanent magnet synchronous machine taking into account the influence of stator resistance and inductance variation at high frequencies, whose effect are always neglected in the pr... Read More

Design of fault-tolerant dual three-phase winding PMSM for helicopter landing gear EMA (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Giangrande, P., Madonna, V., Nuzzo, S., & Galea, M. (2019). Design of fault-tolerant dual three-phase winding PMSM for helicopter landing gear EMA. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607684

On modern rotorcraft, electro-mechanical actuators (EMAs) are progressively replacing the bulky and more expensive hydraulic and/or pneumatic systems. Although the migration towards alternative actuation solutions, reliability remains a key requireme... Read More

Design and mathematical modeling of gearless SMC flux reversal motor (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Prakht, V., Golovanov, D., Dmitrievskii, V., Gerada, D., & Kazakbaev, V. (2019). Design and mathematical modeling of gearless SMC flux reversal motor. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607567

—This paper considers the design of a three-phase gearless flux reversal machine (FRM) with permanent magnets (PM) mounted on the stator. Its stator magnetic core is made of a solid soft magnetic composite material (SMC) with a slot for laying the wi... Read More

Thermal analysis of high power high voltage DC solid state power controller (SSPC) for next generation civil tilt rotor-craft (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Adhikari, J., Yang, T., Zhang, J., Rashed, M., Bozhko, S., & Wheeler, P. (2019). Thermal analysis of high power high voltage DC solid state power controller (SSPC) for next generation civil tilt rotor-craft. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607314

This paper explores different possible topologies of a high-power high-voltage bidirectional DC solid state power controller (SSPC) for aerospace applications. The most suitable topology is then selected for design and implementation of the SSPC. A d... Read More

Design of PMSM for EMA employed in secondary flight control systems (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Giangrande, P., Al-Timimy, A., Galassini, A., Papadopoulos, S., Degano, M., & Galea, M. (2019). Design of PMSM for EMA employed in secondary flight control systems. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607467

The more electric aircraft (MEA) initiative aims to improve weight, fuel consumption and maintenance costs of the aircraft, by increasing the use of electric power in actuation systems. Considering this scenario, electromechanical actuators (EMAs) fo... Read More

Variable DC bus voltage control scheme for the more electric aircraft power generation system (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Shen Yeoh, S., Rashed, M., Bozhko, S., & Sanders, M. (2019). Variable DC bus voltage control scheme for the more electric aircraft power generation system. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607758

This paper aims to introduce a control scheme that offers variable voltage control for more electric aircraft electrical power systems. This control scheme allows increased power intake to the loads by variation of the bus voltage in addition to othe... Read More

A holistic electrical machine design tool for more-electric and hybrid-electric aircraft (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Golovanov, D., Xu, Z., Gerada, D., Gerada, C., & Papini, L. (2019). A holistic electrical machine design tool for more-electric and hybrid-electric aircraft. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607715

The power density of electrical machines required for more-electric and hybrid-electric aircraft has become a critical aspect and target of optimization. This paper looks at the development aspects of a multi-domain tool to aid for system-level optim... Read More

High frequency harmonic current generator for more electric aircraft based on GaN HFETs (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Wang, M., Fan, B., Xu, L., Kuiwang, K., Zheng, Z., Li, Y., …Li, J. (2019). High frequency harmonic current generator for more electric aircraft based on GaN HFETs. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607717

With the development of more electric aircraft (MEA), the number of power electronic equipment and variable frequency electrical loads are increasing rapidly, which leads to challenges in terms of power quality of aircraft power system. In this paper... Read More

A twin spool engine emulator for the study of power exchange idea (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Enalou, H. B., Rashed, M., Kulsangcharoen, P., Chowdhury, S., & Bozhko, S. (2019). A twin spool engine emulator for the study of power exchange idea. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607540

The More Electric Aircraft (MEA) engine, with electrical machines on both HP and LP shafts, makes it possible to transfer power electrically from one spool to another. Preliminary results have shown considerable improvement in turbofan performance in... Read More

Impact of thermal overload on the insulation aging in short duty cycle motors for aerospace (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Madonna, V., Giangrande, P., Lusuardi, L., Cavallini, A., & Galea, M. (2019). Impact of thermal overload on the insulation aging in short duty cycle motors for aerospace. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607539

Electric motors for aerospace applications are often characterised by short-time duty rather than continuous-duty operations. Some of the main requirements for these machines are high torque density and reliability. Considerable torque density improv... Read More

Reliability analysis of SiC MOSFET power module for more electric aircraft motor drive applications (2019)
Conference Proceeding
O'Donnell, S., Wheeler, P., & Castellazzi, A. (2019). Reliability analysis of SiC MOSFET power module for more electric aircraft motor drive applications. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607615

This paper presents a reliability study on a Microsemi 5 kVA Integrated Power Solutions (IPS) module designed to drive an electrical motor in a More Electric Aircraft actuation system. The measures taken in the design of the product and the reliabili... Read More

A review of torque ripple minimization techniques in Switched Reluctance Machine (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Velmurugan, G., Bozhko, S., & Yang, T. (2019). A review of torque ripple minimization techniques in Switched Reluctance Machine. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607614

Torque ripple is a major problem in Switched Reluctance Machine (SRM). Despite the high torque ripple and vibration, SRM has many advantages over many other machines. In this paper, the torque ripple minimization control techniques commonly used are... Read More

Design considerations to optimise supercapacitor-based energy storage systems for aerospace applications (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Fares, A., Klumpner, C., & Rashed, M. (2019). Design considerations to optimise supercapacitor-based energy storage systems for aerospace applications. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607796

This paper investigates the design optimization of a supercapacitor-based energy storage system for aerospace applications which may be needed to complement the operation of a high power pulsed load such as electromechanical actuators have been p... Read More

Phase-shift-modulation for a current-fed isolated DC-DC converter in more electric aircraft (2018)
Journal Article
Chen, L., Tarisciotti, L., Costabeber, A., Guan, Q., Wheeler, P., & Zanchetta, P. (2018). Phase-shift-modulation for a current-fed isolated DC-DC converter in more electric aircraft. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, doi:10.1109/tpel.2018.2889861

A Phase-Shift-Modulation (PSM) technique is proposed for an Active-Bridge-Active-Clamp (ABAC) topology. This topology is aimed for high power more-electric-aircraft applications. The proposed PSM has a complete switching harmonics cancellation on the... Read More

Holistic appraisal of modeling installed antennas for aerospace applications (2018)
Journal Article
Vukovic, A., Sewell, P., & Benson, T. (2019). Holistic appraisal of modeling installed antennas for aerospace applications. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 67(3), 1396-1409. doi:10.1109/TAP.2018.2884769

This paper uses the Unstructured Transmission Line Modeling Method to investigate near field interactions between a broadband microwave antenna and a platform that arise as a result of antenna installation. The antenna, feed line and the platform are... Read More

Effect of parameters variability on the performance of SiC MOSFET modules (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Borghese, A., Riccio, M., Breglio, G., Fayyaz, A., Castellazzi, A., Irace, A., & Marese, L. (2018). Effect of parameters variability on the performance of SiC MOSFET modules. doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607593

This paper introduces a statistical analysis of the impact of devices parameters dispersion on the performances of parallel connected SiC MOSFETs. To this purpose, the statistical fluctuations of threshold voltage and current factor are evaluated on... Read More