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A 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. (in press). A hybrid photomic-plasmonic platform for high-throughput single-molecule studies. Optical Materials Express,

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

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

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

Experimental study of power exchange using a twin spool engine emulator (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Enalou, H. B., Rashed, M., Kulsangcharoen, P., Chowdhury, S., & Bozhko, S. (2018). Experimental study of power exchange using a twin spool engine emulator

The More Electric Aircraft (MEA) nad , with electrical machines on both HP and LP shafts and the advancements in power electronics, makes it possible to transfer power electrically from one spool to another. Preliminary results have shown considerabl... Read More

Model predictive control based PID controller for PMSM for propulsion systems (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Abdelrauf, A. A., Saad, W. W., Hebala, A., & Galea, M. (2018). Model predictive control based PID controller for PMSM for propulsion systems. doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607585

Model Predictive Control (MPC) is one of the most suitable controllers for industrial applications, especially for constrained systems. However, it requires high computational burden, which is considered as the main drawback. Proportional Integral De... Read More

3L-NPC AC-DC power converter using virtual space vector PWM with optimal switching sequence based on G-h coordinate (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Guo, F., Yang, T., Bozhko, S., & Wheeler, P. (2018). 3L-NPC AC-DC power converter using virtual space vector PWM with optimal switching sequence based on G-h coordinate. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)

Generator overload reduction using smart power management (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Sagnolo, C., Sumsurooah, S., Hill, C., & Bozhko, S. (2018). Generator overload reduction using smart power management. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)

Weight reduction is a key driver in the aerospace sector. Every kilogram of weight reduction has significant benefits over the aircraft’s life cycle. This paper introduces a smart power management technique which is able to reduce the overload on the... Read More

Thermal analysis of high power high voltage DC solid state power controller (SSPC) for next generation civil tilt rotor-craft (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Adhikari, J., Yang, T., Zhang, J., Rashed, M., Bozhko, S., & Wheeler, P. (2018). 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)

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

A holistic electrical machine design tool for more-electric and hybrid-electric aircraft (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Golovanov, D., Xu, Z., Gerada, D., Gerada, C., & Papini, L. (2018). 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)

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

Design considerations to optimise supercapacitor-based energy storage systems for aerospace applications (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Fares, A., Klumpner, C., & Rashed, M. (2018, November). Design considerations to optimise supercapacitor-based energy storage systems for aerospace applications. Paper presented at ESARS 2018 - 5th International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles amd International Transportation Electrification Conference

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

A reliability approach for the MEA power system architecture design optimization problem (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Recalde, A., Bozhko, S., Atkin, J., & Hill, C. (2018). A reliability approach for the MEA power system architecture design optimization problem. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)

In the literature, there has been thorough research on reliability-based design in different fields. However, aircraft power system investigations have mostly dealt with sub-system optimization. Hence, there is considerable potential to excel innova... Read More

Super-resolution imaging using nano-bells (2018)
Journal Article
Fuentes-Dominguez, R., Pérez-Cota, F., Naznin, S., Smith, R. J., & Clark, M. (2018). Super-resolution imaging using nano-bells. Scientific Reports, 8, 1-9

In this paper we demonstrate a new scheme for optical super-resolution, inspired, in-part, by PALM and STORM. In this scheme each object in the field of view is tagged with a signal that allows them to be detected separately. By doing this we can ide... Read More

Modulation limit based control strategy for more electric aircraft generator system (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Shen Yeoh, S., Rashed, M., & Bozhko, S. (in press). Modulation limit based control strategy for more electric aircraft generator system. In N/A

Vector based control strategies have been extensively employed for drive systems, and in recent times to the More Electric Aircraft (MEA) generator based systems. The control schemes should maintain the bus voltage and adhere to the generator system... Read More

A wideband fault location scheme for active distribution systems (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Aboshady, F., Sumner, M., & Thomas, D. (2018). A wideband fault location scheme for active distribution systems. In 2018 International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA)doi:10.1109/ICRERA.2018.8566780

This paper proposes a fault location technique for future distribution systems with distributed generation. The technique considers the circuit analysis at the non-fundamental frequencies that are generated when a fault occurs. To consider both induc... Read More

An active modulation scheme to boost voltage utilisation of the dual converter with a floating bridge (2018)
Journal Article
Huang, Z., Yang, T., Wheeler, P., Galea, M., Giangrande, P., & Chowdhury, S. (2019). An active modulation scheme to boost voltage utilisation of the dual converter with a floating bridge. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 66(7), 5623-5633. doi:10.1109/TIE.2018.2873539

This paper proposes a capacitor voltage regulation method for the dual converter with a floating bridge for aerospace applications. This topology has previously been reported, but with a constrained voltage utilisation factor due to the need for capa... Read More

A novel immense configurations of boost converter for renewable energy application (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Maroti, P. K., Padmanaban, S., Blaabjerg, F., Ionel, D., & Wheeler, P. (2018). A novel immense configurations of boost converter for renewable energy application

A three immense configurations of boost converter for renewable energy application is presented in the paper. The Voltage Lift Switched Inductor (VLSI) structure is pledge to extra high voltage conversion. The proposed work represent the modified hig... Read More

Variable DC bus voltage control scheme for the more electric aircraft power generation system (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Shen Yeoh, S., Rashed, M., Bozhko, S., & Sanders, M. (in press). Variable DC bus voltage control scheme for the more electric aircraft power generation system. In N/A

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

Design considerations of fault-tolerant electromechanical actuator systems for more electric aircraft (MEA) (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Zhu, S., Cox, T., Xu, Z., Gerada, C., & Li, C. (2018). Design considerations of fault-tolerant electromechanical actuator systems for more electric aircraft (MEA). doi:10.1109/ecce.2018.8557426

This paper studies the concerns such as architecture and reliability in the deployment of electromechanical actuator (EMA) in the actuation system for more electric aircraft (MEA). First, the reliability of the actuation system architecture such as c... Read More

Synchronous reluctance motor iron losses analytical model and optimization (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Mahmoud, H., Degano, M., Bacco, G., Bianchi, N., & Gerada, C. (2018). Synchronous reluctance motor iron losses analytical model and optimization. doi:10.1109/ECCE.2018.8558292

The complex rotor structure of synchronous reluctance machines causes a high harmonic content in the air-gap flux density and then flux density fluctuations in different iron parts. The importance of determining accurately the total iron losses in th... Read More