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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 about Model predictive control based PID controller for PMSM for propulsion systems.

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 about Generator overload reduction using smart power management.

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 about A reliability approach for the MEA power system architecture design optimization problem.

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 about Modulation limit based control strategy for more electric aircraft generator system.

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 about A wideband fault location scheme for active distribution systems.

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 about A novel immense configurations of boost converter for renewable energy application.

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 about Design considerations of fault-tolerant electromechanical actuator systems for more electric aircraft (MEA).

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 about Synchronous reluctance motor iron losses analytical model and optimization.

New inverting modified CUK converter configurations with switched inductor (MCCSI) for high-voltage/low-current renewable applications (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Maroti, P. K., Padmanaban, S., Bhaskar, M. S., Blaabjerg, F., & Wheeler, P. (2018). New inverting modified CUK converter configurations with switched inductor (MCCSI) for high-voltage/low-current renewable applications

Inverting Modified CUK Converter with Switched Inductor (MCCSI) configurations are articulated in the paper for high-voltage and low-current renewable energy applications. Based on the Switched Inductor (SI) position in MCC converter, four new modifi... Read More about New inverting modified CUK converter configurations with switched inductor (MCCSI) for high-voltage/low-current renewable applications.

Investigation of AC copper and iron losses in high-speed high-power density PMSM (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Al-Timimy, A., Giangrande, P., Degano, M., Galea, M., & Gerada, C. (2018). Investigation of AC copper and iron losses in high-speed high-power density PMSM. doi:10.1109/ICELMACH.2018.8507166

This paper presents a detailed investigation of AC copper losses in high-speed high-power density permanent magnet synchronous machine. For parallel strands winding, it is not easy to accurately estimate the AC copper losses using finite element mode... Read More about Investigation of AC copper and iron losses in high-speed high-power density PMSM.

A novel Newton-Raphson-based searching method for the MTPA control of PMaSynRM considering magnetic and cross saturation (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Wang, S., Degano, M., Kang, J., Galassini, A., & Gerada, C. (2018). A novel Newton-Raphson-based searching method for the MTPA control of PMaSynRM considering magnetic and cross saturation. In Proceedings 2018 XIII International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM)doi:10.1109/icelmach.2018.8506853

Maximum torque per ampere control (MTPA) takes full advantage of the reluctance torque aiming at the minimum copper loss, which can increase the torque output under the minimum current conditions. The traditional MTPA method makes use of equations wi... Read More about A novel Newton-Raphson-based searching method for the MTPA control of PMaSynRM considering magnetic and cross saturation.

Combined thermofluid and electromagnetic optimisation of stator vent cooling (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Bersch, K., Nuzzo, S., Connor, P., Eastwick, C., Galea, M., Rolston, R., & Vakil, G. (2018). Combined thermofluid and electromagnetic optimisation of stator vent cooling. In Proceedings: 2018 XIII International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM)doi:10.1109/icelmach.2018.8507231

A combined electromagnetic and thermal modelling approach has been developed to optimise the design of multiple radial stator vents in an air-cooled, synchronous generator with a power rating of several hundred kVA. An experimentally validated 3-D Co... Read More about Combined thermofluid and electromagnetic optimisation of stator vent cooling.

Electrical machine rotor shielding for low cost electrical drive (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Al-Ani, M., Vakil, G., & Gerada, C. (2018). Electrical machine rotor shielding for low cost electrical drive. In 2018 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC)doi:10.1109/ITEC.2018.8450226

Electrical machine rotor shielding has been proposed for high-speed electrical machines, i.e. ≥50krpm, where a smooth current waveform becomes difficult and costly to generate due to the required high switching frequency. The rotor shielding is used... Read More about Electrical machine rotor shielding for low cost electrical drive.

Analysis of nonstationary emissions for efficient characterization of stochastic EM fields (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Baharuddin, M. H., Smartt, C., Maricar, M. I., Thomas, D. W., Gradoni, G., Creagh, S. C., & Tanner, G. (2018). Analysis of nonstationary emissions for efficient characterization of stochastic EM fields. doi:10.1109/EMCEurope.2018.8485104

A statistical approach using field-field correlation functions which is obtained from two-probe time domain measurement is used to characterize the radiation from complex devices. The time-frequency analysis provided by the measurement data has shown... Read More about Analysis of nonstationary emissions for efficient characterization of stochastic EM fields.

Three-phase rectifiers with current compensation schemes. Part I, Passive circuits (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Rivera, M., Faundez, D., Kolar, J., Wheeler, P., Riveros, J. A., & Toledo, S. (in press). Three-phase rectifiers with current compensation schemes. Part I, Passive circuits

—Three-phase rectifiers are widely used in several applications. The main feature desired in these power converters is a satisfying regulation of dc output voltage/current, but this ought to be achieved with high quality ac currents and unitary power... Read More about Three-phase rectifiers with current compensation schemes. Part I, Passive circuits.

Wide bandgap voltage source inverter design for automotive electric drivetrain (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Savi, F., Buticchi, G., Gerada, C., Wheeler, P., & Barater, D. (in press). Wide bandgap voltage source inverter design for automotive electric drivetrain

In this paper a high power, high frequency voltage source inverter for automotive traction application is reviewed. The main objectives of the design process is the maximization of power density, while keeping high efficiency and low weight. In this... Read More about Wide bandgap voltage source inverter design for automotive electric drivetrain.

State of the art of electric taxiing systems (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Lukic, M., Hebala, A., Giangrande, P., Klumpner, C., Nuzzo, S., Chen, G., …Galea, M. (in press). State of the art of electric taxiing systems. In NA

The aviation industry represents an ever-expanding economy and the aircraft market forecast reveals an optimistic growth for the coming decades. New requirements and guidelines call for a more efficient, reliable, and environment friendly aircraft op... Read More about State of the art of electric taxiing systems.

Direct vector control of induction motors based on rotor resistance-invariant rotor flux observer (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Bozhko, S., Kovbasa, S., Nikonenko, Y., & Peresada, S. (in press). Direct vector control of induction motors based on rotor resistance-invariant rotor flux observer. In NA

A novel speed-flux tracking controller for induction motors has been developed and experimentally verified. Direct rotor flux field oriented controller is designed for current-fed induction motor model on the base of full order hybrid continuous time... Read More about Direct vector control of induction motors based on rotor resistance-invariant rotor flux observer.

Three-phase rectifiers with current compensation schemes. Part II, Active and hybrid configurations (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Rivera, M., Faundez, D., Kolar, J., Wheeler, P., Riveros, J. A., & Toledo, S. (in press). Three-phase rectifiers with current compensation schemes. Part II, Active and hybrid configurations

The current injection schemes for unidirectional three-phase diode bridge rectifiers are widely utilised in industrial and aerospace applications. The additional circuitry in combination with modern control strategies mitigate the effects of the conv... Read More about Three-phase rectifiers with current compensation schemes. Part II, Active and hybrid configurations.