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Control system design and the power management of MEFADEC assembled on More-Electric Aircraft (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Yin, M., Bozhko, S., Yao, T., & You, C. (in press). Control system design and the power management of MEFADEC assembled on More-Electric Aircraft

This paper deals with a novel control system design of More Electric Full Authorized Digital Electronic Control (MEFADEC) on the more electric aircraft. On the base of the analysis of the power management of MEFADEC system, the power of the more elec... Read More about Control system design and the power management of MEFADEC assembled on More-Electric Aircraft.

Parametric study of optimum gate-resistance for performance and short-circuit robustness of novel half-bridge IGBT modules (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Cheraghinezhad, A., Hussein, A., Castellazzi, A., & Saito, K. (in press). Parametric study of optimum gate-resistance for performance and short-circuit robustness of novel half-bridge IGBT modules

This paper jointly investigates the switching performance and the short-circuit (S.C) turn off behavior of a novel half-bridge (2in1) IGBT power module concept with the low stray inductance (Lσ), which has been available in the market since 2015. Sin... Read More about Parametric study of optimum gate-resistance for performance and short-circuit robustness of novel half-bridge IGBT modules.

Power density optimization of a DC/DC converter for an aircraft supercapacitors energy storage (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Fritz, N., Rashed, M., & Klumpner, C. (in press). Power density optimization of a DC/DC converter for an aircraft supercapacitors energy storage. In NA

This paper presents a computationally efficient design algorithm for a DC/DC converter, optimized for power density. Interleaving and series-connecting of several converter cells is included in the analysis. The choice of the converter design paramet... Read More about Power density optimization of a DC/DC converter for an aircraft supercapacitors energy storage.

Performance comparison of doubly salient reluctance generators for high-voltage DC power system of more electric aircraft (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Li, Y., Zhang, Z., Gerada, D., & Gerada, C. (in press). Performance comparison of doubly salient reluctance generators for high-voltage DC power system of more electric aircraft. In NA

The generation performance of the switched reluctance machine (SRM)-based starter/generator (S/G) and the doubly salient electromagnetic machine (DSEM)-based S/G is analyzed and compared in this paper. The topologies, operation principles of the doub... Read More about Performance comparison of doubly salient reluctance generators for high-voltage DC power system of more electric aircraft.

An integral design of ground power unit supply for aircraft applications (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Rivera, M., Faundez, D., Kolar, J., Wheeler, P., Riveros, J. A., & Toledo, S. (in press). An integral design of ground power unit supply for aircraft applications

—A new ground power unit configuration is introduced in this paper. The architecture comprises a six-pulse rectifier with active current injection in the input stage to achieve high-performance conversion with low polluted ac spectrum, whereas the ou... Read More about An integral design of ground power unit supply for aircraft applications.

Design and evaluation of a power converter for an energy storage system for aircrafts (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Klumpner, C., & Rashed, M. (in press). Design and evaluation of a power converter for an energy storage system for aircrafts. In NA

This paper presents the design and evaluation of a power converter to be used in an energy storage system for aircrafts that is be able to control the 270V dc bus voltage during large load disturbances and regeneration. A study is conducted in order... Read More about Design and evaluation of a power converter for an energy storage system for aircrafts.

An enhanced power generation centre for more electric aircraft applications (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Lang, X., Yang, T., Enalou, H. B., Bozhko, S., & Wheeler, P. (in press). An enhanced power generation centre for more electric aircraft applications

The more-electric aircraft (MEA) concept has become a major trend due to its multiple advantages. Many functions which are conventionally driven by pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical power systems are replaced by electrical ones onboard MEA. This re... Read More about An enhanced power generation centre for more electric aircraft applications.

Influence of DGs on the single-ended impedance based fault location technique (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Jahanger, H. K., Sumner, M., & Thomas, D. W. P. (in press). Influence of DGs on the single-ended impedance based fault location technique

— The penetration of Distributed Generation (DG) into electricity distribution systems or the integrated power system such as ship or aircraft power systems present a challenge to fault location techniques. This paper investigates the influence of in... Read More about Influence of DGs on the single-ended impedance based fault location technique.

Design of a 43kW switched reluctance machine for a high performance hybrid electric vehicle (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Talha, A., Vakil, G., Cox, T., & Gerada, C. (2018). Design of a 43kW switched reluctance machine for a high performance hybrid electric vehicle. In NA

A switched reluctance machine (SRM) is very robust and capable to perform well under harsh conditions. It is simple in construction and avoids the use of magnets so it is cheap to manufacture. The powertrain of a hybrid vehicle presents challenging c... Read More about Design of a 43kW switched reluctance machine for a high performance hybrid electric vehicle.

An improved multistage switched inductor boostconverter (improved M-SIBC) for renewable energy applications: a key to enhance conversion ratio (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Bhaskar, M. S., Padmanaban, S., Blaabjerg, F., & Wheeler, P. (2018). An improved multistage switched inductor boostconverter (improved M-SIBC) for renewable energy applications: a key to enhance conversion ratio. In 2018 IEEE 19th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), 1-6. doi:10.1109/COMPEL.2018.8459958

In this article, an improved Multistage Switched Inductor (M-SI) based power converter or Improved Multistage Switched Inductor Boost Converter (Improved M-SIBC) is proposed for renewable applications which provides a key to enhance voltage conversio... Read More about An improved multistage switched inductor boostconverter (improved M-SIBC) for renewable energy applications: a key to enhance conversion ratio.

Individual device active cooling for enhanced system-level power density and more uniform temperature distribution (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Zeng, Y., Hussein, A., & Castellazzi, A. (2018). Individual device active cooling for enhanced system-level power density and more uniform temperature distribution. In 2018 IEEE 30th International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD)doi:10.1109/ispsd.2018.8393705

This paper provides a method of individual device active cooling system to balance the temperature distribution of system-level power density. 3L-ANPC GaN inverter was used to test and prove the feasibility of it in using multi-level systems.

P-gate GaN HEMT gate-driver design for joint optimization of switching performance, freewheeling conduction and short-circuit robustness (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Wu, H., Fayyaz, A., & Castellazzi, A. (2018). P-gate GaN HEMT gate-driver design for joint optimization of switching performance, freewheeling conduction and short-circuit robustness. In Proceedings of the 30th International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs, 13-17 May 2018, Chicago, USA, 232-235. doi:10.1109/ispsd.2018.8393645

This paper proposes the design and prototype development and testing of a gate-driver which enables to jointly optimize the performance in application of gate-injection type high electron mobility transistors, taking into account a number of diverse... Read More about P-gate GaN HEMT gate-driver design for joint optimization of switching performance, freewheeling conduction and short-circuit robustness.

Development of a highly integrated 10 kV SiC MOSFET power module with a direct jet impingement cooling system (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Mouawad, B., Skuriat, R., Li, J., Johnson, C. M., & DiMarino, C. (2018). Development of a highly integrated 10 kV SiC MOSFET power module with a direct jet impingement cooling system. In 2018 IEEE 30th International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD)doi:10.1109/ispsd.2018.8393651

This paper presents a novel, highly integrated packaging design for Wolfspeed’s 10 kV SiC MOSFETs. These devices offer faster switching performance and lower losses than silicon devices. However, it has been shown that the package can have profound i... Read More about Development of a highly integrated 10 kV SiC MOSFET power module with a direct jet impingement cooling system.

Dynamic performance analysis of a 3.3 kV SiC MOSFET half-bridge module with parallel chips and body-diode freewheeling (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Hussein, A., Mouawad, B., & Castellazzi, A. (2018). Dynamic performance analysis of a 3.3 kV SiC MOSFET half-bridge module with parallel chips and body-diode freewheeling. In 2018 IEEE 30th International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD)doi:10.1109/ispsd.2018.8393703

Recently, 3.3 and 6.5 kV power MOSFETs have been introduced. Based on the 3.3 kV device, a 100 A half-bridge power module has been developed, using parallel chips for current scaling and relying exclusively on the use of the transistors body-diode fo... Read More about Dynamic performance analysis of a 3.3 kV SiC MOSFET half-bridge module with parallel chips and body-diode freewheeling.

High-temperature validated SiC power MOSFET model for flexible robustness analysis of multi-chip structures (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Riccio, M., d'Alessandro, V., Romano, G., Maresca, L., Breglio, G., Irace, A., & Castellazzi, A. (2018). High-temperature validated SiC power MOSFET model for flexible robustness analysis of multi-chip structures. In Proceedings of the 30th International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices & ICs May 13-17, 2018, Chicago, USA, 443-446. doi:10.1109/ispsd.2018.8393698

This paper presents a statistical analysis on the effect of parallel connection of SiC power MOSFETs in high current applications. To this purpose, a reliable temperature-dependent SPICE model is calibrated on static and dynamic experimental curves... Read More about High-temperature validated SiC power MOSFET model for flexible robustness analysis of multi-chip structures.

Sensorless control of a fault tolerant multi-level inverter PMSM drives in case of an open circuit fault (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Saleh, K., & Sumner, M. (2018). Sensorless control of a fault tolerant multi-level inverter PMSM drives in case of an open circuit fault. doi:10.1109/SPEEDAM.2018.8445360

This paper introduces a fault tolerant multi-level inverter PMSM Drive that is capable to work in case of a single phase open circuit fault without degrading the system performance. Moreover, it can work in sensorless mode in case of an open circuit... Read More about Sensorless control of a fault tolerant multi-level inverter PMSM drives in case of an open circuit fault.

Single stage dual active bridge AC-DC converter with active power decoupling (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Gottardo, D., De Lillo, L., Empringham, L., Costabeber, A., & Chen, L. (2018). Single stage dual active bridge AC-DC converter with active power decoupling. doi:10.1109/SPEEDAM.2018.8445410

The paper introduces a new a isolated DC-AC DAB converter topology, capable of active power decoupling on the AC side of the transformer, made up of two full bridges with no additional active component. The differential voltage modulated by the DC-si... Read More about Single stage dual active bridge AC-DC converter with active power decoupling.

Mass production costing of induction machines for automotive applications (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Hundak, V., Cox, T., Vakil, G., & Gerada, C. (2018). Mass production costing of induction machines for automotive applications. In 2018 IEEE Transportation and Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), 500-505. doi:10.1109/ITEC.2018.8450116

Cost is one of the key parameters of electric machines designed for automotive applications. In order to keep manufacturing cost low, it is desirable to estimate the manufacturing cost of the machine in the early stages of the design process. For thi... Read More about Mass production costing of induction machines for automotive applications.

Design of an integrated inductor for 45kW aerospace starter-generator (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Raza Khowja, M., Gerada, C., Vakil, G., Quadri, S. Q., Wheeler, P., & Patel, C. (2018). Design of an integrated inductor for 45kW aerospace starter-generator. In 2018 IEEE Transportation and Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), 570-575. doi:10.1109/ITEC.2018.8450246

A close physical and functional integration of passive components is required to make an efficient and power dense overall system. Such power dense systems are a prerequisite in aerospace and marine applications. This paper presents a design of an in... Read More about Design of an integrated inductor for 45kW aerospace starter-generator.

Novel core designs to miniaturise passive magnetic components (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Walker, A., Vakil, G., & Gerada, C. (2018). Novel core designs to miniaturise passive magnetic components. In NA

Converter sizes are often dominated by passive magnetic components. Passive magnetic component sizes are in turn limited by electromagnetic saturation and thermal limits. This paper covers two modifications to the air gaps of tape wound amorphous mag... Read More about Novel core designs to miniaturise passive magnetic components.