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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. (2019). Phase-shift-modulation for a current-fed isolated DC-DC converter in more electric aircraft. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 34(9), 8528-8543. 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 about Phase-shift-modulation for a current-fed isolated DC-DC converter in more electric aircraft.

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 about Holistic appraisal of modeling installed antennas for aerospace applications.

Comparative Study Of Back EMF Based Sensorless Control Methods For Dual Three-Phase PMSM (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Fan, L., Yang, T., Rashed, M., & Bozhko, S. (2018). 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)https://doi.org/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 about Comparative Study Of Back EMF Based Sensorless Control Methods For Dual Three-Phase PMSM.

Reliability Analysis of SiC MOSFET Power Module for More Electric Aircraft Motor Drive Applications (2018)
Conference Proceeding
O'Donnell, S., Wheeler, P., & Castellazzi, A. (2018). 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)https://doi.org/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 about Reliability Analysis of SiC MOSFET Power Module for More Electric Aircraft Motor Drive Applications.

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 about Effect of parameters variability on the performance of SiC MOSFET modules.

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 about Experimental study of power exchange using a twin spool engine emulator.

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.

Super-resolution imaging using nano-bells (2018)
Journal Article
Fuentes-Dominguez, R., PĂ©rez-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 about Super-resolution imaging using nano-bells.

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.

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 about An active modulation scheme to boost voltage utilisation of the dual converter with a floating bridge.

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.

Vector control of a modular multilevel matrix converter operating over the full output-frequency range (2018)
Journal Article
Diaz, M., Cardenas, R., Espinoza, M., Hackl, C. M., Rojas, F., Clare, J. C., & Wheeler, P. (2018). Vector control of a modular multilevel matrix converter operating over the full output-frequency range. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 66(7), 5102-5114. doi:10.1109/tie.2018.2870367

The Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter ( M 3 C ) is an ac-to-ac converter topology suitable for the control of high-power variable-speed drives. The control of this converter is complex, particularly when the two ac system frequencies are similar o... Read More about Vector control of a modular multilevel matrix converter operating over the full output-frequency range.

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.

A comparison of modulation techniques for three-phase quasi Z-source modular multilevel converter able to provide DC-link fault blocking capability (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Khera, F. A., Klumpner, C., & Wheeler, P. W. (2018, September). A comparison of modulation techniques for three-phase quasi Z-source modular multilevel converter able to provide DC-link fault blocking capability. Paper presented at EPE'18 ECCE Europe - 20th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Riga, Latvia

Future transmission and distribution grids will use power converters to enable interface with HVDC systems and the Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) is a topology that is already employed in commercial systems. The MMC converter inherent the benefit... Read More about A comparison of modulation techniques for three-phase quasi Z-source modular multilevel converter able to provide DC-link fault blocking capability.