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Energy harvesting utilizing reciprocating flow-induced torsional vibration on a T-shaped cantilever beam (2018)
Journal Article
Zhang, G., Klumpner, C., & Lin, Y. (2018). Energy harvesting utilizing reciprocating flow-induced torsional vibration on a T-shaped cantilever beam. Smart Materials and Structures, doi:10.1088/1361-665x/aadb6d

This paper proposes a T-shaped cantilever energy harvester powered by flow-induced torsional vibration. To collect and convert the mechanical (kinetic) energy into electric power, a pair of symmetrical acrylic cylindrical bluff bodies were installed... Read More about Energy harvesting utilizing reciprocating flow-induced torsional vibration on a T-shaped cantilever beam.

A modulated model predictive control scheme for the brushless doubly-fed induction machine (2018)
Journal Article
Li, X., Peng, T., Dan, H., Zhang, G., Tang, W., Jin, W., …Rivera, M. (2018). A modulated model predictive control scheme for the brushless doubly-fed induction machine. IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, 1681-1691. doi:10.1109/jestpe.2018.2865668

Brushless doubly-fed induction machines feature some important advantages, such as high reliability and low maintenance cost, over alternative solutions for brushless machine applications. This paper proposes a modulated model predictive control algo... Read More about A modulated model predictive control scheme for the brushless doubly-fed induction machine.

A methodology to remove stator skew in small-medium size synchronous generators via innovative damper cage designs (2018)
Journal Article
Nuzzo, S., Bolognesi, P., Vakil, G., Fallows, D., Gerada, C., Brown, N. L., & Galea, M. (2019). A methodology to remove stator skew in small-medium size synchronous generators via innovative damper cage designs. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 66(6), 4926-4307. doi:10.1109/tie.2018.2864699

This paper proposes and investigates an innovative methodology that can have a significant impact on the market potential of wound field, small-medium size synchronous generators. The technique proposed here is aimed at removing the need for the trad... Read More about A methodology to remove stator skew in small-medium size synchronous generators via innovative damper cage designs.

An electrical equivalent circuit to simulate the output power of an AlGaAs/GaAs planar Gunn diode (2018)
Journal Article
Maricar, M. I., Khalid, A., Dunn, G., Greedy, S., Thomas, D. W., Cumming, D., & Oxley, C. (2018). An electrical equivalent circuit to simulate the output power of an AlGaAs/GaAs planar Gunn diode. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 60(9), (2144-2148). doi:10.1002/mop.31312. ISSN 0895-2477

The planar Gunn diode offers the potential of microwave, milli-metric and THz based oscillator which can be fabricated as part of a microwave monolithic integrated circuit (mmic). To-date the RF output power has been too low for many applications. Th... Read More about An electrical equivalent circuit to simulate the output power of an AlGaAs/GaAs planar Gunn diode.

Development of aircraft electric starter-generator system based-on active rectification technology (2018)
Journal Article
Bozhko, S., Yang, T., Le Peuvedic, J., Arumugam, P., Degano, M., La Rocca, A., …Wheeler, P. (2018). Development of aircraft electric starter-generator system based-on active rectification technology. IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, 4(4), 985-996. doi:10.1109/TTE.2018.2863031

More-electric aircraft (MEA) has become a dominant trend for modern aircraft. On-board MEA, many functions, which are conventionally driven by pneumatic and hydraulic power, are replaced with electrical subsystems. Starting aircraft engines with an e... Read More about Development of aircraft electric starter-generator system based-on active rectification technology.

Nonlinear signal-correction observer and application to UAV navigation (2018)
Journal Article
Wang, X., & Wang, W. (2018). Nonlinear signal-correction observer and application to UAV navigation. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, doi:10.1109/tie.2018.2860540. ISSN 0278-0046

A nonlinear signal-correction observer (NSCO) is presented for signals correction and estimation, which not only can reject the position measurement error, but also the unknown velocity can be estimated, in spite of the existence of large position me... Read More about Nonlinear signal-correction observer and application to UAV navigation.

A Leakage-inductance-tolerant commutation strategy for isolated AC/AC converters (2018)
Journal Article
Nasir, U., Costabeber, A., Rivera, M., Wheeler, P., & Clare, J. (2018). A Leakage-inductance-tolerant commutation strategy for isolated AC/AC converters. IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, doi:10.1109/JESTPE.2018.2861326

This paper proposes a generalised commutation strategy suitable for matrix-based isolated AC/AC conversion stages in Solid State Transformers for use whenever there is nonnegligible leakage inductance in the isolation transformer. The standard 4-step... Read More about A Leakage-inductance-tolerant commutation strategy for isolated AC/AC converters.

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.

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.