About Power Electronics Laboratory
The research interests of the Power Electronics Laboratory are in the broad area of the Electrical Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage. In particular, we are interested into High Power Electronics Technologies for Medium Voltage applications, those operating with voltages in kV range, currents in kA range and powers in MW range. Power Electronics is one of the key-enabling technologies for the future energy systems, as it offers unprecedented flexibility for the integration and control of various electrical sources, storage elements or loads into the grid. This is equally valid for the present-day AC grids as well as for emerging concepts of DC grids, or inevitable mix of both in the near future.
To achieve controllable, reliable and efficient electrical energy conversion by means of advanced power electronic converters, we optimally use, but also influence and drive forward, advancements in different areas. These multidisciplinary considerations include: power semiconductors (e.g. Si, SiC, GaN), passive components (e.g. magnetics), insulation materials, mathematical modeling, simulations and optimization of power electronic systems, advanced control methods, etc.
Ms. Xiaotong Du will present a paper: “Inductive power transfer system with series connected primary and independent secondary coils”.
Mr. Marko Petkovic will present a paper: “Flexible medium-voltage perturbation injection converter for AC and DC system identification”.
Mr. Miodrag Basic will present a paper: “Flexibility enhancement in pumped hydro storage power plants through variable speed drives”.
Mr. Philippe Bontemps will present a paper: “Highly flexible indirect modular multilevel converter for high power pumped hydro storage power plants”.
Prof. Drazen Dujic and Dr. Stefan Milovanovic will give a tutorial: “Modular multilevel converters – operating principles and applications”.
Ms. Nikolina Djekanovic will present a paper: “Modeling and integrating losses of magnetic components into time-domain electric circuit simulations”.
Mr. Marko Petkovic will present a paper: “Identification of source-affected output characteristics of a four-quadrant cascaded H-bridge converter cell”.
Dr. Stefan Milovanovic will present a paper: “Spectral analysis of the modular multilevel converter operated with parallel branches and phase-shifted carriers”.