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Advanced Control of Power Electronic Systems for Next-Generation EV Drivetrains


  • Vortrag


  • Mobility & Production (Field of Expertise)

Electric vehicles (EV) are projected to reach cost parity with conventional vehicles in 2025-2030 and account for more than 50 percent of the global vehicle sales by 2040. These projections are fueled by advances in EV drivetrain technologies resulting in weight and cost reductions and implementation of a fast charging infrastructure. This talk explores how advanced control and estimation, specifically model predictive control (MPC) and model-based estimation, enables the integration of power electronic systems as well as performance enhancements. Benefits are discussed based on three research projects undergoing at the Columbia Motor Drives and Power Electronic Laboratory (MPlab):
  • a MHz-class clean output traction inverter that doubles as (fast) charger,
  • an integrated auxiliary power module that can manage, i.e. balance, the high-voltage battery pack,
  • and a novel optimization-based position sensorless estimation scheme with the potential to enable a sensorless traction drive system.


TU Graz | Institut für elektrische Antriebstechnik und Maschinen; Silicon Austria Labs

Time and Location

27. September 2018, 11:00 am - 12:00

TU Graz, Campus Inffeldgasse, Bibliothek EAM, Inffeldgasse 18/I, 8010 Graz

Additional informations

Language: English


TU Graz | Institut für elektrische Maschinen und Antriebstechnik
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