Power and Energy Systems


February 2012

USC Researchers to Present at APEC 2012

Daniel Martin and Antonino Riccobono will present papers at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition in Orlando Florida.  Daniel and Antonino are working towards their Ph.D. at USC under the direction of Dr. Enrico Santi.  Both of their papers address applications in power converter technology.  Daniels' work was conducted under funding from the GRAPES I/UCRC, and Antonino's by funding from the Office of Naval Research ESRDC consortium.  Additionally, paper authored by Dr. Saadeh of University of Arkansas, and coauthored by Dr. Santi and others from the University of Arkansas, University of Nebraska, and Cree, Inc. will be presented. 


The papers featuring Dr. Santi and his team follow.   If you are attending APEC please consider attending. 

Auto Tuning of Digital Deadbeat Current Controller for Grid Tied Inverters Using Wide Bandwidth Impedance Identification
D. Martin, E. Santi;
TECHNICAL SESSION 6: Grid Connected Inverter Applications in Renewable Energy Systems; Feb. 7, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Fiesta Ballroom 7-8

A Novel Passivity-Based Stability Criterion (PBSC) for Switching Converter DC Distribution Systems,
A. Riccobono, E. Santi 
TECHNICAL SESSION 34: Misc. Modeling, Simulation & Control, Feb. 9, 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Fiesta Ballroom 7-8

A Unified Silicon/Silicon Carbide IGBT Model
M. Saadeh2, A. Mantooth2, J. Balda2, E. Santi4, J. Hudgins3, S. Ryu1, A. Agarwal1;
1Cree, Inc., United States;
2University of Arkansas, United States;
3University of Nebraska at Lincoln, United States;
4University of South Carolina, United States
SESSION D5: Devices & Components, Thursday, February 9 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Veracruz Exhibit Hall


The GRid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems center (GRAPES) is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, established in 2009.  The mission of this center is to accelerate the adoption and insertion of power electronics into the electric grid in order to improve system stability, flexibility, robustness, and economy.  For more information on GRAPES visit either http://www.grapes.uark.edu/ or http://vtb.engr.sc.edu/GRAPES/index.shtml.



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