Past Projects

A brief review of the past projects of this lab, proves that EMPE lab has always been a pioneer in exploring new ideas and discovering new horizons in the field of electrical drives. The following includes the titles of some of the completed projects.

Completed in 2014

  • Portable Energy Storage Systems for Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles
  • Optimal Control of Permanent Magnet Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Machines
  • Analytical modeling and optimization of permanent magnet-assisted synchronous reluctance machines
  • Trans-Rotary Magnetic Gear (TROMAG) for Wave Energy Applications

Completed in 2013

  • High Frequency AC Link Converters
  • Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis of Generators
  • Optimal Design of Permanent Magnet Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Machines 
  • Isolated ZVS High-Frequency-Link AC-AC Converter

Completed in 2012

  • High Frequency Effects of Variable Frequency Drives on Electrical Submersible Pump Systems

Completed in 2011

  • Control of Doubly-Fed Induction Generators under Fault Conditions

Completed in 2010

  • Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis of Variable Speed Drives
  • Radial Field Magnetic Gears for Wind Energy Applications

Completed in 2009

  • Control of Permanent Magnet Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Generators (PMa-SynRG) with Current-Fed Drive
  • Sensorless Speed Control of Permanent Magnet-Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Motor (PMa-SynRM)

Completed in 2008

  • A Soft Switched High Frequency AC-Link Converter
  • Direct Torque Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors with Non-Sinusoidal Back-EMF

Completed in 2007

  • Low Cost Motor Drive Embedded Fault Diagnosis Systems
  • Compact Harsh Environment Energy Conversion Systems

Completed in 2005

  • Permanent Magnet Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Motor Design and Performance Improvement
  • Low-Cost Direct Torque Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors Using Hall-Effect Sensors
  • Design and Analysis of Modern Three-Phase AC/AC Power Converters for AC Drives and Utility Interface
  • Performance Improvement of Permanent Magnet AC Motors

Completed in 2004

  • Integrated Electric Alternator/Active Filter

Completed in 2003

  • DC-DC Converter Current Source Fed Naturally Commutated Brushless DC Motor Drive

Completed in 2002

  • Permanent Magnet AC Motor High-Speed Operation using Hybrid Observers
  • Fault Diagnosis of Electric Machines
  • New Solutions for Improved Unipolar-Excited Brushless Motor Drive
  • Non-linear Analysis of advanced High-Phase Number Induction Machines for Adjustable Speed Drive Applications
  • A 3-Phase AC to AC Matrix Converter using the Venturini Method

Completed in 2001

  • Vector Control of Five-Phase Synchronous Reluctance Machine with the Third Harmonic Current Injections for High Specific Torque
  • Enhanced Rotor Field Oriented Control of Five-Phase Induction Motor with the Combined Fundamental and Third Harmonic Currents
  • Parameter estimation of vector controlled induction machine
  • A Low-Cost Low-Loss Brushless Permanent Magnet Motor Drive

Completed in 2000

  • Adaptive State Filtering with Neural Network for Sensorless Induction Motor Speed Estimation
  • Sensorless Performance Evaluation of Induction Motors
  • Fault Analysis for Condition Monitoring of Induction Motors

Completed before 2000

  • Design and Control of Switched Reluctance Motor for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Application
  • Sensorless Position Estimation in Sinusoidal Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor 
  • Performance Analysis of Brushless Permanent Magnet Motor (BPM) using Load Commutated Inverter
  • Performance Analysis of Synchronous Machines under Dynamic Eccentricity