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Control of Power Electronics Systems

Control of Power Electronics Systems

Introduction

The main components of power electronics systems are power converters, which allow to produce a desired effect (energy conversion, robot motion, etc) by controlling adequately some of the system variables (voltages and currents). From very small (mobile phones, computer power supplies) to very large systems (trains, wind turbines, high voltage power lines), the power ranges from the Watt to the GigaWatt.

Technological advancements in power electronics enable new applications to emerge and performance improvement in existing applications. These advancements largely rely on the control effectiveness, therefore it is essential to apply the appropriate control scheme to the converter and to the system to obtain the desired performance.

In this context, the group mission focuses on applying innovative control techniques for power converters and drives so that the desired behaviour can be achieved.