Power Converters and E-mobility

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Power Electronics".

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Department of Power Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka Croatia, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
Interests: power electronics; electric drives; mechatronics; wind energy conversion systems; photovoltaic systems; power electronics applications
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Department of Engineering, University Niccolò Cusano, 00166 Roma, Italy
Interests: voltage control in distribution networks; power quality; e-mobility
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Algoritmi Research Centre, Department of Industrial Electronics, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: power electronics converters; electric mobility; renewable energy sources; digital control techniques; smart grids
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Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstraede 111, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
Interests: active front-end rectifiers; harmonic mitigation in adjustable-speed drives; electromagnetic interference in power electronics; high-power-density power electronic systems; pulsed power application
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Dear Colleagues, 

Electric mobility, or E-mobility for short, has been an ever-growing sector including electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, ship propulsion systems, forklifts, electric cranes, railway systems, and electric planes. Subject can be observed from the ecological or economic point of view, where E-mobility benefits appear in comparison to traditional approaches (e.g., more electric aircraft). In fact, E-mobility can support the demand response (DR) strategy, which is of primary importance to shift electrical power demand in peak hours. However, the real breakthrough is enabled by new technologies involving alternate materials, improved battery concepts, supercapacitors, and magnetic and WBG semiconductor materials. Modern silicon (Si), silicon carbide (SiC), and GaN power devices show that the application of transistor power converters is possible in high-power applications like railway systems or ship propulsion, which was traditionally reserved for thyristor converters. Furthermore, MOSFET devices could also be improved by emerging technology, causing new trends in power electronics applications. Supporting research in semiconductor materials and semiconductor devices is welcomed as well, as are all the other related topics including flexible microprocessor systems and rapid prototyping tools which are marking our time as a time of change in many fields. In this light, researchers are invited to publish their research involving different topologies of (bidirectional) power converters in variety of applications for E-mobility. 

Dr. Sasa Sladic
Dr. Michele De Santis
Prof. Dr. Vítor Monteiro
Prof. Dr. Pooya Davari
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Keywords

  • Bidirectional power converters
  • Power inverters
  • V2G converters
  • Electric drives
  • Railway systems
  • More electric aircraft
  • Ship propulsion systems
  • Trends in e-mobility
  • Electric cranes
  • SiC and GaN devices
  • Magnetic materials
  • Ecology

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Analytical Solution for Transient Reactive Elements for DC-DC Converter Circuits
by Amr Marey, Mahajan Sagar Bhaskar, Dhafer Almakhles and Hala Mostafa
Electronics 2022, 11(19), 3121; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11193121 - 29 Sep 2022
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This paper develops an analytical method for modeling the inductor currents and capacitor voltages (ICCV) of a generic DC-DC converter system. The purpose of the designed methodology is to propose a new generalized modeling technique for DC-DC converter systems that accurately models the [...] Read more.
This paper develops an analytical method for modeling the inductor currents and capacitor voltages (ICCV) of a generic DC-DC converter system. The purpose of the designed methodology is to propose a new generalized modeling technique for DC-DC converter systems that accurately models the transient behavior of those systems. The modeled converter is assumed to operate over some number of circuit stages. Each circuit stage can be separately modeled as a linear time-invariant (LTI) system that is solved through the uni-lateral Laplace transform. Furthermore, the initial conditions (ICs) of these LTI systems are related through different algebraic expressions and discrete-time difference equations that originate from the continuity of the ICCV with respect to time. These discrete-time difference equations are then solved with the uni-lateral Z-transform to determine the ICs of the ICCV at each switching period. The generalized theoretical analysis is applied to the study of the transient behavior of the buck-boost converter across various different circuit parameters. This analysis justified with laboratory experimentation of the buck-boost converter, and the transient behavior of the buck-boost converter is compared for each experimental parameter set. The experimental results and the theoretical analysis provide very similar results across the different converter parameters. Full article
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A Control Strategy to Smooth Power Ripple of a Single-Stage Bidirectional and Isolated AC-DC Converter for Electric Vehicles Chargers
by Leonardo A. Ramos, Rafael F. Van Kan, Marcello Mezaroba and Alessandro L. Batschauer
Electronics 2022, 11(4), 650; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11040650 - 19 Feb 2022
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This paper proposes a single-stage AC-DC rectifier with power factor correction (PFC), high-frequency isolation and bidirectional power conversion capability for on-board battery charger (OBC) applications. The proposed converter is based on the interleaving technique and the Dual Active Bridge (DAB) operation, applying the [...] Read more.
This paper proposes a single-stage AC-DC rectifier with power factor correction (PFC), high-frequency isolation and bidirectional power conversion capability for on-board battery charger (OBC) applications. The proposed converter is based on the interleaving technique and the Dual Active Bridge (DAB) operation, applying the phase-shift control to regulate the power flow. In addition to topology, this article presents a control strategy for reducing low-frequency power ripples transferred to the secondary side without any additional component and hence maintaining overall size and cost. The single-phase OBC can interchange active power with the grid to charge batteries while performing grid-to-vehicle (G2V) functionality or transferring energy back to the grid via vehicle-to-grid (V2G) mode. The theoretical analysis of the converter including modulation strategy and feedback control scheme are presented. The proposed topology and control strategy have been verified by experimental results of a 650 W SiC-based prototype. Full article
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