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Sponsored by TC 5: Sustainable Energy Systems- "Big data gets physical"

Tue, May 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT


Presenter: Dr. Hendrik F. Hamann, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center 

While in the past most information on the internet was generated by humans or computers, with the emergence of the Internet of Things, vast amount of data is now being created by sensors from devices, machines etc, which are placed in the physical world. Here we present a series of example applications enabled by such sensor data and what we call “Physical Analytics”, which provides underlying intelligence for smarter applications using a combination of physical and statistical models.

The smarter solutions, which are being presented in this talk, range from active energy management and optimization, environmental sensing and controls, to renewable energy forecasting. All these different applications have been built using a single platform, which is comprised of a set of  “configurable” technologies components including ultra-low power sensing and communication, big data management technologies, numerical modeling for physical systems, machine learning based physical model blending, and physical analytics based automation and control. 

Dr. Hendrik F. Hamann is a Distinguished Research Staff Member and Research Manager in the Physical Sciences Department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. He received his PhD from the University of Göttingen. In 1995 he joined JILA (Joint institute between the University of Colorado and NIST) as a Research Associate in Boulder, Colorado. Since 2001 he is leading the Physical Analytics program in IBM Research. His current research interest includes the combination of physical model, machine-learning and big data technologies, internet of things, sensor networks, and sensor-based physical modeling with applications to renewable energy, precision agriculture etc. He has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific papers and holds over 90 patents. Dr. Hamann is the winner of the 2016 AIP Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics, he is an IBM Master Inventor, a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and has served on governmental committees such as the National Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation and as an industrial advisor to Universities. He is a member of the American Physical Society (APS), Optical Society of America (OSA), The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the NY Academy of Sciences.

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Sponsored by TC 5: Sustainable Energy Systems- Design for reliability in power electronic based renewables 

Tue, Jun 27, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Frede BlaabjergPresenter: Prof. Frede Blaabjerg

In recent years, the automotive and aerospace industries have brought stringent reliability constraints on power electronic converters because of safety requirements. Today customers of many power electronic products expect up to 20 years of lifetime and they also want to have a “failure free period” and all with focus on the financials. The renewable energy sectors are also following the same trend, and more and more efforts are being devoted to improving power electronic converters to account for reliability with cost-effective and sustainable solutions. This presentation will introduce the recent progress in the reliability aspect study of power electronic converters for power electronic applications with special focus on renewables. It will cover the following contents: the motivations for highly reliable electric energy conversion in renewable energy systems; the reliability requirements of typical renewable energy systems and its implication on the power electronic converters; failure mechanisms and lifetime models of key power electronic components (e.g., power semiconductor switches, capacitors, and fans); long-term mission profiles in Photovoltaic (PV) and wind power applications and the component level stress analysis; reliability analysis methods, tools, and improvement strategies of power electronic converters for renewable energy systems. A few case studies on PV and wind power based renewable energy systems will also be discussed.

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Sponsored by IEEE TEC: Why the More and All Electric Aircraft Needs Power Electronics

New Day and Time - Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:00am EDT 

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Presenter:  Patrick Wheeler, University of Nottingham

Abstract:  There has recently been a major change in the design of aircraft. Electrical systems are being used in applications which have traditionally been powered by hydraulic or pneumatic sources. The Boeing 787 and the Airbus A380 both have significantly larger electrical systems than any previous aircraft.  The most important enabling technology for the More Electric Aircraft is been power electronics. Without power conversion none of the benefits of this technology would be possible. However, aerospace applications present some challenging conditions for power electronics and there are still a number of areas where improvements must be made in terms of the weight, volume, cost and reliability of systems. This presentation will introduce the More Electric Aircraft concept and investigate the potential benefits of the technology before considering the challenges our community will have to meet to make the concept of Electric Propulsion of large aircraft possible.  The talk will be illustrated with a selection of case studies of systems that have been developed at the University of Nottingham, UK.

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IEEE Power Electronics Society CALL FOR WEBINAR SPEAKERS 2017

IEEE Power Electronics Society is pleased to announce PELS Webinar Library, which is open to all PELS members as a membership benefit. The PELS Webinars can be viewed live with free registration. After the event is over, the link to the video of the webinar will be available through the PELS Webinar Library: http://www.ieee-pels.org/products/pels-webinars . This library will allow access to all recorded Webinars from power electronics experts from all over the world. The Webinars can be viewed on a mobile device, tablet or on a computer of your choice.

The webinars’ scope covers all fields of interest of the IEEE PELS which include the development and application of power electronics technology, which encompass the effective use of electronic components, the application of circuit theory and design techniques, and the development of analytical tools toward efficient electronic conversion, control, and conditioning of electric power. Specific topics include (but not limited to)
Emerging topics in wireless power conversion
Wideband-gap devices and applications
Renewable energy systems
Converters for smart grid
Advance motor drive systems
Modeling, simulation and control
Advance packaging and thermal management

Open for Submissions:

PELS Webinars are open for submissions to anyone from the power electronics industry interested in sharing their experiences with the rest of the IEEE PELS community. Each Webinar is for 30-45 minutes followed by Q&A.

To submit a proposal, please submit the names, the contact information, and short bios of the presenters, the title and a half a page abstract of the proposed subject to the Digital Media Editorial Committee Chair: enjeti@tamu.edu and b.boresen@ieee.org