President's Message: March 2021

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By Liuchen Chang

First, let me start off by wishing all PELS members and the families a happy, healthy, and successful 2021! I feel humbled and honoured to serve as the President of our society, picking up the baton handed over by Prof. Frede Blaabjerg. Please allow me to introduce myself. My wife Grace and I have been living in a small city called Fredericton in New Brunswick, Canada for the last 29 years, where I worked as a professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Brunswick (UNB). Read More...


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Upcoming Webinar

Testing Inverters using Electric Motor Emulators: Benefits, Challenges

This webinar is sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society Technical Committee on Electrical Machines, Drives and Automation 

Tuesday, 29 June 2021 11:00 AM  ET 

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Uday photoPresenter: Dr. Uday Deshpande, D&V Electronics, USA

Abstract:  In this webinar, the presenter will his experience and thoughts on the use of electric motor emulators for testing and validation of inverters.

The first part of the presentation will cover an overview of typical test and validation elements and steps and some of the trends considering increasing electrification and growth of electric vehicles. The second part of the presentation will discuss the essential elements of an electric motor emulator, how it can be used for testing an inverter in lieu of a conventional dyno, typical tests that can be done using an emulator test system including performance, durability, environmental, that address functionality and compliance. The third part of the presentation will cover challenges and considerations that need to kept in mind as people consider using emulator-based test systems. We will look at motor models and real-time implementation, considerations to ensure high fidelity representation of motor behavior, means and mechanisms to study faulted behaviors. Through this webinar, the audiences can expect an in-depth overview of this fast-growing approach to improve test efficiency and effectiveness and spark ideas and discussions to continuously improve design and development cycles.

Don't worry- you can watch them on-demand or view the slides, Visit the PELS Resource Center! 

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