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Development environment and demonstrators for resonant power conversion facilitating high voltage test systems using very low frequency and DC-sources

Objective

This project aims to reduce costs, time to market and required design expertise and to increase market share by setting up a development environment , assisting the designer and allows building of resonant operated power supplies applied for VLF-based true sinus HV-test systems (HVTS) and dc-sources. The structure of the development environment (CAD-HVCT) will be open and flexible. Its innovative methodology will in conjunction with using novel European power electronic simulator toolbox PLECS/MATLAB include and support the following functions: a. A computer aided DC and AC analysis (CAA) of resonant operated power electronic circuitry based on a computer algebra system generating input for improved model libraries of PLECS, b. Design of power electronic and control circuitry based on HV-cascade, R-controller models and generalized averaging techniques. It is supported by a. c. Design of magnetic components, taking care of intra/inter winding and stray capacitances of high voltage windings and high-frequency effects, using (CAD-MAG) d. Thermal design using approximate thermal modelling of power semiconductors and magnetic components. e. The availability of novel macro models for power electronic circuits and characteristics for loaded HV-cascades (b) supporting small and large signal modelling should enable total VLF-generator simulation e.g. for control design, models for magnetic components with respect to electrical (c) and thermal behaviour (d) upgrades PLECS and simulation results. f. Computer aided optimisation (CAO) of the power circuitry and magnetic components with respect to selected cost functions which might be efficiency, weight, current and voltage stress of components by applying modern numerical optimisation algorithms. Validation of models and the tool is by building of selected HVTS demonstrators and dc-sources.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/algebra
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 99 408
Administrative Contact
Daniela Gerdes (Ms.)

Participants (8)

BAUR PRUF- UND MESSTECHNIK GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 459 775
Address
Raiffeisenstrasse 8
6832 Sulz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerd Kupper (Mr.)
REGATRON AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 222 685
Address
Kirchstrasse 11
9400 Rorschach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steven Sutter (Mr.)
Habemus! electronic + transfer GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 90 778
Address
Im Krautgarten 19
86470 Thannhausen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gottfried Fischer (Mr.)
PLEXIM GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 42 659
Address
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Orhan Toker (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND JOHANNESBURG
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 4 800
Address
Jan Smuts Avenue 1
2001 Johannesburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cristina Pinto (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 4 703
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 5 628
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anders Bergman (Dr.)
iXtronics GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 5 440
Address
Technologiepark 9
33100 Paderborn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Hahn (Dr.)