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High-temperature igbt- and mosfet-modules for railway traction and automotive electronic application (HIMRATE)

Objective

The project focuses on a more efficient use of energy in terms of higher system efficiency for railway traction applications and lower fuel consumption via automotive electronics. Applications considered are the integrated starter generator and converter for electric hybrid vehicles and highly efficient converters for railway traction. A main project task faces the development of silicon chips (IGBTs and Power MOSFETs) usable for high-temperature operation. Power module technologies suitable for hot water cooling will be evaluated and the corresponding simulation models developed. System integration requires optimisation of thermal management, minimal thermal losses across the interfaces as well as new attempts in system cooling. Implementation of these new technologies will be accompanied by reliability tests at device, module and system levels airing the development of accelerated reliability test standards.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

SIEMENS AG
Address
6,Otto-hahn-ring 6
81739 Muenchen
Germany

Participants (11)

ANSALDOBREDA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Argine, 425
Napoli
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
ELECTROVAC FABRIKATION ELEKTROTECHNISCHER SPEZIALARTIKEL GMBH
Austria
Address
37-39,Aufeldgasse 37-39
3400 Klosterneuburg
EUPEC GMBH & CO. KGAA
Germany
Address
5,Max-planck-strasse 5
59581 Warstein
FERRAZ DATE INDUSTRIES S.A.
France
Address
Les Revoulins Route De Saint Honoré
38350 St Laurent En Beaumont
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
Germany
Address
St. Martin Strasse 53
81609 Muenchen
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SCURIT
France
Address
Avenue Du Gtntral Malleret-joinville
94114 Arcueil
REGIENOV GROUPEMENT D INTERET ECONOMIQUE*
France
Address
Avenue Du Golf 1
78288 Guyancourt
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Eth Zentrum
8092 Zurich
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
Germany
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80290 Muenchen
VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Austria
Address
13/E308,karlplatz 13/E308
1040 Wien