Electric Power Conversion Laboratory

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
Michigan State University

 
 
Overview

Mission

The mission of Electric Power Conversion Laboratory (EPCL) is to advance power conversion technologies through innovative research such that electric energy can be produced and utilized in a reliable and efficient manner.

Vision

As a well defined discipline, power electronics continues to grow to its maturity. Nevertheless, emerging applications continuously invigorate this diverse discipline. The most fascinating aspect of power conversion is that both fundamental and application-oriented research is needed to deliver satisfactory solutions.

 

Research

Archival Journal Articles

  1. A. Janabi and B. Wang, "Hybrid SVPWM scheme to minimize the common-mode voltage frequency and amplitude in VSI drives," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, early access, pp. 1-16, 2018. (pdf)
  2. L. Hmoud and B. Wang, "A Review of the state-of-the-art in wind-energy reliability analysis," Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 81, no. 1, pp. 1643-1651, 2018. (pdf)
  3. F. Niu and B. Wang, A. S. Babel, K. Li, and E. G. Strangas, "Comparative evaluation of direct torque control strategies for permanent magnet synchronous machines," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 31, no. 2, pp.1408-1424, 2016. (pdf)
  4. Y. Song and B. Wang, "Evaluation methodology and control strategies for improving reliability of HEV power electronics systems," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 63, no. 8, pp. 3661-3676, 2014. (pdf)
  5. Y. Song and B. Wang, "Analysis and experimental verification of fault-tolerant HEV powertrain," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 12, pp. 5854-5864, 2013. (pdf)
  6. Y. Song and B. Wang, "Survey on reliability of power electronic systems," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 591-604, 2013. (pdf)
  7. B. Wang and E. Sherif, "Spectral analysis of matrix converters based on 3-D Fourier integral," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 19-25, 2013. (pdf)
  8. B. Wang and G. Venkataramanan, "Dynamic voltage restorer utilizing a matrix converter and flywheel energy storage," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 222-231, 2009. (pdf)
  9. R. Lai, F. Wang, R. Burgos, Y. Pei, D. Boroyevich, B. Wang, T. A. Lipo, V. D. Immanuel, and K. Karimi, "A systematic topology evaluation methodology for high-density three-phase PWM ac-ac converters," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 2665-2680, 2008.  (pdf)
  10. B. Wang, G. Venkataramanan and A. Bendre, "Unity power factor control for three phase three level rectifiers without current sensors," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 1341-1348, 2007. (pdf)
  11. B. Wang, G. Venkataramanan and M. Illindala, "Operation and control of a dynamic voltage restorer using transformer coupled H-bridge converters," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 1053-1061, 2006. (pdf)
  12. B. Wang and J. Cathey, "DSP-controlled, space-vector PWM, current-source converter for STATCOM application," Electric Power Systems Research Journal, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 123-131, 2003. (pdf)
  13. E. Zhang, X. Wang, G. Yuan, X. Sun, L. Chen, J. Jiang, Z. Xu, B. Wang, and X. Liu, "Study on the Home-made Control Set of Air Source Heat Pump (in Chinese)," Fluid Machinery, vol. 31, no. z1, pp. 71-74, 2003.

Patents

  1. B. Wang, "Power source inverter for use with a photovoltaic solar panel," Patent No.: US 9,431,924, 2016. (pdf)
  2. J. Foss, R. Wlezien and B. Wang, "Maximally efficient vertical axis wind turbine," Patent No.: US 9,309,863, 2016. (pdf)
  3. B. Wang and C. Bush, "Single phase current source power inverters and related methods," Patent No.: US 8,619,447, 2013. (pdf)
  4. B. Wang and J. Bo, "All-digital three-phase pulse width modulated wave generator," Patent No.: CN 2291754Y, 1998. (pdf)

Refereed Conference Papers

  1. F. Yao, L. Geng, A. Janabi and B.Wang, "Reliability of DC-link Capacitor in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Under Urban and Highway Road Conditions," accepted to Proceedings of 11th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives, Tinos, Greece, Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, 2017
  2. A. Janabi and B. Wang, "Variable mode model predictive control for minimizing the thermal stress in electric drives," in Proceedings of IEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference, Miami, FL, May 21-24, 2017. (pdf)
  3. F. Yao, L. Geng, A. Janabi and B.Wang, "Impact of modulation schemes on dc-link capacitor of VSI in HEV applications," in Proceedings of IEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference, Miami, FL, May 21-24, 2017. (pdf)
  4. A. Janabi and B. Wang, "Shunt and series conditioning schemes for hybrid matrix converter," in Proceedings of 42nd Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Florence, Italy, Oct. 24-27, 2016, pp. 3703-3708. (pdf)
  5. A. Janabi and B. Wang, "Hybrid matrix converter based on instantaneous reactive power theory," in Proceedings of 41st Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Yokohama, Japan, Nov. 9-12, 2015, pp. 3910-3915. (pdf)
  6. L. A. Hmoud and B. Wang, "Real-time optimization of thermal cycling capability of rotor side converter in doubly fed induction generator- based wind energy conversion system," in Proceedings of 47th North American Power Symposium, Charlotte, NC, Oct. 4-6, 2015, pp. 1-6. (pdf)
  7. A. Janabi and B. Wang, "Evaluation of methods of determining the compensating current and voltage of the hybrid matrix converter," in Proceedings of 47th North American Power Symposium, Charlotte, NC, Oct. 4-6, 2015, pp. 1-6. (pdf)
  8. F. Niu, K. Li, B. Wang and E. Strangas, "Comparative evaluation of direct torque control strategies for permanent magnet synchronous machines,"  in Proceedings of 29th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Fort Worth, TX, Mar. 16-20, 2014, pp. 2438-2445. (pdf)
  9. Y. Song and B. Wang, "A fault-tolerant hybrid electric vehicle powertrain," in Proceedings of 5th Annual NDIA Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium, Troy, MI, Aug. 20-22, 2013, pp. 1-7. (pdf)
  10. B. Wang, P. Hinkel and Y. Song, "Single phase VSI with reduced-size dc-link capacitor," in Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electric Drives, Istanbul, Turkey, May 13-17, 2013, pp. 1427-1430. (pdf)
  11. Y. Song and B. Wang, "Quantitative evaluation for reliability of hybrid electric vehicle powertrain," in Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electric Drives, Istanbul, Turkey, May 13-17, 2013, pp. 1404-1409. (pdf)
  12. B. Wang and G. Venkataramanan, "Dynamics and stability of matrix-converter based permanent magnet wind turbine generator," in Proceedings of 38th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Montreal, Canada, Oct. 25-28, 2012, pp. 6073-6079. (pdf)
  13. Q. Lei, B. Wang and F. Peng, "Unified space vector PWM control for current source inverter," in Proceedings of 4th IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Raleigh, NC, Sept. 15-20, 2012, pp. 4696-4702. (pdf)
  14. W. Hassan and B. Wang, "Efficiency optimization of PMSM based drive system," in Proceedings of 7th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (IPEMC), Harbin, China, Jun. 2-5, 2012, pp. 1027-1033. (pdf)
  15. B. Wang and E. Sherif, "Analytical characterization of the spectral performance of matrix converters," in Proceedings of 7th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (IPEMC), Harbin, China, Jun. 2-5, 2012, pp. 678-683. (pdf)
  16. Y. Song and B. Wang, "A hybrid electric vehicle powertrain with fault-tolerant capability," in Proceedings of 27th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Orlando, FL, Feb. 5-9, 2012, pp. 951-956. (pdf)
  17. Y. Song and B. Wang, "A photovoltaic power conversion system with flat efficiency curve over a wide load range," in Proceedings of 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Melbourne, Australia, Nov. 7-10, 2011, pp. 1144-1149. (pdf)
  18. R. Amiri and B. Wang, "A generic framework for wind power forecasting," in Proceedings of 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Melbourne, Australia, Nov. 7-10, 2011, pp. 796-801. (pdf)
  19. B. Wang, "A series compensator based on AC-AC power converters with virtual quadrature modulation," in Proceedings of 2nd International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG), Hefei, China, Jun. 16-18, 2010, pp. 438-443. (pdf)
  20. H. Gao and B. Wang, "Feedback linearization control of three-phase buck-boost inverters," in Proceedings of 35th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Porto, Portugal, Nov. 3-5, 2009, pp. 474-479. (pdf)
  21. C. Bush and B. Wang, "A single-phase current source solar inverter with reduced-size DC link," in Proceedings of 1st IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), San Jose, CA, Sept. 20-24, 2009, pp. 54-59. (pdf)
  22. B. Wang and H. Gao, "Buck-boost dc-ac converters suitable for renewable applications," in Proceedings of IEEE Energy 2030, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 17-18, 2008.(pdf)
  23. B. Wang, "Four-level neutral point clamped converter with reduced switch count," in Proceedings of 39th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC), Rhodes, Greece, June 15-19, 2008, pp. 2626-2632. (pdf)
  24. B. Wang and G. Venkataramanan, "Dynamic voltage restorer utilizing a matrix converter and flywheel energy storage," in Record of IEEE Industry Application Society 42nd Annual General Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Sept. 23-27, 2007, pp. 208-215. (pdf)
  25. B. Wang and G. Venkataramanan, "Analytical modeling of semiconductor losses in matrix converters," in Proceedings of 5th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (IPEMC), Shanghai, China, Aug. 13-16, 2006, pp. 1-8. (pdf)
  26. B. Wang and G. Venkataramanan, "A carrier based PWM algorithm for indirect matrix converters," in Proceedings of 37th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC), Jeju, Korea, June 18-22, 2006, pp. 2780-2787. (pdf)
  27. B. Wang and G. Venkataramanan, "Six step modulation of matrix converter with increased voltage transfer ratio," in Proceedings of 37th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC), Jeju, Korea, June 18-22, 2006, pp. 930-936. (pdf)
  28. B. Wang, G. Venkataramanan and A. Bendre, "Unity power factor control for three phase three level rectifiers without current sensors," in Record of IEEE Industry Application Society 40th Annual General Meeting, Hong Kong, China, Oct. 2 - 6, 2005, pp. 1677-1683. (pdf)
  29. B. Wang and G. Venkataramanan, "Operation and control of a dynamic voltage restorer realized using cascaded H-bridge converters," in Proceedings of 36th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC), Recife, Brazil, June 12-16, 2005, pp. 2222-2229. (pdf)
  30. G. Venkataramanan and B. Wang, " Dynamic modeling and control of three phase pulse width modulated power converters using phasors," in Proceedings of 35th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC), Aachen, Germany, June 20-25, 2004, pp. 2822-2828. (pdf)
  31. B. Wang and G. Venkataramanan, "Evaluation of shunt and series power conditioning strategies for feeding sensitive loads," in Proceedings of 19th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Anaheim, CA, Feb. 22-26, 2004, pp.1445-1451. (pdf)
  32. B. Wang and I. Hiskens, "Review of AGC implementation issues before and after deregulation," in Proceedings of 35th North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Rolla, MO, Oct. 20-21, 2003, pp. 670-675. (pdf)
Contact

Director

Bingsen Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor
More detailed information of Prof. Wang can be found here.

Campus Mailing Address

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Michigan State University
2120 Engineering Building
428 S. Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824
Tel:  (517)355-0911
Fax:  (517)355-1980
Email: bingsen@egr.msu.edu

Lab Address

Engineering Research Complex
Room C129
1449 Engineering Research Circle
East Lansing, MI 48824