Special Issue "Design and Control of Power Converters 2021"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Power Electronics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Ahmad Elkhateb
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Guest Editor
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS), Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT9 5BN, UK
Interests: power electronics; renewable energy generation; grid integration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite original research or review articles to this Special Issue on “Design and Control of Power Converters”.

In the last two decades, renewable energy resources have provided a way forward to meet the ever-increasing global energy demand in an environmentally sustainable manner. Solar and wind energies are expected to play pivotal roles. Wind and distributed photovoltaic (PV) farms have become the preferred technology for supplying power to smart buildings and cities and can provide a viable solution for integrating renewable power into low- and medium-voltage distribution systems. The impact of component failure can be confined within a small area. Thus, reducing the number of potential customers could be affected. Moreover, distributed energy systems reduce the need for transmission infrastructures and losses.

In all energy conversion systems, the power converter is the weak link in reliability and efficiency, particularly if compared to line transformers and other passive elements. The problem is severe in renewable energy where intermittencies can cause significant power fluctuations, which results in deep thermal cycling of devices and exerts more stress on the system.

This Special Issue is dedicated to presenting recent and emerging technologies for the design and control of power converters, introducing and exploring case studies applied in different industrial sectors and their possible integration. Welcome submissions include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Modelling and analysis of power converters;
  • Power converter design and topologies;
  • Wide-band-gap devices-based converters;
  • Motor drives and electric vehicles;
  • Power converters for PV, wind, and wave energy systems;
  • Multilevel converters for medium and high-voltage DC systems;
  • State-of-the-art reviews on the design and control of power converters.

Dr. Ahmad Elkhateb
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • control of power converters
  • wide-band-gap devices-based converters
  • high power converters
  • low power converters
  • motor drives
  • renewable energies
  • solid state transformers
  • electric vehicles
  • battery management systems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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