Special Issue "Advances in Power Electronics for Transportation Electrification"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical and Autonomous Vehicles".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Ki-Bum Park
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Guest Editor
The CCS Graduate School of Green Transportation, KAIST, 193 Munji-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 34051, Korea
Interests: power electronics system for transportation electrification, renewable integration, drives and data center

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In response to the concern around sustainability and climate change, the electrification system is rapidly penetrating the transportation sector, including vehicles, ships, aircrafts, etc. As far as electricity is used as a medium to transfer energy, power electronics is a key technology to connect the electric propulsion system, energy storage system, and grid. Recently, power electronics have made significant progress in the automotive industry. In addition, the rapid expansion of the electric vehicle market in accordance with stringent regulations on internal combustion engine vehicles has accelerated the expansion of electrification in every sector of transportation.

This Special Issue will publish high-quality peer-reviewed papers focusing on the latest technical progress of power electronics for transportation electrification. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Electric powertrain
  • On-board and off-board charging
  • Hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV)
  • Fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV)
  • Electrification of aircraft, ship and train
  • Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology
  • Electric machine, motor drive and power electronics
  • Energy storage systems
  • Power module, cooling and packaging
  • Charging infrastructure and distribution network

Prof. Dr. Ki-Bum Park
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Electric powertrain
  • On-board and off-board charging
  • Hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV)
  • Fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV)
  • Electrification of aircraft, ship and train
  • Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology
  • Electric machine, motor drive and power electronics
  • Energy storage systems
  • Power module, cooling and packaging
  • Charging infrastructure and distribution network

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Control Scheme of a Bidirectional Inductive Power Transfer System for Electric Vehicles Integrated into the Grid
Electronics 2020, 9(10), 1724; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9101724 - 19 Oct 2020
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Inductive power transfer (IPT) systems have become a very effective technology when charging the batteries of electric vehicles (EVs), with numerous research works devoted to this field in recent years. In the battery charging process, the EV consumes energy from the grid, and [...] Read more.
Inductive power transfer (IPT) systems have become a very effective technology when charging the batteries of electric vehicles (EVs), with numerous research works devoted to this field in recent years. In the battery charging process, the EV consumes energy from the grid, and this concept is called Grid-to-Vehicle (G2V). Nevertheless, the EV can also be used to inject part of the energy stored in the battery into the grid, according to the so-called Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) scheme. This bidirectional feature can be applied to a better development of distributed generation systems, thus improving the integration of EVs into the grid (including IPT-powered EVs). Over the past few years, some works have begun to pay attention to bidirectional IPT systems applied to EVs, focusing on aspects such as the compensation topology, the design of the magnetic coupler or the power electronic configuration. Nevertheless, the design of the control system has not been extensively studied. This paper is focused on the design of a control system applied to a bidirectional IPT charger, which can operate in both the G2V and V2G modes. The procedure design of the control system is thoroughly explained and classical control techniques are applied to tailor the control scheme. One of the advantages of the proposed control scheme is the robustness when there is a mismatch between the coupling factor used in the model and the real value. Moreover, the control system can be used to limit the peak value of the primary side current when this value increases, thus protecting the IPT system. Simulation results obtained with PSCADTM/EMTDCTM show the good performance of the overall system when working in both G2V and V2G modes, while experimental results validate the control system behavior in the G2V mode. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Power Electronics for Transportation Electrification)
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Hybrid Current-Mode Control of PSFB Converter to Compensate Slew Interval and Prevent Magnetic Saturation of Transformers
Electronics 2020, 9(9), 1395; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9091395 - 28 Aug 2020
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This paper proposes a newly developed hybrid current-mode control (HCMC) method for phase-shifted full-bridge (PSFB) converters. Generally, PSFB converters have been widely used in various DC-DC power applications owing to their ease of control and low switching losses. However, the transformer can be [...] Read more.
This paper proposes a newly developed hybrid current-mode control (HCMC) method for phase-shifted full-bridge (PSFB) converters. Generally, PSFB converters have been widely used in various DC-DC power applications owing to their ease of control and low switching losses. However, the transformer can be saturated by volt-second imbalance of the magnetizing inductance. Therefore, a blocking capacitor can be used in series with the transformer, or peak current-mode control methods with slope compensation can be applied, to prevent transformer saturation. However, blocking capacitors increase the material cost and make the power stage bulky. Moreover, the overcompensation by slope compensation methods delays the control response. This paper proposes a hybrid current-mode control (HCMC) for PSFB converters to solve these problems. A blocking capacitor and slope compensation are not required in the proposed HCMC method for PSFB converters. The proposed HCMC method has no transformer saturation and output response delay, and the efficacy of this method has been verified through simulations and experiments. Full article
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