05. - 07.06.2018
PCIM Europe 2018
Power Electronics | Intelligent Motion | Renewable Energy | Energy Management


Poster Session

Traction, Ship, Aircraft


Tuesday, 05.06.2018, 15:15 - 17:30 hrs


Gianmario Pellegrino, Politecnico di Torino, IT


15:15 Humidity in Traction Converters
Dr.-Ing. Fabian Quast, Siemens, Nürnberg, Deutschland
In this report we will present a model to calculate the humidity inside railway traction converter cabinets based on the external conditions. With this the humidity related lifetime of IGBT modules can be calculated. The humidity model takes several physical effects into account like humidity absorption in plastic materials, adsorption on walls, condensation and absorption in wicking materials. We will show the correlation of the calculations with experiments.
15:15 New Traction Converter with Low Inductive High-Voltage Half Bridge IGBT Module
Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Laska, Siemens, Nürnberg, Deutschland
Traction systems for Rolling Stock are well suited for an overall system optimization. The innovation objectives are high reliability and availability as well as high energy efficiency, weight reduction and overall cost optimization including operational and maintenance costs. Today?s semiconductor and packaging innovation accompanied with a converter innovation promise significant traction system improvements. The following report will focus on the innovation of the Siemens traction converter platform SIBAC implementing design solutions, which meet recent traction system requirements. The converter platform is based on innovative semiconductors in a new half bridge package. All in all these converter and system innovations promote the attractiveness of public transport.
15:15 Nanocrystalline Cores for Common Mode Current Suppression in Electrical Ship Propulsion System - a Case Study
Dr. rer. nat Wulf Günther, Acal BFi, Dietzenbach, Deutschland
We introduce an electric ship propulsion system which appeared to be not conformal with EMC requirements for ships after installation. After analysis of electrical, mechanical and dimensional requirements and conditions, we developed oval shaped nanocrystalline cores for common mode suppression, being consistent with mechanical and thermal requirements in this special environment. The article presents the requirements, design of cores, and results in terms of common mode currents.
15:15 Discrete 1200V SiC MOSFETs - SMD Package Benefits and Impacts of Multiple Device and Circuit Parameters Mismatch in High Power Parallel Applications
M.Sc. Rajagopalan Jagannathan, ON Semiconductor Germany, Aschheim, Deutschland
The full benefits of SiC technology can be fully realized only when the device structure, package and application circuit parameters are all optimized.Several parameters impact the static, thermal and switching characteristics. This work focuses on the switching benefits of the new 1200V SiC MOSFETs,impact of several device parameters mismatch under parallel operation at high temperature,impact of gate driver and layout variations, prevention of parasitic (or shoot though) turn-on in bridge applications.
15:15 High-Dynamic High-Power E-Motor Emulator for Power Electronic Testing
Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Liebig, SET Power Systems, Wangen im Allgäu, Deutschland
Inverter testing has become a very important and complex issue during inverter developments. Especially automotive inverters offer multiple functions, high reliability, fault tolerance and must ensure a high level of functional safety. Conventional test methods such as motor test beds or active / passive RL-loads are not suitable to verify inverter functionalities in a sufficient manner. This paper presents a high-dynamic and powerful inverter testing technology: the E-Motor Emulator – testing power electronics without an e-machine.
15:15 New Approach of Smart Hybrid Power Module Dedicated to Aircraft Electro-Mechanical Actuators up to 20 kW
Dipl.-Ing. Alain Calmels, Microsemi Power Module Products, Bruges, Frankreich
This paper presents the work performed by Microsemi within the GENOME project (Optimized Energy Management) on More Electric Aircraft (MEA). The results presented in this paper demonstrate the ability of the Smart Hybrid Power Module to serve the flight controls in commercial aviation.
15:15 Diagnostic Technique for Traction Motor Insulation Condition Monitoring by Transient Signal Assessment
Dr. Markus Vogelsberger, Bombardier Transportation Austria, WIEN, Österreich
Nominated for the Best Paper Award

Today's motor insulation in railway traction applications are operating very close to borderline of safe operation. The paper proposes an Online Insulation Monitoring Approach that is able to detect
incipient insulation defects - before breakdown by evaluation of the motor current. The paper presents experimental results of a 1.4 MW ASM traction motor for railway applications and investigations on accelerated aging applied on stator slot test fixtures with form-wound coils.


Speaker detail

Mr. Alain Calmels
Dipl.-Ing. Alain Calmels
Microsemi Power Module Products, Bruges, Frankreich
Alain Calmels, Engineering Manager - Aerospace Products MICROSEMI. He holds an electronic technician degree and joined the company in 1987 and has 30 years of experience in power conversion applications. He has in charge to design and develop custom power modules dedicated to high reliability applications and airborn programs. These power modules integrate power devices and feature gate drive and protection functions as well as DC to DC converter to serve a wide range of aerospace applications.
Dr. Wulf Günther
Dr. rer. nat Wulf Günther
Acal BFi, Dietzenbach, Deutschland
Wulf Günther studied Physics and got a PhD in Chemistry on High Temperature Superconductor Materials and Nanocrystalline Metals. After some years research, he went to VACUUMSCHMELZE in 1999. His focus was nanocrystalline soft magnetic material and cores: firstly in R&D for cores, later in core production and technology. In 2015, he joined Acal BFi as head of Custom Services for Magnetic Components, a competence center for customised inductive components mainly for power applications.
M.Sc. Rajagopalan Jagannathan
ON Semiconductor Germany, Aschheim, Deutschland
Raj received his B.Tech degree('10) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Amrita University, India and M.Sc. degree('14) in Electrical Power Engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany.Since 2015, he works at ON Semiconductor (formerly Fairchild Semiconductor) in Munich, Germany as an applications engineer in the automotive business unit covering Silicon Carbide(SiC)and Gallium Nitride (GaN) based power semiconductors for automotive applications.
Dr. Bernd Laska
Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Laska
Siemens, Nürnberg, Deutschland
Dr. Bernd Laska, working at Siemens since 1989, is the head of the development department for power electronics for rolling stock. He has an technical expertise on drive and energy supply systems. The introduction of new semiconducor technologies into innovative converter designs like GTO, IGBT and SiC technology accomied him during his professional life. The participation in the development of the propuslion system for the High Speed train ICE 3 and the auxiliary power supply system was one milestone of his career.
Dr. Sebastian Liebig
Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Liebig
SET Power Systems, Wangen im Allgäu, Deutschland
Dr. Sebastian Liebig is responsible for several projects at SET Power Systems (SPS). Prior to joining SPS, he worked for Liebherr-Elektronik as power electronics engineer and project manager. In parallel, Sebastian worked at his PhD-thesis in the field of AC/DC topologies for aerospace applications. For his work, he was granted in 2011 the best paper award of the international conference PCIM in Nuremberg. Sebastian graduated 2014 at the Institute of Prof. Josef Lutz (Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany).
Herr Fabian Quast
Dr.-Ing. Fabian Quast
Siemens, Nürnberg, Deutschland
Dr.-Ing. Fabian QuastSiemens AG, Nuremberg, GermanyFabian Quast graduated with a diploma in physics from the Ruhr-University Bochum in 1996. In the same year he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Device Technology IISB in Erlangen. He worked in the field of simulation and measurement of point defects in silicon. In 2001 he received his PhD in electrical engineering. Since 2001 he is working at Siemens AG in Nuremberg on topics of railway traction converter and energy storage development.
Dr. Markus Vogelsberger
Bombardier Transportation Austria, WIEN, Österreich
Markus Vogelsberger received the & Dr.Techn. degrees in Electrical Engineering from TU-Vienna, Austria, with honor in 2009.He joined Georgia Institute of Technology,USA for study/research in 2006 & 2008.Since 2011, he is with Bombardier Transportation in Product Mgmt- RoQ_DRIVES/Vienna.Currently his focus as R&D and Innovation Manager in RoQ_DRIVES is on research & managing of high innovative approaches in railway application and on interdisciplinary traction R&D-Projects.