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


Poster Session

Power Electronics in Automotive


Wednesday, 06.06.2018, 15:15 - 17:30 hrs


Thomas Neyer, ON Semiconductor, D


15:15 Robust Automotive 40V Power Mosfets for Safer Vehicles
Dr. Filippo Scrimizzi, STMicroelectronics, Catania, Italien
Advanced MOSFET tecnnology for BLDC 3 phases systems provedes the best trade off between very low RDSon and switching behavior, making ST solution one of the best in the market.
15:15 Huge Capacity Power Module Packaging Technology For Automotive Inverter Applications
Yuki Hata, Mitsubishi Electric, Fukuoka, Japan
This paper is about the IGBT modules for inverter application as automotive power train. Conventionally, in the inverter system requiring high power, there are several problems that are the difficult layout and the large self-inductance constraints due to increasing the power module sizing. And high capacity power module needs several IGBTs in parallel which has current imbalance. This paper addresses new packaging technology which can solve these issues.
15:15 Analysis of a Multiphase Multi-Star PMSM Drive System with SiC-Based Inverter for an Automotive Application
M.Eng. Stefan Piepenbreier, Fraunhofer Institut für Integrierte Systeme und Bauelementetechnologie IISB, Erlangen, Deutschland
A three-phase and a symmetrical nine-phase drive system for automotive application will be presented. Both systems are designed to have the same system performance and are analyzed regarding their key components. A two-level, three-phase Intelligent PowerCore (IPC) is proposed as B6 inverter unit enabling scalable multiphase hardware architectures. Key parameters like footprint, power density, etc. will be addressed. The potential of reducing the bulky and costly dc-link capacitor by using a multiphase topology will be analysed and simulated.
15:15 Supercapacitors-Based Engine Start Battery Support Device with Active Control
M.Sc. Kaspars Kroics, Riga Technical University, Riga, Lettland
The paper describes the design of supercapacitor based start battery support device that is used to improve engine starting of internal combustion engine, extend lifetime of starting battery and eliminate voltage drop during starting process. The addition storage is connected through controllable switch to increase stored energy. A prototype is tested under real conditions; experimental results are registered and included in the paper. The results show that such device provides successful cold cranking.
15:15 A Modular DC/DC Converter to Couple a Double Layer Capacitor to the Automotive High Voltage Grid for Short Time Energy Storage
Dipl.-Ing. Bastian Strauß, Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Deutschland
Bi-directional DC/DC-converters are used in electric vehicles for controlled power flow between different energy storages or electric loads. In order to relieve the traction battery of dynamic stresses by power peaks and therefore to ensure an extension of battery lifetime, dynamic power reserve can be provided by controlled storages using bidirectional DC/DC-converters. This paper deals with a laboratory setup to develop and investigate bi-directional modular DC/DC-converters for automobile applications using wide band gap semiconductors.
15:15 Design Optimization of a Three-Phase Bidirectional Dual Active Bridge DC/DC Converter for E-Vehicles Applications
Eduardo de Oliveira, University of Kassel, Kassel, Deutschland
This paper presents an isolated bidirectional DC-DC converter for the use in electrical vehicles on-board power supply systems. Due to the high input/output voltage range and the high power level, the three-phase Dual Active Bridge (DAB) is chosen. In order to ensure the best performance concerning losses and volume, an optimal design is carried out by changing several parameters.
15:15 On-Chip Current Sense: A New Approach for Over Current and Short Circuit Detection for Automotive Main Inverter
M.Sc. Rony Karim, Infineon Technologies, Warstein, Deutschland
This paper presents the advantages of the integrated On-Chip current sense on an IGBT compared to the classical DESAT detection for Over Current Protection (OCP). The working principle of On-Chip current sense and a possible implementation method together with a gate driver is described in this paper.
15:15 Evaluation of Infineon HybridPACKTM Drive with Optimized Integrated Capacitor/Bus DC Link for High Performance Inverter Applications
Michael Brubaker, SBE, Barre, USA
The Infineon HybridPACK module was evaluated using a SBE capacitor/bus DC link. The testing demonstrated the importance of low ESL to achieve maximum efficiency with fast switching at full voltage, but was test equipment limited to 50kW. Power testing up to 150kW is performed using 750V and 1200V IGBT versions of the HybridPACK Drive along with 500V and 750V variants of the SBE test kit. This work provides critical thermal data to establish a high performance inverter baseline.
15:15 Multiple Comb Pattern Based Living Object Detection with Enhanced Resolution Design for Wireless Electric Vehicle Chargers
M.Sc. Van Thai, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Südkorea
A living object detection (LOD) system for wireless electric vehicle (EV) chargers including multiple comb-pattern capacitive sensors is proposed in this paper. The capacitance changes of the sensor caused by a nearby living object is sensed by a specially built parallel-resonant circuit, which verifies the appearance of the living object. A prototype of the proposed LOD system with the sensing sensitivity of 30 % is installed on a transmitting pad of a 6.6 kW wireless EV chargers proves the validity of the design.
15:15 Power Modules for Electric Vehicles SRM Converter
M.Eng. David Cabezuelo, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Spanien
Asymmetrical half-bridge and C-Dump are considered best topologies for Switched Reluctance Machine converter. The main goal of this work is to show a comparison of both topologies. Simulation results are provided to highlight their technical and performance differences. In addition, ratings of commercial power modules, suited for these topologies, are summarized. Advantages and disadvantages of such topologies will be highlighted taking into account automotive requirements.


Speaker detail

Dr. Michael Brubaker
Michael Brubaker
SBE, Barre, USA
Michael A. Brubaker holds a BSEE degree from the University of Colorado along with an MS and PhD in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Brubaker was a fellow engineer at the ABB Transmission Technology Institute before joining Los Alamos National Laboratory to work on beam diagnostics. He then served as the vice president of engineering for FieldMetrics and became the Chief Technology Officer for SBE in 2010 where he oversees R&D and applications engineering.
Mr. David Cabezuelo
M.Eng. David Cabezuelo
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Spanien
I received the B.S. in Mining Engineering, specialization in Energy Resources, from the University of the Basque Country in 2013, and the M.S. in Energy and Power Electronics from the Mondragon University in 2015. I worked (2013-2015) in Orona developing a solar-lift solution. And I started my PhD at 2015 in the University of the Basque Country, developing new hardware and control systems for SRM in EV application.
Herr Eduardo de Oliveira
Eduardo de Oliveira
University of Kassel, Kassel, Deutschland
Eduardo F. de Oliveira received the Bachelor and Master degrees in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Ceará, Ceará, Brazil, in 2010 and 2013, respectively. Since 2013 he is with the Centre of Competence for Distributed Electric Power Technology (KDEE), University of Kassel, where he is also working toward the Ph.D. degree. His research focuses on design of high efficiency power converters for industrial applications, dealing with innovative approaches and technologies.
Mr. Yuki Hata
Yuki Hata
Mitsubishi Electric, Fukuoka, Japan
Yuki Hata was born in Kagawa, Japan. In 2012 he received the M.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan. Since joining Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in 2012, he has been engaged in design and development of Automotive Intelligent Power Module.
Mr. Rony Karim
M.Sc. Rony Karim
Infineon Technologies, Warstein, Deutschland
Rashedul Karim Rony is an Electrical Engineer and has several years of experiences in semiconductor industry. Since 2011 He has been serving Infineon technologies as Application Engineer for Automotive Power module. He has completed M.Sc in Electrical Engineering degree in 2011 form RWTH Aachen in Germany and additionally, he achieved a MBA degree from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management in Germany and carried out a MBA thesis on semiconductor industry in cooperation with Infineon technology, Germany.
Mr. Kaspars Kroics
M.Sc. Kaspars Kroics
Riga Technical University, Riga, Lettland
Currently Kaspars Kroics is a PhD student at Riga Technical University. From 2009 to 2012 he was an electronic device engineer at Arcus Elektronika Ltd. He is presently a researcher in the Laboratory of Power Electronic at the Institute of Physical Energetic and in the Institute of industrial electronics and electrical engineering at the Riga Technical University. His main research interests are switch mode power converters, digital control of power electronic, applied design of power converters and control systems.
Herr Stefan Piepenbreier
M.Eng. Stefan Piepenbreier
Fraunhofer Institut für Integrierte Systeme und Bauelementetechnologie IISB, Erlangen, Deutschland
Stefan Piepenbreier received the M.Eng degree in electrical engineering from Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm, Nuremberg, Germany in 2014. He is currently a R&D engineer with Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB, Erlangen, Germany. His research interests include automotive drive systems and power electronics.
Mr. Filippo Scrimizzi
Dr. Filippo Scrimizzi
STMicroelectronics, Catania, Italien
I have worked in ST since 2000 at the beginning as product engineer. In 2003 I moved in marketing and application team for supporting automotive customer in EABU in ST office in Munich. In 2005 I came back to Catania for leading the application team for LV MOSFET. Since end of 2016 I'm leading the automotive application team supporting every kind of product my division is selling in this market: IGBTs and HV and LV MOSFETs.
Mr. Bastian Strauß
Dipl.-Ing. Bastian Strauß
Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Deutschland
2001 - 2004 high school; "Fachgymnasium Hugo Junkers" - Dessau2004 - 2009 studies of electrical engineering; "Otto-von-Guericke-University" - Magdeburg2009 - 2012 measurement engineer for industrial energy distribution; "Matho Enerige Management GmbH" - Barlebensince 2012 scientific assistent at the chair for power electronic; "Otto-von-Guericke-University" - Magdeburg
M.Sc. Van Thai
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Südkorea
V. X. Thai (S'15) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2010, and the M.S. degree in nuclear and quantum engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, in 2013. He is currently working toward Ph.D. degree in School of Integrated Technology, Gwangu Institute of Science and Technology, Korea. His research interests include power electronics and wireless power transfer.