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Control Challenges in Automotive Electrical Traction Drives

Webinar - Online
Alicia Tomaszewski – tec@ieee.org
Sabin-Constantin Carpiuc

Abstract:  Vehicle electrification is a key research direction in the automotive business, with many challenging problems and opportunities arising. An important part in automobile electrification is represented by the electric drive with integrated electric machine, power electronics, high voltage battery and real-time control software. However, the implementation in a micro-controller based embedded system is a difficult task because these applications are characterized by fast dynamics that are subject to hard physical and control constraints. Therefore, it yields a complex embedded platform that must meet tough requirements and compulsory safety standards. The goal of this presentation is to discuss the operation of automotive electrical traction drives at the system level and to analyze the arising control challenges. The talk will cover aspects from modeling, control, hardware implementation and testing in automotive electrical traction drives. The talk will also include relevant case studies.

Biography:  Sabin-Constantin Carpiuc (M'11) received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in systems engineering from the ''Gheorghe Asachi'' Technical University of Iasi, Iasi, Romania, in 2012, and 2015, respectively.

From March 2010 to June 2016, he was with the Powertrain Division, Business Unit Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Continental Automotive Romania, Iasi R&D Center, Iasi, Romania. From October 2010 to June 2016, he has been also an Associate Teaching Assistant with the Department of Automatic Control and Applied Informatics, the ''Gheorghe Asachi'' Technical University of Iasi. In June 2016, he joined the Physical Modeling group at MathWorks in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

His research interests include physical modeling, electric machines and power electronics, automotive electric traction drives, model predictive control and optimization, constrained control and automotive control systems.

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