Power Electronics for Aerospace Workshop Series (PEAS)– High Voltage

Date & Location:
June 17, 2022
Westin Anaheim Resort, Anaheim, California

Scope and topics:
PEAS - High Voltage 2022 is a one-day workshop co-organized by the Technical Committee on Aerospace Power (TC11) of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) and 2022 IEEE/AIAA Transportation Electrification Conference and Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (ITEC+EATS). The workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers, engineers, policymakers, and stakeholders to share the latest developments of power electronics technologies for aerospace applications. This year’s workshop focuses on high voltage related topics, which includes:

  • High-performance insulation materials (e.g., high operation temperature and dielectric strength) 
  • Dielectric materials characterization (e.g., dielectric spectroscopy, dielectric strength)
  • Insulation material breakdown mechanisms (e.g., space charges in dielectrics)
  • Insulation designs for power electronics converters (e.g., electric field grading techniques, overvoltage suppression, and insulation coordination)
  • High-voltage cables and connectors
  • Preventions of partial discharge, treeing, breakdown and arc
  • Insulation reliability under extreme operation conditions (e.g., high altitude, high radiation, high temperature, and high DV/DT voltage pulse)
  • High-voltage testing techniques and standards 
  • Insulation condition monitoring, diagnostics, and maintenance
Power electronics systems for aerospace applications have unique design challenges to meet ultrahigh power density and reliability requirements under extreme operation conditions. One critical aspect is the insulation of power electronics systems, including but not limited to temperature ruggedness and radiation hardness of insulation materials, size and weight reduction of insulation designs, high voltage suppression and insulation coordination, partial discharge mitigation at high altitude, arcing prevention, insulation testing technologies, etc. This workshop will invite world‐renowned experts in high voltage engineering, insulation materials, power electronics circuits, semiconductor devices, device packaging, system integration to present their latest research works and share their visions of developments in this emerging field. The workshop aims to provide a unified platform for associated researchers and engineers to exchange ideas and formulate short-term and long-term research directions.

Dr. Jin Wang, The Ohio State University
Dr. Daniel Schweickart, Air Force Research Laboratory

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