Electrical Drives and Mechatronic Systems

Our electric drive research includes service and development work for industrial partners (mostly contract research) as well as basic research (mostly publicly funded). Focus topics are:

  • Performance control of electrical drive systems on (micro-)processors and FPGAs
    • Optimal field-oriented control
    • Model predictive control (finite and continuous control set)
    • Data-driven control based on reinforcement learning
    • Multi-objective and hierarchical control frameworks
  • System identification and monitoring
    • Precise electrical and mechatronic modeling based on offline and online estimation techniques
    • Real-time model-based temperature monitoring of arbitrary drive components
    • Fault detection and emergency measures (functional safety)
    • Modeling frameworks from white-box to black-box including data-driven machine learning

Below you will find a selection of the publicly funded research projects of our chair. In addition, you will find further insights into our research work in our publication list.

If you would like to cooperate with us or are interested in a research and development service, please contact us:

Dr.-Ing. Oliver Wallscheid

Dr.-Ing. Oliver Wallscheid

Leistungselektronik und Elektrische Antriebstechnik (LEA)

Oberingenieur - Mitarbeiter - Leitung Fachgruppe Elektrische Antriebstechnik & Intelligente Energiesysteme

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Aktuelle Publikationen

Distributed Control of Partial Differential Equations Using Convolutional Reinforcement Learning
S. Peitz, J. Stenner, V. Chidananda, O. Wallscheid, S.L. Brunton, K. Taira, ArXiv:2301.10737 (2023).
Time-Optimal Model Predictive Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors Considering Current and Torque Constraints
A. Brosch, O. Wallscheid, J. Böcker, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (2023) 1–14.
Finite Set Sensorless Control With Minimum a Priori Knowledge and Tuning Effort for Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors
A. Brosch, F. Tinazzi, O. Wallscheid, M. Zigliotto, J. Böcker, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (2023).
ElectricGrid.jl - A Julia-based modeling and simulationtool for power electronics-driven electric energy grids
O. Wallscheid, S. Peitz, J. Stenner, D. Weber, S. Boshoff, M. Meyer, V. Chidananda, O. Schweins, Journal of Open Source Software 8 (2023).
An Open-Source Transistor Database and Toolbox as an Unified Software Engineering Tool for Managing and Evaluating Power Transistors
N. Förster, P. Rehlaender, O. Wallscheid, F. Schafmeister, J. Böcker, in: Proc. 37th IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), IEEE, Houston, TX, USA, n.d.
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