Current Activities
  • Power Quality(PQ) improvement techniques are going more and more importance today.The group has developed the hardware and the control algorithms for various PQ solutions like harmonic compensators,STATCOMs,UPQC etc.The ministry of power, Govt. of India, identifies this center as the lead agency for Custom Power Devices in India.
  • Presently the center has been identified as the nodal center for the implementation of the 5 year National Mission Project on Power Electronics launched by Department of Information Technology, Govt. Of India.
Future Plans
  • Automotive electronics & networking the systems using CAN bus or MOD bus.
  • Multilevel high power inverters.
  • Medium power AC motor drives.
  • Switched Mode Power Converters.
  • Power electronics building blocks.
  • Flywheel energy storage systems as a replacement to batteries.
  • Hight frequency induction heating systems.
  • Programmable pattern weaving system for handlooom.
  • Second generation Electric vehicles ,Smart motor, Grid interactive inverters for tapping solar energy, Robotics etc.
  • Power Quality / Smart Power.
    • Active VAR/Harmonics/neutral current compensators.
    • Solid state powerflow controllers.
  • Automotive Electronics, Electric traction , EV & HEV.
    • Propulsion & Power control modules with CAN network.
    • Sponsored projects from vehicle manufacturers.
    • High power traction converters for railways/ ships.
    • Smart modules for automotive applications.
  • Distributed power generation /Renewable Energy.
    • Inverter based Power modules with grid interface to tap solar/wind energy.
    • Indian wind turbine with specific developments in the generator and control systems.
    • Distributed generator controllers, Plug & Play type.
  • New converter topologies /Control topologies /Integerated power models /Sensors.
    • Electronic paralleling of PE systems.
    • Integrated power modules.
    • Voltage/current/position sensors.
  • Energy storage systems /Advanced magnetics.
    • Ultra Capacitors /Flywheel systems etc for power levelling /energy Storage.
    • Compact Magnetic Components.