Hello Everyone, IEEE’s Transportation Electrification eNewsletter decided to have a special edition on the application of wide bandgap devices in the transportation industry. Divya Kurthakoti and Pourya Shamsi were the lead editors for this special edition. It is our pleasure to bring you this important emerging technology that has the potential to revolutionize electric drives used in the transportation industry. In this series we have a mix of introductory articles and articles written by industry as ...
Julian Styles (Editor Divya Kurthakoti-Chandrashekhara) Gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors offer the promise of more compact and efficient power electronics, leading to lighter and more energy-efficient vehicles.[i] But where can we expect to see real benefits from GaN in automotive? And what challenges remain to be overcome to make this happen? State of Technology GaN technology has progressed very rapidly in the last 2-3 years, with devices now announced or available that meet the voltage and current ...
By Srabanti Chowdhury Edited By, Pourya Shamsi Introduction Technology is reshaping our lives. It is changing the way we think, communicate, commute and operate. The invention of wheels marks the journey that continues today into electric vehicles, Cars powered with all luxuries of a home was possible in science fiction in the 60’s is now a reality. Thanks to electronics that enables our imaginations take shape The evolution of cars carries the history of our society ...
By Divya Kurthakoti Chandrashekhara 1. Introduction The transportation sector is one of the fastest growing market areas and requires innovative power conversion systems to meet stringent requirements in terms of cost (especially for electric cars), size, weight, power-density and reliability. Meeting all these conflicting requirements simultaneously is quite challenging with the current technology. It is believed that wideband-gap semiconductor devices may enable us to realize many of these requirements. In this article we discuss ...
By, Chris Whaling (Editor & Co Writer: Subhadeep Bhattacharya) Introduction Electric Vehicle (EV) growth has compelled us to look for innovative components for the whole system which will provide us a better performance in terms of the different metrics on which it is judged. The performance metrics to be considered are cost, efficiency, size and reliability. Semiconductor devices are the primary components which enable us to transform the available electrical power in an EV ...
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The Transportation Electrification eNewsletter studies topics that span across four main domains: Terrestrial (land based), Nautical (Ocean, lakes and bodies of water), Aeronautical (Air and Space) and Commercial-Manufacturing. Main topics include: Batteries including fuel cells, Advanced Charging, Telematics, Systems Architectures that include schemes for both external interface (electric utility) and vehicle internal layout, Drivetrains, and the Connected Vehicle.
Julian Styles, Julian Styles has been working with innovative technologies for over 25 years. He helped develop the technology behind digital cellphones, digital audio broadcast, on-board fast charging for EVs, and grid stability management using EV chargers....Read More
Srabanti Chowdhury, Srabanti Chowdhury is an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University. She received her Ph.D. in December, 2010 from University of California, Santa Barbara....Read More
Divya Kurthakoti Chandrashekhara, Divya obtained her PhD degree from Indian Institute of Science, India in 2006. At present she is a Systems Engineer at Corporate Technology, Siemens Corporation and prior to this she worked as a Research Scientist at GE Global Research Centre and as a post doctoral researcher at Technical University of Denmark....Read More
Chris Whaling, is co-founder of Synthesis Partners, LLC, a private business and technology analysis company based in Reston, VA. Mr. Whaling has lead assessment teams in all source research, analysis and delivery of technology and market intelligence decision-support products for 20 years....Read More