International symposium to celebrate Prof. Ralph Kennel's retirement

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The international symposium on Advanced Control Techniques in Power Electronics and Drives (ACTPED) to celebrate Prof. Ralph Kennel's retirement was successfully hosted by HLU in TUM Research Campus Garching (Science Congress Center Munich) from 1 to 2 August 2022.

Prof. Ralph Kennel (Image: Wei Tian / TUM)

After a long and fruitful career as a University professor, Ralph Kennel has reached retirement age. Prof. Kennel has dedicated his professional work to the development of control techniques for electric motors and power electronics, with numerous publications covering sensorless control and predictive control among other areas. Additionally, Professor Kennel has graduated a number of professionals who are currently pursuing successful careers in industry and academia around the world. To honor his fruitful professional work, several of his collaborators have decided to hold this two-day symposium.

Monday 01.08.2022

9:00   Welcome & Registration
9:30   Prof. Annette Mütze: From Backstate to Center Stage: Auxiliary Automotive Drives.
10:00 Prof. Ralph Kennel: Motion under Control – Intelligence in Life.
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Prof. Pacas: Ralph Kennel, his scientific merits and his contribution to the research landscape.
11:30 Prof. Christoph Hackl: Artificial Neural Network Based Optimal Feedforward Torque Control of Synchronous Machines.
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Prof. Manfred Schrödl: 30 years of sensorless controlled electric machines – from theory to industry.
14:00 Eng. Viktor Willich: Self-Sensing Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines using Current Oversampling and a Quasi-Direct Rotor Position Estimation Method.
14:30 Eng. Eyke Liegmann: Open-Source Control Platform for Predictive Control.
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Prof. Rik de Doncker: Predictive Control and Self-learning Techniques to extend Lifetime of Electric Propulsion Systems.
16:00 Prof. Hubert Zitt (banquet speech): Could Star Trek’s engineering visions become reality?
16:30 Dr. Martin Schulz: Megawatt-Chargers in Electric Commercial Vehicle Infrastructure.
19:00 Dinner
Tuesday 02.08.2022
09:00 Prof. Tobias Geyer: How model predictive control is revolutionizing the high power electronics industry.
09:30 Dr. Florian Bauer: Kitekraft’s Successes Towards Fully Autonomous Control of a Flying Wind Turbine.
10:00 Dr. Mohamed Abdelrahem: Finite position set observers for sensorless control of permanent-magnet synchronous generators.
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Prof. Zhenbin Zhang: Cooperative Predictive Control of Hybrid Microgrids.
11:30 Prof. Michael Patt: Efficiency Maximisation with Active Phase Shifting Technique for Inductive Power Transfer Systems.
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Prof. Marcelo Heldwein: Non Linear Models for the Steady-State Analysis and Efficient Simulation of Modular Multilevel Converters.
14:00 Prof. Jose Rodriguez: What do we need to get Predictive Control accepted by Industry?
14:30 Dr. Julien Cordier: Modelling space harmonics in induction machines for real-time applications.
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Prof. Cristian Garcia: Implementation of modern control techniques on affordable commercial microcontrollers.
16:00 Prof. Petros Karamanakos: Guidelines for the design of FCS-MPC-based controllers.
16:30 Prof. Fengxiang Wang: Model-Free Predictive Control for Electrical Drives.
17:00 End of Symposium