- Model predictive control for AC/DC, DC/DC and DC/AC power conversions.
- Computational efficient quadratic programming (QP) solver for real-time control platform.
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- X. Li, Q. Yang, W. Tian, P. Karamanakos and R. Kennel, "A Dual Reference Frame Multistep Direct Model Predictive Current Control With a Disturbance Observer for SPMSM Drives," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 2857-2869, March 2022,
- Q. Yang; P. Karamanakos; W. Tian; X. Gao; X. Li; T. Geyer; R. Kennel, "Computationally Efficient Fixed Switching Frequency Direct Model Predictive Control," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 2761-2777, March 2022,
- X. Li, W. Tian, X. Gao, Q. Yang and R. Kennel, "A Generalized Observer-Based Robust Predictive Current Control Strategy for PMSM Drive System," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 69, no. 2, pp. 1322-1332, Feb. 2022, DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2021.3062271
- Q. Yang, P. Karamanakos, T. Geyer and R. Kennel, "A Direct Model Predictive Control Strategy with Optimized Sampling Interval," 2021 IEEE International Conference on Predictive Control of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (PRECEDE), 2021, pp. 268-274,
- X. Gao, W. Tian, Q. Yang and R. Kennel, "Model Predictive Control for Modular Multilevel Converters based on a Box-constrained Quadratic Problem Solver," 2020 IEEE 9th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (IPEMC2020-ECCE Asia), 2020, pp. 3068-3072,
- W. Tian, Y. Pang, X. Gao, Q. Yang and R. Kennel, "Computationally Efficient Optimization Method for Model Predictive Pulse Pattern Control of Modular Multilevel Converters," 2020 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2020, pp. 5723-5730,
- W. Tian, Q. Yang, X. Li, X. Gao, X. Chen and R. Kennel, "Deadbeat Control for AC Drive Systems with Optimal Dynamic Performance," 2020 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2020, pp. 5777-5783,
- Q. Yang, E. Liegmann, P. Karamanakos and R. Kennel, "A Modified Sphere Decoder for Online Adjustment of the Switching Frequency," IECON 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2019, pp. 213-218,
- Z. Cui, Z. Zhang, Q. Yang and R. Kennel, "Cascaded Model Predictive Control of Three-Level NPC Back-to-Back Power Converter PMSG Wind Turbine Systems," 2018 IEEE International Power Electronics and Application Conference and Exposition (PEAC), 2018, pp. 1-6,