Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Power Electronics and Power Systems

Power Electronics and Power Systems

An important aspect of the group’s program is the integration of power electronics with the study of power systems. The group is actively providing research and development support for the national electric power infrastructure. There are 8 faculty members. Major labs where research is conducted are Field Computation Laboratory, Electrical Machines Laboratory, Power Electronics Laboratories and Power Anser Laboratory.

Associated Faculty Members

Associated Research Labs

POWER ELECTRONICS DESIGN CENTER (PEDC)

Facilities present in the laboratory:

  • Design and Simulation Softwares: Magnet; PSIM; Eagle; MATLAB; PSCAD
  • Equipment: PV Emulators; Low-high Power DC/AC sources and programmable sources; 2-8 channel Digital Storage Oscilloscope; Multi-meters with DAQ

Description of the lab:

  • Conducting research on power electronics based converters for motor drives applications and renewable integration to grid.
  • Novel concept of transformer-less grid feeding current source inverter with reduced leakage current.
  • Conceptualization of power electronics and drives experimental bench featuring more than 14 different circuit topologies.
  • Research on reducing capacitor ripple voltage and current in modular multilevel converter for variable speed drives.
  • Breaker circuit development in a microgrid system and methods for protecting power supply.

Contact person or lab in charge (support staff/ faculty): Mr. Arjun Khandekar
Permanent staff (if any): Mr. Arjun Khandekar
Contact information:
Phone number: +91-22-2576-4422
  Email id: arjunk@ee.iitb.ac.in

Associated Faculty Members

Baylon G. Fernandes
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC RESEARCH AND EDUCATION (NCPRE)

Facilities present in the laboratory:

  • Equipment: 3-phase AC-DC Programmable Source; Low-high power DC Sources; Digital Signal Oscilloscope; Digital Signal Scope-Corder; High Performance Power Analyzer; Modular Solar Array Simulator; Programmable PV Emulator
  • Software: Electromagnetic Simulation Software - MAGNET; PE Circuit Simulation - PSIM

Description of the lab:

  • Research related to integration of solar PV systems, micro-grids and optimal utilization of solar PV is done.
  • High performance and high efficient 2.5 KVA SiC MOSFET grid-tied inverter.
  • Low-Cost reliable 250 VA battery-integrated stand-alone PV system for rural areas.
  • Module Integrated DC-DC converter for integration of PV source with DC micro-grid.
  • Novel distributed controller for equal load sharing in DC micro-grids.

Contact person or lab in charge (support staff/ faculty): Prof. B. G. Fernandes
Contact information:
Phone number: +91-022-2576-7428 Email id: bgf@ee.iitb.ac.in
Homepage

Associated Faculty Members

Baylon G. Fernandes Anil Kulkarni Kishore Chatterjee Anshuman Shukla Himanshu J. Bahirat
FIELD COMPUTATION LABORATORY

In this computational laboratory, the focus is on the following two broad research areas:

  1. This facility has been set up primarily for conducting research in Electromagnetic and Coupled Field Computations. Advanced 2-D and 3-D Finite Element Method (FEM) based numerical analysis can be done for complex systems. A number of FEM codes have been developed for systems comprising of electromagnetic fields coupled with circuits, structures, and thermal systems.
  2. Concurrent and visionary works related to generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy are also being carried out. Distributed generation, microgrids and renewable energy are the focus of research in the field of generation. Transmission expansion planning, ancillary service management and power system stability are some of the studies undertaken by researchers in the lab. On the distribution side, evolutionary smart grid technologies and distribution automation are the current topics of concern. Standards related studies in all the above fields also form a core part of the lab. Simulation softwares like DigSilent, MiPower, PSCAD, PSS/E and Ansys are available for modeling and simulation of power systems for both transient and steady state analyses. Apart from them, in-lab codes have been developed for other relevant engineering applications.

Associated Faculty Members

Shrikrishna V. Kulkarni Himanshu J. Bahirat Shrikrishna A. Khaparde Anupama Kowli
INSULATION DIAGNOSTICS LABORATORY

  • The Insulation Diagnostics Laboratory was established in the year 2006-2007 in the Electrical Engineering Department of IIT Bombay. It is intended for academic and research purpose. There is 100 kV AC/140 kV DC test setup with Partial Discharge Measurement facility. Additionally, special purpose instruments such as oscilloscopes, LCR meter, spectrum analyzer, function generator, and high voltage current probe are available. The academic activities include giving exposure to undergraduate and postgraduate students about various high voltage engineering aspects. Study of corona inception voltage for various electrode arrangements, demonstration of frequencies radiated by corona are some of the experiments conducted as part of academic activities. A transformer tank like structure having a provision of changing electrode arrangement, present inside it, has been fabricated for experimentation.

    For more info visit: Lab Home Page

Associated Faculty Members

Shrikrishna V. Kulkarni
ELECTRICAL MACHINES LAB

Facilities present in the laboratory:

  • Design and Simulation Software: Infolytica MagNet; OptiNet; ThermNet; Cedrat Flux; Matlab
  • Equipment: Digital Signal Oscilloscopes; DC/AC sources; Power Analyzers; Thermal Imager; Tachometers; Multi-meters, Motor-generator load-cell test bench

Description of the lab:

  • Conducting research on the finite element based design of modern electrical machines for various applications
  • Conducting undergraduate and postgraduate laboratory courses with practical demonstration
  • Novel Ferrite based permanent magnet motor for electric-assist campus bicycle
  • Ultra high efficiency SRM based ceiling fan
  • High-speed 50,000 rpm PCB coreless stator axial flux motor for centrifuge application
  • Low-cost high-speed ferrite permanent magnet brushless DC motor for rural PV water pump application
  • Permanent magnet brushless DC motor with sensorless control for mixer-grinder application
  • Brushed permanent magnet DC motor for open-well PV water pump application
    Contact person or lab in charge (support staff/ faculty): Mr. Arjun Khandekar
    Permanent staff: Mr. Arjun Khandekar
    Contact information:
    Phone number: +91-22-2576-4422  Email id: arjunk@ee.iitb.ac.in
    Homepage

Associated Faculty Members

Baylon G. Fernandes Anil Kulkarni Kishore Chatterjee Anshuman Shukla Himanshu J. Bahirat
Power Systems Laboratory

Fully Functional Scaled down model of 2 Area 4 machine system which is used for 1. Demonstration of power system dynamic phenomena, i.e., frequency, voltage dynamics, effect of controllers like AVR. 2. Demonstration of FACTS and HVDC converters (variable impedance, voltage source and line-commutated converters) with digital control. A Wide Area Synchronized Frequency Measurement System using Network Time Protocol. www.ee.iitb.ac.in/~anil displays near real time power system frequency of different locations in India.

Associated Faculty Members

Anil Kulkarni
POWERANSER LABS

PowerAnser Labs was setup in April 2007 in collaboration with TCS. Earlier it was known as Power System Computation Lab. The association aims at leveraging research outputs to full fledged software product, primarily in the form of web services, which can be used by power utilities. Research in the lab generally involves large scale computation and optimization.

Following are the list of ongoing activities:

1. Forecasting (both short and long term) of load demand, electricity prices and wind

2. Network cost allocation

3. Power System protection

4. Analytics for efficient grid operation in presence of WAMs

5. Bid matching algorithms for Power Exchanges

6. Transmission and Distribution System Planning with emphasis on reliability

Associated Faculty Members

Shreevardhan A. Soman
APPLIED POWER ELECTRONICS LABORATORY

Non Conventional Energy - Modelling the steady state and dynamic characteristics of the PV, Fuel cell and wind energy sources - Power converter topologies for stand - alone and grid connected PV, FC and wind systems - Maximum Power Point Tracking Schemes - Microgrid Power Quality - Power factor correction techniques for AC to DC systems - Compensation Schemes for VAR, harmonics and phase imbalance Power conversion and Electric Drives - New power converter topologies and their analysis, modelling and simulation - High frequency link power conversion - ZVS, ZCS configurations - Advanced control schemes for power conversion (eg. Hybrid, QFT, Sliding mode etc.) - Switched capacitor DC - DC power converters - Sensor less control of electric drives Electronic Systems - GPS - INS Integration for navigation applications (eg. defense applications) - Intelligent transportation systems - Biomedical systems - Radiation effects on electronic and power electronic systems and components EMI/EMC - Analysis, measurement and mitigation of EMI in Electronic and power electronic systems - System design and optimization for reduced EMI - Design and development of measurement tools for EMI (e.g. E field probe, H field probe etc.)

Associated Faculty Members

Vivek Agarwal
PC LAB

PC Lab provides general computing facilities to students of Electrical Engineering and Reliability Engineering. Both Windows and Linux machines are present in the lab. In addition, a load-balanced server (Rudra) is available for heavier computational use. Software packages like MATLAB, Lyx, Scilab, Spice, Ansys, Sequel, Grace, etc. are installed on Rudra. You can use them for your (academic) work. Standard Linux/unix packages, such as LaTeX, mysql, etc are also available. In addition to Rudra Pclab also provides mail service with a central storage of 500MB to all students and faculty of the department. Team of System Adminstrators provide the tech-end support to the department. All the network infrastructure in the department is maintained the team.
The link for PCLAB website is here

Associated Faculty Members

Prasanna Chaporkar

Ongoing Projects

Past Projects

National Mission on Power Electronics Technology – Infrastructure Development at IIT Bombay

Project Detail: Principal investigator of a grant funded by Ministry of Information Technology for Rs. 72 Lakhs (US$1,50,000), 2006

Associated Faculty Members

Baylon G. Fernandes
Development of High Power, High Frequency Power Supply

Project Detail: Principal investigator of a grant funded by Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) for Rs. 14 Lakhs (US$30,000), 2000.

Associated Faculty Members

Baylon G. Fernandes
Development of FHP Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (A Mission Mode Project)

Project Detail: Co-PI of a grant funded by Planning Commission for Rs. 108 Lakhs (US$2,00,000), 1998

Associated Faculty Members

Baylon G. Fernandes
Analysis and design of line-start Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor for Irrigation Pumps

Project Detail: Principal investigator of a grant funded by Central Power Research Institute for Rs. 13 Lakhs (US$28,000), 2000

Associated Faculty Members

Baylon G. Fernandes
Modernization of Electric Machines Laboratory

Project Detail: Principal investigator of a grant funded by Ministry of Human Resources (MHRD) for Rs. 23 Lakhs (US$50,000), 2002

Associated Faculty Members

Baylon G. Fernandes
Electric Drives Laboratory for Alternative Energy System

Project Detail: Principal investigator of a grant funded by Ministry of Human Resources (MHRD) for Rs. 10 Lakhs (US$22,000), 2003

Associated Faculty Members

Baylon G. Fernandes
Preparation of Design Specification of Low Tension Load Management System

Project Detail: Co-PI of a grant funded by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. for Rs. 20 Lakhs (US$50,000)

Associated Faculty Members

Baylon G. Fernandes
National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) - Phase-I

Project Detail: One of the Principal Investigators of a grant funded by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India for Rs. 470 Million (US$10,000,000)

Associated Faculty Members

Baylon G. Fernandes
Stability and Performance of Photovoltaics

Project Detail: Co-PI of a grant funded by an India-UK Collaborative Research Initiative in Solar Energy for Rs. 700 Lakhs (US$ 1,000,000)

Associated Faculty Members

Baylon G. Fernandes
National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) - Phase - II

Project Detail: One of the Principal Investigators of a grant funded by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), GoI for Rs. 62.35 Crores (US$ 9.3 million)

Associated Faculty Members

Baylon G. Fernandes
Design and development of high performance multi-functional modular multilevel converter topologies for renewable energy integration in smart dc grid (M3C)

Project Detail: Principal investigator of grant funded by Department of Science and Technology for Rs. 70 Lakhs (US$ 100,000)

Associated Faculty Members

Baylon G. Fernandes
Study, analysis and development of technologies for high speed, low power synchronous motors and their sensor less controllers

Project Detail: Principal investigator of grant funded by BARC for Rs. 45 Lakhs (US$70,000)

Associated Faculty Members

Baylon G. Fernandes
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