The Joint IEEE Industry Applications Society/Power Electronics Society (IAS/PELS) Student Branch Chapter at the National University of Singapore (NUS) hosted Professor Kaushik Rajashekara, IEEE IAS Distinguished Lecturer on 9th May 2018.  Prof. Kaushik Rajashekara is a Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Houston, Texas. Prior to this, he worked at UT Dallas as a Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Chief Technologist at Rolls-Royce Corporation, and Chief Scientist at Delphi/General Motors. He has published more than 160 papers in international journals and conferences and has 44 patents. He has given over 150 invited presentations at international conferences and universities. He was elected as Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering for contributions to electric power conversion systems in transportation. He was also elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He is the recipient of the IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann award, IEEE Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement Award, and IEEE IAS Gerald Kliman award for contributions to electric power conversion systems in transportation. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of SAE International.

This presentation examines the electric architectures presently being used in a few of the aircraft systems and proposes new architectures based on AC and DC power distribution systems. Power generation strategies using permanent and induction machines are examined. Induction generator based electrical power generation and management system architectures for both the main engine generation system and auxiliary power unit system are introduced with a brief explanation of their operating principles and control methods.

Professor Kaushik Rajashekara

50 participants attended the session. 

Submitted by
Lan Dongdong
Vice Chair, Joint IEEE IAS/PELS NUS SB chapter