Advanced DSP-based solutions in Power Engineering

Slobodan N. Vukosavić et al.

Tutorial covers contemporary issues of power engineering, such as the energy efficiency, environmental issues and the renewables. Design examples and system solutions based on the digital signal processing and controls are presented and discussed, with particular emphasis on the power loss reduction, savings in raw materials and reduced emission. This tutorial session may include 2-4 of the following modules:

  1. Energy efficiency in electrical drives based on robust DSP-based control.
  2. Reduction of power plant emission by adaptive control of electrostatic precipitators.
  3. Enhancing the net energy gain from renewable/alternative power sources through the advance digital control and the SG-emulation.
  4. Advanced DSP techniques for early fault detection in capital power system elements.

This tutorial was presented so far many times for industry and academia in the USA and Europe, and received the best tutorial award at several conferences.

Slobodan N. Vukosavić et al.
Power Engineering Department
University of Belgrade

Prof. Slobodan N. Vukosavić

Prof. Vukosavic teaches graduate and postgraduate courses in electric machines, digital control of electrical drives and electric vehicles, and serves as Head of the Power Engineering Department at the University of Belgrade. His scientific interests are in areas of electromechanical conversion, mechatronics, modelling and identification, DSP-based control of power converters & drives and industry automation. He published over 50 international journal papers and completed 37 large scale R/D projects in Europe and the U.S. His work is referenced in the SCI (over 50), as well as in reference books such as the Willey Encyclopaedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He founded the Laboratory for Digital Control of PC and Drives,, subsuming the R/D efforts of several postgraduates and R/D engineers, related to IR, Philips, Semicron, GE, MOOG, Emerson Electric, TI, Schneider, Sever and other centres in Serbia and abroad.

Prof. Vukosavic conceptualized and designed motion control systems applied at the leading car manufacturer's (Fiat, Renault, Peugeot etc.). He was the leading designer of digital multiaxis platforms for industrial robots for several U.S. and European manufacturers (EL-GE, Polimotor, Vickers, Eaton, MOOG) and coordinated design of the first automotive robot based on the integral drive concept and the Real-Time Ethernet host link. His current interests include devices and controls reducing the emission and pollution of power plants, the energy efficiency and advanced drive concepts.

Last updated July 26, 2005