El grup estudia la modelització, la simulació, les tècniques de control, la implantació física i les aplicacions dels sistemes electrònics de potència aplicats al control industrial i als accionaments elèctrics. Concretament, estudia el control digital amb microprocessadors, processadors de senyals digitals (DSP) i matrius de portes programables in situ (FPGA, de l’anglès field programmable gate array) dels convertidors i els llaços de regulació que apareixen en el control industrial i en el control dels motors elèctrics, per a la qual cosa aplica tècniques de control adaptatiu i intel·ligent. L'estudi dels sistemes electrònics per a la gestió i l'estalvi energètic, i el tractament de les dades de la planta per al diagnòstic i el manteniment també són temes d'interès per al grup.

El grupo estudia la modelización, la simulación, las técnicas de control, la implantación física y las aplicaciones de los sistemas electrónicos de potencia aplicados al control industrial y a los accionamientos eléctricos. Concretamente, estudia el control digital con microprocesadores, procesadores de señales digitales (DSP) y matrices de puertas programables in situ (FPGA, del inglés field programmable gate array) de los convertidores y los lazos de regulación que aparecen en el control industrial y en el control de los motores eléctricos, aplicando técnicas de control adaptativo e inteligente. El estudio de los sistemas electrónicos para la gestión y el ahorro energético, y el tratamiento de los datos de la planta para el diagnóstico y el mantenimiento también son temas de interés para el grupo.

The MCIA is a reference center of research, development and innovation for its scientific research, applied research and technology transfer activities in the areas of energy efficiency, electromobility and industrial systems. The activity of the MCIA center is based on research and knowledge generation to allow a technology transfer of high innovative value and significant competitive level to the industrial sector. The MCIA Center covers the whole innovation and development chain: conceptualization, design, implementation and validation. Thus, a high quality technology transfer till TLR6-7 providing solutions for the creation of new products and optimization of the existing ones, in the areas of electrical, electronic and ICT engineering. The MCIA is member of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia Technology Center, CiT UPC, from where the MCIA cooperates and leads multiple research and technology transfer activities.

The MCIA is a reference center of research, development and innovation for its scientific research, applied research and technology transfer activities in the areas of energy efficiency, electromobility and industrial systems. The activity of the MCIA center is based on research and knowledge generation to allow a technology transfer of high innovative value and significant competitive level to the industrial sector. The MCIA Center covers the whole innovation and development chain: conceptualization, design, implementation and validation. Thus, a high quality technology transfer till TLR6-7 providing solutions for the creation of new products and optimization of the existing ones, in the areas of electrical, electronic and ICT engineering. The MCIA is member of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia Technology Center, CiT UPC, from where the MCIA cooperates and leads multiple research and technology transfer activities.

Recent Submissions

  • Autonomous energy management system with self-healing capabilities for green buildings (Microgrids) 

    Selseleh Jonban, Mansour; Romeral Martínez, José Luis; Akbarimajd, Adel; Ali, Zunaib; Ghazimirsaeid, Seyedeh Samaneh; Marzband, Mousa; Putrus, Ghanim (Elsevier, 2020-06-19)
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    Nowadays, distributed energy resources are widely used to supply demand in micro grids specially in green buildings. These resources are usually connected by using power electronic converters, which act as actuators, to ...
  • Support vector machine based novelty detection and FDD framework applied to building AHU systems 

    Martínez Viol, Víctor; Martínez Viol, Víctor; Urbano González, Eva María; Urbano González, Eva María; Kampouropoulos, Konstantinos; Kampouropoulos, Konstantinos; Delgado Prieto, Miquel; Delgado Prieto, Miquel; Romeral Martínez, José Luis; Romeral Martínez, José Luis (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
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    The increasing energy consumption of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems is one of the main concerns in the building sector. Fault detection technologies are now indispensable for energy efficiency and ...
  • Future European energy markets and Industry 4.0 potential in energy transition towards decarbonization 

    Urbano González, Eva María; Martínez Viol, Víctor; Kampouropoulos, Konstantinos; Romeral Martínez, José Luis (AEDERMACP (European Association for the Development of Renewable Energies and Power Quality), 2020)
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    Climate change, economic growth and fossil fuel price volatility are forcing governments and thus society to adopt economical and technical measures in the energy sector to reach sustainability. These actions can be seen ...
  • HVAC early fault detection using a fuzzy logic based approach 

    Martínez Viol, Víctor; Urbano González, Eva María; Delgado Prieto, Miquel; Romeral Martínez, José Luis (AEDERMACP (European Association for the Development of Renewable Energies and Power Quality), 2020)
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    The need for improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings has driven to the implementation of building energy management systems (BEMS) that can help facilities manager to discover and identify problems that may ...
  • Vector control of crosswise saturating five-phase PMaSynRM in wide speed range 

    Michalski, Tomasz Dobromir; Acosta Cambranis, Fernando Geovany; Romeral Martínez, José Luis; Zaragoza Bertomeu, Jordi (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
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    This paper deals with the realization of a five-phase cross saturating permanent magnet assisted synchronous reluctance motor (PMaSynRM) drive with vector control based on maximum torque per ampere (MTPA) and flux weakening ...
  • Comparative analysis of SVM techniques for a five-phase VSI based on SiC devices 

    Acosta Cambranis, Fernando Geovany; Zaragoza Bertomeu, Jordi; Romeral Martínez, José Luis; Berbel Artal, Néstor (2020-12-14)
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    Multiphase systems provides benefits compared to three-phase systems, such as improved torque per ampere, high power density, better fault tolerance, lower current per phase (due to power-splitting among a higher number ...
  • A revised solution for a sphere rolling in a vertical loop 

    Bertran Cànovas, Òscar; Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger (2020-09-30)
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    In this paper the classical well known solution of the elementary problem of the sphere loop in the presence of friction is studied. Also, a modification of the problem shows a possible inaccuracy involved on the well known ...
  • Time series RUL estimation of medium voltage connectors to ease predictive maintenance plans 

    Gómez-Pau, Álvaro; Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger; Moreno Eguilaz, Juan Manuel (2020-12-17)
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    The ageing process of medium voltage power connectors can lead to important power system faults. An on-line prediction of the remaining useful life (RUL) is a convenient strategy to prevent such failures, thus easing the ...
  • Insulation failure quantification based on the energy of digital images using low-cost imaging sensors 

    Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger; Gómez-Pau, Álvaro; Moreno Eguilaz, Juan Manuel (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-12-16)
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    Insulation faults in high-voltage applications often generate partial discharges (PDs) accompanied by corona activity, optical radiation mainly in the ultraviolet (UV) and visible bands. Recent developments in low-cost, ...
  • On-line health condition monitoring of power connectors focused on predictive maintenance 

    Martínez Reyes, Jimmy Arturo; Gómez-Pau, Álvaro; Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger; Moreno Eguilaz, Juan Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-12-16)
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    Electrical power connectors are critical points of electrical networks. Failure in high-voltage connectors may result in major power outages, safety risks and important economic consequences. Therefore, there is an imperious ...
  • Non-Intrusive parameter identification of a three-phase rectifier based on an optimization approach 

    Rojas Dueñas, Gabriel; Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger; Moreno Eguilaz, Juan Manuel; Candelo Zuluaga, Carlos Andres (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
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    Six-pulse diode rectifiers are widely used in many power conversion systems. In this work a non-intrusive approach for parameter identification of such power device is presented and its accuracy and performance is evaluated ...
  • Detection of partial demagnetization faults in five-phase permanent magnet assisted synchronous reluctance machines 

    Candelo Zuluaga, Carlos Andres; Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger; Thangamuthu, Dinesh V; García Espinosa, Antonio (2020-07-03)
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    This paper analyzes partial demagnetization faults in a five-phase permanent magnet assisted synchronous reluctance motor (fPMa-SynRM) incorporating ferrite permanent magnets (PMs). These faults are relevant because of the ...

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