El CITCEA-UPC és un centre de transferència de tecnologia creat el 2001 a la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Està especialitzant en l’enginyeria elèctrica, és capaç de respondre a les necessitats de les empreses mitjançant la realització d’un estudi o la creació d’un prototipus funcional que finalment servirà a l’empresa per desenvolupar un nou producte comercial o per solucionar un nou problema tecnològic plantejat pel creixement i evolució de l’empresa.
L’expertesa del CITCEA-UPC radica en tot tipus d’aplicacions on el control de l’energia i/o el moviment sigui necessari. En aquest àmbit, les tecnologies desenvolupades són: l’electricitat, l’electrònica de control, l’electrònica de potència, les comunicacions industrials i el control digital amb processadors. Les aplicacions d’aquestes tecnologies comprenen des de l’automatització de processos i màquines fins les energies renovables i la xarxa elèctrica, entre moltes altres.

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  • Thermal modeling of large electrolytic capacitors using FEM and considering the internal geometry 

    Lledó Ponsati, Tomàs; Bahman, Amir Sajjad; Iannuzzo, Francesco; Montesinos Miracle, Daniel; Galceran Arellano, Samuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-06-16)
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    This article focuses on developing a finite-element method (FEM) model for large capacitors’ thermal modeling and reliability analysis. Thermal modeling for capacitors is critical since the capacitor’s lifetime depends on ...
  • Effect of current distortion and unbalanced loads on semiconductors reliability 

    Lledó Ponsati, Tomàs; Bahman, Amir Sajjad; Lannuzzo, Francesco; Montesinos Miracle, Daniel; Galceran Arellano, Samuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-01-01)
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    This article presents a reliability analysis of a 4-wire grid-tied inverter under different loading conditions, considering unbalanced loads and harmonic distortion in the current consumed. The proposed power converter is ...
  • Sustainability-oriented approach to assist decision makers in building facade management 

    Gilani, Golshid; Pons Valladares, Oriol; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la (2022-01-01)
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    The building sector has a major economic, environmental, and social impact on society; hence, it is crucial to promote sustainable construction practice. The facade is one of the largest main components of a building, which ...
  • Prevention of Failures in the Footwear Production Process by Applying Machine Learning 

    Tierra Arévalo, Marcelo; Ayala Chauvin, Manuel Ignacio; Nacevilla, Carmen; Fuente Morató, Albert de la (Springer, 2021-09-18)
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    At present, the handcrafted footwear sector is affected by the high competitiveness due to the increasing automation of companies. In this sense, in order to improve its competitiveness, a system was proposed to predict ...
  • Planning of High-Power Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles: A Review 

    Danese, Alberto; Torsæter, Bendik Nybakk; Sumper, Andreas; Garau, Michele (2022-04-01)
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    Electrification of mobility is paving the way in decreasing emissions from the transport sector; nevertheless, to achieve a more sustainable and inclusive transport system, effective and long-term planning of electric ...
  • Multiobjective Laguerre Functions-Based Discrete-Time Model Predictive Control: A Fast Inner-Loop Controller for Grid-Forming Converters 

    Saeedian, Meysam; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol; Pouresmaeil, Edris (2022-08-01)
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    In islanded ac microgrids, conventional primary control uses innerloop cascaded linear controller and outerloop droop to realize local voltage regulation and power sharing. However, it has a poor dynamic performance and ...
  • Control of a flywheel energy storage system for power smoothing in wind power plants 

    Díaz González, Francisco; Bianchi, Fernando Daniel; Sumper, Andreas; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol (2014-03-01)
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    This paper deals with the design and the experimental validation in scale-lab test benches of an energy management algorithm based on feedback control techniques for a flywheel energy storage device. The aim of the flywheel ...
  • Real-time optimization-based reference calculation integrated control for MMCs considering converter limitations 

    Westerman Spier, Daniel; Rodriguez Bernuz, Joan Marc; Prieto Araujo, Eduardo; López Mestre, Joaquim; Junyent Ferré, Adrià; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-10-12)
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    The paper addresses a real-time optimization-based reference calculation integrated with a control structure for Modular Multilevel Converters (MMC) operating under normal and constrained situations (where it has reached ...
  • Optimal H-infinity control design for MMC-based HVDC links 

    Dadjo Tavakoli, Saman; Fekriasl, Sajjad; Prieto Araujo, Eduardo; Beerten, Jef; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-04-06)
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    The modular multilevel converter (MMC) has emerged as the preferred choice for voltage source converter (VSC)-based high voltage direct current (HVDC) systems due to its low losses, low harmonic distortion, modularity, and ...
  • Improved current reference calculation for MMCs internal energy balancing control 

    Westerman Spier, Daniel; Prieto-Araujo, E.; López Mestre, Joaquim; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-06-22)
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    The paper addresses an improved inner current reference calculation to be employed in the control of modular multilevel converters operating during either balanced or unbalanced conditions. The suggested reference calculation ...
  • Methodology for interaction identification in modular multi-level converter-based HVDC systems 

    Dadjo Tavakoli, Saman; Prieto Araujo, Eduardo; Sánchez Sánchez, Enric; Gomis-Bellmunt, Oriol (2021-07-24)
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    This paper suggests a methodology for the identification, classification, and evaluation of various types of interactions that may occur in an HVDC link based on modular multi-level converters (MMC). The methodology ...
  • Enhancing microgrid small-signal stability and reactive power sharing using ANFIS-tuned virtual inductances 

    Pournazarian, Bahram; Sangrody, Reza; Saeedian, Meysam; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol; Pouresmaeil, Edris (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-07-26)
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    Microgrid as the main building block for future smart grids is prone to instability originated from converter-based distributed generations (DG). Herein, we first analyze the small-signal stability of an inverter-interfaced ...

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