Achieving High-Performance Electrified Actuation System with Integrated Motor Drive and Wide Bandgap Power Electronics

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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison


An integration of an electric motor and a drive with wide bandgap (WBG) devices possesses numerous attractive features for electrified and decentralized actuation systems. The WBG devices are capable of operating at high junction temperature (>170 ̊C) with improved efficiency due to fast switching speed and low on-state resistance. It also leads to better performance and higher power density electrohydrostatic actuators than the traditional solutions, which are being widely adopted in industrial applications such as aerospace, robotics, automobiles, manufacturing, wind turbine, and off-road vehicles. This paper introduces and investigates the benefits of the integrated motor drive (IMD) with the WBG-based power electronics for the electro-hydrostatic actuation systems.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE'17 ECCE EUROPE
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Power Electronics and Applications - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 11 Sep 201714 Sep 2017
Conference number: 19

Publication series

NameEuropean Conference on Power Electronics and Applications
ISSN (Print)2325-0313


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Power Electronics and Applications
Abbreviated titleEPE
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