The Institute for Power Electronics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg performs research on a number of highly relevant topics in the field of power electronics.
Applications addressed include decentral DC energy systems and on-board powernets of electric road vehicles, ships, trains and aircraft. The research focuses on the circuit and system design of power electronic converters with superior power density, efficiency, functionality and availability. The key to this is a comprehensive system approach, taking into account issues of thermal management, service life and reliability, electromagnetic compatibility, mechatronic 3D integration and advanced control algorithms. Latest SiC and GaN devices are used even in the medium voltage and high power range. Modeling and simulation of DC power systems in terms of stability and fault behaviour is a core competency.
Following our „X-treme power“ roadmap, we also develop converter designs for extreme operating and environmental conditions (cryogenic, high-temperature, or cosmic ray).