First Prize Paper Award: IEEE Industrial Applications Society

Fariborz Musavi, Wilson Eberle and William G. Dunford won the First Prize Paper Award from the IEEE Industrial Applications Society Industrial Power Conversion Committee for their paper: A High-Performance Single-Phase Bridgeless Interleaved PFC Converter for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Chargers.

In this paper, several conventional plug in hybrid electric vehicle charger front end AC-DC converter topologies are investigated and a new bridgeless interleaved PFC converter is proposed to improve the efficiency and performance. Experimental and simulation results of a prototype boost converter converting universal AC input voltage to 400 V DC at 3.4 kW are given to verify the proof of concept, and analytical work reported in this paper.

During this year’s meeting of the IEEE Industrial Applications Society approximately 600 high-quality technical papers were presented. These papers considered practical and theoretical underpinnings of all aspects of energy conversion technology. The focus of this years meeting was on emerging systems and applications having electric power processing at their core, efficiency and sustainability as their goal, and mandate to tackle energy sustainability head-on through conservation, overall carbon emissions reductions, and with environmental and policy changes to anchor to. 

Read More:
A High-Performance Single-Phase Bridgeless Interleaved PFC Converter for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Chargers, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 2011 IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 47, no. 4, July/August 2011 pp1833 – 1843.