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Desarrollo de un sistema de sensorless para DFIG (DFIGLESS)


Agency: Siemens-Gamesa.
Main researcher: Pablo García. 36.810,12€
Date: From 12 January 2019 to 12 January 2020.



Plataforma SVMAC para agricultura de precisión SVMAC P4PA


Agency: SVMAC.
Main researcher: Pablo García.
Amount: 10.000€
Date: From 02 March 2019 to 02 Sep 2019.



Desarrollo de herramientas para la gestión energética a nivel de edificio integrando los distintos equipos de transporte de personas y otras cargas/generadores del edificio. FUO-Thyssenkrup Elevator Innovation Center


Agency: INNEGEN.
Main researcher: Jorge García García.
Amount: 18000€.
Date: From 10/December 2018 to 30 April 2019.



Gestión e Innovación en Eficiencia Energética S.L, FUO-374-18.

The proposal of this Project is addressed to the evaluation of alternatives for the development of an AC/AC converter with operation in the four quadrants for regulation of active/reactive power in distribution networks. The proposa contemplates topological alternatives that deserve to be evaluated, the development of the power system with the topology finally selected, the development of the control system, the implementation of the control algorithms and the evaluation of the system into a micro-network in the lab.

Agency: FUO (Fundación Universidad de Oviedo) y Gesinne S.L.
Main Researcher: Pablo García.
Amount: 70.576,63€
Date: November 2018 to November 2019.



Test and validation of Railway Infrastructure Simulation Software

Agency: CAF and FUO.
Main researcher: Pablo Arboleya
Amount: 5.400€
Date: 2018



Development of a visual analytics tool for analysing and representing the on-board electrical network of the vehicles

Agency: SEAT and FUO
Main researcher: Pablo Arboleya
Amount: 154.000€
Date: 2018 – 2020



Simulación de almacenamiento eléctrico


Agency: ArcelorMittal ESPAÑA, S.A. and FUO.
Main researcher: Pablo García
Date: May 2017 to May 2018



Test and Validation of Railway Infrastructure Simulation Software


Main Researcher: Pablo Arboleya
Date: May 1st, 2018, Oct 31st 2018
Amount: 5347€



Desarrollo de un sistema de gestión de energía para aplicaciones domésticas e industriales


Agency: Cegasa Portable Energy S.L.U and FUO.
Main Researchers: Pablo García, Jorge García
Date: Apr 28, 2018, Apr 28, 2019
Amount: 89.059.81€



Análisis y diseño de alternativas para transformadores en drivers de potencia


Main researcher: Jorge García
Date: April to July, 2017



Diseño de drivers para IGBTS de potencia


Main researcher: Jorge García
Date: April to July, 2017



Modelado de parques renovables para cumplimiento de códigos de red de alta exigencia


Main researcher: Pablo García
Date: July to September, 2017



Integración de la medida y el diagnóstico de variables eléctricas en un equipo para la monitorización de turbinas eólicas


Agency: Twave S.L. and FUO
Main researcher: Pablo García
Date: March to October, 2017
Amount: 9.976 €



Desarrollo del sistema de comunicaciones de un convertidor de potencia para aplicaciones de redes aisladas


Agency: Cegasa Portable Energy S.L.U. and FUO
Main researcher: Pablo García
Date: March to September, 2017
Amount: 23.622 €



Development of control and management systems for Li-Ion Battery modules


This projects is focused on the implementation of a new hardware architecture for the global battery management system, including system interface with modules BMS, implementation of SOC and SOH algorithms. The system will be implemented in a custom embedded system also developed during the project.

Agency: Cegasa Portable Energy and FUO
Main researcher: Pablo García
Date: July to December, 2016
Amount: 24.000 €



Testing platform for diagnosis of power converters (inverters) in industrial applications


This project is focused on the design of a flexible test platform that can be interfaced with a variety of industrial power converters for diagnostic purposes. The works include the design of the hardware and the control system.

Agency: Electrónica de Comunicaciones Noroeste and FUO
Main researchers: Pablo García, Jorge García
Date: 08/06/2016 to 08/08/2016
Amount: 5.000 €



Pilot Plant for energy Storage


This project is focused on the study of energy storage alternatives for milling process. The tasks include the state of the art, analysis of different process recorded data for the selection of the suitable energy storage system, design and construction of the power converter, integration with the hybrid energy storage system and programming of the control algorithms for the system.

Agency: ArcelorMittal Innovación Investigación e Inversión S.L
Main researcher: Pablo García
Date: 15/04/2016 TO 14/12/2016
Amount: 45.000 €



Development of a control and monitorig aplication for a stationary battery Ion-Li system


In this project, the monitoring application for a Li-Ion battery has been developed. The task included the development of the communication system using CANopen, real-time monitoring, database design and graphical use interface.

Main researcher: Pablo García
Date: 01/03/2016 TO 01/08/2016
Amount: 6.000 €



Test and design of power devices


Main researchers: Pablo García and Jorge Garcia
Amount: 10.000 €.



Lithium Ion Batteries modeling in MATLAB


The aim of this project is the development of comlex models for the inclusion or Energy Storage Systems in the Electrical Power Systems. The project is especically focused on Ion Lithium Batteries and the sofware used for modeling is MATLAB

Agency: Gamesa Electric Power Systems S.L
Principal Investigator: Pablo García
Amount: 3.000 €
Date: 29/04/2015-28/06/2015



Large Scale Integration of Wind Power in the Nordic Power System


In this project a complete steady state model of the swedish transmission network was developed in order to study the steady state stability of the network affected by the large scale penetration of wind power. With the developed model, a set of indices measuring the impact of the large scale integration of the wind resources, substituting some conventional generation with this kind of renewable energy was calculated and thus the quantification of the real impact of wind penetration was measured.

Agency: Vattenfall Vindkraft AB
Principal Investigator: Pablo Arboleya
Amount: 13.2k€
Date: 01/02/2014-30/09/2014



Industrilization of a microwind turbine generation system: Project Wind II


The prototype developed in the project “Microwind turbine generation system development study” was engineered to fit into the turbine nacelle. The result is a compact power converter and control board in a pre-market stage.

Agency: AZ Renovables S.L
Principal investigator: Juan Manuel Guerrero
Date: 04/01/2013-31/01/2014



Diagnosis solutions for detecting rotor isolation faults


This project analysed the opportunities for the diagnosis isolation faults of Double Fed Induction Generators (DFIG) applied to wind applications. The project included the development of the dynamic models under fault conditions and the implementation of frequency based techniques for the diagnosis.

Agency: Gamesa Innovation and Technology S.L.U
Principal Investigator: Pablo García
Date: 07/01/2013- 12/31/2013



Graphical interface and post-processor of software package for electrical railway simulations


In this project a Graphical User Interface (GUI) was developed and adapted to the simulator developed in the project “SIENER Energetic management technologies for railway applications”. This graphical user interface allows to the users to import the input data and analise the results in a more friendly way

Agency: Construcciones y Auxialiar de Ferrocarriles (CAF SA.)
Principal Investigator: Pablo Arboleya
Amount: 9k€
Date: 06/24/2013-12/31/2013



Sensorles Power Converter Control


During this project techniques for the operation of permanent magnet wind generators at low and high speed were developed and tested on the real machine. The methodology included the development of the machine/converter model, data acquisition for the evaluation of the machine parameters, simulation for the operation under sensorless control and the validation of the algorithms at the real machine.

Agency: Gamesa Innovation and Technology S.L
Principal Investigator: Pablo García
Date: 07/01/2012-12/31/2012



Technical-Economical study of a fast charging system for trams with ultra-capacitors


In this project a project for charging the Accumulation System installed on board in some of the trams developed by CAF was proposed and tested. This systems reduces the impact of the charging process over the network without reducing the time of charge of the ultracapacitors accumulation system.

Agency: Construcciones y Auxialiar de Ferrocarriles (CAF SA.)
Amount: 30k€
Date: 05/03/2011-03/31/2013



Permanent magnet synchronous generators diagnosis through full-converter converters


This project aim was to implement real time diagnosis system for isolation faults in PM machines for wind applications. Methodology was based on the data acquisition and signal processing for evaluating the method as well as real time implementation of the diagnosis algorithm.

Agency: Gamesa Innovation Technology S.L
Date: 08/05/2011-02/04/2011



Microwind turbine generation system development study


The project studies different design possibilities for the design and control of the electrical systems of small power wind turbines (microwind turbines). The study includes the design of a power converter prototype for a microwind turbine and the full development of the control system. The system is intended to be tied to the single phase grid.

Agency: AZ Renovables S.L
Principal investigator: Juan Manuel Guerrero
Date: 06/14/2011-11/13/201



Cityelec: Electrification Systems for Urban Mobility


The Project CITYELEC is working on own development research to design vehicle propulsion system components (electric motors) and infrastructures (Recharge Stations), necessary for the development of zero emission vehicles, as well as in the proof of feasibility by testing large scale infrastructures with electrified vehicles, and also in the generation of knowledge and intellectual property related to these new technologies.

Agency: Hidroelectrica del Cantabrico
Amount: 31K€
Date: 01/01/2010-03/05/2012



Analysis and supervision of electric faults in CHP generators

CN-11-041 Hidrocan- tábrico

The project was focused on the implementation of a monitoring and supervision program for a CHP system. The system included the development of diagnosis algorithms, the correlation among the process thermodynamic variables and the electrical ones and the implementation of the online diagnosis systems for the electrical generators.

Agency: Generación S.L.
Principal Investigator: Pablo García
Date: 04/16/2011-10/15/2012



Development of a software simulator for electrical railway networks including a dynamical multi-train environment for power flow analysis and optimization

FUO- EM-158-11

A first version of a software for simulating electrical DC traction networks was developed, this software started using the general algorithms of the conventional power flow, however a comprehensive system for being able to easily change the location of the trains in the network without using a complex tracking subroutine was developed and successfully implemented, the software uses the mechanical data provided by another software package developed by the company and transform this mechanical data into electrical interactions between the trains.

Agency: Construcciones y Auxialiar de Ferrocarriles (CAF SA.)
Principal Investigator: Pablo Arboleya
Amount: 51K€
Date: 05/03/2011-12/31/2012



Substituting contactors by solid state semiconductors in railways applications


A new system for connecting and disconnecting different charging systems for railways applications was developed, this new system was based on the use of solid state semiconductors instead the use of the conventional contactors, a demonstrator was developed at the university before transfer the technology to the company

Agency: Construcciones y Auxialiar de Ferrocarriles (CAF SA.)
Amount: 46k€
Date: 05/03/2011-03/31/2012



Strategies evaluations for setting up wind park for new operation procedures requirements by means of simulations and small scale tests


The aim of this project is to evaluate wind parks under different contingences. Both transient simulations (University of Oviedo) and small scale tests (Edp Renovais) were carried out. The employed methodology was based in a state-space representation of large wind plants, through models including the internal dynamics of the grid and taking also into account a detailed modeling of the dynamics of wind generators (multi-machine system instead of aggregated systems).

Amount: 49K€
Date: 10/10/2009-10/09/2011



Fault detection and location in distribution networks using self organizing maps


In this project, some correlation between different measurement systems, located at different points of the network and the type and location of the faults in such networks were obtained using Self Organized Maps (SOM). This kind of maps are a type of artificial neural network (ANN) that is trained using unsupervised learning to produce a two-dimensional, discretized representation of the input samples. It was demonstrated the benefits of using this tool to analyze large amount of data discovering visual correlation between them.

Agency: Hidroelectrica del Cantabrico
Amount: 45K€
Date: 10/01/2010-04/30/2011



Investigation about fault in power plant derived from the anti-islanding protection


A short circuit occurred in a specific location of the medium voltage of the Spanish distribution network, derived from this short circuit one of the electrical generators in a power plant connected to the mentioned networks suffered a breakdown in one of its windings. It wasn’t clear if the distribution company was responsible or if the protection system of the power plant was not correct set up. A transient simulation including a portion of the distribution network, the power plant and its protection system was developed to find out who should pay for the damages.

Agency: CTIC Foundation
Principal Investigator: Pablo Arboleya
Amount: 1K€
Date: 06/17/2010-07/17/2010



FAROLA – Using clean energy sources in public lighting systems working on au- tonomous mode or grid connected


Reporting the state of the art of lighting systems with power generation (small PV or Wind generators), with capability of delivering energy into the lighting grid. The applications intended is public lighting systems forming a dedicated nanogrid. The project included a technical design of the electronics involved (power generators, power electronics to extract energy, lamp and lighting system based on LEDs, and grid interfacing).

Agency: Integrados de Automatización S.L.
Amount: 19k€
Date: 09/01/2009-08/31/2010



SAPA – Photovoltaic fed public lighting systems working on autonomous mode


Reporting the state of the art in autonomous lighting systems supplied from PV modules, in Public Lighting applications. Also, the project included a technical feasibility study, and a pre-design of an autononous system, including selection of the storage technology, of the PV pannel technology, the power electornics and control systems, lamppost optimizations, etc.

Agency: Integrados de Automatización S.L
Date: 09/01/2009-08/31/2010



Technical-Economic analysis for a combined heat and power system based in gas furnaces with Stirling motors


In this project the use of a new CHP power system for being installed at housing level was study. The CHP generators considered in this study were based in a gas furnace using the residual heat to drive a electrical generator through an Stirling machine. The technical characteristics provided by the manufacturer were tested and then the impact analysis of different scenarios, all of them considering massive penetration of this kind of systems in the low voltage distribution network of the electrical distribution company was carried out.

Agency: Hidroelectrica del Cantabrico
Amount: 16K€
Date: 09/26/2008-03/26/2009



Technical and economical impact study derived from the development and implementation of an electrical microgrid in a steel industry using the energetic surpluses


In this project a complete model of an steel manufacture factory electrical network combining high, medium and low voltage sub-networks was developed, al different types of loads were placed in the network as long as the sources derived from the possible utilization of the energy surpluses created by the steel manufacturing process. The technical and economical viability of installing this new generators was studied as well as the possible congestion produced by this new generators in the network.

Amount: 22K€
Date: 02/24/2006- 12/31/2007



DEGATI: Gas Sensors with Wireless Technology


Wireless communication technologies were applied to detection systems, particularly to carbon monoxide detectors, to achieve autonomy. These detectors are required in facilities such as garages for cars, etc., where the excessive concentration of this gas can be dangerous. Therefore, in the first phase were analyzed various carbon monoxide sensors, and then build a network of intelligent sensors, using the intercom of these sensors wireless technologies.

Agency: González Soriano S.A
Principal Investigator: Jorge Garcia
Amount: 54k€
Date: 02/01/2006-12/01/2007



LAUREL: Design of induction motors (sizes IEC 132 2 and 4 poles) and improvement of the efficiency of motors (sizes IEC 90 and 100 2 and 4 poles)


In this project, a standard induction motor IEC frame size 132 has been designed, so that its output performance is equivalent to that of a motor of IEC frame size 160. A new design methodology relaying on ANN-based and Stochastic-based search optimization procedures was developed during the project. The technological transfer was corroborated by incorporating the designed motor in the product brochures of the company in 2006.

Amount: 17K€
Date: 04/01/2004-10/05/2004


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