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 Peer Reviewed Publications by the Department of IEPC

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2017

  • A. Micallef, M. Apap, C. Spiteri-Staines and J. Guerrero, "Mitigation of Harmonics in Grid-Connected and Islanded Microgrids Via Virtual Admittances and Impedances", IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, vol. 8, no. 2 pp. 651-661, 2017.
  • D. Zammit, C. Spiteri Staines, M. Apap, and J. Licari, "Design of PR current control with selective harmonic compensators using Matlab", Journal of Electrical Systems and Information Technology, 2017.
  • D. Zammit, C. Spiteri Staines, A. Micallef and M. Apap, "MPPT with Current Control for a PMSG Small Wind Turbine in a Grid-Connected DC Microgrid", Research and Innovation on Wind Energy Exploitation in Urban Environment (TUrbWind 2017), Riva del Garda, Italy, June 2017.
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2016

  • C. Caruana, A. Al-Durra and F. Blaabjerg, "Observer-based scheme for tuning the control of variable speed wind turbines operating in hostile environments," IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 418-425, 2016.
  • A. Brincat, J. Cilia and M. Apap, “ The design and performance of a lead acid  smart battery for micro energy home storage”, (ELBC2016) Sept. 2016.
  • A. Farrugia, J. Cilia, G. Schembri and KD Merz, “One Valve Design for VRLA Batteries”, (ELBC2016) Sept. 2016.
  • KD Merz, J. Cilia and G. Schembri, “New Gel Filling and Formation Process for OPzV and PzV Cells”, (ELBC2016) Sept. 2016.
  • D. Zammit, C. Spiteri Staines, M. Apap, Alexander Micallef, ''Overview of Buck and Boost Converters for DC Microgrid Operation'', Offshore Energy and Storage Symposium (OSES2016), July 2016.
  • A. Micallef, M. Apap, C. Spiteri-Staines and J. Guerrero, "Performance comparison for virtual impedance techniques used in droop controlled islanded microgrids", Int. Sym. on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion (SPEEDAM 2016), Jun. 2016. 
  • K. Scicluna, C. Spiteri-Staines and R. Raute, "Sensorless Position Control of a PMSM for Steer-by-Wire Applications", IEEE Int. Conf. on Control, Decision and Information Technologies (CoDiT2016), Apr. 2016.
  • D. Zammit, M. Apap, C. Spiteri-Staines and A. Micallef, "Paralleling of Buck Converters for DC Microgrid Operation", IEEE Int. Conf. on Control, Decision and Information Technologies (CoDiT2016), Apr. 2016. 
  • D.Zammit, C.Spiteri Staines, M.Apap, “Reduction of Current Harmonics in Grid-Connected PV Inverters using Harmonic Compensation - Conforming to IEEE and IEC Standards,” Conference: Europe and the Mediterranean Towards a Sustainable Built Environment, March 2016.
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2015

  • A. Micallef, M. Apap, C. Spiteri-Staines and J. Guerrero, "Single-Phase Microgrid With Seamless Transition Capabilities Between Modes of Operation", IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 2736-2745, Nov. 2015.
  • J. Licari, C. E. Ugalde-Loo, J. Ekanayake and N. Jenkins, "Performance and stability analysis of two torsional vibration dampers for variable-speed wind turbines in the presence of model uncertainties", Wind Energy Journal, vol. 18, no. 9, pp. 1545-1559, Sept. 2015.
  • J. Cilia and M. Schembri, "The Ideal Smart Home System with Energy Storage for operation with and without the grid", 10th Int. Renewable Energy Storage Conf. (IRES 2015), Berlin, Germany, Mar. 2015.
  • C. Spiteri-Staines, C. Caruana and J. Licari, "Review of Power Converters for Wind Energy Systems", COST WORKSHOP - Trends and Challenges for Wind Energy Harvesting, Coimbra, Portugal, Mar. 2015.
  
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2014

  • C. Caruana, M. Borg, N. Darmanin, P. Farrugia, J. Meli, A. Scicluna and R.N. Farrugia, "A study on the power extraction by two small–scale wind turbines operating in the built environment", Int. Conf. Green Energy (ICGE 2014), Sfax, Tunisia, Dec. 2014.
  • J. Cilia, M. Schembri, M. Tabone, M. Scicluna, N. Azzopardi and K. D. Merz, "A Smart battery assisted by a CHP to meet the power and energy demand in a PV powered houses", 14th European Lead Battery Conf. (ELBC 2014), Edinburgh, UK, Sept. 2014.
  • A. Xuereb, C. Spiteri-Staines, T. Sant and L. Mule Stagno, "Design of a Linear Electrical Machine for a Wave Generation System in the Maltese Waters", 13th World Renewable Energy Congress, London, UK, Aug. 2014.
  • A. Micallef, M. Apap, C. Spiteri-Staines, J. Guerrero and J.C. Vasquez, "Reactive Power Sharing and Voltage Harmonic Distortion Compensation of Droop Controlled Single Phase Islanded Microgrids",IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, vol. 5, no.3, pp. 1149-1158, May 2014.
  • A. Sattar, A. Al–Durra, C. Caruana, S.M. Muyeen and J. Tamura, "Real–time implementation of BESS to smooth the output power fluctuation of variable speed wind turbine generator", IEEJ Journal Industry Applications, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 198-205, 2014.
  • C. Spiteri-Staines, C. Caruana and R. Raute, "A Review of Saliency-based Sensorless Control Methods for Alternating Current Machines", IEEJ Journal of Industry Applications, vol.3, no.2 , pp. 86-96, 2014.
  • M.N. Ambia, A. Al–Durra, C. Caruana and S.M. Muyeen, "Power management of hybrid microgrid system by a genetic centralized supervisory control scheme", Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, vol. 8, pp. 57-65, 2014.
  • D. Zammit, C. Spiteri-Staines and M. Apap, "Comparison between PI and PR Current Controllers in Grid Connected PV Inverters", International Journal of Electrical Electronic Science and Engineering, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 221-226, 2014.
  • G. Islam, A. Al–Durra, S.M. Muyeen, C. Caruana and J. Tamura, "Performance analysis of a sliding mode control for distributed generations", Journal Int. Conf. on Electrical Machines and Systems, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 98-104, 2014. 


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2013

  • A. Micallef, M. Apap, C. Spiteri-Staines and J. Guerrero, "Selective virtual capacitive impedance loop for harmonic voltage compensation in islanded MicroGrids", 39th Annu. Conf. IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2013), Vienna, Austria, Nov. 2013.
  • J. Cilia, M. Schembri, M. Scicluna and N. Azzopardi, "The Design and integration of a single CHP to assist a smart battery storage in a PV powered house", 8th Int. Renewable Energy Storage Conf. (IRES 2013), Berlin, Germany, Nov. 2013.
  • M. Schembri, D. Zammit and J. Cilia, "The Design of a Smart Micro-CHP combined with Energy Storage", 8th Int. Renewable Energy Storage Conf. (IRES 2013), Berlin, Germany, Nov. 2013.
  • J. Licari, J. Ekanayake and N. Jenkins, "Investigation of a speed exclusion zone to prevent tower resonance in variable-speed wind turbines", IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 977-984, Oct. 2013.
  • K. Scicluna, C. Spiteri-Staines and M. Apap, "Analysis of Harmonics on a MRAS system used for Sensorless Control of a DFIG", Conf. on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE-ECCE 2013), Lille, France, Sept. 2013.
  • D. Griscti, J. Cilia and M. Apap, "Sensorless Technique and Drive Setup for High Pole Number Brushless DC Motors operated with Single Stage Inverters", Conf. on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE-ECCE 2013), Lille, France, Sept. 2013.
  • C. Caruana, A. Al–Durra, A. Sattar and S. M. Muyeen, "Modelling and analysis of battery performance for renewable energy application", Conf. on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE-ECCE 2013), Lille, France, Sept. 2013.
  • K. Scicluna, C. Spiteri-Staines and M. Apap, "MRAS Observers for Doubly-Fed Induction Machine in Wind Energy Conversion Systems", Int. Conf. Computer as a Tool (EUROCON 2013), Zagreb, Croatia, Jul. 2013.
  • J. Licari, J. Ekanayake and I. Moore, "Inertia Response from Full-power converter based permanent magnet wind generators", Automation of Electric Power Systems - Special Issue on Wind Power Technologies, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 26-33, Jul. 2013.
  • J. Licari, C. E. Ugalde-Loo, J. Ekanayake and N. Jenkins, "Damping of Torsional Vibrations in a Variable-Speed Wind Turbine", IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 172-180, Jun. 2013.
  • M.N. Ambia, A. Al–Durra, C. Caruana and S. M. Muyeen, "Mitigation of wind power fluctuation in micro–grid system during grid and islanding mode with BESS scheme", 6th IASTED Asian Conf. Power and Energy Systems (ASIAPES 2013), Phuket, Thailand, Apr. 2013.
  • A. Xuereb, C. Spiteri-Staines, L. Mule Stagno, T. Sant, A. Drago, J. Azzopardi and A. Gauci,"Analysis of the Potential of a Wave Energy Conversion System for Maltese Waters", Annu. Conf. ISE Sustainable Energy, Malta, Mar. 2013.
  • M.H. Shawon, A. Al–Durra, C. Caruana and S. M. Muyeen, "Small signal stability analysis of doubly fed induction generator including SDBR", Journal Int. Conf. on Electrical Machines and Systems, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 31–39, 2013.
  • M.N. Ambia, A. Al–Durra, C. Caruana and S. M. Muyeen, "Stability enhancement of a hybrid micro–grid system in grid fault condition", Journal Int. Conf. on Electrical Machines and Systems, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 226–233, 2013.  


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2012

  • J. Cilia, N. Azzopardi, M. Scicluna and K. D. Merz, "From Grid connected to Smart Grid and back to standalone using a Smart Battery", 7th Int. Renewable Energy Storage Conf. (IRES 2012), Berlin, Germany, Nov. 2012. 
  • A. Micallef, M. Apap, C. Spiteri-Staines and J. Guerrero, "Cooperative Control with Virtual Selective Harmonic Capacitance for Harmonic Voltage Compensation in Islanded MicroGrids", 38th Annu. Conf. IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2012), Montreal, Canada, Oct. 2012.
  • A. Sattar, A. Al–Durra,C. Caruana,S.M. Muyeen,J. Tamura,"Real time implementation of the BESS to smoothen the output power fluctuation of the variable speed wind turbine generator", 15th Int. Conf. Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS 2012), Sapporo, Japan, Oct. 2012.
  • M.N. Ambia, A. Al–Durra, C. Caruana and S. M. Muyeen, "Stability enhancement of a hybrid micro–grid system in grid fault condition", 15th Int. Conf. Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS 2012), Sapporo, Japan, Oct. 2012.
  • M.H. Shawon, A. Al–Durra, C. Caruana and S. M. Muyeen, "Small signal stability analysis of a doubly fed induction generator including SDBR", 15th Int. Conf. Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS 2012), Sapporo, Japan, Oct. 2012.
  • J. Cilia, B. Mentzer, K. D. Merz, M. Tabone and N. Azzopardi, "The Future of a Smart Battery Energy Storage", 13th European Lead Battery Conf. (ELBC 2012), Paris, France, Sept. 2012.
  • J. Cilia, B. Mentzer, K. D. Merz and M. Tabone, "The e2 cell block -A new battery concept for material handling applications", 13th European Lead Battery Conf. (ELBC 2012), Paris, France, Sept. 2012. 
  • M.N. Ambia, A. Al–Durra, C. Caruana and S.M. Muyeen, "Islanding operation of a hybrid micro–grid system with power management control scheme", 11th IASTED European Conf. Power and Energy Systems (EUROPES 2012), Napoli, Italy, Aug. 2012.
  • M.H. Shawon, X. Li, A. Al–Durra, C. Caruana and S.M. Muyeen, "Stability analysis of doubly fed induction generator considering the effect of rotor current controller", 11th IASTED European Conf. Power and Energy Systems (EUROPES 2012), Napoli, Italy, Aug. 2012.
  • R. Mangion, M. Muscat, T. Sant, J. Rizzo, R. Ghirlando, J. Cilia, J. Mizzi and S. Vural, "Challenges in Developing a Solar Powered Stirling Engine for Domestic Electricity Generation", 9th Int. Conf. on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Malta, Jul. 2012.
  • A. Micallef, C. Spiteri-Staines, M. Apap and J. Guerrero, "Secondary Control for Reactive Power Sharing and Voltage Amplitude Restoration in Droop-Controlled Islanded MicroGrids", PEDG 2012, Aalborg, Denmark, Jun. 2012. 
  • A. Micallef, M. Apap, C. Spiteri-Staines and J. Guerrero, "Secondary Control for Reactive Power Sharing in Droop-Controlled Islanded MicroGrids", Int. Symp. Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2012), Hangzhou, China, May 2012.
  • J. Licari, C. E. Ugalde-Loo, J. Ekanayake and N. Jenkins, "Comparison of the performance of two torsional vibration dampers considering model uncertainties and parameter variation", Annu. Conf. European Wind Energy Association (EWEA 2012), Copenhagen, Denmark, Apr. 2012.
  • P. Spiteri, C. Spiteri-Staines and C. Caruana, "Increasing the Electric Motors Efficiency in Industrial Applications", Annu. Conf. ISE Sustainable Energy, Malta, Feb. 2012.
  • F. Galea, M. Apap, C. Spiteri-Staines and J. Cilia, "Design of a Regenerative Load to increase Efficiency during reliability testing of DC Supply Equipment", Annu. Conf. ISE Sustainable Energy, Malta, Feb. 2012. 
  • J. Licari, C. E. Ugalde-Loo, J. Liang, J. Ekanayake and N. Jenkins, "Torsional Damping considering both Shaft and Blade Flexibilities", Wind Engineering Journal, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 181-196, 2012. 


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2011

  • J. Cilia, N. Azzopardi, M. Scicluna and K. D. Merz, "The potential of battery energy storage for grid connected domestic renewable sources of energy", 6th Int. Renewable Energy Storage Conf. (IRES 2011), Berlin, Germany, Nov. 2011.
  • F. Galea, M. Apap, C. Spiteri Staines and J. Cilia, "Design of a high efficiency wide input range isolated Cuk Dc-Dc converter for grid connected regenerative active loads", World Engineer’s Convention (WEC 2011), Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 2011.
  • P. Spiteri, C. Spiteri Staines and C. Caruana,"Investigation Of Electric Motors Energy Saving Potential In Industrial Applications", World Engineer’s Convention (WEC 2011), Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 2011.
  • R. Raute, C. Caruana, C. Spiteri Staines, J. Cilia, N. Teske, M. Sumner and G.M. Asher, "A review of Sensorless Control in Induction Machines using HF Injection, Test Vectors and PWM harmonics", 2nd Int. Symp. Sensorless Control for Electrical Drives (SLED 2011), Birmingham, UK, Sept. 2011.
  • F. Galea, M. Apap, C. Spiteri-Staines and J. Cilia, "Increasing Energy Efficiency during reliability testing of Elec./Elec. Equipment through Grid-connected Load Units", 20th Annu. Eng. Conf. Energy: The Alternatives, St. Julians, Malta, May 2011.
  • D. Zammit, C. Spiteri-Staines and M. Apap, "Stability Analysis of Grid-Connected PV Inverters", 20th Annu. Eng. Conf. Energy: The Alternatives, St. Julians, Malta, May 2011.
  • P. Spiteri, C. Spiteri-Staines and C. Caruana, "Study of electric motors energy saving potential for local industries", 20th Annu. Eng. Conf. Energy: The Alternatives, St. Julians, Malta, May 2011.
  • C. Spiteri-Staines, R. P. Borg and J. Borg, "A Sustainable Development Centre: Xrobb il-Ghagin Nature Park Malta", 20th Annu. Eng. Conf. Energy: The Alternatives, St. Julians, Malta, May 2011.
  • J. Zaragoza, J. Pou, A. Arias, C. Spiteri Staines, E. Robles and S. Ceballos, "Study and experimental verification of control tuning strategies in a variable speed wind energy conversion system", Elsevier Journal on Renewable Energy, vol. 36, pp. 1421-1430, 2011.


  • R. Raute, C. Caruana, C. Spiteri Staines, J. Cilia and M. Sumner, "Analysis and Compensation of Inverter Nonlinearity Effect on a Sensorless PMSM Drive at Very Low and Zero Speed Operation", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 57, no. 12, pp. 4065-4074, Dec. 2010.
  • J. Cilia, N. Azzopardi, M. Scicluna and K.D. Merz, "The potential of battery storage and Photovoltaics for small island states", 5th Int. Renewable Energy Storage Conf. (IRES 2010), Berlin, Germany, Nov. 2010.
  • J. Cilia, K.D. Merz, D. Grixti, S. Zammit and M. Apap, "The Development of an Electric Drive System using the Intelligent battery concept", Int. Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS25), Shenzhen, China, Nov. 2010.
  • R. Raute, C. Caruana, C. Spiteri Staines, J. Cilia, M. Sumner and G.M. Asher, "Sensorless Control of Induction Machines at Low and Zero Speed by Using PWM Harmonics for Rotor-Bar Slotting Detection", IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 46, no. 5, pp. 1989-1998, Sept./Oct. 2010.
  • J. Cilia, K.D. Merz and M. Tabone, "Energy  Systems for an Electric Boat Fleet", 12th European Lead Battery Conf. (ELBC 2010), Istanbul, Turkey, Sep. 2010.
  • J. Cilia, B. Mentzer, K.D. Merz and M. Tabone, "Charge for Energy - Not Batteries", 12th European Lead Battery Conf. (ELBC 2010), Istanbul, Turkey, Sep. 2010.
  • K. Spiteri, C. Spiteri Staines and M. Apap, "Power Control of Doubly Fed Induction Machine using a Rotor Side Matrix Converter", Int. Symp. Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2010), Bari, Italy, Jul. 2010.
  • C. Ortega, A. Arias, C. Caruana, J. Balcells and G.M. Asher, "Improved Waveform Quality in the Direct Torque Control of Matrix-Converter-Fed PMSM Drives", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 57, no. 6, pp. 2101-2110, Jun. 2010.
  • A. Micallef, C. Spiteri Staines and M. Apap, "Modeling of an EMC Test-bench for Conducted Emissions in Solid State Applications", 15th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON 2010), Malta, Apr. 2010.
  • K. Spiteri, C. Spiteri Staines and M. Apap, "Control of Doubly Fed Induction Machine using a Matrix Converter", 15th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON 2010), Malta, Apr. 2010.
  • R. Raute, C. Caruana, C. Spiteri Staines, J. Cilia and M. Sumner, "Design of a Periphery Control FPGA Board for Electric Drive Systems", 15th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON 2010), Malta, Apr. 2010.
  • J. Zaragoza, C. Spiteri Staines, A. Arias, J. Pou, E. Robles and S. Ceballos, "Comparison of Speed Control Strategies for Maximum Power Tracking in a Wind Energy Conversion System", 15th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON 2010), Malta, Apr. 2010.
  • Ortega, A. Arias, C. Caruana and M. Apap, "Reduction of the common mode voltage of a matrix converter fed direct torque control", IEICE Electronics Express (ELEX), vol. 7, no. 14, pp. 1044–1050, 2010.
  • R.P. Borg, C. Spiteri Staines, J. Borg and C. Fenech, "A Sustainable Development Centre: Xrobb il-Ghagin Nature Park, Malta, Sustainable Building Affordable to All -  Low Cost Sustainable Solutions, Portugal, 2010. 
  • C. Spiteri Staines, "Intelligent use of Energy and Renewable Energy Sources", Sustainable Construction - International Training School, Malta, 2010.

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2009

  • D. Grixti, J. Cilia, M. Apap, T. Sant and M. Tabone, "Implementation of an electric boat designed to operate on frequent short trips", Int. Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS24), Stavanger, Norway, May 2009.

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2008

  • R. Raute, C. Caruana, J. Cilia, C. Spiteri Staines, M. Sumner and G. Asher, "Sensorless control of Induction machines by using PWM harmonics for Rotor Bar Saliency Detection", 43rd IAS Annual Meeting (IAS 2008), Edmonton, Canada, Oct. 2008.
  • R. Raute,C. Caruana,J. Cilia,C. Spiteri Staines,M. Sumner,G. Asher,"Sensorless control of  a PMSM Drive using the Zero Vector Current Derivative Technique", 43rd IAS Annual Meeting (IAS 2008), Edmonton, Canada, Oct. 2008.
  • J. Cilia, K.D. Merz, M. Tabone, M. Scicluna, W. Rezlaff and N. Azzopardi, "Advanced Battery Monitoring and Management Technology", 11th European Lead Battery Conf. (ELBC 2008), Warsaw, Poland, Sep. 2008.
  • R. Raute, C. Spiteri Staines, C. Caruana, J. Cilia, M. Sumner and G. Asher, "Saliency Tracking in AC Machines for Sensorless Control", Workshop on Sensorless Control (Invited Paper), Warsaw, Poland, Aug. 2008.
  • R. Raute, C. Caruana, C. Spiteri Staines, J. Cilia, M. Sumner and G. Asher, "Inverter Non-linearity Effects on a Sensorless PMSM Drive Without Additional Test Signal Injection and Zero Speed Operation", Int. Symp. Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2008), Cambridge, UK, Jun. 2008.
  • D. Grixti, J. Cilia, M. Apap, T. Sant and E. Mallia, "The Design of a Drive System for an Electric Boat", European Ele-Drive Transportation Conference (EET 2008), Geneva, Switzerland, May 2008.
  • J.B. Bartolo, C. Spiteri Staines and C. Caruana, "An Investigation on the Performance of Current Derivative Sensors for the Sensorless Control of A.C. Drives", 4th Int. Conf. Power Electronics, Machines & Drives (PEMD 2008), York, UK, Apr. 2008.
  • R. Raute, C. Caruana, J. Cilia, C. Spiteri Staines, M. Sumner and G. Asher, "Impedance Saliency Detection for Sensorless Control of AC Machines Utilizing Existing PWM Switching Harmonics", 4th Int. Conf. Power Electronics, Machines & Drives (PEMD 2008), York, UK, Apr. 2008.
  • R. Raute, C. Caruana, C. Spiteri Staines, J. Cilia, M. Sumner and G. Asher, "Operation of a Sensorless PMSM Drive without Additional Test Signal Injection", 4th Int. Conf. Power Electronics, Machines & Drives (PEMD 2008), York, UK, Apr. 2008.
  • J.B. Bartolo, C. Spiteri Staines and C. Caruana, "Flux Position Estimation using Current Derivatives for the Sensorless Control of AC Machines", 3rd Int. Symp. Communications, Control and Signal Processing (ISCCSP 2008), St. Julians, Malta, Mar. 2008.
  • K. Spiteri, C. Spiteri Staines and M. Apap, "A Three Phase to Three Phase Bidirectional Power Matrix Converter", 3rd Int. Symp. Communications, Control and Signal Processing (ISCCSP 2008), St. Julians, Malta, Mar. 2008.
  • P.W. Wheeler, J.C. Clare, M. Apap and K.J. Bradley, "Harmonic Loss Due to Operation of Induction Machines from Matrix Converters", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 809-816, Feb. 2008.

 

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2007

  • R. Raute, C. Caruana, J. Cilia, C. Spiteri Staines, M. Sumner and G. Asher, "A zero speed operation sensorless PMSM drive without additional test signal injection",12th European Conf. Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2007), Aalborg, Denmark, Sep. 2007.
  • A. Arias, L. Empringham, G.M. Asher, P.W. Wheeler, M. Bland, M. Apap, M.Sumner and J.C. Clare, "Elimination of Waveform Distortions in Matrix Converters Using a New Dual Compensation Method", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 2079-2087, Aug. 2007.
  • J.B. Bartolo, C. Spiteri Staines and C. Caruana, "Position Signal derivation techniques for the Sensorless control of AC machines", Int. Youth Conf. Energetics (IYCE 2007), Budapest, Hungary, May 2007.
  • C. Spiteri Staines, C. Caruana, N. Teske and J. Cilia, "A review of Sensorless Control in Induction Machines using HF Injection and Test Vectors", Sensorless Control of Electrical Drives Malta Workshop, Malta, May 2007.
  • B. Azzopardi, J. Cilia and E. Mallia, "The Performance of Electric Vehicles on a small island", European Ele-Drive Transportation Conference (EET 2007), Brussels, May 2007. 


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2006

  • C. Ortega, A. Arias, J. Balcells, C. Caruana, C. Spiteri Staines and J. Cilia, "The Use of Small Voltage Vectors of Matrix Converters in Direct Torque Control of Induction Machines", 12th International Conference on Power Electronics and Motion Control (EPE-PEMC 2006), Portoroz, Slovenia, Aug. 2006.
  • C. Ortega, A. Arias, C. Caruana, C. Spiteri Staines, J. Balcells and J. Cilia, "Sensorless Direct Torque Control of a Surface Mounted PMSM using High Frequency Injection", Int. Symp. Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2006), Montréal, Québec, Canada, Jul. 2006.
  • C. Spiteri Staines, C. Caruana, G.M. Asher and M. Sumner, "Sensorless control of induction Machines at zero and low frequency using zero sequence currents", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics - Special Session on Sensorless Control, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 195-206, Feb. 2006.
  • C. Spiteri Staines, G.M. Asher and M. Sumner, "Rotor Position Estimation for Induction Machines at Zero and Low frequency utilising Zero Sequence Currents", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Applications, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 1313-1320, Jan./Feb. 2006.

 

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2005

  • P.W. Wheeler, J.C. Clare, M. Apap, L. Empringham, K.J. Bradley, S.J. Pickering and D. Lampard, "A Fully Integrated 30kW Motor Drive Using Matrix Converter Technology", 11th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Dresden, Germany, Sep. 2005.
  • Q. Gao, C. Spiteri Staines, G.M. Asher and M. Sumner, "Sensorless Speed Operation of Cage Induction Motor using Zero Drift Feedback Integration with MRAS Observer", 11th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Dresden, Germany, Sep. 2005.
  • A. Rizzo and J. Cilia, "Quantifying Meter Under-Registration Caused by the Ballvalves of Roof Tanks", Leakage 2005, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Sep.,2005.
  • P.W. Wheeler, J.C. Clare, M. Apap, D. Lampard, S.J. Pickering, K.J. Bradley and L. Empringham, "An Integrated 30kW Matrix Converter based Induction Motor Drive", IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC'05), Recife, Brazil, Jun.2005.
  • C. Spiteri Staines, C. Caruana, N. Teske, J. Cilia and G.M. Asher, "Sensorless Speed, Position and Torque Control using AC Machine Saliencies", Int. Electric Machines & Drives Conference (IEMDC 2005),"San Antonio, Texas, USA, May 2005.
  • Q. Gao, C. Spiteri Staines, G.M. Asher and M. Sumner, "Sensorless Operation of Cage Induction Motor using a MRAS Observer with Zero Drift Feedback Integration", Int. Electric Machines & Drives Conference (IEMDC 2005), San Antonio, Texas, USA, May 2005.
  • J. Cilia and J. Galea, "A Closed Loop Flux Observer for Vector Controlled Drive used in a high performance Electric Vehicle", International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS21), Monaco, Apr. 2005.
  • J. Cilia, B. Azzopardi and K.D. Merz, "Clean Transportation concepts and Successful Implementation of Electric Vehicles in Malta", International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS21), Monaco, Apr. 2005. 

 

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2004

  • C. Spiteri Staines, C. Caruana, N. Teske, J. Cilia and G.M. Asher, "Sensorless Speed, Position and Torque Control using AC Machine Saliencies", Int. Conf. Industrial Technology (ICIT04), Hammamet, Tunisia, Dec. 2004.
  • M. Tabone, C. Spiteri Staines and J. Cilia, "Low Cost' Three Phase to Single Phase Matrix Converter", Int. Conf. Industrial Technology (ICIT04), Hammamet, Tunisia, Dec. 2004.
  • C. Spiteri Staines, G.M. Asher and M. Sumner, "Position Estimation at Zero and Low frequency utilising Zero Sequence Currents", 39th IAS Annual Meeting (IAS 2004), Washington, USA, Oct. 2004.
  • P.W. Wheeler, L. Empringham, M. Apap, J.C. Clare, K.J. Bradley, C. Whitley and G. Towers, "A matrix converter permanent magnet motor drive for an aircraft actuator application with the ability to ride-through power supply loss", 11th Int. Conf. Power Electronics and Motion Control (EPE-PEMC 2004), Riga, Latvia, Sep. 2004.
  • L. de Lillo, P.W. Wheeler, J.C. Clare, L. Empringham, M. Apap, K.J. Bradley, P. Robson, C. Whitley and G. Towers, "An accurate Saber simulation of matrix converter drive systems for more electric aircraft applications", 11th Int. Conf. Power Electronics and Motion Control (EPE-PEMC 2004), Riga, Latvia, Sep. 2004.

 

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2003

  • J. Galea, C. Spiteri Staines and J. Cilia, "Switched Reluctance Electric Drive", 15th Int. Conf. Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (EDPE 2003), Tatras Mountains, Slovak Republic, Sep. 2003.
  • C. Vella, J. Cilia and C. Spiteri Staines, "Design of a High Speed Drive for Electric Vehicle Applications", 15th Int. Conf. Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (EDPE 2003), Tatras Mountains, Slovak Republic, Sep. 2003.
  • P.W. Wheeler, L. Empringham, M. Apap, J.C. Clare and K.J. Bradley, "A Matrix Converter Motor Drive for an Aircraft Actuation System", 10th European Conf. on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2003), Toulouse, France, Sep. 2003.
  • M. Apap, M. Bland, P.W. Wheeler, J.C. Clare and K.J. Bradley, "Analysis of the Device Power Loss in Matrix Converters", 10th European Conf. on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2003), Toulouse, France, Sep. 2003.
  • M. Apap, P.W. Wheeler, J.C. Clare and K.J. Bradley, "Analysis and Comparison of AC AC Matrix Converter Control Strategies", 34th Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conf. (PESC 2003), Acapulco, Mexico, Jun. 2003.
  • P.W. Wheeler, L. Empringham, M. Apap, K.J. Bradley, C. Whitley and G. Towers, "A Matrix Converter Based Permanent Magnet Motor Drive for an Aircraft Actuation System", Int. Conf. Electric Machines and Drives (IEMDC 2003), Madison, Wisconsin, USA, Jun. 2003.

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2002

  • P.W. Wheeler, J.C. Clare, M. Bland, M. Apap and L. Empringham, "Matrix Converters", IET Power Engineering Journal, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 273-282, Dec. 2002.
  • N. Teske, C. Spiteri Staines, J. Cilia and G.M. Asher, "Sensorless Position and Speed Estimation in Induction Machines", 10th Int. Conf. Power Electronics and Motion Control (EPE-PEMC 2002), Cavtat & Dubrovnik, Croatia, Sep. 2002.
  • R. Cardenas, R. Pena, J. Cilia and G.M. Asher, "Sensorless control of induction machines for wind energy applications", 33rd Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC 2002), Queensland, Australia, Jun. 2002.
  • C. Spiteri Staines, J. Cilia, B. Micallef and M. Apap, "Sensorless Vector Control of a Surface Mount PMSM using high frequency Injection", IET Int. Conf on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives  (PEMD 2002), Bath, UK, Apr. 2002.
  • P.W. Wheeler, J.C. Clare, L. Empringham, M. Apap and M. Bland, "Gate Drive Level Intelligence and Current Sensing for Matrix Converter Current Commutation", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 382-389, Apr. 2002.

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2001

  • C. Spiteri Staines, J. Cilia, V. Buttigieg, C. Caruana and M. Apap, "Implementation of an E.V. for Urban Use", 14th Int. Conf. Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (EDPE 2001), Tatras Mountains, Slovak Republic, Oct. 2001.
  • J. Cilia and C. Spiteri Staines,"Spectral Analysis in Water Leakage Detection", 14th Int. Conf. Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (EDPE 2001), Tatras Mountains, Slovak Republic, Oct. 2001.
  • J. Cilia, C. Spiteri Staines, V. Buttigieg, C. Caruana and M. Apap, "Design of an E.V. for the Maltese Islands", Int. Conf. Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS 2001), Malta, Sep. 2001.
  • C. Spiteri Staines and J. Cilia, "Sensorless position estimation using asymmetries in A.C. Machines", Int. Conf. Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS 2001), Malta, Sep. 2001.
  • C. Spiteri Staines, J. Cilia, V. Buttigieg and C. Caruana, "Design of a High Performance E.V. for Urban Use", 9th European Conf. Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2001), Graz, Austria, Aug.,2001.

 

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Earlier 

  • C. Spiteri Staines, J. Cilia and G.M. Asher, "Sensorless Position Estimation in Induction Machines", 9th Int. Conf. on Power Electronics and Motion Control (EPE-PEMC 2000), Kosice, Slovak Republic, Sep. 2000.
  • N. Teske, J. Cilia, G.M. Asher, K.J. Bradley and M. Sumner, "Sensorless Position Control of Induction Machines using Rotor Sliencies under Load Conditions", 8th European Conf. Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'99), Lausanne, Switzerland, Sept. 1999.
  • C. Spiteri Staines, G.M. Asher and K.J. Bradley, "A Periodic Burst Injection Method for Deriving Rotor Position in Saturated Cage-Salient Induction Motors without a Shaft Encoder", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Applications, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 851-858, Jul./Aug. 1999.
  • C. Spiteri Staines, G.M. Asher and K.J. Bradley, "A Periodic Burst Injection Method for Deriving Rotor Position in Saturates Cage-Salient Induction Motors without a Shaft Encoder", 33rd IAS Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, USA, Oct. 1998.
  • J. Cilia, G.M. Asher, J.Shuli, K.J. Bradley and A. Ferrah, "The Estimation of the Fundamental Frequency in Sensorless Vector Controlled Induction Motor Drives using a Real Time Adaptive Filter", Int. Conf. On Electrical Machines (ICEM '98), Istanbul, Turkey, Sep. 1998.
  • J. Cilia, G.M. Asher, J.Shuli, K.J. Bradley and A. Ferrah, "The Recursive Maximum Likelihood Algorithm for Tuning the Rotor Time Constant in High Performance Sensorless Induction Motor Drives", Int. Conf. On Electrical Machines (ICEM '98), Istanbul, Turkey, Sep. 1998.
  • J. Shuli, J. Cilia, G.M. Asher, K.J. Bradley and A. Ferrah, "Dynamic Tracking of Induction Motor Speed Using Rotor Slot Harmonics and The Recursive Maximum Likelihood Algorithm", 8th Int. Power Electronics and Motion Control Conf. (PEMC '98), Prague, Czech Republic, Sep. 1998.
  • J. Cilia, G.M. Asher, K.J. Bradley and M. Sumner, "Dynamic Studies for MRAS-based Speed and Flux Observers in High Performance Sensorless Induction Motor Drives", 8th Int. Power Electronics and Motion Control Conf. (PEMC '98), Prague, Czech Republic, Sep. 1998.
  • C. Spiteri Staines, G.M. Asher and K.J. Bradley, "Modelling of Induction Machines including Rotor Asymmetries and Main Flux Saturation for Position Sensorless Control", 8th Int. Power Electronics and Motion Control Conf. (PEMC '98), Prague, Czech Republic, Sep. 1998.
  • C. Spiteri Staines, G.M. Asher and K.J. Bradley, "A new method for sensorless derivation of an induction motor shaft position and other machine characteristics", Int. Conf. On Electrical Machines (ICEM '98), Istanbul, Turkey, Sep. 1998.
  • F. Azzedine, J. Cilia, G.M. Asher, K.J. Bradley and M. Sumner, "A Speed Identifier for Induction Motor Drives using Real-Time Adaptive Digital Filtering", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Applications, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 156-162, Jan./Feb. 1998.
  • J. Cilia, G.M. Asher and K.J. Bradley, "Sensorless Position Detection for Vector Controlled Induction Motor Drives using an Asymmetric Outer-Section Cage", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Applications, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 1162-1169, Sep./Oct. 1997. 
  • J. Cilia, G.M. Asher and K.J. Bradley, "Sensorless Position Control for Induction Motor Drives using an Asymmetric Rotor and High Frequency Injection", Conf. on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE '97), Trondheim, Norway, Sep. 1997.
  • J. Cilia, G.M. Asher and K.J. Bradley, "Sensorless Position Detection for Vector Controlled Induction Motor Drives using an Asymmetric Outer-Section Cage", 31th IAS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, Oct. 1996.
  • J. Cilia, G.M. Asher and K.J. Bradley, "Sensorless Position Cage Induction Motor Drive using an Asymmetric Outer-Section Cage", Power Electronics and Variable-Speed Drives Conference (PEVD '96), Nottingham, UK, Sep. 1996.
  • R. Blasco-Gimenez, G.M. Asher, M. Sumner, J. Cilia and K.J. Bradley, "Field Weakening at High and Low Speed for Sensorless Vector Controlled Induction Motor Drives", Power Electronics and Variable-Speed Drives Conference (PEVD '96), Nottingham, UK, Sep. 1996.

  

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