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[Kvasir] Prodrive Technologies Lunchlecture

This lunch lecture discusses a new three-phase rectifier topology, named the Dutch rectifier, which is an AC-to-DC converter that enables a performance breakthrough in terms of system efficiency and especially power density (compactness). It is seen as a high potential candidate for the use in multiple high-performance power products developed at Prodrive Technologies, which need to be supplied with power from the AC mains. Examples of such products are gradient amplifiers for MRI scanners, industrial motor drives and on-board electric vehicle chargers.

Before going in depth, the talk will start with a short company presentation showing the key focus areas of Prodrive Technologies. Thereafter, a general overview of the requirements for three-phase rectifier systems is given, and the history of different topological implementations is briefly discussed in order to provide a basic understanding of the topic area. Then, the operating principle and key features of the Dutch rectifier are introduced and compared against conventional approaches. Experimental results obtained with a recently built hardware demonstrator will be shown, clearly indicating the substantial performance improvement that is made possible by the Dutch rectifier.

You can sign up for the lecture here or by sending a mail to kvasir@thor.edu (not possible after subscriptions are closed).


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 12:30 to 13:20


Colloquium floor 6

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