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International Journal of Power Electronics
International Journal of Power Electronics


Special Issue on: "Sliding Mode Control Schemes for Power Industrial Applications"

Guest Editors:
Dr. S. Paramasivam, ESAB Engineering Services limited, India
Dr. N. Selvaganesan, Indian Institute of Space science and Technology (IIST), India

We are aware that almost all power industrial products are controlled by either analog or digital controllers wherein some control algorithm will be employed. There are different control schemes whereby the sliding mode control scheme has proved very popular in the field of power converters, inverters, motor drives, generator drives, UPS, HVDC and robotics. Therefore, the purpose of this Special Issue is to present state-of-the-art solutions in the field of sliding mode controller modelling, simulation and analysis, verification and implementation techniques for power industrial applications.

Subject Coverage
Possible topics include but are not limited to, the following:
  • Sliding mode controllers for power converters (hard switching, soft switching, resonant switching, neutral switching)
  • Sliding mode controllers for voltage and current source inverters
  • Sliding mode controllers for motor and generator drives
  • Sliding mode controllers for electromagnetic linear and rotary actuators
  • Sliding mode controllers for UPS and SMPS
  • Sliding mode controllers for wind turbine, photo-voltaic and fuel-cell power conversion systems
  • Sliding mode controllers for robotics and complex motion steering systems
  • Sliding mode controllers for surface transport, electric traction and ships
  • Sliding mode observers for fault detection and isolation and management of motors, generators, converters, inverters etc
  • Sliding mode controllers for HVDC and FACTS
  • Sliding mode controllers for lighting and induction heating
  • Sliding mode controllers for welding and plasma cutting power supplies

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Paper due: 30 November 2009 (extended)

Acceptance notification: 30 January 2010

Final paper version due: 30 March 2010