Präsentation von Prof. Rivera am 03.03.14

Präsentation von Prof. Rivera am 03.03.14
In this talk will be presented an overview of the predictive control principles applied to matrix
converters and also the different topologies where this control technique is applied. It will be shown
that the predictive strategy is a promising alternative to control matrix converters due to its
simplicity and flexibility to include additional aspects in the control being suitable for different
industrial applications such as renewable energies, grid interconnection, multi-drives systems
control, among others. In addition, some limitations and weaknesses of the predictive technique in
matrix converters will be discusses as well as some future trends, applications and the cooperation
opportunities with the Energy Conversion and Power Electronics Research Group from Universidad
de Talca - Chile.
Short CV
Prof. Marco Rivera received his B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering and M.Sc. in Electrical
Engineering from the Universidad de Concepción, Chile in 2007 and 2008, respectively. He received
the Ph.D. degree at the Department of Electronics Engineering, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa
María, in Valparaíso, Chile, in 2011. During 2011 and 2012 he was working on a Post-Doctoral
position at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María and currently he is a professor in Universidad
de Talca, Chile. His research interests include matrix converters, predictive and digital controls for
high-power drives, four-leg converters, renewable energies and development of high performance
control platforms based on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays.