DCPECS 2016, the national workshop on Digital Controller for Power Electronic Converters and Systems was held on the PES University campus from April 11 to 14, 2016. The workshop, organized by the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in association with NaMPET was funded by TEQIP. National Mission on Power Electronics Technology (NaMPET) facilitates research, development, deployment and commercialization of power electronics technology by enhancing the indigenous expertise and infrastructure in the country with active participation of academic institutions and industry. Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) is an initiative of government of India for transformation of the technical education system. The inaugural session was presided over by Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University. The delegates were welcomed by Dr. B K Keshavan, Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The first day featured Mr. Srikhanth Nagaraj, Director – Application Engg., Microchip in the keynote session. He presented an overview of the subject of the workshop and issues related to power and applications. Dr. Sivakumar, Asst. Professor, IIT-Hyderabad conducted three technical sessions. He elaborated on the basic programming and architecture of advanced DSP processors. He explained controller applications on multilevel inverter and power converters, which was followed by technical demonstration of microcontroller kit. On the second day Dr. V Somasekhar, Professor, NIT – Warangal, delivered a talk on suppression of zero sequence current in open end winding induction motor drives and discussed power quality issues with induction motor drives. Dr. Sanjay L, Associate Professor, MSR University of Applied Sciences, talked about generation of polygonal voltage space vector for IM using DSP, and its mathematical analysis applicable to space vector modulation techniques. Dr. L Umanand, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science, conducted two sessions. He spoke about digital controller basics, methods, algorithms and their applications to DC-DC power converters and inverters. The third day proved to be informative with the technical support of NaMPET and Dr. Z V Lakaparampil, Head, Power Electronics Group, Center for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC). Mr Sekar S, Scientist – C, CDAC, spoke about NaMPET products especially in domain of digital controllers of Power Converters. He covered applications of power converters with digital controllers. Mr. Jayan P P, Scientist – C, CDAC, talked about full spectrum simulators, miniature version for educational institutes (FSSMini), a simulator functionality, its applications in digital domain and its usage in laboratories and academic organizations. Mr. Ajeesh A, Scientist – CDAC, spoke about System On Programmable Chip (SOPC), the new programming technology in digital domain and SOPC, its importance, functionality and applications. The three day workshop was attended by faculty and post graduate students of PES and participants from institutions across the country.
DCPECS 2016 held at PES University