Electrical engineering graduate student wins Best Presentation Award at IEEE Industrial Electronics Society conference

Photo of Yateendra DeshpandeYateendra Deshpande, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won a Best Presentation Award in the PM Machine Drives Track at the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) IECON 2012 conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Deshpande, along with his adviser Dr. Hamid Toliyat and Xiaoyan Wang from Texas Instruments, won the award for their paper,  "Standstill Position Estimation of SPMSM -- Robustness to Manufacturing Tolerances."

In their paper the researchers present a calibration method to overcome phase unbalance and eccentricity effects in zero-speed position estimation of surface-mount permanent magnet synchronous motors (SPMSM). The paper proposes six calibration parameters to model the inherent unbalances, which can be used to estimate the standstill position of SPSM.

Deshpande received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India, in 2007. After that he worked at the Advanced Engineering Group of TVS Motor Co., one of the leading two wheeler manufacturers in India. During his work at TVS, he designed and built motors for hybrid two-wheeler application, integrated starter-generator for two wheelers. In 2009 he joined the EMPE lab at Texas A&M to pursue his Ph.D. in motor drives. His research interests include motor design optimization, design automation, loss modeling and optimal control, sensorless control.

IECON 2012 is the 38th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. The conference focuses on industrial and manufacturing theory and applications of electronics, controls, communications, instrumentation and computational intelligence.

The objectives of the conference are to provide high quality research and professional interactions for the advancement of science, technology and fellowship. Papers with new research results are encouraged for submission.