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Professor Robert Betz

Professor

School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
- Control of electric machines, industrial electronics, microprocessor systems - Real-time operating systems, power engineering, electrical engineering 

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Engineering, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Electrical engineering
  • Industrial electronics
  • Microprocessor systems
  • Power engineering

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified 5
090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified 95

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Reviewer - Industrial Drives Committee IEEE Industry Applications Society
Australia
Reviewer - Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Australia
1/01/1998 - 1/01/1999 Visiting Professor - Danfoss Aalborg University
Denmark

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
1993 British Council Fellowship
British Council
1993 Australian Academy of Science Fellowship
Australian Academy of Science
1990 Senior Research Fellow
Science and Engineering Research Council

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
1998 Short course in the Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machine
Organisation: ABB Corporate Research, Vaestras Sweden Description: As one of the few people who is working on Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machine (BDFRM) I was invited to present a 2 day short course on this machine to ABB Corporate Research in Vaestras Sweden.
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2002 Betz RE, 'Modeling and Control of Synchronous Reluctance Machines', Control in Power Electronics Selected Problems, Academic Press, USA 251-299 (2002) [B1]
2001 Rahman MF, Patterson D, Cheok A, Betz RE, 'Motor Drives', Power Electronics Handbook, Academic Press, San Diego, California USA 663-727 (2001) [B2]

Journal article (42 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Townsend CD, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Impact of Practical Issues on the Harmonic Performance of Phase-Shifted Modulation Strategies for a Cascaded H-Bridge StatCom', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, 61 2655-2664 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TIE.2013.2275893
Citations Scopus - 2
2013 Dorrell DG, Knight AM, Song WK, Betz RE, 'Saturation and Ducting Effects in a Brushless Doubly-Fed Reluctance Machine', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, 49 3933-3936 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TMAG.2013.2251458
Citations Scopus - 1
2013 Townsend CD, Summers TJ, Vodden J, Watson AJ, Betz RE, Clare JC, 'Optimization of Switching Losses and Capacitor Voltage Ripple Using Model Predictive Control of a Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel StatCom', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, 28 3077-3087 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TPEL.2012.2219593
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 16
2013 Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Cornforth DJ, Moore TG, 'Arctan Power-Frequency Droop for Improved Microgrid Stability', IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 28 3747-3759 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TPEL.2012.2230190
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 16
Co-authors David Cornforth
2013 Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Arctan power frequency droop for power electronics dominated microgrids', Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 10 157-166 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.7158/E12-012.2013.10.2
2012 Townsend C, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Multigoal heuristic model predictive control technique applied to a cascaded H-bridge StatCom', IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 27 1191-1200 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TPEL.2011.2165854
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 15
2011 Dorrell DG, Knight AM, Betz RE, 'Improvements in brushless doubly fed reluctance generators using high-flux-density steels and selection of the correct pole numbers', IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 47 4092-4095 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/tmag.2011.2159300
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8
2010 Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, Summers TJ, 'Evaluation of Current Density in DC Motor Brushes for Mining Machines Based on Air-Gap Field Measurement', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, 46 1255-1263 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TIA.2010.2049555
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2008 Betz RE, Mirzaeva G, 'Frame alignment stability issues in natural field orientation', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 44 575-593 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/tia.2008.916597
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2006 Dorrell DG, Scian I, Schulz EM, Betz RB, Jovanovic M, 'Electromagnetic considerations in the design of doubly-fed reluctance generators for use in wind turbines', IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference), 4272-4277 (2006)

This paper reviews some of the electromagnetic design issues in a doubly-fed reluctance machine. This is a novel machine that is still under early-stage development. The control h... [more]

This paper reviews some of the electromagnetic design issues in a doubly-fed reluctance machine. This is a novel machine that is still under early-stage development. The control has been studied previously in several papers however the electromagnet design of this machine is now being studied with the key issue being whether to use an axially-laminated rotor or a radially-laminated rotor. This is discussed in the paper. © 2006 IEEE.

DOI 10.1109/IECON.2006.348077
Citations Scopus - 3
2004 Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Dead-time issues in predictive current control', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 40 835-844 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TIA.2004.827772
Citations Scopus - 49Web of Science - 34
2004 Schulz EM, Betz RE, 'Impact of winding and gap flux density harmonics on Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance machines', IEE Conference Publication, 2 487-491 (2004)

This paper examines the impact of the winding and gap flux density harmonics on the performance of a Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance machine (BDFRM). The paper shows the impact of... [more]

This paper examines the impact of the winding and gap flux density harmonics on the performance of a Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance machine (BDFRM). The paper shows the impact of the interaction of the primary and secondary windings harmonic on the possible performance of the machine. The paper highlights the significance of the choice of pole numbers on the possible performance. © 2004 The University of Newcastle, Australia.

Citations Scopus - 1
2003 Betz RE, Jovanovic MG, 'Introduction to the Space Vector Modeling of the Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machine', Electric Power Components and Systems, 31 729-755 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/15325000390219785
Citations Scopus - 45Web of Science - 22
2002 Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, Yu J, 'The Use of Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines for Large Pumps and Wind Turbines', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 38 1508-1515 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 71Web of Science - 48
2002 Betz RE, Jovanovic MG, 'Theoretical Analysis of Control Properties for the Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machine', IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 17 332-339 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 47Web of Science - 31
2001 Betz RE, Cook BJ, 'Instantaneous power control of induction machines', Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Australia, 21 No. 1 57-63 (2001) [C1]
2001 Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, 'Control Strategies for Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines', The Transactions of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, 121-D 272-278 (2001) [C3]
2000 Betz RE, Jovanic MG, 'The Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machine and the Synchronous Reluctance Machine - A comparison', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 36, No 4 1103-1110 (2000) [C1]
2000 Broadfoot AR, Betz RE, 'Power requirement prediction for armoured face conveyors', Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, 109 93-101 (2000) [C1]
1999 Henriksen SJ, Betz RE, Cook BJ, 'Digital Hardware Implementation of a Current Controller for IM Variable-Speed Drives', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 35, No 5 1021-1029 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 29
1999 Betz RE, Jovanovic MG, 'Brushless doubly fed reluctance machine and the synchronous reluctance machine - a comparison', Conference Record - IAS Annual Meeting (IEEE Industry Applications Society), 2 854-861 (1999)

The brushless doubly fed reluctance machine (BDFRM) is a new machine design with potential applications in turbo-machinery, variable speed constant frequency (VSCF) hydro and wind... [more]

The brushless doubly fed reluctance machine (BDFRM) is a new machine design with potential applications in turbo-machinery, variable speed constant frequency (VSCF) hydro and wind power applications, commercial and industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) applications, and pump applications. In this article, the benefits of this design is further demonstrated through comparison with other designs such as SYNCREL.

1999 Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, 'Effects of Uncompensated Vector Control on Synchronous Reluctance Motor Performance', IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 14, No. 3 532-537 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
1999 Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, 'Off Line Testing of Reluctance Machines', IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 14, No. 3 264-269 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
1999 Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, 'Optimal Torque Controller for Synchronous Reluctance Machines', IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 14, No. 4 1088-1093 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
1998 Broadfoot AR, Betz RE, 'New Control Strategies for Longwall Armored Face Conveyors', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 34 387-394 (1998) [C1]
1998 Broadfoot AR, Betz RE, 'Control Problems in Armored Face Conveyors for Longwall Mines', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 34 381-386 (1998) [C1]
1998 Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, Platt D, 'Sensorless Vector Controller for a Synchronous Reluctance Motor', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 34 346-354 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 43Web of Science - 31
1995 Jovanovic M, Betz RE, Platt D, 'Position and speed estimation of sensorless synchronous reluctance motor', Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, 2 844-849 (1995)

This paper presents a new technique of estimating both rotor position and speed of an ideal synchronous reluctance machine using only the measurements of current and voltage avail... [more]

This paper presents a new technique of estimating both rotor position and speed of an ideal synchronous reluctance machine using only the measurements of current and voltage available at the stator terminals. Due to the variation in inductance with position this technique is applicable even at standstill and no special startup procedure is required. The simulation results have shown the viability of the proposed technique.

1995 Newton RW, Betz RE, Penfold HB, 'Emulating dynamic load characteristics using a dynamic dynamometer', Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, 1 465-470 (1995)

Standard test facilities for electric machines have incorporated dynamometers capable of simulating the static torque characteristics of typical industrial loads. Although useful ... [more]

Standard test facilities for electric machines have incorporated dynamometers capable of simulating the static torque characteristics of typical industrial loads. Although useful for evaluating basic machine parameters, such dynamometers are not satisfactory for examining transient behaviour. A device that can present the dynamic response of a load superimposed on the steady state characteristics of that load is required for transient experimentation. This paper presents the key aspects of a design for such a device - a 'dynamic dynamometer'. Using a control strategy based on Local Vector (LV) control, a DC machine can be controlled to simulate both the static and dynamic characteristics of a representative industrial load. One particularly interesting aspect of this is that non-linear effects in real loads, such as backlash and stiction, can be accurately simulated. The paper presents some implementation aspects of dynamometer design, along with simulation results. The structure of the hardware being developed for the system is also discussed.

Citations Scopus - 21
1992 BETZ RE, 'THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF CONTROL OF SYNCHRONOUS RELUCTANCE MACHINES', IEE PROCEEDINGS-B ELECTRIC POWER APPLICATIONS, 139 355-364 (1992)
Citations Web of Science - 24
1991 SATHIAKUMAR S, BETZ RE, EVANS RJ, 'ADAPTIVE ONLINE FLUX ESTIMATION IN FIELD-ORIENTED CONTROL OF AN IM', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, 27 640-645 (1991)
DOI 10.1109/7.85037
1991 Sciacca LJ, Evans RJ, Betz RE, Cooper DN, 'Adaptive controller for the Australia telescope', IFAC Symposia Series - Proceedings of a Triennial World Congress, 2 319-324 (1991)

Present adaptive controller implementations have limitations in their use due to requirements of sufficient excitation. This results in complex solutions that do not lend well to ... [more]

Present adaptive controller implementations have limitations in their use due to requirements of sufficient excitation. This results in complex solutions that do not lend well to antenna tracking systems. The Australia Telescope, a large array of radio antennae, called for a close examination of servo controller and structural related design due to the strict tracking specifications. We discuss these issues and present an adaptive controller based on derivative feed-forward control and the MIT-Rule that has performed well when applied to the tracking antenna problem.

1990 SATHIAKUMAR S, BETZ RE, EVANS RJ, 'ADAPTIVE FIELD-ORIENTED CONTROL OF AN IM USING PREDICTIVE CONTROL', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, 26 218-224 (1990)
DOI 10.1109/7.53454
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
1987 SOH YC, EVANS RJ, PETERSEN IR, BETZ RE, 'ROBUST POLE ASSIGNMENT', AUTOMATICA, 23 601-610 (1987)
DOI 10.1016/0005-1098(87)90055-0
Citations Scopus - 56Web of Science - 52
1987 Sathiakumar S, Betz RE, Evans RJ, 'ADAPTIVE FIELD ORIENTED CONTROL OF AN INDUCTION MACHINE USING A ONE-STEP AHEAD CONTROLLER.', Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 1979-1983 (1987)

An adaptive control algorithm for the field-oriented control of a current-source-inverter (CSI)-fed induction machine is presented. This includes an adaptive flux model for determ... [more]

An adaptive control algorithm for the field-oriented control of a current-source-inverter (CSI)-fed induction machine is presented. This includes an adaptive flux model for determining the position and magnitude of the rotor field vector. This online estimation of field vector requires the measurements of stator voltage and rotor speed. The algorithm has been tested by simulating the machine using a digital computer, the results are presented. This scheme is being tested on the machine inverter setup, controlled by a microcomputer.

1986 BETZ RE, EVANS RJ, COOK BJ, 'OPTIMAL PULSE WIDTH MODULATION FOR CURRENT SOURCE INVERTERS', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, 33 318-324 (1986)
DOI 10.1109/TIE.1986.350239
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
1985 BETZ RE, EVANS RJ, 'NONLINEAR ADAPTIVE-CONTROL OF A SYNCHRONOUS MACHINE', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, 21 631-643 (1985)
DOI 10.1109/TAES.1985.310592
1985 BETZ RE, EVANS RJ, 'TORQUE, SPEED, AND POSITION CONTROL OF INDUCTION MACHINES USING THE DQ MODEL', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, 21 698-710 (1985)
DOI 10.1109/TAES.1985.310598
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
1985 BETZ RE, EVANS RJ, 'MICROPROCESSOR CONTROL OF A CYCLOCONVERTER', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, 32 120-129 (1985)
DOI 10.1109/TIE.1985.350182
Citations Web of Science - 3
1985 Betz RE, Evans RJ, 'Microprocessor Control of a Cycloconverter', IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IE-32 120-129 (1985)

This paper examines in some detail the problem of control- ling a single-phase cycloconverter using a multimicroprocessor system. The cycloconverter must operate with a frequency-... [more]

This paper examines in some detail the problem of control- ling a single-phase cycloconverter using a multimicroprocessor system. The cycloconverter must operate with a frequency- and voltage-wild input waveform. A new control scheme based upon input areas has been devised to enable successful operation under such circumstances. Both the hardware and software aspects of the microprocessor controller are described, including details of the area algorithms. © 1985 IEEE

DOI 10.1109/TIE.1985.350182
Citations Scopus - 3
1983 BETZ RE, EVANS RJ, 'ADAPTIVE-CONTROL OF A CURRENT-FED INDUCTION-MOTOR', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, 19 221-231 (1983)
DOI 10.1109/TAES.1983.309441
Citations Web of Science - 1
1982 Evans RJ, Betz RE, 'NEW RESULTS AND APPLICATIONS OF ADAPTIVE CONTROL TO CLASSES OF NONLINEAR SYSTEMS.', Ricerche di Automatica, 13 277-297 (1982)

This paper summarizes the authors' work over the past two years on the analysis and application of adaptive control to several real nonlinear time-varying systems. We have also co... [more]

This paper summarizes the authors' work over the past two years on the analysis and application of adaptive control to several real nonlinear time-varying systems. We have also considered systems with unknown time-varying delays, and to a lesser degree, systems with both unknown parameters and unmeasurable state. Our work has been primarily motivated by problems arising from the control of variable speed ac and dc machine drives.

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Conference (108 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Marks ND, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Current sensor-less control of a Cascaded H-Bridge photovoltaic system', 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2014 (2015)

The control of Cascaded H-Bridge (CHB) photovoltaic (PV) systems typically requires the power generated by the PV arrays to be measured. The power measurement is used to generate ... [more]

The control of Cascaded H-Bridge (CHB) photovoltaic (PV) systems typically requires the power generated by the PV arrays to be measured. The power measurement is used to generate the reference current to inject power into the grid as well as for Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT). The number of current sensors required for high level number systems increases their cost and complexity. Power estimation can be used to eliminate current sensor requirements by inferring the PV power from other measurements. This paper presents a power estimation method for a CHB PV system with a Model Predictive Control (MPC) scheme. The performance is shown to be comparable to measurement via simulation results.

DOI 10.1109/ICRERA.2014.7016558
2013 Marks ND, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Finite control set model predictive control with increased prediction horizon for a 5 level cascaded H-bridge StatCom', 2013 15th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2013, Lille, FR (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/EPE.2013.6634381
2013 Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Moore TG, Townsend CD, 'Implementing the virtual output impedance concept in a three phase system utilising cascaded PI controllers in the dq rotating reference frame for microgrid inverter control', 2013 15th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2013, Lille, FR (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/EPE.2013.6634691
Citations Scopus - 1
2013 Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Moore TG, 'Implementing PCC voltage estimation utilising cascaded PI controllers in the dq rotating reference frame for microgrid inverter control', 2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2013, Denver, Colorado (2013) [E2]
DOI 10.1109/ECCE.2013.6646816
2013 Nathan KS, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Carter DRH, 'Using rapid development tools to design and construct a STATCOM with active harmonic cancellation capabilities', 2013 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2013, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AUPEC.2013.6725470
2013 Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Gay DJ, 'The correction of voltage sag on mining machines utilising a locally connected STATCOM in the IDEA lab', 2013 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2013, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AUPEC.2013.6725447
2013 Marks ND, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Challenges for capacitor voltage balancing in a cascaded h-bridge StatCom utilising finite control set Model Predictive Control', 2013 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2013, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AUPEC.2013.6725409
2013 Knight AM, Betz RE, Dorrell DG, 'Design and analysis of brushless doubly fed reluctance machines', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Phoenix, AZ (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/TIA.2012.2229451
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 10
2012 Gay D, Betz RE, Summers TJ, 'Development of a power quality measurement instrument for mining applications', Proceedings of the 2012 Australian Mining Technology Conference, Perth, Western Australia (2012) [E1]
2012 Mirzaeva G, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'A laboratory system to produce a highly accurate and uniform magnetic field for sensor calibration', IEEE-ICIT'12: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology Proceedings, Athens, Greece (2012) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 4
2012 Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Moore TG, 'An adaptive sliding mode controller for enhanced Q'-V droop in a microgrid', Proceedings of 2012 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Raleigh, North Carolina (2012) [E1]
2012 Townsend C, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Control and modulation scheme for a cascaded H-Bridge multi-level converter in large scale photovoltaic systems', Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Raleigh, NC (2012) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 7
2012 Knight AM, Betz RE, Song WK, Dorrell DG, 'Brushless doubly-fed reluctance machine rotor design', Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Raleigh, NC (2012) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 8
2012 Townsend C, Cox SM, Watson AJ, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Clare JC, 'Voltage balancing characteristics for a cascaded H-bridge multi-level StatCom employing space vector modulation', 15th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC 2012 ECCE Europe, Novi Sad, Serbia (2012) [E2]
2012 Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Moore TG, 'A virtual Point of Common Coupling voltage for improved droop control in microgrids', 15th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference and Exposition, EPE-PEMC 2012 ECCE Europe, Novi Sad, Serbia (2012) [E2]
2012 Marks ND, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Photovoltaic power systems: A review of topologies, converters and controls', AUPEC 2012 22nd Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Bali, Indonesia (2012) [E1]
2012 Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Moore TG, 'Distributed Stars (D-Stars): A system topology for microgrids', AUPEC 2012 22nd Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Bali, Indonesia (2012) [E1]
2012 Townsend C, Vodden J, Watson AJ, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Clare JC, 'Non-uniform capacitor voltage ripple in a cascaded H-bridge StatCom', AUPEC 2012 22nd Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Bali, Indonesia (2012) [E1]
2011 Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Cornforth DJ, 'Small signal stability analysis of arctan power frequency droop', 2011 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS), Singapore (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/PEDS.2011.6147343
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors David Cornforth
2011 Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Cornforth DJ, 'An intelligent current limiter and zero active power Injection algorithm for microgrid voltage support', 2011 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS), Singapore (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/PEDS.2011.6147340
Co-authors David Cornforth
2011 Townsend C, Vodden J, Watson AJ, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Clare JC, 'The effect of space vector modulation on capacitor voltage ripple in a cascaded H-bridge StatCom', 2011 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS), Singapore (2011) [E1]
2011 Shackleford J, Betz RE, Summers TJ, Gay D, Mirzaeva G, Haneman D, 'Static compensators for voltage control in mining applications', 2011 Australian Mining Technology Conference Proceedings, Noosa (2011) [E1]
2011 Summers TJ, Gay D, Curran ZA, Betz RE, Mirzaeva G, 'Renewable energy resources in mining', 2011 Australian Mining Technology Conference Proceedings, Noosa (2011) [E1]
2011 Dorrell DG, Knight AM, Betz RE, 'Issues with the design of brushless doubly-fed reluctance machines: Unbalanced magnetic pull, skew and iron losses', 2011 IEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference (IEMDC), Niagara Falls, ON (2011) [E2]
DOI 10.1109/IEMDC.2011.5994890
Citations Scopus - 7
2011 Townsend C, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Optimisation of switching losses and harmonic performance using model predictive control of a cascaded H-bridge multi-level StatCom', ECCE 2011 Proceedings, Phoenix, AZ (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ECCE.2011.6064194
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2011 Knight AM, Betz RE, Dorrell D, 'Design and analysis of brushless doubly fed reluctance machines', IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition: ECCE 2011 Proceedings, Phoenix, Arizona (2011) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 4
2011 Knight AM, Betz RE, Dorrell D, 'Design principles for brushless doubly fed reluctance machines', Proceedings. IECON 2011 - 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 5
2011 Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'A novel parallel voltage and current control scheme implementing P-F and Q-V droop in a microgrid', Proceedings of the 2011-14th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2011), Birmingham, UK (2011) [E1]
2011 Townsend C, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Novel phase shifted carrier modulation for a cascaded H-bridge multi-level StatCom', Proceedings of the 2011-14th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2011), Birmingham, UK (2011) [E1]
2010 Mirzaeva G, Welsh JS, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Experimental investigation of frequency characteristics of large industrial DC machines with thyristor-based drives', 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference:, Christchurch, NZ (2010) [E1]
Co-authors James Welsh
2010 Rowe CN, Fang L, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'The windro skyscraper: A concept', 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference:, Christchurch, NZ (2010) [E1]
2010 Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Arctan power frequency droop for power electronics dominated microgrids', 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference:, Christchurch, NZ (2010) [E1]
2010 Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Cornforth D, 'A comparison of instantaneous and fryze power calculations on P-F and Q-V droop in microgrids', 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference:, Christchurch, NZ (2010) [E1]
Co-authors David Cornforth
2010 Townsend C, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Estimation of loss components in a cascaded H-bridge Statcom', 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference:, Christchurch, NZ (2010) [E1]
2010 Mirzaeva G, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Instrumentation and experimental investigation of industrial DC machines for condition monitoring purposes', 19th International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2010, Rome, Italy (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ICELMACH.2010.5607825
2010 Townsend C, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Comparison of modulation strategies for a cascaded H-bridge StatCom- Part 1: Theoretical background', Proceedings - IECON 2010 - 36th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Glendale, AZ (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/IECON.2010.5675257
Citations Scopus - 1
2010 Townsend C, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Comparison of modulation strategies for a cascaded H-bridge StatCom- Part 2: Application of the analysis', Proceedings - IECON 2010 - 36th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Glendale, AZ (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/IECON.2010.5675258
Citations Scopus - 1
2010 Townsend C, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Model predictive control of a cascaded H-bridge multi-level StatCom', 2010 2nd IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2010, Atlanta, GA (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ECCE.2010.5618268
Citations Scopus - 1
2010 Betz RE, Mirzaeva G, Summers TJ, 'A dynamic dynamometer for testing of mining DC motors', 2010 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/IAS.2010.5615624
2010 Mirzaeva G, Welsh JS, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Frequency analysis of experimental waveforms for DC motors in digging applications', 2010 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, IAS 2010, Houston, Texas (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/IAS.2010.5615651
Co-authors James Welsh
2010 Dorrell DG, Betz RE, Jovanovic M, 'Analysis of design variations in brushless double-fed reluctance generators for wind turbine applications', Proceedings of EPE-PEMC 2010 - 14th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, Ohrid (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/EPEPEMC.2010.5606536
Citations Scopus - 2
2010 Betz RE, Townsend C, Summers TJ, Mirzaeva G, 'Simultaneous estimation of sequence and harmonic components for StatCom applications', 14th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC 2010, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/EPEPEMC.2010.5606868
Citations Scopus - 1
2009 Betz RE, Summers TJ, Mirzaeva G, 'Comparison of three harmonic extraction techniques for active filters', AUPEC'09: 19th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference: Sustainable Energy Technologies and Systems, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E1]
2009 Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, Summers TJ, 'Performance evaluation of DC motors for electric rope shovels based on air gap flux measurement', AUPEC'09: 19th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference: Sustainable Energy Technologies and Systems, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E1]
2009 Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, Summers TJ, 'Evaluation of current density in DC motor brushes for mining machines based on air gap field measurement', 2009 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting. Conference Record, Houston, Texas (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/IAS.2009.5324938
2009 Betz RE, Summers TJ, Mirzaeva G, 'Active filtering and VAR control of a cascaded H-bridge multi-level StatCom', 2009 International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, PEDS 2009, Taipei, Taiwan (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/peds.2009.5385878
Citations Scopus - 3
2009 Betz RE, Mirzaeva G, Townsend C, Summers TJ, 'Feed-forward compensation for multilevel cascaded H-bridge StatComs', EPE '09: 13th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications. Proceedings, Barcelona, Spain (2009) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2009 Betz RE, Summers TJ, Mirzaeva G, 'Dead-time compensation for multilevel cascaded H-bridge converters with novel voltage balancing', EPE '09: 13th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications. Proceedings, Barcelona, Spain (2009) [E1]
2009 Summers TJ, Betz RE, Mirzaeva G, 'Phase leg voltage balancing of a cascaded H-Bridge converter based STATCOM using zero sequence injection', EPE '09: 13th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications. Proceedings, Barcelona, Spain (2009) [E1]
2009 Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, Summers TJ, 'Experimental investigation of DC motor performance with respect to its loading conditions', Proceedings of the 2009 Australian Mining Technology Conference, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
2008 Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, 'Advantages and limitations of the NFO control algorithm', AUPEC '08 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference 2008, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E1]
2008 Betz RE, Cook BJ, Summers TJ, Fisher RD, Bastiani A, Shao S, Willis KC, 'Update on the development of a medium voltage multilevel cascaded H-bridge STATCOM', AUPEC '08 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference 2008, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E1]
2008 Betz RE, Cook BJ, Summers TJ, Fisher RD, Bastiani A, Shao S, et al., 'Outline of the design of a cascaded H-bridge medium voltage STATCOM', Proceedings of the 13th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, 2008, Poznan, Poland (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/EPEPEMC.2008.4635447
Citations Web of Science - 1
2008 Betz RE, Summers TJ, Cook BJ, 'Outline of the control design for a cascaded H-bridge STATCOM', 2008 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, IAS'08, Edmonton, Alberta (2008) [E2]
DOI 10.1109/08ias.2008.323
2008 Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, Summers TJ, Marxsen I, 'Development of a unique DC motor test facility in the Hunter Valley', Proceedings of the 2008 Australian Mining Technology Conference, Sunshine Coast, QLD (2008) [E1]
2008 Betz RE, Summers TJ, Cook BJ, Bastiani A, 'Multilevel STATCOM: Power quality control in mining applications', Proceedings of the 2008 Australian Mining Technology Conference, Sunshine Coast, QLD (2008) [E1]
2007 Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, 'Analysis of frame alignment issues in natural field orientation including non-linear and leakage inductance effects', 2007 European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications. Conference Proceedings, Aalborg, Denmark (2007) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/epe.2007.4417548
2007 Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Stability analysis of the instantaneous power control (IPC) algorithm for induction machines', 2007 European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications. Proceedings, Aalborg, Denmark (2007) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/epe.2007.4417550
2007 Betz RE, Summers TJ, 'Using a cascaded H-Bridge STATCOM for rebalancing unbalanced voltages', 7th International Conference on Power Electronics. ICPE'07. Papers, Daegu, Korea (2007) [E2]
2007 Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, 'An improved natural field orientation control of a current fed induction machine', Proceedings of IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2007, Antalya, Turkey (2007) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/iemdc.2007.382705
Citations Scopus - 2
2007 Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, 'Natural field orientation concept: A tutorial', Proceedings of IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2007, Antalya, Turkey (2007) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/iemdc.2007.383613
Citations Scopus - 3
2007 Summers T, Betz RE, 'Stability analysis of the Instantaneous Power Control (IPC) algorithm for induction machines', 2007 EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON POWER ELECTRONICS AND APPLICATIONS, VOLS 1-10, Aalborg, DENMARK (2007)
2007 Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, 'Slow speed performance of an NFO-controlled induction machine', 2007 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference. AUPEC '07. Proceedings, Perth (2007) [E1]
2007 Betz RE, Cook BJ, Summers TJ, Palmer R, Bastiani A, Shao S, Willis K, 'Design and development of an 11kV H-Bridge multilevel STATCOM', 2007 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference. AUPEC '07. Proceedings, Perth, W. Aust. (2007) [E1]
2007 Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, 'Parameter sensitivity issues in natural field orientation', Proceedings of the IEEE Industry Applications Conference, 2007. 42nd IAS Annual Meeting, New Orleans (2007) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2006 Schulz EM, Betz RE, 'Use of Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines in Wind Power Generation', Proceedings of the 12th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, Portoroz, Slovenia (2006) [E1]
2006 Summers TJ, Betz RE, McGrath BP, Goodwin GC, 'Induction Machine Shaft Speed Estimation using Imaginary Power', Proceedings of the EPE-PEMC 2006 12th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, Portoroz, Slovenia (2006) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2006 Betz RE, Mirzaeva G, 'Frame Alignment Stability Issues in Natural Field Orientation', Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE Industry Applications Conference, Forty-First IAS Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, USA (2006) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 6
2006 Betz RE, Summers TJ, Furney T, 'Symmetry Compensation using a H-Bridge Multilevel STATCOM with Zero Sequence Injection', Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE Industry Applications Conference, Forty-First IAS Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, USA (2006) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 12
2006 Betz RE, Palmer R, Summers TJ, Cook BJ, Hogg P, 'H-Bridge Multilevel STATCOM for Mining Applications', Proceedings of the 2006 Australian Mining Technology Conference "Value through Cost Control", Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia (2006) [E1]
2005 Schulz EM, Betz RE, 'Optimal Torque Per Amp For Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines', Proceedings of Industry Applications Conference, 2005, Kowloon, Hong Kong (2005) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 2
2005 Betz RE, Summers TJ, 'Sensorless Instantaneous Power Control of Induction Machines', Proceedings of 11th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Dresden, Germany (2005) [E1]
2004 Schulz EM, Betz RE, 'Impact on winding and gap flux density harmonics on brushless doubly fed reluctance machines', CD ROM, Edinburgh (2004) [E1]
2004 Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Instantaneous power control of induction machines- robustness issues', CD ROM, Riga (2004) [E1]
2004 Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Instantaneous power control of induction machines using a novel filtering approach on the back-emf estimates', CD ROM, Edinburgh (2004) [E1]
2003 Schulz EM, Betz RE, 'Optimal Rotor Design for Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines', Proceedings for IAS 2003, Salt Lake City, USA (2003) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 3
2003 Betz RE, Summers TJ, 'Speed Estimation for Induction Machines Using Imaginary Power', Proceedings for IAS 2003, Salt Lake City, USA (2003) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 1
2003 Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Comparison of Instantaneous Power Control and Field Oriented Control of Induction Machines', Proceedings for EPE 2003, Toulouse, France (2003) [E1]
2002 Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, 'Slip power recovery systems based on brushless doubly fed reluctance machines', Proceedings of the Power Conversion Conference - Osaka 2002, Osaka, Japan (2002) [E1]
Citations Web of Science - 3
2002 Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Dead-time Issues in Predictive Current Control', Conference Record of the 2002 IEEE Industry Applications Conference 37th IAS Annual Meeting, Pennsylvania (2002) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 2
2001 Betz RE, Henriksen SJ, Cook BJ, Summers TJ, 'Practical Aspects of Instantaneous Power Control of Induction Machines', Conference Record of the 2001 IEEE Industry Applications Conference 36th IAS Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA (2001) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2001 Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, Yu J, 'The use of doubly fed reluctance machines for large pumps and wind turbines', Conference Record of the 2001 IEEE Industry Applications Conference 36th IAS Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA (2001) [E2]
2001 Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, Yu J, Levi E, 'Aspects of Vector and Scalar Control of Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines', The 4th IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, Bali, Indonesia (2001) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 8
2001 Betz RE, Cook BJ, 'Instantaneous Power Control of Induction Machines', 9th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Graz, Austria (2001) [E2]
2001 Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, 'A Comparative Analysis of Doubly Fed Reluctance Machine's Performance Parameters', 9th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Graz, Austria (2001) [E1]
2001 Henriksen SJ, Betz RE, Cook BJ, 'Practical Issues with predictive Current Controllers', 2001 Australasian University Power Engineering Conference, Perth WA, Australia (2001) [E1]
2000 Betz RE, Cook BJ, 'Instantaneous Power Control of Induction Machines', AUPEC 2000 Innovation for Secure Power, Brisbane, Australia (2000) [E1]
2000 Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, 'Power factor control using brushless doubly fed reluctance machines', Conference Record of the 2000 IEEE Industry Applications Conference, Rome, Italy (2000) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 1
2000 Betz RE, Cook BJ, 'Instantaneous Power Control - an Alternative to Vector and Direct Torque Control?', Conference Record of the 2000 IEEE Industry Applications Conference, Rome, Italy (2000) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 2
2000 Jovanic MG, Betz RE, 'Control Strategies for Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines', IPEC-Tokyo 2000 Proceedings, Tokyo, Japan (2000) [E1]
1999 Betz RE, Jovanovic MG, 'Control Aspects of Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines', 8th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE'99, Lausanne, Switzerland (1999) [E1]
1999 Betz RE, Jovanovic MG, 'Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines a Tutorial', AUPEC/EECON'99 Proceedings, Northern Territory University, Darwin NT Australia (1999) [E1]
1999 Henriksen SJ, Betz RE, Cook BJ, 'Induction Machine Current Control in Digital Hardware', AUPEC/EECON'99 Proceedings, Northern Territory University, Darwin NT Australia (1999) [E1]
1999 Betz RE, Jovanovic MG, 'The Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machine and the Synchronous Reluctance Machine - A comparison', Conference Record of the 1999 IEEE Industry Applications Conference 34th Annual Meeting, Phoenix Arizona USA (1999) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 60Web of Science - 39
1999 Jovanovic M, Betz RE, 'Optimal Performance of Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines', Ninth International Conference on Electrical Machines and Drives, Canterbury Christ Church College, UK (1999) [E1]
1999 Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, 'Optimal Control of Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines', Proceedings of the ELECTRIMACS 99, Lisbon, Portugal (1999) [E1]
1998 Henriksen SJ, Betz RE, Cook BJ, 'Digital Hardware Implementation of a Current Controller for IM Variable Speed Drives', Conference Record of the 1998 IEEE Industry Applications Conference, St Louis, Missouri, USA (1998) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
1997 Broadfoot AR, Betz RE, 'Prediction of power requirements for a longwall armored face conveyor', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL (1997)
DOI 10.1109/28.567081
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
1997 Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, 'Maximum torque control of a sensorless synchronous reluctance motor drive', IAS '97 - CONFERENCE RECORD OF THE 1997 IEEE INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE / THIRTY-SECOND IAS ANNUAL MEETING, VOLS 1-3, NEW ORLEANS, LA (1997)
Citations Scopus - 3
1997 Betz RE, Cook BJ, Henriksen SJ, 'A digital current controller for three phase voltage source inverters', IAS '97 - CONFERENCE RECORD OF THE 1997 IEEE INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE / THIRTY-SECOND IAS ANNUAL MEETING, VOLS 1-3, NEW ORLEANS, LA (1997)
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 13
1996 Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, Platt D, 'Sensorless vector controller for a synchronous reluctance motor', IAS '96 - CONFERENCE RECORD OF THE 1996 IEEE INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE, THIRTY-FIRST IAS ANNUAL MEETING, VOLS 1-4, SAN DIEGO, CA (1996)
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
1996 Broadfoot AR, Betz RE, 'Control problems in armored face conveyors for Longwall mines', IAS '96 - CONFERENCE RECORD OF THE 1996 IEEE INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE, THIRTY-FIRST IAS ANNUAL MEETING, VOLS 1-4, SAN DIEGO, CA (1996)
1996 Broadfoot AR, Betz RE, 'New control strategies for Longwall armored face conveyors', IAS '96 - CONFERENCE RECORD OF THE 1996 IEEE INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE, THIRTY-FIRST IAS ANNUAL MEETING, VOLS 1-4, SAN DIEGO, CA (1996)
Citations Web of Science - 1
1995 Broadfoot AR, Betz RE, 'Prediction of power requirements for a longwall armored face conveyor', IAS '95 - CONFERENCE RECORD OF THE 1995 IEEE INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE/THIRTIETH IAS ANNUAL MEETING, VOLS 1-3, LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL (1995)
1994 BETZ RE, PENFOLD HB, NEWTON RW, 'LOCAL VECTOR CONTROL OF AN AC DRIVE SYSTEM LOAD SIMULATOR', PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRD IEEE CONFERENCE ON CONTROL APPLICATIONS, VOLS 1-3, IMOV STRATHCLYDE, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND (1994)
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 1
1994 NEWTON RW, BETZ RE, PENFOLD HB, 'A DYNAMIC DYNAMOMETER FOR TESTING VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES', IAS '94 - CONFERENCE RECORD OF THE 1994 INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE/TWENTY-NINTH IAS ANNUAL MEETING, VOLS 1-3, DENVER, CO (1994)
Citations Scopus - 3
1993 BETZ RE, LAGERQUIST R, MILLER TJE, MIDDLETON RH, 'CONTROL OF SYNCHRONOUS RELUCTANCE MACHINES', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, DEARBORN, MI (1993)
DOI 10.1109/28.259721
Citations Scopus - 79Web of Science - 60
Co-authors Richard Middleton
1992 BETZ RE, MOYLAN PJ, SCIACCA LJ, 'CONTROL ENVIRONMENT IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES - WITH CASE-STUDIES', ALGORITHMS AND ARCHITECTURES FOR REAL-TIME CONTROL (KOREA, 1992), SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (1992)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 28
Total funding $2,492,265

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20131 grants / $177,333

DC Motor Duty Meter Prototype - Stage 3$177,333

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Galina Mirzaeva, Doctor Steve Mitchell, Professor Robert Betz, Doctor Terrence Summers
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200841
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

20122 grants / $93,490

Teaching Relief - Berretta$50,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Betz, Associate Professor Regina Berretta
Scheme Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic Women
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101203
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Control of Converters in Distributed Generation Systems$43,490

Funding body: CRCMining

Funding body CRCMining
Project Team Doctor Terrence Summers, Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200690
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

20102 grants / $524,800

Improved design and control of brushless doubly-fed reluctance machine generators for wind power applications$310,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Betz, Dr David Dorrell
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0189978
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

DC Motor Duty Meter Extension - Stage 2$214,800

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Galina Mirzaeva, Doctor Terrence Summers, Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1200842
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

20091 grants / $20,986

Control of Multilevel H-Bridge Converters$20,986

Funding body: CRCMining

Funding body CRCMining
Project Team Doctor Terrence Summers, Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190038
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

20072 grants / $178,000

DC Motor Duty Meter$158,000

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Galina Mirzaeva, Professor Robert Betz, Doctor Terrence Summers, Doctor Colin Coates
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187375
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Control of H-Bridge Multilevel STATCOMs Under Unbalanced Conditions$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187178
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20042 grants / $323,509

A high performance, robust and sensorless natural field oriented controller for induction machine drives$195,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0182795
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Multilevel converters$128,509

Funding body: AmpControl Pty Ltd

Funding body AmpControl Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Robert Betz, Mr G Kirk
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0182780
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20031 grants / $374,202

Multilevel converters$374,202

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Betz, Mr G Kirk
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182779
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20021 grants / $12,504

Control of emitted noise from switched reluctance drives using shunted piezoelectric transducers$12,504

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Reza Moheimani, Doctor Colin Coates, Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181289
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20012 grants / $341,113

Design and Sensorless Control of Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines$172,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Betz, Dr Milutin Jovanovic
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179238
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Instantaneous Power Control of AC Machines$169,113

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Betz, Professor Rick Middleton, Dr Brian Cook
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179249
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20003 grants / $122,716

Improved Soft Starter for Induction Machines$60,803

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Betz, Doctor Colin Coates, Dr Brian Cook
Scheme Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178630
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Improved Soft Starter for Induction Machines. 2000 SPIRT PARTNER.$59,413

Funding body: Zener Electrical (Newcastle) Pty Ltd

Funding body Zener Electrical (Newcastle) Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Robert Betz, Doctor Colin Coates, Dr Brian Cook
Scheme SPIRT Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179333
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

IEEE-IAS Annual Meeting and World Congress on the Applications of Electrical Energy, Italy 8 - 12 October 2000$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180188
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19991 grants / $2,351

European Power Electronics Conference, Switzerland, 7-9 September 1999$2,351

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0179100
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19981 grants / $11,500

PWM rectifier based inverter test system for variable speed drive applications.$11,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Betz, Gerard Ledwich
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177371
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19972 grants / $172,000

Control of Brushless Doubly-fed Induction and Reluctance Machines.$164,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176141
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

PWM rectifier based inverter test system for variable speed drive applications$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176617
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19961 grants / $9,500

Dynamic dynamometer$9,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0175680
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19952 grants / $11,209

Dynamic Dynamometer Systems$9,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0174968
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, Florida USA, 8-12/10/95$2,209

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175947
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19943 grants / $106,052

94,95GRANT. High Performance Synchronous Reluctance Motor Drives$91,052

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Betz, Dr D Platt
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0172906
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Switched Reluctance Machine Experimental System$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174729
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Software kernels for real-time applications$5,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Aprof PETER Moylan, Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Small Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174816
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

19931 grants / $11,000

Synchronous Reluctance Machine Experimental System$11,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0172766
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed5
Current6

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.65
PhD1.25

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Masters Control of Multilevel Converters for HVDC
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Control of Grid Connected Power Electronic Devices
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 Masters A Novel Electric Drive Design For Mining Application
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Grid Connected Power Electronic Devices
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 Masters Control of Grid-Connected Devices
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Modelling of Earth Potential Rise in Transmission Systems
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Enhanced Power Frequency Droop Control for Microgrids
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Control and Modulation Strategies for a Multi-level H-bridge StatCom
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Modelling and Control of Inverter Sources within a Low Voltage Distributed Generation System
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Power Transformer Modelling to Support the Interpretation of Frequency Response Analysis
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2006 PhD Instantaneous Power Control of Induction Machines
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Professor Robert Betz

Position

Professor
Power Electronics, Machines and Variable Speed Drives
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Details

Email robert.betz@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6091
Mobile 0419249948
Fax (02) 4921 6993

Office

Room EAG16
Building Engineering A
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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