Associate Professor Terrence Summers

Associate Professor Terrence Summers

Associate Professor

School of Engineering (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

Terrence (Terry) J. Summers was a late starter to academia after a 12 year career with the Royal Australian Air Force. He graduated from the University of Newcastle, Australia, with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Hons. 1 and the University Medal) and a Ph.D. also in Electrical Engineering  in 2006. Dr. Summers is currently an ongoing teaching and research academic in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing. Dr Summers' teaching expertise has covered the full range of Electrical Engineering from introductory digital electronics in first year to advanced power electronics and drives. 

Dr. Summers' research has primarily been concerned with the application of power electronics to electric machines, power systems and renewable energy systems. He has made fundamental contributions to the control of multilevel converters and their application to photovoltaic systems and power system, power quality.

Dr. Summers has had close and ongoing collaborations with industry and government including mining houses, OEMs, CSIRO and Defence. He has published over 100 scientific journal and conference publications and is a member of the IEEE and Engineers Australia.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Associate Diploma in Engineering (Electrical Eng), Hunter Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • electrical engineering
  • industrial electronics
  • multilevel converters
  • renewable energy systems

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
400803 Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics) 10
400805 Electrical energy transmission, networks and systems 40
400806 Electrical machines and drives 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
2/3/1998 - 4/4/2001 Electronics Engineer Royal Australian Airforce
Australia
12/7/1990 - 2/3/1998 Avionics Technician Royal Australian Airforce
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (12 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Pawlik B, Woodhouse DJ, Summers TJ, 'Propagation Along a Thin Insulated Conductor Parallel to Interfacing Homogeneous Half-Spaces', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY, 62 2065-2075 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TEMC.2020.2965156
Co-authors D Woodhouse
2018 Pawlik B, Woodhouse D, Summers TJ, 'Propagation Along Thin Conductors Parallel to Interfacing Homogeneous Half-Spaces (vol 60, pg 266, 2018)', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY, 60 2076-2076 (2018)
DOI 10.1109/TEMC.2018.2840178
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors D Woodhouse
2018 Pawlik B, Woodhouse D, Summers TJ, 'Propagation Along Thin Conductors Parallel to Interfacing Homogeneous Half-Spaces', IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, 60 266-275 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TEMC.2017.2689793
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors D Woodhouse
2018 Nichols P, Summers TJ, 'Evaluation of Length, Dependent Earth Return Transmission-Line Parameters for Overhead Conductors in the Quasistatic Range', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER DELIVERY, 33 1589-1598 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TPWRD.2017.2743705
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2015 Townsend CD, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Phase-Shifted Carrier Modulation Techniques for Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Converters', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, 62 6684-6696 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TIE.2015.2442516
Citations Scopus - 59Web of Science - 51
Co-authors Robert Betz
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 - 55Web of Science - 48
Co-authors Robert Betz
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 - 115Web of Science - 105
Co-authors Robert Betz
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 - 103Web of Science - 89
Co-authors Robert Betz
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
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Robert Betz
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 - 85Web of Science - 71
Co-authors Robert Betz
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 - 9Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Robert Betz, Galina Mirzaeva
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 - 77Web of Science - 61
Co-authors Robert Betz
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Conference (94 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Jiang J, Coates C, Summers T, 'Accurate reactive power sharing in renewable-prioritized islanded microgrids', 2019 21st European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2019 ECCE Europe, Genova, Italy (2019) [E1]
DOI 10.23919/EPE.2019.8915529
Co-authors Colin Coates
2019 Blagojevic M, Summers T, Betz R, 'Modelling the simultaneous impact of six disruptive technologies on steady state operating parameters of distribution power systems', 2019 29th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2019, Nadi, Fiji (2019) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AUPEC48547.2019.211833
Co-authors Robert Betz
2019 Sun K, Summers T, Janghorban S, Torresan H, 'Modelling multi-phase, low-speed permanent magnet machines for maritime propulsion applications', 2019 29th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2019, Nadi, Fiji (2019) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AUPEC48547.2019.211838
2019 Sykes RL, Summers TJ, Starkey C, 'Silicon carbide converters as a learning tool for final year engineering students', 2019 29th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2019, Nadi, Fiji (2019) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AUPEC48547.2019.211922
2018 Sun KW, Summers TJ, Coates CE, 'Oscillating Power Minimization in Cascaded H-bridge Converter with Phase-Shifted Carrier PWM', 2018 20TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON POWER ELECTRONICS AND APPLICATIONS (EPE'18 ECCE EUROPE), Riga, LATVIA (2018) [E1]
Co-authors Colin Coates
2018 Wong CA, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Cranney JA, 'Virtual Oscillator Controller Optimisation Using Low-Bandwidth Communication', 7th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2018, Paris, France (2018) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ICRERA.2018.8566874
Co-authors Robert Betz
2018 Davison M, Cranney J, Summers T, Townsend CD, 'Decentralised Energy Market for Implementation into the Intergrid Concept - Part 2: Integrated System', 7th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2018, Paris, France (2018) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ICRERA.2018.8566719
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2018 Davison M, Cranney J, Summers T, Townsend CD, 'Decentralised Energy Market for Implementation into the Intergrid Concept Part I: Isolated System', 7th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2018, Paris, France (2018) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ICRERA.2018.8566753
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
2018 Sun K, Summers T, Coates C, 'Current Ripple Reduction for Cascaded H-bridge Converter with Phase-Shifted Carrier PWM', 2018 IEEE 4th Southern Power Electronics Conference, SPEC 2018, Singapore (2018) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/SPEC.2018.8635918
Co-authors Colin Coates
2018 Stringfellow JD, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Control of the modular multilevel converters for reduced switching frequency PWM operation', Proceedings - 2017 IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference, SPEC 2017 (2018)

The Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) is becoming a favoured topology for high voltage applications due to its performance, flexibility in control and its modular and scalable de... [more]

The Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) is becoming a favoured topology for high voltage applications due to its performance, flexibility in control and its modular and scalable design which allow it to be used over a wide variety of system voltage levels and power ratings. The converter consists of a number of cascaded half bridge cells with isolated capacitors to make up an upper and lower arm in each phase. A low switching frequency Pulse Width Modulation(PWM) scheme utilising a heuristic model predictive controller is introduced and then a modified method presented. The modified method uses forward prediction of the converter arm current zero crossings to further reduce the device switching frequency. Computer simulation results are then presented to confirm the control scheme operation.

DOI 10.1109/SPEC.2017.8333609
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Robert Betz
2018 Davison MJ, Summers TJ, Townsend CD, 'A review of the distributed generation landscape, key limitations of traditional microgrid concept & possible solution using an enhanced microgrid architecture', Proceedings - 2017 IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference, SPEC 2017 (2018)

This paper briefly discusses the adverse effects of wide-spread distributed generation (DG), the inability of the conventional network structure to incorporate large penetration l... [more]

This paper briefly discusses the adverse effects of wide-spread distributed generation (DG), the inability of the conventional network structure to incorporate large penetration levels of distributed generation and the need for distributed generation sources to be incorporated into the electricity market. The microgrid concept is evaluated as a potential solution, alleviating the stochastic fluctuations in demand and generation seen by the network. An enhanced microgrid design, one which replaces the conventional static transfer switch with a bidirectional power controller is discussed and the potential gains from such a system are examined and a new network architecture is considered through the hierarchical scaling of the enhanced microgrid design. It is shown that this advanced architecture possesses the advantages of the traditional microgrid, provides additional functionality (dynamic decoupling, controlled energy exchange, hierarchical scaling, etc), facilitates the connection of large penetration levels of DG and enables the incorporation of end-users into the electricity market; two of the largest impediments to the wide-spread uptake of renewable energy.

DOI 10.1109/SPEC.2017.8333563
Citations Scopus - 7
2018 Sun KW, Summers TJ, Coates CE, 'Evaluation of peak-to-peak current ripple of phase shifted carrier PWM multilevel cascaded H-bridge converters', Proceedings - 2017 IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference, SPEC 2017 (2018)

The Phase Shifted Carrier Pulse Width Modulation (PSC-PWM) technique is a commonly used modulation strategy for multilevel converters. The PSC-PWM technique offers great performan... [more]

The Phase Shifted Carrier Pulse Width Modulation (PSC-PWM) technique is a commonly used modulation strategy for multilevel converters. The PSC-PWM technique offers great performance advantages such as equal switch utilization, equal DC link utilization and harmonic benefits. With any PWM converters or modulation strategies, current ripple is inevitably generated and should be minimized. In particular, the peak-to-peak current ripple plays an adverse role in power converters, if ignored the current ripple would deteriorate the performance of the converter and damage the switching devices if the ripple exceeds the operating current limit of the device. This paper offers a novel approach for evaluating the peak-to-peak current ripple of a PSC-PWM Multilevel Cascaded H-Bridge (MLCHB). It is shown that the proposed method can determine the peak-to-peak current ripple of the standard PSC-PWM as well as with common-mode injected modulation. A comparison is made between two MLCHB converters with different number of H-bridge cells and modulation indexes. Lastly simulation results of the proposed method are provided.

DOI 10.1109/SPEC.2017.8333588
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Colin Coates
2018 Davison M, Summers T, Townsend CD, 'Decentralised Master-Slave Control of Intergrids', 2018 IEEE 4th Southern Power Electronics Conference, SPEC 2018, Singapore (2018) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/SPEC.2018.8635935
2017 Sun KW, Summers TJ, Coates CE, 'Evaluation of Peak-to-Peak Current Ripple of Phase Shifted Carrier PWM Multilevel Cascaded H-Bridge Converters', 2017 IEEE SOUTHERN POWER ELECTRONICS CONFERENCE (SPEC), Puerto Varas, CHILE (2017)
Citations Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Colin Coates
2017 Sun KW, Summers TJ, Coates CE, Starkey CJ, 'Implementation of a Multilevel Cascaded H-Bridge Drive for an Ironless Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Motor for Electric Vehicle Applications', 2017 19TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON POWER ELECTRONICS AND APPLICATIONS (EPE'17 ECCE EUROPE), Warsaw, POLAND (2017) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Colin Coates
2017 Stringfellow JD, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Control of the Modular Multilevel Converters for reduced switching frequency PWM operation', 2017 IEEE SOUTHERN POWER ELECTRONICS CONFERENCE (SPEC), Puerto Varas, CHILE (2017)
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Robert Betz
2017 Davison MJ, Summers TJ, Townsend CD, 'A Review of the Distributed Generation Landscape, Key Limitations of Traditional Microgrid Concept & Possible Solution Using an Enhanced Microgrid Architecture', 2017 IEEE SOUTHERN POWER ELECTRONICS CONFERENCE (SPEC), Puerto Varas, CHILE (2017)
Citations Web of Science - 4
2017 Pawlik B, Woodhouse DJ, Summers TJ, 'Power system earth return impedance and the complex ground return plane approximation', Melbourne, VIC, Australia (2017) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AUPEC.2017.8282499
Co-authors D Woodhouse
2016 Sun KW, Summers TJ, Coates CE, 'Ironless axial flux permanent magnet motor control with multilevel cascaded H-bridge converter for electric vehicle applications', 2016 IEEE 2nd Annual Southern Power Electronics Conference, SPEC 2016, Auckland, NZ (2016) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/SPEC.2016.7846107
Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Colin Coates
2016 Stringfellow JD, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Control of the modular multilevel converter as a photovoltaic interface under unbalanced irradiance conditions with MPPT of each PV array', 2016 IEEE 2nd Annual Southern Power Electronics Conference, SPEC 2016, Auckland, New Zealand (2016) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/SPEC.2016.7846123
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Robert Betz
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) [E1]

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
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Robert Betz
2015 Foyster JE, Summers TJ, 'A novel approach to testing live earthing systems', 2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2015 (2015) [E1]

During a fault on the power grid, earthing systems operate to contain the energy keeping people and equipment safe. Unfortunately, these systems can fail and create hazards when t... [more]

During a fault on the power grid, earthing systems operate to contain the energy keeping people and equipment safe. Unfortunately, these systems can fail and create hazards when the resistance is too high, as a result of improper design, installation or maintenance. Regular on-site testing of earthing grids is essential to prevent these situations. The most commonly used method to test earthing grids is accurate and reliable, but only for installations with low background noise, a limited number of feeders and a low system impedance. These limitations have motivated research into improvements in testing equipment. A robust current controlled inverter is introduced for use in high noise earthing system tests. This equipment was tested on-site, demonstrating improvements in noise rejection and stability. These improvements had little impact on the accurate measurement of small test signals elsewhere in the test. For this aspect, a current measurement strategy involving destructive interference, filtering and phase locked loops is also proposed and implemented.

DOI 10.1109/ECCE.2015.7309994
2015 Marks ND, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Phase shifted maximum power point tracking in a cascaded H-Bridge photovoltaic power system', 2015 17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE-ECCE Europe 2015 (2015) [E1]

Multilevel Cascaded H-Bridge (CHB) converters have attractive features for the implementation of large scale photovoltaic systems. They can be directly connected to high voltages ... [more]

Multilevel Cascaded H-Bridge (CHB) converters have attractive features for the implementation of large scale photovoltaic systems. They can be directly connected to high voltages and the multilevel voltage synthesis reduces the harmonic distortion introduced. In addition, they have individual DC links ideal for connecting photovoltaic arrays. Existing high performance voltage balancing techniques can also be adapted to integrate Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT). This paper considers the impact of Perturb and Observe Maximum Power Point Tracking on the performance of a 19 level three phase CHB converter and proposes the new method of Phase Shifted Perturb and Observe Maximum Power Point Tracking.

DOI 10.1109/EPE.2015.7309294
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Robert Betz
2015 Stringfellow JD, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'A new arm voltage balancing technique for the control of modular multilevel converters', IECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (2015) [E1]

The Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) is a relatively new converter topology which has been favoured for high voltage DC transmission due to its performance, flexibility in contr... [more]

The Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) is a relatively new converter topology which has been favoured for high voltage DC transmission due to its performance, flexibility in control and its modular and scalable design which allow it to be used over a wide variety of system voltage levels and power ratings. The converter consists of a number of cascaded half bridge cells with isolated capacitors to make up an upper and lower arm in each phase. A control requirement of these converters is to maintain voltage balance between all capacitors in the converter. This paper proposes a new arm voltage balancing method to maintain capacitor voltage balance with largely varying arm powers while maintaining AC and DC output performance. The proposed technique is confirmed in computer simulation.

DOI 10.1109/IECON.2015.7392448
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Robert Betz
2015 Marks ND, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Current sensorless maximum power point tracking in a cascaded h-bridge photovoltaic power system', 2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2015 (2015) [E1]

Multilevel Cascaded H-Bridge (CHB) converters have attractive features for the implementation of large scale photovoltaic systems. They can be directly connected to high voltages ... [more]

Multilevel Cascaded H-Bridge (CHB) converters have attractive features for the implementation of large scale photovoltaic systems. They can be directly connected to high voltages and the multilevel voltage synthesis reduces the harmonic distortion introduced. In addition, they have individual DC links ideal for connecting photovoltaic arrays. Existing high performance voltage balancing techniques can also be adapted to integrate Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT). However, MPPT schemes typically require a measurement of the generated photovoltaic power to operate, leading to a significant number of current sensors in a multilevel system. This paper considers a 19 level three-phase CHB converter photovoltaic power system without sensing the photovoltaic array current for MPPT. The converter control strategy is used to infer the information necessary for the MPPT algorithms to operate. Simulation results are presented to demonstrate the performance of the proposed implementation of MPPT.

DOI 10.1109/ECCE.2015.7310565
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Robert Betz
2014 Marks ND, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Reactive power requirements for cascaded H-Bridge photovoltaic systems', IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference) (2014)

Cascaded H-Bridge (CHB) multilevel converters provide a number of attractive features for photovoltaic (PV) power systems. They have high quality output waveforms, high efficiency... [more]

Cascaded H-Bridge (CHB) multilevel converters provide a number of attractive features for photovoltaic (PV) power systems. They have high quality output waveforms, high efficiency and the ability to incorporate multiple Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) schemes. This paper investigates the ability of the CHB PV system to export maximum power for different configurations of PV arrays among the H-Bridges. It is shown that there is a minimum number of H-Bridges required to have PV arrays to ensure the maximum power is extracted without reactive power compensation. Reactive power must be injected or absorbed to extract maximum power when the minimum number is not reached. Simulation and experimental results are presented to validate the investigation.

DOI 10.1109/IECON.2014.7048810
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Robert Betz
2014 Marks ND, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Control of a 19 level cascaded H-bridge multilevel converter photovoltaic system', 2014 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2014 (2014)

Multilevel Cascaded H-Bridge (CHB) converters have attractive features for the implementation of large scale photovoltaic systems. They can be directly connected to high voltages ... [more]

Multilevel Cascaded H-Bridge (CHB) converters have attractive features for the implementation of large scale photovoltaic systems. They can be directly connected to high voltages and the multilevel voltage synthesis reduces the harmonic distortion introduced. In addition, they have individual DC links ideal for connecting photovoltaic arrays. Existing high performance voltage balancing techniques can also be adapted to integrate Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT). This paper considers a 19 level three-phase CHB converter with photovoltaic arrays supplying power. The structure and control of the system is presented, which shows that the DC link voltages can be individually controlled according to MPPT demands, negating the need for DC/DC converters. The system also maintains balanced output currents for power transfer to the grid. Simulation and experimental results are presented that validate the operation of the system.

DOI 10.1109/ECCE.2014.6953705
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Robert Betz
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
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Robert Betz
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 - 17
Co-authors Robert Betz
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
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Robert Betz
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
Co-authors Robert Betz
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
Co-authors Robert Betz
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
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Robert Betz
2013 Foyster JE, Summers TJ, Woodhouse DJ, Palmer S, 'Design and construction of a power electronics based current injection unit to improve the accuracy of earthing system tests', 2013 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2013, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AUPEC.2013.6725467
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors D Woodhouse
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]
Co-authors Robert Betz
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 - 19
Co-authors Robert Betz, Galina Mirzaeva
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]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Robert Betz
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 - 71Web of Science - 51
Co-authors Robert Betz
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]
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors Robert Betz
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]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Robert Betz
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]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Robert Betz
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]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Robert Betz
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]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Robert Betz
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 - 8
Co-authors Robert Betz
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
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Robert Betz
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]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Robert Betz
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]
Co-authors Robert Betz, Galina Mirzaeva
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]
Co-authors Robert Betz, Galina Mirzaeva
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 - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Robert Betz
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]
Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Robert Betz
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]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Robert Betz
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, Robert Betz, Galina Mirzaeva
2010 Rowe CN, Fang L, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'The windro skyscraper: A concept', 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference:, Christchurch, NZ (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Robert Betz
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]
Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Robert Betz
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]
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Robert Betz
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]
Co-authors Robert Betz
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
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Robert Betz, Galina Mirzaeva
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 - 14
Co-authors Robert Betz
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 - 7
Co-authors Robert Betz
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 - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Robert Betz
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
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Robert Betz, Galina Mirzaeva
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
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors James Welsh, Galina Mirzaeva, Robert Betz
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 - 4
Co-authors Robert Betz, Galina Mirzaeva
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]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Robert Betz, Galina Mirzaeva
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]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Robert Betz, Galina Mirzaeva
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
Citations Scopus - 7
Co-authors Robert Betz, Galina Mirzaeva
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 - 8
Co-authors Robert Betz, Galina Mirzaeva
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 - 5
Co-authors Galina Mirzaeva, Robert Betz
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]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Robert Betz, Galina Mirzaeva
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]
Citations Scopus - 49
Co-authors Robert Betz, Galina Mirzaeva
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]
Co-authors Galina Mirzaeva, Robert Betz
2009 Townsend C, Rowe C, Summers T, Wylie T, 'Predictive current control of an active harmonic filter', Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2009)

Voltage and current harmonics can have various deleterious effects on the entire power system, from residential households to power utilities. The onus to correct these harmonic p... [more]

Voltage and current harmonics can have various deleterious effects on the entire power system, from residential households to power utilities. The onus to correct these harmonic problems lies dually with the end user and the power utilities. Active harmonic filters (AHFs) are one solution that can ensure the supply of clean power to end users in a distributed system. Research into AHFs has become an area of growing interest in the recent years. This is due to the increased use of non-linear loads, coupled with greater demand for electricity in general. This paper outlines the development of simulations and low voltage modelling of a pure AHF. The filter is composed of a three-phase inverter direct-connected in shunt with the load and a microcontroller used to implement the control strategy. The control algorithm and filtering are performed in the dq rotating reference frame. This implementation attempts to improve the control scheme proposed by Akagi et al (2007a) for pure AHFs. The output stages ofAkagi's control scheme are replaced with a predictive current controller with space vector modulation. Simulation and experimental results are provided to support the findings of this paper. © Institution of Engineers Australia, 2009.

DOI 10.1080/1448837X.2009.11464246
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]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Robert Betz
2008 Townsend C, Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Wylie T, 'Predictive current control of an active harmonic filter', AUPEC '08 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference 2008, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
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 - 2
Co-authors Robert Betz
2008 Aguilera Echeverria RP, Quevedo DE, Summers TJ, Lezana P, 'Predictive control algorithm robustness for achieving fault tolerance in multicell converters', Proceedings: IECON 2008: 34th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2008), Orlando, FL (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/iecon.2008.4758489
Citations Scopus - 14
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
Citations Scopus - 24
Co-authors Robert Betz
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]
Co-authors Robert Betz, Galina Mirzaeva
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]
Co-authors Robert Betz
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
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Robert Betz
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]
Citations Scopus - 39
Co-authors Robert Betz
2007 Nichols P, Spoor D, Gangopadhyay R, Summers T, 'A practical comparison of a 132kV cable energisation with ATP modelling techniques', 2007 AUSTRALASIAN UNIVERSITIES POWER ENGINEERING, VOLS 1-2, Curtin Univ Technol, Perth, AUSTRALIA (2007)
Citations Web of Science - 2
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]
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors Robert Betz
2007 Nichols P, Spoor R, Gagngopadhyay R, Summers TJ, 'A practical comparison of a 132kV cable energisation with ATP modelling techniques', 2007 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference. AUPEC '07. Proceedings, Perth, W.A. (2007) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 3
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 Robert Betz, Graham Goodwin
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 - 101Web of Science - 70
Co-authors Robert Betz
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]
Co-authors Robert Betz
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]
Co-authors Robert Betz
2004 Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Instantaneous power control of induction machines- robustness issues', CD ROM, Riga (2004) [E1]
Co-authors Robert Betz
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]
Co-authors Robert Betz
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 - 8Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Robert Betz
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]
Co-authors Robert Betz
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 - 15Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Robert Betz
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 - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Robert Betz
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 21
Total funding $2,247,318

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20192 grants / $716,097

Motor Performance – Model Development and Validation $698,597

Funding body: Defence Science and Technology Group

Funding body Defence Science and Technology Group
Project Team Associate Professor Terrence Summers, Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1901290
Type Of Funding C2200 - Aust Commonwealth – Other
Category 2200
UON Y

INT - 0592 & Study into the effects of voltage supply imbalance in high-phase number, low-speed maritime propulsion motors their drives$17,500

Funding body: University of Melbourne

Funding body University of Melbourne
Project Team Associate Professor Terrence Summers, Mr Kevin Sun, Mr Kevin Sun
Scheme AMSI Australian Postgraduate Research Internships
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1900458
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

20173 grants / $72,000

Wearable non contact voltage detection$41,000

Funding body: Morris Technology Group

Funding body Morris Technology Group
Project Team Associate Professor Terrence Summers
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1700460
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Integration of Renewable Energy Technologies into Existing Energy$21,000

Funding body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Funding body CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Project Team Associate Professor Terrence Summers, Dr Glenn Platt, Mr Matthew Davison
Scheme Postgraduate Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1700890
Type Of Funding C2200 - Aust Commonwealth – Other
Category 2200
UON Y

To develop applications to predict power transmission line earth return impedance.$10,000

Funding body: The Peak Group Pty Ltd

Funding body The Peak Group Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Terrence Summers
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701020
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

20162 grants / $100,000

Power transmission line earth return impedance and its interactions with third party built environments$50,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Associate Professor Terrence Summers, Darren Woodhouse
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600554
Type Of Funding C2100 - Aust Commonwealth – Own Purpose
Category 2100
UON Y

Power transmission line earth return impedance and its interactions with third party built environments$50,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Associate Professor Terrence Summers, Darren Woodhouse
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600624
Type Of Funding C2100 - Aust Commonwealth – Own Purpose
Category 2100
UON Y

20151 grants / $60,000

CRC for Mining Management and Research Projects$60,000

Funding body: CRC Mining

Funding body CRC Mining
Project Team Professor Robert Betz, Associate Professor Terrence Summers
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1201058
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

20132 grants / $213,333

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

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Associate Professor Galina Mirzaeva, Doctor Steve Mitchell, Professor Robert Betz, Associate Professor Terrence Summers
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1200841
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

Scholarship top-up for J Foyster$36,000

Funding body: Safearth Consulting

Funding body Safearth Consulting
Project Team Miss Jessica Foyster, Associate Professor Terrence Summers
Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1300629
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20125 grants / $650,402

Facility for Characterization of Engineered Microelectromechanical Systems$300,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Reza Moheimani, Professor Erich Kisi, Scientia Professor Ian Petersen, Professor Gursel Alici, Dr Elanor Huntington, Dr Sam Behrens, Associate Professor Charles Harb, Dr Hermanshu Pota, Associate Professor Weihua Li, Associate Professor James Welsh, Associate Professor Terrence Summers
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100803
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Facility for Characterization of Engineered Microelectromechanical Systems$200,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Reza Moheimani, Professor Erich Kisi, Associate Professor James Welsh, Associate Professor Terrence Summers
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100690
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Facility for Characterization of Engineered Microelectromechanical Systems$53,621

Funding body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Funding body CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Project Team Professor Reza Moheimani, Professor Erich Kisi, Scientia Professor Ian Petersen, Professor Gursel Alici, Dr Elanor Huntington, Dr Sam Behrens, Associate Professor Charles Harb, Dr Hermanshu Pota, Associate Professor Weihua Li, Associate Professor James Welsh, Associate Professor Terrence Summers
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200708
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Facility for Characterization of Engineered Microelectromechanical Systems$53,291

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Reza Moheimani, Professor Erich Kisi, Scientia Professor Ian Petersen, Professor Gursel Alici, Dr Elanor Huntington, Dr Sam Behrens, Associate Professor Charles Harb, Dr Hermanshu Pota, Associate Professor Weihua Li, Associate Professor James Welsh, Associate Professor Terrence Summers
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200709
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Control of Converters in Distributed Generation Systems$43,490

Funding body: CRC Mining

Funding body CRC Mining
Project Team Associate Professor Terrence Summers, Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1200690
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

20101 grants / $214,800

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

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Associate Professor Galina Mirzaeva, Associate Professor Terrence Summers, Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200842
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

20093 grants / $60,986

Secure Grids - Application of Power Electronics and Advanced Control to Distributed Generation Systems and Microgrids$30,000

Funding body: CSIRO - Energy Technology

Funding body CSIRO - Energy Technology
Project Team Associate Professor Terrence Summers
Scheme Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000046
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Control of Multilevel H-Bridge Converters$20,986

Funding body: CRC Mining

Funding body CRC Mining
Project Team Associate Professor Terrence Summers, Professor Robert Betz
Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190038
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

Research in Power Electronics$10,000

Funding body: ResTech Pty Limited

Funding body ResTech Pty Limited
Project Team Associate Professor Terrence Summers
Scheme Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189943
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20072 grants / $159,700

DC Motor Duty Meter$158,000

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Associate Professor Galina Mirzaeva, Professor Robert Betz, Associate Professor Terrence Summers, Doctor Colin Coates
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0187375
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

12th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Aslborg Denmark, 2/9/2007 - 5/9/2007$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Terrence Summers
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188139
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed10
Current4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2019 PhD Integration of Large Penetrations of Distributed Generation at Distribution Level Voltages PhD (Electrical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2018 PhD Electromagnetic Wave Propagation Along Conductors Parallel to Interfacing Homogeneous Half Spaces PhD (Electrical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD The Impact of Emerging Technologies upon Australia's National Electricity Network PhD (Electrical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Control of Grid Connected Power Electronic Devices to Facilitate the Distributed Generation Future PhD (Electrical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 PhD Control Strategies in an Islanded Microgrid with High Penetration of Renewables PhD (Electrical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2021 Masters Non-Contact DC Voltage Detection Using Electric Field Sensing M Philosophy(Elec Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2020 PhD Integration of Distributed Renewable Energy into Existing Networks PhD (Electrical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2020 PhD Modulation Strategies of Multilevel Converters for Low Inductance Machines in Electric Vehicle Applications PhD (Electrical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2020 PhD Control and Modulation of the Modular Multilevel Converter under Unbalanced Cell Power Conditions PhD (Electrical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2018 PhD The Application of Length Dependent External Transmission Line Impedances to Power System Analysis PhD (Electrical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Control and Performance of a Cascaded H-Bridge Photovoltaic Power System PhD (Electrical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 Masters Measurement of Off-Frequency Signals During Live High Voltage Earthing System Testing M Philosophy(Elec Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Enhanced Power Frequency Droop Control for Microgrids PhD (Electrical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Control and Modulation Strategies for a Multi-level H-bridge StatCom PhD (Electrical Engineering), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
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Associate Professor Terrence Summers

Position

Associate Professor
School of Engineering
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Focus area

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Details

Email terry.summers@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 492 16022
Fax (02) 492 16993

Office

Room EAG.21
Building Engineering A Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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