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Herbert Hess, Ph.D., P.E.


Office: GJL 205
Phone: 208-885 4341
Email: hhess@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PO Box 441023
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1023

College of Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Professor

Campus Locations: Moscow


  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Power electronics
    • electric machines and drives
    • power quality
  • Biography

    View Herb Hess' Web site for additional information about his research.

  • Selected Publications
    • Baggu, Murali Mohan, and H. Hess, “Evaluation of an Existing Thermal Model of an Induction Motor and its Further Application to an Advanced Cooling Topology,” IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, Antalya, Turkey, May 2007, accepted for presentation.
    • Lu, Y., H. Hess, and B. Johnson, “An Optimized Space-Vector Modulation Method for 3phase-3phase Matrix Converter,” IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, Antalya, Turkey, May 2007, accepted for presentation.
    • Lu, Y., H. Hess, and D. Edwards, “Adaptive Control of an Ultracapacitor Energy Storage System for Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, Antalya, Turkey, May 2007, accepted for presentation.
    • Velpuri, A., E. Cegnar, J. Law, E. Muljadi, and H. Hess, “AC / DC / AC Converter Modulation Strategy With Natural Zero-Sequence Rejection Using Only One Six-Switch Inverter Module, IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, Antalya, Turkey, May 2007, accepted for presentation.
    • Anderson, P., M. Braley, K. Buck, H. Hess, and T. Windley, “Accurate Cryochamber For A Small Laboratory With Small Budget,” ASEE 2007 Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2007, accepted for publication.
  • Research Projects

    My research is in the area of power electronic converters, great and small. These range from projects in wind turbine converters to motor drives to small power supplies to microbattery chargers. Each system has a need for converting power into a different form or level. Power electronics is often the preferred means to do this.

    Ongoing projects are the following:

    • Power conversion circuits in CMOS SOI
    • High voltage CMOS silicon on insulator (SOI) switching devices
    • Hybrid electric vehicle power conversion and drive systems
    • Modeling and design of protection for matrix converters
    • Innovative and compact battery chargers and monitors
    • Distributed power generation and electronic conversion: wind, water, fuel cell, solar, flywheel
    • Power quality
  • Outreach Projects
    • UPS battery cycle extension
    • Submarine propulsion power: motor drives, instrumentation, quality of shipboard and shore power, battery charging
    • Power conversion circuits in CMOS SOI
    • High voltage CMOS silicon on insulator (SOI) switching devices
    • Hybrid electric vehicle power conversion and drive systems
    • Modeling and design of protection for matrix converters
    • Innovative and compact battery chargers and monitors
    • Distributed power generation and electronic conversion: wind, water, fuel cell, solar, flywheel
    • Power quality

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