In general this laboratory aims for the fusion of the
electrical energy and mechanical motion by electronic
tools. They may call it "Mechatronics", but
we wish to propose somewhat different
concept, Motionelectronics -
through our research activities.
The fundamentals are power electronics, actuator, and
digital control. The tentative future targets are a new electric
vehicle and a new biped walking robot.
|Current Research Topics|
1. new power converter for FCEV (Fuel-Cell EV) using SiC devices
2. Wireless Inverter
3. Soft Switching Inverter
7. one leg jumping robot (KEN-2)
8. two leg running robot (MARI-3)
9. contactless power supply for Shinkansen
12. Matching filter
14. other projects
|Past Major Projects|
7. converter with communication capability
8. evaluation of IGBT switching characteristics for EV applications
9. very low speed sensor-less rotor speed estimation of induction machines
10. digital redesign
11. neural oscillator for biped walking pattern generation
12. negative inductance
13. digital control of PWM inverter
14. disturbance observer with a sliding mode control
15. linear and plane type Piezo-electric actuators
|Grants and Contracts|
The laboratory has been receiving continuous support
from Government, industries and University.
The average research fund was/is $200,000 (1993-1998),
$400,000 (1999-2001), $200,000(2002-3),$300,000 (2004) and $200,000(2005-8).
You can receive the MSEE and PhD degrees from YNU,
if you first pass the entrance examinations,
and second earn the required credits and finally
finish the required thesis. This laboratory can provide
an opportunity for a very few foreign students to
have a scholarship of Japanese Government.
Presently we have
two doctoral students from Turkey and China (as of 2008/10).
Six students from
Tunisia, France, Korea, Brazil(2) and China
already finished their degrees.
They received the Mombukagakusho scholarship.
|Alumni Employment Status|