Researchers at the Renewable Energy and Vehicular Technology (REVT) Laboratory raising the bar with the cutting edge and transformative technologies: An intelligent multi-port power electronics interface, permanent magnet-free compact electric drives, contactless motion and energy transfer, and fault resilient energy solutions. These ground breaking technologies apply the latest in advanced control, communication, and signal processing to optimal harvest, storage, and consumption of electricity in modern utility and vehicular platforms.
I am pleased to welcome you to the website of the REVT laboratory at UT-Dallas. The present website includes highlights of our recent research and past achievements. We look forward to sharing the details of our work, as well as our technologies of the past decade, with potential industrial and institutional collaborators. At UTD we dedicate our efforts to develop creative solutions to some of the most important scientific challenges which are facing our society. We can transfer our technology in the form of prototypes, technical reports, data, new graduates, seminars and short courses.
I invite you to explore our current work to obtain more information about establishing a working relationship with us.
Founding Director of REVT
News and Updates:
Our lab member Dr. Wei Wang has received the UT Dallas David Daniel Fellowship Award in recognition of his contributions related to power electronics and energy conversion research.
Best Presenter Award : A. Ranjbar, P. Shamsi, B. Fahimi, "power management in
multi-port power electronic interface (MPEI) based on on-line reliability
monitoring" APEC 2013.
Solar Chargers Built in REVT Are Deployed on Campus in January Prove Successful in Use With Electric Golf Carts (May,2013).read more....
Our Lab member Dr. Pourya Shamsi has accepted the tenure track assistant professor position at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (May,2013).
Dr.Babak Fahimi has been appointed as the Editor in Chief of PELS Newsletter (IEEE Power Electronics Society) (Feb , 2012).
Our website has opened a new section for FEA animations of various electric machines.< Enter>
Dr. Babak Fahimi has been selected as a distinguished speaker for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society in the area of Traction Motor Drives. (Jun 14, 2011)
Dr.Babak Fahimi has been invited to deliver a keynote speech at the IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference in September and a plenary speech at the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Expo in February. These are premier events for experts in electric propulsion and power electronics applications.(Aug 8, 2011) read more....
Dr. Babak Fahimi has been a Guest Editor for special section of IEEE P&E Magazine on Electrification of Transportation. (July, 2011) read more....
Distinguished seminar by Professor Ion Boldea
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Calculation of radial vibratoin in SRM drives
This video is demonstrating a method developed at REVT to calculate the radial vibration in SRM drives. In this method, only phase current/voltage and rotor position will be used as the input. In this demo, stator surface acceleration will be calculated and compared with the experimentally measured one. It shows the results have a very good match both in time and frequency domains.
Smart Hybrid Micro-grid based on Multiport Power Electroincs Interface
A hybrid smart grid based on MPEI has been designed and developed at the REVT lab. This smart grid utilizes both dc and ac distribution networks. Wireless ZigBee network is enabling wireless monitoring and control of each nano grid (agent).
Online State-of-Charge Estimation in the Forklift Battery
This video is demonstrating a project on the online state-of-charge(SOC) estimation in the forklift battery. The battery management system(BMS) uses the concept of impulse response to estimate the state-of-charge of the battery and then transfer the results via wireless communication devices—Zigbee which allows you remotely monitor the battery status. The video is going to show you the system setup and how the system works during online estimation.
The video is showing a research on Fault Tolerant Sensorless Operation of Double Stator Switched Reluctance Machine (DSSRM). The Demo is showing the DSSRM is running on position senslorless control while one or multiple phases are lost. But still the DSSRM is operational with the remaining phases.
The video is showing a research on position sensorless control of variable speed drive for linear swithced reluctance machine. The demo is showing the linear swithced reluctance machine running at different speed without position encoder. read more....
Initial Position Detection of PMSM with Sensorless Control
The video is showing an ongoing research on position sensorless control for initial position detection of PMSM. The demo is showing the PMSM starts with initial position detection without position encoder and then runs on Flux Oriented Control (FOC).
FEA Animations of different Electro Mechanical Energy Converters (EMECs)
REVT has been conducting researches on analysis and design of different Electro Mechanical Energy Converters (EMECs) and staying on cutting edge technologies. FEA animations of different EMECs have been shown on our website, the left animation is the field distribution of a working Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Machine.