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Dr Andrew Cross

A Cross

Lecturer

Phone number
+44 (0)121 204 3731

Email
a.m.cross@aston.ac.uk

Room number
NW 417

Teaching activity
Foundation degree in Power Systems

Profile
Lecturer with research interests in power electronics, converters and power electronic systems

Qualifications & Education 

  • BSc (Hons) Leeds University.

  • MSc Power Electronics & Drives, Birmingham University

  • PhD High Power Factor Converters for Aerospace Applications, Birmingham University

 Employment 

  • GEC Industrial Controls

  • Alstom Power Conversion

  • Ultra Electronics

  • Areva T&D

  • Birmingham University – Research Fellow

  • Manchester University - Lecturer

Teaching activity
Foundation degree program

Research interests
All aspects of power electronics, in particular converter topologies, modelling and simulation of power electronic systems, more electric transport, power quality and stability, motor drives and HVDC networks.

Recent research funding
 

CASE award (EPSRC) Alstom Grid:

Multi-Level Power Electronic Converters for HVDC Applications

 CASE award (EPSRC) Central Networks:

Power Electronic Converters for Smart Grid LV Networks


PhD Supervision
Available to supervise PhD students

Membership of Professional Bodies
MIET, MIEEE, CEng


Selected publications
Recent publications include:


Recent publications include:
  • A. Baghramian, A.M. Cross, A.J. Forsyth, “'Interactions Within Heterogeneous Systems of Uncontrolled Rectifiers for Aircraft Electrical Power Systems”, accepted by IET Electrical Systems in Transportation journal December 2010.

  • A.A. Abd Hafez, R. Todd, A.J. Forsyth, A.M. Cross, “DC Current Ripple Compensation for Multi-Phase Fault-Tolerant Machines”, accepted by IET Electrical Power Applications journal 2010.

  • A.M. Cross, D.R. Trainer, R.W. Crookes, “Chain-link based HVDC Voltage Source Converter Using Current Injection”, IET 9th International Conference on AC and DC Power Transmission, ACDC 2010, London, October 2010, paper no. O5.5.

  • A. Cross, A. Baghramian, A.J.Forsyth “Approximate, Average, Dynamic Models of Uncontrolled Rectifiers for Aircraft Applications”, IET Power Electronics, July 2009, Vol. 2, Issue 4. pp.398 – 409.

  • A.M.Cross, A.J. Forsyth, “Small-Signal Input Admittance Characteristics of a Brushless DC motor Drive”, IET Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Conference PEMD2008, York, April 2008, pp 520 - 526.

  • X. Liu, A.J. Forsyth, A.M. Cross, ‘Design and Performance of a Negative Input Resistance Compensator for a Constant Power Load’, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 54, Issue. 6, December 2007, pp.3188-3196.

  • A.M. Cross, A.J. Forsyth, ‘Simulation and Evaluation of High-Voltage Power Systems for Civil Aircraft’, Society of Automotive Engineers Transactions on Aerospace, No. 2004-01-3182, November 2004, pp.1861-1870.

  • A.M. Cross, A.J. Forsyth, ‘A High-Power-Factor, Three-Phase Isolated AC-DC Converter Using High-Frequency Current Injection’, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Volume 18, No. 4, July 2003, pp.1012 –1019

  • A.M. Cross, P.D. Evans, A.J. Forsyth, ‘DC Link Current in PWM Inverters with Unbalanced and Nonlinear Loads’, IEE Proceedings Electric Power Applications, Volume 146, No. 6, November 1999, pp.620 –626. 

 

 

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