(Keynote) Navy Application of Silicon Carbide (SiC) Wide Bandgap (WBG) Semiconductors Enabling Future Power and Energy Systems

Tuesday, 3 October 2017: 09:10
Chesapeake A (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center)
L. J. Petersen (Office of Naval Research)
Silicon carbide power devices switching greater than 100kHz enable new benchmarks in power converter performance. These converters will enable power systems where all the sources and loads are connected by converters. These new systems are multifunctional and highly-integrated. However, their realization requires research in areas such as: advanced power electronic control across many converters, concepts for distributed storage, and active filtering across many converters.