Qualification: 
Ph.D, M.Tech
Email: 
pv_manitha@blr.amrita.edu

Dr. Manitha P.V. currently serves as Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.) at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bengaluru. She is with Amrita since 2012. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kerala in 2008 and M.Tech. in Power Electronics from Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru in 2012. Dr. Manitha received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in the year 2020 from Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri. She has published more than 20 technical articles in scholarly international journals and conferences. Her research interests include: Power Quality, Power Electronic Applications in Power Systems, Soft Computing Applications in Power Systems, Smart Grid and Electric Vehicle.

Education

  • 2020: Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    From: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • 2012: M.Tech. in Power Electronics
    From: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • 2008: B.Tech. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    From: Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kerala

Professional Appointments

Year

Affiliation

2012 to Present

Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru

Major Research Interests

Research Area: Power Quality, Power Electronic Applications in Power Systems, Soft Computing Applications in Power Systems, Smart Grid and Electric Vehicle

Publications

Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Title

2020

P. R. Shabarish, Aditya, D. V. S. Sai, Pavan, V. V. S. S. Ph, and Manitha P. V., “SOC Estimation of battery in Hybrid Vehicle Using Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Technique”, 2020 International Conference on Smart Electronics and Communication (ICOSEC). 2020.[Abstract]


The advent of Electric vehicles is a major step in building a sustainable energy model. Battery management system is the crux of a hybrid and electric vehicles in market. Online estimation of State of charge is proved to be a challenge in battery management for an electric vehicle. Various Kalman filters with combination of better estimating methods increases accuracy in estimation of state of charge. Improper knowledge of battery management of batteries which leads to performance reduction and it can even lead to practical divergence. Hence adaptive estimation of State of Charge of batteries plays important role in battery management. This paper does a comparative analysis of Extended Kalman filter, Unscented Kalman Filter and Adaptive neuro fuzzy inference system. A new hybrid method combining extended Kalman filter and adaptive neuro fuzzy inference system is been proposed. Adaptive neuro fuzzy inference system, a data driven approach, is given the input from extended Kalman filter for minimizing the error in the estimate value of State of charge. Results show that the error decreased by 70% by using proposed hybrid method over extended Kalman filter to estimate state of charge.

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2020

Manitha P. V. and Nair, M. G., “Mitigation of Voltage Sags and Swells in the Distribution System Using Dynamic Voltage Restorer”, Advances in Electrical and Computer Technologies. Springer Singapore, Singapore, 2020.[Abstract]


In recent times, the focus of researchers has moved toward power quality domain due to its increasing importance in the profit and loss calculation of the industrial sector. The main industries like textile, glass, plastic and semiconductors are facing around 10 k\$ to 1 M\$ loss due to voltage sag. So, the focus is to improve the power quality. Various control algorithms such as IRPT and SRF are suggested for mitigating voltage-related issues. Usually, IRPT-based control algorithms are not commonly used for mitigating voltage-related issues as compensating voltage is not independent of load current. The researchers have attempted to modify the existing control algorithms to compensate voltage-related issues. In this proposed work, a modified version of IRPT controller is proposed to carry out voltage sag and swell compensation. The IRPT-based controller is simulated, and its performance is analyzed.

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2020

T. Rupak, Prasad, T. V., Harshavardhan, Y. S. S., and Manitha P. V., “Energy Efficient Fully Autonomous Residential Power Management Solution”, 2020 2nd International Conference on Innovative Mechanisms for Industry Applications (ICIMIA). 2020.[Abstract]


In the proposed system, a load balancing system for the residential purpose has been developed which can be connected to solar energy and grid. The load balancing system will ensure the usage of solar power as much as possible. When solar energy is low, power from the AC grid system will be used for the loads. The load balancing system identifies automatically the required loads and switches off unwanted loads to reduce power consumption. The system is equipped with passive filters for the reduction of harmonic distortion. Based on user requirement, a mechanism to switch OFF/ON the loads in the house will be provided by the load balancing system. This system is demonstrated with IoT based controller which interface the communication between the connected devices.

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2020

A. Ajith, Manitha P. V., and K, I., “Implementation of Three Phase Shunt Active Filter usingInstantaneous Real Power Calculation and Triangular Carrier Current Control”, ICIEEE 2019.Published in LNEE. 2020.

2020

P. R. Shabarish, R. Krishna, P., Prasanth, B., Dr. K. Deepa, Manitha P. V., and V. Sailaja, “Fuzzy based Approach to Enhance the Wireless Charging System in Electric Vehicles”, 2020 4th International Conference on Electronics, Communication and Aerospace Technology (ICECA). IEEE, Coimbatore, India, 2020.[Abstract]


The infrastructure for electric vehicle (EV) charging is limited to the place and time. To facilitate the EV charging at parking lots and slow-moving traffic, the wireless charging system is proposed. An attempt has been made to transfer the power from a DC microgrid to the vehicle through the Wireless Power Transmission (WPT) system. The system involves single-stage inverter, inductive coupling, single-stage rectifier and boost converter to meet the rated voltage of the battery in EV. However, output voltage variations are predominant due to the change in battery impedance with the state of charge (SoC). Hence, a fuzzy logic controller is proposed to maintain the constant voltage across the load which is analysed in MATLAB/Simulink. The performance of the controller is evaluated with the Integral Square Error (IS E) and the dynamic response of the controller is evaluated by time-domain analysis.

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2020

P. G. Rahul, O. Teja, N., P. Shivani, G., Deepa, K., Manitha P. V., and V. Sailaja, “Long Distance Power Transmission System with ZVS Ultra-Lift Luo Converter from Large Photovoltaic Generation”, 2020 Third International Conference on Smart Systems and Inventive Technology (ICSSIT). 2020.[Abstract]


In this paper, long-distance power transmission with ZVS-Ultra lift Luo converter from photovoltaic modules and transmission using an underground cable is studied. However, today's long-distance AC distribution system tends to have losses and causes voltage instability. To avoid such problems, the DC distribution system can be used and to implement DC distribution, underground cables can be used which are more reliable than overhead lines. In this paper voltage lift scheme has been used in the design of power DC-DC converters successfully which have high voltage transfer gain. The ultra-lift Luo converter with Zero Voltage Switching(ZVS) is introduced as a unique approach to the new technology, which produces high output voltage along with less switching losses. Power generation from PV modules, design and analysis of ultra lift Luo converter along with ZVS and comparison between hard switching and soft switching for long-distance power transmission is done using MATLAB/Simulink.

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2019

Manitha P. V. and Nair, M. G., “Adapted Synchronous Reference Frame based Control for a Dynamic Voltage Restorer”, 2019 Innovations in Power and Advanced Computing Technologies (i-PACT). 2019.[Abstract]


Pollution in the power systems has increased tremendously because of the invention of power electronic devices. The fast switching and nonlinear characteristics of power electronic devices has increased the power quality issues compared to earlier sources like transformer magnetization nonlinearities, rotating machines ,televisions and saturated coils etc. The increase in power quality issues has a direct effect on the production cost. Both direct and indirect cost will increase because of the PQ issues. More than that it affects the performance of sensitive loads used in process, manufacturing and automation industries. So the crucial element is DVR/Series Active filter which protects the sensitive loads. The working of these devices completely dependent on the controller. In this paper, a modified version of SRF controller which will be capable of doing the compensation of voltage sag /swell is proposed. Performance of the modified controller is analyzed using matlab simulink platform and proved the effectiveness of the controller.

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2019

V. Joshna, Kashyap, M., Ananya, V., and Manitha P. V., “Fully Autonomous Robot to Detect and Degasify Hazardous Gas after Flood Disaster”, 2019 2nd International Conference on Power and Embedded Drive Control (ICPEDC). 2019.[Abstract]


This paper describes development of a completely independent versatile robot which can identify and degasify perilous gases present in houses after flood disaster. The robot will almost certainly distinguish unsafe gases utilizing comparing gas sensors and degasify it or diminish the measure of gas concentration. The unsafe gases such as chlorofluorocarbon (CFC's), carbon monoxide (CO), methane (CH4) etc., are detected by the sensors that are mounted on the wheeled robot and this detected gas will be degasified by spraying the fitting oxidizing agents such as oxygen(O2), hydrogen peroxide, halogens. The proposed robot will be executed utilizing Arduino UNO (R3) with fundamental sensors to detect the harmful gases and modified to degasify the perilous.

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2019

A. Sai Lakshm Sravya, Chinmayi, K. Sai, Yoshita, L. Naga, V. Sailaja, and Manitha P. V., “A Smart Aid for Visually Challenged in Face Detection and Recognition”, 2019 International Conference on Smart Systems and Inventive Technology (ICSSIT). 2019.

2018

A. Yagavi and Manitha P. V., “Compensation of Voltage Sag/Swell by Fuzzy Control Based Efficient Power Electronic Module”, 2018 International Conference on Inventive Research in Computing Applications (ICIRCA). 2018.[Abstract]


The design of fuzzy control based efficient power electronic module for a distribution transformer is presented. The module is used to address the power quality problems in the power system. It includes a power electronic module auto linked on secondary winding of line frequency transformer. The power electronic module produces compensating voltage which can be added to input voltage to obtain the rated output voltage at the load terminals when voltage instability like voltage sags and swells occur in electrical grid system. From the simulation analysis, it is inferred that Fuzzy logic control provides better control compared to conventional methods.

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2018

D. Chalagulla, Jayateertha, J., Kudimi, C. R., Manitha P. V., and Mini Sujith, “Efficient energy utilization control with remote network access”, Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference On Communication, Computing and Internet of Things, IC3IoT 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 262-266, 2018.[Abstract]


In the past two decades there is a drastic improvement in the technology. The most common word is IOT (Internet of Things) which leads to improvement of Home automation. Switching ON the appliances at home and forgetting to turn them OFF leads to an increase in the daily power consumption. This paper presents the controlling of home appliances on the basis of pre-specified time which is defined from the user's device; Arduino Ethernet shield, real-time clock, sensors and MOSFET keeping the internet as the medium of communication. This enables the user to monitor the energy usage and assists in minimizing the energy wastage. This prototype is designed for a low cost such that it satisfies the need of different classes of people by notifying them about their consumption by the means of an alert message. The message is sent when power consumption exceeds the limit set by the user making it more user-friendly. An additional task performed by the system is to isolate the load during the fault condition.

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2018

Manitha P. V., ,, Sudharsan, S., Manikumaran, K., and Aswathaman, K., “Design and development of enhanced road safety mechanism using smart roads and energy optimized solar street lights”, 2017 International Conference on Energy, Communication, Data Analytics and Soft Computing, ICECDS 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1650-1654, 2018.[Abstract]


Energy optimization is an important aspect in these days and it is applied in every domain. Technologies like smart street lighting and automated speed breakers are few which are applied in transportation domain. The work focus on two aspects. First one is to optimize the energy consumed by the street lights by introducing smart solar street lights. Second one is to enhance road safety and thus by optimizing the fuel consumption. To achieve the smart street lighting, a combined technology of piezo sensors and LDR sensor is proposed. The piezo sensors are used for detection of vehicle speed, which will actuate the speed breakers. The LED's are powered using batteries which are powered by a solar panel. A controller circuit is installed for the monitoring of charge in the batteries, to prevent from overcharging. The power output from the solar panel is given to the MOSFET which is used for lighting the LED. To actuate the speed breaker, a servo motor is paired with a rack and pinion, for the translation of rotatory motion to linear motion. To perform all this control functions, Arduino micro controller is used. © 2017 IEEE.

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2017

P. P. Reddy, Suresh, P. V. B., Reddy, P. T., Manitha P. V., and Dr. K. Deepa, “Remote control of an electronic device using EOG”, 2017 International Conference On Smart Technologies For Smart Nation (SmartTechCon). IEEE, Bangalore, India, pp. 780-783, 2017.[Abstract]


Over 1 billion of the world population have some form of disability which corresponds to 15% of the world population. And this disability suppresses their ability to communicate with the physical world. The proposed prototype provides an opportunity for such people to be self-reliable and enhances the ability of the disabled people to operate the electrical and electronic devices remotely, without the assistance of fellow beings. This prototype aims at providing an eminent platform for disabled people to communicate with the physical world at an equitable price. Human eye is capable of producing a corneo-retinal potential whose magnitude varies from 0.4-1mV with a frequency ranging from 0-35 Hz. This is attributed to the high metabolic rate of retina. The proposed model exploits this appealing property of human eye. It encompasses the ECG electrodes to trap this potential and is fed as an input to the amplifier circuit. Further, the amplified signal is conditioned using a signal conditioning circuit to remove the noise creeping into the signal. This is wirelessly transmitted using an RF module to the receiver circuit and from there it is used to trigger the required circuit. A LED is triggered to ensure the functionality of the framework.

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2017

I. Nagar, Rajesh M, and Manitha P. V., “A Low Cost Energy Usage Recording and Billing System for Electric Vehicle”, International Conference on Inventive Communication and Computational Technologies (ICICCT 2017) . IEEE, Coimbatore, India, pp. 382-384, 2017.[Abstract]


As conventional fuel resources are dwindling, electric vehicles are emerging as the only viable alternative to petrol, diesel and gas based vehicles. However, the biggest stumbling blocks in the proliferation of electric vehicles is the issue of conveniently charging electric vehicles. In this paper, a smart, low cost ac charging system for electric vehicles is discussed. This is accomplished by having a two-part system in which one part deals with the operation of dispensing electric energy and displaying usage and the other part looks after operations such as billing, storing usage data, customer information etc.

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2016

Manitha P. V. and Dr. Manjula G. Nair, “Performance Analysis of Different Custom Power Devices in Power Park”, 2016 - Biennial International Conference on Power and Energy Systems: Towards Sustainable Energy, PESTSE 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016.[Abstract]


This paper discubes about the various custom power devices used in custom power park. The custom power plant ensures the delivery of high grade of power to customers. The performance of shunt active filter, DVR, SSTS, pabive filter and overall CPP controller are analyzed. Simulation is carried out using Matlab Simulink platform. The control algorithm used for shunt active filter and DVR are ICosO and IRPT respectively. A shunt pabive filter is designed to eliminate the lower order harmonics so that the rating of shunt active filter can be reduced considerably. The controller for SSTS is based on voltage detection scheme. The voltage of preferred and alternate feeders are sensed and given to the overall controller of custom power park.

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2015

Manitha P. V., Raji, S., and Dr. Manjula G. Nair, “Performance Analysis of Different Control Algorithms for Series active Filter”, Electrical, Computer and Communication Technologies (ICECCT), 2015 IEEE International Conference on. IEEE, 2015.

2014

Ma Aiswarya, Ilango Karuppasamy, Manitha P. V., and Dr. Manjula G. Nair, “Simulation Analysis of Modified DC Bus Voltage Control Algorithm for Power Quality Improvement on Distributed Generation Systems”, IEEE-International Conference on Power and Energy Systems: Towards Sustainable Energy Systems (PESTSE2014). IEEE Computer Society, Amrita School of Engineering, Bangaluru, 2014.[Abstract]


This paper presents a control strategy for shunt active filter interface for distributed generation scheme without degrading the power quality in the grid. The control strategy used enhances the performance of shunt active filter by sharing active power being generated from distributed generation to grid as well as load in addition to regular functions such as current harmonic elimination, reactive power compensation, power factor correction. The modified control algorithm is designed and analyzed for non-linear load using MATLAB/Simulink. The simulation results shows good performance of controller for power quality improvement of distributed generation system interfaced through shunt active filter. © 2014 IEEE.

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2012

Ilango Karuppasamy, Manitha P. V., and Dr. Manjula G. Nair, “An Enhanced Controller for Shunt Active Filter Interfacing Renewable Energy Source and Grid”, Sustainable Energy Technologies (ICSET), 2012 IEEE Third International Conference on. 2012.[Abstract]


Develoving efficient interfacing technologies to interconnect renewable energy sources with grid is a promising research area in renewable energy related applications. The interfacing unit becomes crucial as renewable energy sources when directly connected to grid, can inject harmonic components that may deteriorate the quality of power. This paper proposes a mechanism to use shunt active filter as an interface between renewable energy sources and grid with a modified and efficient control scheme. The shunt active filter with this modified controller controls the real power supplied by the grid (source) in addition to its usual functions such as reactive power compensation, power factor correction and harmonic elimination. Performance of the modified Icosφ controller is compared with that of IRPT control algorithm. Two nonlinear loads are considered here namely AC voltage controller as soft starter for induction motor and a diode bridge rectifier feeding resistive load. Simulation of proposed system proves the effectiveness of using a shunt active filter as the interfacing unit for grid integrated renewable energy systems.

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2012

Ilango Karuppasamy, Manitha P. V., and Dr. Manjula G. Nair, “An Enhanced Controller for Shunt Active Filter Interfacing Renewable Energy Source and Grid”, India International Conference on Power Electronics, IICPE2012, IEEE 5th India International Conference on Power Electronics. Kathmandu, pp. 305-310, 2012.[Abstract]


Developing efficient interfacing technologies to interconnect renewable energy sources with grid is a promising research area in renewable energy related applications. The interfacing unit becomes crucial as renewable energy sources when directly connected to grid, can inject harmonic components that may deteriorate the quality of power. This paper proposes a mechanism to use shunt active filter as an interface between renewable energy sources and grid with a modified and efficient control scheme. The shunt active filter with this modified controller controls the real power supplied by the grid (source) in addition to its usual functions such as reactive power compensation, power factor correction and harmonic elimination. Performance of the modified IcosΦ controller is compared with that of IRPT control algorithm. Two nonlinear loads are considered here namely AC voltage controller as soft starter for induction motor and a diode bridge rectifier feeding resistive load. Simulation of proposed system proves the effectiveness of using a shunt active filter as the interfacing unit for grid integrated renewable energy systems. ©2012 IEEE.

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Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2020

Manitha P. V., ,, Balakumar, H., and V, B., “Power Quality Improvement in 3-Phase Power System Using Artificial Neural Network Based Hybrid Filter”, JCTN, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 396-401, 2020.[Abstract]


Harmonic-distortion is a serious problem in power systems involving linear and non-linear loads. Adding a passive-filter to the system is the most popular choice to reduce issues due to harmonic distortion. Passive-filter cannot eliminate all the harmonic components. A hybrid-filter, in which shunt active filter is serially integrated with shunt passive filter can provide better solution to the problems causing due to harmonic distortions. The paper proposes a hybrid filter with Artificial Neural Network (ANN) based control scheme. A detailed study is done by developing a Simulink model for the proposed. Here in this paper, % Total-Harmonic-Distortion (THD) of compensated load-current is referred as a performance measure of the system. Also, a controller based on ANN is fabricated for the proposed scheme and through analysis in depth is carried out, this controller performance is found comparatively satisfactory.

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2020

Manitha P. V. and Nair, M. G., “An Enhanced Soft Computing Control Technique for Mitigation of Voltage Perturbations in Utility Voltage”, Journal of Control, Automation and Electrical Systems, vol. 31, pp. 471-478, 2020.[Abstract]


In a time when customized power becomes a need, handling power quality issues is a major concern. Improving power quality is the major task, and in the early days, various devices were used to achieve this task. But nowadays active filters are used for power quality improvement. Series active filters are used for power quality improvements, and in the proposed work, a control scheme is proposed for series active filter which will generate reference signal to voltage inverter to compensate voltage disturbances. The series active filter can compensate for voltage sag and swell. The control scheme is developed using fuzzy logic-based controller. The fuzzy logic-based controller can handle various dynamic changes. To compare the performance, the proposed scheme is implemented on a distributed computing environment with clustered approach. Each phase of the fuzzy sub-system is implemented using sub-cluster architecture. To carry out the task, Java framework is used to program the sub-clusters. RMI and TCP/IP communication schemes are used for inter- and intra-cluster communications, respectively. The results are compared against the simulated schemes as well as FPGA-based implementations. Analysis of the results indicates that the proposed scheme performs better in many contexts.

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2020

Manitha P. V., Nair, M. G., and Thakur, T., “Fundamental voltage peak detection controller for series active filters”, Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 184, p. 106315, 2020.[Abstract]


Rapid industrial expansions in recent years have triggered the proliferation of diverse sensitive loads on electrical power networks. Fragile, delicate loads require their stipulated power fed in, without excessive perturbations in the input voltage. These loads are vulnerable to even minor voltage variations, degrading performance with undesirable repercussions. Susceptibility of delicate loads is apparent, when they are deployed in life-critical support systems, besides the need for information assurance in cyber physical systems. Series active filters are one of the expedient measures to bolster the resilience of the sensitive loads to voltage deviations. This paper proffers a novel technique for the monitoring and control of active filters. Performance analysis of prototype versions of the proposed Fundamental Voltage Peak Detection (FVPD) controller, for series active filters, was compared against conventional control mechanisms. Supplemental experimentation and results of simulation, with MATLAB Simulink platform, re-affirmed the superior performance of the FVPD algorithm over the extant control algorithms, under varying system operational conditions.

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2019

Manitha P. V., “Automatic Control of Active and Reactive Power for Stand-alone Solar Micro-grid”, Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control Systems, 2019.[Abstract]


Generation of power using renewable resources has become a pivotal part in every country’s power plan. The depletion of non- renewable resources at an alarming rate paves way to sustainable power sources. Also these non-renewable resources release toxic gases like SO2, CO2 etc. Into the atmosphere posing a great threat to humankind and environment. Wise use of renewable resources promises a great future ahead. Energy from the sun is the most prominent source of energy, which can be harnessed into different forms. Solar power output is not always constant so necessary monitoring of active and reactive power is very important. The paper emphasizes on supervision and automatic control of active and reactive power to the load in a stand –alone micro-grid.

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2014

Manitha P. V., V. C., J. S., Anjana, P., Raveendran, V., and Nair, M. G., “Design and Development of a Mini Custom Power Park”, AASRI Procedia, vol. 7, pp. 107-113, 2014.[Abstract]


This paper presents an improved operation of the Custom power park with a newly proposed control algorithm for series active filter. Custom power devices operated for multiple customers in an industrial area form a common platform called custom power park (CPP). CPP delivers high quality high reliable supply than from the utility at different grades. The enhanced operation of CPP is proposed with GTO based static transfer switch, shunt and series active filters.The shunt active filter provides the harmonic and reactive power support for the park while voltage sag/swell and voltage harmonic mitigation is done by means of series active filter with a newly proposed control algorithm. The entire model of CPP is developed and operation is verified using MATLAB/ Simulink model. More »»

2012

Ilango Karuppasamy, Manitha P. V., and Dr. Manjula G. Nair, “Modified ICosФ Controller for Shunt Active Filter Interfacing Renewable Energy Source and Grid”, Elsevier- AASRI Procedia, vol. 2, pp. 62-68, 2012.[Abstract]


The grid integrated renewable energy sources are becoming a common area of interest for power generation in the recent times. The design and development of efficient interfacing technologies to interconnect renewable energy sources with grid is catching a lot of attention among the researchers these days. The interfacing unit becomes crucial as renewable energy sources when directly connected to grid, can inject harmonic components that may deteriorate the quality of power. This paper proposes a mechanism to use shunt active filter as an interface between renewable energy sources and grid with a modified and efficient control scheme. The shunt active filter with this modified controller controls the real power supplied by the grid (source) in addition to its usual functions such as reactive power compensation, power factor correction and harmonic elimination. The non-linear load is diode bridge rectifier feeding resistive load and the unbalanced load also introduced to verify the controller performance. The simulation of the proposed system under both balanced and unbalanced load conditions have been done and the obtained results prove the effectiveness of using a shunt active filter as the interfacing unit for grid integrated renewable energy system.

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Publication Type: Conference Paper

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2016

M. Soman, Manitha P. V., and Ilango Karuppasamy, “Design and control of a soft switching grid connecting inverter using PI controller”, in 2016 Biennial International Conference on Power and Energy Systems: Towards Sustainable Energy (PESTSE), 2016.[Abstract]


This paper describes control and design of a new single phase dc-ac converter with soft switching operation. This converter operates with soft switching under discontinuous mode of operation. A snubber capacitor is connected to the dc terminals of a full bridge converter configuration, because of this snubber capacitor an additional switch is required to disconnect it from the dc side. A new control approach is used for the implementation of the proposed grid connecting converter. The closed loop control is simulated using PSIM smart controller. Voltage signal which are control parameter responsible for real power exchange from the renewable energy source to grid are considered in the simulation. More »»

2014

Manitha P. V., Jishnu Sankar V. C., and G. Manjula, N., “Design and Simulation of a Mini Custom Power Park for Power Quality Improvement”, in IEEE International Conference on Standards for Smart Grid Ecosystem, CPRI, Bangalore, 2014.

Courses Taught

  • Electric Power Quality Improvement
  • Power Quality
  • Power System Control
  • Electrical Energy System
  • Fundamentals of Soft Computing
  • Electrical Machines
  • Special Electric Machines
  • Control Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Student Guidance

Undergraduate Students

Sl. No.

Name of the Student(s)

Topic

Status – Ongoing/Completed

Year of Completion

1

Anil Kumar

H.S. Manideep 

Ishan Nagar

A low cost energy usage recording and billing system for electric vehicle

Completed

2014

2

G.Mukesh

B.Vignesh

Symmetric Multilevel Voltage Source Inverter with Lower Number of Circuit Devices

Completed

2016

3

Anandaraman S

Sudharshan B

Manikumaran K

Aswathaman K

Design and Development of Enhanced Road Safety Mechanism using Smart Roads and Energy Optimized Solar Street Lights

Completed

2017

4

Basheer D

Manikanta V

Chitramayi L

Improved Power Quality Switch Mode Power Supply using Buck Boost Converter

Completed

2017

5

Ashajyothi P

Bhasvitha V

Harish Balakumar

Power Quality Improvement using Hybrid Filter with Synchronous Detection method

Completed

2018

6

V.Joshna

M. Kashyap

V. Ananya

Fully Autonomous Robot to Detect and Degasify Hazardous Gases After Floods

Completed

2019

7

Tangudu Rupak

T.Venkat Prasad

Y.S.S Harshavardhan

Energy Efficient & Fully Autonomous Residential Power Management Solution

Completed

2019

8

D V S S Aditya

P R Shabarish

V V S S Phani Pavan

Switching between Gasoline and Battery in Hybrid Vehicle based on estimation of SOC,RDE and Monitoring Application

Completed

2020

9

Bh.Srinivasa Sasikanth G.Narasimha Reddy

L.Naga Yoshita

Smart Waste Disposal System

Completed

2020

10

G. Sasi Pradyumna G. Venkata sai krishna

Automated Robot for Seeding and Transplantation of Crops

On going

 

11

Maheswara Sai Pavan

Niharika Raghunath

Design and Development of Fast Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles

On going

 

Postgraduate Students

Sl. No.

Name of the Student(s)

Topic

Status – Ongoing/Completed

Year of Completion

1

Aiswarya M

Grid Interconnection of Renewable Energy Sources With Power Quality Improvement Using Modified DC Bus Voltage Algorithm

Completed

2013

2

Raji S

An efficient controller for Series Active Filter

Completed

2014

3

Meenu Soman

Design and Implementation of Soft-Switching Single-Phase Grid-Connected
Converter

Completed

2015

4

Athira Ajith

Implementation of three phase shunt active filter using instantaneous real power calculation

Completed

2015

5

Yagavi A

Compensation of voltage sag/swell using efficient power electronic module

Completed

2018