Publications

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Journal Publications

  1. J.W. Kimball, T.L. Flowers, P.L. Chapman, "Low-input-voltage, low-power boost converter design issues," IEEE Power Electronics Letters, vol. 2, pp. 96-99, September 2004. PDF
  2. R.S. Balog, Z. Sorchini, J.W. Kimball, P.L. Chapman, P.T. Krein, "Modern laboratory based education for power electronics and electric machines," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 20, pp. 538-547, May 2005. PDF
  3. J.W. Kimball, P.T. Krein, K.R. Cahill, "Modeling of capacitor impedance in switching converters," IEEE Power Electronics Letters, vol. 3, pp. 136-140, December 2005. PDF
  4. T. Esram, J.W. Kimball, P.T. Krein, P.L. Chapman, P. Midya, "Dynamic maximum power point tracking of photovoltaic arrays using ripple correlation control," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 21, pp. 1282-1291, September 2006. PDF
  5. J.W. Kimball, P.T. Krein, Y. Chen, "Hysteresis and delta modulation control of converters using sensorless current mode," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 21, pp. 1154-1158, July 2006. PDF
  6. J.W. Kimball, J.T. Mossoba, P.T. Krein, "A stabilizing, high-performance controller for input series-output parallel converters," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 23, pp. 1416-1427, May 2008. PDF
  7. J.W. Kimball, P.T. Krein, "Discrete-time ripple correlation control for maximum power point tracking," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 23, pp. 2353-2362, September 2008. PDF
  8. J.W. Kimball, P.T. Krein, "Singular perturbation theory for dc-dc converters and application to PFC converters," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 23, pp. 2970-2981, November 2008. PDF
  9. J.W. Kimball, B.T. Kuhn, R.S. Balog, "A system design approach for unattended solar energy harvesting supply," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 24, pp. 952-962, April 2009. PDF
  10. J.M. Henry, J.W. Kimball, "Practical performance analysis of complex switched-capacitor converters," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 26, pp. 127-136, January 2011. PDF
  11. J.W. Kimball, M. Zawodniok, "Reducing Common-Mode Voltage in Three-Phase Sine-Triangle PWM with Interleaved Carriers," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 26, pp. 2229-2236, August 2011. PDF
  12. H. Qin, J. W. Kimball, "Generalized Average Modeling of Dual Active Bridge DC-DC Converter," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 27, pp. 2078-2084, April 2012. PDF
  13. A. Bazzi, P. Krein, J. Kimball, K. Kepley, "IGBT and diode loss estimation under hysteresis switching," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 27, pp. 1044-1048, March 2012. PDF
  14. J.M. Henry, J.W. Kimball, "Switched-Capacitor Converter State Model Generator," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 27, pp. 2415-2425, May 2012. PDF
  15. H. Qin, J. W. Kimball, "Solid state transformer architecture using ac-ac dual active bridge converter," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 60, pp. 3720-3730, Sept. 2013. PDF
  16. H. Qin, J. W. Kimball, "Closed-loop control of dc-dc dual-active-bridge converters driving single-phase inverters," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 29, pp. 1006-1017, Feb. 2014. PDF
  17. L. Müller, J. W. Kimball, "A dynamic model of switched-capacitor power converters," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 29, pp. 1862-1869, Apr. 2014. PDF
  18. T. Paul, J. W. Kimball, M. Zawodniok, T. P. Roth, B. McMillin, S. Chellappan, "Unified invariants for cyber-physical switched system stability," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 5, pp. 112-120, Jan. 2014. PDF
  19. L. Müller, J. W. Kimball, "Effects of stray inductance on hard-switched switched capacitor converters," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 29, pp. 6276-6280, Dec. 2014. PDF
  20. Md. Rasheduzzaman, J. A. Mueller, J. W. Kimball, "An accurate small-signal model of inverter-dominated islanded microgrids using dq reference frame," IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 2, pp. 1070-1080, Dec. 2014. PDF
  21. M. M. Baggu, B. H. Chowdhury, J. W. Kimball,, "Comparison of Advanced Control Techniques for the Grid side Converter of Doubly-Fed Induction Generator Back-to-Back Converters to Improve Power Quality Performance during Unbalanced Voltage Dips," IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, to appear. PDF
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Conference Papers

  1. P. Midya, P.T. Krein, R.J. Turnbull, R. Reppa, J. Kimball, "Dynamic maximum power point tracker for photovoltaic applications," in Record of the IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC), 1996, pp. 1710-1716. PDF
  2. J. Kimball, P.T. Krein, “Continuous-time optimization of gate timing for synchronous rectification,” in Proceedings of the Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 1996, pp. 1015-1018. PDF
  3. J. Kimball, P.T. Krein, "Real-time optimization of dead time for motor control inverters," in Record of the IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC), 1997, pp. 597-600. PDF
  4. J.W. Kimball, T.L. Flowers, P.L. Chapman, “Issues with low-input-voltage boost converter design,” in Record of the IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC), 2004, pp. 2152-2156. PDF
  5. P.T. Krein, J.W. Kimball, “Series-parallel approaches and clamp methods for extreme dynamic response with advanced digital loads,” in Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics (COMPEL), 2004, pp. 85-88. PDF
  6. J.W. Kimball, “A method of including switching loss in electro-thermal simulation models,” in Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics (COMPEL), 2004, pp. 36-42. PDF
  7. Z. Sorchini, J.W. Kimball, P.T. Krein, “Digital SCR control box for educational laboratory,” in Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics (COMPEL), 2004, pp. 223-227. PDF
  8. J.W. Kimball, P.L. Chapman, “Evaluating conduction loss of a parallel IGBT-MOSFET combination,” in Record of the Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting (IAS), 2004, pp. 1233-1237. PDF
  9. J.W. Kimball, P.T. Krein, “Analysis and design of switched capacitor converters,” in Proceedings of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), 2005, pp. 1473-1477. PDF
  10. R.S. Balog, Z. Sorchini, J.W. Kimball, P.L. Chapman, P.T. Krein, P.W. Sauer, “Blue-box approach to power electronics and machines educational laboratories,” in Proceedings of the Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2005, pp. 962-970. PDF
  11. J.W. Kimball, “Modeling controlled switches and diodes for electro-thermal simulation,” in Record of the IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC), 2005, pp. 2175-2179. PDF
  12. J.W. Kimball, J.T. Mossoba, P.T. Krein, “Control technique for series input-parallel output converter topologies,” in Record of the IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC), 2005, pp. 1441-1445. PDF
  13. J.W. Kimball, M. Amrhein, “Machine design considerations for the Future Energy Challenge,” in Proceedings of the Electrical Manufacturing Conference, 2005, pp. 448-453. PDF
  14. Y. Chen, J.W. Kimball, P.T. Krein, “Non-unity active PFC methods for filter size optimization,” in Proceedings of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), 2006, pp. 268-272. PDF
  15. J.W. Kimball, “An efficient discontinuous-mode model of a switch pole,” in Proceedings of the IEEE Computers in Power Electronics Workshop (COMPEL), 2006, pp. 260-263. PDF
  16. J.W. Kimball, P.T. Krein, "Singular perturbation theory for dc-dc converters and application to PFC converters," in Proceedings of the IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC), 2007, pp. 882-887. PDF
  17. J.W. Kimball, P.T. Krein, "Digital ripple correlation control for photovoltaic applications," in Proceedings of the IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC), 2007, pp. 1690-1694. PDF
  18. J.W. Kimball, B.T. Kuhn, P.T. Krein, "Increased performance of battery packs by active equalization," in Proceedings of the IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), 2007. PDF
  19. J.W. Kimball, P.T. Krein, "A current-sensorless digital controller for active power factor correction control based on Kalman filters," in Proceedings of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), 2008, pp. 1328-1333. PDF
  20. P.T. Krein, J.W. Kimball, B.T. Kuhn, "Non-droop methods for context-sensitive sharing in multi-module switching converters," in Proceedings of the IEEE Computers in Power Electronics Workshop (COMPEL), 2008, pp. 1-4. PDF
  21. A.M. Bazzi, J.W. Kimball, K. Kepley, P.T. Krein, "TILAS: A simple analysis tool for estimating power losses in an IGBT-diode pair under hysteresis control in three-phase inverters," in Proceedings of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), 2009, pp. 637-641. PDF
  22. J.W. Kimball, J. Henry, "Compatibility between GFCI breakers and household adjustable speed drives," in Proceedings of the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2009, pp. 517-520. PDF
  23. H. Qin, J.W. Kimball, "Ac-ac dual active bridge converter for solid state transformer," in Proceedings of the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2009, pp. 3039-3044. PDF
  24. J.W. Kimball, M. Zawodniok, "Reducing common-mode voltage in three-phase sine-triangle PWM with interleaved carriers," in Proceedings of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), 2010, pp. 1508-1513. PDF
  25. M.M. Baggu, L.D. Watson, J.W. Kimball, B. H. Chowdhury, "Direct power control of doubly-fed generator based wind turbine converters to improve low voltage ride-through during system imbalance," in Proceedings of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), 2010, pp. 2121-2125. PDF
  26. J.W. Kimball, K.R. Eckler, L. Watson, "Sigma-delta modulation of multi-phase high frequency converters," in Proceedings of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), 2010, pp. 2202-2206. PDF
  27. H. Qin, J.W. Kimball, "A comparative efficiency study of silicon-based solid state transformers," in Proceedings of the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2010, pp. 1458-1463. PDF
  28. K. Stefanski, H. Qin, B. Chowdhury, J. Kimball, S. Bhattacharya, "Identifying techniques, topologies and features for maximizing the efficiency of a distribution grid with solid state power devices," in Proceedings of the North American Power Symposium (NAPS), 2010, pp. 1-7. PDF
  29. H. Qin, J.W. Kimball, G.K. Venayagamoorthy, "Particle swarm optimization of high-frequency transformer," in Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), 2010, pp. 2908-2913. PDF
  30. N. Nagarajan, J. W. Kimball, "Development of a GUI for parallel connected solar arrays," in Proceedings of the Power & Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI), Feb. 2011. PDF
  31. H. Qin, J. W. Kimball, "Parameter determination of photovoltaic cells from field testing data using particle swarm optimization," in Proceedings of the Power & Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI), Feb. 2011. PDF
  32. L. D. Watson, J. W. Kimball, "Frequency Regulation of a Microgrid Using Solar Power," in Proceedings of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), 2011, pp. 321-326. PDF
  33. B. A. Yount, F. F. Xiao, J. Zhao, J. W. Kimball, "Quantifying insolation in multiple shading scenarios," in Proceedings of the IEEE Green Technologies Conference, 2011, EGST-2. PDF
  34. V. Lobo, N. Mainsah, A. Banerjee, J. W. Kimball, "Design feasibility of a vortex induced vibration based hydro-kinetic energy harvesting system," in Proceedings of the IEEE Green Technologies Conference, 2011, EGST-7. PDF
  35. V. Lobo, A. Banerjee, N. Mainsah, J. Kimball, "Hydrokinetic energy harvesting system from vortex induced vibrations of submerged bodies," in Proc. ASME Joint Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Fuel Cells, 2011, paper ES-FuelCell2011-54353.
  36. T. Paul, J. W. Kimball, M. Zawodniok, T. P. Roth, B. McMillin, "Invariants as a unified knowledge model for cyber-physical systems," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Service Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA'11), in the International Workshop on Knowledge and Service Technology for Life, Environment, and Sustainability (KASTLES), December 2011. PDF
  37. J. Zhao, J. W. Kimball, "A digitally implemented photovoltaic simulator with a double current mode controller," in Proceedings of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, 2012, pp. 53-58. PDF
  38. L. D. Watson, J. W. Kimball, S. Atcitty, "Linear single phase inverter model for battery energy storage system evaluation and controller design," in Proceedings of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, 2012, pp. 1861-1867. PDF
  39. T. El-mezyani, R. Wilson, J. Leonard, C. Edrington, S. Srivastava, M. Khazraei, H. Qin, J. Kimball, M. Ferdowsi, "Evaluation of nonlinearity and complexity in SSTs systems," in Proceedings of the IEEE International Systems Conference, 2012. PDF
  40. H. Qin, J. W. Kimball, "Closed-loop control of dc-dc dual active bridge converters driving single-phase inverters," in Proceedings of the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, 2012, pp. 173-179. PDF
  41. Z. Johnson, N. McFowland, L. Müller, K. Peterson, J. Jensby, and J. W. Kimball, "High-gain dc-dc conversion for parallel photovoltaic arrays," in Proceedings of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, 2013, pp. 2871-2875. PDF
  42. A. R. Kashyap, R. Ahmadi, J. W. Kimball, "Input voltage control of SEPIC for maximum power point tracking," in Proceedings of the Power and Energy Conference at Illinois, 2013, pp. 30-35. PDF
  43. R. Ahmadi, A. Kashyap, A. Berrueta Irigoyen, A. Rayachoti, C. Wright, J. Kimball, "Selective source power converter for improved photovoltaic power utilization," in Proceedings of the Power and Energy Conference at Illinois, 2013, pp. 247-252. PDF
  44. A. Vinod, A. Kashyap, A. Banerjee, and J. Kimball, "Augmenting energy extraction from vortex induced vibration using strips of roughness/thickness combinations," in Proc. 1st Marine Energy Technology Symposium, 2013, pp. 1-10. PDF
  45. H. Li, G. A. Taylor, A. M. Abutunis, K. Chandrashekhara, A. R. Kashyap and J. W. Kimball, "Design and Performance Evaluation of a Horizontal Axis Hydrokinetic Turbine System," Paper Number 3166, pp. 1-15, in Proceedings of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) Conference, Long Beach, CA, May 6-9, 2013.
  46. A. Choudhari, H. Ramaprasad, T. Paul, J. W. Kimball, M. Zawodniok, B. McMillin, S. Chellappan, "Stability of a cyber-physical smart grid system using cooperating invariants," in Proc. IEEE Intl. Computer Software & Applications Conference (COMPSAC), 2013.
  47. J. W. Kimball, "Performance analysis of generalized algebraic switched capacitor converters," in Proc. Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2013, pp. 1808-1813. PDF
  48. L. Müller, J. W. Kimball, "Effects of stray inductance on hard-switched switched capacitor converters," in Proc. Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI), 2014. PDF
  49. M. Rasheduzzaman, J. Mueller, J. W. Kimball, "Small-signal modeling of a three-phase isolated inverter with both voltage and frequency droop control," in Proc. Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), 2014, pp. 1008-1015. PDF
  50. M. Rasheduzzaman, T. Paul, J. W. Kimball, "Markov jump linear system analysis of microgrid stability," in Proc. American Control Conference, 2014, pp. 5062-5066. PDF
  51. J. A. Mueller, A. Sankara, J. W. Kimball, B. McMillin, "Hidden Markov models for nonintrusive appliance load monitoring," in Proc. North American Power Symposium, 2014, pp. 1-6. PDF
  52. A. Choudhari, H. Ramaprasad, S. Chellappan, B. McMillin, J. Kimball, M. Zawodniok, "Adaptive Scheduling with Explicit Congestion Notification in a Cyber-Physical Smart Grid System," in Proc. 40th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, 2014, pp. 309-317. PDF
  53. L. Müller, J. W. Kimball, "Dual-input high gain dc-dc converter based on the Cockroft-Walton multiplier," in Proc. IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, 2014, pp. 5360-5367. PDF
  54. F. Alfaris, A. Alzahrani, J. W. Kimball, "Stochastic model for PV sensor array data," in Proc. International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Application (ICRERA), 2014, pp. 798-803. PDF
  55. T. Paul, H. Ravindra, M. Steurer, J. W. Kimball, "Voltage stability preserving invariants for smart grids," in Proc. Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI), 2015, pp. 1-6. PDF
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Technical Magazine Articles

  1. J. Kimball, B. Kuhn, “Battery equalization to extend useful operating life of rechargeable battery packs,” Battery Power Products and Technology, vol. 8, pp. 19-21, Sept. 2004.
  2. J.W. Kimball, P.L. Chapman, “Power converters for micro fuel cells,” FUEL CELL, vol. 4, pp. 30-33, Oct./Nov. 2004.
  3. J.W. Kimball, P.L. Chapman, “Power converters for micro fuel cells,” Power Electronics Technology, vol. 30, pp. 48-54, Oct. 2004. PDF
  4. R.S. Balog, J.W. Kimball, “Printed circuit board design for power electronics,” IEEE Power Electronics Society Newsletter, pp. 10-12, Fourth Quarter 2006. PDF
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Technical Reports

  1. R.S. Balog, J.W. Kimball, Z. Sorchini, P.T. Krein, P.L. Chapman, “‘Blue box’ power electronics control modules for laboratory-based education,” University of Illinois, Urbana, UILU-ENG-2004-2504, CEME-TR-2004-02, June 2004. PDF
  2. M. Amrhein, J. Kimball, A. Kwasinski, J. Mossoba, B. Nee, Z. Sorchini, W. Weaver, J. Wells, G. Zhang, “Modular inverter for advanced control applications,” University of Illinois, Urbana, UILU-ENG-2006-2504, CEME-TR-06-01, May 2006. PDF
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Patents

  1. P. Chapman, P.T. Krein, J. Kimball, T.L. Flowers, "Method and Apparatus for Starting Power Converters," U.S. Patent 7,078,883, July 18, 2006.
  2. J. Kimball, P.T. Krein, N.D. Benavides, "Apparatus, system, and method for controlling multiple power supplies," U.S. Patent 7,663,342, February 16, 2010.
  3. J. Kimball, P.T. Krein, "Ripple correlation control based on limited sampling," U.S. Patent 7,681,090, March 16, 2010.
  4. J. Kimball, P.T. Krein, N.D. Benavides, "Modular System for Unattended Energy Generation and Storage," U.S. Patent 7,994,657, August 9, 2011.
  5. J. Kimball, P.T. Krein, N.D. Benavides, "Apparatus and method for controlling a power supply," U.S. Patent 7,982,434, July 19, 2011.
  6. P.L. Chapman, B.T. Kuhn, R.S. Balog, J.W. Kimball, P.T. Krein, A. Gray, "Apparatus for converting direct current to alternating current using an active filter to reduce double-frequency ripple power of bus waveform," U.S. Patent 8,279,642, October 2, 2012.
  7. J. W. Kimball, P. T. Krein, N. D. Benavides, "Modular system for unattended energy generation and storage," U.S. Patent 8,350,411, January 8, 2013.
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