Transport electrification is considered as a major advancement for reducing CO2 emissions and improving energy efficiency. The project entitled “Development of high reliability motor drives for next generation propulsion applications - DORNA” is aimed at forming a coherent Research and Innovation Staff Exchange network, so as to address the technical challenges facing the electrifying transport industry, with a focus on high-reliability electrical traction drives.
At the heart of the propulsion systems are electrical traction drives. But technological developments are still at an early stage. Industries are trying out different traction drive technologies. Existing technologies cannot meet the ever-growing market needs for safe, fast, green and affordable transportation. Major challenges include demands for very high torque density, power density, fuel efficiency and fault tolerance, pushing the devices and components to their physical and material limits. This programme will bring together EU’s leading universities and industries, and utilise the latest technological discoveries in power electronics, motor drives, drivetrains and control, sensors and monitoring, communications, big data and artificial intelligence.
Project DORNA started on 1 March 2020 and is being carried out within the framework of “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action - Research and Innovation Staff Exchange Evaluations” (MSCA RISE). Professor Stjepan Stipetić, Ph.D., is the project leader, and the total value of the project is EUR 1,623,800.00.