José R. Martí

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Professor, Ph.D., P. Eng., Fellow IEEE
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
The University of British Columbia
2356 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z4

Tel: 604-822.2364
Fax: 604-822.5949


Research Interests

Dr. Martí's Research Group is a world leader in the development of models and solution techniques for fast transient circuit solutions of large systems, particularly in connection with the Electromagnetic Transients Program EMTP. A student version of the Microtran-EMTP program can be downloaded here.

The group has extended the basic EMTP solution techniques to very fast Real-Time simulation. Our Power System Simulator OVNI uses a matched software (MATE) and hardware architecture (PC-Cluster) to achieve very fast performance for systems of unlimited size using off-the-shelf Pentium-class personal computers. OVNI is aimed at simulating in real-time the operation and control of large power system networks.

The Group's system simulation work proceeds in three fronts: a) Accurate and efficient system component models (transmission lines, transformers, machines, power electronic devices, and controllers), b) Efficient algorithmic solution techniques (network partitioning techniques, multirate solutions for latency exploitation and hybrid phasor/time-domain solutions), and c) PC-cluster architectures.

The group is also developing advanced signal processing techniques for in-service intelligent diagnostic systems. A current project involves the signature characterization of power transformers from their high-frequency response. This signature is then used for the detection of incipient faults and aging defects while the transformer is in service.

An important area of current interest in the group is the simulation of distributed energy systems. Together with other members of the Power Systems Group and the Power Electronics Group, we are studying the coordinated operation and control of local distributed generation resources (LDR's), including microturbines, fuel cells, solar, and wind generators, sharing resources with each other and with the existing power grid.

Current Research Projects

Current Graduate Students and Visitors in our Lab

Past Students and Visitors

Selected Publications

A list of selected publications by Dr. Martí and his group can be found at this link.

Selected Links

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