Patrick Plotz

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Commercial transport is often referred to as an early market for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). In comparison to private transport, commercial transport with passenger cars is characterized by higher vehicle kilometers traveled (VKT) forming an important factor for a quick pay-off of PEVs. In this paper, we analyze multi-day driving profiles of German(More)
Electric vehicles have recently been introduced to market in Europe. Policy makers as well as car manufacturers have great interest to understand the first group of electric vehicle users, the so-called `early adopters'. Several studies have tried to determine the potential early adopters of electric vehicles from different angles. However, the number of(More)
This paper proposes a simple and effective scheme for Direct Torque Control (DTC) of Brushless DC Motor. Unlike the traditional DTC where both the torque and flux must to be employed in order to deliver the switching table for the inverter, the proposed DTC scheme utilizes only the torque information. By considering the particular operating principle of the(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has been suggested as a technique for diagnosing and monitoring myositis, an inflammatory muscle disease. To date, the assessment of disease from MR images has been by subjective visual analysis. We describe here an objective, semi-automatic, computer-based method for quantifying the degree of disease from MR images, without(More)
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