Advances in Difference Equations
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 687363, 12 pages
Fractional Models for Thermal Modeling and Temperature Estimation of a Transistor Junction
1CRONE Team IMS Laboratory, CNRS UMR 5218, 351 cours de la Libération, Bordeaux 1 University, 33405 Talence, France
2Direction de la Recherche et de l'Ingénierie Avancée, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Route de Gizy, VV1404, 78943 Vélizy Villacoublay Cedex, France
3POWER Team IMS Laboratory, CNRS UMR 5218, 351 Cours de la Libération, Bordeaux 1 University, 33405 Talence, France
Received 11 December 2010; Accepted 20 January 2011
Academic Editor: J. J. Trujillo
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The thermal behavior of a power transistor mounted on a dissipator is considered in order to estimate the transistor temperature junction using a measure of the dissipator temperature only. The thermal transfers between the electric power applied to the transistor, the junction temperature, and the dissipator temperature are characterized by two fractional transfer functions. These models are then used in a Control Output Observer (COO) to estimate the transistor junction temperature.