Hongbo Sun

Hongbo Sun
  • Phone: 617-621-7590
  • Email: hongbosun[at]merl[dot]com
  • Biography

    Prior to Joining MERL in 2010, Hongbo was a principal applications Engineer at Oracle, and a technical architect at SPL WorldGroup.He is a registered Professional Engineer and has more than 20 years' experience in technical consulting, product development and research on electrical transmission and distribution system planning, analysis, operation, and automation.

  • Internships with Hongbo

    • DA1024: Micro Grid Synchronization and Control

      Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) at Cambridge MA is looking for a highly motivated intern to conduct research on Micro Grid Synchronization and Control. The ideal candidate would be a senior Ph.D. student, or postdoctoral researcher, and have solid background in power electronics, generator/grid synchronization, power system control, and energy storage systems. The candidates should have strong programming skills in Matlab or C/C++. The duration of the internship is expected to be 3-6 months, and the start date is flexible.

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  • MERL Publications

    •  Sun, H., Feng, G., Nikovski, D.N., "Dynamic State Estimation Based on Unscented Kalman Filter and Very Short-Term Load and Distributed Generation Forecasting", POWERCON, September 2016.
    •  Sun, H., Minot, A., Nikovski, D.N., Hashimoto, H., Takano, T., Takaguchi, Y., "Mitigating Substation Demand Fluctuations Using Decoupled Price Schemes for Demand Response", IEEE ISGT, September 2016.
    •  Wang, Z., Sun, H., Nikovski, D.N., "Distributed secondary voltage controller for droop-controlled microgrids to improve power quality in power distribution networks", IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 2016.
    •  Wang, Z.; Sun, H.; Nikovski, D.N., "Static Voltage Stability Detection Using Local Measurement for Microgrids in a Power Distribution Network", IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2015.7402708, ISBN: 978-1-4799-7884-7, December 2015, pp. 3254-3259.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2015-147
      • @inproceedings{Wang2015dec,
      • author = {Wang, Z. and Sun, H. and Nikovski, D.N.},
      • title = {Static Voltage Stability Detection Using Local Measurement for Microgrids in a Power Distribution Network},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)},
      • year = 2015,
      • pages = {3254--3259},
      • month = dec,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/CDC.2015.7402708},
      • isbn = {978-1-4799-7884-7},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2015-147}
      • }
    •  Sun, H.; Wang, Y.; Nikovski, D.N.; Zhang, J., "Flex-Grid: A Dynamic and Adaptive Configurable Power Distribution System", IEEE Eindhoven PowerTech, DOI: 10.1109/PTC.2015.7232488, June 2015, pp. 1-6.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2015-082
      • @inproceedings{Sun2015jun,
      • author = {Sun, H. and Wang, Y. and Nikovski, D.N. and Zhang, J.},
      • title = {Flex-Grid: A Dynamic and Adaptive Configurable Power Distribution System},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Eindhoven PowerTech},
      • year = 2015,
      • pages = {1--6},
      • month = jun,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/PTC.2015.7232488},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2015-082}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Method for Determining Power Consumption of Loads in Ungrounded Power Distribution Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo
      Patent No.: 9,488,682
      Issue Date: Nov 8, 2016
    • Title: "Method for Fault Location Analysis of Ungrounded Distribution Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Tan, Zhenyu
      Patent No.: 9,476,931
      Issue Date: Oct 25, 2016
    • Title: "Locating Multi-Phase Faults in Ungrounded Power Distribution Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Dubey, Anamika
      Patent No.: 9,476,930
      Issue Date: Oct 25, 2016
    • Title: "Method for Locating of Single-Phase-to-Ground Faults of Ungrounded Power Distribution Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo
      Patent No.: 9,316,679
      Issue Date: Apr 19, 2016
    • Title: "Method for Locating Faults in Ungrounded Power Distribution Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo
      Patent No.: 9,279,847
      Issue Date: Mar 8, 2016
    • Title: "Hybrid Three-Phase Power Flow Analysis Method for Ungrounded Distribution Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo
      Patent No.: 8,965,593
      Issue Date: Feb 24, 2015
    • Title: "Power Flow Analysis for Balanced Power Distribution Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo
      Patent No.: 8,326,594
      Issue Date: Dec 4, 2012
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