Power Mechatronics Laboratory

S. Shinnaka

Shinji Shinnaka

Office: 23-613 Ext.: 3801

e-mail: shinnaka@kanagawa-u.ac.jp

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine (USA)

D.Eng., Tokyo Institute of Technology

S. Takeuchi

Shigeru Takeuchi
(Technical Assistant)

Laboratory: 23-612 Ext.: 3800

e-mail: takeus02@kanagawa-u.ac.jp


Research Field

Motor Drives.

Research Overview

Research and development of technologies for motor drives and their applications.

Research Subjects

  • 1.Target motors: permanent-magnet synchronous motors, induction motors, synchronous reluctance motors, and several hybrid motors.
  • 2.Applications: electric vehicles, power steering, compressors, and spindle systems et al.


The following pictures show sensorless and transmissionless electrical vehicles (ST-EV), which were world first developed by our original technologies.


Instead of recent papers, a list of specialized books based on our original technologies are introduced in the following.

  • 1)S. Shinnaka, “Vector control technologies for permanent-magnet synchronous motor vol. I (from principle to leading edge),” Dempashinbunsha (2008). ISBN 978-4-88554-972-4.
  • 2)S. Shinnaka, “Vector control technologies for permanent-magnet synchronous motor vol. II (quintessence of sensorless control),” Dempashinbunsha (2008). ISBN 978-4-88554-973-1.
  • 3)S. Shinnaka, “Control of permanent-magnet synchronous motor (sensorless vector control technologies),” Publishing Dept. of Tokyo Denki University (2013). ISBN 978-4-501-11640-8.
  • 4)S. Shinnaka, “Vector control technologies for induction motor,” Publishing Dept. of Tokyo Denki University (2015). ISBN 978-4-501-11710-8.
  • 5)S. Shinnaka, “Adaptive algorithms (discrete and continuous, approach to quintessence),” Sangyotosho Publishing Co. (1990). ISBN 4-7828-5129-4.
  • 6)S. Shinnaka, “Introduction to control engineering for system design,” Corona Publishing Co. (2009). ISBN 978-4-339-03197-3.
  • 7)S. Shinnaka, “Fourier series/transform and Laplace transform,” Suurikogakusha Publishing Co. (2010). ISBN 978-4-901683-73-9.
Affiliated Academic Organizations

S. Shinnaka: IEEE, IEE Japan, Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan.

Current members
◯ Professors: 1 ◯ Technical Assistants: 1
◯ Postgraduates: 9 ◯ Undergraduates: 12

Facilities: Experimental equipments for developing drive technologies of motors ranging 0.1 to 3.0 kW.