Many sustainable energy technologies including hybrid cars, photovoltaic energy systems, efficient power supplies, and energy-conserving control systems have at their heart intelligent, high-power electronics. This unit examines this technology and uses sustainable-tech examples to teach the engineering principles of modeling, optimization, analysis, simulation, and design. Topics include power converter topologies, periodic steady-state analysis, control, motors and drives, photovoltaic systems, and design of magnetic components. The unit involves a hands-on laboratory and a substantial final project.
Unit details and rules
|Electrical and Information Engineering
A background in power electronics converters and control theory such as that covered in ELEC3204/9204 and ELEC3304/9304 is assumed.
|Available to study abroad and exchange students