ECE 498 AB3 - Power Electronics Control
Last offered Spring 2024
Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in electrical and computer engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 0 to 4 undergraduate hours. 0 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.
This course aims to educate students in the detailed modeling, average-value modeling, thermal considerations, and control design of power electronic converters. Part 1 addresses energy storage and switch components and modeling techniques in major classes of power converters. Detailed and average-value modeling and control concepts are presented. Part 2 focuses on PWM strategies, controller designs, and their control impact. Part 3 considers grid-tied applications and nonlinear control methods for power converters. Material on transient thermal models will connect the impact of controls on thermal effects. The course includes a final project for experience in the design, control, and simulation of power converters for an electric vehicle application. Prerequisites: ECE 464 (required) and ECE 486 (recommended).