ECE 59500 - Introduction to Power ElectronicsLecture Hours: 1 Credits: 1
This is an experiential learning course.
CMPE Special Content Elective
Experimental Course Offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2019
Requisites by Topic:
AC and DC circuits, Fourier Series. This course is not appropriate for students who have taken ECE 43300.
This course provides a basic background on the circuits and controls used in modern power conversion. Topologies that will be considered include dc-dc, dc-ac, and ac-dc converters. Controls that will be considered include those based upon pulse width modulation and hysteresis-based current regulation.
This is a 5-week course that is part of the Professional Master's Program.
- Analysis of Electric Machinery and Drive Systems, Chapter 11, 3rd Edition, P. C. Krause, O. Wasynczuk, S. D. Sudhoff, and S. Pekarek, John Wiley, 2013, ISBN No. 9781118024294.
- Power Electronics, 3rd Edition, N. Mohan, T. M. Undeland and W. P. Robbins, John Wiley, 2013, ISBN No. 0471-226-939.
Learning Outcomes:A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
- an understanding of the relationships between form and function and the roles played by various circuit components in ac-dc, dc-dc, and dc-ac converters. 
- a knowledge of the basic characteristics of switch types, and classification of converters. 
- a knowledge of control and switching techniques and operating principles of ac-dc, dc-dc, and dc-ac converters. 
- a knowledge of the methods of sizing the switching and energy storage elements in ac-dc, dc-dc, and dc-ac converters. 
|2||VI Characteristics of Power Semiconductors (Diodes, MOSFETS, IGBTs, SCRs, etc.)|
|1||3-Phase DC-AC Converter Topology|
|1.5||Common Switching Strategies (180 degree, PWM, Sine-Triangle PWM, etc.)|
|2.5||Closed-Loop Control of DC-AC Converters|
|3||DC-DC Converters (Buck, Boost, Isolated)|
Engineering Design Content:
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