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Power Electronic Converters and Systems


Credit Hours:


Learning Objective:

The objective of this course is to educate students in the detailed modeling, average-value modeling, and control design of power electronics converters and systems of converters.


Part 1 of the course addresses components and modeling techniques and considers three power converters - a dc/dc converter, an ac/dc power supply, and a dc/ac inverter. Detailed and average-value modeling concepts are presented, and detailed component controls are developed. Part 2 of the course focuses on systems of power electronic converters. In particular, the concept of negative impedance instability is explored using both linear and non-linear analysis methods.

Topics Covered:

Components and Modeling Techniques; Component Design; Stability and System Control of Power Electronics Based Systems.


Basic knowledge of synchronous machines, three-phase inverters, reference frame theory, frequency domain and state-space linear control theory. Purdue ECE610 Energy Conversion and ECE602 Lumped System Theory or equivalent.

Applied / Theory:

50 / 50

Web Address:

Web Content:

Also using Blackboard for this course. Tools available on Blackboard: Grades and Lecture Notes.


Assigned weekly to every other week; submitted via email to


No formal project, however, some homeworks will be significant.


Two exams and one final exam.


Official textbook information is now listed in the Schedule of Classes. NOTE: Textbook information is subject to be changed at any time at the discretion of the faculty member. If you have questions or concerns please contact the academic department.
Tentative: Required - Analysis of Electric Machinery and Drive Systems, 3rd Edition, by Krause, Wasynczuk, Sudhoff, Pekarek (ISBN978-1-118-02429-4, Wiley). Unpublished notes and papers will be provided by instructor.

Computer Requirements:

ProEd minimum computer requirements; students will also need access to Matlab/Simulink.

ProEd Minimum Requirements:


Tuition & Fees: