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ECE 4284 - Power Electronics Laboratory (1C)

Course Description

Design and testing of electronic power processing systems for commercial and aerospace applications.

Why take this course?

This is the only undergraduate power electronics laboratory course. It provides the opportunity to experimentally verify the design techniques taught in the ECE 4224 Power Electronics course and to learn experimental techniques that are specific for power electronics.

Learning Objectives

  • Search, explore, and verify the design options based on given specifications.
  • Design and build the power stage of dc-dc converters and experimentally verify it.
  • Design and build high-frequency inductors and transformers.
  • Design and build feedback controller for dc-dc converters.
  • Measure and experimentally quantify steady-state, small-signal, and transient characteristics of power converters.
  • Design and build a complete dc-dc converter prototype and verify the design through analysis and interpretation of the experimentally collected data.