ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering

ECE 5244 Advanced Power Conversion Techniques


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ECE 5244 Advanced Power Conversion Techniques (3C)

High-frequency resonant, quasi-resonant, and multi-resonant power conversion techniques; zero-voltage and zero-current switching techniques in pulse-width modulation converters and inverters. Pulse-width modulation and frequency modulation; non-linear analysis techniques for resonant and soft-switching converters and inverters. Power factor correction recitifiers and distributed power systems.

What is the reason for this course?

The growing energy shortage and growing environmental concerns have stimulated the development and utilization of clean electric power in countless new areas now predominately served by other forms of energy. Efficiency in the manipulation and control of electric power has gained increasing priority as the rising cost of energy forces the abandonment of techniques that are cheap in the short term but wasteful in the long term. This course provides a comprehensive overview of advanced power conversion techniques.

Typically offered: Spring. Program Area: Electronics.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: ECE 4224.

Why are these prerequisites or corequisites required?

Understanding of power switching circuit techniques as covered in 4224 is required before beginning the study of more advanced power conversion using resonant techniques.

Department Syllabus Information:

Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
    the student will be able to design various power processing circuits using advanced power conversion techniques and frequency-modulation-control methods.

Course Topics
Topic Percentage
Resonant Converters 20%
Zero-Current Switched Quasi-Resonant Converters 10%
Zero-Voltage Switched Quasi-Resonant Converters 10%
Multi-Resonant Converters 10%
Soft-Switching Techniques for PWM Converters 20%
Power Factor Correction Circuits 15%
Distributed Power Systems 15%

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