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ECE4055

Faculty of Engineering

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Dr Tadeusz Czasjeko/Mr Robin Lisner

Synopsis

The unit presents a structured treatment of the design of switched mode power electronic converters. It begins by considering semiconductor devices and topologies of various types of converters that suit particular applications. Then, detailed design processes are developed, taking into account converter topology and semiconductor device selection, design of magnetic components, voltage-mode and current-mode closed loop control, use of simulation, physical design layout, and EMI/EMC considerations, in the context of particular applications. Finally, specific real-world systems such as electronic lighting ballast's, UPSs and high-frequency induction heating systems are presented as examples.

Outcomes

  • To understand the use of power electronic switching conversion techniques to control electrical power in a wide-range of applications.
  • To select appropriate converter topologies and structures for specific applications.
  • To be able to design and construct practical switched mode power electronic converters.
  • To be able to use simulation tools as part of the design process.

Assessment

Continuous assessment: 30%
Examination: (3 hours) 70%.
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week

Prerequisites

ECE2061 or TRC2500

Prohibitions

ECE4505, ECE5055, ECE5505