An instructional laboratory for the revival of electric machines and drives courses

Razvan C. Panaitescu, Ned Mohan, William Robbins, Philip Jose, Todd Begalke, Chris Henze, Tore Undeland, Eric Persson

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Abstract

This paper describes the developments at the University of Minnesota of new approach in teaching of Electric drives, focusing on the associate state-of-the-art laboratory. The mission of these developments is to nationally revitalize courses in industrially and strategically vital fields of electric drives (and power electronics [7]). This is accomplished by making these courses appealing to students (undergraduate enrollments have significantly increased subsequently to adopting these approaches) where they receive a first-rate education in just one undergraduate course in a way that ensures a seamless continuity to advanced courses. The laboratory is based on a dSPACE development board and several custom designed power converter boards and electric motors, working on a 42V dc-bus voltage system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-460
Number of pages6
JournalPESC Record - IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference
Volume2
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE 33rd Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC) - Cairns, Australia
Duration: Jun 23 2002Jun 27 2002

Keywords

  • Digital control
  • Electric drives
  • Instructional laboratory
  • Power electronics
  • Undergraduate courses

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