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Power Electronics - ELEC395

This unit develops fundamental knowledge and skills in the area of electronic power devices and circuits and their applications.

Foundation knowledge in electronics and feedback control is assumed. This unit extends those fundamentals to electrical energy systems operating with relatively high current and/or high voltage. Topics covered include: Power electronic devices (semiconductor technologies, IGBTs, VMOS FETs, etc). AC/DC-DC/AC converters and inverters (buck, boost, buck-boost, DC and AC regulators, resonant converters). Motor drive and control (AC, DC), power factor control. Energy efficiency and management (conversion losses, maximum power point tracking, energy harvesting systems). Power combining techniques. Thermal management. Simulation tools (SPICE, PowerSim, etc).

The concepts studied in this unit, and the knowledge and skills gained, are required in an advanced unit in the area of electrical and energy systems engineering.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Professor Graham Town

39cp at 100 level or above including ENGG150 and ELEC270 Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Engineering

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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