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Spring 2017-2018
ELE 481 / ENE 481   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Principles of Power Electronics

Minjie Chen

Power electronics circuits are critical building blocks in a wide range of applications, ranging from mW-scale portable devices, W-scale telecom servers, kW-scale motor drives, to MW-scale solar farms. This course is a design-oriented course and will present fundamental principles of power electronics. Topics include: 1) circuit elements;2) circuit topology; 3) system modeling and control; 4) design methods and practical techniques. Numerous design examples will be presented in the class, such as solar inverters, data center power supplies, radio-frequency power amplifiers, and wireless power transfer systems.

Sample reading list:
John G. Kassakian; Martin F. Sclecht; Gerge C. Verghese, Principles of Power Electronics
Robert W. Erickson, Dragan Maksimovic, Fundamentals of Power Electronics
Philip Krein, Elements of Power Electronics

Reading/Writing assignments:
One homework assignment per week. Each homework assignment has 4-5 problems, and take 4-5 hours to complete. Different homework assignments for undergraduate and graduate students. Two midterm exams (25% each), with a final project that will account for 20% of the grade.

Mid Term Exam - 50%
Problem set(s) - 30%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ELE203: Electronic Circuit Design, Analysis and Implementation.

Other information:
This course will be co-listed as ELE 581 for graduate studentss. Graduate students will have more challenging problem sets and different design project topics. Listed in Blackboard ELE 581


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43382 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm M W   Andlinger Center   017   Enrolled:4 Limit:20