Course Description: Principles of electromagnetic force and torque in rotating machinery. Simple AC and DC machines. Synchronous machine theory and characteristics. Induction motor theory. Practical aspects of induction motor use: characteristics, standards, starting, variable speed operation. Fractional HP motor theory. Safety in electrical environments.
Course Description: Transmission line design parameters; power flow computations; generator control systems, load frequency control; economic operation of power systems; symmetrical components theory; symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis.
Course Description: Introduction to power system transient states. Power system voltage stability; PV and QV curve methods. Power system angular stability; transient stability and equal area criterion; steady-state stability and power system stabilizer. Electromagnetic transients in power systems, insulation coordination and equipment protection. Methods of power system design and simulation.
ECE 490: The first of two design courses that must be taken in the same academic year. Student teams research, propose, design, develop, document, prototype, and present a practical engineering system or device; teams exercise creativity and make assumptions and decisions based on technical knowledge. This first course includes project definition, planning, and initial prototyping. Formal reports and presentation of the project proposal is required.
ECE 491: The second of two design courses that must be taken in the same academic year, in which student teams develop an electronic system or device from concept to working prototype. Emphasis is placed on continued execution of the project plan developed in ECE 490. Formal interim and final reports are required; groups demonstrate and present their designs.
Course Description: This course covers power converter topologies (including DC-DC converters, DC-AC converters, two level and multilevel converters, voltage source converters, current source converters). PWM methods (including Sine PWM, Space Vector PWM, Hysteresis PWM, Selective Harmonic Elimination PWM, and PWM for multilevel converters) and implementation techniques. Wind power systems, PV systems, fuel cell systems and the power converters used in these systems. Operation/control issues of renewable energy systems.
Course Description: Reading and research course on advanced topics in energy systems.