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Design and Implementation of Electric Drives Laboratory using Commercial Microcontroller Development Kits

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Electrical and Computer Division Technical Session 6

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Electrical and Computer

Page Count

11

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https://peer.asee.org/30262

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126

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Bhanu Babaiahgari University of Colorado, Denver

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Mr. Bhanu Babaiahgari received his M.S degree from University of Colorado Denver, Denver, in 2015. He is currently pursuing PhD at University of Colorado Denver supervised by Dr. Jae-Do Park. Since 2016, he has been teaching Electric drives and Energy conversion laboratory and Energy conversion laboratory as part-time graduate instructor. He is a research assistant at Dr. Park’s Energy and Power lab under Energy Conversion Research Force (ECRF). His current research interests are DC shipboard power systems protection and stability analysis, power electronics and coordinated energy management.

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Zizhuo Chen University of Colorado, Denver

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Mr. Zizhuo Chen received his bachelor’s degree in Northeast Forestry University, China, in 2016. He is currently pursuing M.S degree at University of Colorado Denver supervised by Dr. Jae-Do Park. He is a research assistant at Dr. Park’s Energy and Power lab under Energy Conversion Research Force (ECRF). His current research interest is BLDC motor speed control.

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Jae-Do Park University of Colorado, Denver

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Jae-Do Park received his Ph.D. degree from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, in 2007. Park is currently an Assistant Professor of electrical engineering at the University of Colorado, Denver. He is interested in various energy and power system research and education areas, including electric machines and drives, energy storage and harvesting systems, renewable energy sources, and grid-interactive distributed generation systems. Prior to his arrival at the University of Colorado, Denver, Park worked for Pentadyne Power Corporation in California as Manager of Software and Controls, where he took charge of control algorithm design and software development for the high-speed flywheel energy storage system. He also worked at the R&D Center of LG Industrial Systems, Korea, where he developed induction machine drive systems as a Research Engineer.

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Abstract

The design and implementation of instructional electric drives laboratory using off-the-shelf commercial micro controllers is described in this paper. The main objective of this project is to familiarize the students with the programming experience of advanced micro controllers and provide hands-on experience on electric drives in order to successfully drive and control electric machines precisely (current, torque, speed etc.). This laboratory is designed for the students to take as a follow up for electric drives lecture course to improve their understanding of the theory learned from lectures. Moreover, this laboratory is intended mainly for the students to prepare for their senior design projects especially that deals with designing and controlling of electric drives to run electric machines (e.g., SPACEX-Hyperloop, 3D printers, robots, wind energy etc.).

While the electric machines have not changed much in their structure and working, recent advancement of drive technologies and power electronic converters for different types of machines has shown tremendous impact on the design of integrated electric machine drives. Moreover, the micro controllers used in this laboratory can not only be used to control electric machines but also can be used for many other applications like AC and DC micro grids, electric vehicles, batteries, DC-DC converters etc. Many of the electric drive laboratories existing today use DSPs that were popular a decade ago, however, the micro controllers used in this laboratory perform faster computational work with higher efficiency and provides versatile functions.

The laboratory procedures and exercises were carefully defined and step-by-step procedures are explained to meet the learning objective for the students. Moreover, the students are assigned specific tasks to finish at the end of each lab and a final project using the hardware provided to them, which will enable them to think creatively during programming. Experiments, hardware components, instruments and devices about the laboratory will be presented in the final draft. It is a legitimate opportunity to offer electric drives laboratory using up-to-date technologies and familiarizing students with latest industrial standard techniques.

Babaiahgari, B., & Chen, Z., & Park, J. (2018, June), Design and Implementation of Electric Drives Laboratory using Commercial Microcontroller Development Kits Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30262

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