Jan 28, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EE 444 - Power Electronics

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course focuses on the design and simulation of linear and switch-mode power supplies. Topics covered emphasize the use of various active devices in inverters, converters, drives, and power conditioning circuits. (prereq: EE 3102 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the electrical characteristics of power semiconductor devices
  • Analyze power semiconductor circuits operating at high power levels under transient and steady state conditions
  • Develop the skills necessary to use the computer to analyze and design power conversion circuits
  • Develop the understanding of important considerations in the design of power conversion and switching circuits

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Steady state and transient circuit analysis
  • Electrical characteristics of diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and field effect transistors
  • Analysis of circuits with diodes and transistors
  • Frequency response of electrical circuits

Course Topics
  • Power Electronics applications (2 classes)
  • Power Electronics semiconductor devices (3 classes)
  • Rectifiers (2 classes)
  • Line-controlled converters (2 classes)
  • DC-DC converters (3 classes)
  • DC power supplies (2 classes)
  • Square-wave inverters (2 classes)
  • PWM inverters (2 classes)
  • Resonant converters (3 classes)
  • Practical circuit techniques (3 classes)
  • Review (3 classes)
  • Exams (2 classes)

Laboratory Topics
  • MOSFET switch application
  • SCR application
  • AC voltage control application
  • Buck and boost converters
  • Inverters

Dr. Luke Weber

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