An energy conversion laboratory using industrial-grade equipment
- E. R. Collins
- IEEE Trans. Power Syst., vol. 24, pp. 3-11, Jan…
A new educational power electronics laboratory based on state-of-the-art tools and industrial-grade platforms is presented in this paper. The developed laboratory, which is built based upon prior theoretical knowledge and background of the students in power electronics, combines the sophisticated Texas Instruments (TI)’s hardware tools with MATLAB/Simulink software tools to design, test, and rapidly prototype power-electronic circuits. A detailed description of the tools along with their use in the developed laboratory is presented. Index Terms – Power electronics, digital control, micro-controller, MATLAB/Simulink environment, MATLAB Real Time Workshop, rapid prototyping.