IDEATE

Power Electronics for Electric Drive Vehicles

ECEN 5017 Fall 2014


Announcements

  • In the Fall 2014 semester, the class meets MWF 9-9:50 in ECCS 1B14. Recorded video lectures, lecture slides, course materials, schedule, assignments and grading, are all available on the course D2L site.
  • ECEN5017 is one of the four courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Electric Drivetrain Technology, offered by UCCS and CU-Boulder through the Department-of-Energy sponsored “GATE Center of Excellence in Innovative Drivetrains in Electric Automotive Technology Education” (IDEATE)

The course is developed, taught and offered jointly by Prof. Dragan Maksimovic at CU Boulder and Prof. Regan Zane at Utah State University (USU).

This course considers the design and control of power converters in electric drive vehicles. The course includes an overview of system architectures and covers system-level dynamic modeling and control using MATLAB/Simulink at levels appropriate to determine requirements and validate the performance of switched-mode power converters in the vehicle system. Analysis, modeling and design of switched-mode power converters in electric-drive vehicle systems are then covered, including battery DC-DC converters, battery management electronics, motor drive inverters and battery chargers. This is one of the four courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Electric Drivetrain Technology, offered by UCCS and CU-Boulder through the Department-of-Energy sponsored “GATE Center of Excellence in Innovative Drivetrains in Electric Automotive Technology Education” (IDEATE).

The course is offered both to regular on-campus students and also to off-campus students via CU-Boulder online distance education program Engineering Anywhere. Students registered through CAETE can receive lectures via web-based streaming video, or other media.  GATE Fellowships are available to qualified students to help defray the registration costs. Further details of the course policies, including procedures for off-campus students, are listed on the course vitals page.