19E013UEP - Power Converter Control Circuits

Course specification
Course title Power Converter Control Circuits
Acronym 19E013UEP
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition Finished courses: Power Converters 1, Power Converters 2
The goal Introduction to: characteristics of switching elements from the control perspective, requirements and practical implementation techniques, galvanic insulation of control circuits and synchronization of power converters, measurement techniques. Integration of previously acquired knowledge in automatic control and electronics, and its application in the control circuits synthesis.
The outcome Students will be able to understand characteristics of switching elements from the control perspective, and functional requirements and technical aspects of control circuits which are necessary for their practical realization. Based on the acquired knowledge, students will be able to design control circuits for semiconductor switching components.
Contents of lectures Supply of control circuits. Control and protection requirements of switching components. Control circuit topology and its influence on EMI. Measurement of switch current and load. Control circuits for grid-controlled converters: synchronization, protection. Realization of linear control system, compensation of poles. Voltage reference sources. Signal filtering. Pulse width modulator.
Contents of exercises Analysis of control circuits through measurements on laboratory prototypes of power converters. Synthesis of control circuit according to the given requirements.
  1. "Control in Power Electronics, selected problems", Marian P. Kazmierkowski, Frede Blaabjerg, Ramu Krishnan (Original title)
  2. "Control Design Techniques in Power Electronics Devices", Hebertt Sira-Ramirez, Ramon Silva-Ortigoza (Original title)
  3. "Power Electronics Handbook", Muhammad H. Rashid (Original title)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
2 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures, laboratory and classroom exercises
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 70
Practical lessons 30 Oral examination 0
Projects 0
Colloquia 0
Seminars 0