Grainger CEME

Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics

White Papers

White Papers

A Solar Calculator is shown with a table of expected outputs giving break-even prices for best-case, worst-case and expected-case scenarios for various model parameters and display assumptions.
Solid-State Light Simulator
Modular Inverter System Specifications, Revision 1
A Complete Implementation Procedure for State Estimation in Induction Machines on the eZdsp F2812
SCR Box – 2003
BLDC Drive for ECE431
FET Box – 2003
PWM Amp – 2004


Dymola Tutorial – 2008
How to generate code for the eZdsp F2812 using Simulink
Spectral Measurements

Senior Design Projects

ECE 445 Senior Design Project descriptions are available from Spring 1999 through the present. Sample descriptions from each of the Spring 2010 and Fall 2010 semesters follow.

Solar Simulator using LEDs – The goal of this project is to use LEDs to produce a system capable of simulating solar conditions for the purpose of testing solar panels. Features of the system include adjustments in intensity and spectrum, simulation of spectral shifts that occur during sunrise and sunset, simulation of some weather conditions, the ability to adjust the angle of incidence of the light on the panel, and computer interface for quick, easy adjustments and control. A system to implement automatic time of day adjustments would bring all of the above together into one process.

Intelligent Battery Charger – Our project comes from the list of power ideas presented by Professor Krein. Consumer electronics in our day-to-day lives use a wide range of battery types. As such, the average person will utilize a variety of battery chargers to accommodate their personal needs. Instead of having a battery charger for a laptop, cell phone, ipod, camera, car battery, etc… what if we could use one single device to charge each product, despite their very unique parameters? This is the question we will seek to address in the design of an intelligent battery charger. The aim of this project is that it would lead to more efficient battery charging, as well as increased convenience for the average consumer. Other requirements of the intelligent battery charger would be that the charger displays information relevant battery information and adjusts the charging process for old/damaged batteries. The charger will automatically shut off when the battery is fully charged.