6.333 Graduate Power Electronics Laboratory (meets with 6.131)


Graduate Level
(subject meets with 6.131)
Prereq:  Permission of Instructor
Units: 3-9-3
Lecture: TR1, 34-101, Lab W3, 34-101
Instructor:  Prof. Steve Leeb (sbleeb@mit.edu)
This subject counts as a Circuits concentration subject.
Hands-on introduction to the design and construction of power electronic circuits and motor drives. Laboratory exercises (shared with 6.131) include the construction of drive circuitry for an
electric go-cart, flash strobes, computer power supplies, three-phase inverters for AC motors, and resonant drives for lamp ballasts and induction heating. Basic electric machines introduced
including DC, induction, and permanent magnet motors, with drive considerations. Graduate students complete three additional readings on Tellegen's theorem, switched capacitor power
supplies, and energy-based control. Two additional lectures are added over 6.131, and the extended final project makes use of the additional readings.