Power Electronics

Course #EC3150

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


A detailed analytical approach is presented for the operation, performance, and control of the important types of power electronic converters found in naval shipboard power systems. The course reviews the characteristics of power semiconductor switching devices and introduces DC-DC converters, single-phase and three-phase line-frequency diode and thyristor rectifiers, PWM inverters and switch-mode power supplies.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 291


  • EC2110


  • EC2200

Learning Outcomes

·       This course presents the basics of switch-mode power converters, beginning with DC-DC converters and power supplies. Topologies and control methods are analyzed and modeled using physics-based equations.

·       Students learn that pulse width modulation (PWM) is the most popular method to control the switching devices in most power converter topologies.

·       Rectifier circuits and inverters are also analyzed and modeled, focusing on power quality and compliance to military standards for shipboard applications.

·       Laboratory assignments give students additional experience working with prototypes of the power converters studied in class.

·       Students learn to relate the analysis and modeling work done in class to the experimental waveforms acquired in the laboratory.

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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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