Converter Design for a Model Solar Car (2002)
AuthorsDuke, R., Round, S.show all
To provide our students with practical experience in power electronic design they undertake an assignment that involves a model solar car race. The students are required to design, build and demonstrate a dc-dc converter that matches the output from a 10W solar panel to a permanent magnet DC motor. The converter must step down the output voltage from the panel from 15V to 3V. This is a team-based assignment in which their mark is determined from an inspection, written report and a race. Such a project is important to stimulate the student’s interest in power electronics as well as providing them with some practical power electronic design skills.
CitationDuke, R., Round, S. (2002) Converter Design for a Model Solar Car. Cavtat, Croatia: Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Power Electronics & Motion Control, Sep 2002. 1-7.
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