This course introduces the principles and practice of smart electrical energy conversion. The fundamental power electronic converter topologies are introduced, and students also learn about modulation processes i.e. switching and control techniques for these systems. The course emphasizes digital strategies appropriate for implementation using digital signal processors.
Moreover, this course covers elementary switching cells, single and three phase topologies, multilevel converters, carrier based pulse width modulation, space vector modulation, multilevel pulse width modulation, closed loop DC and AC current regulation, linear regulators, non-linear hysteresis regulators, converter applications (e.g. motor drives and renewable energy).