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Advanced Power Electronics for Vehicle Electrification

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ECE 642: Advanced Power Electronics for Vehicle Electrification

This is an advanced class in power electronics. Advanced converter topologies, control methods, and analyses used in electric-vehicle and power-system domains will be discussed. Topics include state-variable modeling of DC-DC converters for closed-loop control system design; isolated DC-DC converter topologies (half, full, and dual bridges) and resonant DC-DC converter topologies (series, parallel, and series-parallel) for wireless power transfer and battery charging; soft-switching concepts and control methods for isolated DC-DC converters; single-phase and three-phase inverter design; inverter control methods, including six-step, Sine PWM, Space Vector PWM, and Discontinuous PWM; and the design and control of multi-level and modular multi-level inverters.

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Required Hardware & Software

Required Hardware: It is a program requirement that all learners have, or have access to, a computer with a touch-screen display or a tablet with stylus/digital pen capability to capture writing in real time using Qwickly Jot tool located in Blackboard. Although you will likely not use the tool in this course, you will use it for other courses in this program. 

Required Software: 

Several courses in this program require learners to use MATLAB® and Simulink to complete assignments. MATLAB® is one of the top 10 programming languages used for teaching, research, and project-based learning. As such, Kettering University collaborates with MathWorks to provide free, unlimited use of MATLAB® to students and faculty. Also, note that MATLAB® is available through the KU Cloud.

Follow these instructions to download MATLAB® software:

  • Create a MathWorks account at using your Kettering email address
  • MathWorks will send an email so you can verify your Kettering email address
  • Verify your Kettering email address
  • Locate and click on your name in the upper right hand corner
  • Click “Associate License” from the drop-down menu
  • When prompted to do so, enter Activation Key: 76102-12087-93601-38915-99255
  • Click the download button for the current release
  • Click the installer button to download the installer
  • Follow the prompts to complete download

For more detailed instructions on downloading MATLAB® software go to:

  • Click on “My Kettering”
  • Type “MATLAB® ” in the search bar
  • Select the first option for MATLAB®
  • Scroll down to “How do I download MATLAB® software?” and click on the “IT Help Sheet”

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