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Electrical and Computer Engineering
Team 2004

Team Members

Advisor

Alyona Crews
Andrew Davidson
Nell Kane
Alex Rontey

Yang Cao

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Pulse Power Conversion for Medium Voltage Systems

In this project, we developed the necessary circuitry to efficiently convert pulse power from an energy storage device to provide a short period of electrical boost to a medium voltage system. The storage device that was chosen for this project was a supercapacitor instead of a battery or flywheel. In phase one, a Simulink test bench was created to provide an electrical boost to an induction motor similar to that of the Tesla Model P85D during the vehicle’s insane mode. For phase two, a scaled model of the Simulink test bench was designed and constructed for demonstration purposes. The 1HP scaled model was sized to be representative of laboratory conditions. Testing was conducted to ensure the designed circuit behaved according to the parameters set forth by the sponsor, General Dynamics Electric Boat.