Electronic Equipment Power Supplies

Course Description

Students acquire knowledge on design and construction of power supplies with power output below 200 W. Electrical energy sources: mains power source, electrochemical sources, fuel cells, solar cells, ultracapacitors, windmill power plants. Properties of particular electrical energy source. Selection of optimal energy source. Power semiconductors: MOSFET, IGBT, diodes. Passive components for power supplies. Heat transfer. Power supply circuits. Integrated power supply circuits. Power supplies for mobile equipment. Power factor correction. PCB design for power supplies. Electromagnetic compatibility. Redudancy. Standards for power supplies.

General Competencies

Students acquire knowledge on design, construction and application of power supplies.

Learning Outcomes

  1. describe characteristics of the particular energy sources
  2. choose adequate energy source or combination of them
  3. describe active and passive components used in power supplies
  4. describe elements and methodes for heat transfer
  5. state standards for power supplies
  6. design printed circuit board for the power supply
  7. design of power supply according to the specifications

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Lectures are focused on theoretical and practical aspects of key course topics (two hours per week).

Exams

Continuous evaluation encompasses two written exams (midterm and final exam). Students who do not satisfy at continuous evaluation must undertake both the written and oral exam. Students are questioned at the laboratory exercises and they also collect the points for a seminar.

Laboratory Work

Students are obliged to take laboratory exercises (15 hours). During the laboratory exercises, students learn about principles of power supplies.

Consultations

Consultations for students are held once per week.

Seminars

Students (in groups of up to three students) explore a theme or subject of interest related to the course.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Comment: Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 0 % 10 % 0 % 10 %
Seminar/Project 0 % 10 % 0 % 10 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 40 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 40 %
Exam: Written 0 % 40 %
Exam: Oral 40 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Electrical energy sources: mains power source, electrochemical sources, fuel cells, solar cells, ultracapacitors, windmill power plants.
  2. Properties of particular electrical energy source.
  3. Selection of optimal energy source.
  4. Power semiconductors: MOSFET, IGBT, diode.
  5. Passive components for power supplies: capacitors, inductors, transformers, resistors.
  6. Heat transfer.
  7. Heat transfer devices: heat sink, Peltier element, heat pipe, fan.
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Power supply circuits.
  10. Integrated power supply circuits.
  11. Power supplies for mobile equipment.
  12. Power factor correcton.
  13. PCB design for power supplies. Electromagnetic compatibility.
  14. Redundancy. Standards for power supplies.
  15. Final exam

Study Programmes

University graduate
Computer Engineering (profile)
Recommended elective courses (3. semester)
Electronic and Computer Engineering (profile)
Recommended elective courses (3. semester)
Electronics (profile)
Recommended elective courses (3. semester)

Literature

Abraham Pressman, Keith Billings, Taylor Morey (2009.), Switching Power Supply Design;;1998;McGraw-Hill, McGraw-Hill
F. L. Luo, Hong Ye (2003.), Advanced DC/DC Converters, CRC Press
T. Williams (2001.), EMC for Product Designers, Newnes
Gregor Hoogers (2003.), Fuel Cell Technology Handbook, CRC Press

Laboratory exercises