Research Projects Follows RDD&D Approach
•Machine Drive Systems for Hub Motors
•Ultra Capacitor integration for Extended Battery Life and High Peak Current Delivery
•Grid Tied Inverters for Smart Grid
Gallium Nitride FET (eGaNFET) Motor Drive Board Development
eGanFETs are new to electronics hardware development engineers. We have developed PCBs for Efficient Power Company's (EPC) FETs and tested. A MS. thesis was completed in this area. This board can be used to control small 3-phase ac induction motors, 3-phase BLDC motors, or DC motors (using two legs). Significant efficiency benefits were observed , compared to a MOSFET based H-Bridge, at frequencies above 750 kHz.