Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-883L3: Special Topics in Energy Systems: Power Electronics Applications in High Power




This course will review the requirements for high power applications such as high voltage direct current transmission, flexible alternating current devices for compensation and control, and converter interfaces for renewable energy conversion facilities.

Students will investigate the voltage, current, and energy dissipation tolerances for high power semiconductors, and learn how they can effectively be combined in series and parallel to create high power switches. They will evaluate the merits of advanced topologies regarding cost, complexity, and reliability. They will learn to align these capabilities with the demands of high power applications.

After completing this course, students will be able to align the capabilties of higher power electronic systems with the demands of a chosen high power applications, and simulate an appropriate control design.

Last Modified: 2018-11-09 4:17PM

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2019