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ELEC5207: Advanced Power Conversion Technologies (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: ELEC5207: Advanced Power Conversion Technologies (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Evening
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Electrical & Information Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: A/Prof Xiao, Weidong
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: The unit covers advanced topics in power electronics and its applications. Subjects include soft-switching, power quality, photovoltaics, energy storage management, dynamics modelling and control. With the increasing integration of renewable and energy storage system, the unit also focuses on the power converters for the applications of bi-directional power flow and photovoltaic power generation. Simulation is widely used as the tool for system analysis, design and concept proof. The software tool can be chosen from Matlab/Simulink, PSIM, LTSPICE or others. Experimental development and evaluation will be performed in the laboratory. The unit assumes prior fundamental knowledge of power electronics and applications, including the conversions of AC-AC, AC-DC, DC-AC, and DC-DC.
Assumed Knowledge: ELEC3204.
Lecturer/s: A/Prof Xiao, Weidong
Timetable: ELEC5207 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 1 13
2 Tutorial 3.00 1 5
3 Laboratory 3.00 1 7
4 Project Work - own time 8
5 Independent Study 13
T&L Activities: Tutorial: 7 sessions of 2 hr tutorial developing skills in practical engineering, computer simulation, problem solving, theoretical analysis, and final exam preparation.

Laboratory: 5 sessions of 3-hr laboratory on modern power electronic systems regarding to power factor correction and zero voltage switching.

Guided Project: 4 sessions of 3-hr laboratory on the subject of dynamic modelling and control

Independent research project - own time: individual work on design, simulation, and implementation of advanced power conversion systems

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

Unassigned Outcomes
1. A systematic way to design a power conversion system requires the system specification, design, simulation, implementation, experimental test, dynamic modelling, and control. Every stage requires mathematics, scientific methods, and tools.
2. A complete cycle of engineering practice is required in the unit to cover the system specification, design, simulation, implementation, experimental test, dynamic modelling, control, presentation, and report.
3. A complete cycle of engineering design of advanced power conversion systems is required in the unit to cover the system specification, design, simulation, implementation, experimental test, dynamic modelling, and control.
4. The work of laboratory and projects are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity and strictly follow WHS policy.
5. Independent research is expected in this unit, which requires to seek and utilize the latest technology and development through various resource. High-quality journal papers should be considered as the paramount resource to develop research projects.
6. Oral presentation and professional reporting are expected through the engineering development.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Final Exam No 60.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 3,
2 Lab Skills Yes 8.00 Multiple Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6,
3 Guided Project Yes 16.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
4 Independent Project No 16.00 Week 12 (Friday, 12 pm) 1, 2, 3, 5, 6,
Assessment Description: Lab skills: Laboratory experiments using state-of-the-art power electronic systems of commercial complexity and practicality.

Details of projects and final exam will be given in lectures.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Recommended Reference/s: Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Lecture: Unit introduction and power factor correction
Week 2 Tutorial: Soft switching
Lecture: Soft switching
Week 3 Lecture: Dynamic modeling
Lab: Introduction of equipments and safety
Week 4 Lecture: Dynamic modeling
Lab: Power factor correction (PFC)
Week 5 Lecture: Control for power electronics
Lab: Power factor correction (PFC)
Week 6 Lecture: Control for power electronics
Lab: Zero voltage switching (ZVS)
Week 7 Lecture: Bidirectional power conversion
Lab: Zero voltage switching (ZVS
Week 8 Lab: Guided project of dynamic modeling and control
Photovoltaic power systems - modeling, design, simulation and control
Tutorial: Problem solving and project support
Week 9 Lecture: Photovoltaic power systems - modeling, design, simulation and control
Lab: Guided project of dynamic modeling and control
Week 10 Lab: Guided project of dynamic modeling and control
Lecture: Photovoltaic power systems - modeling, design, simulation and control
Week 11 Tutorial: Guided project of dynamic modeling and control
Lecture: Photovoltaic power systems - modeling, design, simulation and control
Week 12 Tutorial: Project presentation
Lecture: Research project presentation
Assessment Due: Independent Project
Week 13 Tutorial: Problem solving
Lecture: Summary and Q&A
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Electrical (till 2014) 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Bioelectronics) (till 2012) 2012
Electrical (Computer) (till 2014) 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Law 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Power) (till 2014) 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Telecommunications) (till 2014) 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Electrical 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Electrical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Electrical / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
Electrical / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical (Computer) 2015
Electrical / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical (Power) 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) 2015
Software Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Software 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Software / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Software / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Software / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software Engineering (till 2014) 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Engineering 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Engineering (Electrical) 2012
Master of Engineering (Network) 2012
Master of Engineering (Power) 2012
Master of Engineering (Wireless) 2012
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Electrical) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Power) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Power) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 3) No 0%
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 2) No 0%
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 4) No 0%
(4) Design (Level 4) No 0%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 4) No 0%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 4) No 0%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 4) No 0%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.