Annamacharya Institute of Technology & Science - Power Electronics

Power Electronics

Power electronic circuits are now-a-days essential for a whole array of consumer and industrial electronics products. At the low power end, these may include switched-mode regulated power supplies for hand-held devices, TVs, light fittings, computers and other entertainment systems. At the high power end, there are diverse industrial applications in high voltage DC transmission, grid connections for wind generators and PV systems, Power supplies for telecommunication equipment, welding, furnaces, and smelting;

Power electronic converters for variable-speed drives in automotive and railway traction and accessories, in steel rolling, textile, paper rolling mills, machine tools, robotic, disk and other automation drives, ship propulsion and positioning, aircraft actuators and navigation, to name a few. Electronic processing of electrical power for these applications also provides the means to control these processes to obtain certain desirable goals such as energy efficiency, better product quality and accurate control of the processes

With advent of power semiconductor devices, revolution taking place in Power Transmission, Distribution and Utilization. This courses introduces the concepts of advanced power semiconductor devices, various power converters and their analysis, Power Electronic applications to DC/AC Drives Control and Operation and Control of Power Systems.

The labs are well equipped with state-of-the-art equipment obtained from quality manufacturers.

Power Converters Lab:

A well developed lab with equipment like Converters , i.e Rectifiers, Inverters , Choppers ,Dual converters and Cyclo-converters which are used to control the various drives i.e PMDC Motor ,Induction Motor ,Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor etc.

Electrical Systems Simulation Lab:

Equipped with independent latest Computer Systems and Software like P-spice and MATLAB in addition to Power System Software Modules. This lab has the capacity of conducting in-house projects. The research activities of the staff are also encouraged.