APRI0007: Major project in electronics - 2017-2018

Class Schedule

MAN = Management; ELE = Power Electronics; EMB = Embedded Systems; LCS = Linear Control Systems; SOF = Soft Skills

S1st quadrimester

Mon Sep 18
9 am – 5 pm

Seminar 1 (SOF)

Creativity day
Attention: location id-campus, 5, rue Lambert Lombard, 4000 Liège, Belgique

At the end of the day, the groups will be established around thematic ideas without technical constraints.

This activity is sponsorded by the Association des Ingénieurs de Montefiore.

id-campus, ULg, PSGO, AIM


Mon Sep 25
2 pm

Seminar 2 (SOF)

Ideas generation afternoon
Attention: location id-campus, 5, rue Lambert Lombard, 4000 Liège, Belgique

Ideas generation, constraints presentation and previous year project presentation, ideas selection.

This activity is sponsorded by the Association des Ingénieurs de Montefiore who invites you to a small reception at 5 pm.

id-campus, ULg, PSGO, AIM

Mon Oct 2
2 pm

Class 1 (MAN)

Project management process


MBI

Mon Oct 9
2 pm

Class 2 (MAN)

Initiation phase and planning phase


MBI

Wed Oct 11
9 am

Deadline 1 (EMB/ELE)

Presentation of proposed student projects

Students will present their project in a few slides (pitch). Without feedback from the instructors, the projects will be considered as accepted on Friday Oct 13.

MBI, CG, BB, GD, FF

Mon Oct 16
1h30 pm to 5h30 pm

Seminar 3 (SOF)

Scientific communication

This seminar will explain important rules required when writing technical reports and presentation.

GD (CG, BB, MBI, FF)

Wed Oct 18
9 am

Workshop 1 (MAN)

Project charter

Project goals, constraints, deliverable, high level plan

MBI

Wed Oct 25
9 am

Class 3 (MAN)

Risk management


MBI

Wed Oct 25

Deadline 2 (ELE)

Choice of topology and first circuit simulations

The 3-6 pages report should include Spice simulations with ideal components in the worst case scenario (minimum and maximum input voltage for maximum output power).

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Mon Nov 13
2 pm

Workshop 2 (ELE)

Electronic circuit

The students will present their electronic circuit schematics during the workshop in a face-to-face discussion. A detailed and sufficiently documented schematics of the power electronic circuit must be ready and will serve as a starting point for the discussion.

FF, YP, AH, JA, (CG)

Wed Nov 15
9 am

Workshop 3 (MAN)

Project execution plan

Detailed planning and critical path

MBI

Mon Nov 20

Deadline 3 (MAN)

Planning 


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Deadline 4 (ELE)

Magnetic design

Magnetic design according to reference textbook form ELEC0055; magnetic parameters measurements in the lab facilities; circuit Spice simulations including improved models with magnetic components, losses and semiconductors (3-6 page report).  

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Deadline 5 (EMB)

Hardware and software architecture

The 3-6 pages report should include a well documented block diagram of the hardware and a clear description of the software architecture taking into account time critical constraints.

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Mon Nov 27
2 pm

Seminar 4 (SOF)

Groups follow-up


PSGO, CG, BB, GD, FF

Wed Nov 29
9 am

Class 4 (MAN)

Monitoring and reporting, customer orientation 


MBI

Mon Dec 4
2 pm

Workshop 4 (ELE)

Electronic circuit review

Based on the comment collected during workshop 3, the students will present (in a face-to-face discussion) a reviewed schematics of their circuit that will be used for the practical implementation.

FF, AH, JA, (CG)

Mon Dec 11
2 pm

Seminar 5 (SOF)

BMC afternoon
Attention: location id-campus, 5, rue Lambert Lombard, 4000 Liège, Belgique

Business model canvas (BMC)


id-campus

Wed Dec 13
9 am

Workshop 5 (MAN)

Risk assessment and risk mitigation


MBI

Wed Dec 20

Deadline 6 (ELE/EMB)

Power converter, sensor and actuators validation

The final circuit has to be implemented and critical building blocks have to be validated:

  • the converter has to operate in open loop;

  • the main processor has to be running and has to be able to perform elementary tasks like blinking a led;

  • the output voltage (current) that will be used for the power converter feedback has to be correctly sampled;

The 3-6 pages report should include losses and efficiency measurements of the power electronics circuit operating in open loop. It should include a comparison with the circuit simulations.

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2nd quadrimester

Mon Feb 19
9 am

Workshop 6 (MAN)

a) Progress and Project status reporting



MBI

Mon Feb 19

Deadline 7 (MAN):

Report on Risk assessment and risk mitigation (FMEA)


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Wed Feb 28

Deadline 8 (ELE, LCS)

Feedback design and simulations

The 3-6 pages report should include a simulation (including the feedback loop) with transient perturbations (including steps in the reference set-point).

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Mon Mar 5
9 am

Workshop 7 (ELE, LCS)

Feedback design and simulations

Intermmediate workshop to answer practical questions regarding closed loo (PWM generation, ADC, implementation...).

GD, FF, YP, AH

Mon Mar 12
9 am

Workshop 8 (ELE, LCS)

Feedback design and simulations

The student will present the power converter control strategy and explain the analysis they did to validate it (sampling frequency, processing time needed, duty-cycle generation, stability...).

GD, FF, YP, AH

Mon Mar19
9 am

Workshop 9 (MAN)

b) Progress and Project status reporting

Cost, time, risk and change. Update of the risk assessment (FMEA)

Attention: students présentations will be filmed and feedback will be given to them by the PSGO team.

MBI, CG, BB, GD, FF, PSGO

Mon Mar 19

Deadline 9 (ELE)

Closed-loop operation measurements

The 3-6 pages report should include static and transient measurement results. Comparison with simulations should be clearly presented.

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Fri Mar 30

Deadline 10 (EMB, ELE, LCS)

System modules interaction check

All system modules (DC/DC, microprocessor, motor...) of the system have to operate together. The goal is to detect interaction issues early before the final deadline. A one page report is required that just lists the observed problems and the proposed solutions to be discussed during the next workshops.


Mon Apr 16
9 am

Workshop 10 (MAN)

c) Progress and Project status reporting

Cost, time, risk and change. Update of the risk assessment (FMEA)

Attention: students présentations will be filmed and feedback will be given to them by the PSGO team (if it was not possible during workshop b) ).

MBI, CG, BB, GD, FF, PSGO

Workshop 11 (ELE, LCS)

Digital control

The student will present the issues they encounter for the implementation of the feedback loop.

GD, FF, YP, AH

To be defined

Visit 1

CE+T Power
http://www.cet-power.com/


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Wed May 16

Deadline 11 (EMB/ELE/MAN)

Final report

The final report should include all relevant information for the ELE, EMB, LCS and MAN parts, including theoretical and experimental results comparison. All motivations of any critical choices affecting the final design should be explained. Target report length: between 40 and 60 pages.

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To be defined


Project presentations

Including Project Closure and Lessons learned
From 9h to 10h40 (location: 1.18): each group will present its project (slideshow) during maximum 20 minutes, then 5 minutes will be dedicated to questions and answers.
From 10h40 to 12h30 (location: R100): practical demonstrations.

ALL


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