APRI0007: Major project in electronics - 2016-2017

Class Schedule

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

1st quadrimester

Wed Sep 21
2 pm


General introduction


MBI, CG, BB (GD, FF)

Class 1 (MAN)

Project management process


MBI

Wed Sep 28
2 pm

Class 2 (MAN)

Initiation phase and planning phase


MBI

Wed Oct 5
2 pm

Workshop 1 (MAN)

Project charter

Project goals, constraints, deliverable, high level plan

MBI

Mon Oct 10
2 pm

Deadline 1 (EMB/ELE)

Presentation of proposed student projects


MBI, CG, BB, GD, FF

Wed Oct 12

Deadline 2 (EMB/ELE)

Final project validation


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Mon Oct 17
1h30 pm to 5h30 pm

Seminar 1

Scientific communication


GD (CG, BB, MBI, FF)

Wed Oct 19
2 pm

Class 3 (MAN)

Risk management


MBI

Wed Oct 26

Deadline 3 (ELE)

Choice of topology and first circuit simulations

The 3-4 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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Wed Nov 9
2 pm

Workshop 2 (MAN)

Project execution plan

Detailed planning and critical path

MBI

Mon Nov 14
2 pm

Workshop 3 (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)

Mon Nov 28

Deadline 4 (MAN)

Planning 


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Deadline 5 (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 (3-4 page report).  

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Deadline 6 (EMB)

Hardware and software architecture

The 3-4 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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Wed Nov 30
2 pm

Class 4 (MAN)

Monitoring and reporting, customer orientation 


MBI

Thu Dec 1
8h30 am

Attention: location R75


Workshop 4 (ELE)

Electronic circuit review
Short presentation of a minimum EMC toolset

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.

Some layout precautions that have to be taken during practical realisation will be explained in a short presentation : "Electromagnetic Compatibility Tips for Power Converters". The goal is to help students to avoid some pitfall during circuit construction.

FF, YP, AH, JA, (CG)

Wed Dec 7
2 pm

Workshop 5 (MAN)

Risk assessment and risk mitigation


MBI

Wed Dec 21

Deadline 7 (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 3-4 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 13
9 am

Workshop 6 (MAN)

Progress and Project status reporting


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

MBI, BB, GD, FF

Mon Feb 20

Deadline 8 (MAN):

Report on Risk assessment and risk mitigation (FMEA)


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Deadline 9 (ELE, LCS)

Feedback design and simulations

The 3-4 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 6
9 am (*)

Workshop 7 (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...).

(*) This workshop could be merged with workshop 8, it has to be confirmed.

GD, FF, YP, AH

Mon Mar 13
9 am

Workshop 8 (MAN)

Progress and Project status reporting

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

MBI, BB, GD, FF

Mon Mar 20

Deadline 10 (ELE)

Closed-loop operation measurements

The 3-4 pages report should include static and transient measurement results. Comparison with simulations should be clearly presented.

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Mon Apr 24
9 am

Workshop 9 (MAN)

Progress and Project status reporting

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

MBI, BB, GD, FF

Workshop 10 (ELE, LCS)

Digital control

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

GD, FF, YP, AH

Mon May 15

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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TBD


Project presentations

Including Project Closure and Lessons learned

ALL


Constraints



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