Credits: 3

Semesters Offered

Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024

Additional Course Information

Prerequisite: completion of ENEE303 with a minimum grade of a "C-" and senior standing in Electrical or Computer Engineering. Recommended prerequisites: ENEE476, ENEE475, ENEE408K, or ENME408.

Course Description: An advanced laboratory course, with the purpose of designing a formula type electrical car with the objective of participating in Formula SAE competition. This is a systems level laboratory course, which will eventually use a combination of off-the-shelf components. The major components inside the electric car include electric motor, power inverter, drive circuit, battery, battery management system, sensors and encoders and charger. The course will provide various hands-on experiences involving different experiments on motors, inverters, dc/dc converters, and their overall integration, verification and testing on the environment of a real car. Through this laboratory course, the students will be exposed to the iterative design process forrealizing better system performance.