Faculty Advisor

Bitar, Stephen John

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to create a high voltage DC-DC converter for use in inverter applications. Extensive background research was conducted to evaluate existing inverter device functionality. Multiple prototypes were constructed to characterize losses and investigate ways to maximize efficiency. Testing of the final prototype included load testing, thermal characterization, efficiency evaluation, and noise level capture, with mixed results. Further work is required to provide closed loop control, safety shut off and low battery warnings.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2011

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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