EE 5707 -- New Course

Tue Apr 28 14:43:54 2009

Approvals Received:
on 04-28-09
by Kyle Dukart
Approvals Pending: College/Dean  > Catalog
Effective Status: Active
Effective Term: 1099 - Fall 2009
Course: EE 5707
UMNTC - Twin Cities
UMNTC - Twin Cities Campus
Career: GRAD
College: TIOT - Institute of Technology
Department: 11122 - Electrical & Computer Eng
Course Title Short: Elec Drives in Sust En Sys Lab
Course Title Long: Electric Drives in Sustainable Energy Systems Laboratory
Max-Min Credits
for Course:
1.0 to 1.0 credit(s)
Laboratory to accompany EE 5705
Print in Catalog?: Yes
CCE Catalog
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Grading Basis: Stdnt Opt
Topics Course: No
Honors Course: No
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom
Contact Hours:
3.0 hours per week
Years most
frequently offered:
Other frequency
Term(s) most
frequently offered:
Component 1: LAB (no final exam)
Progress Units:
Not allowed to bypass limits.
1.0 credit(s)
Financial Aid
Progress Units:
Not allowed to bypass limits.
1.0 credit(s)
Repetition of
Repetition not allowed.
for Catalog:
5705 or & 5705
No course equivalencies
No required consent
(course-based or
000356 - IT grad student
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Sponsor Name:
Ned Mohan
Sponsor E-mail Address:
Liberal Education
this course fulfills:
Other requirement
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  • They employ teaching and learning strategies that engage students with doing the work of the field, not just reading about it.
  • They include small group experiences (such as discussion sections or labs) and use writing as appropriate to the discipline to help students learn and reflect on their learning.
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  • They are offered on a regular schedule.
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  • reflecting on the shared sense of responsibility required to build and maintain community;
  • connecting knowledge and practice;
  • fostering a stronger sense of our roles as historical agents.

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Writing Intensive
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Course Syllabus
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Proposal to Add EE 5707

Submitted by Ned Mohan
March 21, 2009

Proposed Title: Laboratory for Electric Drives in Sustainable Energy Systems

Catalog Description: (1 cr)

Experiments to substantiate concepts discussed in EE5705.

Contact Hours: 2hrs/wk

Course Coordinator:
Ned Mohan
EE/CSci 5-111

The Laboratory Manual will be provided.

Prerequisite by Topics:
Understanding of transformers, dc drives and ac machines and drives under balanced sinusoidal steady state.

Course Objectives:
This Lab course is a separate 1-credit hardware lab course added to complement the lecture course EE 5705. This lab is basically an extension of the lab course EE 4703 that uses DSP-controlled (dSPACE system) Electric Drives.

This lab course complements teaching modern topics in sustainable technologies for optimum operation of electric drives, leading to their analysis, control and modeling using a program such as SIMULINK™.

Course Outcome:
Confirmation in hardware of a comprehensive understanding of how electric drives operate under dynamic conditions, how they ought to be controlled for optimum performance.  

Outline of Experiments:

1.        Getting familiar with the hardware setup

2.        Space Vector Observation

3.        Speed Control of Induction Motor Drives

4.        Voltage Vector Pulse-Width Modulation

5.        Vector Control and modeling of Induction Motor Drives (2 wk)

6.        Direct-Torque Control and Sensor-less Drives

7.        Permanent-Magnet and Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous-Motor Drives

Relationship to Professional Component:
Aimed at graduate students; co-prerequisite EE5705

Relationship to Program Objectives:
Provides in-depth knowledge in the field of electric drives.

Prepared by:  Ned Mohan, Spring 2009