Project Course Drive Systems and Power Electronics

Module Number: EI7417

Duration: 1 Semester

Recurrence: Winter and Summer Semester

Language: English

Number of ECTS: 6

Procedure and topics:

- Look for one or two interested project partners.

- Find a suitable topic for the project course: Topics are posted on the institute's website or can be inquired with the scientific staff of the institute.

- After consulting with the supervisor you will be registered in TUMonline for the project course.

For further information on precedure and coordination, please contact Daniel Glose.


Professor in charge: Ralph Kennel

Amount of work

Class attendance: 60

Private study: 120

Total: 180


Under supervision project takes are planned, carried out and documented in groups of 2-3 students.

Topics cover current research areas of the institute:

Encoderless control of electrical drives

Modern control strategies for electrical drives (e.g. predictive control, flatness based control, non-identifier based adaptive control, "hardware in the loop" systems)

Renewable energy systems (e.g. photovoltaics and wind energy). The main focus is on solving a practical, engineering-related task that requires teamwork and independet, structured work.

Learning outcome

After attending the module students are able to:

design and optimize controllers for mechatronic drive systems (e.g. DC machines and AC machines in constant flux region and field weakening range, two-mass systems)

know and understand the working principle and application of power electronic actuators and/or independently perform the comissioning drive systems and to analyze and evaluate its operation.


Basic knowledge of:

Control engineering (desirable)

Electronic machines (desirable)

Matlab/Simulink (desirable)

Programming skills in C (desirable)

It is recommended to participate in additon to following moduels:

Electrical Machines, Power Electronics, Advanced Control, Nonlinear Control.


The following teaching materials are used:

Presenations, group work, individual work, experiments (laboratory setups, measurements, etc.)


Fitzgerald, Kinsley Jr. Umans: Electric Machinery, McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 6th edition, 2002.

Bose: Modern Power Electronics and AC Drives, Prentice Hall, 1st edition, 2001.

Schröder: Elektrische Antriebe - Grundlagen, Springer, 4. Auflage, 2009.

Schröder: Elektrische Antriebe - Regelung von Antriebssystemen, Srpinger, 3. Auflage, 2009.

Müller, Ponick: Grundlagen elektrischer Maschinen, Wiley-VCH Verlage, 9. Auflage, 2005.

Teaching and studying methods

In addition to the students' individual learning methods, detailed knowledge development is achieved through experiments in the laboratory.