🎉We can now proudly present the winners of the TAPAS Community Challenge 2018! 🎉
Congratulations to Team "Wireless Charging" (idea 56). We are really excited for all finalists and a really big thank you to all participants for your interest in this challenge!

We got over 200 submissions! 65 ideas got one or more TAPAS boards, 10 submissions were presentation-ready.
And now we have 5 finalists! YEAH 😃 The finalist's idea numbers were 40, 56, 68, 212 and 213.
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Sensorless Control of PMSM

Sensorless Control means that no external position sensor is necessary to control the torque respective the speed of a PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor). We are able to cover the hole range of speed including standstill. For this we use the motor itself as a position sensor. For low voltage applications we use a standard MOSFET inverter. With an TAPAS board we can investigate the influence of the switching frequency to the motor control. At standstill and at low speed the high switching frequency of a wide bandgap inverter is contra productive to our control theory. The goal is to investigate if the output filter of the TAPAS board is a handicap for our control.

Therefore we would equip a 48V motor with a TAPAS board. The test bench for this application has a eddy current brake for applying load. The MOSFET inverter we used for this is a C2000 type from TI. The attached Raspberry Pi could be used to control the motor via a web page.

We will check if we could incite some of our students for this project. Normally we start with our courses in the beginning of March...

To be prepared for some accident a set of three TAPAS boards would be fine. With more than one board we could also do some work in parallel (motor control and raspberry pi topics).

  • Martin Izaak
  • Mar 26 2018
  • Apr 6, 2018

    Admin Response

    This idea will get a TAPAS dev kit.

  • Thomas Polster commented
    March 27, 2018 13:42

    Great idea!

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    April 06, 2018 12:15

    Hey Martin,
    Congrats, you will get a board! Our team will contact you shortly.

    Nora @ TAPAS team

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    June 04, 2018 13:29

    Hi Martin,

    how is it going? Do you need any help regarding the realization of your project?
    Here is just a friendly reminder that submission deadline for your presentation is on 24th of June. :-) We are really excited to see your progress! 
    Please post the progress within your idea board submission.

    PS: We want to do a community call with you! Please use our doodle to find a date which fits best for you. :-)

    Nora @ TAPAS Team

  • Jacqueline Hofmann commented
    June 20, 2018 12:11

    Hey Martin,

    Please keep in mind that the submission deadline for your presentation is on 24th of June! We are already looking forward to seeing how you brought the TAPAS board to life! :-) Remember that you still have time to work on the implementation of your idea after the submission!

    Please upload your presentation and everything you want to share with us in your idea board entry.

    Good luck :-)

    Jacqueline @ TAPAS Team

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