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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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Identification and compensation of nonlinear switching effects

The TAPAS development board should help to understand the nonlinear and parasitic effects and voltage losses of the inverter at high switching frequency. It should be evaluated how the nonlinear effects can be identified in context of electrical machine applications and how they can be effectively compensated.

  • Simon Wiedemann
  • Apr 10 2018
  • Apr 24, 2018

    Admin Response

    this idea will get two TAPAS dev kits

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    April 16, 2018 07:20

    Hi Simon!
    Thanks for your submission. Can you please give us more details about your idea/project?
    You can orientate yourselfe by our tipps (see below).

    Nora @ TAPAS team
    How you should describe your idea

    • What is the goal of your project?
    • How does the technical set-up look like?
    • How do you want to implement your idea? (step-by-step guide, schematics, plan, video or presentation will help!)
    • Are you working in a team? List the names of your team members.
    • How many TAPAS boards will you need for your project?

  • Simon Wiedemann commented
    April 18, 2018 07:55

    Hello Nora,

    in addition to the details above, it should be evaluated how the nonlinear distortions
    affect the control performance of an electrical machine and to which extend they deteriorate
    a machine identification during a start-up. Since the utilized wind-band-gap semiconductors are mainly used to operate at high frequency, the distortions will be comparatively high, this needs to be investigated in more details. The setup should be used from university students and shall consist of one TAPAS board which should be used to operate an electrical machine (as well as laboratory equipment such as power supplies, scopes etc.). Ideally, it would be helpful to utilise a second tapas board to drive a load machine in order to emulate different driving scenarios.

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    April 24, 2018 09:47

    Hey Simon,

    thanks for your answer. We will provide you two TAPAS boards and are curious to know about progress. One of my colleague will message you shortly.

    Nora @ TAPAS Team

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    June 04, 2018 13:33

    Hi Simon,

    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 12:30

     Hi Simon,

    Don't forget that the submission deadline for your presentation is on 24th of June! We are already curious to see the results of your project :-) Keep in mind that you still have time to work on the implementation of your idea after the submission!

    Please post your project visualization and all related documents within your idea board entry :-)


    Jacqueline @ TAPAS Team

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