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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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Design and implementation of Software Defined Inverter(SDI) using Predictive Functional Control (PFC)

Our goal of the project is to analyze the current and voltage control techniques of the inverter and design an SDI using Predictive Functional Control (PFC). Since PFC uses the sequential approach, it could be very efficiently used with a microcontroller and could be future of SDIs (Software Defined Inverters).

PI controllers are often used to control the current and voltages in a voltage oriented control of a voltage source converter. For tuning PI controllers, there exist several methods e.g Internal model control and symmetrical optimum are the state of the art. Aside from these parameterization methods there exist that has an ability of constraints handling, use of predictions and can provide much ease in implementation is called PFC.

We already have simulated a grid-connected voltage oriented control PFC based inverter and the results are quite unique in comparison with other control techniques.We have attached the PLECS simulation files and a brief report to conclude our findings. Now with the help of two TAPAS boards and an inverter we would like to put our simulation and results into the shape of the real hardware.

We are a group of two Electrical Engineers Ghufran Khan and Adeel Shahid.

  • Ghufran Khan
  • Apr 21 2018
  • Apr 24, 2018

    Admin Response

    this idea will get two TAPAS dev kits

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    April 24, 2018 09:38

    Hey Ghufran and Adeel,

    thanks for your submission! We will provide you two boards and are curious to hear about your progress. :-)
    One of my colleagues will message you shortly.

    Nora @ TAPAS Team

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    June 04, 2018 13:41

    Hi Ghufran and Adeel,

    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 12:24

     Hi Ghufran and Adeel,

    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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