🎉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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Power Control for Grid Connected Power sources including Renewable with the help of SDI’s


  • We agree that SDI’s are the future, we would like to use software to define the inverter characteristics and control grid power.
  • After realizing the potential of VFDPC (Virtual Flux Direct Power Control) in our simulations in PLECS we would like to implement the idea in real life. TAPAS board seems to be the ideal board to prototype this Idea.
  • to achieve Robust and Fast Control of Active and Reactive Power fed to the grid.
  • To implement VFDPC  using direct power control.
  • Minimizing harmonics by using flux instead of voltage.
  • Generating PWM for switching IGBT without using any modulator.
  • Control of power for weak grids.
  • To create a User Interface using Raspberry PI which is integrated in TAPAS board.
    • Display of Values: Active Power, Reactive Power, Voltage and current.
    • To use this interface to control the required parameters
    • To make the input simple so that even a Lay Man can use it


Technical Setup


  • Solar Panel/DC Source to represent the power generation/Input. Connected to the Tapas Board as Source.
  • HMI to display the parameters and to accept the input by the user.

How will we Implement our Idea?

  • By the using the TAPAS board we will connect our source voltage to the inverter.
  • We would like to regulate the parameters by implementing our technique in the TAPAS board
  • We would also like to connect different loads to act as grid in our project for which we would be needing another TAPAS board.

Group Members: Engr. Bassam Riaz, Engr. Muhammad Zeeshan Qureshi, Engr. Ehsan Nadeem Khan

We are currently enrolled in Masters of Electrical engineering in Germany

  • Ehsan Khan
  • Apr 21 2018
  • Apr 24, 2018

    Admin Response

    This idea will get two TAPAS dev kits.

  • Ehsan Khan commented
    April 21, 2018 14:16

    We would be needing two Boards, to connect and simulate the source (Power Plant) and load (Grid).


    Thank you in advance.

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    April 24, 2018 09:36

    Hey Ehsan (and team),

    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

  • Ehsan Khan commented
    April 24, 2018 10:03

    Hi Nora,

    Thank you for approving out idea, we csnt wait for the boards to arrive so we can start our work.

    Waiting for your colleagues message. Thank you in advance.

    Best Regards,

    Ehsan and team

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

    Hey Ehsan & team,

    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 12:23

    Hey Ehsan & team,

    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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