ūüéČWe can now proudly present the winners of the TAPAS Community Challenge 2018! ūüéČ
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 ūüėÉ The finalist's idea numbers were 40, 56, 68, 212 and 213.
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Direct Instantaneous Torque Control of an Aerospace Switched Reluctance Machine

The aim of this project is to develop a new Direct Instantaneous Torque Control (DITC) of an aerospace Switched Reluctance to minimize its inherent torque ripple and improve the system efficiency. The technical set-up is presented in figure 1 attached below.  The proposed control scheme involves simple torque estimation, torque distribution, torque regulation, and PWM generation strategies to appropriately control the switches in a half-bridge asymmetric converter connected to the machine. We have simulated the system and the results obtained depicted that the control method ensures accurate reference tracking, improved efficiency, and a very good torque ripple reduction capability without compromising the system’s reliability and robustness. Our idea will be implemented in a step-by-step guide, schematics, and plan.

Hardware implementation and analysis of the system using two TAPAS boards will increase our experimental flexibility and accuracy in addition to a reduction in implementation cost. We are working as a team of three: Najib Dankadai, Dr. Dave Atkinson, and Dr. Stephen McDonald.

  • Najib Dankadai
  • May 3 2018
  • May 8, 2018

    Admin Response

    this idea will get two TAPAS dev kits

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    May 08, 2018 11:08

    Hi Najib, 

    thanks for your submission.
    We want to provide you and your team two TAPAS boards.
    One of my colleagues will message you shortly.

    Nora @ TAPAS team

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    June 04, 2018 13:57

    Hey Najib,

    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 12:42

    Hi Najib,

    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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