III. Power Electronics Laboratory
The Power Electronics Laboratory is specialized in control, electrical and electronic simulation and electronic design.
- Instrumentation and Control. Focused on the development of control systems, communications and monitoring facilities, test benches and equipment already developed.
- Power Electronics. Focused on the development of equipment customized for hydrogen systems and fuel cells. The development of embedded and ad-hoc instrumentation and control equipment is included in this area.
Instrumentation and Control
- Software tools for programming of SCADA systems, PLCs and microcontrollers.
- Design tools and rapid prototyping PCB for the design and development of printed circuit boards.
- Small equipment for measuring electrical and electronic parameters, such as oscilloscope, calibrated multimeter, high precision voltmeter, network analysers, LCR meter.
- Equipment for the verification of industrial communication networks through data network tester, fieldbus tester and loop calibrators.
- Software Matlab-Simulink for simulating static and dynamic systems in order to model and estimate optimal operation strategies.
- HIL (hardware in the loop) simulations for validating both converter topologies of power electronics and embedded control cards.
- Control design both software and hardware, microcontrollers (µC), ARM, digital signal processors (DSP) and FPGA.
- Advanced software for the simulation and optimization of the operation and control of power electronics systems (PScad, Matlab, Tomlab).
- SCADAs development: remote control via internet, mobile applications and data mining.
- Development of advanced control algorithms: algorithms of control, PID control, fuzzy logic and predictive control.
- PCB design and prototyping: schematic, prototype fabrication, welding, testing PCB boards.
- Validation of power converters: characteristic curves, efficiency tests, thermography studies and tests simulating weather conditions.
- Testing Hardware In the Loop (HIL).