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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: 2019 International Future Energy Challenge College Student Competition

编辑: 研究生院 发布日期: 2018-09-28
 

2019 International Future Energy Challenge College Student Competition

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Introduction:
    IFEC is an international student competition for innovation, conservation, and effective use of electrical energy, which is open to college and university student teams from recognized undergraduate engineering programs in any location.
The competition is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power Electronics Society (PELS), Power & Energy Society (PES), Industry Application Society (IAS) and Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA).

Topic:

  • E-drive for a bicycle 


Preliminary Specifications:

  • Input: 48V dc nominal from specified 10Ah battery pack.
  • Output: 3-phase BLDC motor drive; Vout: 36V; Pout: 500W; variable speed.
  • Power Density: >1.5 W/cm3 without fan.
  • Converter temperature rise < 40°C with 500W @ 25°C Ambient Temperature.
  • Judgment criteria will include energy consumption for a typical drive cycles.
     

Participation:
    Participation is on a proposal basis. Those schools that are interested must submit a proposal to the topic chair before the proposal deadline. Each Proposal will be judged by a distinguished panel of volunteer experts from the IEEE and from industry. Schools with successful proposals will be notified and qualified for the rest of the competition. Deadline for each period will be posted on the IFEC website. The finalist teams will be invited to a competition event in summer of 2019.
    There will be a Grand Prize of $10,000 and three additional awards granted at $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 each. Competition will include design aspects, dynamometer testing and riding on race-track.

Important Notice:   

  • Each university can support only one team.
  • Each team should have at least 4 members.
  • Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged.
  • Teams should be composed of primarily undergraduate students( the minimum undergraduate student number is three to qualify for the competition).
  • Graduate students can participate in team to provide high-level support (Up to two graduate students are allowed per team).

Final Competition Location:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Committee:

  • Steering Committee       Qiang Li, Virginia Tech, USA (Chair)
  • General Chair                Giri Venkataramanan, UW-Madison, USA
  • General Co-Chair          Kyle Hanson, UW-Madison, USA
  • Publicity Chair               Bulent Sarlioglu, UW-Madison, USA
  • Finance Chair                Ching-Jan Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

 
Deadlines and Proposal Submission Email Address:
 

  • Workshop at ECCE 2018              September 25, 2018
  • Proposal Deadline                 October 19, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance          December 21, 2018 
  • Workshop at APEC 2019              March 17, 2019 
  • Notification of Finalist            April 22, 2019
  • Final Competition                 July 29-31, 2019