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2020-2021 Academic Catalogue 
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EE 460 - Portable Power

Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Credit Hours: 3

Microelectronics has enabled sophisticated electrically powered communications, sensing/ data acquisition, computing, entertainment and positioning systems that are portable. A major challenge is the lifetime, weight, reliability and resupply of the batteries powering these systems. This course examines high-energy-density solutions capable of meeting these enhanced requirements. A laboratory session examines systems efficiencies, energy conversion/storage methods, high efficiency converters/regulators and testing metrics applied as feedback to a systems engineering approach.