Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Publications

Title

A Transistorized Chopper-Inverter Controller For Electric Vehicle Propulsion

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1985

Journal Title

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Control

Volume

IE-32

Issue

4

First Page

422

Last Page

429

DOI

10.1109/TIE.1985.350120

Abstract

An ac electric-vehicle propulsion system employing ultra-high power Darlington transistors is described. The power conditioner consists of a two-quadrant chopper and a six-transistor inverter bridge that feedsa 15-hp 120-V 4-pole 7600-rpm permanent-magnet motor. A functional model of the power conditioner and motor has been built and tested.