This Laboratory specializes in basic and applied research and prototype development for new switching power converters, advanced motor drives, and propulsion systems for electric and hybrid vehicles. The experiments and prototypes developed in this lab are applicable to a wide range of industrial manufacturing equipment, consumer products, aerospace systems, and office products.
The lab is equipped with several instrumented power electronic experiment stations, motor drive test beds, and a scaled stationary test bed for hybrid electric vehicle traction system development.
In addition, the lab is equipped with several computers, work stations, and commercial and propriety simulation packages for development of power electronics, motor drive systems, and traction systems from a few watts to multi megawatts.
Furthermore, the lab is affiliated with other specialty labs in mechanical engineering departments at Texas A&M and elsewhere, for multidisciplinary advanced experimental work.