Power Electronics - Drives & Control Research Lab

Power Electronics - Drives & Control Research Lab provides the facility for simulation, prototype development, and experimental validation of advanced power electronic converters for practical applications like Electric Motor Drives, Converters for Renewable Energy Systems, Microgrid, Power Quality Conditioners, etc. The lab provides an excellent experimental environment for talented students to conduct quality research on power electronics and drives.
The main equipment and drive systems in the lab are :

  • FPGA based Slip Ring Induction Motor Drive Unit
  • FPGA based Squirrel Cage Induction Motor Drive Unit
  • DSP based Three Phase Squirrel Cage Induction Motor Drive Unit
  • DSP based DC Shunt Motor Drive Unit
  • DSP based BLDC Motor Drive Unit
  • DC Motor Speed Controller Set-up with IGBT Chopper
  • DC Motor Speed Controller Set-up with SCRS
  • Single Phase Induction Motor Speed Control Setup using Closed Loop Controller
  • Three Phase Induction Motor Speed Control set-up using Microcontrollers
  • Digital Storage Oscilloscope 50MHz, 1 Channel
  • Digital Storage Oscilloscope 70MHz, 4 Channel
  • Digital Storage Oscilloscope 350MHz, 4 Channel
  • Power Quality Analyser
  • Clamp Meter
  • LCR Meter
High Voltage Lab

High Voltage Lab mainly focuses on researching and developing high voltage testing methods for insulators. The lab is equipped with an advanced test setup to perform various high voltage tests. The key tests which are being conducted in high voltage testing and research lab are Impulse Test(140kV), AC breakdown Test(100kV) &DC Breakdown Test(120kV). The main components of the high voltage test are the HV Test transformer, Measuring Resistor, Connecting Rod, Earthing Rod, HV Silicon Rectifier, Earthing Switch, Impulse Voltmeter, Electronic Trigger Sphere, Sphere gap setup, etc. The current research in this lab focuses on the production of metal nanoparticles and high voltage testing of nanocomposite materials.

Digital Circuits Lab

It provides facilities for doing experiments with Digital ICs like counters, logic circuits, sufficient number of supporting devices like Digital IC trainer kits, CRO, etc.

Electrical Measurements Lab

Electrical Measurements lab aims to provide the basic concepts for measuring the different electrical parameters like voltage, current, power, etc., with precision and calibration of different instruments and impart knowledge on the working of the different types of measuring instruments. This lab is equipped with basic meters for measurement, energy meters, potentiometers, Kelvins double bridge, Flux meter, LVDT, Lux meter, Clamp-on Meter, Phase shifting transformer, and other accessories to facilitate the students perform their experiments to acquire better knowledge. Floor area –140 sq m.

Electrical Workshop

It has facilities to train the students in modern wiring practice, testing of installations, PCB manufacturing, etc. Floor area –120 sq m.

Electrical Machines Laboratory

Electrical Machines Laboratory is well equipped with AC machines (such as induction motor, synchronous motor, alternator, induction generator), DC machines (such as shunt, series and compound motors, and motor-generator sets), all types of transformers, and special electrical machines. Our lab has the facility to do almost all experiments in electrical machines. Also, the students can have a hands-on experience in the winding procedure of machines. DC required in the lab is supplied by a DC generator of 30kW, 220V with a slip ring induction motor of 50HP, 400V as the prime mover. The laboratory is used to carry out student projects and research activities on electrical machines. Floor area – 820 sq m.

Electronic Circuits Lab

This lab is equipped to conduct analog electronic circuits and linear circuits experiments for Electrical and Mechanical students. This lab has Dual Trace CROs, signal generators, stabilized power supply, and IC trainer kits.

Microprocessor and Microcontroller lab

The Microprocessor and Microcontroller lab provides practical experience to familiarise the software and hardware of the Microprocessor and Microcontroller. Students are exposed to the 8085 microprocessor and interfacing of the 8085 microprocessor with other peripherals. Students are also provided with hands-on experiments using 8051 Microcontroller, Arduino Uno, Raspberry Pi, etc. Students are encouraged to do programming in assembly language and Embedded C. They are exposed to various software like Proteus, Keil, Flash Magic, Arduino IDE, etc. Interfacing of microcontrollers with several peripheral devices like a LED, LCD, Sensors, Metres, Buzzer etc is familiarised. Students can also understand how to upload/retrieve data in real-time. Thus the students acquire practical skills sufficient to design and realize the microcontroller-based systems

Power Electronics Lab

Facilities are provided to do experiments on power semiconductor devices, and power control circuits with discrete components and kits are also provided to study the performance of power devices like SCR, DIAC, TRIAC, IGBT, and MOSFET. Final year students can utilize the lab for project work in power electronics. Floor area – 85 sq m.

Control & Simulation Lab

Control System applications have a vital role in the emerging world. So, students have to be exposed to contemporary control system aspects, to understand theoretical material taught in lecture courses with the realities of physical hardware and simulations. To provide this realistic environment Control Systems Laboratory has been set up. This laboratory aims to provide thorough knowledge in the basic concepts of linear control theory and design of control system, to understand the methods of representation of systems and getting their transfer function models to get adequate knowledge in the time response of systems, steady-state error analysis, open-loop and closed-loop frequency responses of systems and to understand the concept of stability of control system. It aids the students to study the compensation design for a control system. This lab consists of DC and AC servomotor, Amplidyne, synchros, PID controller kit with temperature process control, inverted pendulum, and PLC kit. This lab also covers the implementation of control systems using computer tools such as LABVIEW and MATLAB / Simulink.

Power Systems Lab

The power systems lab of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering department is equipped with simulation software like MATLAB and MI Power, which helps the students to conduct load flow studies, short circuit studies, and simulate various power system experiments. Our lab is also equipped with various testing kits which enable the students to do various testing experiments in the field of power systems.

Computer Programming Lab

Computer programming in the C language is considered to be one of the fundamental labs in a student's life. Knowledge of a programming language is a must for an employable personality in the industry, engineering, finance, data analysis, or sports. The C language is one of the most popular programming languages due to its simplicity and easy-to-understand features and functions. Despite the prevalence of higher-level languages, C continues to empower the world. Popular modern-day operating systems and many programming languages are implemented using C. The importance of studying C in programming cannot be understated. C is a very picky language, students are forced to develop good programming practices, and they will get a strong understanding of many fundamental concepts. Combining that with some Object-Oriented understanding, students can do pretty much everything while studying C programming.