Master Thesis: System Analysis of Wide Bandgap Motor Drives (f/m/div)

Master Thesis: System Analysis of Wide Bandgap Motor Drives (f/m/div)

Master Thesis: System Analysis of Wide Bandgap Motor Drives (f/m/div)

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Do you have an affinity for power electronics and programming and are close to finishing your studies in Electrical Engineering, Robotics or a related field? Infineon Power & Sensor Systems (PSS) delivers future-oriented solutions to provide cutting-edge data transport and to make tools and systems smarter, smaller, lighter and more energy-efficient. Curious? Do not hesitate and apply now!

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Job description

During your thesis project, we expect you to become a growing expert for motor drive systems for the fast-growing market of autonomous robotics. The overall goal of this thesis is the investigation of system losses of a motor drive system consisting of a wide bandgap inverter stage as well as a motor and control unit. This means you will need to acquire some special knowledge and perform dedicated tasks:
  • Knowledge gathering about state-of-the-art motor loss and inverter loss models as well as control strategies for motor drives
  • Development of a loss model based on co-simulation techniques, i.e. coupling Finite Element Method (FEM) simulations with system simulations
  • Implementation of the loss model into an existing simulation framework
  • Validation of the simulation results with real-world experiments
  • Document your results by writing and submitting your Master Thesis
Special focus will be on the analysis of harmonic losses on a low-inductance motor, which is excited by high-frequency pulse width modulation techniques. The loss model should then be used as an adaptation to an already existing motor and inverter model and validated by real-world measurements in a lab environment.

This thesis has to be written in cooperation with an university.

Further Information
Type of employment: Temporary / Full-time (flexible working hours from Monday to Friday between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.)
Duration: min. 8 months

Your Profile

You successfully meet the requirements, if you are a motivated and committed student from the field of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Robotics, Mechatronics or similar. You are best equipped for this task if your profile matches the following criteria:
  • Completed all of your exams
  • Knowledge and experience in power electronics (SPICE), system simulation (Simulink, FEM) and programming (MATLAB, C/C++)
  • Knowledge and experience in practical lab work
  • Communicate well with our international team in English and German
  • Good communication and organizational skills
This position is subject to the collective agreement for workers and employees in the electrical and electronics industry (full-time), employment group D for master students (https://www.feei.at/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/minimum-salaries-white-collar-workers-2024.pdf).

Please attach the following documents (German or English) to your application:
  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Certificate of matriculation at a university
  • Latest Transcript of records (not older than 6 months)
  • Highest completed educational certificate (Matura certificate for Bachelor students, Bachelor certificate for Master students)
  • Reference letter (optional)

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