Graduate Colloquium: Electric Propulsion Subsystem for a Parallel-Drive, Formula Hybrid Vehicle

Thursday, February 2 2012 at 3:30 PM

Location: Engineering Physics (EP) 214

Graduate Research Colloquium Fall Semester 2012

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Speaker: Brett Bashford


Abstract of Seminar

Presentation Outline encompasses the description of the Competition, the Competition Events (dynamic and static, the Goals for the electric propulsion sub-system, the Electric propulsion and monitoring equipment, the Testing, and the Data and Control. About the Competition and Goals; New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH, April 30th to May 3rd, 2012, Engage students in sustainable transportation technology, and Create knowledge base for future design teams.


Bio of Speaker

Brett Bashford started his graduate program June 2010 and he is expected to finish May 2012. He works as a TA for ECE 321 and an RA for NIATT Institute working on the formula hybrid car. His Coursework consists of mostly of power study (ECE 427, 523, 525, 526, 527 and 528; non-power: ECE 412). His thesis topic is entitled “Single unit, DC motor controller for ultra capacitor storage source”, with his major advisor is Professor Joe Law.


In the past year, the car had competed in the formula events with a larger engine. This project has been challenging since it requires a complete first iteration of the hybrid car to be completed with off-the-shelf parts before work on the new motor controller and storage system could begin.