The 2009 International Future Energy Challenge
the IEEE Power Electronics Spcoety, and
the Power Source Manufacture Association (PSMA)
IFEC 2009 Awards Announced
1. Outstanding Engineering Award, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil ($8k).
2. Outstanding Educational Impact Award, University of Colorado, USA/University of Tokushima, Japan ($3k).
3. Outstanding technical report/presentation award, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil ($3k).
4. Outstanding Teamwork award, University of Colorado, USA/University of Tokushima, Japan ($3k).
5. IES – Outstanding Innovation award, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil ($5k).
6. Honorable Mention To United International University, Bangladesh.
April 6, 2009 New files for download
February 3, 2009
Agenda for Future Energy Challenge Workshop at APEC 2009
August 19, 2008
Guidelines for preparation of the first summary progress report
Due on September 5, 2008
The first summary progress report for 2009 IEEE International Future Energy Challenge is due on September 5, 2008. Failure in submitting the status report may result in disqualification of your team for next rounds. In preparation of your report please take note of the followings:
- The first summary reports are limited to 10 double-spaced, single-column pages total, including all diagrams, attachments, and appendixes. Please do not use any font smaller than size 11.
- Report should clearly outline the organization of the team, support by the higher education institution or industry and the role that each component plays.
- Preliminary simulation and experimental results addressing the pace of progress for each team are to be included.
- Report should include a timeline and list of remaining tasks.
The organizing committee wishes you success and we are looking forward to meeting you in Washington dc during IEEE-APEC 2009.
Chairman, 2009 IEEE-International Future Energy Challenge
June 2, 2008
Topic A&B teams informed of acceptance into the competition
The following schools have been accepted to participate in the 2009 International Future Energy Challenge – Topic A (Integrated starter/Alternator systems):
· Consortia of the University of Colorado at Boulder (USA) and University of Tokushima, Japan
· Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
· United International University, Bangladesh
The following schools have been accepted to participate in the 2009 International Future Energy Challenge – Topic B (Low Cost Wind Turbine Energy Maximizer):
· University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, USA.
· Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
· University of Central Florida, USA.
· Federal University of Ceara, Brazil.
· Consortia of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and East West University, Bangladesh.
· University of Texas at Arlington, USA.
· Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.
· Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany.
· HuaZhong University of Science and Technology, China.
· Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica.
· University of Macau, China.
Congratulations to all accepted teams.
About the 2009 International Future Energy Challenge
International Future Energy Challenge (IFEC) is an international student competition for innovation, conservation, and effective use of electrical energy. The competition is open to college and university student teams from recognized engineering programs in any location. The 2009 competition addresses two broad topic areas:
Topic (A) Integrated Starter/Alternator-Motor Drive for Automotive Applications: The main purpose of this challenge is to conceptualize, design, and develop a 1 kW, 3000 rpm electromechanical energy converter for operating efficiently (not less than 75% at cruising speed) as an alternator and motor. It is also desired to have a (cold) stand still torque of 30 N-m and supposed to reach the speed of 3000 rpm within 3 to 5 seconds.
Topic (B) Low Cost Wind Turbine Energy Maximizer: The objective of this topic is to foster innovation in low power wind turbine generation systems for remote, rural and small urban applications. The goal is to construct a power electronic interface converter for a wind generation system that will support and protect the system operation under all operating conditions; achieve maximum energy transfer when charging a 12V battery over a wide range of wide speeds, without overcharging or damaging the battery; reliably operate without significant user support over many years of use; be a leading edge solution in the areas of performance, reliability, and safety. The design is supposed to be for minimum weight, minimum component cost and count, to achieve reduced high volume manufacturing cost.
Participation is on a proposal basis. Those schools that are interested must submit a proposal no later than May 2nd, 2008. Proposals will be judged by a distinguished panel of volunteer experts from the IEEE and from industry. Schools with successful proposals will be notified by May 12th , 2008. Major sponsor of the 2009 competition is the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS).
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