Motor Drive Development for High Speed PM Motor and Associated PCB Design Project
Engineering, IT, Mathematics and Statistics
- This internship is able to cover project costs for both domestic and international students.
- The Industry Partner has implemented appropriate preparations to comply with Federal and State Government requirements regarding COVID-19 safety.
- Due to remote arrangements, this internship is now accepting applications from eligible PhD students nationwide.
ABOUT THE INDUSTRY PARTNER
Conry Tech, whose founders are globally renown for inventing and bringing to market the greatest technological breakthrough in the HVAC industry in the last 40 years, is developing a revolutionary product that will radically impact the HVAC industry globally. Their past inventions have saved over 150million Tons of CO2, and Conry Tech are developing a system that will help drive the industry forward, bring even greater environmental benefits, and contribute towards a more sustainable world.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
- Opportunity to work with Globally renown inventor, whose products have transformed the HVAC industry over the past 40 years.
- Play an integral part in a revolutionary technology that will have a truly global impact.
- Experience a fast moving, start up environment, led by experienced founders who can teach you the skills needed to be successful in either a start up, or a large multinational business.
- Expand your knowledge beyond just the theoretical, into the practical world of manufacturing, working to provide a motor that will be suitable for high volume, automated production processes, that will ultimately be used globally and will save millions of tons of CO2 each year.
RESEARCH TO BE CONDUCTED
An existing design for this drive exists, and is ready to be used in the prototype system, but this research project provides the opportunity to delve more deeply into the design, and determine how it could be further refined, which will correspondingly result in further improvements in what will already become a revolutionary product in the HVAC industry. This is a chance to be involved in some truly ground breaking technologies.
The proposed research entails the following:
- Gain an understanding of the application of the Drive, analyse the existing design, and research ways in which it could be optimised, and developed into a PCB design, for efficiency, cost, and manufacturability.
- Assist with the lab testing of prototype drives, and develop a performance modelling tool, from both calculated and measured results, for the drive.
SKILLS WISH LIST
If you’re a PhD student and meet some or all the below we want to hear from you. We strongly encourage women, indigenous and disadvantaged candidates to apply:
- Experience in the conceptualization, architecture, analysis, modeling and design of drives, with differential signal processing for voltage and current measurement, power factor correction, and harmonic mitigation.
- Knowledge of the the integration of PM motors with drives using speed sensorless control.
- Experience with High current (25A)/high voltage (800Vdc) PCB design, SMD (surface-mount device) PCB design.
- Experience with Electromagnetic Interference and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMI/EMC) design.
- Experience with tools such as CAD, MATLAB, Python, and Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, have strong initiative and stay self motivated.
- Capability to thoroughly investigate technical issues (analytically and hands-on in a workshop environment).
- The desired outcome from this project is a drive design that has been thoroughly analysised, evaluated, and optimised for the current purpose, and able to be put into production in PCB form for the prototype HVAC system being developed.
- In addition, it shall be well documented, simulated and modelled to provide the means to expand upon this design for future projects.
The intern will receive $3,000 per month of the internship, usually in the form of scholarship payments.
It is expected that the intern will primarily undertake this research project during regular business hours and maintain contact with their academic mentor throughout the internship either through face-to-face or phone meetings as appropriate.
The intern and their academic mentor will have the opportunity to negotiate the project’s scope, milestones and timeline during the project planning stage.
Applications are reviewed regularly and this internship may be filled prior to the advertised closing date if a suitable applicant is identified. Early submissions are encouraged.
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