Kylowave Universal Energy Conversion System (K-ECS)

 

 

A multipurpose lab kit that can serve several labs including control systems, power electronics, mechatronics, and renewable energy.

 

 

Renewable Energy and Mechatronics Lab

Projects: 2010

 

 

Platform 1: Hobby Electric Remote Control Car

 

 

Input

Processing

Output

Feedback Loop

Software (Dynamic)

Machine Vision

GPUCV

 

 

 

System Modeling

 

PID controller

Software (Static)

OS Selection

High Level

Remote Communication

Computer Platform Selection

Remote Communication

 

On-Vehicle Interface

 

On-Vehicle Interface

Low Level

Remote Control

Embedded Platform Selection

Motor Driver Interface

 

Hardware (Dynamic)

Sensors

 

 

Hardware (Static)

                                 Add-on Frame

 

Physical (Dynamic)

EMI/EMC

Physical (Static)

Add-on Frame

 
Project 1a: Add-on Frame  
Project 2a: Sensors  

Project 3a: Machine Vision

 

Project 4a: Motor Drive Interface

 

Project 5a: Remote Communication

 

Project 6a: Remote Control

 

Project 7a: EMI/EMC

 

Project 8a: On-Vehicle Interface

 

Project 9a: PID Controller

 
   

 

 

 
 

Platform 2: Renewable Energy

It is our ultimate goal at the University of Ottawa to build a reliable medium size (50-100 kW) wind turbine system based on solid concepts and design, computer simulation, experimental and field tests. Basing on the general dual-rotor concepts, our electrical and mechanical student developed two projects that won two top awards in 2010: the people’s choice award for Technology Venture Challenge: http://techvc.org; and the best Ontario Power Authority (OPA) energy conservation project. Basing on the proven concepts, we are turning this project into a research and development platform that focuses on optimization of performance.

 
Project 1b: Contra-rotating Generator  

Project 2b: MicroHydro Generator

 
Project 3b: Friction Drive System  

Project 4b: Contra-rotating Wind Turbine System

 
Project 5b: Green Gym  
Project 6b: Condition Monitoring of Wind Turbines  
   

Platform 3: Submarine System