Efficient Implementation of Solid State Transformers

Naval Postgraduate School

Overview: The mission of the project is to investigate new switching devices such as SiC and GaN for use in SSTs for their performance, application, reliability, and cost. A smaller, lighter, and reconfigurable power conversion device will provide an alternative to the conventional utility frequency transformers in use. Specifically, a replacement for the Mobile Utility Support Equipment substation transformer would be evaluated.

Responsibilities: Perform electrical measurements, reliability tests or simulations on GaN and SiC power transistors.

Considered Major(s): Electrical Engineering