Practical Training - Design and Implementation of an Inverter for RC Model Cars

Institute of Robust Power Semiconductor Systems

In this team work, an inverter for RC model cars will be designed, built and put into operation. The tasks involve component selection, circuit simulation, schematic creation, layout edition, construction, debugging and testing both on the computer as well as in the laboratory.

Course of studies 4th Semester, B.Sc. Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik Universität Stuttgart
Goals In this course, students learn the full design and manufacturing process of power electronic systems. In the framework of this course, the students develop a DC/AC inverter for the control and power supply of a brushless DC motor in an RC model car. The circuit boards developed by the students will be manufactured, the system assembled and put into operation. At the end of the course, they are to be installed in the RC car.
Contents and schedule
  • Introductory event (introduction about the properties of the RC model car, the basics of power electronics and circuit design)
  • Self-work with consultation from the lecturer
  • Intermediate Design Review (IDR)
  • Final Design Review (FDR) and release for production
  • Several appointments for construction, production and measurement
  • Final presentation

Location Universität Stuttgart, Campus Vaihingen 
Pfaffenwaldring 47, room 1.161 
Number of Participants 3 groups of 4 students each. 
Registration The registration is through C@mpus and will lead to a place on the waiting list. The final participants will be notified in the beginning of the lecture period.
SWS 2 in summer term 
Registration period Until 04-01-2023
Start of the course

Important: the course will start in the second week of the lecture period of the summer term 2023 (no appointment in the first week)!

A flexible date within the second lecture week of the summer term 2023. 



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Mathias Weiser


Research Assistant

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